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About Our Guest

Ryan is the founder and host of The Learning Leader Show, a podcast praised by Forbes and Inc. that has been listened to by millions of people in 156 countries worldwide. Additionally, he runs the Leadership Advisory team at Brixey & Meyer, a business consultancy with offices in Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus, OH. Ryan helps people be more effective leaders through 1-on-1 advising, group workshops, and leadership circles (mastermind groups). In these forums, Ryan shares what he has learned about the commonalities of sustaining excellence from interviewing over 300 of the world’s most thoughtful leaders. 

Ryan has been a student of leadership and performance excellence most of his life – first as a high level athlete (collegiate and professional quarterback), then in the corporate world.  He was a much-decorated sales professional, Sales Manager, and ultimately a Vice President of Sales in a multi-billion-dollar multinational company. He is a sought-after public speaker, an accomplished writer in business publications, and a trusted advisor to leaders all over the world.


[1:40] – What everyone can do to become a better leader.

[2:53] – A commonality among elite leaders: The morning routine.

[4:48] – The hunger for knowledge … the best mentors are a click away.

[6:18] – The benefits of an optimistic outlook.

[7:55] – Taking time to reflect & think.

[8:56] – Common denominators of effective leaders.

[10:50] – What introverts can do to move outside their comfort zone to take on more of a leadership role.

[13:50] – Connecting with and truly caring about your team.

[17:43] – Advice on getting out of a slump – it translates from sports to business.

[19:17] – Knowing your purpose.

[21:40] – Backing up your talk with action.

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