Posts tagged leadership
Leadership In Tech Episode 59: What's Your Culture?

What is your culture? How does your personal culture affect others? How often are they forced into your culture? Do you transfer your personal culture to work? You’d be surprised at the answers to these, and more.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 58: Harnessing Your Intuition

Today the guys discuss intuition and being a good example as leader. They touch on acting on impulses, and off of emotions. How can we use our emotions, and intuition, and turn them into a process that will be effective regularly? Is there a way you could have done better? Ask yourself that every day, and make sure that as leader your behavior exemplifies the behavior you want in your employees!

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Leadership In Tech Episode 49: Process, Pace, and Prioritization: An Interview with Marcus Blankenship

This week we interview another like mind: Marcus Blankenship! A self described ‘Technical Leadership Consultant and Trainer’ who is a fellow cultivator of leadership in technology!

Today Zac and Errol hammer home our main ideas and reiterate what they have set as the bedrock of their development, exploring the intertwining areas of technology and leadership, how they come together, and how to rise to your position when the time comes to be a leader of tech!

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Leadership in Tech Episode 47: The War Of Art, Part 1

Today, Zac and Errol will begin discussing the book The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.  They dive into it in detail, discussing his ideas of resistance and how they affect not only individuals, even themselves, but teams in tech and everywhere else as well. By being prepared with a contingency plan to start as we’ve covered previously, you can learn how to avoid resistance and accomplish the best possible results.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 31: You Fired Your Top Tech Talent: Happy or Hopeless?

In our fifth episode of Season 2, Zac and Errol are back to talk about issues that plague technology teams every single day. They reviewed two articles: the first, an article titled: "We fired our top talent. Best decision we ever made." published on Medium's Free Code Camp. The second article is a written response to the first, titled: "You Fired Your Top Talent, I Hope You're Happy." This week you will hear Errol and Zac weigh issues like the difference between taking pride in your work and getting overly emotionally evolved, as well as a breakdown of positive and negative qualities that are rewarded on software development teams depending on culture.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 26: The Daily Question

In this week's episode Errol and Zac discuss the idea of the daily question, or questions, to be more accurate.  Whatever you care about, whatever you want to improve, or whatever you want to know if you even need to improve, should all turn into your daily questions. They are the way you can make sure you are consciously trying to do something or improve something on a regular basis, and to keep track of your success while doing it. 

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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 23: Providing Proper Guidelines and Enforcing Accountability

This week Errol and Zac pickup where they left off with Zac's one on one leadership training. Together, they reviewed the results of Zac's 360 assessment, and determined Zac needs improvement in providing guidelines and accountability for his team. Listen in as Errol gives some great tips on how to improve in these areas without seeming overbearing or militaristic. 

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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 20: Interview with David Amerland

We are proud to share our twentieth episode, a no holds barred interview with international speaker, author, and business journalist David Amerland. Together David, Zac, and Errol explore facets of leadership in both the business world and the tech world. David, who is a global strategy adviser, blogger, and contributor, is also the author of soon-to-be released book The Sniper Mind, as well as several other books including SEO Help, and The Social Media Mind. 

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Leadership in Tech Episode 19: 1 On 1 With the Boss

This week, Zac demonstrates courage, humility, and discipline by submitting himself to 1 on 1 leadership training with Errol.  Episode 19 marks the first installment in this process, which will be profiled during podcast episodes over the next several months. Witness, first hand, as Zac and Errol embark on the process of growth and self improvement.

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Leadership in Tech Episode 18: Will AI Take Over the World? (feat. Ray Plante)

Ray Plante, a Platform Architect at NaraLogics joins us this week to discuss Artificial Intelligence. Will AI take over the world? According to Ray, that depends on the us. Leadership will drive the success and ultimate risks associated with AI: it's up to business leaders and teams within organizations to make decisions about what to implement, and to be wise about what types of problems we solve with AI.

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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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