The Impact of Leadership® Podcast

Sponsored by CCB Technology®, this podcast features entertaining and motivating interviews with influential business leaders passionate about achieving success, having an impact, and developing people. As an aspiring leader, you’ll hear real-world advice, practical tips, and inspirational stories to help you improve your leadership in business and life. Join host Steve Scherer on his journey to “figure this leadership thing out on purpose” as he identifies the keys to leading with excellence and impact.

“Let’s figure this leadership thing out – on purpose!”

Steve Scherer, Podcast Host

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Leading as a Lifelong Learner – Debbie Ford

Successful leaders don’t have it all figured out. It takes continual learning, listening, collaboration, and adaptation to meet the needs of the people you serve. Debbie Ford, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, shares what prepared her to lead when the pandemic forced the university into lockdown in 2020. Despite all of the drastic changes that happened to the campus, they still managed to have the largest graduating class in Parkside’s 52-year history.

Entrepreneurial Leadership – Peter Goodwin

Entrepreneurial Leadership – Peter Goodwin

Peter Goodwin shares how he turned a brilliant idea into a profitable business by taking calculated risks, hiring the right people and building a great company culture.

Changing the Narrative – NéAndré Broussard

Changing the Narrative – NéAndré Broussard

What does it take to upset our ideology of how the world works? Or how a business should be run? NéAndré shares how encouraging others to embrace that they are perfectly imperfect and helping them realize the best in themselves can be catalyst for change.

Calculated Risk, Unmatched Results – Sarah Sloyan

Calculated Risk, Unmatched Results – Sarah Sloyan

Sarah shares her unexpected leadership journey and encourages both new and developed leaders as they continue to face challenges.

Leading in the Wilderness – Demetri Beekman

Leading in the Wilderness – Demetri Beekman

Leading can feel like being lost in the wilderness and trying to find your way home. But it doesn’t have to be. Beekman’s teaching principles speak directly to leaders trying to find answers in our unsettling world.

The Process, Art, and Science of Leadership – Errol Doebler

The Process, Art, and Science of Leadership – Errol Doebler

Natural-born leaders don’t exist. Former SEAL operator and FBI special agent shares the science and strategies behind effective leadership

Tempered Resilience – Tod Bolsinger

Tempered Resilience – Tod Bolsinger

Leading through change is hard. Uncertainty and doubt can easily take over, but you don't have to let it. Learn how to adapt to be ready for anything.

The Power of Storytelling – J.J. Peterson

The Power of Storytelling – J.J. Peterson

Find out how to use storytelling in your marketing to engage customers in a way that causes them to become emotionally and mentally invested in your brand. If you follow these narrative rules, you can experience exponential growth.

Adaptation Through Unparalleled Change – Jennifer Dooley-Hogan

Adaptation Through Unparalleled Change – Jennifer Dooley-Hogan

Taking risks and weighing failure is part of a leader’s job. But what happens the world around you takes an unprecedented turn? Jennifer shares how to adapt even when you're not sure how.

Leadership Encouragement for the New Year

Leadership Encouragement for the New Year

As we’re all getting a little more comfortable with the “new normal,” don’t let what you’ve learned through this uncharted experience go to waste. Listen to some snippets of the top podcasts from this year to remind yourself what it takes to be a great leader in all situations and to prepare for the new year ahead.

Importance of Community During Extreme Crisis – Police Chief Art Howell

Importance of Community During Extreme Crisis – Police Chief Art Howell

When a community is in crisis, everyone looks to their leaders for answers and action. Police Chief Art Howell shares how it’s possible to prepare for unexpected trials and strategically respond so that all parties will have ongoing faith, confidence, and support in the leadership of their community.

Accelerating Business with LinkedIn – Jackie Hermes

Accelerating Business with LinkedIn – Jackie Hermes

One of the fastest, most effective ways companies can find success on LinkedIn is by focusing on their personal brands instead of their company brand. Jackie shares her techniques for success which calls for minimal company promotion and more personal, relatable stories and encouraging advice.

Bonus Episode: Thankfulness in 2020

Bonus Episode: Thankfulness in 2020

It’s easy to list all the negative aspects of 2020, but in this episode, you'll be encouraged to take a fresh look at life and see the good things resulting from this turbulent year. It can help you be more intentional about how you spend your time and make a more significant impact on those around you.

100 Years of Growth – Dan & Michael Schwab

100 Years of Growth – Dan & Michael Schwab

Co-presidents of D&H share how their fourth-generation, family-run company has faced a century of challenges and change and has adapted over the years to experience growth and expansion. By letting go of what used to work, pivoting when others didn’t, and holding fast to their core values, D&H has experienced over 100 years of success.

The Generosity Culture™ – April Shprintz

The Generosity Culture™ – April Shprintz

By pouring into your people, clients, and community, you can create a value-based culture that leads to word of mouth business, passionate employees, and brand loyalty that combined leads to growth. April introduces us to the concept of the Generosity Culture, where people will want to work with you and for you.

Mentorship – Jon Nelson

Mentorship – Jon Nelson

Mentorship is for everyone who wants to reach their full potential in life and can have a profound impact on both people in the relationship. Learn how to get started and make the most of a mentorship experience.

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