About Follow the Leader w/ Eli Mandelbaum

What makes someone a leader? It's a question that many people including myself ask and wonder. What exactly makes a leader, are leaders born or made, are their common traits among leaders, when does one become a leader and much more. In "Follow the Leader" I ask leaders of all types from big and large companies, communities, organizations, non-profits, and more as I seek to what makes one a great leader.
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    - How did Michael's late Grandmother have a lasting effect on him?
    - What motivated Michael to start Shavie? (10:20)
    - Biggest challenges Shavei Israel faces?
    - Best way to communicate your message?
    - What leadership characteristic defines Michael?
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  • In this episode of Follow The Leader I sit down...
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    - What was Russell's first leadership role?
    - Who recruited Russell to come on board to the JNF?
    - Running JNF as a business as opposed to a non-profit? (14:35)
    - Which project stands out over all others? (28:15)
    - What leadership qualities does he look for in people?
    - Biggest challenge currently facing with the JNF?
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  • In this episode of Follow The Leader I sit with...
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    So how did Josh come to not only start and lead Nefesh B’Nefesh but also become a leading advocate for Aliyah and making the idea of moving to Israel a more realistic option for many people including myself. This is one of the many questions I ask Josh along with the following;

    - The first time he realized that he had leadership qualities
    - What attributes a leader should have?
    - What sparked him to leave Boca Raton, Florida as a Rabbi
    - What challenges he faced early on starting Nefesh B’Nefesh
    - How has he changed the perception of making Aliyah?
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  • In this episode, I have the privilege of sitting with...
  • Array ( [id] => ca10947a-16af-11ea-a13b-9bc3bef71d8b [createdAt] => 2019-12-04T11:04:45.317-05:00 [updatedAt] => 2020-02-20T19:00:55.582-05:00 [title] => Arsen Ostrovsky- The Jewish Defender & Advocate [pubdate] => 2019-11-20T05:13:09.000-05:00 [author] => Eli Mandelbaum [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/ca10947a-16af-11ea-a13b-9bc3bef71d8b/image/e146537fd0d0d2eadd3e54190b2dc877.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => In the 2nd episode of Follow The Leader I sit with Arsen Ostrovsky, Executive Director of The Israel-Jewish Congress and one of the biggest advocates for Israel. His passion for Israel, Zionism, & the Jewish people knows no bounds. So how did an... [summary] => In the 2nd episode of Follow The Leader I sit with Arsen Ostrovsky, Executive Director of The Israel-Jewish Congress and one of the biggest advocates for Israel. His passion for Israel, Zionism, & the Jewish people knows no bounds. So how did an immigrant from Ukraine by way of Australia and later NY end up in Israel and one of the premier spokesperson and defender of Israel?

    I ask Arsen that question and more as we discuss leadership in his case leading the battle against antisemitism in Europe, the US, and in the digital world of social media. In this episode, you will also find out the 4 leaders that keep on inspiring Arsen on a daily basis, how the IJC got started, why Daniel Pearl was a turning point in his life, and what leadership characteristic he believes every leader should have. [audioFile] => https://megaphone-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/podcasts/c9ab8954-16af-11ea-99e2-b3165ba26ba2/episodes/ca10947a-16af-11ea-a13b-9bc3bef71d8b/stripped_acef520dac265e38b23f006bdaabc751.mp3 [downloadUrl] => http://traffic.megaphone.fm/CSN8078608733.mp3 [size] => 43363265 [duration] => 2710.2 [uid] => CSN8078608733 [originalUrl] => https://api.spreaker.com/download/episode/20137460/ftl_arsen_ostrovsky_2.mp3 [bitrate] => 128 [samplerate] => 44100 [channelMode] => stereo [vbr] => [audioFileProcessing] => [podcastId] => c9ab8954-16af-11ea-99e2-b3165ba26ba2 [preCount] => 0 [postCount] => 0 [insertionPoints] => Array ( ) [id3File] => https://megaphone-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/podcasts/c9ab8954-16af-11ea-99e2-b3165ba26ba2/episodes/ca10947a-16af-11ea-a13b-9bc3bef71d8b/id3/65c96fa01105decb25528c706a21ff55.mp3 [id3FileProcessing] => [id3FileSize] => 64367 [parentId] => [guid] => https://api.spreaker.com/episode/20137460 [pubdateTimezone] => [originalFilename] => [preOffset] => 0.0 [postOffset] => 0.0 [spotifyIdentifier] => [expectedAdhash] => [audioFileUpdatedAt] => [draft] => [externalId] => [customFields] => )
  • In the 2nd episode of Follow The Leader I sit...
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    The simple reality is Joseph led by example, he started with a problem he identified, organized everything early on, made the pickups and then asked for people to help with pickups. People followed as he led by example and with 110 employees, 50,000 volunteers coming every year to give back to Israel and the poor Joseph has truly personified what it means to be a leader. [audioFile] => https://megaphone-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/podcasts/c9ab8954-16af-11ea-99e2-b3165ba26ba2/episodes/ca390338-16af-11ea-a13b-b372b07d115e/stripped_922afc1ebe528a2c816f22665bff6e06.mp3 [downloadUrl] => http://traffic.megaphone.fm/CSN5689991524.mp3 [size] => 43493250 [duration] => 2718.33 [uid] => CSN5689991524 [originalUrl] => https://api.spreaker.com/download/episode/20094576/audio.mp3 [bitrate] => 128 [samplerate] => 44100 [channelMode] => stereo [vbr] => [audioFileProcessing] => [podcastId] => c9ab8954-16af-11ea-99e2-b3165ba26ba2 [preCount] => 0 [postCount] => 0 [insertionPoints] => Array ( ) [id3File] => https://megaphone-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/podcasts/c9ab8954-16af-11ea-99e2-b3165ba26ba2/episodes/ca390338-16af-11ea-a13b-b372b07d115e/id3/b1d9b899ab1df978fdcdfe678cf3091e.mp3 [id3FileProcessing] => [id3FileSize] => 64611 [parentId] => [guid] => https://api.spreaker.com/episode/20094576 [pubdateTimezone] => [originalFilename] => [preOffset] => 0.0 [postOffset] => 0.0 [spotifyIdentifier] => [expectedAdhash] => [audioFileUpdatedAt] => [draft] => [externalId] => [customFields] => )
  • In the first episode of Follow the Leader, I am...

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