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Zane Safrit talks about small business, innovation, word-of-mouth, leadership, generating positive cash-flows, top-grading, social media, blogs and bloggers, the economy...maybe even current events like politics. It's personal, passionate, opinionated. And helpful.

Zane Safrit talks about small business, innovation, word-of-mouth, leadership, generating positive cash-flows, top-grading, social media, blogs and bloggers, the economy...maybe even current events like politics. It's personal, passionate, opinionated. And helpful.
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Zane Safrit talks about small business, innovation, word-of-mouth, leadership, generating positive cash-flows, top-grading, social media, blogs and bloggers, the economy...maybe even current events like politics. It's personal, passionate, opinionated. And helpful.

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@ZaneSafrit

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English

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641-919-0964


Episodes

Axe - No Limits No Regrets: Bouncing Off the Redline of Adrenaline Addiction

6/17/2015
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On April 12, 2014, Axe set of on the ride of his life, setting the record for the fastest cross-country motorcycle ride at just 33 hours and 10 minutes. That's 33:10:00. I've heard of people driving across the U.S. in 3 days, roughly 1000 miles per day. But the idea of one person, riding a motorcycle no less, crossing the U.S. in 33 hours and 10 minutes is ... crazy. But one man's crazy is another man's day in the office. "I'm an addict," Axe said. "It started with whiskey and girls when I...

Duration:00:32:53

Interview: Rodd Wagner, Author of Widgets

6/10/2015
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Rodd Wagner is the New York Times bestselling author of the new book "Widgets: The 12 New Rules for Managing Your Employees As If They're Real People." He is one of the foremost authorities on employee engagement and collaboration. Rodd's first book, 12: The Elements of Great Managing is the long-awaited sequel to the 1999 runaway bestseller First, Break All the Rules (one of my favorite books). Wagner's work focuses on how human nature affects business strategy. He currently serves as vice...

Duration:00:41:52

Interview: Michael Lee Stallard, Author of Connection Culture

6/5/2015
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Michael Lee Stallard will talk with me about his latest book, The Connection Culture. Here’s my review of Connection Culture. In a nutshell, I loved it. Michael is the co-founder and president of E Pluribus Partners, a leadership training, coaching and consulting firm. He specializes in helping leaders create cultures that boost productivity and innovation to achieve sustainable superior performance. He is the primary author of the bestselling book Fired Up or Burned Out: How to Reignite...

Duration:00:33:40

Rory Vaden - Author of Procrastinate on Purpose

1/16/2015
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Rory Vaden is the author of the NY Times bestseller Take The Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success. He's also co-founder of the international training company Southwestern Consulting. He's a much sought-after keynote speaker, consultant and has been interviewed on Oprah Radio, Fox News, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Inc., and now here. We're going to talk about his latest book - I predict it's another NY TImes bestseller. The title is Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to...

Duration:00:46:57

Mindy Hall: Author of Leading with Intention - Every Moment is a Choice

11/21/2014
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Mindy Hall, PhD, is the author of Leading with Intention: Every Moment is a Choice. A great book, one of my favorites, one I'll keep close at hand. She is the President and CEO of Peak Development Consulting, LLC. Since founding the company 1996, she has worked with clients throughout North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia to create sustainable organization and leadership development solutions: helping leaders create solutions for today’s challenges, while also growing their capacity to...

Duration:00:57:03

Susan Fowler, author of Why Motivating People Doesn't Work ... and What Does

11/14/2014
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Susan Fowler is the author of Why Motivating People Doesn't Work...and What Doesn't - one of those pleasant surprises in life, 200 pages of Aha moments and head nods and yes-yes-yes, that's so right answers on motivation: what works and what doesn'; and why, too. It's backed with science and case studies and anecdotes and it's well-organized and well-written and one of my favorite books this year. I reviewed it here (Wordy, but I was inspired.) And Ms. Fowler is not a one-book wonder author....

Duration:01:05:48

Prem Bhatia, Co-Founder of Cooleaf, Talks About Employee Engagement

10/29/2014
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Prem Bhatia is co-founder with John Duisberg of Cooleaf. What is the purpose of Cooleaf? How does it answer the three essential questions for companies considering solutions for their employee engagement challenges: What’s in it for me?Why should I care?Why should I believe? Prem explained the purpose of Cooleaf to me: We want to reframe the conversation around employee engagement from being that of HR’s responsibility to being that of an internal marketing solution. As we both acknowledged,...

Duration:00:50:29

Dr. Marcia Reynolds - Author of The Discomfort Zone

10/23/2014
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The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations Into Breakthroughs is one of my favorite business books in general and near the top of my favorites for books on employee engagement. I reviewed it here. Her website isOutSmart Your Brain: Mind-Growing Programs for Leaders. But one book and a great website is just the beginning of Dr. Reynolds contributions to corporate cultures. She's authored Outsmart Your Brain: How to Make Success Feel Easy and Wander Woman How High-Achieving...

Duration:01:01:23

Bernd Schoner, PhD, Author of The Tech Entrepreneur's Survival Guide

9/19/2014
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Bernd Schoner, PhD, is co-founder of ThingMagic and author of The Tech Entrepreneur's Survival Guide: How to Bootstrap Your Startup, Lead Through Tough Times and Cash in For Success. There are many battle-scarred veterans of the startup industry who share their stories and challenges and solutions from their life as an entrepreneur. I've read some; so have you. But to date, I have yet to see a book as well-written, well-organized, stuffed with valuable details and insights and resources and...

Duration:01:01:27

Let Them Shine - Recognize THEM: 52 Ways to Recognize Your Employees

9/12/2014
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Let Them Shine is the fourth category in my book titled Employee Recognition: 52 Ways to Recognize Your Employees in Ways They Value. Shine is an adjective, defined as to give forth or glow with a light; shed or cast light. Imagine not only this sentence but this reality in your company: We strive to shine lights on the stars of our company - our employees - whose strengths, talents and successes arethe foundation for our shared successes, today and tomorrow. Here is another definition: to...

Duration:00:59:18

Empower Your Employees: 52 Ways to Recognize Your Employees In Ways They Value

9/11/2014
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Empower Your Employees is the third category in my book titled Employee Recognition: 52 Ways to Recognize Your Employees in Ways They Value. As a noun, empower is defined as giving the authority or power to reach their goals or enabling someone to do what's needed. A third definition is strengthen a person, give them the confidence to control their work, make the necessary decisions and achieve their goals. Wouldn't it be great if your company's employee manual read: Each employee is...

Duration:00:53:59

Employee Recognition: Stephen's Story

9/10/2014
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Stephen Lynch is the COO of RESULTSDotcom and author of Business Execution for Results: A Practical Guide for Leaders of Small to Medium-Sized Businesses. We've been friends since, Stephen always reminds me, 2005. when we met at a Growth Conference hosted by Verne Harnish of Gazelles. You can listen to my interview of Stephen about his book here. You can read my review of his book here. As he heard of my plans to write a book on Employee Engagement, he offered to write a chapter. It's titled...

Duration:00:12:22

Want More Employee Engagement? Be Their Champion!

9/9/2014
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I am the author of Recognize THEM - 52 Ways to Recognize Your Employees in Ways They Value. It is my first book. Today's reading is from the second category: Champion. Defined as a noun, the word Champion means: a person who has defeated all opponents in a competition or series of competitions. Our success as an organization depends entirely on how well we, as leaders, can remove every obstacle that may hinder the achievement of all of our employees, individually and collectively.a person...

Duration:00:44:52

The Ability to Care is the Foundation for Employee Engagement

9/8/2014
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I am the author of Recognize THEM - 52 Ways to Recognize Your Employees in Ways They Value. It is my first book. Today's reading is from the first category: Care. Defined as a noun, the word Care means the provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance and protection of someone. For employee recognition discussion, a manager shows consistent care for the whole person will help us all recruit and retain the best of both for your company. Today I will read from the book's...

Duration:00:55:49

Introduction to Recognize THEM: 52 Ways to Recognize Your Employees

9/7/2014
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I am the author of Recognize THEM - 52 Ways to Recognize Your Employees in Ways They Value. It is my first book. Author readings bring authors to their prospective audience. Audio books bring the author to their readers. Why not combine the two? Today I will read from the book's Introduction. For the first episode, I read from the first two parts of my book: Acknowledgements and The Wakeup Call. Acknowledgement pages in books is like employee recognition by authors for all those who worked...

Duration:00:13:38

Author Reading: Recognize THEM - 52 Ways to Recognize Your Employees

9/6/2014
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I am the author of Recognize THEM - 52 Ways to Recognize Your Employees in Ways They Value. It is my first book. Author readings bring authors to their prospective audience. Audio books bring the author to their readers. Why not combine the two? Today I will read from the first two parts of my book. Recognition and The Wakeup Call. Well-begun is half-done. Beginning my book by recognizing all those whose time and efforts brought me to this moment is more than well-done. Without them, this...

Duration:00:24:41

Jo Dodds - Social Media and HR Consultant with Engage for Success

8/15/2014
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Jo Dodds is Social Media and HR Consultant with Engage for Success and which includes co-hosting with Jo Moffatt their radio show Engage for Success. Disclaimer: I was guest on their show. We had an excellent conversation about our shared passion: engaged employees. Engage4Success, I’m quoting their site, is a voluntary movement committed to the belief that employee engagement is a better way to work. Over 1000 individuals from hundreds of organisations have contributed over £1million in...

Duration:00:53:39

Interview with Carol Sanford, Author of The Responsible Entrepreneur

8/13/2014
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Carol Sanford is the author of The Responsible Entrepreneur: Four Game-Changing Archetypes for Founders, Leaders and Impact Investors. From her website: Carol has been leading major consulting change efforts in both Fortune 500 and new-economy businesses for more than 30 years. Her client list includes long-terms relationships with Colgate Europe and Africa and DuPont Canada, US, Asia and Europe. She also works with new-economy companies like Intel, Agilent and leaders of change such as...

Duration:00:58:03

Interview: Dr. Nick Morgan, Leading Communication Theorist, Coach & Author

6/25/2014
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Dr. Nick Morgan is a passionate teacher, committed to helping people find clarity in their thinking and ideas - and then delivering them with panache. He’s written for many CEOs and Presidents of Fortune 50 companies. He’s spoken, led conferences, and moderated panels at venues around the world. Nick served as editor of the Harvard Management Communication Letter from 1998 - 2003. He is a former Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. After...

Duration:00:48:23

Interview: Les Landes, Author of Getting to the Heart of Employee Engagement

6/20/2014
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Les is the President of Landes & Associates, specializing in aligning marketing communications with employee engagement. His blog is titled Inside Out, which is how you build brands, sustainable brands, from the inside out. That starts with employees and their engagement, their passion and commitment to their brand’s promises. Les writes that he’s always felt a longing to get at the heart - the essential elemental truths- of what gets people tuned in, turned on, and eager to go the extra...

Duration:00:46:55