Episode 6

Published on:

22nd Dec 2020

Leading Teams with Steve Gladis, Ph.D. of Steve Gladis Leadership Partners

Today’s guest is one of the most respected and distinguished executive coaches in Northern Virginia, Steve Gladis, Ph.D. Steve learned discipline, compassion, and leadership at an early age. His mother was a meatpacker, and his father was a truck driver. Steve served in the Marine Corps at the height of the Vietnam War. After returning home, he met his wife, and initially attended Medical School before deciding to embark on a career with the FBI. Over the years he transitioned from the field into speech writing, training, and more – helping to shape his later transition to academia being an author, and more – all while working through the challenges of being dyslexic. 

Today, he leverages his background, his many talents, and more, to help leaders lead more effectively. He has written over 25 books on the subject, including Leading Teams: Understanding the Team Leadership Pyramid; Positive Leadership: Self-Leadership: Become the CEO of your Own Career, and Solving the Innovation Mystery; The Game Changer at Work; and more.

Today, we discuss many important topics, to include:

  • How deeply rooted fears, hopes, and emotions determine why we act the way we do as leaders
  • How Steve’s early exposure to generosity has shaped his current mission today
  • Why he writes, and how its as helpful to himself as it is to others
  • The impact of great leaders vs weak leaders
  • What makes for an effective team, and why only 20% of teams are effective
  • Why empathy is one of the most important skills to have, and other focal points for today’s leaders
  • The dirty secret behind philanthropy that Steve benefits from today
  • And more…

Today, Steve remains focused on his work under Steve Gladis Leadership Partners, while remaining focused on larger missions to serve the community, primarily through Northern Virginia Family Service, and other initiatives.

Connect with Steve on LinkedIn

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Call Steve at 703.424.3780

Email Steve at sgladis@stevegladis.com

Buy Leading Teams: Understanding the Team Leadership Pyramid on Amazon

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The NoVA Business Podcast
A series of interviews with Northern Virginia's most influential business leaders.
The NoVA Business podcast is a stream of interviews with NoVA's leading entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives.

Northern Virginia is America’s best-known secret. With Ranking #1 in the nation for workforce and education and #3 for business friendliness, NoVA is a hotspot for the world’s top talent and entrepreneurs. There's no question why companies like Amazon and Capital One call NoVA home for their headquarters.

On this podcast, we will share the inspiring stories of leaders who are shaping the community around us. Listen to the challenges they have overcome, the lessons learned, and the vision they have moving forward. Get ready for a series of epic conversations!

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About your hosts

Jessica Du Bois

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Jessica Du Bois is a consultant and advisor for employee benefits, working with dozens of companies in the D.C. region. Creating The NoVA Business Podcast became one of Jessica's goals after working with many of the incredible business leaders in Northern Virginia.

The podcast is a collection of stories that tell us the trials and successes that have formed the community around us. No gimmicks. No paid interviews. Just real-life storytelling of the friends and leaders that inspire you.

When Jessica isn't interviewing for the podcast or advising on benefits, you can find her coaching boxing classes or training for her next half marathon.

Derek Winn

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As a corporate health care strategist, Derek has had the unique opportunity to partner with hundreds of leading and admired businesses across Northern Virginia. Given his role, he has been able to witness and support businesses during the best of times as well as the worst of times.

These stories are the fuel for the Northern Virginia Business Podcast - the only podcast focused exclusively on the founders, leaders, and heroes in our own backyard of Northern Virginia.

These stories are intended to captivate and inspire those who continue to shape the landscape of Northern Virginia.

While he spends the majority of his time working in Fairfax, he has the most fun at home in Warrenton with his family.