ML55 – How to Become a Great Man Through TRAITS with Dr Joe Martin

Dr. Joe Martin is an award-winning international speaker, author, educator, and certified “man builder.” He’s authored or co-authored nine books, including Are You the Man: 201 Lessons I Wish My Dad Would Have Taught Me. He has spoken to over 750 organizations, was voted National Speaker of the Year by the Association for the Promotion of Campus activities and he is the host of the Real Men Connect podcast on iTunes.

Joe Martin

Episode Summary: How to Become a Great Man Through TRAITS with Dr Joe Martin

ML54 – Less Competition For #1 with Carl Gould

Carl Gould started 3 multi-million dollar companies by age 40, wrote 3 best-selling books on business strategy and growth, mentored the launch of 5000 companies and certified over 7000 coaches in 35 countries. He is the co-host of Quit and Get Rich on iHeart radio and today he is our Modern Leader.

Carl Gould

Episode Summary: Less Competition For #1 with Carl Gould

ML53 – The Hidden Cost of Doubt & Inaction with Aaron Hendon

Aaron Hendon is a master in the Seattle Real Estate market. With bundles of awards and ton of success for his clients. He recently published his latest book Shortchanged by Shortcuts? 44 Surprising Ways People Rip Themselves Off When Buying or Selling Their Home.

Aaron grew up in NY and received a Fine Arts Degree from Purchase College in NY- which he says made him eligible to work in the Food Service industry.  So, with this fine arts degree, you headed to Albuquerque to open up a real NY Bagel shop.

Aaron Hendon

Episode Summary: The Hidden Cost of Doubt & Inaction with Aaron Hendon

ML52 – Eliminating a Toxic Work Environment with Shawn Vij

Shawn Vij is an accomplished business leader with over 25 years of industry and consulting experience. He’s held leadership positions at the Ford Motor Company, Ernst & Young, VISA, Deloitte Consulting, Microsoft, Intel Corporation and other major corporations. Talk about a career with a lot of diversity and an opportunity to see quality leadership in action.

Shawn’s new book, Moral Fiber: Awakening Corporate Consciousness. Which reveals why those who care about the world also often helm highly successful organizations. Drawing on decades of experience he maps out why the true health of an organization depends on more than sheer profits.

Shawn Vij

Episode Summary: Eliminating a Toxic Work Environment with Shawn Vij

The 5 Core Values That All Great Leaders Have

Guest Post by Shawn Vij

The leaders of all organizations have a number of things in common. They set the tone for the entire company, determine what it stands for and make sure the business stays on course. But the best of the best go farther. They’re strong, authentic, admirable leaders with deep core values — and they walk the talk. One recent example is Starbuck’s Executive Chairman Howard Schultz, who wrote a searing Op-Ed in The Financial Times, arguing that leaders have a moral obligation to see themselves as part of the bigger picture. His was one of the clearest voices in business to condemn the divisive attacks in Charlottesville.

Having strong core values and making sure one’s actions and one’s business aligns with them has a profoundly healthy and positive influence on an organization. There are five key values that outstanding leaders share, regardless of industry or company size. Follow them, and you’ll become a leader who makes headlines — for the right reasons.

Shawn Vij Core Values

Here, the five values that great leaders share:

ML51- Are You Ready to Hire a Chief of Staff with Madeleine Maddy Niebauer

Madeleine Maddy Niebauer is the CEO and Founder of vChief, helping overwhelmed leaders, like you and I, get on top of our to-do list and spend more time where we can have the most impact.

She has more than 20 years of professional experience, including 8 years as a chief of staff, an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor’s Degree from Stanford University. Her company, vChief, or virtual chief of staff, supports leaders from all sectors and domains, who are looking for high-level strategic support on a part-time basis. Interesting.

And, knowing my background, you will love this. Maddy travelled with her family for 8 months internationally in Central and South America while running her company from the road. She discovered great tips for working remotely internationally, travel with family and “world-schooling” kids.

Maddy Niebauer

Episode Summary: Are You Ready to Hire a Chief of Staff with Maddy Madeleine Niebauer

ML49 – Millennials in the Workplace with the Millennial Whisperer Lee Caraher

Lee Caraher, the Millennial Whisperer, is the founder and CEO of Double Forte, a 15 year old public relations and digital media agency she built, starting in a garage, a true bay area story, into the multimillion dollar company it is today. Along the way, she literally wrote the book on hiring and retaining a high-performing multi generational team.

Lee is the author of 2 books, Millennials & Management & more recently, The Boomerang Principle which is about inspiring lifetime loyalty from employees. Through her work, she shows companies how to embrace the qualities of different generations, and how to recognize the significant benefits of shifting the definition of company loyalty from a long tenure of employment to a lifetime of allegiance regardless of employment status.

She is a graduate of Carleton College and has a degree in medieval history which she finds useful every day; splitting time between San Francisco and New York.

Lee Caraher

Episode Summary: Millennials in the Workplace with the Millennial Whisperer Lee Caraher

ML48 – How to be a Futurist with Alex Salkever

Alex Salkever is an author, a speaker and a futurist. He has been a senior executive at a number of Silicon Valley startups and technology companies including Mozilla and Telefonica. He’s also been the technology editor of BusinessWeek and dozens of other major publications. He is co-author of: The Immigrant Exodus: Why America is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent”, which, by the way, was named by The Economist to the “Books of the Year List” in 2012. More recently he co-authored, The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future” which was named to a list of finalists for the Financial Times / McKinsey Book of the Year Award.

Alex Salkever

Episode Summary: How to be a Futurist with Alex Salkever

ML47 – The Secret Language Your Customers Are Speaking with Jeffrey Shaw

Having a keen eye isn’t just for what one sees, but also for what one senses. Jeffrey Shaw, the LINGO guy, has been the go-to portrait photographer for an exclusive clientele for 30+ years. His portraits have appeared on The Oprah Show, CBS News, in “O” Magazine, People Magazine and New York Family Magazine. Jeffrey is also the host of the popular business podcast Creative Warriors and a featured speaker on The Moth.

Now Jeffrey uses his honed intuition to see and sense to help businesses stand out, attract their ideal customers, and create brand loyalty that supersedes price. His book, LINGO: Discover Your Ideal Customer’s Secret Language and Make Your Business Irresistible helps business owners and entrepreneurs understand their ideal customers on a deeper level, increasing engagement and profits.

Jeffrey Shaw

Episode Summary: The Secret Language Your Customers Are Speaking with Jeffrey Shaw