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134. How to Be the Leader You Wish You Had with Stephen Shedletzky

“Experiencing fulfillment leads you to it.”Stephen Shedletzky

On this episode of The Leadership Locker, Rich is joined by Head of Brand Experience at Simon Sinek Inc, Stephen Shedletzky. Listen in as Rich and Stephen discuss business culture, the challenges of transitioning, and why it’s important to have worthy rivals.

Stephen Shedletzky engages with people in meaningful ways so that we connect with depth and live in a more fulfilled world. With a knack for sharing the right words at the right moment, he delivers evidence-based content in a provocative, captivating and light-hearted way.

Feeling stifled on his corporate track, Stephen was struck by Simon Sinek’s vision of a more inspired, safe and fulfilled world. He joined Sinek’s team in 2012. What started as a position answering fan email, Stephen now leads Brand Experience and the team of Igniters to ensure every product, partnership and communication reflects the organization’s most deeply held beliefs.

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  • 00:09 – Introduction
  • 03:00 – Stephen tells us about himself
  • 03:48 – “Customers will love a company only if the employees love it first.”
  • 06:21 – Being mentored by your predecessor
  • 12:05 – The challenges of transitioning
  • 19:04 – Being methodical vs. jumping in
  • 23:01 – Is a bad business culture reversible?
  • 29:04 – Worthy rivals
  • 35:19 – Preparing your team to be ready for difficult times
  • 38:16 – Reexamination and recalibration
  • 41:01 – When your idea of fulfillment turns out to be wrong
  • 42:42 – The loneliness of going your own way
  • 45:30 – How to find Stephen online
  • 46:01 – Rich’s closing thoughts

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Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant

Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders by L. David Marquet

Winning: The Unforgiving Race to Greatness by Tim Grover

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133. How to Tell a Story

On this episode of The Leadership Locker, Rich talks about Kindra Hall’s storytelling formula, and tells some personal stories from his career using this formula.

Personal Branding | Rich Cardona Media

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The Leadership Locker | Episode 44 | How to use Storytelling in Business with Kindra Hall

75 Hard

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

The Win Without Pitching Manifesto by Blair Enns

Socratic Selling: How to Ask the Questions That Get the Sale by Kevin Daley

Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What

You Don’t by Michael J. Losier

Winning: The Unforgiving Race to Greatness by Tim Grover

The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek

Sacred Drive: Biblical Principles for Pursuing Your God-Given Potential by Vaughn Kohler

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131. How to See Your Spirituality in Your Business with Vaughn Kohler

“Everything is life is a battle. This is a battleground, not a playground.”Vaughn Kohler

On this episode of The Leadership Locker, Rich is joined by author and podcast host Vaughn Kohler. Listen in as Rich and Vaughn discuss discovering your spirituality, tapping into your gifts, and some misconceptions about job jumping. Vaughn also shares what traits most successful entrepreneurs have in common.

Vaughn Kohler is a writer, speaker, and consultant who currently serves as director of development for St. Isidore’s Catholic Student Center in Manhattan, Kansas. From 2015-2019, he served as cohost for The MFCEO Project, one of the top-rated business and success podcasts in the world. In addition, he has been a magazine editor, ghostwriter, content marketer, and adjunct instructor for undergraduate and graduate-level communications courses. A former evangelical pastor, Vaughn joined the Catholic Church in 2011.

  • 00:09 – Introduction
  • 04:58 – Tapping into your spirituality
  • 11:29 – Expectation management as an entrepreneur
  • 16:41 – The importance of tapping into your gifts
  • 20:30 – When the context of your calling changes
  • 24:10 – Job jumping vs. exploring
  • 28:01 – Wealth and sacrifice
  • 31:52 – What most successful entrepreneurs have in common
  • 34:08 – How Vaughn got into coaching
  • 36:23 – Vaughn’s book Sacred Drive
  • 39:05 – Rich’s closing remarks

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Personal Branding | Rich Cardona Media

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Here’s how you can connect with Vaughn:

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MFCEO Project Podcast

Sacred Drive: Biblical Principles for Pursuing Your God-Given Potential by Vaughn Kohler

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