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043 - Ian Smith - The Acquirer's Playbook

Is there any humanity in the seemingly cut-throat world of acquisitions? Yes! If you're talking to Ian Smith. Ian talks about what it takes to make a successful acquisition and what leadership qualities make a company worth the investment. Learn more about Ian at PortfolioPartnership.com


042 Joe Calloway - The Leadership Mindset

Joe Calloway’s resume is way too long to go into here. He’s traveled the world developing leaders from collegiate entrepreneurs to the C-suites of Fortune 500 companies. He’s the author of several highly influential books including his latest, The Leadership Mindset… And that’s what we’re talking about in this episode of Walking the Walk… Learn more about Joe and get his books and programs at… JoeCalloway.com


041 Kizzy Ferrer - Empowering Women in Construction

Kizzy Ferrer is young, dynamic and is really making an impact in her organization, her community and her industry. Among other things she’s the chair of the Greater Orlando Chapter of NAWIC, the National Association of Women in Construction… You’d be hard pressed to meet a more caring and compassionate leader––someone who truly cares about the people she serves, is dedicated to guiding others to success––a true SENSEI LEADER! Learn more about NAWIC and Kizzy at NawicOrlando.org


040 Derrick Hayes-Words Of Encouragement

Most people say recognition is important to them––but our own SL 15 survey indicates that lots of leaders are still a bit miserly when it comes to giving it. Let’s see if we can improve our recognition factor with Derrick Hayes on this episode of Walking the Walk… Derrick Hayes is billed as America’s #1 Encouragement Speaker. I can tell you from experience––spend a little time with Derrick and you feel encouraged! I met him when I was doing my first podcast and Derrick came on to share some...


039 Jeff Dalton––Great Big Agile!

If you're not "Agile" yet––you need to be. The world is changing fast and you have to adapt faster. Jeff Dalton is a genuine leader in the tech sector and a champion of the Agile management philosophy. He joins us on this episode to talk about his new book: Great Big Agile: An OS for Agile Leaders Learm more about Jeff and Great Big Agile… BroadswordSolutions.com


038 Troy Campbell––Leading beyond the Self…

One of the things I love most about sharing this program with you is that I am constantly suprised. I had some specific questions planned for Troy Campbell, but he took our conversation to a higher plane. Troy Campbell is the CEO of Altoona First Savings Bank and Chair of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers. My original plan was to focus on the challenges facing community bankers today including regulation, technology and keeping people engaged with a sense of purpose in what...


037 Jim Tunney-Do The Right Thing––Always!

Do the right thing. Should you? Always? That’s what we’re talking about on this episode with Dr. Jim Tunney. Jim Tunney is one of America’s most recognized speakers. He covers a wide range of topics from customer service to team building and leadership. A doctor of education, Jim served as a school principal and superintendent–– But you might know him as the “Dean” of National Football League officials. Jim wore the stripes for 30 years and did more post-season games and Super Bowls than any...


036 Dr. Diane Hamilton - Cracking the Curiosity Code

Curiosity. When we talk about “Beginner’s Mind” as a key to effective leadership––it means approaching each new day with a sense of wonder and curiosity––that’s how we maintain an attitude of learning and growth. And you want everyone on your team to be full of wonder and curiosity, right? That’s what we’re talking about in this episode with our guest, Dr. Diane Hamilton… Learn more about Dr. Hamilton and The Curiosity Code at DrDianeHamilton.com and CuriosityCode.com


035 Dov Baron - Purpose: One Red Thread

Dov Baron is a longtime friend and one of the world’s most respected authorities on leadership today. His newest book is One Red Thread… It’s about purpose. And that’s what we’re talking about today on Walking the Walk. Learn more about Dov at DovBaron.com and FullMontyLeadership.com


033 Bill Cattley––What can civilian leaders learn from military leaders?

What can civilian leaders learn from military leaders? Is military leadership really about “command and control,” or is there much more to the story–– This and much more with an amazing leader who made this transition––Bill Cattley on this episode of Walking the Walk…


032 Randy Pennington - Leading through uncertainty, change and disruption

Randy Pennington’s resume and credentials are impressive. I consider him one of the best thinkers in leadership today. Simple is usually best, however, and if you want to really know Randy and his work, it’s wrapped up nicely in this simple line from his website: Randy Pennington helps leaders deliver positive results in a world of endless uncertainty and change. And that’s what we’re talking about in this episode of Walking the Walk… Learn more about Randy and how he can help your...


030 Ahmed "Eddie" Ibrahim––Uniting farming and technology!

Leaders are people who see that something needs doing––and they do it. That’s certainly the case with Ahmed, “Eddie” Ibrahim, the founder of Fresh Pro and that’s who we’re talking to in this episode of Walking the Walk… Ahmed Ibrahim started FreshPro to fill a need––to connect farmers in Kenya with markets for fresh produce. An engineer by trade––, Ibrahim saw a need and designed a solution. In the process, he is living our ideals of human-centric leadership in dealing with his customers,...


031 Jared Nichols––Focus on the FUTURE!

Jared Nichols is a futurist. I know that’s not what I thought it was––and it might not be what you’re thinking it is either! Jared Nichols is a futurist, advisor, and faculty member at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business, in Graduate and Executive Education. He is the founder of The Foresight Academy where he teaches leaders, teams, and individuals, how to think like futurists so they can create the best future possible, for themselves and here’s why I knew we were...


029 Mike Neill––"Member-Centric Culture!"

When you create a culture of excellent customer experience––great things happen. How do you create this culture? Mike Neill, founder of ServiStar Consulting walks that walk––and that’s what we’re talking about on today’s episode… Mike Neill was a highly successful credit union exec when he founded ServiStar. Designed exclusively for credit unions, ServiStar Consulting offers a program that develops a member-centric team of employees that exceed member expectations and grow profitable...


028 Tam Veilleux––Let me draw you a picture!

Tam Veillueux helps you achieve clarity! Don't you have distractions, detractions––things that just muddy up the picture and get in the way of your success? Tam helps you draw a clear picture––literally––of who you are, what's in your way and how to confidently gain momentum. That's what we're talking about today on Walking the Walk… Learn more about Tam and "Let Me Draw You a Picture" at: ChooseBigChange.com


027 Jeet Banerjee––Want success? Why not NOW?

I have to admit––I approached this conversation as a skeptic! Jeet Banerjee started his first business in high school. He's now 25 and has launched several successful businesses––and he has a program where he says he can help you do it too… Let's find out! Learn more about Jeet and watch his TEDx talk at: jeetbanerjee.com


026 Dorcas Muthoni––Young Women in Tech!

Dorcas Muthoni was just 24 years old when she launched OPENWORLD, now one of the leading e-government and business software firms in Eastern Africa. She’s also the founder of AfChix which provides mentoring and training for women in computing in Kenya and across Africa. She has served on the boards of several other global tech companies and is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of African society, government and enterprise though technology. Learn more about Dorcas and...


024 Dr. Jackie Black––Daring to Live Well with Illness…

The most transformational leaders, the most exciting visionaries, the most deeply committed philanthropists and those closest to them are all vulnerable to suddenly being diagnosed with a life-threatening or chronic illness. A diagnosis is a shock. No one is ever prepared. Being smart (IQ), or educated, or successful in your career won’t help very much. How do you survive and even thrive in your relationships and career when you or someone close to you is facing this challenge? Well you...


023 Jeff Dalton––Being "Agile!"

The martial arts philosophy that had the most impact on my life––and continues to––is this: “Perfection is not a destination––it’s a never-ending process.” Jeff Dalton embodies this philosophy and his innovations in agile processes seem to me to be one of the most powerful expressions of this ideology. Jeff is the President and Certified Lead Appraiser at Broadsword solutiona, and the author of “agileCMMI,” Broadsword’s leading methodology for incremental and iterative performance...


022 Jen Fullmer––Boots2Roots!

There’s a lot of talk about helping veterans these days. Today we’ll meet someone who is walking the walk in that area––an amazing community leader, Jen Fullmer, the executive director of Boots 2 Roots on this episode of Walking the Walk… Jen Fullmer is the Executive Director of Boots 2 Roots, a non-profit initiative connecting our veterans with meaningful civilian employment. Jen knows the challenges of the military/civilian transition first hand. She served 24 years in the Air Force,...