Unshakeable Influence Podcast

Episode 10

Executive Presence, what it is and how to get more of it. How “I don’t know” can be the three most important words in a leaders vocabulary.  How devastating it can be to put others on a pedestal, and why.  How critical it is to surround yourself with people who are smarter and better than you.  Apple’s near bankruptcy and miraculous turnaround in the late 1990’s.

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Episode 9

Self-care and how it’s crucial to leadership  The importance of saying “no” and pushing back as a leader  Cultivating self-awareness in order to uncover the ways in which we might be unconsciously manipulating others  Practicing discernment instead of judgment, in how we communicate with others  How we are the product of the people we are closest to, so we better choose wisely if we want to be our best leadership self

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Episode 8

Ever wondered what an executive coaching session is like? Episodes seven & eight of the Unshakable Influence Podcast give you a very rare opportunity to listen in on an executive coaching session, with my co-host Joseph Baker as my client. Give it a listen if you’re curious to learn more about how executive coaching works, or if you want to get a better sense for my style of coaching. And of course, the session delves into some of the Heartset

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Episode 7

Ever wondered what an executive coaching session is like? Episodes seven & eight of the Unshakable Influence Podcast give you a very rare opportunity to listen in on an executive coaching session, with my co-host Joseph Baker as my client. Give it a listen if you’re curious to learn more about how executive coaching works, or if you want to get a better sense for my style of coaching. And of course, the session delves into some of the Heartset

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Episode 6

Why people don’t share openly, what it costs organizations, and what to do about it Importance of a psychologically safe business environment Best decisions come from open and transparent culture, and we need psychological safety Business costs of expressing anger inappropriately The importance of the emotional mind in our decision making We’re manipulating each other all the time How to lead in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) world The crisis of disconnection in our society and why business

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Episode 5

Leadership, like racing, is not a solo sport Parallels between leadership and Formula 1 racing Romanticized version of leadership, versus the reality of leadership 60-80% of our influence on others is non-verbal, maximizing our Heartset is about maximizing that other 60-80% Emotions are contagious. Great leaders learn to get their own emotions in hand, and use them wisely. Emotional climate alone is highly predictive of profits, and the emotional climate of all organizations is set by its leadership Letting go

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Episode 4

Chapter five (Advanced Mindset skills) of Unshakeable Influence, including: How to recover back to your best leadership self when things go awry The empowerment paradigm vs. the drama paradigm

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Episode 3

Reveals a never before told motorcycle racing story where Daniel selfishly put everyone on the racetrack in danger. Describes how important – and difficult – it is to let go of control as a leader Provides specific tips on how to recognize and counteract any overly controlling tendencies you may have Talks about how our brains are wired with a negativity bias, and what to do about it Discusses the tangible leadership benefits of both meditation and gratitude 

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Episode 2

Mindset, why we need to think about how we think You Go Where You Look, why it’s important to focus on what you want rather than on what you don’t want Daniel shares a motorcycle racing story demonstrating how important it is to focus where you want to go By focusing on the right things we can multiply our performance and the performance of those around us

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Episode 1

In this initial episode, we: Discuss the first two chapters of my book Unshakeable Influence: Mastering the Inner Game of Leadership Discuss what it takes to become a champion – whether in the boardroom, on the basketball court, or on the motorcycle road-race track Examine leadership and culture in the context of the NBA finals (go Warriors!) Touch on how becoming a purpose-driven leader can both pre-empt burnout and drive better business results

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