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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Workforce Solutions: Investing in Purpose and People with Janice Urbanik

It takes $50,000 to support a family of four, but only 1 out of 4 jobs pays that kind of salary. Something is very wrong with this picture.

A business should be more than just a means to an end. More than making money, it should be seen as a tool that can bring good into the world. To do this, we need to change how businesses do business, and this starts with how we treat our employees. In today’s conversation, Mike and […]

The Value of Inclusion, Diversity, and Clowns with Paul Miller

What happens when you pair humor with the ability to push boundaries?

Did you know there’s such a thing as ‘medicinal clowning?’ Or that clowns are used in child surgery to reduce the number of drugs needed? Our guest this week is Paul Miller, former Ringling Brothers performer and creator of Circus Mojo, a circus act with a mission. It might be fun and games, but Paul’s […]

Cultural Transformation and Courageous Leadership with Lynne Ruhl

Do you REALLY understand what company culture means?

What is work culture and how does it affect the corporate environment? Discover how one phone call changed a stay-at-home mom’s life and how she changed the abusive, toxic culture in children’s competitive gymnastics. The impact she made led to a career in leadership and corporate cultural development. Today, Mike brings in Lynne Ruhl to discuss why […]

What Makes Leaders Extraordinary with Don Frericks

Lackluster leadership results in uninspired employees.

The rules for fostering great leaders in your workplace are changing. It’s not enough just to train them; you also have to develop them. Today, Don Frericks, CAO of Community Blood Center and Founder & Leadership Coach of Make Me A Better Leader, joins Mike Sipple, Jr., to talk about what makes extraordinary leaders. They […]

The Man Behind The “Mike” with Christine Lewis and Mike Sipple Jr.

Centennial, Inc. is a family owned business, but it wasn’t just handed to Mike Sipple, Jr. Want to know what he went through to earn it?

We’re changing things up a bit this week on the Talent Magnet Institute podcast to give everyone a special opportunity to know more about Mike Sipple Jr. and his almost superhero-like ability to connect thought leaders with other key leaders. We have gone long enough not knowing about Mike’s career origin story, and we have […]