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Fast Leader Show | Real-life stories of failure and triumph

By Jim Rembach

Rated as one of the top podcast hosts, Jim Rembach interviews guests on this unique leadership podcast that features real-life and personal stories of when they have failed and how they got over the hump. For more than four years, the show has generated thousands of leadership tips, quotes, and inspirational stories in a fun way. Get insights and information on leadership, employee experience and customer experience. Come join the fun with the Hump Day Hoedown where guests provide robust yet rapid answers to the questions we all want answers to. Are you ready to hoedown? Woot Woot!

  1. 1.
    221: Jessica Hartung: Change the way we think about work04/17/2019
    34:33
  2. 2.
    220: Sean Minter: They were eager, but didn’t have the tools.04/10/2019
    33:47
  3. 3.
    219: Stacey Hanke: My influence was redefined04/03/2019
    31:30
  4. 4.
    218: Maryann Karinch: Cancer helped save my relationship03/27/2019
    28:49
  5. 5.
    217: Marcia Daszko: I was not familiar with any of those terms03/20/2019
    36:15
  6. 6.
    216: Rick Miller: All I did was apply the lessons my dad taught me03/13/2019
    38:32
  7. 7.
    215: Kory Angelin: Experience is how you sellout of your products03/06/2019
    29:16
  8. 8.
    214: Cheryl Strauss Einhorn: Where I am may not be where somebody else is02/27/2019
    33:34
  1. 9.
    213: Chris Westfall: There are no mistakes02/20/2019
    39:55
  2. 10.
    212: Nathan Jamail: Buy-in almost ended my career02/13/2019
    32:47
  3. 11.
    211: Ed Muzio: I needed to iterate02/06/2019
    32:13
  4. 12.
    210: Amy Radin: Where’s your junkyard?01/30/2019
    30:19
  5. 13.
    209: Jamie Millar: A network is something powerful01/23/2019
    37:37
  6. 14.
    208: Ajit Nawalkha: I believe I can live big01/16/2019
    30:53
  7. 15.
    207: Michael Pace: Everybody is going to come to me01/09/2019
    31:37
  8. 16.
    206: Karen Chaston: I did not honor myself01/02/2019
    30:24
  9. 17.
    205: Joseph Michelli: Getting over my bad self12/26/2018
    30:02
  10. 18.
    204: Matt Beckwith: I almost left the contact center12/19/2018
    35:10
  11. 19.
    203: Nick Friedman: I wasn’t going it alone12/12/2018
    32:46
  12. 20.
    202: Hamish Knox: I just stopped learning12/05/2018
    34:02
  13. 21.
    201: Steve Farber: I couldn’t bear the moral dilemma that I had11/28/2018
    34:26
  14. 22.
    200: Dan Gingiss: There’s really only one thing to do here11/21/2018
    41:55
  15. 23.
    199: Brannon Beliso: Achievements and success are two different things11/14/2018
    29:15
  16. 24.
    198: David Hiatt: At what point am I going to take myself seriously11/07/2018
    26:53
  17. 25.
    197: Bill Gessert: The skills sets to be a leader are completely different10/31/2018
    33:58
  18. 26.
    196: Alessandra Cavalluzzi: Obviously, this didn’t resonate with people10/24/2018
    26:57
  19. 27.
    195: Glenn Elliott: Get on with it and stay resilient10/17/2018
    37:01
  20. 28.
    194: Phyllis Weiss Haserot: The degree of frustration I felt is enormous10/10/2018
    30:13
  21. 29.
    193: Aaron Edelheit: I’m going to turn off10/03/2018
    26:40
  22. 30.
    192: Simone Vincenzi: I basically made myself homeless09/26/2018
    33:26
  23. 31.
    191: Pete Williams: What was a massive win became our shackles09/19/2018
    29:03
  24. 32.
    190: Ralph Welborn: What role do we play in business ecosystems09/12/2018
    34:12
  25. 33.
    189: Brad Deutser: I’ve never looked back09/05/2018
    26:54
  26. 34.
    188: Howard Partridge: I was a terrible leader08/29/2018
    35:17
  27. 35.
    187: Whitney Johnson: It’s not that I turned it around08/22/2018
    32:15
  28. 36.
    186: Danita Bye: This is not about complaining - it’s about doing08/15/2018
    36:44
  29. 37.
    185: Connie Malamed: You have to want to give to them08/08/2018
    30:03
  30. 38.
    184: Jack Bergstrand: It was an over-my-dead-body conversation08/01/2018
    34:12
  31. 39.
    183: Art Coombs: You label you07/25/2018
    36:37
  32. 40.
    182: Jonathan Low: If it fails, it’s not me failing07/18/2018
    32:10
  33. 41.
    181: Chris Dyer: In mid-air you change directions a few times07/11/2018
    31:11
  34. 42.
    180: Greg Young: I needed to reframe what I considered to be successful07/04/2018
    27:04
  35. 43.
    179: Jeff Piersall: It cost me a tremendous journey06/27/2018
    31:49
  36. 44.
    178: Olga Mizrahi: I publicly thanked them for the negative review06/20/2018
    32:47
  37. 45.
    177: Eric Kish: They gave me 90 days to crash and burn06/13/2018
    32:47
  38. 46.
    176: Dave Mattson: I’m forever grateful for my road to excellence06/06/2018
    38:49
  39. 47.
    175: Cash Keahey: I had to win their respect as a leader05/30/2018
    31:17
  40. 48.
    174: Jim Knight: I’ve got to be the shield and set the example05/23/2018
    29:42
  41. 49.
    173: Doug Sandler: I had no system and that’s the problem05/16/2018
    30:56
  42. 50.
    172: Lori Bocklund: Life’s too short to live this way05/09/2018
    34:31
  43. 51.
    171: Michael Gale: The ship we were part of building is no longer relevant05/02/2018
    33:07
  44. 52.
    170: Jennifer Moss: It’s been a driver of my happiness04/25/2018
    36:16
  45. 53.
    169: Ian Golding: This is my reason for being04/18/2018
    27:23
  46. 54.
    168: Gabe Alves: This isn’t something that changes easily04/11/2018
    32:43
  47. 55.
    167: Heather Younger: I think I found exactly this place04/04/2018
    30:26
  48. 56.
    166: Jillian Medoff: My career had hit the skids03/28/2018
    29:51
  49. 57.
    165: Tal Shnall: I fell on my face taking that position03/21/2018
    26:17
  50. 58.
    164: Debi Mongan: I was totally wrong03/14/2018
    25:06
  51. 59.
    163: Jenny Dempsey: I took on this superwoman role03/07/2018
    24:54
  52. 60.
    162: Dean Lindsay: I do now own my entire bio02/28/2018
    23:41
  53. 61.
    161: Steven Keith: I really didn’t know how to fix it02/21/2018
    33:42
  54. 62.
    160: Christine Comaford: I had to reach to a deep place inside myself02/14/2018
    29:01
  55. 63.
    159: Jeffrey Shaw: I was going to dominate the world02/07/2018
    34:53
  56. 64.
    158: Darrin Poole: It was a challenge to my leadership01/31/2018
    32:07
  57. 65.
    157: Andy Swann: I got no satisfaction from my job01/24/2018
    26:03
  58. 66.
    156: Kimberly Davis: I really melted down01/17/2018
    31:20
  59. 67.
    155: Peter Lisoskie: Sure, I’ll bet my job on it01/10/2018
    33:36
  60. 68.
    154: Kumar Mehta: There will always be someone who will listen01/03/2018
    24:05
  61. 69.
    153: Vicky Oliver: It was a huge redirect for me12/27/2017
    29:29
  62. 70.
    152: Rick Brinkman: I wasn’t trying to make a joke12/20/2017
    28:03
  63. 71.
    151: Shawn Vij: I began to distance myself from my core values12/13/2017
    25:51
  64. 72.
    150: Sean Hawkins: I was in a tough position12/06/2017
    32:21
  65. 73.
    149: Erik Seversen: I realized part of the problem was myself11/29/2017
    31:34
  66. 74.
    148: Danny Gutknecht: Don’t do things to make me proud11/22/2017
    27:40
  67. 75.
    147: Tim Perek: It was a stump the chump moment11/15/2017
    30:50
  68. 76.
    146: Steven Stein: I can fade out a bit11/08/2017
    23:26
  69. 77.
    145: Jeff McManus: I had to start thinking what they wanted11/01/2017
    24:04
  70. 78.
    144: Brian Biro: I’m no good because I’m never the best10/25/2017
    33:36
  71. 79.
    143: Josh Seibert Bio: I’m not good at giving up10/18/2017
    33:55
  72. 80.
    142: Andy Molinsky: I have so many situations outside my comfort zone10/11/2017
    36:24
  73. 81.
    141: Serena Smith: Life hasn’t necessarily been a cake walk for me10/04/2017
    29:09
  74. 82.
    140: Edwina Cowell: When people show you who they are believe them09/27/2017
    31:21
  75. 83.
    139: Kendall Lyman: What is your change process09/20/2017
    32:22
  76. 84.
    138: Jill Konrath: I’m over the hill, I lost my mojo09/13/2017
    31:41
  77. 85.
    137: Cort Dial: You’re not telling me the whole story09/06/2017
    24:03
  78. 86.
    136: Keith Pearce: That’s probably where I grew up the most08/30/2017
    26:50
  79. 87.
    135: Kelli Barabasz: They were scared to death of me08/23/2017
    28:39
  80. 88.
    134: Jonathan David Lewis: Our growth stopped. We went backwards.08/16/2017
    31:33
  81. 89.
    133: Sophie Wade: I realized it was a flexibility issue08/09/2017
    31:36
  82. 90.
    132: Dianna Booher: I laid awake for two or three nights08/02/2017
    29:30
  83. 91.
    131: Diana Oreck: I was so obsessed with work07/26/2017
    29:28
  84. 92.
    130: Michele Borba: Changed my life on the spot07/19/2017
    30:51
  85. 93.
    129: Judd Hoekstra: I had all that junk swirling around in my head07/12/2017
    28:03
  86. 94.
    128: Nat Greene: I found an inability to find reasonable people07/05/2017
    32:55
  87. 95.
    127: KH Kim: I focused on my weaknesses a lot06/28/2017
    30:59
  88. 96.
    126: Dorie Clark: I was forced to master the skill of resiliency06/21/2017
    28:08
  89. 97.
    125: Bernie Swain: Ronald Reagan brought us great legitimacy06/14/2017
    28:16
  90. 98.
    124: Mark Babbitt: I had to expose my feelings06/07/2017
    25:02
  91. 99.
    123: Ilene Marcus: I had to cross a picket line05/31/2017
    26:47
  92. 100.
    122: Claire Brooks: I wasn’t culturally understanding05/24/2017
    27:38
  93. 101.
    121: Tracy Goodwin: I was getting beaten every night05/17/2017
    26:37
  94. 102.
    120: Christine Porath: That really cost me in terms of happiness and stability05/10/2017
    24:42
  95. 103.
    119: Simon Blair: I was spit thrown into the deep end05/03/2017
    33:05
  96. 104.
    118: Dov Baron: I needed to fall and get smashed to pieces04/26/2017
    30:23
  97. 105.
    117: Ron Carucci: I don’t know if I’m helpable or beyond help04/19/2017
    33:19
  98. 106.
    116: Joshua Spodek: I had to force my friends to read it04/12/2017
    30:21
  99. 107.
    115: Kathleen Peterson: I actually flew off the handle04/05/2017
    32:58
  100. 108.
    114: Nancy Porte: I felt it in my bones03/29/2017
    31:21
  101. 109.
    113: Ashish Bisaria: Are we doomed right out of the gate03/22/2017
    28:01
  102. 110.
    112: Marc Allen: I couldn’t make any money at anything03/15/2017
    31:04
  103. 111.
    111: Bill Munn: I was tied up in my mind with financial security03/08/2017
    29:40
  104. 112.
    110: Brian MacNeice: My future life wouldn’t make a difference03/01/2017
    29:39
  105. 113.
    109: Dayna Steele: I’ve never looked at it as failing02/22/2017
    27:24
  106. 114.
    108: Neal Topf: For 365 days I was miserable and I left02/15/2017
    26:02
  107. 115.
    107: Carey Azzara: It threw my family into a collective depression02/08/2017
    23:29
  108. 116.
    106: Wendy Keller: I was not physically able to sit up02/01/2017
    24:27
  109. 117.
    105: Charles Vogl: I would cry at night from exhaustion and stress01/25/2017
    26:56
  110. 118.
    104: Al Hopper: I was beat physically and mentally01/18/2017
    27:50
  111. 119.
    103: Nate Regier: I made two huge mistakes01/11/2017
    22:40
  112. 120.
    102: Michael Beck: I saw the impact of caring about people01/04/2017
    24:54
  113. 121.
    101: Allison Smith: I found them very intrusive to life12/28/2016
    29:12
  114. 122.
    100: John Lee Dumas: I invested in a mentor that kicked my butt12/21/2016
    18:22
  115. 123.
    099: Steve Mariotti: They attacked me with knives12/14/2016
    28:58
  116. 124.
    098: Michael Teoh: I thought I could motivate my staff12/07/2016
    24:22
  117. 125.
    097: Roberta O’Keith: I was in a dark place at my job11/30/2016
    22:27
  118. 126.
    096: Paul Larsen: I became very alone overnight11/23/2016
    31:56
  119. 127.
    095: Steve Goldstein: You don’t get 30 mulligans11/16/2016
    30:53
  120. 128.
    094: Kristy Powers: At 16 I had to live on my own11/09/2016
    20:08
  121. 129.
    093: Mark Nathan: I was leaving part of me behind11/02/2016
    30:56
  122. 130.
    092: TwinEngine: It changed how we thought about marketing10/26/2016
    24:21
  123. 131.
    091: Wade Fransson: This is not the tent10/19/2016
    29:48
  124. 132.
    090: Bob Burg: I resisted change and it set me back10/12/2016
    22:52
  125. 133.
    089: Doug Woodard: I could not disclose what had happened10/05/2016
    13:05
  126. 134.
    088: Jocelyn Davis: I no longer had a platform09/28/2016
    28:55
  127. 135.
    087: Roy Atkinson: Despite the fact that I grew up privileged09/21/2016
    19:41
  128. 136.
    086: Ann Parker: I had kind of lost my power09/14/2016
    20:20
  129. 137.
    085: Bob Tiede: I didn’t think my heart was wrong09/07/2016
    27:50
  130. 138.
    084: Brian Sullivan: They all had their political agendas08/31/2016
    25:25
  131. 139.
    083: Mike Wittenstein: I am by no means an actor08/24/2016
    28:40
  132. 140.
    082: Megan Constantino: From that hump I got a baby bump08/17/2016
    18:26
  133. 141.
    081: Bill Dann: My Inadequacies led to him being crushed08/10/2016
    23:05
  134. 142.
    080: Paul Maskill: I wasn’t really helping the business grow08/03/2016
    27:43
  135. 143.
    079: Curtis Kopf: It takes time to get over that07/27/2016
    15:22
  136. 144.
    078: Bob Anderson: It meant bigger changes than I was up for07/20/2016
    24:39
  137. 145.
    077: Adam Dorrell: It can be the kicker that gets you going07/13/2016
    23:25
  138. 146.
    076: Chris Edmonds: I’ve got to be walking the talk07/06/2016
    31:30
  139. 147.
    075: Nate Brown: I didn’t have to buy into that narrative06/29/2016
    23:44
  140. 148.
    074: Hyrum Smith: I was a mess and grateful Covey talked first06/22/2016
    28:49
  141. 149.
    073: Bill Treasurer: I was embarrassed and tried to joke it off06/15/2016
    25:53
  142. 150.
    072: Susan Fowler: This is a chance for me to live my values06/08/2016
    22:15
  143. 151.
    071: Vicki Herrell: Dealing with all of this changed me beyond measure06/01/2016
    22:32
  144. 152.
    070: Jermaine Edwards: Taking that particular step was a tough one05/25/2016
    20:39
  145. 153.
    069: Kirk Weisler: I never wanted to be the poop guy05/18/2016
    30:22
  146. 154.
    068: Chantal Bechervaise: It was not something I expected05/11/2016
    16:44
  147. 155.
    067: Brad Cleveland: It was the deepest anguish I’d ever experienced05/04/2016
    18:36
  148. 156.
    066: Eryc Eyl: I got laid off and I went broke04/27/2016
    24:28
  149. 157.
    065: Blake Morgan: I wasn’t a trust fund baby04/20/2016
    19:13
  150. 158.
    064: Karin Hurt: What do you mean I’m a fraud04/13/2016
    22:40
  151. 159.
    063: Adam Toporek: I was not passionate about it04/06/2016
    19:44
  152. 160.
    062: Roger Dooley: It was rather a shocking thing for us03/30/2016
    20:31
  153. 161.
    061: Lynn Hunsaker: I will inconvenience myself to do that03/23/2016
    24:32
  154. 162.
    060: John Tarnoff: We didn’t see this coming03/16/2016
    23:51
  155. 163.
    059: Trip Durham: You’re not going to have two birds in a bush03/09/2016
    21:45
  156. 164.
    058: Lynn Hawkins: It not only impacted me, it hurt03/02/2016
    26:58
  157. 165.
    057: Jeremy Watkin: I made sure they knew they were wrong02/24/2016
    25:40
  158. 166.
    056: Chip Huth: The common denominator in this stuff was me02/17/2016
    25:51
  159. 167.
    055: Justin Robbins: I got there and I immediately felt lost02/10/2016
    22:11
  160. 168.
    054: Chip Bell: It landed and a miracle happened02/03/2016
    24:12
  161. 169.
    053: Eric Mondschein: I hung up the phone and I was livid01/27/2016
    23:04
  162. 170.
    052: Jon Wolske: I could have come up with other solutions01/20/2016
    23:14
  163. 171.
    051: Paul Cole: Are you firing us as a customer01/13/2016
    22:50
  164. 172.
    050: Jeofrey Bean: I couldn’t get them to agree01/06/2016
    26:53
  165. 173.
    049: Leslie O’Flahavan: I have the joy of looking over my shoulder12/30/2015
    24:23
  166. 174.
    048: Tabitha Dunn: I feel like I was punched in the gut12/23/2015
    20:18
  167. 175.
    047: Warren Kennaugh: It took far much more time and effort12/16/2015
    21:36
  168. 176.
    046: Yvonne Nomizu: I kept pushing and getting frustrated12/09/2015
    17:49
  169. 177.
    045: Art Sobczak: I was not a good employee12/02/2015
    25:47
  170. 178.
    044: Sarah Simon: The blood drained out of my face11/25/2015
    22:42
  171. 179.
    043: Alison Circle: I have to get over myself11/18/2015
    25:12
  172. 180.
    042: Leadership Return on Investment: For Organizations, Teams and You11/11/2015
    30:14
  173. 181.
    041: Judith Glaser: Something was wrong about our interactions11/04/2015
    32:23
  174. 182.
    040: Jack Mackey: Sometimes fear brings out the best in you10/28/2015
    25:37
  175. 183.
    039: Annette Franz: Running into the same wall constantly10/21/2015
    22:17
  176. 184.
    038: Jana Sedivy: That was really demoralizing10/14/2015
    23:04
  177. 185.
    037: Desirree Madison-Biggs: The fight wasn’t worth it anymore10/07/2015
    21:01
  178. 186.
    036: Mike Moyer: My wife did not sign up for that09/30/2015
    25:34
  179. 187.
    035: Sydney Savion: I need to break myself09/23/2015
    21:22
  180. 188.
    034: Louis Efron: I told my team to leave09/16/2015
    24:06
  181. 189.
    033: Kate Nasser: After being hit by a meatball09/09/2015
    22:46
  182. 190.
    032: Shep Hyken: What did I sign up for09/02/2015
    22:35
  183. 191.
    031: Jeff Furst: I had little confidence in myself08/26/2015
    27:56
  184. 192.
    030: Carrie Weston: I have to be clear on what I want08/19/2015
    16:46
  185. 193.
    029: Carol Sharicz: What can you lose if you take that risk?08/12/2015
    20:27
  186. 194.
    028: Lance Miller: I’m emotionally and spiritually dead08/05/2015
    28:46
  187. 195.
    027: Parrish Arturi: It was a humbling experience07/29/2015
    19:23
  188. 196.
    026: Dave Rendall: I was in trouble my whole life07/22/2015
    21:08
  189. 197.
    025: Cliff Hurst: I needed to grasp the essence07/15/2015
    20:21
  190. 198.
    024: Tema Frank: That’s the end of my business07/08/2015
    17:46
  191. 199.
    023: Joan Pepper: Please bring my daughter home07/01/2015
    25:35
  192. 200.
    022: Jeanne Bliss: I wasn’t getting any traction06/24/2015
    16:32

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