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Johnny Nguyen (@theventureout) is an artist, adventurer, and student of leadership; having been in government leadership positions for almost 10 years. Jeremy Parsons is a father, project manager, and also student of leadership; having been to D.C. and now leading complex projects. In this show, we give you a short dose on new leadership and productivity through their stories and humor.

Latest Episodes

EP10 - Mastering Service Based Leadership

“Mastering Service Based Leadership” with Bare Leadership Don’t let your ego get the better of yourself. Instead, use a Service Based Leadership model to guide your team towards success. In this episode, we give you the tools to focus your intention and concrete tools that you can use right now. Feel free to reach out to us at @theVentureOut on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Thanks for listening! Detailed Notes: Introducing Service Based Leadership (SBL) 1:30 - Why your team will perform better 2:30 - How you can tell if you don’t have SBL 3:30 - Become their greatest advocate… by grilling them 4:30 - Your mindset is the key 6:00 - Start with a vision for the team 7:00 - Focus on the message 9:00 - Example of controlling the message 10:30 - Boss vs. Friend 12:30 - SBL and ambition 18:00 - Characteristics of SBL 20:00 - Final take-aways Leading with the right mindset Focus on the mission and each individual Support Bare Leadership by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pine...

21 MIN2018 MAY 24
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EP10 - Mastering Service Based Leadership

EP09 - When Compassion Goes Wrong

“When Compassion Goes Wrong” with Bare Leadership Compassion can mean a lot of things, to a lot of people. In this episode, we dissect compassionate leadership, both professionally and personally. Get concrete advice on how to naturally exhibit compassion in your leadership. Feel free to reach out to us at @theVentureOut on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Thanks for listening! Detailed Notes: Taking action… with compassion? 2:00 - How to lead with compassion but still make tough decisions 4:00 - People are always watching your actions 5:00 - Give feedback with humility 6:00 - Examples of compassion leadership 8:00 - Technique - Positive Affirmations Meditation Prayers 10:00 - Forgiveness 13:00 - Example of different perspectives 15:00 - Making compassionate decisions Explaining the decision 17:00 - Driven by belief and believing in people 18:00 - When compassion goes wrong Enabling poor behavior 19:00 - Confusion between being liked and being the leader 21:00 - Compensate for y...

25 MIN2018 MAY 17
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EP09 - When Compassion Goes Wrong

EP08 - Leading 5 Generations

“Leading 5 Generations” with Bare Leadership Leaders are facing an unprecedented challenge with 5 generations in the workforce today. In this episode, we discuss some of the myths, talk about what we’ve encountered, and then practical advice on how to lead everyone, inclusively. Feel free to reach out to us at @theVentureOut on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Thanks for listening! Detailed Notes: People keep getting our age wrong! 2:00 - Five Generations in our workforce 3:00 - How to deal with the person who’s always distracted with devices 4:00 - Understanding the benefits and drawbacks 6:00 - Multi-tasking is NOT a thing! 8:00 - What you can do as the leader Create a sense of belonging Understand each person’s individual needs Tailoring your communication 10:30 - How our interaction is different towards the older generation or younger generation Explain how they fit in the organization and why it’s important 12:30 - Leading someone who is already established 13:30 - Leadi...

22 MIN2018 MAY 10
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EP08 - Leading 5 Generations

EP07 - Getting Uncomfortable

“Getting Uncomfortable” with Bare Leadership On your path to leadership, you will have to face being uncomfortable. In this episode, we deconstruct what that feels like, what you can do about it, and the benefits We share our stories about Buzz Aldrin and John Bates, and have some laughs while we’re at it. Feel free to reach out to us at @theVentureOut on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Thanks for listening! Detail notes: Introduction about Buzz Aldrin (@drbuzzaldrin) 3:30 - Benefits of getting uncomfortable Gain perspective Gain confidence 5:45 - Tips on how It’s a performance John Bates and the ‘Monkey Mind’ (@johnkbates) 7:00 - Public speaking experiences 10:45 - Required for your career path 12:00 - Can you say no? Jeremy blacked out during a speech Johnny can’t say no 14:00 - Introverts and public speaking 15:45 - Final take-aways Default to yes Be strategically uncomfortable Support Bare Leadership by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/bare-leadership

18 MIN2018 MAY 3
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EP07 - Getting Uncomfortable

EP06 - How to Coach with Humility

“How to Coach with Humility” with Bare Leadership If you’re a leader, then you’re also a coach. But what does that mean and how should you think about it? In this episode, we discuss coaching that more than just taking care of your people, but also being with them every step of the way with humility. We share some failures, our role models, and overcoming conflict-avoidance. Feel free to reach out to us at @theVentureOut on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Thanks for listening! Detail notes: Introduction about school teachers 1:30 - Why be a coach? More than just taking care of our people Maslow’s heirarchy of needs 4:45 - Jeremy’s teacher Mr. Driscoll 6:00 - Johnny fails miserably 8:00 - Humility and hurt in coaching Leave them insprired 10:20 - It’s our responsibility to be honest Treat it like a relationship… with follow-up Be with them every step 14:50 - Core values gets sharper Overcome being conflict-avoidant We serve the people 18:00 - Understand their intent 20:00 -...

21 MIN2018 APR 26
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EP06 - How to Coach with Humility

EP05 - Breaking Bad… and Bread

“Breaking Bad… and Bread” with Bare Leadership Leaders need to have strong relationships and a wide network of folks to rely on and serve for. In this episode, we discuss what it takes to be a master connector. We talk about what we do to create and stay on top of our relationships, stories about people who are masters at this, and even how introverts can propel themselves. Feel free to reach out to us at @theVentureOut on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Thanks for listening! Detail notes: Introduction about Keith Ferrazzi (@keithferrazzi) 3:00 - Helen Hsing, (Former) GAO Strategic Director 3:50 - How people in D.C. connect 4:30 - Tips on how to get started Grab folks impromptu to go to lunch Ask about their personal lives, and how work is going 7:00 - How to be strategic in who to connect with Ask questions about them Follow-up is key 8:30 - How Johnny starts creating relationships Structured approach Technology could help 10:00 - How Jeremy starts creating relationships Infor...

19 MIN2018 APR 19
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EP05 - Breaking Bad… and Bread

EP04 - Failure is OK!

“Failure is OK!” with Bare Leadership Taking risks is ok. Weakness is ok. Failure is ok. In this episode, we discuss accepting failure when leading people. Come learn from our mistakes and join in on the laughter! Feel free to reach out to us at @theVentureOut on Twitter , Facebook, and Instagram. Thanks for listening! Detail notes: Introduction with Jeremy’s early career 3:00 - Dissecting an example 9:00 - Poker and body language 10:00 - Strength and courage to fail 13:00 - Name 3 weaknesses 17:00 - How to learn 21:00 - Intent matters 22:00 - Star Trek: The Next Generation and Captain Picard Support Bare Leadership by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/bare-leadership

23 MIN2018 APR 12
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EP04 - Failure is OK!

EP03 - Board of Mentors

“Board of Mentors” with Bare Leadership Leaders need help too. That’s why you need a Board of Mentors, and in this episode, we discuss what that is and how to make it happen. We talk about our Board and why it works for us. Feel free to reach out to us at @theVentureOut on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Thanks for listening! Detail notes: Introduction about failure 2:00 - Chemistry 3:30 - Interviewing your mentor 6:00 - Different types of mentors 10:00 - Benefits 12:15 - Mentees and close friends 14:30 - Get vulnerable 16:00 - Storytelling and Andrew Stanton 19:00 - Someone you would not recommend Support Bare Leadership by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/bare-leadership

18 MIN2018 APR 5
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EP03 - Board of Mentors

EP02 - Leading by Consensus

“Leading by Consensus” with Bare Leadership Leaders are becoming crippled by consensus. In this episode, we discuss why you have to make a decision with what you’ve got, and how to deal with the ramifications. Come learn from our mistakes and join in on the laughter! Feel free to reach out to us at @theVentureOut on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Thanks for listening! Detail notes: Introduction with a quote 3:00 - Understanding the problem with consensus 5:00 - Handling disagreements 6:00 - Creating the culture Jeff Bezos 11:00 - Is it ok to be disliked? 13:00 - Communicate the mission 14:55 - Battlestar Galactica 16:00 - Don’t be afraid 17:00 - Final take-aways Support Bare Leadership by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/bare-leadership

12 MIN2018 MAR 29
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EP02 - Leading by Consensus

EP01 - Prioritize!

“Prioritize!” with Bare Leadership Taking risks is ok. Weakness is ok. Failure is ok. In this episode, we discuss accepting failure when leading people. Come learn from our mistakes and join in on the laughter! Feel free to reach out to us at @theVentureOut on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Thanks for listening! Detail notes: Introduction with a normal morning 2:00 - Johnny’s 3 tips 3:30 - Be unapologetic 7:00 - When you’re stuck, what to do 8:30 - Applies to your personal life too! 11:00 - Cut things out 12:00 - How Jeremy and Johnny plan their life 15:30 - We all fall short, but are we improving 17:00 - Compassion and sources of motivation 20:00 - Always have a vision and communicate it Support Bare Leadership by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/bare-leadership

16 MIN2018 MAR 21
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Latest Episodes

EP10 - Mastering Service Based Leadership

“Mastering Service Based Leadership” with Bare Leadership Don’t let your ego get the better of yourself. Instead, use a Service Based Leadership model to guide your team towards success. In this episode, we give you the tools to focus your intention and concrete tools that you can use right now. Feel free to reach out to us at @theVentureOut on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Thanks for listening! Detailed Notes: Introducing Service Based Leadership (SBL) 1:30 - Why your team will perform better 2:30 - How you can tell if you don’t have SBL 3:30 - Become their greatest advocate… by grilling them 4:30 - Your mindset is the key 6:00 - Start with a vision for the team 7:00 - Focus on the message 9:00 - Example of controlling the message 10:30 - Boss vs. Friend 12:30 - SBL and ambition 18:00 - Characteristics of SBL 20:00 - Final take-aways Leading with the right mindset Focus on the mission and each individual Support Bare Leadership by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pine...

21 MIN2018 MAY 24
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EP10 - Mastering Service Based Leadership

EP09 - When Compassion Goes Wrong

“When Compassion Goes Wrong” with Bare Leadership Compassion can mean a lot of things, to a lot of people. In this episode, we dissect compassionate leadership, both professionally and personally. Get concrete advice on how to naturally exhibit compassion in your leadership. Feel free to reach out to us at @theVentureOut on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Thanks for listening! Detailed Notes: Taking action… with compassion? 2:00 - How to lead with compassion but still make tough decisions 4:00 - People are always watching your actions 5:00 - Give feedback with humility 6:00 - Examples of compassion leadership 8:00 - Technique - Positive Affirmations Meditation Prayers 10:00 - Forgiveness 13:00 - Example of different perspectives 15:00 - Making compassionate decisions Explaining the decision 17:00 - Driven by belief and believing in people 18:00 - When compassion goes wrong Enabling poor behavior 19:00 - Confusion between being liked and being the leader 21:00 - Compensate for y...

25 MIN2018 MAY 17
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EP09 - When Compassion Goes Wrong

EP08 - Leading 5 Generations

“Leading 5 Generations” with Bare Leadership Leaders are facing an unprecedented challenge with 5 generations in the workforce today. In this episode, we discuss some of the myths, talk about what we’ve encountered, and then practical advice on how to lead everyone, inclusively. Feel free to reach out to us at @theVentureOut on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Thanks for listening! Detailed Notes: People keep getting our age wrong! 2:00 - Five Generations in our workforce 3:00 - How to deal with the person who’s always distracted with devices 4:00 - Understanding the benefits and drawbacks 6:00 - Multi-tasking is NOT a thing! 8:00 - What you can do as the leader Create a sense of belonging Understand each person’s individual needs Tailoring your communication 10:30 - How our interaction is different towards the older generation or younger generation Explain how they fit in the organization and why it’s important 12:30 - Leading someone who is already established 13:30 - Leadi...

22 MIN2018 MAY 10
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EP08 - Leading 5 Generations

EP07 - Getting Uncomfortable

“Getting Uncomfortable” with Bare Leadership On your path to leadership, you will have to face being uncomfortable. In this episode, we deconstruct what that feels like, what you can do about it, and the benefits We share our stories about Buzz Aldrin and John Bates, and have some laughs while we’re at it. Feel free to reach out to us at @theVentureOut on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Thanks for listening! Detail notes: Introduction about Buzz Aldrin (@drbuzzaldrin) 3:30 - Benefits of getting uncomfortable Gain perspective Gain confidence 5:45 - Tips on how It’s a performance John Bates and the ‘Monkey Mind’ (@johnkbates) 7:00 - Public speaking experiences 10:45 - Required for your career path 12:00 - Can you say no? Jeremy blacked out during a speech Johnny can’t say no 14:00 - Introverts and public speaking 15:45 - Final take-aways Default to yes Be strategically uncomfortable Support Bare Leadership by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/bare-leadership

18 MIN2018 MAY 3
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EP07 - Getting Uncomfortable

EP06 - How to Coach with Humility

“How to Coach with Humility” with Bare Leadership If you’re a leader, then you’re also a coach. But what does that mean and how should you think about it? In this episode, we discuss coaching that more than just taking care of your people, but also being with them every step of the way with humility. We share some failures, our role models, and overcoming conflict-avoidance. Feel free to reach out to us at @theVentureOut on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Thanks for listening! Detail notes: Introduction about school teachers 1:30 - Why be a coach? More than just taking care of our people Maslow’s heirarchy of needs 4:45 - Jeremy’s teacher Mr. Driscoll 6:00 - Johnny fails miserably 8:00 - Humility and hurt in coaching Leave them insprired 10:20 - It’s our responsibility to be honest Treat it like a relationship… with follow-up Be with them every step 14:50 - Core values gets sharper Overcome being conflict-avoidant We serve the people 18:00 - Understand their intent 20:00 -...

21 MIN2018 APR 26
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EP06 - How to Coach with Humility

EP05 - Breaking Bad… and Bread

“Breaking Bad… and Bread” with Bare Leadership Leaders need to have strong relationships and a wide network of folks to rely on and serve for. In this episode, we discuss what it takes to be a master connector. We talk about what we do to create and stay on top of our relationships, stories about people who are masters at this, and even how introverts can propel themselves. Feel free to reach out to us at @theVentureOut on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Thanks for listening! Detail notes: Introduction about Keith Ferrazzi (@keithferrazzi) 3:00 - Helen Hsing, (Former) GAO Strategic Director 3:50 - How people in D.C. connect 4:30 - Tips on how to get started Grab folks impromptu to go to lunch Ask about their personal lives, and how work is going 7:00 - How to be strategic in who to connect with Ask questions about them Follow-up is key 8:30 - How Johnny starts creating relationships Structured approach Technology could help 10:00 - How Jeremy starts creating relationships Infor...

19 MIN2018 APR 19
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EP05 - Breaking Bad… and Bread

EP04 - Failure is OK!

“Failure is OK!” with Bare Leadership Taking risks is ok. Weakness is ok. Failure is ok. In this episode, we discuss accepting failure when leading people. Come learn from our mistakes and join in on the laughter! Feel free to reach out to us at @theVentureOut on Twitter , Facebook, and Instagram. Thanks for listening! Detail notes: Introduction with Jeremy’s early career 3:00 - Dissecting an example 9:00 - Poker and body language 10:00 - Strength and courage to fail 13:00 - Name 3 weaknesses 17:00 - How to learn 21:00 - Intent matters 22:00 - Star Trek: The Next Generation and Captain Picard Support Bare Leadership by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/bare-leadership

23 MIN2018 APR 12
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EP04 - Failure is OK!

EP03 - Board of Mentors

“Board of Mentors” with Bare Leadership Leaders need help too. That’s why you need a Board of Mentors, and in this episode, we discuss what that is and how to make it happen. We talk about our Board and why it works for us. Feel free to reach out to us at @theVentureOut on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Thanks for listening! Detail notes: Introduction about failure 2:00 - Chemistry 3:30 - Interviewing your mentor 6:00 - Different types of mentors 10:00 - Benefits 12:15 - Mentees and close friends 14:30 - Get vulnerable 16:00 - Storytelling and Andrew Stanton 19:00 - Someone you would not recommend Support Bare Leadership by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/bare-leadership

18 MIN2018 APR 5
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EP03 - Board of Mentors

EP02 - Leading by Consensus

“Leading by Consensus” with Bare Leadership Leaders are becoming crippled by consensus. In this episode, we discuss why you have to make a decision with what you’ve got, and how to deal with the ramifications. Come learn from our mistakes and join in on the laughter! Feel free to reach out to us at @theVentureOut on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Thanks for listening! Detail notes: Introduction with a quote 3:00 - Understanding the problem with consensus 5:00 - Handling disagreements 6:00 - Creating the culture Jeff Bezos 11:00 - Is it ok to be disliked? 13:00 - Communicate the mission 14:55 - Battlestar Galactica 16:00 - Don’t be afraid 17:00 - Final take-aways Support Bare Leadership by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/bare-leadership

12 MIN2018 MAR 29
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EP02 - Leading by Consensus

EP01 - Prioritize!

“Prioritize!” with Bare Leadership Taking risks is ok. Weakness is ok. Failure is ok. In this episode, we discuss accepting failure when leading people. Come learn from our mistakes and join in on the laughter! Feel free to reach out to us at @theVentureOut on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Thanks for listening! Detail notes: Introduction with a normal morning 2:00 - Johnny’s 3 tips 3:30 - Be unapologetic 7:00 - When you’re stuck, what to do 8:30 - Applies to your personal life too! 11:00 - Cut things out 12:00 - How Jeremy and Johnny plan their life 15:30 - We all fall short, but are we improving 17:00 - Compassion and sources of motivation 20:00 - Always have a vision and communicate it Support Bare Leadership by donating to the tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/bare-leadership

16 MIN2018 MAR 21
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EP01 - Prioritize!
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