Series: Thought Leaders

Episode 30: What if Your Employees Were Volunteers?

Employee average tenure declined again according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest figures, continuing an almost decade-long trend. And as you might imagine, millennials and Gen Z employees are even less likely to remain in their current roles than Boomers and Gen Xers. What’s a CEO to do when the employees you need for…

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Episode 28: I Went to 7-11 to Get a Shirt: The Power of Storytelling in Business

Stories. We’re drawn to them. Entertained by them. Educated through them. Challenged by them. History is passed down through them. And the only thing more valuable than a great story is a great storyteller. Join us for an inspiring and entertaining conversation with master storyteller Coach AK Ikwuakor on how you can grow everything from…

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Episode 27: Don’t Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out

When’s the last time you seriously thought about your exit from your business? Not in fantasy, but in a real, intentional, and planful way that sets your target, plots your course, and puts the power back in your hands to leave on your own terms? You know you need to give this more time and…

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Episode 25: Building a Strategic Framework that Inspires a Culture of Innovation

Innovation. You want it. You need it. How do you get it? It starts by accepting that innovation is an output, the result of creating the right environment within which innovation can take place. Join us for an in-depth discussion with master innovator Komal Doshi to learn how you can build a strategic framework that…

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Episode 24: Are You Listening? Leadership. – Interview with Kammy Horne, Senior Vice President Development with VIA Metropolitan Transit 

Being CEO has rarely been more challenging. With unstable markets, hybrid work, employee resignations, and global instability, all eyes are squarely on you for answers. Before you give them, join our engaging discussion with Kammy Horne, Senior Vice President Development with VIA Metropolitan Transit, for an important reminder: leadership has always been about listening first….

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Episode 22 – Leadership & Life Lessons from Bball to Crypto to NFTs with Kumbeno Memory

Great leadership creates sports dynasties and business empires, while poor leadership undermines talented athletes and business professionals, alike. Because leadership is leadership, whether on the basketball court, in the board room or on the front lines of your business. Join us for this unique and spirited look at leadership, professional development, living with purpose, and…

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Episode 21: The Link Between Culture and High Performance – with Dan Denison

Just when you thought you knew how to build a high-performance culture, everything changed. Between, the pandemic, The Great Resignation, Gen Z demanding work-with-purpose, hybrid and remote work, and the global economy on edge, it’s time to rethink the link between culture and performance.  Join us for a timely conversation with Dan Denison, world-renowned thought-leader…

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Episode 20: Mindfulness and Self Care with Walkyria Whitlock

Self-care and mindfulness are critical leadership skills – yes, leadership skills – for every CEO because, as the saying goes, you can’t pour from an empty cup. Tune in to this necessary and timely conversation with Walkyria Whitlock to find out exactly what self-care looks like, how to improve your overall mindfulness, and why succeeding…

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Episode 17: Interview with Stepfone Montgomery

Engaging and energetic CEO Stepfone Montgomery joins The Frustrated CEO podcast to share wisdom and insights gleaned first from his decades-long career in transportation, then through the launch of his startup technology company, BZConnects. Join us for an entertaining conversation with a man who marries New York Swagger with California Cool. In This Episode 7:20…

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Episode 12: Interview with Marc Reifenrath of Spinutech

What CEO of a successful and growing company would risk upsetting the apple cart by merging with another firm, slowing sales and firing clients in the middle of a pandemic with 170 employees working virtually across the country? Meet CEO Marc Reifenrath whose courageous leadership guided Spinutech onto the Inc. 5000 list with a highly…

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