He went bald prematurely, had a bulbous, disfigured nose, and suffered from self-consciousness, loneliness, and depression. He was also the most influential banker in American history. At one point, 96 out of the top 100 companies banked with him, and on multiple occasions he helped the United States avoid financial ruin. In this episode, Richard and Sam discuss the life and leadership of J.P. Morgan.

Ego can cause problems when you aspire, succeed and fail. In this episode, Richard and Sam discuss the book ‘Ego is the Enemy’ by Ryan Holiday.

He started his own company in 1999, and today it does 33 billion dollars in volume. He now serves as the CEO of a different company. During his 40-year career in the marketplace and through heartbreaking challenges in his personal life, God has taken him on an unexpected journey of faith. In this episode, Richard interviews Scott MacLellan, an entrepreneur, CEO, and the author of Am I Building a Life of Personal Faith?

Happy New Year! Now is a great time to reflect on the year that was and look ahead to the year that will be. Richard shares a few principles to help make this year the best year yet.

Merry Christmas (Eve)! In this episode, Richard shares his thoughts on Christmas and some lessons leaders can learn from this special time of year.

Can you tell the difference between an interruption and a divine appointment? Last week’s episode was about divine connections, people God has placed in your life as a resource to you. In this episode, Richard and Sam discuss divine appointments: day-by-day encounters that are initiated by God.

At times there are problems or challenges in our leadership that we can’t seem to overcome. The answer might just be in the people God has placed around you. Today, Richard and Sam discuss the power of divine connections.

He grew up on a farm in Michigan and went on to become one of the wealthiest people in the world. In this episode, Richard and Sam discuss the life and leadership of famed business magnate Henry Ford.

Storytelling is the oldest form of communication. Why are stories so powerful? They engage people’s emotions as well as their mind. In this episode, Richard and Sam discuss why leaders must be good storytellers.

Pain is a powerful sensation. It can motivate positive change, but it can also push people past their breaking point. Leaders must always be sensitive to the level of pain they are inflicting on their followers. In this episode, Richard and Sam discuss the importance of recognizing people’s pain thresholds as well as the three primary causes of pain: change, interventions, and conflict.

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