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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...


Growing Companies with People with James Biro

James Biro is the Vice President of Supply Chain of Perfetti Van Melle North America and has worked with such brands as P&G, Kellogg’s, and Mead Johnson. James’s passion lies in change, or more specifically, change through growth, which he spearheads through creating a clear strategic intent and an inherent sense of trust, transparency, and empowerment. James and Mike talk about his career being a people leader rather than a business leader. We hope you enjoyed the show! If you enjoyed...


The Voice of Great Leadership with Crystal Kendrick

Crystal Kendrick is the CEO of The Voice of Your Customer and Founder of The Voice of Black Cincinnati, and she’s dedicated her life to customer service and using her leadership skills to enrich her community in Cincinnati with a ‘do it yourself’ approach to getting better quality news to the public while connecting people with businesses and universities. Mike and Crystal talk about how companies can put customers and employees first (and themselves second), and how it ultimately leads to a...


Making Leadership Scalable with Daniel Wachter

Daniel Wachter is a sales and marketing, training, innovation, and business development expert who has been a personal friend of Mike’s for many years. He’s made his mark by embracing disruption by promoting innovation to drive real change in company cultures. He’s currently the Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing of Bemis Healthcare Packaging. Today, Daniel and Mike talk about a style of leadership that has changed Daniel’s life: freedom of action and drafting a vision. And all of...


Boost Your Leadership Effectiveness Tenfold with Maggie Frye

Maggie Frye of Core Consulting has a mission. She wants to teach the concept of ‘heads-up leadership’ to businesses across the world. It’s far deeper than the name suggests because as a leader, you can’t just be aware of what’s going on around you. You must also be aware of what’s going on in your own mind. Today, Maggie and Mike talk about how setting aside dedicated time for self-reflection and practicing heads up leadership can increase your effectiveness as a leader tenfold. Wiley...


A Sweet Corporate Culture with Mehmet Yuksek

Ever enjoyed Airheads or Mentos? If so, then you’ve tasted the work of ‘candy man’ Mehmet Yuksek, President and CEO of Perfetti van Melle North America. But Mehmet’s work goes far deeper than making life sweeter through confections. Perfetti van Melle is a stand out company in terms of innovation, culture, and community involvement, and today, he and Mike talk about how Mehmet’s company makes a real difference in the lives of its employees and the communities where they operate. Good to...


Developing Leaders and Attracting Talent with Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly is one of those people who, whenever you talk with him, you walk away wanting some extra time to reflect on what he said. Mike might be soft-spoken, but the man has made global impact through his work. In addition to being a leader and entrepreneur, Mike has dedicated much of his life to charity organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Rotary, and more. Mike Kelly is the gold standard for how to live well in relationships, work, community, and life. Find Mike...


From Talent Recruitment to Founder and CEO with Jennifer McClure

Jennifer McClure is no stranger to Centennial, the parent company of the Talent Magnet Institute. In fact, she’s been employee, friend, and mentor to Mike and his father. And on her own, Jennifer is a force to be reckoned with. Enjoy this delightful and impactful interview with Jennifer, Chief Excitement Officer of Disrupt HR. Links from this episode: Jennifer McClure Impact Makers Podcast Website LinkedIn Twitter Facebook The World Needs More Balcony...


How Business Leaders Can Invest in Students with Tim Hanner

Do you believe that students aren’t being prepared well enough for life beyond high school, that there’s a gap in the recruitment and hiring pipeline that can be filled by a younger generation, hungry to begin their careers? You and Tim Hanner have something in common. Today he talks about how his organization, NaviGo College & Career Prep, works with students and businesses to help fill that gap. Links from this episode: Tim Hanner on...