Unlabeled Leadership

006: Peter Popovich and the Pickled Lifelong Journey

Jan. 14, 2021

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives.

In Episode Six, Peter Popovich challenges how we consider our capacity to affect our circumstances. He characterizes what giving up control means, and he recommends that we begin incorporating a simple but powerful habit into our daily lives.

If you ask Peter what he does, he might tell you that he’s an executive coach, consultant, franchise owner, and entrepreneur. However, the best way to describe Peter is a lifelong learner.

00:21 Prologue: Learning and Staying Curious

Through each career shift, Peter’s continuously leverages his ability to learn. Peter has multiple career experiences. He has been a sales representative, marketer, manager, professor, engineer, athletic Foundation director, and realtor. Peter is a tennis champion and a senior games gold medalist in three sports. You can read more about his career by accessing Peter’s website in the link below.

01:38 Part 1: Who will write to me?

In our youth, we tend to believe our results are caused by forces outside of us and out of our control. Peter hints at this belief when revealing a conversation between him and his sister.

11:52 Part 2: One of the Oldest Managerial Mistakes

Whether a new supervisor of a team or an executive managing a business, those in charge want to take charge. Being effective at taking charge may be what led us to such roles and may feel instinctive. Peter talks about a Chief Executive Officer whose powerful problem solving drags the company’s productivity.

22:56 Part 3: The Mirror Enables Consideration and Serious Thought

Peter tasks us to build and strengthen a specific habit until we leverage it throughout our day.


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Episode links

Peter’s contact: [email protected]

Peter’s website (includes a bio page)

Peter’s LinkedIn Profile

Peter’s Facebook Profile

Gary DePaul's website

Gary's books:

   What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care?

   Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership

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