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Thomas Edison once said that vision without execution is hallucination. Many leaders have a great vision, but struggle to achieve it due to lack of execution. In order to succeed, an organization must have both a defined culture and the processes in place to support and drive achievement. Often, companies and the people within them, must transform in many ways to ensure execution happens and results are optimized.brbr During this show, Chris Elias will discuss these real-life issues with business leaders and transformative experts. Together, they will share stories of successes, failures, and the leadership practices that will benefit you the most. Transformative Experts with Chris Elias is broadcast live every Monday at 8 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel and replays on Sundays at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Influencers Channel.

Thomas Edison once said that vision without execution is hallucination. Many leaders have a great vision, but struggle to achieve it due to lack of execution. In order to succeed, an organization must have both a defined culture and the processes in place to support and drive achievement. Often, companies and the people within them, must transform in many ways to ensure execution happens and results are optimized.brbr During this show, Chris Elias will discuss these real-life issues with business leaders and transformative experts. Together, they will share stories of successes, failures, and the leadership practices that will benefit you the most. Transformative Experts with Chris Elias is broadcast live every Monday at 8 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel and replays on Sundays at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Influencers Channel.

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United States

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Thomas Edison once said that vision without execution is hallucination. Many leaders have a great vision, but struggle to achieve it due to lack of execution. In order to succeed, an organization must have both a defined culture and the processes in place to support and drive achievement. Often, companies and the people within them, must transform in many ways to ensure execution happens and results are optimized.brbr During this show, Chris Elias will discuss these real-life issues with business leaders and transformative experts. Together, they will share stories of successes, failures, and the leadership practices that will benefit you the most. Transformative Experts with Chris Elias is broadcast live every Monday at 8 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel and replays on Sundays at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Influencers Channel.

Language:

English


Episodes

Encore Left Brained Leadership

5/16/2022
One of the hottest topics in business today is culture. Everyone talks about how important it is and what type of culture is best or required to be successful. We hear about how important culture is to have an engaged workforce that executes. We hear about all the things leaders should do to have a great culture. Yet, how do you really establish and drive the culture you want, especially if you are Left Brained? If you are a highly logical, lineal or mathematical type, relying on facts, the...

Duration:00:53:37

Encore Building Strategic Competency

5/9/2022
This week, Chris sits down with Ron Price, President or TTI Success Insights, a global assessment company. Ron is also an expert in strategy and execution and author of Optimizing Strategy For Results, among many other books. During their robust conversation on strategy and culture, they will cover many of the key stages to developing strategic competency in companies. If it's time to not just develop strategy for your company, but also build strategic thinking and action as a part of life...

Duration:00:52:39

Born to be Entrepreneurial

4/25/2022
Is entrepreneurialism something you are born with, or is it learned? This is something that has been debated for a long time. While there are many examples of entrepreneurs who learned along the way, there are also many examples of those who were born with an entrepreneurial drive. Jessica Walker is one such example. She always had a drive to make money and her family supported her with this. She learned along the way and has built a thriving salon, beauty and wellness business with a great...

Duration:00:53:44

Art, Science and Change

4/18/2022
Molly McDermott Walsh is an expert on building brands and has worked with some of the biggest and best around including brands like Pantone, Farrow & Ball and Zenith Swiss Watches. But it's not just art for her. She employs systems thinking, science and her expertise at driving change to optimize the brands and companies she works with. This week, Chris and Molly discuss how to apply some science and help others embrace the change necessary to get the most out of a brand.

Duration:00:51:46

Don't Try To Change The World - Instead, Change Your World

4/4/2022
In this episode, Chris sits down with Dr. Wayne Visser to discuss the importance of sustainability in the corporate world. To thrive, life must work in cycles, recycling and regenerating what is taken. As resources begin to dwindle, corporations must also find ways to regenerate resources to ensure strong futures for themselves and others. As an expert in this arena, an author and even a poet, Dr. Visser will explain the science of systems change and offer insights into what we should all...

Duration:00:51:36

Flourish!

3/28/2022
Do you live your best life? Do you flourish? Sally Wolf does, and she helps others flourish and live their best lives. Even though she has fought cancer in her lifetime, she has figured out how to live life to its fullest. Many seem to struggle with this, especially in the light of the seemingly unrelenting stream of bad news we hear every day. If you want to do live better, you will want to hear this conversation between Sally and Chris.

Duration:00:53:00

Overcoming the Struggle With Ambiguity

3/21/2022
Dr. Debbie Sutherland has always been inquisitive. Throughout her life, she has watched and studied people, becoming an expert on human behavior. Of particular interest is how people deal with ambiguity. She has discovered how different personality types are affected by ambiguity and developed multiple strategies for dealing with ambiguity, the key topic of her new book, The Business of Ambiguity: Demystify the Unknown with Five Key Thinking and Behavior Strategies. Join Chris this week as...

Duration:00:49:54

From NASCAR to Nonprofit

3/14/2022
Have you ever been on a non-profit (or any) board with people who weren't truly engaged? Perhaps there were there for the right reasons, but they never seem to step up or actively take a role in advancing the company. Perhaps they aren't challenging company leadership or participating in key activities. Believe it or not, this is a bigger issue than you might think. So, how do you build an engaged board? It starts with recruiting and then it's about expectations. Over the years, Hardy Smith...

Duration:00:53:00

Sea Turtles, Spiders and Naked Mole Rats!

3/7/2022
As a lover of animals, Julie Henry has spent most of her life working with them. Having worked at both zoos and aquaria, she has learned many leadership lessons from the wild, which are highlighted in her book, Wisdom From The Wild, The Nine Unbreakable Laws of Leadership from the Animal Kingdom. Make no mistake, though, this is not another book that describes different types of people as animals. Instead, by observing how some animals lead in their environments, we can learn a lot about how...

Duration:00:51:56

10 Difficult Personality Types

2/28/2022
This week, Chris sits down with Tina Kuhn, author of The Managers Communication Toolkit. Throughout her career, Tina has become an expert in communicating with others and her journey has helped her identify 10 different personality types that make communication especially difficult. In this discussion, she will highlight some of the toughest, and she and Chris will talk about how to effective handle these types of people.

Duration:00:51:28

The Confrontationalist

2/21/2022
The fear of confrontation impedes many teams from optimizing results. Consider how many times you may have been in a meeting (or other gathering) and felt someone else was either holding back or being disingenuous. How many times have you held back, not sharing your opinion or the truth as you see it? People often hold back because of a fear of either damaging the relationship or being judged. What if we reframe the concept of confrontation to being curious? This is how Danielle Gibson has...

Duration:00:50:54

The Emotional Contagion

2/14/2022
The pressure right now is extreme. When it is too much, we revert to our base instincts and since human beings are wired to a negative bias, negative emotions can drive our behaviors. These negative emotions can also be contagious, spreading to others. Nicole Lipkin, once a forensic psychologist, is not an organizational psychologist, helping companies recognize the impact of emotions in the workplace. Through her work, she is able to help companies change and work towards building a...

Duration:00:51:38

Turning Adversity in to Adventure

2/7/2022
Kara Richardson Whitely has struggled with her weight her whole life. Like many, this became an excuse to not do many things. Then, one day upon receiving an adventure catalog, she decided she had to start living her life. Since then, and while still being a large woman, she has become an adventure writer and has engaged in many adventurous activities including climbing Mt Kilimanjaro many times. She has even started an advisory services business to help companies develop products for her...

Duration:00:51:10

Life and Leadership Lessons

1/31/2022
Rowena Scherer is an eternal optimist. She also believes that you should ask for anything you want, a philosophy that has helped her throughout her life. She was born in Malaysia, while working in Finance for a major worldwide bank, has had the opportunity to live all over the world. Like many of our guests, though, the story doesn't stop there. When in New York, she decided to take some cooking classes and found again her passion for cooking, especially cooking with her family. Like most...

Duration:00:52:33

Transforming Culture for Working Parents

1/24/2022
Once a big-time attorney, Debi Yadegari decided to change her life and find a way to help others change theirs. As a mother of 5, she knows first-hand the trials and tribulations of being a working parent. Today, it's not just the mothers who want to be able to drive their careers while maintaining a quality family life. Fathers want this as well. While Debi's company, Villyge, helps individuals out, they also help companies develop cultural changes to accommodate the modern workforce and...

Duration:00:53:01

Life and Leadership Lessons

1/17/2022
This week, Chris sits down with Ronald Dwinnells, MD and author of Don't Pick Up All The Dog Hairs. During his lifetime, Ronald has become a very successful business person. Yes, he is a highly qualified doctor, but his success is based on much more. While building his group of clinics, he discovered the power of building a world class culture within his medical practice. As with all of us, though, this didn't happen overnight and without making a few mistakes. To help others, he has shared...

Duration:00:54:22

Succeeding at Everything

1/10/2022
Ali Levine is a celebrity fashion stylist, on camera personality, fashion blogger, social media influencer, podcaster and a mother. Yes, she really does it all, and she does it all successfully! While success in any of these areas is considered a feat unto itself, Ali has figured out how to be successful with anything she does. Mind you, this doesn't happen by accident. It requires focus, hard work, drive and above all else, passion for what you do. This week, Chris talks with Ali on how she...

Duration:00:50:49

Encore A Best of Show

1/3/2022
Please enjoy a compilation of some of Chris’s favorite entrepreneurial interviews during 2021.

Duration:00:54:20

Modernizing IT

12/20/2021
This week, Chris talks IT with Kevin Torf, a leading industry expert. Kevin has been working in IT since the data processing” days began over 40 years ago. They spend some time talking about the history and laugh a little about how much things have changed. Kevin hasn’t been stuck in the past though, he has built his business and reputation on staying ahead of the curve and helping companies execute IT projects in today's world. During the conversation, he introduces his PROJECTS framework...

Duration:00:54:38

Encore The Chief Trouble Maker

11/29/2021
On this week’s show, Chris talks to successful entrepreneur, Andre Brisson, about transforming his lifelong struggle with severe ADHD and Asperger’s syndrome into an unstoppable strength. The truth is that many entrepreneurs have some degree of ADHD and those that turn the diagnosed disability into a strength can capitalize and leverage it into something much bigger. The key is self-awareness. Listen in to learn how to recognize weaknesses that may be holding you back and identify methods to...

Duration:00:54:15