The podcast explores leadership topics with current and former people managers. We'll share insights and stories from the trenches. 

The Host: Davidson Young is a leadership coach and development consultant. 

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Send your questions or comments to hello @ davidsonyoung.com 


Leadership Habits with Mike Saporito

Mike Saporito, Co-Founder of SmartHabit, joins us to discuss the importance of creating small but impactful habits. It's important to start by understanding the needs of the business and the team. Then you can use nudges to take action to implement the habits. 

Learn more about Mike on LinkedIn, www.linkedin.com/in/mikesaporito, and at www.SmartHabit.com

 

 


Leading Innovation with Hugh Molotsi

Hugh Molotsi advises several start-ups in Silicon Valley. Prior to his current venture, Hugh had a successful career at Intuit Inc., the company that develops TurboTax and Quickbooks. He led large engineering teams and was VP of Intuit Labs. Hugh and I discuss what leaders can do to create the space and condition for their teams to innovate. Hugh also shares his thoughts on what kills innovation.

Learn more about Hugh on LinkedIn and follow his blog at www.blog.hughmolotsi.com


Leadership in The Game of Thrones with mira ringler

Pop culture offers a lot of leadership lessons. One of our favorite shows is the Game of Thrones - the epic series on HBO. Mira Ringler and I discuss the notable leaders in the series including Jon Snow and Tywin Lannister. Please note that there are spoilers! 

Mira Ringler is an executive coach, leadership consultant & facilitator who works with clients to maximize their personal competitive advantage by focusing on their professional presence, leadership style & interactions with others. 

Learn more about Mira on LinkedIn.


What it means to be a fire captain with john sitar

John Sitar is a Fire Captain for the City of Ontario in Southern California. Learn how he leverages his team's strengths during fires and the importance of knowing what your team members like to eat. 


Leading Through Tough Times with Richard Obernesser

Richard is a former executive in the housing and development industry. We discuss the time when the industry was hit hard by the burst of the housing bubble. How do you lead through those difficult situations? 

Richard is currently an executive coach and consultant based in Seattle. You can learn more about Richard at www.ob1coaching.com


Empathy and Leadership with Anna Davda

Anna Davda and I discuss the importance of "giving a damn" for leaders. We talk about how to demonstrate empathy and show your team members that you care. 

Anna is currently a Learning and Development Manager at Google. She's also a board member at Living Jazz.

 


"So You Want To Be A Boss" with Kelly Studer

In this episode, Kelly and I discuss the essential skills for people managers, the difference between a manager and a leader, and how to empower your team.

Kelly's experience includes leadership roles at SalesForce.com and Google. She recently had her own career coaching practice. She worked with ambitious mid-career professionals to find more fulfillment, success, and happiness in their careers and become high performing rockstars. Kelly is currently exploring her next adventure.  

Learn more about Kelly on Linkedin


Authenticity and Leadership Brand with Mira Ringler

In this episode, we discuss the importance of authenticity in leaders. Also, who's more authentic - Donald Trump or Carly Fiorina?

Mira Ringler is an executive coach, leadership consultant & facilitator who works with clients to maximize their personal competitive advantage by focusing on their professional presence, leadership style & interactions with others. 

Learn more about Mira on LinkedIn.