If you ever wanted to know a little more about me – and my leadership style and challenges – here’s your chance.

I was honored and thrilled when Jim Rembach invited me to join him for a chat on his FastLeader Show. I’ve known Jim for a few years; he’s a great guy, and he knows his stuff. And he knows how to host a fun podcast. It was an energetic conversation from the moment we started!

Jim’s interviewing format is unique. He starts with the interviewee’s bio: his approach is to not just list what you’ve done; it’s more about who you are and what makes you, well, you. From there, he delves into leadership beliefs and then into the all-important story or challenge that made you who you are as a leader. He follows that up with your epiphany and what you did to overcome your leadership challenge.

In closing, he does a hump day hoe down. It’s as fabulous as it sounds… six questions, in rapid succession, with a spin toward advice for other leaders or aspiring leaders. Questions include:

  • What’s holding you back as a leader?
  • What’s the best leadership advice you’ve ever received?
  • What’s one secret to your success?
  • and more!

To listen to our interview, please set aside about 20 minutes, and click here.

A couple of noteworthy things, according to Jim, that I said during this interview, include:

  • Speak your mind; your opinion matters.
  • When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
  • Do your homework, and be prepared.
  • Actions speak louder than words.
  • Leadership is about a lot of different things.
  • You can only blame yourself for where you are today versus where you want to be.

There’s one thing I said that didn’t make the final podcast cut, but I think it’s worth mentioning. Jim asked about how I balance all the things on my plate. My response/advice was to prioritize and to…

  • Always make time for things that are important to you.

Hope you enjoy our conversation!

The supreme quality of leadership is integrity. -Dwight Eisenhower