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• Where can I find practical and inspiring leadership skills training?
• How can I learn how to run more effective meetings?
These are just a few of the questions that leadership coach, Gordon Sheppard, tackles on the Meeting Leadership Podcast.

In addition to learning from outstanding guests and getting practical worksheets, each five-minute episode is built to help you take action right away with useful strategies to help you and your team become more productive.

Gord’s approach is hone… Continue Reading >>
• Where can I find practical and inspiring leadership skills training?
• How can I learn how to run more effective meetings?
These are just a few of the questions that leadership coach, Gordon Sheppard, tackles on the Meeting Leadership Podcast.

In addition to learning from outstanding guests and getting practical worksheets, each five-minute episode is built to help you take action right away with useful strategies to help you and your team become more productive.

Gord’s approach is honest and straightforward.

• Thinking about the best way to implement your organization strategy?
• Want to inspire your team?
• Need help with solving a conflict during your meetings?

Find out why so many Professionals turn to Gordon Sheppard for inspiration and guidance to help them grow their leadership skills and learn how to run highly effective meetings.

Visit the Meeting Leadership Podcast home page to get additional resource links, show transcripts, guest information and more! https://meetingleadershipinc.com << Show Less
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MLP 156: Leadership Lessons From Canada’s 2nd Female Firefighter with Shirley Benson Leadership starts on day 1!   This is just one massive piece of leadership wisdom that you are going to get as you listen to episode #156 on the Meeting Leadership Podcast!   That’s because you’re going to learn ‘Leadership Lessons From Canada’s 2nd Femail Firefighter’ and our guest is Shirley Benson.   In this episode you’ll learn:   Why it is so important to learn how to take direction as a young leader The critical significance of concise communication How to keep up morale Why gender was not a factor in Shirley’s progression through the ranks because merit was rewarded instead Why you can only succeed as a leader when you enable the people below you to do their work Why it is so important to laugh and not take yourself too seriously and more   For more information or a full transcript of our interview in episode 156, visit: https://meetingleadershipinc.com/156
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MLP 156: Leadership Lessons From Canada’s 2nd Female Firefighter with Shirley Benson Leadership starts on day 1!   This is just one massive piece of leadership wisdom that you are going to get as you listen to episode #156 on the Meeting Leadership Podcast!   That’s because you’re going to learn ‘Leadership Lessons From Canada’s 2nd Femail Firefighter’ and our guest is Shirley Benson.   In this episode you’ll learn:   Why it is so important to learn how to take direction as a young leader The critical significance of concise communication How to keep up morale Why gender was not a factor in Shirley’s progression through the ranks because merit was rewarded instead Why you can only succeed as a leader when you enable the people below you to do their work Why it is so important to laugh and not take yourself too seriously and more   For more information or a full transcript of our interview in episode 156, visit: https://meetingleadershipinc.com/156
MLP 155: Leadership Lessons From An Experienced City Manager with Jeff Fielding If you are looking for inspiration from a leader who has dedicated his 40+ year career to serving the public at the highest level, then you’re going to really enjoy episode #155 on the Meeting Leadership Podcast!   That’s because this episode features an insightful interview with Jeff Fielding, the Chief of Staff for the City of Toronto, and an experienced City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer.   In this episode you’ll learn:   Why is it critical for leaders to learn how to quickly reflect on mistakes and calm themselves down so that they don’t erode their confidence Why leaders need to have compassion and empathy for others Why leaders need to be authentic Why leaders need to clear obstacles out of the way so that people can do their jobs well Why values must be clearly communicated How collective accountability creates a wonderful environment in which people can make mistakes, fix them quickly and know that their leaders have their back and more   For more information or a full transcript of our interview in episode 155, visit: https://meetingleadershipinc.com/155
MLP 154: Powerful Questions That Every Leader Should Ask with Natalie Michael If you’re a leader who understands that a good question has the power to transform reality, then you’re going to get a lot out of episode #154 on the Meeting Leadership Podcast.   That’s because we are interviewing Natalie Michael, an experienced Executive Coach and CEO Forum Chair.   Natalie is also the Author of ‘The Duck And The Butterfly: Coaching Questions For Leaders At Work’. And on today’s show she helps us gain a ton of insights into how leaders can get the most out of a great question with insights including:   How a great question can get a CEO to open up, which then puts them into a great position to accelerate their growth Acknowledging that today’s Executives can’t have all the answers, which makes it critical for them to learn how to ask the right questions The power of having young people on your board to get their opinions about your workforce and customers Why leaders have to have more self-awareness, especially when it comes to creating authentic celebrations for their teams The importance of knowing your tone when you ask a question and more   For more information or a full transcript of our interview in episode 154, visit: https://meetingleadershipinc.com/154
MLP 153: How Women Can Improve Their Leadership Skills In Corporate Boardrooms with Deborah Rosati In 2020 the percentage of women represented on corporate boards in Canada is 18.1%.   Not only does this lack of diversity lead to less effective decision making, but the lack of female representation discourages many women from even considering the possibility of becoming board members.   But if you want to meet the woman who has made it her own social purpose in life to turn this situation around, then you’re going to get a lot out of episode #153 on the Meeting Leadership Podcast.   That’s because Deborah Rosatti is our guest for this show. Deborah is the CEO of Women Get On Board, an organization that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards. She is also a sought-after speaker on board diversity, governance, and entrepreneurship.   In this episode you’ll learn:   Why ‘diversity of thought’ is critical around the boardroom table and why companies suffer if they don’t have the right mix of people from all backgrounds Why having more women on boards leads to less financial fraud Why it is so important to find your voice and be your authentic self, especially as a woman leader The importance of being observant and being a great listener in the boardroom Why you should not be afraid to say that you don’t know something - and then commit to getting the answer quickly The benefit of doing frequent ‘peer reviews’ at the board level and more   For more information or a full transcript of our interview in episode 153, visit: https://meetingleadershipinc.com/153
MLP 152: How New Immigrants Can Grow Their Leadership Skills with Doug Piquette New immigrants are the backbone of growth for many countries. But how do you help these highly skilled people to develop quickly, especially in the area of leadership, so they can be successful. Well fortunately on today’s episode of the Meeting Leadership Podcast, we’re interviewing Doug Piquette to learn about ‘How New Immigrants Can Grow Their Leadership Skills’. In episode #152 you’ll learn: The importance of recognizing that new immigrants are risk takers, which is a fundamental quality of leadership About how the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council provides mentors to help new immigrants accelerate their leadership journey Why making assumptions is a disaster for all leaders (and how to avoid this) The importance of volunteering to help build up your social capital and more For more information or a full transcript of our interview in episode 152, visit: https://meetingleadershipinc.com/152
MLP 151: How Fundraising Leaders Can Grow Their Skills with Mike House If you want to learn from an inspired leader who helps to raise 100s of millions of dollars to help sick children get better, then you’re going to really enjoy listening to episode #151 on the Meeting Leadership Podcast. That’s because we’re interviewing Mike House, the President and CEO of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. In this episode you’ll learn from Mike about: The importance of storytelling when it comes to fundraising How Mike removed some of his own limiting beliefs after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro How to inspire others (even when you might not be feeling inspired yourself) How to listen deeply and build successful bridges with the people you work with The value of hiring a professional business coach How to run a highly effective meeting The fact that Mike himself underwent a life-saving surgery when he was a kid, which has inspired him to work hard for the benefit of others and a whole lot more For more information or a full transcript of our interview in episode 151, visit: https://meetingleadershipinc.com/151
MLP 150: How Alberta Women Entrepreneurs Develops Leaders with Marcela Mandeville Are you a female entrepreneur who wants to build a community so you can grow your confidence, realize your true power and be authentic?  Then you are going to get a lot out of episode #150 on the Meeting Leadership Podcast.  That’s because we are interviewing Marcela Mandeville, the CEO of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE). AWE is dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs succeed in a variety of ways, and Marcela is their passionate leader who has the experience and passion to help this organization thrive. In this episode you learn: How AWE helps successfully guides female entrepreneurs through all stages of their business from start up to exit How AWE provides community to help women grow their confidence, leadership skills and a whole variety of support About Marcela’s personal passion for helping women entrepreneurs to succeed and more For more information or a full transcript of our interview in episode 150, visit: https://meetingleadershipinc.com/150
MLP 149: How Project Managers Can Become Effective Leaders with Elizabeth Harrin As a leader, are you looking for inspiration when it comes to running projects? Well then you’re going to get a lot out of episode #149 on the Meeting Leadership Podcast titled, ‘How Project Managers Can Become Effective Leaders’. On this episode we interview Project Management expert Elizabeth Harrin as she breaks down the jargon and helps us all to understand how to really get things done when it comes to leading large scale projects. In this episode you’ll learn: Why demystifying jargon and putting what you are saying into plain language is so important How to seek out and win over key influencers so that your project will be more successful Why it is critical to remember where you went wrong so you can improve future projects Why it is so profitable to hold people to account after every meeting you lead and more For more information or a full transcript of our interview in episode 149, visit: https://meetingleadershipinc.com/149
MLP 148: How Go Productivity Helps Businesses To Grow with Caitlin Lopez Do you want your organization to become more productive? If so, you’re going to really enjoy episode #148 on the Meeting Leadership Podcast. That’s because we’re interviewing productivity expert Caitlin Lopez, and she is going to help you learn how to apply key leadership concepts based on the Lean Six Sigma approach. In this episode you’ll also learn about: GO Productivity - an outstanding organization that works with small to medium sized businesses to help them improve their overall productivity and profitability How to change your work culture by learning how to continuously improve Why ‘daily huddle’ meetings are so valuable and a whole lot more! For more information or a full transcript of our interview in episode 148, visit: https://meetingleadershipinc.com/148
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