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Demystifying Extrinsic Motivation | Ep.013

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Welcome to Ep.013 of the Leadership Decoded Podcast in the Loop Internet studio hosted by Dr. Will Ramey!

 

In today’s episode we break open the impact of Expectancy Theory when leveraging extrinsic motivation with your team. When supplying extrinsic motivation, it’s imperative to connect effort, performance, and outcomes. Join us as we delve into how understanding and applying Expectancy Theory can transform your leadership approach. Let’s dive in.

 

Dr. Will Ramey, is a former U.S. Army Officer and Bronze Star recipient. Beyond his military leadership, he has led teams for several Fortune 100 companies and the Department of Defense. Currently, Dr. Ramey is a corporate leadership coach, keynote speaker, and an Executive MBA Adjunct Professor at Drexel University.

 

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Competence: Executive Presence | Ep.011

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Welcome to Ep.011 of the Leadership Decoded Podcast in the Loop Internet studio hosted by Dr. Will Ramey!

 

In this episode we shed light on executive presence and how your competence is the bedrock of building cognitive trust and credibility. We share what competence means in the context of executive presence, why it’s a pivot point for your success, and how you can enhance it to elevate your leadership.

 

Dr. Will Ramey, is a former U.S. Army Officer and Bronze Star recipient. Beyond his military leadership, he has led teams for several Fortune 100 companies and the Department of Defense. Currently, Dr. Ramey is a corporate leadership coach, keynote speaker, and an Executive MBA Adjunct Professor at Drexel University.

 

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Authenticity: Executive Presence | Ep.010

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Welcome to Ep.010 of the Leadership Decoded Podcast in the Loop Internet studio hosted by Dr. Will Ramey!

 

In this episode we explore why authenticity isn’t just a buzzword; it’s the cornerstone of genuine leadership. Join us as we explore what authenticity means in the context of executive presence, why it’s crucial, and how you can embrace it to elevate your leadership.

 

Dr. Will Ramey, is a former U.S. Army Officer and Bronze Star recipient. Beyond his military leadership, he has led teams for several Fortune 100 companies and the Department of Defense. Currently, Dr. Ramey is a corporate leadership coach, keynote speaker, and an Executive MBA Adjunct Professor at Drexel University.

 

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Unlocking Your Executive Presence | Ep.009

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Welcome to Ep.009 of the Leadership Decoded Podcast in the Loop Internet studio hosted by Dr. Will Ramey!

 

In this episode we unravel the essence of executive presence and give you the three components of executive presence that will leave you more self-assured and competent in communication in order to build stronger connections within your team and your clients.

 

Dr. Will Ramey, is a former U.S. Army Officer and Bronze Star recipient. Beyond his military leadership, he has led teams for several Fortune 100 companies and the Department of Defense. Currently, Dr. Ramey is a corporate leadership coach, keynote speaker, and an Executive MBA Adjunct Professor at Drexel University.

 

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How to Overcome Challenges to Team Empowerment | Ep.008

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Welcome to Ep.008 of the Leadership Decoded Podcast in the Loop Internet studio hosted by Dr. Will Ramey!

 

In this episode we dive into team empowerment and provide practical approaches to help you overcome the challenges to empowering your team.

 

Dr. Will Ramey, is a former U.S. Army Officer and Bronze Star recipient. Beyond his military leadership, he has led teams for several Fortune 100 companies and the Department of Defense. Currently, Dr. Ramey is a corporate leadership coach, keynote speaker, and an Executive MBA Adjunct Professor at Drexel University.

 

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How to Inject Creativity to Spark Team Solutions | Ep.007

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Welcome to Ep.007 of the Leadership Decoded Podcast in the Loop Internet studio hosted by Dr. Will Ramey!

 

In this episode we explore the world of creativity within teams, its impact on driving breakthroughs, and provide actionable tactics to foster a creative culture that inspires your team’s best ideas.

 

Dr. Will Ramey, is a former U.S. Army Officer and Bronze Star recipient. Beyond his military leadership, he has led teams for several Fortune 100 companies and the Department of Defense. Currently, Dr. Ramey is a corporate leadership coach, keynote speaker, and an Executive MBA Adjunct Professor at Drexel University.

 

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Attitude and Aptitude

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Attitude and Aptitude

Research Backed Approaches to Leadership and Team Dynamics by Dr. Will Ramey, The Leadership Dr.

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The Harmonious Fusion of Attitude and Aptitude in Leadership

The only place aptitude comes before attitude is in the dictionary! However, when it comes to leading people there is a duality that forms the bedrock of effective leadership: attitude and aptitude. From my time in the U.S. Army this was considered character and competence. Who are you showing up as and how are you continually learning to grow your expertise?

Let’s explore the synergetic relationship between attitude and aptitude in leadership. Join me as we uncover how this harmonious fusion shapes exceptional leaders and guides us toward excellence.

Attitude: The Foundation of Character

Attitude encompasses the mindset, values, and beliefs that you bring to your role. It forms the core of a leader’s character, influencing behavior, decision-making, and interactions. The U.S. Army leadership doctrine recognizes that a positive attitude, driven by a commitment to ethics, integrity, and respect, is essential for building trust and fostering a cohesive team. Character is demonstrated by the alignment of our actions, decisions, and relationship with ethical behavior. Attitude and how we show up as an authentic ethical leader ready to bring positivity to the people we lead, and the work environment is where we begin to build momentum.

Aptitude: The Building Blocks of Competence

Aptitude refers to the skills, knowledge, and capabilities that you possess. Competence arises from a leader’s mastery of their field, a willingness to learn and adapt, and a dedication to continuous improvement. The U.S. Army leadership doctrine underscores the importance of honing technical and tactical proficiency, as well as embracing a growth mindset to navigate evolving challenges. Competence can be developed over time by opening yourself up to learning from a wide variety of sources. We must take ownership of learning and accept that it is a journey, not a destination. Aptitude and our commitment to honing our proficiency, combined with a positive attitude, is where we take momentum and convert it to kinetic energy.

Balance: Attitude and Aptitude in Leadership

Character-Driven Decision-Making: A positive attitude anchored in moral and ethical principles guides leaders to make principled decisions, ensuring the welfare of their team and the mission’s success.

Building Trust: Attitude plays a pivotal role in building trust within teams. Leaders with a transparent and respectful attitude foster an environment where trust thrives.

Learning and Adaptation: A growth-oriented attitude propels leaders to continuously learn, adapt, and innovate. This flexibility enhances their aptitude and enables them to navigate complex scenarios.

Lead by Example: An attitude of humility and accountability fosters an environment where leaders lead by example, demonstrating competence and encouraging their team to do the same.

Cohesive Team Dynamics: When leaders exhibit a positive attitude and possess aptitude, team members are inspired to collaborate, strive for excellence, and support one another.

U.S. Army Leadership Doctrine: A Guiding Light for all leaders

The U.S. Army’s leadership doctrine emphasizes that character and competence are the cornerstones of effective leadership. It recognizes that a leader’s character, driven by a positive attitude, influences their ability to connect with their team and uphold moral and ethical standards. Meanwhile, their competence, developed through continuous learning and honing aptitude, enables them to lead with expertise and credibility.

Fusion for Exceptional Leadership

The dynamic interplay between attitude and aptitude defines exceptional leadership, echoing the principles of the U.S. Army leadership doctrine. By cultivating a positive attitude rooted in values and ethics, and enhancing our aptitude through continuous learning, we navigate the path to becoming leaders who inspire trust, exhibit competence, and elevate both ourselves and our teams.

Let’s embark on this journey of harmonizing attitude and aptitude. As we nurture our character, strive for competence, and align our actions, we’ll shape a future where exceptional leadership thrives, propelling us toward success, unity, and enduring achievement.

Check out my TEDxTalk about how shared leadership saved my life: Dr. Will Ramey Delivers TEDx Talk on Shared Leadership

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