S01E05 — Red-Shirt Leadership

January 17, 2019

It's an odd fact that our expendability can be a source of value, both personally and for the organizations where we serve.


Noel Tichy, The Leadership Engine.

Noel Tichy. The Cycle of Leadership.


S01E04 — The Challenge of Pressing Leadership

January 10, 2019

This time, he's naming names, talking about how pressing leadership has made a difference.

Sources mentioned:

Bellasco & Stayer, Flight of the Buffalo

John Miller, QBQ, The Question Behind the Question

Ernie Kovacs -- Mr. Question Man


S01E00 — Who is this Guy?

December 27, 2018

Welcome to GreatRidge Station. Here's your chance to get to know me and learn a bit of the flavor of what to expect from future episodes. 


S01E01 — Is Our Leadership Practice Improving, Part 1

December 27, 2018

One of those looming questions: Is our Leadership Practice Improving. 

Sources cited in this episode:


S01E02 — Is Our Leadership Practice Improving, Part 2

December 27, 2018

Part 2, and a more nuanced view of our leadership practice. 

Books referenced in this episode:

Not referenced, but relevant:




Welcome to GreatRidge Station

December 21, 2018

Welcome to GreatRidge Station (a service of GreatRidge Group). This Podcast is dedicated to helping leaders to develop personally, professionally, and functionally, and in deep aspects our character.

Your host is L. J. "Sam" Helgerson, PhD, the Program Director for the Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership at Bethel University, St. Paul, MN.

Leadership Questions can be tweeted to @ljhelgerson

If you are interested in becoming a supporting sponsor, you can reach us at ljhelgerson <at> ymail <dot> com.

Thanks to my friends and colleagues who are providing wisdom and insight as I figure this out.