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There are so many things that impact our ability to achieve success, but none are more impactful than leadership. In our pursuit of helping others “reach their full potential” and “create a better tomorrow”, our team has created the Leadership Excellence Podcast. Individuals and organizations rise and fall with leadership, and we are here to help you rise. We believe, “The best way to predict the future is to create it,” and leaders are creating the future every day across the world. Leaders ...
 
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Are you a fan of Bloody Mary? Not the drink, but the creepy face that appears in a dark bathroom mirror? Then you'll LOVE these terrifying games you should never play...and the Near Death Dolls are gonna tell you how! Lisa covers the game of Concentrate that will divine your fate, the bathtub game Daruma-san, and The Living Doll Game that will have…
 
Have you ever had a mysterious stain on your floor that just would not go away? If so, listen up because you might get some good haunted housekeeping tips from Lisa and Paige as we discuss the story of the Bélmez Faces! Maria and her family are plagued by ghostly images in their concrete floor, as well as hordes of tourists clamoring to see the sta…
 
Passive-aggressive behavior and lack of transparency are some of the things that can foster insecurity in the workplace. If insecurity is not resolved, over time, it creates a toxic work culture that can hinder collaboration and individual and team growth. So how do we manage insecurity and create a work culture that gives people confidence and enc…
 
Who doesn't love a good yard sale? One person's antique wine box is another person's worst nightmare. The Dolls discuss the internet-famous haunted Dybbuk Box, not to be confused with a...well, a packaged appendage. Paige air shanks ghosts and Lisa gives Hamilton a run for its money in this spookity episode! Come to the dark Dolly Side and visit ou…
 
Positional leadership says that to be a good leader, all you need is to be strategic and smart. But if you want to be a great leader, you must be committed to growing people as well. In this episode, Jeff Nischwitz, Founder and Chief Story Debunker at The Nischwitz Group, talks about the essential elements of 21st-century leader and why some people…
 
We’ve heard of IQ and EQ before, but there’s another type of intelligence that’s rarely put in the spotlight and that’s SQ or ‘spiritual quotient’. We all have SQ within us. SQ is reflected in our ability to “make wise and compassionate decisions while maintaining inner and outer peace, regardless of the situation”. Today on the podcast, Amy Lynn D…
 
We can all agree that trees are pretty neat. However, sometimes people mess with trees to make them scary, and that's what we're going to talk about today! We've got a grove of dolls nailed to trees (but not Paige and Lisa), an elm harboring a skeleton, and an ancient tree spirit that tastes funny. So light a candle, dim the lights, and ease into f…
 
Are you ready to learn how to think, act, and inspire your way to greatness? In this conversation, Wendy Ryan shares several concepts and strategies around leadership mindset, skill set, and behaviors from her first book titled Learn Lead Lift: How to Think, Act and Inspire Your Way to Greatness. In this episode, we discuss: [03:42] Wendy’s passion…
 
It's like something out of a Twilight Zone episode! In 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared from radar and is presumed crashed into the ocean...but where exactly? The Dolls discuss the facts and theories behind this modern-day mystery. Come to the dark Dolly Side and visit our PATREON for exclusive content! We appreciate your support alwa…
 
Belonging matters. It is not a "nice" to have in the workplace. It is "essential" to have. In this episode, Senior Forbes Leadership Columnist Rebecca Fraser-Thill helps us take a deep dive into belonging. We talk about what it means to belong, what the research says about the impact of belonging, and actionable strategies to create belonging in th…
 
If you're listening to our podcast, you probably like a good mystery, which means Agatha Christie is right up your alley! She was an acclaimed mystery writer, and wrote at least 72 novels in her lifetime, many of them featuring a detective named Hercule Poirot. We love her for her murder mysteries, and quirky detectives, but what about her real lif…
 
The best way to predict the future is to create it. In this episode, Danny Langloss talks about why clear expectations are the foundation of team and organizational success. Danny talks about expectations statements, how to create them, how to implement them across the organization, and the importance of accountability. An example of expectations s…
 
You're going to want a snack for this episode...Paige and Lisa recommend a nice Trail Mix. "Doctor" Linda Burfield Hazzard treated patients to unsavory procedures and diets, all the while treating herself to their wealth. The Dolls explore how Linda started as a victim to a quack doctor to becoming one herself. Come to the dark Dolly Side and visit…
 
Jealousy, envy, gossiping, backstabbing, undermining and speaking with bad intentions are detrimental to teams and cultures. In this episode, Danny Langloss takes a deep dive into the causes of these toxic behaviors and emotions and shares strategies on how to eliminate them from your organization. Please follow along and contribute to the discussi…
 
Did you ever see the movie Candyman from 1992? It was inspired by two things: Clive Barker's Forbidden, and the case of Ruthie Mae McCoy. Ruthie lived in Chicago's Community Housing Projects, where the murder rate was so high that the papers didn't even bother reporting on it. What made Ruthie stand out? Well, Ruthie called 911, and said someone wa…
 
When Vincent “Vinny” Viafore's kayak overturned while on the Hudson River with his fiancee Angelika Graswold, his family and friends thought it was a tragic accident. But when Angelika didn't behave as a grieving person should, eyebrows were raised. Could she have had something to do with Vinny's death in those cold April waters? Or was she targete…
 
Blake Leibel was just a rich kid in Toronto ready to break into the entertainment industry. He wrote, directed, produced, and played celebrity poker - without ever hitting the big time. He flushed his parent's money down the Hollywood toilet, and when it tried to spit him back out, Blake lost his mind. He took inspiration from his own comic book, S…
 
Tell your flight attendant to pour you a drink, the Dolls are going to Norway! The mysterious death of the Isdal Woman is one of the countries most baffling unsolved cases. Was it murder, suicide, or an accident? Why was this woman going from city to city with suitcases filled with the most bizarre items? The Dolls have their theories...what's your…
 
Jackie Schut and her kids went on a road trip from Washington to Alabama. Was it to visit family or maybe do some sightseeing? Nope! It was all business, and what business does Jackie do best? Kidnapping and exploiting children. Get ready for a rough one as the dolls discuss Jackie Schut: the Baby Seller. Come to the dark Dolly Side and visit our P…
 
If you made it through last week's episode, congratulations! It only gets worse from here! This week, the Dolls discuss Christine Collins, the mother of Gordon Stewart Northcott's victim Walter Collins. Christine already has a rough life and not enough hours in the day. When her son goes missing, she is devastated. But not long after, she gets "Wal…
 
You won't find Wineville, California officially on the map anymore, because in the 1920's a serial killer tainted the town's name so badly they've since changed it. The Dolls discuss a deplorable excuse for a human, Gordon Stewart Northcott known for abducting, abusing, and murdering young boys on his chicken ranch in present-day Mira Loma, CA. Gra…
 
You know all about Moby Dick, right? Well, did you know it was based on the true story of the whaling ship The Essex? Listen in as the Dolls tell you a harrowing story of a whale attack, and the following 93 days that the Essex crew spent at sea just trying to survive. There are sperm whales, sharks, starvation, desert islands, and cannibalism - oh…
 
Ownership is the extreme emotional and psychological commitment of your team member to the vision, purpose, and goals of the organization. When people have ownership, they do things because it is important to them, not because they are told to do it by their boss. Owners are always looking for ways to improve themselves, the team, and the organizat…
 
Elmer McCurdy sucked at being an outlaw, but he had way more adventures after his death! Lisa and Paige discuss McCurdy's life, death, and the frequent flyer miles he might have accumulated as a mummy on his tour of the US! Come to the dark Dolly Side and visit our PATREON for exclusive content! We appreciate your support always, and Patreon is a g…
 
There is one constant in life and business, Change. The difference between companies that thrive and those that struggle to succeed is how they manage change. This week, I sat down with UNLV Leadership Instructor, entrepreneur, author, speaker, and organizational consultant Sam Palazzolo and we took a deep dive into leading organizational change. W…
 
You may have heard of Janis Joplin or Kurt Cobain of the "27 Club", but now it’s time to meet Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson from Canned Heat! The Dolls will tell you all about how Canned Heat got started, their success at Woodstock, Blind Owl’s issues with his band cofounder Bob “The Bear” Hite, and his struggles with depression and addiction. We care ab…
 
The most successful leaders get it right when it matters the most. These leaders possess strong self-leadership skills. Self-leadership is how we express our abilities, knowledge, skills, values, passions, and positions. In this episode, Forbes Leadership Contributor Tony Gambill shares his research-based self-leadership SOAR model, the top two rea…
 
The 90's were an interesting decade, but more and more children began to go missing. But when a San Antonio boy Nicholas Barclay disappears on his way home from an afternoon with friends, nothing is what it seems. Years later, Nicholas' family receives a call that he's been found in another country and alive! His return is only the start of the twi…
 
This week, we take a deep dive into the neuroscience of leadership. In the words of Maya Angelou, "People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget the way you make them feel." In this episode, Jennifer Thornton talks about the two basic emotions we feel as human beings, how to create new neuropathways and…
 
Have you ever seen a polygraph test? Whether on TV, in an interrogation, or at the work place, the lie detector test is everywhere. But the thing is, does it really detect lies as the name implies? The Dolls explore the history and accuracy of the polygraph to find out! Come to the dark Dolly Side and visit our PATREON for exclusive content! We app…
 
If we want to solve conflict, we have to start digging. In this episode, Liz Kislik shares her 5 step approach to solving conflict in the workplace and takes a deep dive into strategies that will make us all better leaders. Liz's TedX Talk, "Why there's so much conflict at work and what you can do to fix it." has reached more than 285,000 people. C…
 
What do you get when you combine extremist religion and conspiracy theories? You get the beliefs of Sherry Shriner and the Orgone Warriors. The Dolls take on this nutty case of an online prophet, her followers, and how their beliefs and behaviors may have contributed to the deaths of at least two of their former followers. If you're experiencing th…
 
Throughout our careers, many of us will find ourselves in tough situations at work that conflict with our values. What we do in these moments defines us as people and leaders and sets a course for our future thoughts, actions, and behaviors. These moments set the tone for honesty, personal dignity, fairness, justice, character, and integrity, and t…
 
11-year-old Mary Bell is only halfway through the summer of 1968, and she’s already got blood on her hands. The Dolls will take you through Mary’s brutal final murder, and how she led police right to her door. How do the courts handle an 11-year-old murderer? What drove Mary to do it? Let’s find out in part two of Mary Bell: The Tyneside Strangler.…
 
When leaders show up authentically and with integrity, it allows our people to show up as their authentic selves and live and work with integrity. In this episode, Mike Horne teaches us how to lead as our authentic selves and shares strategies and concepts from his 20+ years of leadership experience and from his new book, "Integrity by Design: Livi…
 
In 1968, Mary Bell of Newcastle, UK, was a typical preteen. She had a best friend, she went to school, she liked to do art, and she hung out in the local “rat alley” with the other kids. She was also a bully, who strangled kids younger than her. Maybe not so typical. Tune in to part one as we set the stage for Mary, the Tyneside Strangler, and disc…
 
The modern-day father of Employee Engagement, Forbes Columnist, Keynote Speaker, and New York Times Best Selling Author Kevin Kruse shares how to create massive emotional commitment, loyalty and employee engagement. When we create great work cultures with high levels of employee engagement, we reduce turnover, we reduce the recruiting costs, we red…
 
The shenanigans ensue when the Dolls are joined by Miles of The Disc Dump Podcast! Miles tells us of Pennsylvania's Hex Hollow and a big dude who didn't go down without a fight. Paige covers the famous Hole of Mel, aka Mel's hole that doesn't seem to have a bottom. Lisa wedges herself between these stories to introduce a game. Be sure to check out …
 
Great leaders are great multipliers. Next-level leaders fulfill their duty and responsibility to help people shatter self-limiting beliefs and reach their full potential through a very powerful relationship called, “Mentorship”. In this episode, Dr. Vince Molinaro shares the power of mentorship and the strategies to not just help people reach their…
 
If you're feeling stuck at home lately, imagine being kept in a box under a bed for years! In this episode, the Dolls tell the story of Colleen Stan, who was just trying to hitchhike her way to a friend's house and ends up tortured and enslaved by a horrible excuse of a person for 7 years! Come to the dark Dolly Side and visit our PATREON for exclu…
 
Do you want to take employee loyalty, commitment, dedication, innovation, and passionate, discretionary effort to the next level within your team and organization? Do you truly want to unleash the full potential of your human capital? If the answer is yes, then this episode is for you. During this conversation, world renowned leadership expert Dr. …
 
The Dolls are at it again, bringing you the spookiest of spooky stories from YOU our listeners! In this episode, we have a San Francisco Spector with a sense of humor, a trio of tales from The Disc Dump host Miles, as well as creepy NOLA recountings that will have you never sleeping again! And we LOVE IT. If you have a weird, creepy or true crimey …
 
In this episode, Terry McDougall shares the real life struggles she faced trying to move up in the corporate world, the impact of great mentors, and the strategies she used to reach success. Terry shared powerful stories and strategies about how to deal with a toxic boss, the importance of seeing yourself objectively, and how to create a mindset fo…
 
You know that satisfying feeling you get when you strike a match? Well, that's a chemical reaction involving phosphorus. Do you know what white phosphorus used to do to anyone manufacturing matches back in the 1800s? It would rot away their jawbones. Not so satisfying anymore, is it? Paige will be explaining all about poor working conditions for th…
 
My great friend Andre Williams shares his powerful story of how overcoming Stage 4 cancer drove home what he believes is a leader's greatest asset, humility. In this episode, we talk about the power of humility, authenticity, respect, and the reality check that we all as leaders must face. This episode dives deep into key components of 21st Century…
 
Grab a cold, frosty one and get ready to hear of the Haunted Lemp Mansion of St. Louis Missouri! Lisa will take you through the history and hauntings of a Brewery Dynasty that's left the Lemp Family a legend! If you're experiencing thoughts of suicide, please call 800-273-8255 (USA) or click HERE to find your country. We love you and you don't have…
 
Bundle up and join the Dolls as they discuss the story of Otzi the Iceman: the oldest and the coldest of cold cases! In 1991, a body was discovered in the Otztaler Alps. After studying the frozen corpse, it was discovered to be from over 5,000 years ago! Paige thaws out the story of Otzi, and asks the question: how was he killed and who dunnit? Com…
 
The popularly parodied saying "A dingo ate my baby" is famously known to many people. Little did Lisa or Paige know it ties into one of Australia's most famous cases, that of the death of infant Azaria Chamberlain. Listen as Lisa recounts the case of who's to blame: Hungry hungry dingo's or a murderous mum. If you've never heard this story, prepare…
 
So many business owners and executives want to take their team to the next level, but being successful takes much more than vision and ambition. There are very specific steps and considerations companies must take through this endeavor. During this episode, Daniel Marcos walks us through this transformational process. To view the transcript, click …
 
Caring is more of an art than a science and leaders who master this art create high performing teams and cultures that achieve organizational excellence. In this episode, Heather Younger takes a deep dive into the strategies, execution and results of caring leadership. To check out the full transcript, click here. To purchase Heather's new book, "T…
 
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