Deep Leadership

Deep Leadership

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“Leadership is a People Business.” That’s the philosophy of this leadership podcast from Jon Rennie. It’s real-world, actionable advice from Jon as well as his expert guests. As a former Cold War Submarine Officer who spent 20+ years leading businesses in Corporate America before starting his own manufacturing business, he knows that leadership matters!


#0039 – The Power to Make a Difference with Heather Eason
Sep 19 • 48 min
One of the most important things that leaders do is impact the people around them. The best leaders work hard to make sure that impact is positive. My guest today is someone I have known for over 10 years. She is the kind of leader who is making a…
#0038 – Developing an Elite Mindset with Dr. Larry Widman
Sep 12 • 55 min
If you’re anything like me you love to see an elite performance. Whether it’s an Olympian like Michael Phelps or sports figures like Michael Jordan or Tom Brady, we’re fascinated at people who can perform at the highest level. There’s a common thread with…
#0037 – Leading through the Suck with Dean Bundschu
Sep 5 • 43 min
Have you ever considered that military veterans might be the best people to start a business? First of all, they know how to build and lead a team. They are not afraid to get their hands dirty. And they can handle the “suck.” Yes, starting and running a…
#0036 – Where No Leadership Podcast has Gone Before with Jeff Akin
Aug 29 • 46 min
Today, my guest is Jeff Akin. Jeff is a former submariner who has more than 20 years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors. He’s also a motivational speaker, voice-over artist, and podcast host. In fact, I think Jeff has the most…
#0035 – Startup Leadership with D’Shawn Russell
Aug 22 • 42 min
Have you ever considered what it takes to be a leader in a business start-up? It’s not easy and it takes a special person and a special set of skills. My guest today has those skills. D’Shawn Russell gave up her career in education to manufacture candles.…
#0034 – Commanding Leadership with Max Hourigan
Aug 15 • 35 min
Imagine if you and your team were called upon to go to the front lines of a global pandemic. How would you lead your team and yourself in the face of so much risk and uncertainty? My guest today did that and he’s here to talk about it. Max Hourigan is a…
#0033 – Leadership Substance not Style with Steven Mays
Aug 8 • 55 min
Have you ever considered that some of the best leaders in history had vastly different personalities and leadership styles? Think of General George Patton and Gandhi for example. Both are considered highly influential leaders yet they were so different in…
#0032 – Blue Collar Leadership with Mack Story
Aug 1 • 62 min
If you love the sights, sounds, and smells of manufacturing like me, you are in for a treat. Today I’m joined by Mack Story. Mack served in the Marines and spent most of his career working and leading in manufacturing businesses. 12 years ago, he and his…
#0031 – Leadership Mental Health with Evan Whitehead
Jul 25 • 44 min
Today we’re going to talk about an often-ignored subject of leadership - mental health. My guest today is Evan Whitehead. Evan has spent most of his career in education as a teacher, a coach, and in a variety of educational leadership positions. He was a…
#0030 – Driven to Succeed with Fred Stuvek
Jul 18 • 49 min
In this episode, we’re talking about success. My guest today is Fred Stuvek. Fred played quarterback for the Naval Academy, served as a Naval Officer, Led global businesses including start-ups, and now he is an author. Fred is someone who has enjoyed…
#0029 - Leadership Decision Making with Matthew Confer
Jul 11 • 36 min
Today I’m joined by Matthew Confer. Matthew is the head of Strategy & Business Development for Abilitie. Abilitie is a leadership development company that offers team-based leadership simulations. Matthew has observed hundreds of leaders making decisions…
#0028 – Leadership Made Simple with Neal Woodson
Jul 4 • 41 min
Today I’m joined by Neal Woodson. Neal has more than 30 years of leadership experience across a wide range of environments, including restaurants, retail, education, and the event technology industry. He is the author of a new book called “The…
#0027 – Leading after a Disaster with Jason Wenschlag
Jun 27 • 39 min
What would you do - as a leader - if you were traveling on business and found out there was a major explosion at your workplace and two employees were killed? This happened to my guest, Jason Wenschlag. As a high school principal, he had to deal with this…
#0026 – Diversity and Inclusion the Submarine Way with Deb Fortin and John Vincent
Jun 21 • 45 min
Today I’m joined by Deb Fortin and John Vincent. Deb and John are the co-founders of Submarine Way – A corporate training and consulting company. They are also co-authors two leadership books - Diversity and Inclusion The Submarine Way and Up Periscope:…
#0025 - Life after COVID with John O’Connor
Jun 13 • 33 min
Today I’m joined by John O’Connor. John is a former US Army Officer and President of Career Pro Inc. For the past 30 years, he has been coaching executives and helping people in their career transitions. I met John when I was making a major career change…
#0024 - Failure is Not the Problem with Colonel George Milton
Jun 6 • 39 min
Today I’m joined by George Milton. George is a highly decorated retired U.S. Army Colonel with more than 30 years of leadership experience. He is also the author of a new book called Failure Is Not The Problem. This book teaches people how they can reach…
#0023 – Submarine Leadership Lessons with Will Bachman
May 30 • 43 min
Today I’m joined by Will Bachman. Will is an independent management consultant and the Co-Founder of Umbrex, an organization that connects top-tier independent management consultants around the world. He also hosts the successful podcast, Unleashed, where…
#0022 – The 3 C’s of Leadership with Ronald Donnell
May 23 • 41 min
Today I’m joined by Ronald Donnell. Ron is currently in the Air Force officer where he has spent the past 17 years. 14 of those years, he was enlisted and 3 years ago he was promoted into the officer ranks. He is also a Ph.D. candidate working on a degree…
#0021 – The Power of Relationships with Larry Williamson
May 17 • 45 min
Today I’m joined by Larry Williamson. Larry is the founder of Anchored Values Coaching and Consulting where he helps businesses, executives, and people find balance and improve relationships. He is also the author of “Successful Relationships: Sharing…
#0020 - Leadership Reflections with Ed Brzychcy
May 9 • 38 min
Today I’m joined by Ed Brzychcy. Ed is a US Army combat veteran and Founder of Blue Cord Management. Ed also hosts the Leadership Update Brief podcast of which I was a guest last year. He recently wrote two books, Daily Leadership Reflections: A Guided…
#0019 – Work the Future with Whitney Vosburgh
May 6 • 41 min
Today I’m joined by Whitney Vosburgh. Whitney is the Co-Founder and CEO of Brand New Purpose, a company that helps leaders and organizations identify their “True North Strategy.” He’s also the co-author of the #1 Amazon Best Selling book, WORK THE FUTURE!…
#0018 – Coach vs. Leader with Jason Oates
May 2 • 62 min
Today I’m joined by fellow podcaster and coach, Jason Oates. Jason is the host of the popular Whistle and a Clipboard podcast where interviews successful sports coaches to learn their best practices. This was recorded as a joint podcast and was a lot of…
#0017 – Pivoting in a Crisis with Philip Freeman
Apr 25 • 35 min
Today I’m joined by Philip Freeman. Philip is the Founder and CEO of Murphy’s Naturals - a manufacturing company focused on making natural products for outdoor living. He is also a former US Navy Deep Sea Diving Officer. In this episode, we talk about the…
#0016 – Passionate Leadership with Gretchen Smith
Apr 18 • 42 min
Today I’m joined by Gretchen Smith. Gretchen is the founder of Code of Vets, a military veterans’ charity that is focused on helping veterans in need. She is a passionate leader who has rallied thousands of people around the country to help veterans in…
#0015 – Leading through a Crisis with Jack Riggins
Apr 10 • 55 min
Today I’m joined by Jack Riggins. Jack is a retired Navy Seal Commander and Co-founder of Performance Mountain, an organization that helps people, teams, and companies develop an elite mindset and a winning culture. He’s also the Host of “The Darkside of…
#0014 – Leadership Impact with John Brubaker
Apr 4 • 48 min
Today on the podcast, my guest is John Brubaker. John is a former college lacrosse coach who is now a leadership author, speaker, and executive coach. In this podcast, we talk about his award-winning leadership book called “Seeds of Success” and the…
#0013 – Crisis Leadership with Montgomery Granger
Apr 1 • 41 min
Today on the podcast, I’m joined by Montgomery Granger. Monty is a retired Army Major who was called into action to set up the Army medical facilities at Guantanamo Bay right after 9/11. He is the author of “Saving Grace at Guantanamo Bay: A Memoir of a…
#0012 – Groundbreaking Leadership with Stephanie Treece
Mar 28 • 51 min
Today on the podcast, I’m joined by Stephanie Treece. Stephanie was one of the first women to serve as an officer on nuclear submarines. She was the Reactor Controls Officer and later the Damage Control Officer on the USS Florida, a nuclear powered guided…
#0011 – Ask the Chief with Chuck Whitworth
Mar 21 • 48 min
Today on the podcast, my guest is Chuck Whitworth, also known to many on Twitter as Chief Chuck. Chuck is a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer who served more than 24 years as a P-3 Flight Engineer. In his time in the Navy, he logged more than 5,000 hours…
#0010 – Leading from the Middle with Mitchell Boling
Mar 14 • 36 min
This week I’m joined by Mitchell Boling. Mitch is a retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant who spent 25 years working on fighter jets and leading the people who maintain these incredible machines. He is the author of “Leadership: A View from the Middle”…
#0009 – Fireproofing your Organization with Pete Havel
Mar 7 • 32 min
This week I’m joined by Pete Havel. Pete spent most of his career in the bare-knuckle work of politics where he worked as a lobbyist, a consultant, and an expert in crisis communications. But lately, his focus has been on office politics and the problem…
#0008 – Driving a Nuclear Submarine - Responsibility vs. Authority
Feb 29 • 14 min
This week I talk about the difference between Responsibility and Authority as well as how to balance them properly. You will learn what happens when you get this right and the problems that are created when you screw this up. _____ Learn more about my…
#0007 – The First 100 Days
Feb 22 • 19 min
This week I talk about the importance of the first 100 days as a new leader. I list 10 things every new leader should do. _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book “I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following” here. Subscribe to my…
#0006 – The Power of Human Connection
Feb 15 • 19 min
This week I share a simple technique I use every day to better connect with my team, reinforce our mission, and get everyone on the same page. _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book “I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following”…
#0005 – Having Your Employee’s Back
Feb 8 • 19 min
This week I share a story of a leader who both changed my career and the performance of our business by one simple act. _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book “I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following” here. Subscribe to my…
#0004 – Why Good Employees Go Bad
Feb 1 • 27 min
This week we explore the topic of employee engagement and learn why even our best employees become disengaged. _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book “I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following” here. Subscribe to my weekly…
#0003 – Finding the Right Leadership Balance
Jan 25 • 9 min
This week we explore the topic of leadership balance and look at what happens when we act in the extremes. _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book “I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following” here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter…
#0002 – Why do you want to be a leader?
Jan 18 • 14 min
How do our motivations affect our ability to lead? Find out in this week’s episode. _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book “I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following” here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow me on:…
#0001 - Gemba, a strange word with an important meaning for all leaders
Jan 13 • 16 min
What can an obscure Japanese word teach us about leadership? Find out in this week’s episode. _____ Learn more about my bestselling leadership book “I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following” here. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter here. Follow…