Steve Acho is an expert in adding more human to the hiring process. He is the author of Why Technology Recruiting is Broken and What to Do About it and earned his MBA while living in Japan and working for the CEO of Mazda. From there he went in to consulting with Fortune 100s and currently operates the Detroit based technology staffing firm Solstice Consulting Group.
Episode Summary: Efficiency is Not Always Effectiveness, Weed Out The Weak with Steve Acho
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.
Episode Summary: Eliminating a Toxic Work Environment with 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.
Hitting a plateau or finding yourself in a rut can be challenging. With work, family, social and recreation demands pulling us in different directions we can find ourselves burned out. When you feel overwhelm coming on and you fight the desire to put it on autopilot, how do you get yourself out of the rut? For Jesse Itzler, former MTV VJ, rapper, successful jet rental leader and husband to the youngest female self-made billionaire, Sara Blakely, found himself floating to autopilot, he went extreme. Intentionally creating an experience that would test his commitment, his drive, his resiliency and his sanity, he hired a Navy Seal to live with him for 31 days and put him through the most grueling, physically and mentally demanding “workout” of his life.
Episode Summary: Perseverance of a Navy Seal Lessons by Jesse Itzler
Mark Podolsky, The Land Geek, is widely considered the Country’s most trusted and foremost authority on buying and selling raw, undeveloped land within the United States. He has completed over 5,000 unique transactions. This level of success is largely due to his core business philosophy – and one that translates to all business industries – – “Happy Customers Guaranteed.”
Mark is a fellow podcaster and host of one of the top rated Investment shows: The Best Passive Income Model and The Art of Passive Income.
Episode Summary: Embrace the Suck, Invest in Raw Land, and Grow By Letting Go with the Land Geek Mark Podolsky
Scott Beebe is the Founder and Head Coach of MyBusinessOnPurpose.com, where he liberates Small Business owners from the chaos of working IN their business. He is the host of the Business On Purpose podcast and created the Four Steps To Business Freedom, a six month group coaching experience built exclusively for Small Business owners to guide them in creating the systems and processes they need to get their businesses and lives back on track.
Episode Summary: Steps to Creating an On-Purpose Business and Be Liberated From The Chaos with Scott Beebe
Randy Komisar is a Venture Capitalist out of Silicon Valley, at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, right there on Sandhill road. The heart and soul of tech investing. He is the former CEO of LucasArts Entertainment and Crystal Dynamics, and acted as “virtual CEO” for WebTV and GlobalGiving. He served as CFO of GO Corp. and senior counsel at Apple Computer, following a private practice in technology law. He is a Founding director of TIVO and a graduate of Harvard law school. Plus a great guy.
Episode Summary: Passion Pulls, Integrating Who We Are with What We Care About
Dr. K. Anders Ericsson is the co-author of Peak: Secrets From the New Science of Expertise. He is a Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Stockholm, Sweden and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Carnegie Mellon. He has worked with a Nobel Prize winner and written extensively on performance and increasing ability. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Episode Summary: The New Science of Peak Performance with Author Dr. Anders Ericsson
Scott Alan Turner is an early retiree who went from “money moron” (his words) to self-made millionaire in 13 short years. He has been debt free since 2009 and now spends his time helping others become financial rock stars through his best-selling book, a talk radio show, and his podcast. He has been quoted on Forbes.com, Business Insider, Money magazine, CNBC, and U.S. News and World Report.
Episode Summary: From Money Moron to Self-Made Millionaire with Scott Alan Turner