[EP5] – The Impact Of Vulnerability In Fatherhood, Leadership & Content Marketing | Ron Tite

[EP5] – The Impact Of Vulnerability In Fatherhood, Leadership & Content Marketing | Ron Tite

In this episode I was joined by Ron Tite.  Ron is a speaker, author and founder of Church+State (an agency that helps brands navigate the unified worlds of advertising and content by creating stuff that people want to see, not stuff they have to see.)

We discussed a recent LinkedIn post that he shared talking about why you don’t need to be a “father” to play a “fatherly” role in someone’s life.

Ron is an incredible storyteller that is able to weave humor into his content in a way that really lands and resonates.  And, this interview was no exception as Ron shared numerous stories about his own experiences with his Dad (and step-dad) and how they shaped him as a leader and how he chooses to show up as a Dad to his 2 young kids.

Episode Topics

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3:20 | Ron tells why he wrote the LinkedIn post about “fatherhood”
6:24 | How his experience with his Dad has impacted him as a Dad
12:34 | Why he believes everyone can (and should) be a leader in a company
15:26 | How being vulnerable with his team brought them closer together
17:30 | How much is “too much” when it comes to being vulnerable (and honest) when sharing content online (personally and as a company)
22:03 | The blurred line between great content and advertising (to capture the attention of your audience)
23:24 | The “dark” story that he told about his Dad to close his presentation at The Art of Leadership conference
32:45 | Who is the ONE person/mentor that has been most influential in your life (all time)
33:45 | Who is the ONE person/mentor that is the most influential in your life (right now)
34:59 | What is the ONE philanthropic cause that means the most you and why?
36:49 | What is the ONE thing you are most grateful for in your life right now?
38:28 | What is the ONE thing that you are most curious about right now and wanting to explore more in your life?
40:31 | What is the ONE thing that scares you right now that you know you must meet with bravery
42:20 | Where can people find out more about you and connect with you online?

Episode Quotes

“I think your title (in a company) should be an acknowledgement of what you’ve already done…not for what you will do” – Ron Tite

“People used to vote with their wallets and now they vote with their time.  So, how do we win that battle for time?” – Ron Tite

“When you lead people through your whole career, will people speak glowingly about you or not?” – Ron Tite

Episode Resources Mentioned

Church & State (Ron’s Agency)
The Title of “Father” (LinkedIn Post)
The Million Reasons Run

Guest Contact Info

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