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Guiding leaders toward the courage to be imperfect.

Listen to conversations hosted by an organizational psychologist and master certified coach and get his unique perspective on becoming a leader and living more intentionally. Dr. McKinley’s insightful and lighthearted conversational style is easy to follow with practical advice. He frequently invites guests to join him, and his guests are from all “walks of life” leading people and organizations in admirable ways.

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Podcast Topics

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10 Episodes


Diversity Equity Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB)

10 Episodes


Emotional Intelligence & Emotional Agility

18 Episodes



26 Episodes


Leadership (General)

43 Episodes



11 Episodes


Resiliency/Life Work Harmony

24 Episodes



38 Episodes


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April 16, 2024

Empathy and Humanity

Do you have a good understanding of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging? Dr. McKinley is joined by guest, Dr. Ben Mba, an academic physician leader…

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April 9, 2024

Risky Business: Moving Past Your Fear

Entrepreneur and real estate investor, Daniel Kwak, joins Dr. McKinley on today’s podcast. He is the co-founder and managing partner of the Kwak Brothers. Daniel…

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April 2, 2024

The Four Faces of Maturity

Dr. McKinley is joined by Caleb Luper and Adam Mock who are long-time friends, colleagues, and sojourners in the cause to fight poverty by leveraging…

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March 28, 2024

Leading From the Middle

If you lead initiatives but are also required to take orders from upper management, you are most likely a middle manager. Middle managers often get…

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March 20, 2024

Hustle While You Wait

Have you ever wondered how successful leaders keep up the momentum while moving closer to reaching their goals? Perhaps they make the most of their idle…

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March 12, 2024

Powerful Questions

On this podcast, Dr. McKinley and co-host Steven Crooke dive head first into the need for, and power of, asking better questions. Powerful questions are…

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March 5, 2024

Living Fearless with Jamie and Donna Winship

Author Jamie Winship and his wife Donna join Dr. McKinley on today’s podcast. Founders of The Identity Exchange, they assist leaders in becoming fearless by…

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February 29, 2024

Great Healthcare Leadership

In today's healthcare environment, change is the one predictable element. Despite new innovations and technologies, the challenges of strained healthcare resources, high turn-over, and long…

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February 21, 2024

I See You

Today’s podcast guest is Amy Kemp, author of the recently published book, I See You. You are in for real treat as you listen to…

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February 13, 2024

Turning 80 and Excited About It

Most great wisdom passes down by those who come before us. In this podcast, Dr. McKinley is joined by one of those wise leaders. Nancy…

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February 6, 2024

Inspiring Other To Grow

Inspiring another person in the workplace involves encouraging them to achieve their goals and motivating them to increase their capabilities. By inspiring others, you can…

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January 31, 2024

Healthy Conversations

Masterful communicators are both self-aware and vigilant to the subtle nuances while conversations are in motion. When they pay attention to their conversational patterns, rather…

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January 23, 2024

Compassionate Leadership

Compassion fuels positive change. Dr. McKinley’s guest today is Dr. Laura Morrison who is a Palliative Care physician serving at one of our nation’s leading…

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January 19, 2024

Authentic Leadership

Authentic leadership’s key differentiator is the motivation behind it. Authentic leaders strive to create a meaningful relationship with their teams as they work toward goals…

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January 10, 2024

Being Resilient in 2024

As our world is increasingly changing, the need for a resilient mindset and emotional agility will continue to be a constant. Since writing his book,…

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