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On the Strategy and Leadership Podcast, we interview CEOs, business leaders, authors and thought leaders to get their perspectives on strategy, business, leadership, culture and people to you can advance in your career and your life. If you're looking for one of the best business podcasts and leadership podcasts out there- we're top 3% in the world. Be sure to subscribe! We put a new podcast out once a week. The Strategy and Leadership podcast is hosted by SME Strategy: We're a management co ...
 
Innovation, Sports, and Life is a podcast that discusses strategy, innovation, and management topics. The goal is to break those topics down to actionable insights. Our aim is to also bring insights from people who have implemented various techniques in their worlds. We all learn together by sharing and that is our primary goal. The way we will go about it will vary. We might bring in sports strategies or sometimes, we may dive into a management book. We'll try to keep it fun and light. Whet ...
 
Join Stephanie Christopher, CEO at TEC (The Executive Connection) as she sits down with successful business leaders and inspiring guests covering wide-ranging conversations on all things leadership, exploring the questions that are top of mind for SME business leaders. Guests share tactical insights and takeaways to inform and inspire you every time you listen. Success thrives on different perspectives. If you are passionate about growth, improving your decision making or just interested in ...
 
Don't Be The Bottleneck In Your Business! My name is Laurent Notin, I am an Entrepreneur, Coach to Entrepreneurs, and Start-up Mentor. Being an entrepreneur is the most exciting and demanding job I know. Entrepreneurs get to wear many hats, acquire many skills, and make many decisions – fast. All whilst under extreme pressure to deliver quality work to their clients, take care of their employees, and maintain a healthy cash flow. Entrepreneurship is a calling. No entrepreneurs set themselves ...
 
Game Changers was designed BY government contractors FOR government contractors. The focus of every episode is to give listeners a new tip, trick, or strategy that will help them find and win more contracts. Each episode features Subject Matter Experts (SME), companies that are successfully winning contracts, or nationally recognized professional speakers and authors. The show is hosted by government experts Michael LeJeune from Federal Access and Joshua Frank from RSM Federal. Their award-w ...
 
Enjoy The Journey is a podcast created by the founders of Aureus Financial, Jackson Millan- The Wealth Mentor and Sam Panetta. Both Jackson and Sam have lived and breathed small business for over a decade, trying to unlock all of the secrets that determine the difference between a successful entrepreneur, and a no-so-successful one. Our podcast Enjoy The Journey aims to take a dive into the lives of interesting entrepreneurs that inspire us, discuss their business journey, their motivating f ...
 
A show hosted by me, David Ventura, a specialist in training, educating and consulting on practical strategies for harnessing the power of Key Account Management (KAM) in SME’s today. I am also the principal KAM consultant and Managing Director of www.kamguru.com. In a world of diminishing customer loyalty, what can business leaders do to retain their top customers, while still adding value. In this podcast I explore some hands-on tips and tactics you can implement today – to remarkably shif ...
 
The Xero Podcast helps you navigate the early years in business, one topic at a time. Along the way, we'll share top tips and things to watch out for in that first year on your own. From financial advice to paying staff and staying calm. Our host Graham Brown talks to business owners about that vital first few years in business and what to expect around every corner.
 
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Annissa Deshpande is the Founder & Principal of loglab, where she provides advisory & fractional Chief People Officer services to businesses looking to modernize their #HR. She's also the author of The Comeback: A Modern HR Novel: https://www.amazon.ca/Comeback-Modern-HR-Novel-ebook/dp/B0939LZ98SPrior to starting her business, Annissa held senior l…
 
It’s critical for any size business to have a Communication Strategy. Frances Dwyer, Marketing Communications & Strategy expert, kickstarts the conversation with 3 driving factors to guard against Reputational Damage for your business and tips on risk & crisis management. When it comes to your Communication Strategy Frances’ recommendation is to ta…
 
In this special episode of Game Changers, you go 1-on-1 with Michael LeJeune to talk about How to Hire and Retain Great People. It's my personal belief that this is going to be a challenge for the foreseeable future. The employment market was already getting tight before COVID. After COVID, people changed their perspectives and priorities. Employer…
 
In this episode of Enjoy The Journey podcast, we interview Christo Hall, the CEO of Basic Bananas. He shares his story about how he went from owning a surfboard manufacturing business to being an expert marketing strategist. He started out as a professional surfer but has since then gone on to successfully run marketing campaigns for businesses. Ch…
 
I had an opportunity to interview Michael Haase, the CEO and founder of Plant Jammer. They have developed an innovative AI solution to reduce food wastage at home. 33% of food is being wasted every day. Of that, our homes contribute to approx half of that problem. One way of solving it is by emptying the fridge. I've tried this but genuinely do not…
 
Karl Alomar is a tech investor, serial entrepreneur, and most well known for building DigitalOcean from the ground up, which is one of the fastest-growing cloud infrastructure companies that is becoming a strong challenger to Amazon. DigitalOcean is valued now at over $10 billion. Ticket symbol is DOCM. Karl is also the Co-founder, CEO, for China E…
 
Ken Falke is a retired US Navy member and Chairman of the Boulder Crest Foundation. He's also a philanthropist, author, and speaker who has ran several of his own businesses and non-profits. On this episode of the Strategy & Leadership Podcast, Ken joins us to discuss why 70% of Americans hate their jobs, leading people post-pandemic, managing your…
 
Arnaud defines himself as an Author, Entrepreneur, and Optimist. In 2012, he co-founded a start-up because he thought he could go after Facebook. Unfortunately, he had to throw in the towel after 7 years. He shares this experience in his book How Hard Can It Be - Startup Lessons From Trying (And Failing) To Take Down Facebook In this episode we cov…
 
Richard Black is the President & General Manager at Superfly, an agency dedicated to shaping how the world plays and connects. Previously, Richard worked at the ad agency Momentum Worldwide, and led a team for Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons’ business ventures, among other positions.On this episode of the Strategy & Leadership Podcast, Richard joins …
 
In this episode, we talked with Emily Harman about her chapter Authentic Leadership from the book Becoming a GovCon Expert. The journey to becoming a better leader starts with self-discovery and a lot of inner work. Emily talks about letting go of the "shoulds," developing your mindset, finding your purpose, and more.-----Federal Access is helping …
 
Anthony Taylor is the host of our #Strategy & #Leadership Podcast, as well as the Managing Partner of SME Strategy Consulting. For the last episode of 2021, Anthony looks back on the year of strategy and leadership and makes his predictions for the coming year and beyond.To learn about how we can help align your team around a clear strategic plan a…
 
Over a 40-year span, Richard Polak has been recognized in more than 90 countries around the globe for creating and structuring world-class benefits and HR programs. His research, presentations, articles, subject expertise, and training program with IBIS Academy—the world’s longest-running international HR conference—was world renown. In 2012, Polak…
 
Matt Compton is the Co-founder and CEO of Filo.co, a company helping people come together to create, learn, and solve problems remotely. A two-time founder, Matt previously worked at IBM, ExactTarget (which was acquired by Salesforce), and Cheetah Digital.On this episode of the Strategy & Leadership Podcast, Matt joins us to discuss the three pilla…
 
Carrington is the founder and President of Carrington Legal Search and best-selling author of "Blooming." This conversation focuses on the importance of designing one’s own life. We cover: How trauma has impacted her journey and made her who she is today What it takes to create opportunities for oneself Why our stories determine who we are, and how…
 
A good football team in NFL, the American Football League, is known for how well it executes the two-minute offense. When its back is against the wall facing a time constraint, it has to march the troops across the field and score points. The two-minute drill defines a team and usually its performance in the playoffs. How does all this relate to in…
 
To be and remain the best, entrepreneurs need to sharpen their skills, be disciplined, grow resilience, inspire others and make fast decisions under constant pressure. Exactly like professional athletes. But where professional athletes understand the importance of resting to let their bodies and minds recover, it seems most entrepreneurs don't foll…
 
Pavel Verbnyak is a professional speaker on personal development, goal-setting, the law of attraction and leadership. He is a success expert, life coach, Vice President of JCI Russia, Brian Tracy Academy's expert and partner, the founder of “Successful Thinking”, the author of several books, seminars on unlocking human potential and personal effici…
 
Christian is the Co-Founder of Vitruvia and has invested in 35 companies. He explains why transforming health and lives are his passion and why he chose the entrepreneurship path. We talk about the importance of focusing on customers instead of chasing capitals, people and leadership, mindset and how to allow things to grow in oneself as opposed to…
 
In this special episode of Game Changers, you go 1-on-1 with Michael LeJeune to talk about Quarterly Planning. One of the things that separate winners from losers is having a plan. I can't stress enough the importance of sitting down once a quarter to review your long-term goals and then create a plan of action for the next 90-days that is going to…
 
Holly, Founder & CEO of Emergence Institute has dedicated her life to helping others find their purpose. In this episode, we cover: Her journey and the lessons she’s learned as an entrepreneur How she discovered her own purpose Why business founders should uncover their purpose, with some examples 3 hypothesis why finding our purpose is often diffi…
 
Trey is the Chief Executive Officer of Taylor Insurance Services, Managing Director of trinity | blue consulting, and Founding Partner of Ascend Partners. In 2013, Trey was named one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s 40 Under 40. Frequently featured as a Keynote speaker, he has addressed attendees at the Human Capital Institute, the Ascend Conference, an…
 
In this special episode of Game Changers, you go 1-on-1 with Michael LeJeune to talk about having a Bid/No-Bid Strategy. Would you like to win more RFPs? Of course you would. One of the secrets to winning is making sure that you will be competitive on all the requirements. Using a Bid/No-Bid Strategy allows you to ensure that you #1 - Identify and …
 
Concussions are a very serious topic that affects both adults and children alike. As we expect, they occur during strong physical impacts including accidents or hard contact sports such as American football. However, they are prevalent in a larger variety of sports. In this episode, we talk to Dr Piya Sorcar, founder and CEO of CrashCourse and Teac…
 
Matt Cowell is the CEO of QuantHub, helping companies future-proof their workforce by building a highly data fluent employee-base and exceptional AI teams. On this episode of the #StrategyandLeadership Podcast, Matt joins us to discuss why leaders need to develop #DataSkills, the upside of investing in data capability, and why people are bad at mak…
 
After 15 years with a top 10 West Coast CPA, most recently as their CEO and Managing Partner, Martin left the world of big firms to found KeyMaster, which invests in and manages accounting related businesses. Along with his partner Kristen, Martin manages Bookkeeping & Advisory, which provides distributed share bookkeeping, controller and CFO advis…
 
Coming from a humble family, Darren was the first in his family to get to the university, then PhD. After 10 years as a university professor, the entrepreneurship calling was too strong to resist. So he created Rivalus, which he brought to $20m revenue in 5 years. He then sold it and launched his 2nd company, Outcast Foods Inc in 2018, which has be…
 
Sharon Koifman is the President of DistantJob, a recruitment agency that finds, vets, and takes care of highly skilled #RemoteWorkers. He's also the author of Surviving Remote Work: How to Thrive as a Leader and Entrepreneur in the Remote Age: https://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Remote-Work-Sharon-Koifman-ebook/dp/B08HVTNKKLOn this episode of the Stra…
 
Hosted by the Chamber's Business Committee Manager Frances Song, this podcast interviews Vivienne Jin, Partner and New York State Admitted Attorney at Rui Bai Law Firm, a member of the PwC global network of firms. In late November, more favourable parental leave policies have been rolled out in Chinese cities and provinces to reduce the burden of c…
 
In this episode, we talked with Eric "Doc" Wright about The DoD SkillBridge Program. This program allows transitioning service members to get valuable on the job training and experience through industry training, apprenticeships, and internships during their last six months in the military. This also allows industry to test drive these future emplo…
 
In this episode of Enjoy The Journey podcast, we interview Carole Issa who’s a leadership expert. Carole achieved success in the realm of leadership, despite the fact that it can be a challenging road for introverts like herself. She talks about how this was an area she had never considered before, but that being a part of it has benefited her and …
 
For this episode, we're flipping the script. I invited Rasmus to interview me and share a part of my life as well as my key learnings about entrepreneurship after more than 80 episodes. Why did I create this podcast? Why did I become an entrepreneur? What are the key milestones in my life that have made me who I am today? What have I learned about …
 
IN THIS EPISODE: How well do you empower your people to reach their own full potential, supported along the way with good, timely, and accessible coaching conversations? Now sure how to go about that? Then this episode is for you because I’m joined by a friend of the show, Lisa Brice, NLP Master Trainer and Coach and author of a new book called: “C…
 
Jorge Quezada is the Vice President of Inclusive Diversity at Granite Construction, one of the largest full-service general contractors, construction management firms, and construction materials producers in the U.S.Previously, Jorge held similar #DEI roles at Allstate Insurance, Kraft Foods Group, and Northwestern Mutual before joining Granite Con…
 
After beginning her career in corporate pharma, Carson decided it was time to launch her own business. She launched Working Simply Inc. in 2015, a business consulting firm helping enterprises boost productivity, accelerate performance and develop high performance teams. Carson’s new book is called: Own It, Love It, Make It Work - How To Make Any Jo…
 
Spencer Sheinin has over 15 years as an entrepreneur combined with extensive financial experience as a CPA, CA and investment banker. He is the Founder and CEO of Shift Financial Insights, providing ridiculously simple accounting and financial insights for business on the rise. Spencer has also owned businesses in manufacturing, construction, cold …
 
Stephanie Reuss and Victoria Stuart, Co-founders & Co CEOs of Beamible (formerly Beam). Five years ago they created a flexible jobs marketplace called Beam alongside their consulting business supporting flexible work solutions. After helping to move the needle on normalising flexible work they could see that there was more work to do. They've shift…
 
David Nour is an Advisor, Educator, & Executive Coach, helping organizations recognize the many quantifiable ways that #BusinessRelationships drive everything.An Iranian immigrant who arrived in America with no English, David has been in business for 20 years now, having worked with executives from Cisco, Deloitte, Disney, Marriott, Microsoft, IBM,…
 
In this episode, we talked with Leigh Christian about An Attitude for GovCon Success. If you ask any successful business owner about the keys to their success, almost every single one will say that success begins with the way you think. The way you think often manifests in your actions and your attitude. Do you treat yourself with respect? Do belie…
 
An innovation exercise generally means an ultra-positive event. It's kind of like an all you can eat sugary, sweet experience. And as we all know, anything unbalanced is not stable. Today, I want to talk to you about criticism and the key role it plays in innovation. One common misconception is that innovation means only positive thoughts. Anything…
 
Ellen Snee, EdD, is an Executive Coach to high potential & senior level women, a speaker, consultant, and the author of Lead: How Women in Charge Claim Their Authority.But before that, Ellen was a Catholic nun for 18 years. From there she went to Harvard University to complete grad school before eventually becoming a program director at the univers…
 
In 2008, Pat was laid off as a Job Captain in the architecture industry. Since then, he has built several businesses online, such as The Smart Passive Income Blog, which have now allowed him to make much more, and work much less. In this episode, we talk about his entrepreneurship journey, the key lessons he’s learned and mistakes he’s made, his dr…
 
Tanya Pluckrose background lies in the customer service industry. She spent over 21 years working for a Fortune 2000 company leading teams to deliver an exceptional client experience to more than 1.3 million diverse VIP customers while safely managing the state-of-the-art A380 Aircraft. She clipped her wings and immigrated to the US, Los Angeles, i…
 
In this special episode of Game Changers, you go 1-on-1 with Michael LeJeune to talk about the 2021 Infrastructure Bill. This episode is a break down of the bill. Some of the key points: 1. Yes, this is $1.2T...BUT...that's over 5 fiscal years. FY22-26. This really means that it's approximately $240B per fiscal year. 2. A lot of these programs esta…
 
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