Having Difficult conversations is really important.  I don’t think anyone would argue that. Many times we feel awkward and don’t want to have the conversation and things go from bad to worse… or they just never get resolved.  This podcast is to give you 3 tips on having difficult conversations that I got from Ash Beckham’s Ted Talk from a few years ago.

I hope you guys like this one and get something from it.  Please leave me a note in the comments below and better yet, subscribe and review the podcast in iTunes.

September 29, 2015

AGL 004: Having the Difficult Conversation

Having Difficult conversations is really important.  I don’t think anyone would argue that. Many times we feel awkward and don’t want to have the conversation and things go from bad to worse… or they just never get resolved.  This podcast is to give you 3 tips on having difficult conversations that I got from Ash Beckham’s Ted Talk from a few years ago. I hope you guys like this one and get something from it.  Please leave me a note in the comments below and better yet, subscribe and review the podcast in iTunes. http://traffic.libsyn.com/johnrouda/AGL_004__Having_the_Difficult_Conversation.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | […]
September 24, 2015

AGL 003: Dealing with Distractons

Distractions overwhelm us everyday… They overwhelm me every hour. This podcast episode is a short talk about how to deal with distractions. I hope that it helps you handle daily distractions that you encounter. Please leave me a comment below and subscribe in iTunes. Thanks so much. Sponsor: What’s HTML? – Learn it in 4 Hours. Amazon Link Audible Link http://traffic.libsyn.com/johnrouda/AGL__003_-_Dealing_with_Distractions.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS
September 24, 2015

AGL 002: Motivating Creatives – TEDxHickory 2015 – My TED Talk

I’m super excited to share the TEDx Talk I gave back in March of 2015 at TEDxHickory.  I gave this talk on motivation and leadership.  In this talk I mentioned other talks and books by Simon Sinek, who taught us to “Start With Why” and Dan Pink who explained that autonomy, mastery and purpose are what motivates creative thinkers today.  I hope you get a lot from this episode and if you want to watch the talk and see the slides used, check out the video below. http://traffic.libsyn.com/johnrouda/AGL_002__Motivating_Creatives_-_TEDxHickory_2015_-_My_TED_Talk.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS
September 24, 2015

AGL 001: Louder than Words with Todd Henry

I was so pumped to talk to Todd Henry. He’s one of my favorite authors and speakers. He’s the founder of Accidental Creative and the author of The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, and his newest book, Louder than Words. I’m such a fan of his work, I actually use The Accidental Creative as required reading for a class I teach at Winthrop University. You can order his books using the links below. Be sure to follow him on Twitter and check out his podcast, The Accidental Creative. Lastly, if you enjoyed this show and want more, please subscribe and write […]
September 24, 2015

AGL 000 : My Why, John Rouda – A Geek Leader

This is the beginning of my new Podcast on Technical and Creative Leadership. In this episode, I introduce myself to all you podcast fans and explain my why for doing this podcast. Please subscribe and review in iTunes and stay in touch for future episodes. http://traffic.libsyn.com/johnrouda/AGL_000___My_Why_-_Episode_Zero_-_A_Geek_Leader.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS
August 11, 2015

Create Purpose to Motivate and Spark Creativity – My TEDx Talk

I’m super excited to share my TEDx Talk.  I gave this talk at TEDxHickory in March, 2015.  Please share with your friends and give me some feedback.