The Leadership Window

Patrick Jinks

Leadership can be lonely and difficult. The Leadership Window is broadcast to help leaders clarify the cloudy, simplify the complex, and align the moving parts toward the goal. With a lens on the social sector, The Leadership Window explores the unique challenges nonprofit leaders face. But leadership is leadership, so this podcast is a great resource for any leader in any sector!

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How do you measure your leadership capability? Leadership specialist Michael Tanner talks with Patrick about his mathematical leadership equation for it in this episode.

Oct 25

49 min 11 sec

Patrick talks with branding expert Natasha Davis about how nonprofits should approach the concept of branding.

Oct 11

1 hr 5 min

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are hot terms these days. What do they even mean, and what do Chief Diversity Officers do? Why is this work important? How do we get past the political rhetoric and into the actual work? Patrick talks with The Citadel's Chief Inclusive Excellence Officer, Dr. Shawn Edwards,  to find out. 

Sep 27

1 hr 11 min

Patrick talks about having an abundance mentality. Sophisticated funders want to support success. The Law of Abundance impacts nonprofits' development efforts.

Sep 13

24 min 19 sec

What can we learn about leadership from the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team and organization? It turns out, a lot! Listen to Patrick Jinks' story of his recent time with the Cardinals and the leadership lessons he took away.

Aug 30

38 min 12 sec

Learn the research on how 12 life values embraced by a historically black college fraternity lead to career success. Patrick talks with Dr. Kaliym Islam, an agile training expert and author. Learn the 12-Inch Rule of Leadership and the fascinating research on how they accelerate a career in leadership.

Aug 16

1 hr 21 min

Organizations everywhere are putting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) language in their strategic plans and values statements. But what does it mean? How do we get to the action? Patrick shares a simple framework for thinking about your organization's work in DEI.

Aug 2

24 min 8 sec

Is your nonprofit growing? What kind of leadership is required to pull off a major expansion through a capital project? In this episode, Patrick engages three nonprofit CEOs who have done it well. 

Jul 19

1 hr 26 min

Board members across the country roll their eyes when you tell them we are holding a strategic planning session -- especially when we tell them we are going to start with building our mission, vision, and values statements. In this episode, Patrick shares a way to have a more meaningful and engaging conversation that leads to clarity and inspiration as well as true substance. Patrick shares a 4-question construct for a mission framework, followed by one simple question about values, and provides solid organizational examples of when this is done well.

Jul 6

54 min 30 sec

Patrick’s guest is one of the country’s leading executive coaches, Dr. Jim Smith. Jim and Patrick talk about what managers can learn about adding a coaching tool to their leadership tool kit.

Jun 14

59 min 58 sec

Your organization is much like a sports team in many ways. Your job may very well be to manage the talent inside the organization for success. To do that, you have to play within your own game. 

Jun 7

31 min 5 sec

Your host, Patrick Jinks takes time for a solo episode to bring a few thoughts about leadership on his mind lately. In this Memorial Day episode, Patrick discusses being dependable, showing up for your people, and being your best self as a leader.

May 31

30 min 50 sec

Patrick and Ron share an unscripted conversation about unscripted leadership. Ron Harvey is the founder and president of Global Core Strategies and Consulting through which he helps leaders create a winning culture that is aligned with the vision of the organization.

May 24

1 hr 9 min

Tricia Richardson serves as the Chief Executive Officer of SC Thrive, a statewide nonprofit offering efficient solutions to help South Carolinians access resources through technology and training.

May 17

55 min 12 sec

Patrick chats with the Blonde Scientist herself! Heather M. Brandt, Ph.D. is director of the HPV Cancer Prevention Program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and co-associate director for outreach in the St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center.

May 10

1 hr 15 min

Patrick Jinks shares his Success Live speech from Universal Studios in Orlando. In this brief speech to business leaders and entrepreneurs, Patrick drives at the heart of leadership -- others.

May 4

20 min 13 sec

Patrick recently sat down with SC Thrive's Shannon Simmons on Real People, Real Conversations YouTube Show to discuss leadership, strategy, and the theme of this year's SC Thrive Annual Training, the social determinants of health.

Apr 26

50 min 38 sec

This week, Patrick sits down with Monroe Free to talk about leading with head and heart. Monroe is President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County (SC). To say that Monroe felt a calling to help those who are socially and economically disenfranchised would be a severe understatement. Many of his waking hours, and indeed his entire career have been devoted to improving the lives and futures of those who need a helping hand. From running Knox Area Rescue Ministries and the Christian Community Foundation in Knoxville, TN, and as CMO of Christian Blind Mission US to founding of the Monroe Free Group, a consulting firm for non-profits, Monroe has a depth of experience and caring conscience that’s second to none.

Apr 19

1 hr 16 min

Heather Adams, 2020-2021 President of The Blue Ridge Institute (BRI), talks with Patrick about the institute as a haven for nonprofit executives, and about leadership in the social sector. Heather currently serves as the Director of Engagement and Literacy Initiatives ... Read entire article...

Apr 12

1 hr 7 min

What does riding a motorcycle have in common with leading an organization? Your host, Patrick Jinks shares his experience in becoming a proficient rider and what his lessons learned can tell us about leadership.

Apr 5

34 min 11 sec

Patrick and Dr. Brian Simmons, Associate Provost at Columbia International University, discuss the value of a Ph.D. in leadership, some core tenets of leadership, and the academics of leadership, among many other topics.

Mar 29

1 hr 13 min

Daniel Andrews is a networking and relationship specialist, helping business leaders make meaningful connections. He joins Patrick to discuss networking in the pandemic, the ups and downs of technology for relationship and connections, and much more.

Mar 22

1 hr 18 min

Tom Keith joins Patrick in the studio to discuss leadership challenges and opportunities in the social sector.

Mar 15

1 hr 3 min

Patrick talks about coaching and learning to become a coach with Michael Wallace, the Lead Coach Trainer for Leadership Systems, Inc. (LSI), and the owner of Creative Branding Designs.

Mar 8

1 hr 18 min

In Part 1, Patrick shared 5 key learnings from his PhD experience. In this second part, Patrick shares 5 leadership lessons he did not get in school, but from life experience. Presence, self-accountability, assumptions, and more are covered in this episode.

Mar 1

36 min 13 sec

Patrick Jinks discusses the learning he has gained through PhD in Organizational Leadership studies at Columbia International University.

Feb 22

41 min 7 sec

Raven Solomon is a global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion thought leader and nationally recognized keynote speaker who helps organizations get future-ready by understanding generations, racial equity, and their intersection. 

Feb 15

45 min 37 sec

In this episode, Minter Dial joins Patrick from the UK to discuss authenticity in leadership, as framed in his latest book, You Lead: How Being Yourself Makes You a Better Leader.

Feb 8

1 hr 9 min

What does it mean to have connected conversations? Why are they important? Charles Weathers joins Patrick in studio for a conversation about authentic leadership.

Feb 1

55 min 22 sec

Hildy Gottlieb is a social scientist and asker of powerful questions. She is the co-founder of Creating the Future, a global nonprofit that teaches people how to create systems change via the questions they ask.

Jan 26

1 hr 21 min

Patrick discusses Marc Pitman's new book, The Surprising Gift of Doubt with the author himself.

Jan 19

1 hr 7 min

This week, Patrick talks with Fatima Ghzala, a certified John Maxwell Coach and Trainer who specializes in corporate training, and teams and individual assessments. Her business is Full Potential Development Coaching, whose clients include companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield and Michelin, as well as many small businesses.

Jan 12

57 min 51 sec

Patrick talks with Gregory Nielsen about the key elements of effective nonprofit board governance. Gregory Nielsen is an experienced nonprofit CEO and consultant committed to helping leaders and organizations excel. He is president and CEO of Nielsen Training and Consulting, LLC. Gregory has earned the prestigious BoardSource Certificate inNonprofit Board Consulting. He is also a frequent public speaker on nonprofit leadership and governance.

Jan 5

1 hr 8 min

Research reveals that we ask tens of thousands of questions as our primary mechanism for learning in our early years. Why do we stop, and what happens when, as adults, we become more intentional about returning to our primal use of inquiry for learning, inspiring, and creating? Patrick creatively demonstrates the application and effectiveness of using questions and will lead the audience through an engaging journey to learning how questions can be more effectively used in leadership and provoking deeper thought.

Dec 2020

20 min 13 sec

Some universities are far more than institutions of higher education. Hear the leadership competencies needed to provide community leadership from Adrienne McNeil. As the Assistant Vice President for Community and Regional Affairs at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, Adrienne manages the partnerships between the university and the community.

Dec 2020

1 hr 7 min

How do we move from planning to doing? How are they related? Author and strategic doer Liz Nilsen discusses the book and the framework with Patrick.

Dec 2020

58 min 37 sec

In this episode, Patrick sits down with Michael Bryant to discuss the people skills required to be effective in leadership. Michael is Founder and President of Peak Harvest Coaching, a leadership development and coaching firm that was founded on cultivating the soil of leadership. He is an adjunct coach and trainer for Leadership Systems, Inc. 

Dec 2020

58 min 25 sec

Patrick's address to entrepreneurs at the Global Entrepreneurship Initiative, hosted at The United Nations in June 2018. Patrick shares tips on how to make a social difference while making a profit.

Dec 2020

14 min 57 sec

Leadership is much more than management. It is more than strategy, models, and supervision. Great leaders live out worthy values. We must know who we are as leaders. In this episode, Bill Hudson shares the values that have made him a successful organizational leader and consultant.

Nov 2020

1 hr 4 min

Nothing makes a point more poignant than a story. Listen to Patrick's story of his encounter with evil spirits and his simple story of addressing homelessness.

Nov 2020

29 min 14 sec

A collaboration episode with Danielle Sangita, Grace-Anne Alfiero, and Phoebe Ezell - co-authors of Re-Active Your Life: Living, Surviving, and Thriving - Lessons Learned from a Pandemic World. 

Nov 2020

1 hr 14 min

A different kind of episode - a moment of personal privilege to out a call to action for all leaders to take personal accountability for leadership.

Nov 2020

30 min 17 sec

Marisel leads cross-sector collaborations to improve the education, health, and financial stability of her community. Marisel Losa is President and CEO of United Way of Greenwood & Abbeville Counties in Greenwood, SC. Her track record over three decades in the ... Read entire article...

Oct 2020

47 min 9 sec

What is systems change? The term is often used, but rarely fully understood. Tom Klaus, Ph.D. gives an academic view of this and other leadership concepts.

Oct 2020

1 hr 5 min

March of Dimes President and CEO Stacey D. Stewart discusses her leadership journey and the keys to success in leading a global organization.

Oct 2020

52 min 20 sec

What is the gravitational pull that leaders have to escape in order to take a team beyond the now? Patrick chats with Tim Ervolina on this and more.

Oct 2020

56 min 9 sec

Founding John Maxwell Partner Steve Goble covers a segment from his co-authored book, Discover Your Team's Potential -- The 5 "L"s of Leadership.

Oct 2020

48 min 6 sec

How fast is too fast in leadership? It depends on the speed of the culture you are in! TV Producer, CEO of The Yes Academy explains. Born in Hong Kong, raised in England, and now residing in Los Angeles, Didi ... Read entire article...

Oct 2020

53 min 19 sec

16x Emmy Award-Winning filmmaker Nick Nanton shares his views on servant leadership and the secrets to serial entrepreneurism.

Oct 2020

37 min 17 sec

Full circle, from leader to consultant, and back to leader -- AS a consultant. Patrick talks with 1000 Feathers President Forrest Alton about the shift. What changes? What stays the same?

Oct 2020

1 hr 8 min