The True Reward of Leadership Development with Michael Pollard – LM0212

It seems like everywhere we look, leadership is glorified. It’s important, to be sure, but the real value of leadership is often overlooked while we focus on what seems to be glamorous.

Michael Pollard draws from his experience, as well as years of leadership development and training, to share with us what is truly rewarding in leadership.

Listen to Discover:

  • What actually provides motivation.
  • How many leaders actually spend their time, and why that’s upside down.
  • Why great leaders often lose great people.
  • What attracts great people.
  • Why Walgreens was able to thrive, while their competitor, Eckerds, did not. And what that means to leaders.

No matter where you are in your leadership journey, it’s always great to come back to the fundamentals of excellent leadership.

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Leadership Development and Growth with Michael Pollard – LM0211

How do I become a great leader?

I’s a common question that many of us ask. And if we think of great leaders, we may think of business, military, political, or spiritual leaders as examples. However, that doesn’t always paint a picture of the path to get there.

As Michael Pollard reveals, that path may not always be as linear as we’d like to think. And it is often NOT easy. However, for those called to lead well, there are no shortcuts.

Listen to discover:

  • The role mentors played in Michael’s life
  • How Michael’s leadership shifted after he left the military
  • Whether leadership is different in the military
  • The difference between authority that is given and authority that is earned
  • What Michael lives for
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The Ice Cream Machine At McDonalds Is Broken

I travel, safe to say I think, more than most. As I type I’m on a plane.  I travel about every other week, sometimes more.  Maybe this is why I’ve noticed we have a problem down at the local Micky D’s.  Especially when driving cross country, you are looking for a convenient, quick and clean place to get rid of that coffee you really had to have a few hours before.  But you can’t buy a meal every time.  Stops kill your time results.  Also, you aren’t hungry, but a cone sounds nice!  Right?  Wrong.

My last rendezvous with this fact was quite recent, and this angst has been building for a while, to be honest.  What can I say, I like ice cream.

My wife and I were about to get into a stretch of I-20/59 that is pretty sparsely populated. We called an audible and took the exit. Would it be false hope that the Golden Arches inspired? I told her as we pulled in, “I bet you $10 the ice cream machine is broken.” When we walked out, I wanted to know where my money from the bet was. Oh, I wasn’t surprised, but more like the final squeaks of a balloon that’s loosing all it’s air, my final gasp of confidence in getting a cone from this place (or it’s billon other locations) left me with a grunt. I’m done, I told her. Let’s never stop for anything at McD’s ever again. She agreed.

Oh, the irony!

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