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Leadership In Tech Episode 68: Interview With Douglas Laux (Part 2 of 2)

This is the second of two episodes where Zac and Errol interview a very special guest, Douglas Laux. Doug is a former CIA case officer, joins Zac and Errol to discuss his book and his time in the CIA, JSOC, even when he worked with DHL the trucking/logistics company. They talk about stories from his NY Times Best Selling book “Left of Boom: How A Young CIA Case Officer Penetrated the Taliban and Al-Qaeda” and they compare them to time that Errol spent overseas as well.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 67: Interview With Douglas Laux (Part 1 of 2)

This is the first of two episodes where Zac and Errol interview a very special guest. Douglas Laux, a former CIA case officer, joins Zac and Errol to discuss his book and his time in the CIA, JSOC, even when he worked with DHL the trucking/logistics company. They talk about stories from his NY Times Best Selling book “Left of Boom: How A Young CIA Case Officer Penetrated the Taliban and Al-Qaeda” and they compare them to time that Errol spent overseas as well.

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Leadership In Tech Episode 65: Comparing Cultures, Pt. 2

Our last episode before Thanksgiving, “Comparing Cultures, Pt. 2”, Errol talks more about his time in the FBI. From discussions on the culture, and not the people, being a cause of some of the issues, to more stories about different leaders and ways of handling yourself in the FBI’s culture of ‘no’.

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Leadership In Tech Episode 63: The Best of Season 2

In this week’s episode, our producer Paul Maslany takes us through highlights from episodes from season 2 that he selected personally. Listen in as he narrates each episode’s clips with a behind-the-scenes take on what was going on with each episode, and what made them stand out when he selected them.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 57: Below Zero: Leadership Training with The Wim Hof Method

In today’s episode the guys dive back into The Wim Hof Method, and how applicable it can be to leadership or life in general. They also discuss some examples of not having a way to deal with emotions or “fires” as Errol puts it.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 56: The Accountability Funnel, Part I

In the 56th episode of the series, the 2nd episode from season 3, the guys talk about some of the main topics for this season. They start off with the accountability funnel, and how leaders should handle accountability. They explore what the definition of it is, and what it means to different people.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 38: Interview with Brandon Powell

In our ninth episode of Season 2, Zac and Errol are thrilled to go off script and speak with Brandon Powell, an interesting and inspiring individual. Brandon is the owner of Dojo Body and Mind, based out of Charlotte, NC. He is a martial arts aficionado, specializing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Thai boxing, boxing, Kung Fu, Sanshou, and stick and knife fighting. Most notably, Brandon is a 1st generation internationally certified Wim Hof Method instructor. Brandon considers The Wim Hof Method a human technology, and the ultimate health and wellness self defense to maintain strength and vitality. Listen in as Brandon shares his perspectives and experiences working with all types, from the investment banker, to the housewife, to the coder or programmer and everything in between! 

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Leadership in Tech Episode 37: Interview with Paul Singh

Errol and Zac are excited for episode 37, an interview with Paul Singh. Paul is the founder of Results Junkies, whose mission is to grow start ups and small businesses, everywhere else. Paul is a dad, an entrepreneur, a speaker, and an investor who recently traveled the United States with the goal of meeting as many entrepreneurs as possible, and understanding what it is like to build companies in smaller markets. Paul believes that tech entrepreneurship is everywhere, you don't have to travel or relocate to the Silicon Valley or major markets to find success, and every company is a technology company today.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 35: Interview with Steve Acho

In episode 35, Zac and Errol are joined by technology staffing executive, author, and musician Steve Acho.  Steve manages a staffing technology company, Soltice Consulting Group, and a technology staffing product, Shortro. Steve evangelizes the use of technology to be more human, and helping "change the conversation" in the market, so that organizations can find better fits, and job-seekers and find more meaningful work.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 32: Even Tiger Woods Has a Coach!

In our sixth episode of Season 2, Errol and Zac review Zac's progress in 1 on 1 leadership coaching with Errol. Zac explains some of his hesitations early on in the process, especially showing the vulnerability to submit to the coaching process. In the end, Zac came to the understanding that the changes he needed to make to become a better leader were small, but the result of making those changes had a huge impact on himself and his business.

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Season 2 Episode 27: Welcome Back!

Welcome back to Season 2! The more things change the more they stay the same. In this episode, you'll hear an update about what Zac and Errol have been up to since Season 1 wrapped in June. You'll also get to hear their vision for Season 2. The technology industry has been fraught with leadership failures, seemingly one after another; situations like The Google Memo, or Uber. Silicon Valley has grown at a fast and furious pace, and there is a clear need for focus on leadership in technology to catch up with all of the advancement.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 24: Grit!

This week, Zac and Errol discuss GRIT The Power of Passion and Perseverence, a New York Times bestseller by pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth which shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” Errol and Zac exchange their own experiences with grit, whether it be Errol grinding through BUDs training to become a SEAL, or Zac putting in the work and problem solving his way to the top of his field as a software developer. 

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Leadership in Tech Episode 22: Can You Be Friends With Your Employees?

This week Errol and Zac talk about whether or not as a leader, you can be friends with your employees.  It's a leadership lesson that every good leader has to learn and the answer isn't simple. According to Errol there is a difference between being friendly and having friendships with subordinates, and it all comes down to maintaining an effective separation. 

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Leadership in Tech Episode 21: Working to Your Level of Capability with James Costa

This week Errol and Zac are joined by James Costa, Founder and CEO of remote based design and development agency Phuse.ca.  James' passion for leadership in technology shines through in Episode 21 as the guys discuss important topics including gender diversity and the need for more women in leadership, remote teams, work-life balance, psychological safe zones, and culture.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 17: Gratitude with Mark Billows

Mark Billows, creator extraordinaire, joins Errol and Zac this week for episode 17. Mark, who works as a freelance creative director, dives into the topic of leadership and shares poignant thoughts on the topic as it relates to advertising, technology, or virtually any other field. According to Mark, the default operating system of leadership should be gratitude. Leaders today need to change their perspective from mere expectations to an understanding and appreciation of both effort and attention.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 16: Certified vs. Certifiable

This week Errol and Zac discuss the value of obtaining extra certifications and degrees in your professional field. Errol recently received his certification in Executive Coaching under Marshall Goldsmith, and Errol and Zac firmly believe no matter what your experience level, there is always someone to learn from.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 15: Culture, A Success Story

Errol and Zac are excited to present Episode 15: Culture, A Success Story. This week, they interview Pete Welling and Brad Kramer, both employees of CA Technologies, an IT company that helps their customers turn great ideas into business outcomes through app development and IT innovation. Pete and Brad walked Errol and Zac through the relationship between business and IT at CA Technologies, and how it has evolved into a model for successful culture in business today. 

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Leadership in Tech Episode 14: SMACC: Situation - Mission - Action - Command - Control

This week Errol and Zac identify the SMACC Process, a crucial decision making process that can be applied to business, technology, or any aspect of life. SMACC: Situation - Mission - Action - Command - and Control is a cognitive process used to guide decision making. SMACC helps to define and clarify issues, and determine what, if any, actions are necessary.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 12: Find Your Why with Jen Lew

Zac and Errol are excited to share the first guest feature episode of the Leadership in Technology Podcast. Jen Lew, founder of North Fork Marketing and Design is a charismatic, driven, and energetic business woman whose ability to adapt to new challenges is a quality we should all strive to attain.

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