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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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.

Deciding Isn’t Enough – Quick Hit

Deciding Isn’t Enough – Quick Hit

Are you eroding your credibility by not taking action on your decisions? Steve exposes the pitfalls of human nature in decision-making and the cost it can have for leaders.

Excel at What You Love Doing – Mykel Larrin

Excel at What You Love Doing – Mykel Larrin

Mykel Larrin shares the moment when he lands the first-ever triple downside tailwhip to take bronze at X Games! But then he asks, what’s it all for?

What Fearlessness Looks Like – Mykel Larrin

What Fearlessness Looks Like – Mykel Larrin

Mykel Larrin dropped out of college to pursue his passion as a BMX rider. He shares how he got past the fear, doubt and challenges to become a pro rider and X Games medalist and how it has brought immense joy and contentment to his life.

4 Ways Not to Interview – Quick Hit

4 Ways Not to Interview – Quick Hit

In the final episode of bad interview experiences, Steve shares four stories from a listener, including a very important detail about choosing the right location for your phone interview.

Building a Legacy – Eric Olesen

Building a Legacy – Eric Olesen

Eric Olesen, co-owner and president of O&H Danish Bakery, shares how the 70-year old bakery evolved from a local retail shop to an international success.

A Crazy Interview Experience – Quick Hit

A Crazy Interview Experience – Quick Hit

This person showed up a day late for their interview – but that’s not the strangest part! Steve shares a listener’s interview experience you won’t believe.

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