Lead the People

Welcome to the rapid-fire podcast for “leaders at every level”. Lead the People helps aspiring leaders maximize their impact by achieving self mastery, inspiring others, and delivering results.


Classic management training and techniques focus on the technical aspects of business. These are important, but they’re no substitute for what really drives business success—the people who make it all possible.

Lead the People provides listeners with a roadmap to realizing their full potential as authentic people leaders. In each episode, Dr. Matt Poepsel—aka The Godfather of Talent Optimization—and his guests explore a wide range of leadership topics and trends in an enlightening and engaging way.

Today’s leaders are pressed for time, and they prefer practical applications over abstract concepts. They’re seeking a playbook for how to lead, and they want to feel that they’re making tangible progress every day.

Lead the People reassures its listeners that while the path to becoming an authentic people leader isn’t easy, it’s an effective and deeply rewarding way to make a greater impact in their work and in the lives of their followers.


Don't just manage the business when you can Lead the People.