Discover Your Voice With Steve Cockram Of GiANT Worldwide – Podcast Episode 007

The Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 007

Today’s podcast guest is Steve Cockram. Steve is the co-founder of GiANT Worldwide and travels extensively teaching and consulting with senior executives and their teams all over the world; from the likes of the British government and multi-national corporations, to small start-ups in Sheffield, UK or Atlanta, GA.

You can find your leadership voice

Show Notes:

What else do you want listeners to know about you?
Steve has a long-suffering wife of 24 years and 3 daughters.
Used to be an athlete

We all face difficulties in leadership. What difficulties have you encountered and what have you learned from these challenges?
Almost all of the GiANT Worldwide content has come out of failure
Failures and challenges are probably the true MBA

Every leader has a unique way of leading. I believe you call this their voice. Can you tell us a bit more about leadership voices?
Every leader is unique
No one has the same successes or failures as you do. We are all unique
Your voice is what others experience on the other side of you

13 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Disney’s Zootopia

A Reel Leadership Article

In Disney’s latest family friendly movie Zootopia, we see a strange world. A world where animals, both predators and prey, get along.

The animals live together in a happy society. They thrive by working with one another.

Then something changes…

Having seen previews for this movie, my wife was excited. She wanted to see the animated animals and watch the new Disney movie.

I’m glad I listened to her desire to see Zootopia.

Not only was Zootopia a fun movie, it provided me a chance to look for leadership lessons in the movie.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Zootopia

1. Judy Hopps:

It may seem impossible to small minds but….

I love the power behind this quote from Judy Hopps, the protagonist of Zootopia. Judy was always thinking BIG.

She knew what she wanted and she knew what needed to be done to get there.

The Three Branches of Leadership: How Great Organizations Lead from the Past, Present, and Future.

For over 200 years, the United States Constitution has been the litmus test of liberty in our country. It has helped “We the People” remain free in a world that can quickly devolve into tyranny. Our forefathers, the writers of this document, tried to put as many protocols in place to balance the leadership of the United States. They saw the dangers of giving one person, or even one body, all the power, so they in turn created three separate but equal branches of government – the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.

Do You Know How Great Organizations Lead from the Past, Present, and Future.

Just like our very own country, most organizations need a balance of power. This isn’t just true in the structure of an organization, but also with the strengths of each individual leader in it. Try working for an organization where no leader is gifted in administration skills, and you will quickly see why balance is needed for success.

Are You Investing In Yourself?

While I’ve always loved learning, I’ve often failed to invest in myself. This lack of investment in myself is sad, looking back on it.

There are so many missed opportunities to grow. I dismissed the mentions of conferences as silly. I threw away audio recordings that were meant for growth.

I sucked as a young leader.

To improve, one must invest

Why I Didn’t Invest In Myself

Growing up, I never felt adequate. I always felt others were better than me.

I also believed that what I thought didn’t matter.

This stunted my growth for many years. This limiting mindset held me back as I struggled to grow.

I didn’t invest in myself because I didn’t think I was worth it.

Looking back, I want to kick myself. I wasted so much time, energy, and money chasing after things that didn’t help me.

Top Posts And Comments For February 2016

And with that, we see the second month of 2016 end.

It really seems like each month is passing by quicker and quicker. That’s why it’s important to know what you’re working towards.

Me? I’m working towards providing readers a great place to get leadership content and to hear the voices of leadership talk about their expertise.

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How am I doing? That’s why I take the time to go back over the previous month and do a blog review. Let’s check out how February fared.

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