Welcome to Leadership Takeoff!

May 1, 2015
Hosted by Moe Glenner

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Episode Description

This episode will introduce the audience to Moe and to Be The Pilot in Command! This is the essence of better personal and professional leadership. Throughout this episode, listeners will better understand how to take command (of themselves) as well as gaining some tools and tactics to have a positive impact. Moe will introduce PIC (Pilot in Command), why it's so important as well as how it best applies to us. After all, just like a pilot can't just pull over to the nearest cloud, we can't pause our lives. This episode will also introduce a well-used aviation mnemonic, ABCC. In aviation, this stands for Airspeed, Best Place, Checklist and Communication. It also applies to our own personal leadership and Moe will demonstrate how. Other topics introduced will be the CHART method of better communications and how to best ask and answer, How Do You Know What You Know?

Leadership Takeoff: Real Leadership for Real People

Leadership Takeoff: Real Leadership for Real People

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Leadership Takeoff is about developing better personal and professional leadership. Since it stands to reason that we can’t be better organizational leaders unless we can best lead ourselves, we will always be looking to provide strategies, tactics and tools to better our own personal leadership. We will also explore better ways to be more effective as a business team member, managers and executives.

Since life never stops and we can’t just pull-over to take a break, we need to be the Pilot in Command, or PIC of our own lives, safely guiding ourselves through the turbulence of life and ultimately making safe and successful landings. We’ll show you how to do it through a variety of means, guests and always with an entertaining component or two.

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Moe Glenner

Moe Glenner

Moe Glenner is a highly acclaimed thought leader on personal and professional leadership, change management and innovation. He is the author of Selfish Altruism: Managing and Executing Successful Change Initiatives and has been seen on ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox and has had many articles on creativity, leadership and change management published in magazines such as Inc., Bloomberg Businessweek, The Huffington Post, Internet Truckstop and inBusiness. Moe is also a frequent contributor on LinkedIn Pulse.

Moe is an in-demand corporate creativity consultant and frequent keynote, breakout and workshop speaker. His work is always informative, interesting and communicated in an entertaining and memorable style.

Moe holds a Bachelor of Arts BA in History from Northeastern Illinois University, a Masters of Business Administration MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management Lake Forest, IL, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from Villanova University Philadelphia, PA and is a professional general aviation pilot.

Moe has served in a number of senior management and consulting roles for multi-national, multi-billion dollar enterprises as well as mid-range and entrepreneurial ventures. Moe continues to lead and transform management and corporate cultural functions through his innovation initiatives. These initiatives have resulted in multi-million dollar cost reductions, creating and building of profit centers and the start of corporate creativity workshops.

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Yuri Cataldo



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D. Bruce Day


As President of Global Maxfin Investments Inc. and Global Insurance Solutions Inc., Bruce is responsible for setting the business direction, objectives and strategies of the firms, in addition to the overall profitability of the businesses. Bruce began his career in Calgary, Alberta as an Advisor in the Financial Services business. Soon after, he became a Partner in firms specializing in the business insurance and oil and gas insurance. Six years later Bruce sold the company and moved to Toronto to join a major Canadian insurance company in their Head Office. Bruce joined the Global group of companies as Vice President of their Insurance Division. After successfully growing the Insurance Division, Bruce moved within the company to oversee Global’s Mutual Fund Division. Bruce is now President of both companies. The Global group of companies and associated companies is a financial services company that has become one of the largest independent full service financial firms in Canada." View Guest page

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Wes Kautzmann



Wes Kautzmann has been flight instructing in the South Bend area for the past twelve years. After an active duty tenure as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps, he held jobs in operations and sales in various industries before deciding to pursue a long-held goal of becoming a commercial pilot. He began instructing in a flying club at South Bend International Airport, and seeing a need in the marketplace, started a small flight school there in 2006, called Michiana Aviation. The flight school continues to operate with a location at South Bend as well as a location at the Elkhart Municipal airport. Having lived in eight states and grown up primarily in the Washington, D.C. area, Wes enjoys and appreciates the atmosphere of a small metro area in the Midwest. He resides in Elkhart, Indiana with his wife Shanna and their son and two daughters View Guest page

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Jared Korpal



Jared Korpal is a Fitness Specialist, Personal Trainer and the Internship Coordinator at Memorial Health & Lifestyle Center (South Bend, IN). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Bethel College.

Jared is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Group Exercise certified through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and is certified as a TRX instructor. He is also one of the Fitness Specialists at the Memorial Regional Cancer Center’s Restorative Fitness Center and has experience working with physical therapy clients. With a lifelong passion for fitness, Jared encourages clients that it is never too late to change and embrace new ways to challenge oneself. He believes fitness should be both mentally stimulating and physically demanding. View Guest page

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Alice Lerman


South Bend, Indiana native and Chicago resident Alice Lerman has a great personality, infectious laugh and a true love for animals of all types. After graduating from Drake University with a degree in International Relations & Business she moved to Chicago with an opportunity to work in the family business. Her passion for taking care of “her” dogs & cats led her to ask questions about the needs of dogs, cats and their humans. In 1998, those questions & the belief that products serving our four-legged friends w/quality, style & value existed somewhere, lead her to open one of the country’s first pet boutiques, barker & meowsky, a paw firm. Alice’s sense of being & community has gotten her involved in some great not-for-profits such as The Trio Animal Foundation, Chicago’s Anti Cruelty Society & Hockey For Life where hockey tournaments are held to raise funds & awareness for local non profit organizations. Alice is also a past member of the Women Presidents Organization (WPO). View Guest page

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Chaim Shapiro


Chaim Shapiro, M.Ed is a freelance writer, public speaker and social media consultant specializing in LinkedIn. He has presented his popular LinkedIn Workshop at National Conferences, Universities, Public Libraries and for communal organizations across the country Chaim is the Assistant Director of Career Services at Touro College in New York. He earned a Masters Degree in College Student Personnel from Loyola University, Chicago, and also studied in the Institutional Leadership and Policy Studies Ph.D. program at the University of California, Riverside Graduate School of Education. Chaim has more than 15 years of experience working in organizational administration. Website: http://www.chaimshapiro.com/ LinkedIn Page: www.linkedin.com/in/chaimshapiro/ Twitter: @ChaimShapiro View Guest page

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Andrew Tarvin



Andrew Tarvin is an Humor Engineer. He teaches people how to enjoy their jobs more while doing them better. Andrew has worked with thousands of people from 100+ organizations, including P&G, GE, and Microsoft, on topics ranging from mastering office communication to humor in the workplace. He is a best-selling author, has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, TEDx, and FastCompany, and has delivered talks in 25 states, 10 countries, and 3 continents. He loves the color orange and is obsessed with milkshakes. For more, visit www.HumorThatWorks.com View Guest page

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