Your hosts of The Leadership Podcast look back on 300 episodes in 6 years! The tagline is “We Study Leaders,” and Jim and Jan share what they’ve learned from the array of amazing guests. Listen in to learn the number one trait all the guests share; hear what they’ve learned about human nature, teams, tribalism, and how music seems to be a thing many leaders leverage as inspiration. Also, don’t miss their take on the human aspect of many leaders’ stories. Lastly, Jim and Jan share their gratitude for your listenership!
[1:55] Jim and Jan recall the days when they first started the podcast.
[3:35] Jan shares his conversation with Preston Pysh and how that got him into podcasting.
[5:30] As an interviewer, you get better over time. Jan shares what he has learned over time.
[6:10] They look through the inventory of guests that they’ve interviewed on the show.
[8:45] Jan talks about what happens before and after every recording.
[10:50 ] Jim shares what he learned about himself through the six years of this show.
[12:45] Jim talks about letting people finish, an important lesson he learned from Jen Waldman.
[14:25] Jan shares what he has learned from Jim throughout the years.
[15:20] Jim and Jan have a mantra for working with other people. They share the three criteria they have to meet.
[18:00] Everyone’s message is different, and Jim shares what he hopes the listeners won’t get from them.
[21:00] Jim is always curious about their guest’s stories but more than that, it’s the great storytellers that made an impact on him.
[24:05] For most of their guests, they’ve focused on the human side of leadership; and Jan shares what he has commonly observed from the majority of them.
[25:30] Jim has noticed some interesting patterns from those who are retiring vs. the ones who were younger.
[27:00] Major milestones in our lives help prepare us for what we are meant to do in the future.
[28:10] There is a gift in struggle and you will never “get there,” because life will always be a journey.
[29:20] In the big scheme of things, it’s not about you. Jan shares what some leaders had figured out way sooner than others.
[30:00] Jim shares they don’t track statistics of their show. They are just grateful that people are listening and finding value in their conversations.
[31:20] Jim closes the episode with a quote from Charles Darwin.