The Answers From Leadership Podcast Setup

The Best Podcasting Gear

The last year and a half have been a blast recording the Answers From Leadership podcasts. I have had the opportunity to interview amazing leaders such as Jenni Catron and Michael Bungay-Stainer.

The wisdom these leaders have dropped has been amazing.

However, in the process, I realized I haven’t shared my podcasting setup with you. I’m changing this today.

The best gear for podcasting the answers from leadership podcast

I only realized I hadn’t shown my podcasting setup because I’ve had multiple requests from listeners on what my podcasting setup includes. Let’s take a look.

Answers From Leadership Podcast Setup

What equipment do I use to record my podcasts?

My main setup includes 4 pieces of podcasting equipment. The first is my early 2015 Apple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A with Retina display. This does the heavy lifting of recording the audio for the podcasts during Skype calls.

MacBook Pro used for podcasting

Why Small Choices Derail Big Dreams

What big dreams do you have? Or, should I ask, what big dreams did you have when you were young?

Me? I longed to become a video game designer. I wanted to design the next Final Fantasy game.

But I didn’t. Instead, I took a few college courses and began working. And then continued working and pursuing other passions.

Small choices determine the course of our lives

From the outside, one could think it was the big things which derailed my passion of designing video games. Thinking this would be incorrect.

What really derailed my passions were the small choices. The small choices I made and didn’t make.

Why Small Choices Are So Important

Our small choices are what really guide our day-to-day actions. They’re what we’re doing to create our lives.

And, because of this, we easily overlook what guides us to our dreams.

Become A Role Model Leader

Okay, you’ve been leading for some time now. You got the lay of the land and you are feeling comfortable as a leader.

What’s next in leadership? The next step is to become a role model leader.

All leaders need a role model

Image by Evan Rummel

Because of your positional authority, you’re leading multiple people. Each person you’re leading is looking to you for something.

Whether that is guidance in what to do, how to handle difficult situations, or the best way to act, people are looking up to you. Now, it’s time to give them something to look up to.

It’s time you become a Role Model Leader.

How To Become A Role Model Leader

Those 3 words (Role Model Leader) can feel heavy. And they should.

As a leader, you carry a lot of responsibilities on your shoulders. One of those being the fact you are now a role model for others.

How To Effectively Deal With Stress

We’ve experienced a lot of trials around the start of a new year. Two years ago, I discovered the youth pastor was removed. This year, my sister’s dog ran away for 3 days and my dog was injured.

To say that the new year brought a lot of stress would be an understatement. My family was stressed.

Stress can be overwhelming, deal with it

I’ll be honest with you. I have two modes: Chill and ready to break. I was ready to break this year.

How To Effectively Deal With Stress

While dealing with the stress of the new year, I realized I knew how to deal with the stress. It wasn’t easy but I began implementing these tactics that lessened the stress in my life.

Why Employees Leave Your Organization

Losing an employee can land a damaging blow to you and your organization. Especially when you lose a good employee.

And every leader tries to figure out the best way to keep the best. But even those employees will leave at some point.

That’s natural. Most employees will leave an organization at some point. Though a lot of times you’ll wind up wondering why an employee left.

Employees leave for varying reasons

Employees Come And Go

 

It’s a difficult idea to face. Employees don’t stick around forever.

The 40-hour workweek is gone. So is the time of an employee putting in 30-40 years and retiring with a golden watch.

Employees are beginning to learn they’re more in control of their future than the organization. And I like to think that is a good thing.