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What Hamilton Teaches About Leadership

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 lookContinue Reading “What Hamilton Teaches About Leadership”

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

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

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Railbird’s Nest #29: Craig Lyndall Talks Media, Cavs, and Guns

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – Google Play Music – RSS    Craig Lyndall (@WFNYCraig) flies by the nest to chop it up about what’s going on in 2016. From the Cavs title run to gun control, no stone goes unturned. Especially not the WFNY moves to Scout stone. Or the cease and desist stone. Follow me at @RailbirdJContinue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #29: Craig Lyndall Talks Media, Cavs, and Guns”

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Railbird’s Nest #28: Chris Barron on DirecTV and Donald Trump

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – Google Play Music – RSS  Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) and I spend some quality time talking about how cable is the new landline telephone. The mass cord-cutting is coming. As soon as Chris can pull the trigger. After we get done laughing at ourselves for having a kitchen phone with a 150 foot cord,Continue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #28: Chris Barron on DirecTV and Donald Trump”

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

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 onContinue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #27: Chris Barron on Angry Republicans”

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

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

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Railbird’s Nest #26: Cameron Amigo Likes a Miracle in His Mouth

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – RSS  Cameron Amigo (@cn_amigo) landed in the nest for a long, confusing rap session. I promise I had a plan, but at one point Cameron started telling me all the things he’s not (tall, fat, smart, black, jewish, or gay), and I knew I was toast. Cameron is a die hard BrownsContinue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #26: Cameron Amigo Likes a Miracle in His Mouth”

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Railbird’s Nest #25: Josh Womack Laughs Again

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 noContinue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #25: Josh Womack Laughs Again”

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

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 ledContinue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #24: Lisa Durkin and The Gentlewoman”

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Railbird’s Nest #23: Chris Barron on Politics and Baseball

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – RSS  Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) stops by the nest to talk about a couple of his favorite things; politics and baseball. We start off with Adam LaRoche talk, which causes Chris to drop his first f-bomb less than two minutes into the show. You may think I’d be mad about this, but it’sContinue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #23: Chris Barron on Politics and Baseball”