Feb. 16, 2021
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives.
In Episode 19, Kevin McNulty talks about the importance of attending to culture. Through his stories, we gain some insight into what it means to practice leadership in a way that strengthens cultural growth. Also, Kevin advises us on how we can more effectively lead by the way we treat those around us.
00:00 Prologue: Helping Others Develop
When I worked at Ceridian, Kevin did more than report to me: He informally coached me (believe me, I needed it!). As part of his role as the CEO of NetWeave Social Networking, Kevin trains and coaches small businesses to manage their social-media presence. presents to several chambers of commerce members as part of his stewardship. What else? Kevin served in the Army. Thank you, Kevin, for your service!
01:09 Part 1: What’s for Breakfast?
Kevin reminds us that we need to attend and influence the cultures within our organizations. Organizations have multiple cultures: team cultures, department cultures, cross-functional cultures, career-level cultures, and a few others. By the way, Kevin has a nice shout-out to David Marquet about communicating intent.
08:01 Part 2: What Managers Should Do and Not Do
Kevin tells a story about Bonnie, a manager, who consistently practiced from the perspective to give employees the space needed to execute their tasks and provide support (such as removing barriers). Kevin also talks about how successful NFL coaches lead their staff.
14:45 Part 3: Lasting Impression
As a teenager, Kevin was in a program called the Young Marines. From that experience, Kevin advises taking care of your people. Leadership is not about you but about other people.
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Kevin’s LinkedIn Profile
NetWeave Social Networking- Turn Customers into Fans
NetWeave on Twitter
Three NetWeave blogs (examples)
L. David Marquet’s book, Turn the Ship Around!
You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements.
00:00 Theme music: Inspiring Uplifting Corporate by mixer_drummer
00:51 Acid Funk by cleanmindsounds
03:25 Gangsta Hip-Hop by Praded
07:44 Quirky Party by pinkzebra
14:27 Simple Piano with Acoustic Guitar by pinkzebra
17:10 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia
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