Spark Leadership


Learning How to Effectively Lead Others Through a Crisis with Thomas A. Kolditz

Season 1, Ep. 8

Thomas A. Kolditz is a highly accomplished leadership coach, educator, author, consultant and a retired Brigadier General. He has been ranked among the top 25 coaches globally for the past five years and is the founder of five leader development startups, including Executive Director of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University. His latest book Leadership Reckoning has kicked off a movement in higher education to improve the quantity and quality of leader development for students. In today's episode, Windy speaks with Thomas about how to be an effective leader during a work crisis.

Moreover, Thomas A. Kolditz has held various leadership roles on four continents and has been named a top leadership Thought Leader by the Leader to Leader Institute. In his 12 years at the U.S. Military Academy West Point, Kolditz led the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership and was responsible for teaching, research, and outreach activities in Management, Leader Development Science, Psychology and Sociology.

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Why Coaching Is Important for Leaders Who Are Already Successful with Modupe Taylor-Pearce

Season 1, Ep. 12
Dr. Modupe Taylor-Pearce is a scholar and practitioner of organizational development and leadership. Over the past three decades, he has successfully coached and trained leaders in Africa, North America and Europe. His passion for leadership enhancement was born out of his experiences as a cadet in the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) and as a military officer serving in combat in the Sierra Leone Civil War, where he was shot twice. As the only Sierra Leonean with a PhD in Leadership, Modupe was the founding Dean of the African Leadership University School of Business, an institution providing a Pan-African MBA degree to Africa's mid-career professionals. He is also the Founder and CEO of Breakfast Club Africa Leadership, an organization that has impacted over 2,000 African leaders with coaching and knowledge-sharing services. In addition, Modupe leads a team of 32 Coaches across Africa and is the curator of The Made in Africa Leadership Conference. A TEDx speaker, Modupe has authored two books on leadership (“Striking Sustainable Success” and “Tough Love”) and a journal article in the International Journal of Leadership in Education. He is an alumnus of Capella University, Cornell University and the United States Military Academy. In this episode he will discuss his work in leadership development across Africa and why coaching is important for leaders who are already successful.