The Leader’s Podcast with Maxie Carpenter
Myopic Leadership

Myopic Leadership

May 10, 2021

Myopia is shortsightedness and we're seeing an epidemic of Myopic Leadership today that borders on the incomprehensible! 

The New Workplace Demands New Leadership

The New Workplace Demands New Leadership

May 3, 2021

The combination of COVID-19, the toxic political cycle that never stops and the culture war in the country has created a White Storm of New. That new is a new workplace requiring a new leadership.  

Leaders Post-COVID Must Focus Holistically

Leaders Post-COVID Must Focus Holistically

April 26, 2021

When organizations become dysfunction, inefficient, or ineffective it's primarily because they get so focused on process that they lose sight of the whole of organization, especially their people. That kind of Leadership doesn't cut it anymore. 

Do You Make Everyone Around Your Better?

Do You Make Everyone Around Your Better?

April 19, 2021

There are average leaders and then there are elite leaders, which are those that make everyone around them better. Which are you?

Can You Identify Your Leadership Gaps?

Can You Identify Your Leadership Gaps?

April 12, 2021

Many leaders are so consumed by process that they default to a command-and-control leadership style, especially in crisis. (COVID anyone?) As a result, their level of awareness to leadership gaps (both personally and professionally) is neutralized. 

The Spirit of the Game: What Kind of Leader Will I Be Today?

The Spirit of the Game: What Kind of Leader Will I Be Today?

April 5, 2021

I often talk with Leaders that can't define their leadership culture. If the culture of an environment depended upon fairness and everyone playing by the rules, what kind of leadership do you think that would look like?

Are You Making Major Decisions in a Silo?

Are You Making Major Decisions in a Silo?

March 29, 2021

Daily process-driven decisions are one thing. Major people-driven decisions are quite another. More often than not, process overrules people and major decisions are made in a silo at the cost of people, rather than in the interest of them. 

Stop the Labeling. You’re Only Hurting Yourself.

Stop the Labeling. You’re Only Hurting Yourself.

March 22, 2021

Our culture has forever been obsessed with labels. Not only do we label events and movements, we label people. I talk to many, who without realizing it, talk of themselves using negative descriptors, or labels that clearly reflects their state of mind. We have enough people labeling us without doing it to ourselves. 

Become A Better Leader Part II

Become A Better Leader Part II

March 15, 2021

The character traits shared in Part I and here in Part II are unchanging and have to be cultivated over time. When I say unchanging, I mean they're never passé or cliched. They're focused on people and the behaviors people expect and require from their leaders in an environment that's been changed forever by COVID.  

Becoming A Better Leader

Becoming A Better Leader

March 8, 2021

There is one character trait missing from most leaders and it's that of being a continual learner. It's the one trait that motivates elite leaders (those that rise above the rest) to become better every day. 

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