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High Octane Leadership
High Octane Leadership
Donald Thompson

Future-proof your leadership with High Octane Leadership, a place where business leaders (whether by title or aspiration) share cheat codes for unlocking... more

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Empathy in Leadership vs Bottom-Line Results

A few weeks ago, we heard from Hacking HR's Enrique Rubio on How to be a Leader in an Empathetic... more

14 Dec 2022 · 22 minutes
Coaching the Next Generation of Leaders, with Walk West CEO Abha Bowers and Executive Coach Ravila Gupta

When Abha Bowers became CEO of Walk West, her team started treating her a little bit differently because she's now... more

07 Dec 2022 · 51 minutes
The Epidemic of Average (Solo Episode)

We've all heard about Quiet Quitting and The Great Resignation. In the job market, we've seen salaries increase, and not... more

30 Nov 2022 · 27 minutes
BONUS: Easterseals UCP: Helping thousands living with disabilities & mental health conditions live their best life

Easterseals UCP is serving thousands of people in this community - people with disabilities, Autism, and other behavioral challenges. With... more

23 Nov 2022 · 31 minutes
How to become an Empathetic Leader, with Hacking HR's Enrique Rubio

In September 2017, Enrique Rubio saw a problem - the world of technology was moving so fast, and HR was... more

16 Nov 2022 · 33 minutes
Takeaways from the Black Men XCEL Summit

On today's episode, Donald Thompson recaps his time speaking at and attending the Black Men XCEL Conference, which is "designed... more

09 Nov 2022 · 31 minutes
Politics in the Workplace: How Leaders Keep Teams Focused, with Billy Warden

In a recent study, 80% of people who identify as Democrats see Republicans as being out of control and a... more

02 Nov 2022 · 36 minutes
Workforce Diversity in Pro Sports, with Timberwolves CDO Tru Pettigrew

Tru Pettigrew, Chief Diversity Officer of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, comes on High Octane Leadership to discuss the role... more

26 Oct 2022 · 41 minutes
Interrupt Imposter Syndrome and Own Your Success, with Teresa Sande

Two episodes ago, Don shared his thoughts on imposter syndrome and what leaders can do about feeling inadequate. He references... more

19 Oct 2022 · 36 minutes
Son of a Football Coach: Lessons Learned from My Dad

Growing up as a son of a college football coach, Don learned some valuable life lessons from his dad. Some... more

12 Oct 2022 · 15 minutes
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