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The Fast Leader Show is a podcast created to help you move onward and upward faster in your career and life. We deliver to you leadership tips, quotes, and inspirational stories in a fun way. Host, Jim Rembach delivers an informative and fun show for employees, leaders, entrepreneurs, and all who lead self and others every Wednesday. Each episode brings you a guest who shares their story that will help you get over the hump. We end each show with the Hump Day Hoedown where our guests provide robust yet rapid answers to the questions we all like to ask. Are you ready to hoedown? Woot Woot!

The Fast Leader Show is a podcast created to help you move onward and upward faster in your career and life. We deliver to you leadership tips, quotes, and inspirational stories in a fun way. Host, Jim Rembach delivers an informative and fun show for employees, leaders, entrepreneurs, and all who lead self and others every Wednesday. Each episode brings you a guest who shares their story that will help you get over the hump. We end each show with the Hump Day Hoedown where our guests provide robust yet rapid answers to the questions we all like to ask. Are you ready to hoedown? Woot Woot!
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Greensboro, NC

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The Fast Leader Show is a podcast created to help you move onward and upward faster in your career and life. We deliver to you leadership tips, quotes, and inspirational stories in a fun way. Host, Jim Rembach delivers an informative and fun show for employees, leaders, entrepreneurs, and all who lead self and others every Wednesday. Each episode brings you a guest who shares their story that will help you get over the hump. We end each show with the Hump Day Hoedown where our guests provide robust yet rapid answers to the questions we all like to ask. Are you ready to hoedown? Woot Woot!

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English


Episodes

191: Pete Williams: What was a massive win became our shackles

9/19/2018
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Pete Williams built a company selling phone systems but gradually learned he was not getting any repeat business. That’s when Pete and his team began to discover and implement the seven levers that companies use to create a cadence for business growth.

Duration:00:29:03

190: Ralph Welborn: What role do we play in business ecosystems

9/12/2018
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Ralph Welborn was working on a wicked problem with the Department of Defense, CEO’s, and Chief Security Officers of many different organizations. He had to get them all to be in service to fight the bad guys. Ralph now takes the lessons he learned to move beyond customer-centricity to ecosystem engagement.

Duration:00:34:12

189: Brad Deutser: I’ve never looked back

9/5/2018
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Brad Deutser had a business partner for many years and he finally realized that the partnership didn’t work for him. He kept giving and giving and finally let go of the circuit breakers and the things that were holding him back - he embraced clarity.

Duration:00:26:54

188: Howard Partridge: I was a terrible leader

8/29/2018
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Howard Partridge had the vision for a turnkey business. What he did not realize was that his strong out-going task-oriented, demanding, direct, defiant personality was really turning everybody off. That’s when his bookkeeper took him aside and shared with him some words of wisdom.

Duration:00:35:17

187: Whitney Johnson: It’s not that I turned it around

8/22/2018
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Whitney Johnson was a star analyst working on Wall Street and she had a fantastic year, except when she got the feedback from all her peers. It was really bad. So, she got a coach and turned it around. And after 15-years she’s still learning lessons from that experience while helping others to avoid the same mistakes.

Duration:00:32:15

186: Danita Bye: This is not about complaining - it’s about doing

8/15/2018
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Danita Bye and her husband decided to buy a snowmobile sleigh manufacturing company. Then El Niño moved in and stayed for three years. Danita was angry at everyone. Then a mentor told her to stop playing the blame game. That’s when she developed the catalyst question.

Duration:00:36:44

185: Connie Malamed: You have to want to give to them

8/8/2018
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Connie Malamed wrote a book about visual language for instructional design to achieve quick and effective communication - but she had to speak about it. Considering herself more of a writer and not a speaker, she was terrified of public speaking. Eventually, she found a tactic that helped her to move onward and upward.

Duration:00:30:03

184: Jack Bergstrand: It was an over-my-dead-body conversation

8/1/2018
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Jack Bergstrand was a young executive at Coca-Cola working on changing the distribution network to gain efficiency and lower costs. But his plan negatively impacted manufacturing, which he was not in charge of. Jack had to go head-to-head to make headway.

Duration:00:34:12

183: Art Coombs: You label you

7/25/2018
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Art Combs overcame being labeled as lazy and stupid to becoming a CEO. Along the way he started several businesses, wrote a few books and traveled the globe as a contact center expert. He now starts companies focused on customer service problems that he faced as an operations manager.

Duration:00:36:37

182: Jonathan Low: If it fails, it’s not me failing

7/18/2018
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Jonathan Low worked 80 hours a week for two and a half years. Then his body collapsed and he began to doubt himself. It took him an entire year to recover and learn to change his perspective on what is success, how to fail and to be a happy person and to find gurus to inspire you.

Duration:00:32:10

181: Chris Dyer: In mid-air you change directions a few times

7/11/2018
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Chris Dyer quit his job and started a business in 2001, just two months after the biggest terrorist attack in American history. He took inspiration from tragedy. He rented every room in his house to pay the mortgage, created a backup plan and took the risk.

Duration:00:31:11

180: Greg Young: I needed to reframe what I considered to be successful

7/4/2018
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Greg Young needed to make changes quickly and radically to prevent losing market share. But he was ending each day with beating himself up because he was not completing his to-do list and it was getting longer each day. That’s when he realized that he needed to reframe his day.

Duration:00:27:04

179: Jeff Piersall: It cost me a tremendous journey

6/27/2018
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Jeff Piersall was in a 14-year business relationship with who he thought was a good friend. But it ended in a betrayal. Despite another partner betrayal later in his career, Jeff holds on the belief that ethical capitalism is what the majority of the world believes in, desires and practices.

Duration:00:31:49

178: Olga Mizrahi: I publicly thanked them for the negative review

6/20/2018
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Olga Mizrahi knows that reviews are part of the gig economy and the future of work. So, after reading a negative review about her book she had three choices that we all can choose to take. After much contemplation, she decided to respond publicly in a way that’s surprising and bold.

Duration:00:32:47

177: Eric Kish: They gave me 90 days to crash and burn

6/13/2018
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Eric Kish was placed in an oil refinery to turn it around. Overloaded with debt and crippled by equipment that had failed inspection, Eric thought he had no option but to go bankrupt. That’s when in desperation, Eric’s work to make a major cultural shift paid off and it fueled a historic turnaround.

Duration:00:32:47

176: Dave Mattson: I’m forever grateful for my road to excellence

6/6/2018
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Dave Mattson had the opportunity to buy into an established business but was unable to secure the funding he needed. After being rejected by several bankers and taking a hit to his self-esteem, he thought all was lost. But without his knowledge, Dave’s parents put everything they had on the line for him.

Duration:00:38:49

175: Cash Keahey: I had to win their respect as a leader

5/30/2018
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Cash Keahey was facilitating strategic planning for corporate executives when he realized he wanted to try leading people. He was placed in an operations role and was seen as a corporate outsider to many on his new team. Listen as Cash describes the tactics he used to move onward and upward faster.

Duration:00:31:17

174: Jim Knight: I’ve got to be the shield and set the example

5/23/2018
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Jim Knight was asked by his CEO to deliver on a project with an extremely aggressive timeline. Despite all of their effort of working 18-20-hour days and on the weekends, Jim began to realize the task was larger than first assessed. So, Jim reported to the CEO and ultimately learned a vital lesson about transparency.

Duration:00:29:42

173: Doug Sandler: I had no system and that’s the problem

5/16/2018
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Doug Sandler was hired to be a DJ at a party hundreds of miles from his home. He was feeling on top of his game but within 15-minutes of the four-hour event, he realized why he was really hired sight unseen. He also realized that everything he had done in his career to that point was just about being lucky.

Duration:00:30:56

172: Lori Bocklund: Life’s too short to live this way

5/9/2018
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Lori Bocklund and her husband lived in the Washington DC area during 9/11 and then the anthrax scare and the DC sniper. She was living in constant fear. Despite loving where they lived, they decided to move. But they didn’t know here they wanted to live. After finally figuring that out, she took an even bigger risk which paid off in her becoming one of the leading authorities on contact center technology.

Duration:00:34:31