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No one wants to work for an intolerable grump.
And the truth is, few will.
Yet, even the kindest, most beloved of leaders find themselves in a position at times when they must make difficult and unpopular directional shifts.
In fact, if you aren’t being disliked on occasion, you’re probably not much of a leader.
Join Michael and Jim as they dive into this challenging topic of leading successfully through controversial and uncomfortable decisions.
Could your company benefit from a dramatic boost in productivity?
Would you like to increase your own ability to make the most of each and every day?
If so, listen in as Michael and Jim share the productivity boosting concept of “Clutch Time”, which is a lesson learned many years ago on a farm far away.
This episode will change the way you approach your work habits from here on out. It will also provide you with a powerful way to inspire your team to greater success.
Every business launches with great expectations.
Yet, oftentimes it doesn’t take long for the daily grind, extraordinary pressures and recurring disappointments of leading a venture to take its toll on even the hardiest of entrepreneurs.
Are you finding yourself a little burned out with your business?
People who don’t understand what’s at stake will say, “Just do something else.”
Michael and Jim will share with you insights and strategies based on real life experience that will actually help you fall in love with your business all over again.
When you lead alone, you greatly reduce your odds of being successful as a leader.
Even leaders are safer and stronger travelling in packs. This is especially true if they share their unique journey with other like minded, high responsibility bearing professionals.
Join Michael and Jim as they discuss the many virtues of being part of a leadership peer group.
They also share the secrets to making these groups strong, and how to start one from the ground up. This is much more than tactics, this is life-changing advice.
As a leader, how many times have you asked yourself this question:
“Am I the only one here who cares?”
If you’re like most business leaders or entrepreneurs, this is a question posed often.
But, is it healthy for us to be in this mindset? Will it destroy our team and our ultimate goals for success?
Join Michael and Jim as they explore this topic and offer one powerful word that will forever change the way you think about your employees.
Recruiting and developing strong people is the most critical and challenging job for most leaders.
Equally difficult is the task of knowing when to let those employees go who don’t seem to be fully embracing the opportunity you’re providing for them.
It’s not that hard when it’s a case of an obvious fireable offense like employee theft.
But, it’s not as cut and dry when it’s more about you just not being fired up about someone you’re cutting a paycheck to every other week.
Join Michael and Jim as they explore what many consider the worst part about being the boss. Listen in as the two hosts share key insights into knowing “when to let them go”.
Nearly all leaders use the word integrity when describing themselves or their principles of business on resumes and websites all throughout the world.
But how many of them truly understand what the word means and if they or their organization are really measuring up?
In this challenging episode of the Two Are Gathered Leadership podcast, Michael and Jim explore what the word integrity really means, and why mastering it should be the quintessential goal of a leader.
Debt is something every leader will face somewhere along their journey.
Most entrepreneurs need capital to get their ideas off of the ground.
But, this initial desire to finance a new idea, expanded service or company growth can often snowball rapidly into an insurmountable burden.
More sleepless nights have been spent worrying about debt than just about anything else.
Join Michael and Jim as they openly discuss their own difficult challenges with debt and as they share a pathway to victory and financial freedom.
This may surprise you, but the top challenges a leader faces are frequently ones they don’t even know exist.
Too often, the Emperor Has No Clothes; yet, there is no one with the guts to let him or her know.
If you are brave enough to listen to what is revealed here, you will unlock an inner freedom you have yet to experience as a leader.
Join Michael and Jim as they share with you the most important reality check a leader must make if they are to achieve true success.
This episode of the Two Are Gathered Leadership Podcast just might change everything for you, in a very positive and transforming way.
It’s a good business practice to seek feedback from your customers and employees.
Yet, as leaders, are we brave enough to survey our family with the open ended question of “How am I doing?” as a husband, wife, father or mother?
For most of us pouring our time and energy into the difficult daily challenge of leading a company, this exercise might not result in the high grades from our family we would hope to earn.
Join Michael and Jim as they discuss strategies for being successful at putting your family first. It’s easier said than done, but this might be the episode that changes everything for you and those you love.
As a leader, have you ever found yourself staring up at the ceiling with your heart pounding at 2:30 in the morning?
You’re desperate to get some sleep, but all you can do is worry. And then you worry about worrying.
Worry can be a crippling disease for leaders, and all of us with responsibility and concern for others have to face it with some frequency.
Yet, you can free yourself from worry, and in doing so, increase your effectiveness and happiness as a leader.
Join Michael and Jim as they dive deep into life-changing solutions for this common affliction suffered by leaders of business, community and faith.
It doesn’t matter if it’s at work, at church or while serving on jury duty, it seems like it’s the same people over and over again who get chosen as leaders.
If this is you, it won’t take long for the additional work, cost, time commitment, stress and responsibility of being in charge to add up.
It can easily get you to a place where you find yourself wondering, “Why am I always stuck leading?”
In this episode, Michael and Jim discuss this common affliction of the well-meaning leader and give some time-freeing advice for when to say, “Yes” to a leadership opportunity and when to say, “No”.
Study after study by business colleges affirm the disheartening news for entrepreneurs and business executives: The survival rate of the marriages of leaders is tragically low.
This is often because the spouse is treated as a silent partner, rather than a leader’s most trusted adviser.
Worse, the business becomes a mistress in the marriage.
In this critically important episode of the Two Are Gathered Leadership Podcast, Michael and Jim share insights in how focusing first on a successful marriage can further increase the odds you’ll have a successful business.
Don’t miss this one and be sure to share it with whomever you feel it may bless.
Ever say to yourself, “If every day is like yesterday, I don’t want to do this anymore?”
Most leaders, if they are being honest have uttered these words countless times as they’ve built their vision.
Yet, sometimes this feeling can repeat itself over and over again to the point of rising to depression. Sadly, depression is rampant among leaders.
In this episode, Michael and Jim discuss this serious issue and provide insights in how to deal with those really, bad days. This is one to share with as many leaders as you know.
It’s been shared the two most essential attributes of a successful leader are strength and kindness.
There are many strong leaders, but they have no heart, and they leave behind a trail of the battered and bruised.
Then there are those who are kind, yet they are too weak in many areas for others to want to follow them.
In this groundbreaking episode, Michael and Jim discuss the “Heart of a Leader” and share key insights toward being successful as a both a happy and effective leader.
What is one of the biggest threats to leaders and entrepreneurs? The answer may surprise you.
Yes, that’s right. Many business schools and entrepreneur coaches will give you guidance on overcoming challenges and failures in your organization. Few will spend much time at all on helping you deal with success.
In this episode of the Two Are Gathered Leadership Podcast, Michael K. Reynolds and Jim Johnson cover all aspects of dealing with success.
This conversation may save you from years of hardship and grief. Don’t miss it!
Successful leaders aren’t experts at success. They are experts at overcoming disappointment.
Yet, responding well in the face of adversity can be one of the greatest challenges a leader has to deal with on the road to reaching their vision.
How should you deal with disappointment? Should you always be fully transparent when you’re going through hard times? Or are you better off keeping a stiff upper lip.
These answers and more with Michael K. Reynolds and Jim Johnson on the Two Are Gathered Leadership Podcast.
Leaders can be among the loneliest people on the planet.
Many have spouses, yet they don’t often feel comfortable burdening them with their challenges, and many times their wives or husbands are a little exhausted about hearing about these problems anyway.
Then there is your team that you lead. Are they going to have an answer for you when you can’t meet payroll? Do they really want to hear about your personal challenges.
But, rather than keeping it all to yourself, there’s another way.
The answer lies in the lifechanging concept of the leadership table. And it’s the focus of this week’s discussion on the Two Are Gathered Leadership Podcast.
In this, the launch episode of the Two Are Gathered Leadership podcast, Michael K. Reynolds and Jim Johnson reveal the “keystone” to surviving and thriving as a leader through times of great challenges…and sweet victories.
They also explain the purpose and vision of the podcast and offer critical encouragement to leaders…and those who should be leading…to come along for what promises to be an amazing journey for in the areas of business, community and faith.