By Center for Leadership
It's time to learn from the past and explore the future of leadership. In compelling discussions, we'll dig deep into leadership topics within business, education, non-profits, the public sector, social justice and wherever we may find it.
Leadership FrontiersJun 25, 2021
017 | General Stanley McChrystal & Anna Butrico | Risk: A User's Guide
Today’s world is rife with risk—be it a global pandemic as we experienced in 2020 or the steady churn of uncertainty that permeates both business and life. In their new book RISK: A User’s Guide, coauthors General Stanley McChrystal and Anna Butrico argue that we must develop both an interface for dealing with risk and an appetite for action. On the podcast this episode, we discuss everything from assessing risk to the need for leadership in a changing world, and the fact that you can fail without being a failure.
016 | Bill Mullen | The value of lifelong learning
Retired USMC MajGen Bill Mullen dives in on why it is so important to constantly immerse oneself in learning. Bill has an extensive military background that is rooted in a passion for working with students and further personal growth and development. Bill is a huge believer in lifelong learning, specifically for leaders. We discuss the power that experiential learning has to shape and develop each person as an individual and participating citizen.
015 | Chief Doreen Jokerst | Community impact starts with saying hello
We are pleased to host CU Boulder Police Chief Doreen Jokerst to the show for this episode. Chief chats with us about the importance of listening and interacting with the communities she and her team serve. Additionally, she highlights the initiatives surrounding diversifying her team, specifically when it comes to female officers and teammates. Chief Jokerst has a unique perspective on the power of leadership in high impact scenarios and shares key insights as to how to ensure a strong community.
014 | Matt Moseley | Communication is the secret sauce
Communications specialist, author, and adventure swimmer, Matt Moseley chats with us to discuss his experiences at the intersection of strategy, public policy, and public affairs. He discusses how we are called to be a participant in life and not just spectate from the edges.
013 | Dr. Johanna Maes | Multicultural leadership
For this episode we welcome Dr. Johanna Maes to discuss multiculturalism, inclusivity, gender bias, and culturally competent teaching methods. She has a multitude of expertise in all facets of education and has compiled extensive curricula, experiential education initiatives, and trainings to address all of these topics. In particular, she helps us explore the power of followers and their critical role in leadership.
012 | Alexia McCaskill | Leadership & Law
In this episode, we talk about being a lawyer in Washington DC...in the 1990’s as a black female...we also chat about how University staff are growing their leadership skills on campus and about a new mentorship program for 1st and 2nd year law students at CU.
011 | Mike Kester | Not losing our humanity at work
So much of what we do in the workplace today requires a fast-pace, minimal budget, and immense pressure. Especially in a COVID and post-COVID world, the importance of taking care of the humans behind it all has slipped into the background. Mike Kester saw a need for focusing on people, specifically millenial new managers, and developed a neuroscience-based program to help them maximize their potential and the potential of their teammates. Lead Belay, his program, emphasizes the importance of working together effectively, problem solving, and tackling big challenges.
010 | Sabrina Volpone | Operationalizing diversity in a changing world
Our conversation with Dr. Sabrina Volpone centered on diversity in the workplace...how implicit bias plays a role, the business case behind why diversity is a necessity.
009 | Katie Kramer | Choosing to exercise the behaviors and skills of leadership
In this episode, we talk to Katie about serving a greater good and paying it forward, her work at the Boettcher Foundation, why we all need to take care of ourselves first...as leaders.
008 | Bing Chou | The power of mentorship and community
In our discussion with Bing, we chat about the importance of the Boulder community connecting with the University, the power of mentorship and words of wisdom on starting a company and becoming an entrepreneur.
007 | Charles S. Gilford III | It all comes back to people and relationships
In today’s podcast, we are going to talk about how to stand out above other’s when applying for your next job, the importance behind authentic relationship building, and the future of tech and innovation. Throughout our discussion, it is evident that at the very core of everything we do as leaders, it all comes back to the folks in your world that you are able to connect and build relationships with.
006 | Christy Orris | Inspiring the next generation of leaders
In speaking with Christy Orris, co-founder of Peak to Peak Leadership, we explore topics ranging from understanding leadership, to finding your core values no matter what age you are, slowing down, and switching gears from building to giving back. Specifically, we dive into the importance of providing meaningful and transformational leadership development experiences for young people.
005 | Allie Reuter & Nicholas Kohler | Mental health and young leaders
The topic of mental health on college campuses nationwide is one that continues to gain traction. There is a crisis surrounding our young people. In this episode, we speak with two CU seniors, Allie Reuter & Nick Kohler, who are actively working towards helping other students on campus who are going through really tough times. They share their insights about what it is like to be a campus leader and also navigate the issues of mental health that are prevalent in all aspects of higher education.
004 | Dr. Stefanie K. Johnson | The intersection of leadership & diversity
Our conversation with Dr. Stefanie Johnson was packed with different aspects of inclusive leadership. Specifically, we talk about the impact of gender on leadership, mental health and wellness, and the impact of diversity on highly innovative teams.
003 | Dr. Deb Palmer & Alex McGrath | Language, leadership & BIPOC students
In this episode, we talk with Dr. Deb Palmer and second-year doctoral student, Alexandra Federico McGrath, about their research study about the leadership landscape for students of color at the University of Colorado Boulder. They will be taking a deep dive into a case study of one of the pathway programs at CU, Multicultural Leadership Scholars, nurtures leadership education for BIPOC students for their time at CU and beyond. We spend a good amount of time examining the dynamics around the impact of a student's primary language and how they are able to navigate the educational constructs in the US.
002 | Senator Mark Udall | A world of opportunities
In talking with former US Senator Mark Udall, we explore his passions for the outdoors and creating change for the better through the many channels of leadership we all have in our lives.
001 | Shilo Brooks | Civil discourse in turbulent times
Our discussion with Dr. Shilo Brooks covers wide ranging topics like dogma, what it means to be a seeker of truth, social media censorship, cancel culture, deplatforming, leadership vs. management and leadership as a transdisciplinary field.