What Hamilton Teaches About Leadership

joshflagner/ July 15, 2016/ Blog/ 0 comments

Revolution can happen when you least expect it, especially in the workplace. When Lin-Manuel Miranda performed the first song from his Alexander Hamilton concept album, during a White House event in 2009, the rendition was inevitably met with a standing ovation. There were also reactions throughout the performance that seem outright sacrilegious as we look back some seven years; laughter.

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Railbird’s Nest #30: Chris Barron Celebrates the Cavs, and Trump is(n’t) Broke

joshflagner/ June 21, 2016/ Railbird's Nest/ 0 comments

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – Google Play Music – RSS  Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) flies by the nest to talk about all sort of political things, but we started off talking about the Cleveland Cavaliers championship, instead. The importance of that NBA Finals victory to the city of Cleveland, and the whole region, is hard to quantify, but we gave it a shot. Then

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Railbird’s Nest #27: Chris Barron on Angry Republicans

joshflagner/ May 10, 2016/ Railbird's Nest/ 0 comments

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – Google Play Music – RSS  Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) is BACK! We started off by talking about my podcast appearance on Paul Hebert’s podcast series about what we wished someone would have told us when we started our careers. Chris has some interesting perspective about burning bridges. And I’m a coward. We move on to an interesting sports conversation

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My “What I Wish I Had Been Told with Paul Hebert” Guest Appearance

joshflagner/ May 9, 2016/ Blog/ 0 comments

I was a guest on Paul Hebert’s great What I Wish I Had Been Told Podcast series recently, and spent some time talking about being calm and reasonable in the workplace.  [Listen to my appearance on Soundcloud] Being trusted to be calm and reasonable might be the most important tenet of leadership. Vision, knowledge, and experience are all great qualities

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10 Bands That Would Be Better with Axl Rose

Josh Womack/ April 19, 2016/ Blog/ 0 comments

Josh Womack wrote this and Dan Armelli did the photo edits. Josh Flagner is just the hood ornament on this one.  The news broke this week that Axl Rose will be fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their ‘Rock or Bust’ tour in addition to singing for the newly reunited Guns N Roses. Why stop there? Here are 10 bands

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Railbird’s Nest #25: Josh Womack Laughs Again

joshflagner/ April 12, 2016/ Railbird's Nest/ 0 comments

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – RSS  Josh Womack (@JoshuaWomack82) flies by the nest to talk about life in the big city. He’s living in Downtown Cleveland, working at Progressive, and still isn’t engaged. From getting back on stage at Hilarities, to his writing process at Progressive, to writing best man speeches for hypothetical presidential weddings, there’s no topic we don’t discuss. Except

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Railbird’s Nest #24: Lisa Durkin and The Gentlewoman

joshflagner/ March 29, 2016/ Railbird's Nest/ 0 comments

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – RSS  Lisa Durkin (@LisaSDurkin) settled into the nest to talk about her novel, The Gentlewoman. We talked about her time in Ed Fitzgerald’s Cuyahoga County Administration, and how that prompted the lead character, Rory Morgan, to pop into Lisa’s head. In those long commutes, and even longer meetings, we learned how Lisa’s stresses led to Rory dealing with PTSD,

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