Are you waiting for someone else to lead? Do you wish you were in a position of leadership so you could change things? Wrong questions! Listen in as Craig Mathews and Jeff Nischwitz talk about the reality that leadership is a choice and you (all of you) can lead wherever you are (whether or not you have a leadership position). Craig and Jeff will share an empowering and challenging message about the leadership choices you can make every day. Get ready to take an honest look at your leadership choices and to answer the question, What are you modeling as a leader? The Impact Leadership Podcast is brought to you by Cardivera, the leadership development eco-system that helps your grow your people, grow your business and grow your life.

Show Notes

In this episode…

  • The many ways that leadership is a choice
  • Realities of risks in leadership including the risks of choosing not to lead
  • What it means to create followers by being a person worthy of being followed
  • Ways that you disempower your leadership by waiting for others to lead
  • Leadership is an act of vulnerability … stepping out and being seen, judged and making mistakes
  • Leadership comes with a target but you choose whether the target goes on your back (inauthentic leadership) or on your chest (vulnerable leadership)
  • What are the real (not perceived) risks of choosing to lead
  • Embracing the leadership moments and opportunities
  • Leadership is a 24/7 mindset and awareness (not a 24/7 job)
  • Leadership often involves speaking up
  • Stop waiting for positional leaders to lead – choose to lead
  • Ways to empower your entire team to lead
  • Leadership is not about permission – it’s a choice
  • Empowering your life and leadership – you always have a choice
  • Are you foxhole worthy as a leader and who do you want in your leadership foxhole?
  • Beware of the trap of blaming others for failing to lead / change things
  • What do you want for your children as leaders?
  • Ways to lead without a position including modeling and mentoring (What are you modeling as a leader?)
  • The importance of leading by listening


Your Hosts

Jeff Nischwitz

Author, speaker, coach, consultant, and
Chief SHIFT Officer of Cardivera

Craig Mathews

Strategist, innovator, consultant, and
CEO of Cardivera