Transformational Leadership Interviews

Leadership builds people. People build companies. Transformational leadership redefines traditional leadership. I am honored to have interviewed so many transformational leaders on the podcast. We talk about how their experience in leading others has changed over the years. It is clear that leadership has evolved and you must keep up with the changing times of leadership. More to come so subscribe to the podcast now.

364 | Customer First or Employee First? Which is best for you?

The big debate in business is customer first or employee first. For many, it is a hard decision. I asked seventeen Inc, 5000 leaders of the fastest growing companies, the same question. The only one said customer first. The other sixteen were firm in their stance that the best leadership strategy is to put employees first. When you put customers first, your employees can feel it to their core. When you create a culture of employee first, you have a chance to connect and support your people. When you take care of your people, they will take care of your customers. Customer first is an outdated concept in leadership, but it is smart in corporate strategy. Find out why I say this.

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362 | Overcoming Self-doubt With Help from Sara Blakely

Overcoming self-doubt is part of the journey to growth. Embracing it and learning to grow through it is the key. I was at an event where Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx, was talking about her journey to success. She was asked, “what is something you still struggle with today?” She answered it, and it blew me away. The self-made billionaire still has self-doubt. We talked about it, and I share with you how she overcomes the negative self-talk. In this episode, we talk about overcoming self-doubt.

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featuring Rob Braiman

317 | How Do You Create High-Performance Employees with Rob Braiman

Creating high-performance employees is a competitive advantage and the path to fast growth. This episode is about creating teams that are aligned and able to produce results no matter what. Today’s interview is with Rob Braiman, the Managing Member of Cogent Analytics. He took his company to the Inc 5000 in 2017. Rob shares insights on how to build a culture that grows leadership. It is all about people. It is about those people becoming leaders and making the vision possible. Discover how to create high-performance team to drive your growth.

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Create High-Performance Employees with Rob Braiman

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featuring Dina Dwyer Owen

313 | Operationalizing Company Values with Dina Dwyer Owen

Company values are often taken for granted. We take time to develop values with our teams (I hope you include your team). We talk about them for a while. Then we let them fade away into the background. Our guest today is Dina Dwyer, the CEO of The Dwyer Group – a group of companies. These brands provide a diverse array of specialty services through more than 3,100 franchises in nine countries. Dina shares why values are so critical to growth. Discover more about values than the traditional conversation going on these days.

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Values within your company are often taken for granted. We take time to develop values with our teams (I hope you include your team). We talk about them for a while. Then we let them fade away into the background. Our guest today is Dina Dwyer, the CEO of The Dwyer Group – a group of companies. These brands provide a diverse array of specialty services through more than 3,100 franchises in nine countries. Dina shares why values are so critical to growth. Discover more about values than the traditional conversation going on these days.

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featuring Daymond John

312 | The One Missing Element to Goal Setting with Daymond John

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In the podcast interview with Daymond John, we talked about leadership and growing fast companies. We dive deep into Daymond John goal setting strategies too. We got to a point in the interview when I asked him about productivity. The moment shifted as he got intense about success in today’s distracted world. John looked me in the eye and told me that he constantly makes a conscious effort to set goals, rather than letting other people set goals for him. “I think it’s the number-one reason for success or failure,” he added.

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Daymond John Goal Setting: “I have ten goals that I read every single night before I go to bed and every single morning when I wake up” he said. “Six of them expire in six months, and the other four expire in three years, five years, 10 years and 20 years. I reset them every six months, and I never reach them. I only get 20 percent there, 30 percent there — but I get closer to there.”  

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309 | Leading Innovation with Josh Linkner

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Josh Linkner

Innovation is not a buzz word. Innovation is necessary in our world of ever-changing tech, marketing, and customer expectations. Discover how to develop a culture of innovation with Josh Linkner. Josh is a renowned speaker and helps audiences see innovation from a different perspective.

Target Audience: Josh works with organizations that want to inject innovations on a deeper level in order to elevate their entire organization.

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featuring Adam Robinson

308 | Hire Right to Maintain HyperGrowth with Adam Robinson

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Adam Robinson

Do you want to build an elite team of superstars that support you and your clients? I bet you do. Having a great team is the dream of leadership. Author of “The Best Team Wins;” Adam Robinson is the co-founder and CEO of Hireology, driving his mission to help business owners make better hiring decisions using predictive data and innovative technology.
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Ludo Ulrich

304 | The Brand Ambassador Series: Salesforce with Ludo Ulrich

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Ludo Ulrich

The use of Internal Brand Ambassadors is not new and yet so few have used this strategy well. One company that has embraced their employees to be Brand Ambassadors is Salesforce. Our guest is Ludo Ulrich who is the chief in charge of developing deeper awareness in the startup community about the company, products and services offered by Salesforce. Ludo shares how he has developed this role and the importance for the organization.

Target Audience: Salesforce engages business founders developers in a way that helps them grow through effective marketing.

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