My focus is using technology to overcome human limits. As a father of a family with disabilities, this has become my mission and personal journey.

Russ Ewell
Silicon Valley, CA
 

Podcast

No One Is Bigger Than The Mission: Military & Leadership, Part Two

Finishing the second part of our Military Leadership podcast, Russ continues his conversation with Lee and Ric on who were the military leaders that inspire them. One of the key take-aways is how helpful it is for everyone on the team to have a clear mission and purpose to what they are trying to accomplish. Once everyone knows their role and what they specifically bring to the team then they become bought into...

Remove The Obstacles: Military & Leadership, Part One

The military is one of the most successful institutions that builds and develops leaders. Over half of the United States Presidents have served in the military. Russ sits down with Lee Delony and Ric McClain, both retired Military service members to talk about their time in the service and what they have learned about leadership and how that can translate to help anyone who wants to be a leader in whatever capacity. “The...

Northwestern Football’s Attempt To Unionize & What We Can Learn: Sports Culture and How It Builds Leaders, Part 2 | Ep. 006

Continuing the conversation started in Part 1, Russ, Caleb and Matt share the overwhelming influence sports had on their lives and discuss how much it can develop the qualities of a leader. Northwestern University’s football team and their quest to unionize in an attempt to expand the rights and benefits of the student-athletes showed to contain many lessons on leadership. Team sports culture instills in those involved and ethos of, “we either succeed...

Sports Culture and How It Builds Leaders: Why Everyone Should Grow Up Involved in Sports | Lead Different. 005

  My ego demands— for myself— the success of my team. BILL RUSSELL Everyone should be involved in team sports. Someway, somehow everyone should grow up in or around sports culture because it teaches you so many valuable lessons. How to work with others, leading a small group of individuals towards a common goal, working hard to achieve something and social skills can all be learned playing sports. Not everyone will grow up to become a...

Are We In A Leadership Crisis Or Have We Stopped Mentoring Leaders? With Russ Ewell, Todd Singleton and Dave Banks | Lead Different. Ep. 004

Russ Ewell sits down with Dave Banks and Todd Singleton to discuss if it is worth the time and effort to build and train leaders, allowing them the opportunity to fail and learn through their mistakes. Mark Zuckerberg, according to Kara Swisher’s opinion piece in the New York Times, has cost many people their privacy while he learns “on the job” how to lead in a digital space that has never been explored...

Embrace Your Process, Top 10 U.S. Presidents | Lead Different Ep. 003

What can you learn from past Presidents on how to lead good? Russ Ewell and Nathan Schaffernoth sit down to discuss the 2017 Presidential Historians Survey conducted by C-SPAN, which polled 91 historians on presidential leadership, including economic management, international relations, crisis leadership, public persuasion skills and whether they pursued equal justice for all. Join in as they talk about why it is important for every leader to have vision for what you...

Why Politics Needs A Steve Jobs | Lead Different Ep. 002

Steve Jobs was one of the primary creative forces behind Apple and their success at becoming one of the most important companies in the world. There is something to learn from how he impassioned his coworkers to buy into the vision of what Apple could be. He was never afraid to fail and learned to change in the process. Check out Nathan and Russ on the second episode of Leading Good as they...

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