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The Shark Effect

Examining the qualities of high performers & how they lead

Welcome to the Shark Effect. I’m your host, Alex Molden. I’m a former NFL player and now I am a Leadership & personal development speaker & coach. In this podcast you will hear inspirational & humorous stories from leade
Latest Episode9/22/2020

Chris Tuff | Discovering what Millennials really want

Ep. 23
My guest this week is Chris Tuff, a New York Times best selling author (The Millennial Whisperer). He shares about his 64 failed job interviews, understanding his zone of passion & his new book. Chris published his first book on February 12th 2019 called “The Millennial Whisperer” (USA Today National Bestseller #2 business book) which covers how to lead what he calls “one the most misunderstood generations of all time”- Millennials.Chris was one of the first marketers to work directly with Facebook in 2005, and is now one of the foremost thought leaders in the digital space. Always on top of emerging trends, he oversees all content marketing and helps push to get our existing clients access to first-to-market ad products and offerings. He’s responsible for partnership development with technology and media companies like Twitter, Google, Facebook, and beyond.Featured:Front page of the Wall Street JournalFast CompanyNew York TimesWiredABC NewsBloombergAdweekAdageBusiness InsiderDigidaySocial TimesSocial FreshAllfacebookiMedia ConnectionSpecialties: Attracting, motivating and leading millennials. All things social media and emerging technology. Advisor to startups/Angel Investor.What you will learn:What millennials really want out of a leader (inspirational, autonomy & transparency) "Protect this house" to drive cultureHow to turn your passions into currency Secrets to networking: race to the middleHow to "Shawshank" your way to making connectionsHow to not be a "askhole"Always have a Side HustleLearning your metrics of successReprogramming your thinkingTurn your let's into...by when Connect with Chris:IGFBWebsiteLinkedInBookLet's connect:LinkedInIGFacebookwebsiteDon't forget to Subscribe, Rate & Review (5 stars are dope)!
9/22/2020

Chris Tuff | Discovering what Millennials really want

Ep. 23
My guest this week is Chris Tuff, a New York Times best selling author (The Millennial Whisperer). He shares about his 64 failed job interviews, understanding his zone of passion & his new book. Chris published his first book on February 12th 2019 called “The Millennial Whisperer” (USA Today National Bestseller #2 business book) which covers how to lead what he calls “one the most misunderstood generations of all time”- Millennials.Chris was one of the first marketers to work directly with Facebook in 2005, and is now one of the foremost thought leaders in the digital space. Always on top of emerging trends, he oversees all content marketing and helps push to get our existing clients access to first-to-market ad products and offerings. He’s responsible for partnership development with technology and media companies like Twitter, Google, Facebook, and beyond.Featured:Front page of the Wall Street JournalFast CompanyNew York TimesWiredABC NewsBloombergAdweekAdageBusiness InsiderDigidaySocial TimesSocial FreshAllfacebookiMedia ConnectionSpecialties: Attracting, motivating and leading millennials. All things social media and emerging technology. Advisor to startups/Angel Investor.What you will learn:What millennials really want out of a leader (inspirational, autonomy & transparency) "Protect this house" to drive cultureHow to turn your passions into currency Secrets to networking: race to the middleHow to "Shawshank" your way to making connectionsHow to not be a "askhole"Always have a Side HustleLearning your metrics of successReprogramming your thinkingTurn your let's into...by when Connect with Chris:IGFBWebsiteLinkedInBookLet's connect:LinkedInIGFacebookwebsiteDon't forget to Subscribe, Rate & Review (5 stars are dope)!
9/8/2020

Ryan McNeil | The Anatomy of winning teams: Principles of success on & off the field

00Ep. 21
Ryan McNeil is a former NFL All-Pro Cornerback who played 11 years in the NFL. Currently, Ryan is the Founder and Managing Partner of OT Enterprises, Inc. a media, marketing and technology firm focused on the business and lifestyle of sports.His path to becoming a high performer led him to the University of Miami where he was a captain of the team that won 2 National championships. He later on became the 1st pick of the Detroit Lions in the 1992 draft. Ryan was a All-Pro during his illustrious 11-year career but what stands out the most about Ryan was his focus on his businesses when he was playing pro ball. The principles that gave him success on the field were the same off the field too.What you will learn:-To be the best you have to “play-up”-the feeling of being wanted can propel you to another level-principles of the classroom and the field (study = success)-being prepared can help speed up your learning curve-martial arts and discipline-begin w/the end in mind-owning your path-using past experiences to track/define success-paying your dummy tax-carrying your own boxes-leverage who you are-finding a mentor was a key, open to learn new things, allow yourself to make mistakes-good leaders align their words w/their actions, they are the standard-leaders create other leaders-S.W.A.T. analysis (structure for your life)Connect w/ Ryan:LinkedInWebsiteFBLet's connect:LinkedInIGFacebookwebsiteDon't forget to Subscribe, Rate & Review (5 stars are cool)!
8/11/2020

Lakecia Gunter | The commitment to excellence: How to create your seat at the table

Season 1, Ep. 17
Lakecia, is a visionary senior engineering executive with 15+ years of leadership and management experience with a strong track record of leading high-performing teams to deliver results. She is a successful transformation leader with depth in technology development, leadership development, business strategy, who thrives at the intersection of leading-edge technology and new business development.She's a inspirational leader and nationally-recognized, award-winning engineer and speaker with excellent communications, networking, and coaching skills who strengthens the culture of organizations and develops current and aspiring engineers and business professionals.She is also the host of the highly regarded R.O.A.R. podcast.In this episode Lakecia opens up about her infrastructure of success when leading others.What you will learn:How to be curious when finding your passionHow to use your relationships to shape who you areHow to use experiences to benefit you and your careerAsking questions is the key to successHow having your own "board of directors" can help you succeed both professionally and personallyWhat steps you need to take to navigate the corporate worldHow you can structure your life to get the most success possibleHow using your relationship capitol can accelerate your successConnect with Lakecia:FBLinkedInIGLet's connect:LinkedInIGFacebookwebsiteDon't forget to Subscribe, Rate & Review (5 stars are cool)!