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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Overnight Success – Shane Allen

Overnight Success – Shane Allen

It’s easy to look at successful people that pop up as an overnight success as just getting a lucky break. In reality, it was a long journey to get there with hard work, trials and failure. Get a behind the scenes picture of what rising to the top looks like for a country music star.

Leadership Transition During Times of Crisis

Leadership Transition During Times of Crisis

If leadership transition is handled intentionally and thoroughly, positive changes can occur in organizations regardless of unexpected challenges. CEO of Racine Family YMCA Jeffrey Collen and soon to be CEO Ahmad Qawi share their methods for making this a successful move even amidst the coronavirus and how new leaders can build upon what has already been established.

Thoughtfully Fit – Darcy Luoma

Thoughtfully Fit – Darcy Luoma

The strongest teams and highest performing organizations actually have a high degree of conflict – healthy conflict. Darcy Luoma helps us understand why conflict shouldn’t be avoided and how to handle it thoughtfully so it doesn’t take a volatile turn.

The Great Reset – Jack Uldrich & Camille Kolles

The Great Reset – Jack Uldrich & Camille Kolles

Before COVID-19 suddenly changed our daily lives, people were already reframing, reinventing and rebuilding the way we work and interact with others. This pandemic has accelerated that reimagination and those who are able to look at this problem as an opportunity may find this year to be their best yet.

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge – Clay Scroggins

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge – Clay Scroggins

Authority is not a prerequisite for leadership. Clay Scroggins explains how you can cultivate influence in your current responsibilities by creating an "oasis of excellence." Learn how to lead right where you are.

The Value of Understanding Personality Types in the Workplace

The Value of Understanding Personality Types in the Workplace

Healthy organizations and teams should include a diverse group of skill sets and personalities. Those differences can feed success but can also cause misunderstandings and conflict. Find out how personality assessments like DiSC can have a powerful influence on company culture.

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.

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