Today’s guest believes that it is a myth that leadership skills cannot be learned. He knows that most leaders have learned through the school of hard knocks, good training, years of hard work, effective coaching, and from great mentors.

He hosts the Coaching for Leaders podcast, one of the top-rated career podcasts on iTunes, with over 150,000 downloads a month.

He founded Coaching for Leaders Academy, a year-long leadership development cohort for managers, executives, and business owners to develop their leadership excellence — and empower each other through global relationship building.

As a Dale Carnegie instructor, he has led training programs for top organizations, including The United States Air Force, the Boeing Company, and the Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Please join me in welcoming Dave Stachowiak.

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In this episode, we discuss:

  • his thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is not a position and it is not a title. Leadership is finding the way that you as a leader can influence the world.”
  • how he learned that leadership is a learned skill by teaching himself to be a leader.
  • his system for managing the work-life balance that comes with being an entrepreneur.
  • how he uses his belief in quality vs. quantity to create deeper relationships within his network.
  • why he is comfortable having people with significantly different viewpoints on his podcast because he believes that he has something to learn from everyone.
  • how he prepares for his podcast guests to be the best interviewer he can be.



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