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.

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.
July 20, 2015

Technical Leadership Talk at CodeStock 2015

My Slides from my technical leadership talk at CodeStock 2015.
June 9, 2015

What Happens to Your Digital Stuff When You Die?

Ever wondered what happens to your digital assets when you die?  You music, kindle books, etc?  I was at this Tedx Talk in Hickory, North Carolina when attorney Henry Morphis spoke about digital assets.  I thought his talk was humorous and full of great information. Its pretty crazy how important those EULAs, that we never read, really can be if and when we die. Take a listen to this talk and let me know what you think in the comments below.
May 26, 2015

Field Trips

The Power of a Field Trip One way to inspire creativity and to motivate yourself or your team is to take a field trip. This will work if wherever you work for a nonprofit organization or a traditional office. Take a field trip. I’m going to tell you two stories to prove how beneficial field trips of any size can be.  Small Field Trips My team took a little field trip a couple of years ago. We rode around with some technicians in their trucks. We wanted to see how they were using our products. We created a way for them […]
May 15, 2015

Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek – Book Review

  To listen to the podcast where I review this book, click here. In this book, Simon Sinek tells the story of Johnny Bravo, a military pilot and how he risked his life to defend ground troops in battle. He uses this story to illustrate the idea of the “Circle of Safety.” Circle of Safety Simon tells us that we should focus on helping those around us and under us instead of one-upping them. He uses our biology and our history as hunters and gatherers to show how this behavior affects our brains. “The whole purpose of maintaining the Circle […]