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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Moving Beyond the Motivation Myth – Quick Hit

Moving Beyond the Motivation Myth – Quick Hit

Are you waiting for inspiration to strike before taking action in your work or home life? If so, you’re not going to get anywhere. In this episode, Steve shares how to find ways to take action when you don’t feel motivated – it is possible.

Multi-Generational Workforce Part 2 – Terry McGovern

Multi-Generational Workforce Part 2 – Terry McGovern

As the labor force shrinks, Terry explains the need for leaders to be both self-aware and socially aware of generational differences. He shares practical business scenarios to help us understand what that looks like and how it can have an impact on an organization’s ability to attract and retain good talent.

Multi-Generational Workforce Part 1 – Terry McGovern

Multi-Generational Workforce Part 1 – Terry McGovern

From the Silent Generation to Gen Z – never before have five generations been a part of the workforce – each with their own beliefs, norms and behaviors. In this episode, Dr. Terry McGovern will help us understand why and how each generation developed their belief system, and most importantly, how leaders can use that knowledge to overcome stereotypes affecting their working relationships.

9 Ways to Differentiate Yourself – Quick Hit

9 Ways to Differentiate Yourself – Quick Hit

What does it take to stand out among peers? It’s not about being the loudest or most competitive. Steve shares nine humble ways to differentiate yourself from others.

Business Disruption – Patrick Booth

Business Disruption – Patrick Booth

COVID-19 is bringing extreme disruption, confusion, and concern to every aspect of life. Even seasoned leaders can find the decision making overwhelming. Patrick shares the tactics CCB is using to help employees succeed while maintaining company culture.

The Foundation of Healthy Teams  – Quick Hit

The Foundation of Healthy Teams  – Quick Hit

At the heart of every healthy team lies a foundation of trust. Steve explores two key attributes of trust: honesty and humility, and deep-dives into how they can cause relationships to either falter or flourish. 

Transformational Leadership part 2 – Tod Bolsinger

Transformational Leadership part 2 – Tod Bolsinger

Do employees know what your mission is? Do you have a foundation of trust needed for them to commit to the mission? Mission is a critical aspect for leading your team through crisis and change.

Transformational Leadership part 1 – Tod Bolsinger

Transformational Leadership part 1 – Tod Bolsinger

In a fascinating comparison to Lewis and Clark's expedition, Tod Bolsinger, author of Canoeing the Mountains, depicts leadership as an unpredictable journey that takes you off the map into uncharted territories. As a leader, you have the choice to fail fast, adapt to a new path, or give up. 

Humor in the Workplace – Quick Hit

Humor in the Workplace – Quick Hit

Humor and laughter are proven to be therapeutic and morale-boosting, especially at work. Steve shares examples and tips for embracing humor in your leadership and using it to connect with people to find common ground.

Chasing the Bright Side – Jess Ekstrom

Chasing the Bright Side – Jess Ekstrom

Do you consider yourself an optimistic person? In this episode, Jess Ekstrom reshapes our understanding of optimism in a way that fuels us to persevere through obstacles to get to the bright side.

Resistance – Quick Hit

Resistance – Quick Hit

Resistance takes many shapes to deceive you and keep you from reaching your goals. Steve shares an excerpt from War of Art by Steven Pressfield that exposes the tactics of resistance and encourages you to keep going.

Don’t be an Anxious Leader – Dr. John Swallow

Don’t be an Anxious Leader – Dr. John Swallow

While there can be generational misunderstandings and expectations among those he leads, the president of Carthage College chooses to be a non-anxious presence, which leads to a healthier, more trusting community. Find out how.

Resources & Tips to Kickstart Your Year – Quick Hit

Resources & Tips to Kickstart Your Year – Quick Hit

If we’re not intentional about growing as leaders, the busyness of life will consume all of our time. The resources and lessons Steve shares in this episode will help you set your vision for this year both professionally and personally.

What Needs to be True – Quick Hit

What Needs to be True – Quick Hit

What needs to be true for you to accomplish your goals in the new year? This episode will help you get on track for success in 2020.

Orchestrating Good – Jessica Greb

Orchestrating Good – Jessica Greb

This four-month-old nonprofit is not doing anything monumental – but they are impacting lives in a profound way. Founder Jessica Greb shares how she challenged herself as a leader to do more to make a difference and how to orchestrate good in your own community and in the lives of those around you. 

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