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Lessons Learned: The Fido Factor and Shooting for Par with Dan and Krissi Barr

What happens when you mix marriage and business? For Krissi and Dan Barr, it’s success, fun in conflict, and two bestselling books. They are the co-authors of “Plugged: Dig Out and Get the Right Things Done,” and “The Fido Factor: How to Get a Leg Up at Work.” Together, they run Barr Corporate Success, a coaching and strategic business consulting company. When Krissi wanted to take her business to the next level, it was Dan who suggested writing a book, and Krissi who suggested back that...


The Cincinnati Experience and How It Benefits Business with Julie Calvert

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 Cincinnati as a destination for tourists, families, and businesses. And HER story might just inspire you to do the same for your city. the Download this Free...


Team Building and Generational Diversity with David Velie

‘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? How are you different from your competition? David Velie, CEO at AMEND Ventures, joins Mike, and they discuss how to create a culture of commitment with generational drivers in their...


What You Need to Become a Talent Magnet with David Velie

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 what it takes to not only hire the right people, but transform yourself into a talent magnet. What are the challenges that companies face with today’s workforce? David...


Changing How People Perceive Skilled Trades with Dieter Moeller

How does the manufacturing industry provide an equal opportunity to compete with the newer fields? Dieter Moeller, CEO at Rhinestahl Corporation, says that the skilled 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 current state and future of the skilled manufacturing industry. They talk about how one quintessential family...


The Warren Bennis Leadership Experience with Jack FitzGerald

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 event’s namesake, Warren Bennis, touched his life from the time he was a young man and led him to where he is now. On Becoming a Leader by Warren BennisBuilding a...


Workforce Solutions: Investing in Purpose and People with Janice Urbanik

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 Janice Urbanik cover topics like workforce interventions and how employers can enforce better solutions by being flexible when it comes to implementing their talent management strategies. Are you an authentic...


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

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 mission is nothing short of inspiring, including his extensive work in inclusion and diversity. Paul and Mike talk about why the world needs more clowns. Key takeaways from this episode: Are...


Cultural Transformation and Courageous Leadership with Lynne Ruhl

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 leaders are accountable for developing the culture in their organizations. Don't forget to download this Free Resource! Teams and...


What Makes Leaders Extraordinary with Don Frericks

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. The talk about Don’s study of leadership, how he developed his method to recognize and cultivate great leaders, and why you should never settle for anything less than...


The Man Behind the "Mike" with Christine Lewis and Mike Sipple, Jr.

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 Chris Lewis throwing the questions to get a sneak peek into the mind of a second generation President and what it took to get him to where he is now. The conversation...


Remarkable Leadership in Family Business with Jonathan Theders

Jonathan Theders is the CEO of RiskSource Clark-Theders, a prominent family business that focuses on providing comprehensive insurance solutions and risk management services to protect clients from the unexpected. As the next generation CEO, Jonathan has gone to great lengths to transform the family business into a remarkable organization, but there’s more to running a family business than meets the eye. Find out what makes this company unique and how Jonathan’s approach can improve...


Diversity and Inclusion with Dr. Janet Reid

Dr. Janet Reid is the founder of BRBS World, a private global management consulting consortium located in Cincinnati, that works with companies to develop and keep world-class leaders who value diversity and inclusion. Dr. Reid is an author and consultant with 35 years of promoting diversity and inclusion, and today, she and Mike talk about how you can be a better leader by embracing both. Diversity Matters,take the assessment Stay Ahead of the Game! Do you want to make sure you're getting...


Becoming Fully Human with Dan Hurley

Dan Hurley has had an incredible career, and after retirement, he continues to do so. He was a teacher, historian, the Director of Leadership for Leadership Cincinnati, the Interim CEO for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and a producer and reporter for WKRC TV. Currently, Dan is the founder of a company and host of a local NPR radio show. Dan says he failed at retirement, but those lives of the people he touches are glad he did. Stay Ahead of the Game! Do you want to make...


Conscious Capitalism with Steve Shifman

Fellow Cincinnatian Steve Shifman is the president of Michelman, Inc., and has been Mike’s dear friend for many years. As a believer in conscious capitalism, Steve believes that by leading with community-based values, companies can build up their capacity to change the lives of not only their employees but the lives of generations of families to come. Stay Ahead of the Game! Do you want to make sure you're getting the most out of your current AND your prospective talent? You should be...


Improving Mental and Physical Stamina with Elyse Jarard

Elyse Jarard is a speaker, author, healthy mindset strategist, principal of My Ripple Effect, as well as Mike’s personal coach for many years. Elyse believes that leaders today need someone supporting them as they navigate the evolution of what leadership is and will become. Discover the science behind the practice of being, how to overcome the feeling you aren’t enough, and why the stories you tell yourself matter. Stay Ahead of the Game! Do you want to make sure you're getting the most...


Becoming CEO: Journey and Reflections with Chris Painter

Chris Painter is the president of Logikor and a longtime client and friend of Mike’s. Throughout his career, Chris has always wanted to be the one at the helm of an organization, leading the way. And it shouldn’t surprise you that he started near the bottom and worked his way up. Today, Chris and Mike talk about how he worked his way up to a CEO position. They share advice on how to identify if you have the right team and how to build the right team. This includes inside the organization and...


Early Childhood Education and Workforce with Shiloh Turner and Florence Malone

Early education is the difference between success in grade school and life, and yet, many children never get the opportunity to be part of a preschool program that will prepare them for the years to come. It’s a tragedy, which is why people like Shiloh Turner and Florence Malone dedicate their lives to changing that fact. If you, as a leader, want a worthy cause for your business, this episode is for you. Cincinnati Preschool Promise Twitter Facebook Instagram Ready Nation Council for...


Relationship is Everything with Darrin Murriner

Darrin Murriner is an author, entrepreneur, and the co-founder and CEO of Cloverleaf.me, a comprehensive personal and team development tool. His book, Corporate Bravery, is about eliminating fear-based decision making and transforming corporate cultures into brave places for people to do their best work and to be engaged. Today, Darrin and Mike talk about the opportunity we all have to unlock the potential in those around us. Good to Great,Corporate Bravery. Do you want to make sure you're...


The People Business with Brent Cooper

Brent Cooper is no stranger to being involved in local communities. He’s the CEO of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. One of the things that distinguishes Brent is his belief that if you are in business, then you’re in the people business. If you don’t operate on that principle, then you’ll have a hard time holding on to great talent and getting new clients. Want to know how to make your business a people business? Brent’s advice is to start regionally. Do you want to make sure...