Leadership Unleashed

Leadership Unleashed​ is a provocative podcast giving you unprecedented insight into the world of leadership. Host Carrie Kish charms leaders like Dave Logan and John Mackey into revealing their deepest and darkest secrets. Carrie has that unique ability to bring out the naughty kid in all of us and she’s not afraid to use that skill on CEOs, bestselling authors and VIPs. These conversations are about those topics you always wonder about, but don’t talk about. Unleashing your leadership is a very personal thing. For some of us, it’s learning how to expand our identities to break some rules and make some messes with art and grace. For others, it is learning to break the rules and raise hell expertly without alienating people. In all cases, it’s about expanding our identities as leaders to have the impact we want.
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Unleashing your leadership is a very personal thing. For some of us, it’s learning how to expand our identities to break some rules and make some messes with art and grace. For others, it is learning to break the rules and raise hell expertly without alienating people. In all cases, it’s about expanding our identities as leaders to have the impact we want.

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Jan 3, 2017

As the new year begins, Carrie reflects on what she learned and enjoyed from a full year of podcasting in 2016, and shares her thoughts on the upcoming year ahead.

Dec 13, 2016

Author and Agile coach Dan Mezick joins the podcast to dish on simple things you can do to make sure your meetings don't suck. He also explains the thinking and practice behind OpenSpace Agility, a technique for driving meaningful and lasting Agile adoption in your organization.

Nov 29, 2016

Shelley Pentony is a trauma-informed yoga instructor who works with survivors of physical and sexual assault. She talks with Carrie about the unique benefits of yoga, mindfulness and meditation, and how we all can apply these practices to our daily lives.

Nov 15, 2016

Executive coach and management consultant Sabrina Braham joins the podcast to share her expertise on how to be your own best advocate in the workplace.

Nov 1, 2016

This week, Carrie is joined by Jiu Jitsu practitioner, host of the Mat Therapy Podcast, and all around badass Dawna Gonzales. Dawna and Carrie talk about the physical and mental confidence that comes with practicing Jiu Jitsu, and how it can be applied to just about any facet in life.

Oct 18, 2016

Cara Miller is a facilitator and instructor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and a coach/consultant at Inquiry Partners. Cara shares with Carrie her journey to becoming a leadership consultant, as they discuss the immense value and role of inquiry in our personal and professional lives.

Sep 27, 2016

This week, Carrie is joined by entrepreneur, online marketing consultant and (perhaps most impressively) former Fear Factor contestant Todd Staples. Todd shares the leadership techniques he used to eat worms and launch cars off ramps, and explains how he parlayed his $50,000 in winnings into a successful entrepreneurial career.

Sep 20, 2016

Tanii Carr rejoins the podcast, this time to talk in detail about her relationship with Scientology. She and Carrie have a frank conversation about what Tanii gets out of her faith, and address some popular misconceptions.

Sep 13, 2016

Robbe is back! Former culture strategist and current keynote speaker on culture and leadership, Robbe Richman returns to Leadership Unleashed to talk about what makes something ripe for disruption.

Sep 6, 2016

When should you lead your team, and when should you manage them? And what's the difference between the two, anyway? Carrie is joined this week by CultureSync Managing Director Ken Perlman. Ken shares with us his insights and some recent case studies on the differences between management and leadership, and how your organization will benefit from both in the right situations.

Aug 30, 2016

Jack Bennett is not only COO and coach at CultureSync, he's also a music composer. He and Carrie talk about Jack's journey and how improvisation - learning all the rules so you can forget them and be in the moment - is at the heart of Jack's approach to music and coaching life.

Aug 23, 2016

How is being a leader like being a hostage negotiator? You'll be shocked at how similar the two roles are. Chris Voss, former FBI hostage negotiator, sits down with Carrie to discuss how he uses his skills to better his business relationships. Learn how to slow down and ask the right questions in order to get the answers you need.

Aug 16, 2016

What's the difference between coaching and therapy? Why do great leaders invest in coaching? Carrie has a behind the scenes conversation about coaching with her friend and colleague, David Brown.

Aug 9, 2016

Leadership is all about navigating change. Rich Maxwell shares leadership lessons he acquired through twenty years as a hospital administrator, including serving as a CEO and President of multiple hospitals, and navigating complex changes including leading through a merger, an acquisition, and a sale.

Aug 2, 2016

All leaders need to be great communicators. Henry Wihnyk shares some writing and speaking tips from the communications courses he teaches for lawyers at the University of Florida, and from 30 years of experience acting in community theater. He and Carrie geek out over grammar, including a short discussion about the use of the Oxford comma.

Jul 26, 2016

People are often surprised to find out that Carrie has married children. In honor of their third wedding anniversary, Carrie posts this conversation with her eldest son, Nathan, and his wife, Hannah. They talk about their choice to get married young and what it takes to make their marriage work, including moving from being "in love" to "choosing to love" no matter what.

Jul 19, 2016

Professor of entrepreneurship and social entrepreneur, Jason D'Mello shares what he's learned from both success and failure as an entrepreneur. He and Carrie talk about the lessons and insights from failure, and wrestle with when you should quit, when you should stay, and what it looks like to complete a project.

Jul 12, 2016

Pay attention! In this episode, Carrie talks to Nathan Otto about what attention and leadership have to do with each other, and how to use your attention to be a better leader. Nathan shares some great leadership distinctions and tips on using your attention more effectively.

Jul 5, 2016

Contractor. Private Investigator. Wilderness Outfitter. Tom Rose has done it all. In a special High Country edition of Leadership Unleashed, Carrie joins Tom in the Wyoming wilderness to talk about leadership lessons from a life outdoors.

Jun 28, 2016

Karen Pery and Gary Mahler co-founded the Into the Fire Surf Retreat to help people do life better. They join this week's podcast to talk about how they first met and came up with the idea for Into the Fire, and share their insights into what makes the experience so special for their guests.

Jun 21, 2016

Be clear, be concise, be on time and be patient. Leadership skills? Yep. Dancing skills? You bet. Professional dancer Bella Viramontes sits down with Carrie to explore the myriad ways leaders in all fields can learn from dance.

Jun 14, 2016

Dylan Stafford is the Assistant Dean at the Fully Employed MBA program at UCLA. He joins the podcast to talk about preparing business leaders in today's world, as well as his experiences as a published author.

Jun 9, 2016

In this special mid-week bonus episode, Carrie continues her conversation with horse trainer Angi Murray, and we finally get the play-by-play on Carrie's frightening fall from Pixie.

Jun 7, 2016

Carrie saddles up with horse trainer Angi Murray to talk about what leaders can learn from horse behavior.

May 31, 2016

Glenn Meier got to a point where he realized that being a good lawyer shouldn't be about finding someone to blame; it should be about making everybody feel good about the situation. Carrie and Glenn talk about his revelation, and his efforts to reinvent how we think about conflict in the world of corporate law.

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