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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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. 

What’s Your Word for the Year? – Quick Hit

What’s Your Word for the Year? – Quick Hit

How do you know if you had a successful year if you didn’t set a vision for it? Steve shares a simple way to establish your focus for the next 365 days – and it starts with just one word.

Help Your Team Feel Alive – Kimberly Kane

Help Your Team Feel Alive – Kimberly Kane

After 15 years of television reporting, Kimberly Kane did something she never expected to do – she started her own communications business. Kane Communications is redefining the role of an employee by giving them the freedom, tools, and support to take their career to the next level. 

Living Authentically – Carl Deffenbaugh

Living Authentically – Carl Deffenbaugh

TV personalities are larger than life characters playing a role to entertain, right? Not so with FOX6 Anchor Carl Deffenbaugh. He found his spot on the WakeUp show by being himself and having fun along the way.

My Top Five – Quick Hit

My Top Five – Quick Hit

What leadership characteristics are the most important in your life? What’s significant to you personally and what do you look for in others? I share my top five with you to get you thinking about yours.

Never Regretted – Steve Scherer

Never Regretted – Steve Scherer

Using examples from his own life, Steve Scherer shares how living with intention and discipline, and taking small steps can lead you to great things.

7 Networking Questions – Quick Hit

7 Networking Questions – Quick Hit

Meeting someone new for lunch or coffee? Make the most out of it by being ready with these seven networking questions.

Success Through Adversity – Chris Maragos

Success Through Adversity – Chris Maragos

Two-time Super Bowl champ Chris Maragos shares how adversity can shape you as a leader if you allow it to and bring success in unforeseen ways.

Losers with Heart – Quick Hit

Losers with Heart – Quick Hit

You might not be on top of your game right now, but with the right attitude and opportunity from leadership, you can get there. This is an encouraging listen for both those in leadership roles and those who aren’t.

Leadership is Influence – Mike Bullmore

Leadership is Influence – Mike Bullmore

What are the toughest questions you face as a leader? From measuring success to successfully failing, Mike offers powerful advice to current and aspiring leaders seeking to be positive influencers.

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