Change Management

I don’t often tell you that a particular episode of Leadership Shop is a must listen but this one may very well be. James is talking about change management and comes quickly to the nub of the matter. Change is not optional. The only question is whether or not you are going to play the change game or the game is going to play you, or merely leave you behind.

Fail To Win?

A quick look at the success literature may give you the impression that making mistakes is the surest path to success. James has an alternative perspective for you in this episode of the Leadership Shop podcast. It is definitely worth a listen and moreover, it is worth well considering the advice James includes. Make mistakes if you cannot avoid them, but never confuse doing it wrong with getting it right, the first time, on time, every time. As someone famous likely said, losing is never as good as winning.

I Did Does Not Necessarily Mean You Can

James is back with an important success tip. You know what you did, your experience. Others also know about that or can fairly quickly learn. You also have a good notion about “can,” what you can do. For that, the path to knowing for others is not quite so transparent. James finishes with a short quiz that helps you get a handle on the “can” side of the did/can coin.

Success Is But A Failure Away

James has a definite winner for us in this episode of Leadership Shop. He points out that always being successful is not very likely for any of us. At the same time, failure is not something we will find particularly terrific, although it is not altogether avoidable. The key is in finding a place where we can deal with both, always focusing on sticking to the path to success. Sure, it’s not simple and even harder to figure out. Listen to the podcast. James does a much better job than I do with explaining the convergence of failure and success.

Do You Stack Up?

James brings you an old story well worth remembering. Are you moving up the org chart or perhaps you only would like to move up the chart. You may think you will move based on being qualified for the next rung up. Silly you. That’s not the way it works. Tune in and James will fill you in on how it really works.

Inspiration Does Not A Leader Make

Are there many, if any leaders in your life? In fact, do you know of a leader, whether in your life or not? Since we tend to think that whatever famous people say is true, we might all do well to listen to what James has to share with us about the pronouncement of one famous person about leaders and leadership. Sometimes, being famous does not necessarily make one profound.

Superman Thinking

James is here to give you some of the best advice you are likely to get this week. Knowing what you cannot do or should not do is at least as important as your positive goals and dreams. Listen and learn. You will be glad you did not miss what James has to say in this episode of the Leadership Shop Podcast.

Leadership Disconnect

James is focused on what he calls the leadership disconnect. Do we lead to achieve some goal or mission external to those who do the work or do we lead to enable people to fulfill their personal goals or mission through the work opportunities we enable for them? Of course, James explains the point with higher clarity and comprehension.

Go For The Gusto

James tells us to go for the gusto. sure, that may at first seem pretty trite for a classy guy like James, but hang in for a bit. In this episode, James has hefty support for his pronouncement. He includes direct input from 20 or so of the world’s most renowned success gurus to bolster his message. This is an episode you definitely will not want to miss.

Truth OR Half Truth

James is back to encourage you to disclose, to always give people the unvarnished truth. They need to know what you think, know your perspective. They also need to know your feelings about the situation, your fears, your reservations. James says to avoid ever dealing in half truths.

Leadership Factor

Welcome back to Leadership Shop. In this episode of the podcast, I have returned from slacking and otherwise procrastinating to give you something more or less serious to consider. Where do leaders come from. Do they gradually develop or perhaps just magically emerge from the ether. Do children come into the world as future leaders or is the process more nuanced? Listen to the podcast to get the answer.


I, James, have been a shirker. It’s that procrastination thing. It does look like no longer than I have been at podcasting, I would be more on my game. At least I am being up front with you about my lapse.

I have posted my explanation. You can listen and judge for yourself.

I know, it’s a pretty feeble substitute for a real podcast but it might be worth a little chuckle at my expense. Don’t worry. I have it coming.