Posts tagged technology
Leadership in Tech Episode 64: Comparing Cultures, Pt. 1

In today’s episode Zac and Errol compare the cultures of the FBI and the Navy SEALs, concentrating more on the FBI and different problems he encountered in that culture. This is part one of a 2 part series comparing the cultures, with part 2 concentrating on the positive aspects of the FBI culture.

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Leadership In Tech Episode 62: Are You A Good 'Culture Fit'?

The guys discuss a topic they saw in an article online on Medium about employers using the term Culture Fit as a codeword for sexism, or basically any non-legitimate reason to not hire someone. Hear how it relates to their own experience with workplace culture and hiring practices from Zac’s tech experience to Errol’s description of SEAL culture.

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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 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 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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Leadership in Tech Episode 28: Interview with David Amerland

In Episode 28, our second episode of Season 2, Zac and Errol are joined by special returning guest, renowned author, analyst, and speaker David Amerland. David is the author of soon-to-be released book The Sniper Mind: Eliminate Fear, Deal with Uncertainty, and Make Better Decisions. Zac, Errol, and David also dive in to the recent controversy surrounding The Google Memo and the impact on leadership in technology.

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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 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 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 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 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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