There are many benefits of being a joyful leader. In today’s episode Richard shares not only why it’s important for leaders to be joyful but also practical ways to find joy despite difficult circumstances. 

One of the greatest challenges leaders face is the temptation to waste their time, energy, and attention on tasks they could easily assign to someone else. In this episode, Richard and Sam discuss the importance of delegation. UPCOMING EVENTS: Join Richard at Oxford University for a week-long entrepreneurial leadership seminar, August 11-19. Find more information here….

What is leadership, and what traits do all good leaders possess? In this episode, Richard and Sam discuss developmental psychologist Howard Gardner’s influential book “Leading Minds: An Anatomy of Leadership.” RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “Leading Minds: An Anatomy of Leadership” by Howard Gardner. Find it here. “Five Minds for the Future” by Howard Gardner….

If leaders aren’t confident, they won’t inspire optimism, hope, or enthusiasm in others. In this episode, Sam and Richard discuss the important role of optimism in good leadership. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Next Book Club Pick – “Leading Minds” by Howard Gardner. Find it here. UPCOMING EVENTS: Join Richard at Oxford University for a…

He is arguably the most famous leader in American history, and his legacy continues to impact the nation more than 200 years after his death. In this episode, Richard and Sam discuss the first American president, George Washington. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “George Washington: A Life” by Willard Sterne Randall. Find it here. “His…

Many people spend all day doing things they don’t like and aren’t good at. But what could happen if each person learned to leverage his or her strengths? In this episode, Richard and Sam discuss Marcus Buckingham’s bestselling leadership book “Now, Discover your Strengths.” Next month’s book club pick: “Leading Minds: The Anatomy of Leadership”…

Every year resolutions are made and not all are kept. In this episode, Richard and Sam discuss ways a leader should approach a new year and reflect on the past year. CONNECT: Follow Richard on Twitter. Follow Richard on Facebook. Read Richard’s latest blog posts at www.richardblackaby.com. Send questions to podcast@blackaby.org. RESOURCES: To see details…

The Christmas story often overlooks the role that Joseph played in the early life of Jesus. In this episode, Richard and Sam discuss the lessons we can all learn from the life and leadership of Joseph. CONNECT: Follow Richard on Twitter. Follow Richard on Facebook. Read Richard’s latest blog posts at www.richardblackaby.com. Send questions to…

To lead well, leaders must recognize when it’s time to leave. When they hold onto their position too long, they risk undoing their previous success. In this episode, Richard and Sam discuss ways leaders can leave people longing rather than loathing. CONNECT: Follow Richard on Twitter. Follow Richard on Facebook. Read Richard’s latest blog posts…

He was diminutive with a weak constitution and poor eyesight, but he changed the moral landscape of the world forever. In this episode, Richard and Sam discuss the life and leadership of the famed abolitionist William Wilberforce. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: “Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery” by Eric…

Follow us: