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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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All Episodes

March 21, 2023

Professional Hobbies

As a professional, what activity helps you relieve stress and tension? Many leaders confuse hobbies with interests, which are not synonymous. Hobbies are those things…

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March 16, 2023

Be Personally Accountable

Accountability reflects an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility for one’s actions. When a person accepts responsibility, that person is committed to generating positive forward…

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March 7, 2023


What would our world look like if the next generation became leaders in kindness? Research has demonstrated that small gestures of kindness matter even more…

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March 1, 2023

Doing the work with Lucy Zeilinski

In addition to being with family, the workplace offers individuals a way to experience and express that they are not an island unto themselves. Without…

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February 21, 2023

Be Unstoppable

Dale Carnegie says, “Most important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept trying when there seemed to be no hope…

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February 14, 2023

Leading Two-gether

Shared leadership is the sharing of power and influence, with one person remaining in charge. Shared leadership is developed by being transparent, encouraging autonomy, and…

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February 7, 2023

Professionalism with Dr. Hugh Taylor

Being a professional means much more than wearing a coat and tie, possessing a college degree, or having a noted title. Professionalism also has to…

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January 31, 2023

Idea Monkey & Ring Leader

You can’t be everything to everybody, therefore strategy is a critical competency of effective leaders. Prominent thought leader Michael Porter says, “The essence of strategy…

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January 24, 2023

100th Episode

When I began the Leadership Currency podcast, I wasn’t quite sure where it would lead. But here we are at our 100th episode! Because I’ve…

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January 18, 2023

Leadership & Strategy with Dan Marino

The Leadership Currency podcast exists to talk about and elevate leadership. Strategy is one of those leadership competencies that is both overused and misunderstood. I…

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January 12, 2023

Finding Talent in 2023

Everyone is talking about the talent war. How do you find good people to join your organization? I sat down with Taylor Robinson, a seasoned…

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December 29, 2022

Necessary Endings

We seem to have an adversarial relationship with ending things. Like it or not, endings are necessary. This principle is true whether focusing on work…

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December 21, 2022

The Holiday Blues (Repost)

This is a re-post from last year, just a friendly reminder how the holidays can have an effect on some people on your teams.... Leaders…

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December 14, 2022

One Word Can Keep Your Focus

One intentionally chosen word can have the power to simplify and enrich your life and work. In this podcast Dr. McKinley is joined by his…

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December 9, 2022

Shadow Boxing

We all have unique qualities. Some that we’re proud of and others that we don’t feel so confident about. If these qualities trigger unpleasant feelings…

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