The Rebel Leader Podcast

Leadership is how things get done in business. The Rebel Leader is an exploration of those who are willing to leave the status quo behind. Each week hosts Shawn Murphy and Mark Babbitt bring you a new guest-- authors, thought leaders, politicians, athletes--anyone who zigs when everyone else zags and has an impact.
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Oct 25, 2016

Leadership expert Bill Treasurer joins us to discuss leadership insights that defy conventional wisdom. It's an enlightening, encouraging conversation that will help you evaluate if your leadership is current in today's modern business world.

Oct 12, 2016

CEO of The Business Innovation Factory and founder of BIF, Saul Kaplan, joins us to discuss innovation. Kaplan challenges conventional wisdom regarding the role of innovation in business today and offers up some insightful, tasty tidbits key to business innovation.

Sep 13, 2016

CEO of Stockpile, Avi Lele, talks with The Rebel Leader about the leadership required to take on the financial industry, specifically investments. Hear Lele discuss what he and his company had to overcome in changing the traditional mindset that is so prevalent in the financial industry. You'll learn the role of simplicity and a phenomenal user experience in helping people wake up to a need they didn't know they had.   

Aug 2, 2016

Hosts Shawn Murphy and Mark Babbitt riff on the important topics shaping social leaders today: personal brand, creating an optimistic workplace, productivity, transparency, for example.

Jul 28, 2016

Author and architect Leigh Stringer talks with us about how to create a healthy workplace and the business impacts.

Jul 20, 2016

Your business's brand guides your decisions from marketing to hiring to strategic intent. We talk with Shaun Smith about how you can tap into purpose to deliver a branded customer experience that customers love.

Jul 5, 2016

Rebel Brown is a leadership expert who focuses on the neuroscience of leadership. In this episode we tackle the topic of women being better wired to lead than men. Rebel has some compelling points. It's a great conversation. Enjoy.   

Jun 30, 2016

Modern day philosopher, Ryan Holiday, leads us through a fascinating conversation about the barriers our egos create for us as humans.    

Jun 21, 2016

Tim Sanders, best selling author, delivers an important message that all rebel leaders need to understand: sales is more than a numbers game. It's a relationship game. It's a team sport. And if you're still approaching sales with purely a numbers mentality, you'll loose. We talk with Tim about this approach to sales and topics from his new book Dealstorming.

Jun 14, 2016

Leaders are coaches. Yet, too many stick with traditional management practices to help people do their best work. The outcome? People's potential isn't realized. In this interview, we talk with Michael Bungay Stanier about being coach-like and all the important details to be good at it.

May 24, 2016

Entrepreneur and author Aaron Hurst joins Shawn and Mark to discuss the business value of purpose. While there is the "soft side" of purpose, there are hard, tangible effects of purpose on people and performance. And these effects are valuable and desirable to business.

May 17, 2016

Professor Vijay Gurbaxani talks with The Rebel Leader about how leaders can remain relevant in the face of massive technological transformation. But it's more than just leadership, it's also how do businesses thrive in this digital age.   

May 10, 2016

Villy Wang believes every person's story matters. In the business world this sounds naive and out of place. After all, isn't business about making money and motivating employees? For Wang, Founder, President, and CEO of the non-profit BAYCAT out of San Francisco, she's driven to help prepare kids who have historically been underserved make a life for themselves learning digital media. It's through their journey at BAYCAT that her kids find their voice and change the story of their lives.

May 3, 2016

Leaders are overly concerned with employee engagement. For decades this measure of employee success has not improved beyond it's 30% mark. Organizations and leaders aren't doing what they need to do . . . or is it that simple. In this episode, we speak with consultant and entrepreneur Kevin Jones about what else might be going on regarding the elusive employee engagement situation.

Apr 26, 2016

We spend 1/3 or more of our life at work. What if your work was meaningful and had meaning. What are the benefits? Does it really matter? Should you care about finding meaning at work? Author and speaker Scott Mautz joins The Rebel Leader crew to discuss the important perks of meaning at work.   

Apr 13, 2016

The most influential leaders know how to motivate people, engage teams, and make an impact. This is where executive presence comes in to play. But what is it? How do you get it? We talk with executive coach and bestselling author Suzanne Bates to get the lowdown on this hot topic.

Apr 5, 2016

We all intend to do the things that matter, are important, are necessary. Yet, we don't always get around to doing them. In this week's episode, we talk with chief scientist Bob Nease about how the brain processes information and how to use this insight to turn good intentions into positive results.

Mar 31, 2016

Michael Winston was the whistleblower that brought down Countrywide. Michael was guided by his ethics and values, a seemingly rebellious idea in some businesses. In this episode we explore Michael's story in signaling the end of one of America's biggest banks.

Mar 22, 2016

It's too uncommon for a CEO to embrace the logic that people come before profits. It's the ultimate rebel belief. So when the CEO of a major Canadian bank believes it, it's worth hearing what he has to say. We have just the person -- Peter Aceto. We talk with Peter about his book Weology and the importance of putting "we" before "me." The status quo won't lead to innovative, creative solutions. It just leads to incremental growth. What's more, betting on people to do great work to support a company's success is central to Aceto's leadership approach. 

Mar 15, 2016

Management as usual won't cut it for today's business and leadership needs. New management practices have emerged and are proving to be effective. Professor and author David Burkus has gathered up some of the most compelling ideas and discusses them with us. These ideas are being used in companies around the world. In short, they are gaining steam and support in companies small and large. Ideas like getting rid of email, forgetting open office layouts, even ditching the annual performance review are on the list for radically rethinking management.

Mar 10, 2016

What is the secret sauce that help leaders, or superbosses, be great? That's the focus of this next Rebel Leader episode. We talk with Sydney Finkelstein, author of Superbosses, about the counterintuitive actions that great bosses like Ralph Lauren and Larry Ellison use to get the best out of people. Superbosses challenge conventional wisdom about grooming talent. This episode takes you inside the minds of these super talented leaders.

Mar 3, 2016

Many believe that they perform best under pressure. New science is questioning this long held belief. JP Pawliw-Fry, author of Under Pressure, sheds light with compelling insights on a better way to perform that reduces the role of pressure. Pawliw-Fry works with top athletes helping them improve their performance. Now the science behind helping athletes is available to you.

Feb 21, 2016

Isn't business a place to get things done? There's no time for mindfulness at work, right? Well not according to Jacqueline Carter, co-author of One Second Ahead. She dismantles the conclusions that mindfulness has no place inside corporate walls. If you're looking to do meaningful work and maximize your impact, then check out what Jacqueline has to say about mindfulness.

Feb 21, 2016

We talk with best selling author, and now film maker, Tom Rath about his movie based on his book Are You Fully Charged. We explore topics from what being fully charged is in life and work. Tom also talks through the three keys to being fully charged and the role positive interactions play in our life. If you're looking for inspiration, this episode is for you.