Curious About the Future of Leadership? You Should Be

June 11, 2019

Dr. Diane Hamilton
Curiosity and Emotional Intelligence Expert
drdianehamilton.com

Dr. Diane Hamilton is a nationally syndicated radio host, speaker, moderator, consultant, and educator. She has a Ph.D. in Business, has taught more than 1000 business courses, and is an expert in curiosity, emotional intelligence, engagement, and other behavioral and cultural-based issues that impact workplace performance. She is the creator the Curiosity Code Index® assessment and author of Cracking the Curiosity Code: The Key to Unlocking Human Potential.

In this podcast, Diane discusses why curiosity is so important to today’s workplace. She talks about the four factors that prevent people from being curious: fear, assumptions, technology, and environment, and how to introduce curiosity into your own work situation.


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We Get What We Didn’t Know to Ask For: How AI Will Change Our World

May 29, 2019

Tom Koulopoulos
Chairman
Delphi Group
www.thebottomlesscloud.com

Tom Koulopoulos is chairman of the Boston-based global innovation think tank Delphi Group, named one of the fastest growing private companies in the US by Inc. magazine. He is the author of twelve books, including his most recent, The Bottomless Cloud, and formerly Executive Director of the Dell Innovation Lab. His academic involvement includes work with the Boston University Graduate School of Management, Bentley University, and the Babson College center for Business Innovation.

In this podcast, Tom discusses what AI really means and why it is so critical to the world we live in today. He talks about the AI flips the concept of brand loyalty to loyal brands, and how companies like Amazon and Tesla are already using AI algorithms to deliver differentiated service to their customers.


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Quality vs. Quantity: Why Focus is so Critical to Building a Successful Brand in Today’s Chaotic World

May 1, 2019

Lindsay Pedersen
Owner
Ironclad Brand Strategy
www.ironcladbrandstrategy.com

Lindsay Pedersen is a brand strategist and leadership coach who views brand as a blend of science, intuition, behavioral economics, and ancient storytelling. She is the author of Forging an Ironclad Brand, based on the Ironclad Method(tm) she developed while building brands with companies such as Starbucks, Clorox, Zulily, T-Mobile, IMDb, and burgeoning start-ups.

In this podcast, Lindsay discusses why a lack of focus is a problem for many brands. She talks about the importance of finding your Uncommon Denominator, how to stand out in an environment when most media are free, and why storytelling is so critical to developing a successful brand.


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Networking is What You Do – A Connector is What You Are

April 9, 2019

Michelle Tillis Lederman
Founder and CEO
Executive Essentials
www.michelletillislederman.com

Michelle Tillis Lederman, named one of Forbes Top 25 Networking Experts, is the author of several books, including the internationally known, The 11 Laws of Likability, and The Connector’s Advantage. Michelle is the founder and CEO of Executive Essentials, which provides customized communications and leadership training and coaching programs. A former finance executive and NYU Professor, Michelle is a regular in the media appearing on NBC, CBS, Fox, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, CNBC, and others. She holds degrees from Lehigh University and Columbia Business School.

In this podcast, Michelle discusses the difference between networking and connecting, and discusses the seven mindsets of connectors. She talks about the most common mistakes people make when it comes to networking and connecting, and why introverts can be great connectors.


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Too Much Data? How Marketers Can Be More Effective in Today’s Noisy B2B Marketplace

March 20, 2019

Wayne Cerullo
Chief Prospect Officer
B2P Partners
www.b2ppartners.com

Wayne Cerullo founded B2P Partners to help business to business (B2B) companies more effectively and enjoyably serve the people who are their clients. B2P has been working with many fast-growing Software as a Service (SaaS) innovators for the last 15 years. Previously, Wayne shaped marketing messaging worldwide for such tech giants as IBM, Microsoft, and Intel. He is the author of two books on the power of buyer awareness to turn around and make businesses flourish, including his latest RePossibility.

In this podcast, Wayne discusses the key findings from his research into the state of B2B marketing, including the realization that in today’s ABM-focused world, marketers need to refocus from quantity to quality. He talks about why it’s so important that B2B marketers shift from a Martech focus to buyer enablement, and explains why personas can be both the problem and the path to the solution.


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Empowering Ourselves: Using Thought Leadership to Drive Business Success

March 5, 2019

Robin Farmanfarmaian
Speaker and Entrepreneur
www.robinff.com

Robin Farmanfarmaian is a professional speaker, entrepreneur, and angel investor, driving high-level business development for cutting-edge medical and biotech companies. She is currently a VP at Actavalon, a company focused on curing cancer; and Strategic Relations Advisor to MindMaze, which uses VR for stroke and brain injury rehabilitation.

Robin works with entrepreneurs and executives who want to become thought leaders in order to accelerate their career and business goals. Her first book, The Patient as CEO: How Technology Empowers the Healthcare Consumer, is a bestseller on Amazon. Her latest book, The Thought Leader Formula, launches in March 2019.

In this podcast, Robin discusses how she turned to thought leadership as a solution to the #MeToo situations she regularly experienced. She talks about turning thought leadership into a replicatable system, and why it’s so important to think of yourself as a business.


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Cooking Up a Career: When You Say Yes, Adventure Follows

February 5, 2019

Carla Hall
Author and Chef
www.carlahall.com

Carla Hall is a food contributor on Strahan & Sarah (formerly Good Morning America Day), and was formerly a co-host of ABC’s Emmy award-winning popular lifestyle series The Chew. She has also been a competitor on Bravo’s Top Chef and Top Chef: All Stars. Carla is the author of the cookbooks Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration, Carla’s Comfort Food: Favorite Dishes from Around the World, and Cooking with Love: Comfort Food that Hugs You.

In this podcast, Carla discusses her journey through the culinary world from chef to author to celebrity. She talks about why authenticity is at the foundation of her business decisions, why food memories are so critical to us, and how she built a personal brand around comfort foods.


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Start by Stopping: How to Develop Natural Leadership with Fewer Failures

January 8, 2019

Marcia Daszko
Marcia Daszko & Associates
www.mdaszko.com

The founder of Marcia Daszko & Associates, Marcia Daszko began working in the management consulting field in the 1980s. She co-founded the Bay Area Deming User Group (BADUG), and a non-profit called In2In Thinking. Today, she speaks and teaches executive teams and MBA students a new way to think about leadership—without management fads and “best practices.” She is the author of Pivot, Disrupt, Transform.

In this podcast, Marcia discusses the key factors that allow an organization to create positive transformation. She tells us why adding best practices without a compelling purpose creates complexity but not success, and why it’s important to stop using a language of failure and create a language of success instead.


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Be Audacious: How Socially-Conscious Businesses Can Drive Change

December 19, 2018

Somya Munjal
Social Entrepreneur and Author
www.somyamunjal.com

Somya Munjal is an Indian-American whose journey to social entrepreneurship began with her mother in India who, as a child, ended up living in extreme poverty during the partition. When Somya’s family migrated to the US, they were met with new experiences of racism and systemic economic challenges which fostered a burning desire to work for the economic empowerment of the disenfranchised and youth education. Today Somya leads several social enterprises, including CPA for the People, Youthful Savings, Audacious Endeavors, and the Youthful Savings Foundation. Somya is the author of Audacious Endeavors: 8 Steps to Social Consciousness that will Spark Your Inner Fire.

In this podcast, Somya discusses why she believes social conscious businesses are crucial in shifting the trajectory of the world and recommends how marketers can help. She tells us why she believes youth development is important for economic change, and introduces many of the tools for building socially conscious businesses that are detailed in her new book.


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Keep Swinging: Secrets to Launching Successful Entrepreneurial Ventures

November 28, 2018

Rick Steele
Founder and CMO
SelectBlinds, LLC
www.selectblinds.com

Rick Steele is the founder and CMO of SelectBlinds, LLC, an online e-tailer of independently branded window fashions. He manages almost 100 people and serves millions of customers. The author of the book 30 Days to Launch, Rick is committed to helping as many people as possible become successful entrepreneurs an business owners with his expertise in online marketing, brand archetypes, tailored business launching formulas, social media, and living life to the fullest. Rick donates time and financial resources to numerous organizations, including his daughter Kylie’s non-profit animal rescue, Rubicon Rescue.

In this podcast, Rick shares insights he’s gained from a starting a series of businesses – from Beanie Baby collecting to online mortgages to window fashions. He tells us why it’s more important to hit singles, or even strike out, than to wait for the grand slam, and discusses why worrying about what other people think is the biggest factor limiting success for entrepreneurs.


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