Share before you’re ready. Leaders learn the answer. In this episode of Powderkeg: Igniting Startups, you’ll meet Max Yoder making his third appearance on the podcast. As the CEO of Lessonly, a rapidly scaling tech company in Indianapolis, Max views his job as helping people flourish, thrive and understand themselves. In this conversation Max shares his learnings as a founder and breaks down some of the core principles of his newest book, “Do Better Work.” The mantras and habits that he shares are applicable to everyone, whether you’re leading a team, working on a team, or spending any time with people.

In this episode with Max Yoder, you’ll learn:  

  • Methods to create clarity, camaraderie and progress in life and work
  • Why it’s important to share your work before you’re ready
  • How changing a personal habit is similar to the steps in a marketing funnel
  • Ways to model the behaviors you’d like to see on your team
  • The importance of processing emotions and how to prevent emotion from spilling over
  • Compassionate, thoughtful behaviors that inspire better work

Please enjoy this conversation with Max Yoder!

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Get the book: Do Better Work by Max Yoder

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Links and resources mentioned in this episode:

Companies and Organizations

Studio Science

Indiana University





“My Stroke of Insight” by Jill Bolte Taylor (and Jill Bolte Taylor’s Ted Talk)

“Do Better Work” by Max Yoder


Jonathan Haidt

Ben Battaglia

Jim Collins

Connor Burt

Mitch Causey

Pete the Planner


Bloomington, IN

Goshen, IN

Inferno Room

Previous Episodes of Powderkeg Igniting Startups

How to Promote Company Culture Through Creative Marketing

How to Unleash Your Team’s True Power with Team Building, Team Learning and Company Culture

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