If you’ve come here to find the most impactful leadership stories of 2022, you are in for a treat. We’ve heard some incredible stories throughout this past year and can’t wait to share them with you!
I launched the Defining Moments of Leadership podcast in January with the inaugural season. Season 1 of the podcast ran from January until July with 14 episodes, while Season 2 kicked off in November with the goal of pushing out several episodes before year end before continuing into 2023.
Finding Defining Moments of Leadership
Before the first podcast episode went live, my goal was to find as many interesting, diverse and unusual stories of leadership.
While I started interviewing my first few guests with a specific ‘defining moment’ in mind, during the second part of season 1 I wasn’t always privy to a ‘defining moment’ until we recorded the podcast interview.
Finding defining moments of leadership is a journey of self-awareness. Not every guest could articulate their defining moment when I first asked them to be a guest. Yet every single guest was able to share their unique story of that defining moment when they stepped into a leadership role once the conversation started and we hit ‘record’.
2022 Stories of Leadership
After recording close to 20 podcast sessions I have a confession to make. Every single one of these stories have moved me and helped me grow as a leader. I learn something from every guest, and more importantly, I can relate to their struggle and triumphs as I too have struggled and triumphed.
Our podcast is not the only place TeamCatpult heard stories of leadership.
Here are three other places we’ve connected with leaders and heard their stories in 2023
Agile2022 Conference in Nashville
2022 was the year that gave us back in-person meetings with colleagues, friends and our online network. Several of our staff members attended Agile2022.
During the event in Nashville, we hosted a special event to launch a preview of my second book “Build Your Model for Leading Change”, handing out 250 early-bird copies of the book to leaders in the Agile community!
We laughed, hugged, learned and shared stories of leadership for three full days. What a wonderful time we had. Did you miss it? You can read the round up of Agile2022 right here.
“Build You Model for Leading Change” Book Club
After the distribution of those early-edition copies of my new book in July at the Agile 2022 conference, we launched a LIVE book Club in August to hear more stories of leadership while reading the new book together..
We used a four week 30-minute Zoom Book Club meeting model to allow for open and honest discussion about leadership and model building. We had fellowship, conversation, feedback on the book and we heard leadership stories.
These stories were incredible. If you missed the book club, don’t fret. The best of these stories will soon be told in season 2 of Defining Moments of Leadership podcast (HINT: early 2023!)
The book ‘Build you Model for Leading Change’ is currently in production and can be preordered. Stay tuned to our podcast, blog and social channels to find out when the full edition will be published
The Most Impactful Leadership Stories of 2022 by TeamCatapult
Last but not least, we want to share our Top 5 Leadership stories with you. These stories are our most-downloaded and listened to podcast episodes of 2022.
- Lyssa Adkins on the Gift of Leading from Behind
- Shannon Ewan on Breaking Through Limiting Beliefs
- Mags Ng on Being Authentic and Extraordinary
- Ahmed Sidky on Growing Human-Centric COO Leaders
- Sarah Hill and Tony Melville on Co-Leadership
If you have never listened to our podcast, start with these 5 amazing stories of leadership. If you have listened, I encourage you to take a second listen and see how you can apply these lessons and insights as you prepare for 2023!
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