Lessons Learned: The Fido Factor and Shooting for Par with Dan and Krissi Barr

What man's best friend can teach you about being a leader.

What happens when you mix marriage and business? For Krissi and Dan Barr, it’s success, fun in conflict, and two bestselling books. They are the co-authors of “Plugged: Dig Out and Get the Right Things Done,” and “The Fido Factor: How to Get a Leg Up at Work.” Together, they run Barr Corporate Success, a […]

The Cincinnati Experience and How It Benefits Business with Julie Calvert

When it comes to making your city a go-to destination, it’s all about the stories you tell.

How can you breathe new life into a city? Stories. Discover the impact that messaging and stories can have to elevate your community and move it giant steps forward. The guest for today’s episode is Julie Calvert, President and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau. She’s doing amazing things to elevate Greater […]

Fear in the C-Suite: How to Transform It Into Opportunity

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The #1 thing that holds anyone back is fear. It’s a basic human reaction. If we take all the fears we have in life, they narrow down to 3 categories: Fear of failing, fear of not being accepted by others and the fear of dying. All three of these have evolutionary implications, but what I’m […]

Team Building and Generational Diversity with David Velie

When you assume things about employees because of their generational labels, you aren't giving them a chance to be their best, unique selves.

‘Millenials are like this; Gen Zs are like that.’ Statements like this put employees in little boxes and don’t let them shine with unique talent. To be a talent magnet, you need to understand how people think. Why do people want to work for your organization? What do you have to offer to your employees? […]

How to Subscribe and Review a Podcast

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Subscribing to a podcast makes accessing your favorite podcasts a whole lot easier.  And leaving a review is a huge benefit to other curious listeners.  Despite these clear benefits, the process to subscribe and review can be a little tricky.  For that reason, we put together step-by-step directions to help make it easier for you. […]

What You Need to Become a Talent Magnet with David Velie

The first step of being a Talent Magnet is hiring the right people. Next, figure out why they choose to work for you.

Your company’s culture and success all start from the same place: hiring the right people in the first place. So how do you attract the right people and recruit exceptional employees to your organization or venture? That’s the subject of today’s show with the CEO of AMEND Ventures, David Velie. Mike and David talk about […]

Should I Share Personal Issues in the Workplace?

3 Realities to be Aware of When Your Personal Trials Affect Your Work

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I’m a breast cancer survivor.  You may have your own cancer story. Or maybe your struggle looks completely different but has just as profoundly turned your world upside down.  The reality is, we will all encounter a personal issue that will intrude on our professional life more than we wish.  When your personal life slams […]

Changing How People Perceive Skilled Trades with Dieter Moeller

How do we turn the perceptions of trade skills around and show it as the lucrative and fulfilling work that it is?

How does the manufacturing industry provide an equal opportunity to compete with the newer fields? Dieter Moeller, CEO at Rhinestahl Corporation, says that the skills trade business has dramatically evolved over the years. Innovation has turned this long-standing industry into one with greater employment opportunities. Today, Mike and Dieter share a deep conversation about the […]

Seven Enemies of Success for Newly Promoted Leaders – Part 2

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In part one of this two part series, we took a look at 3 of the 7 enemies of success for newly promoted leaders. They are sneaky enemies that can easily take you by surprise, which is why so many really talented individuals fail in new roles.  A deeper dive into each enemy can be […]

The Warren Bennis Leadership Experience with Jack FitzGerald

Leaders are made, not born. We all have the potential to be great leaders.

Has someone ever inspired you so deeply that it changed your life and your mission? Today’s guest, Jack FitzGerald, not only had his life changed, but he has also dedicated himself to changing others’ lives, too. Jack is the founder of the Warren Bennis Leadership Experience, an annual event in Cincinnati. Jack shares how the […]