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Michael Wader: Reinventing Leaders

Updated: Oct 13, 2020

Episode 14

About Michael Wader: Michael has reinvented himself for his four careers. After finishing 26 years in the US Air Force and 25 years of teaching leadership in 16 different countries he’s focused on helping other leaders reinvent themselves. People from around the world recognize his energetic, inspirational, and highly motivated people’s first passion. He reinvented himself from a hated but successful leader to an award-winning leader in the United States Air Force. His hard knocks leadership experience has paved the way for him to now make it easier for other tough-minded leaders to improve their leadership performance. He’s written 4 books, Leaders of Change, Looking Up, Fired Up,and Leadership Survival in a Crisis.


In this episode, Jordan and Michael discuss:

  • Taking a look in the mirror and striving for self-improvement.

  • Learning how to accept and handle change by adjusting quickly to your situation.

  • Bouncing back and reinventing yourself.

Key Takeaways:

  • Make a personal/professional plan about yourself. 

  • What are you going to do for yourself, reward yourself for doing things right and being a better human?

  • As a leader, you need to hold people accountable or it’s all gonna come down to you and it is your responsibility.

"As a leader, if you take care of the people the people will take care of the process." —  Michael Wader


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Jordan Goldrich

Your host, Jordan Goldrich, grew up in a loud New York family and once lost an executive position because of his style. He is co-author of the Amazon Best Seller, Workplace Warrior®: People Skills For The No-Bulls**t Executive, Chief Operations Officer, Master Corporate Executive Coach, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. His guests are part of his international network of Workplace Warrior® executives, master corporate executive coaches, and thought leaders. Each guest will engage you in conversation about their successes, mistakes, and solutions. You will get strategies for being completely authentic, while you fulfill your commitment to your organization, build positive relationships, and take performance to an even higher level.

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