Be Bad First and other Leadership Skills with Erika Anderson

Episode 95 – Erika Andersen discusses her book Be Bad First and ways to get good at things fast in order to stay ready for the future. Erika is the founding partner of Proteus, a coaching, consulting and training firm that focuses on leader readiness. Erika is one of the most popular leadership bloggers at, and is the author of Leading So People Will Follow, Being Strategic, and Growing Great Employees. Stay tuned in the second half for five action items, and hear bonus comments from Erika.

Leadership Lessons from the Front Lines with Justin Constantine

Episode 94 – Justin Constantine discusses his book My Battlefield, Your Office and leadership lessons he has learned from the front lines while serving as a Lieutenant Colonel in the marines. Hear his amazing story of being shot in the head by a sniper, and his advice for all of us to be better leaders and more successful people. Stay tuned after for five action items and to hear bonus comments from Justin.

Do MBA Programs Prepare Students for Success? – Special Episode

adult male drawing business enviroment sketchSpecial Episode – Jeff Kavanaugh, adjunct professor at University of Texas, discusses his new study on whether or not MBA programs are adequately preparing students for career success. Find out what areas are lacking, and what you can do to boost your learning with skills that employers are looking for today. Plus, listen to never-before-heard advice from past guests Dorie Clark, John Lee Dumas and Doug Sandler in this special episode.

How to Close More Deals with Steve Napolitan

Episode 92 – Steve Napolitan discusses his book Capture Clients, Close Deals and ways to gain more clients without convincing or chasing. Steve is an award-winning producer and recognized by national media as a pioneer in the new media market. He has produced hundreds of advertising and marketing campaigns for many companies like Apple, Intel, Charles Schwab and Nestle. Stay tuned after the interview for five action items and hear bonus comments.

Finding Balance in a Family Owned Business with Amy Bruske

Episode 91 – Amy Bruske discusses Business is Business and ways to overcome the unique challenges of a family-owned businesses. Working with family complicates the already daunting task of owning a business. Amy outlines steps we can take to strike the difficult balance between lifelong relationships and operating a sustainable and successful business. Stay tuned after the interview for five action items and hear bonus comments from Amy.

Success Tips for Women Entrepreneurs with Stephanie Breedlove

Episode 90 – Stephanie Breedlove discusses her book All In and how women entrepreneurs can think bigger and build sustainable businesses. Stephanie is the co-founder of HomePay, and an advocate and roll model for women in business today. She eventually sold her business for $50 million and she shares specific and proven tactics for entrepreneur success. Stay tuned after the interview for five action items and bonus comments from Stephanie.

Action Items for C-Suite Leaders – Special Episode

Special Episode – Action Items for C-Suite Leaders. Executive leadership success advice from five of our most popular guests, including best seller Brian Solis, executive coach Susan Steinbrecher, deep dive business reporter Joseph Michelli, customer experience pioneer Jeanne Bliss, and business author, consultant and speaker Joe Calloway. Stay tuned next week for another regularly scheduled episode.

Social Selling Mastery with Jamie Shanks

Episode 89 – Jamie Shanks discusses his book Social Selling Mastery and practical tips to boost sales using social media. Jamie has built social selling programs in Fortune 500 corporations such as Intel, SAS, Oracle, and ADP. Hear action steps to better engage, expand and profit from your social media network. Don’t just make noise, make a difference and win sales with social media. Stay tuned after for five action items and hear bonus comments.

The Thing About Work with Richard Moran

Episode 88 – Richard Moran discusses his book The Thing About Work: Showing Up and Other Important Matters and ways to increase your effectiveness, happiness and success in business today. Richard is President of Menlo College, the author of seven best-selling books, and the host of “​In the Workplace” on KCBS Radio in San Francisco. Stay tuned after for five action items to take advantage of the ideas in this interview and hear bonus comments.

Free Range Brands with Nicole Ertas

Episode 87- Nicole Ertas discusses her book Free Range Brands and how a new breed of brands that have up-ended many of the traditional corporate brands that once dominated the marketing world. Why are many of the once dominant brands, with the best creative agencies and biggest marketing budgets, finding it so difficult to stay relevant with today? What can we do to build brands that engage with a new type of consumer. Stay tuned after for five action items and bonus comments to take advantage of the ideas in this interview.