"Myths & Unicorns of Entrepreneurship"
This episodes guest is Ian Smith Author of The Acquirer’s Playbook
Ian D. Smith is the founded of The Portfolio Partnership (TPP) in 2009 to assist private company owners scale their business to ensure the company is saleable during the next 1 to 5 years.
TPP executes operational actions to make businesses bigger and more profitable. Where appropriate they do this by buying companies to scale quicker and to dominate a sector.
Their public company practice focuses purely on acquisitions, helping senior management build M&A capability into their group. TPP is staffed with successful C-suite executives with deep operational and M&A expertise in both private and public companies.
Prior to TPP, Ian’s experience building four previous businesses in publishing, investment banking, and software in both Europe and the United States gives him a unique set of skills. Ian has held leadership roles in two large public companies, built two investment banks and turned around two private software businesses. He has advised on over 50 transactions.
He has published seven books and around 500 blog posts. Ian’s latest book, The Acquirer’s Playbook addresses a huge gap in the marketplace, detailing a process map for successful acquisitions.
He graduated from the University of Strathclyde and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and lives in the US.
More info on Ian Smith: Ian@TPPBoston.com, +1 978 395 1155.
Web Site: WWW.portfoliopartnership.com
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Jonathan Raymond author of "Good Authority" past CEO and Chief Brand Officer at EMyth (the company behind the famous book), where I had the opportunity to lead the transformation of a global business and brand.
Jonathan has worked in clean energy, e-commerce, and helped to found a non-profit that teaches mindfulness to at-risk youth. Refound is my attempt to bring it all together — to share the best of what I’ve learned in a way you can apply.
If you’re like most leaders I know, you had no intention of becoming a people manager. It turns out that the moment you have people working for you everything changes.
It’s not just that you need a new set of skills. It’s that you have to learn to become a new version of yourself. Now you’re the one who has to figure out how to motivate people, how to get people to communicate professionally, how to collaborate with teammates instead of devolving into gossip and politics. And, more than anything else, it’s now your job to crack the code on how to get people to take risks instead of playing it safe. (Not to mention trying to do all that while navigating the organizational and cultural issues that were there long before you arrived).
"Required reading for anyone who wants to do more than merely manage people. Good Authority is a modern classic, and it will redefine what it means to be the boss." - Seth Godin
More on Jonathan Raymond & Good Authority: http://refound.com
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"Great Communicator Are Not Always Great Leaders, But Great Leaders Are Always Great Communicators"
Our Guest on This episode of Leadership & Loyalty is the bestselling author of several books including his latest: Vocal Leadership: “7 minutes a day to Communication Mastery” Arthur Samuel Joseph M.A., is the founder and chairman of the Vocal Awareness Institute, today is widely-recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the human voice.
He is a renowned teacher/mentor, whose mission is to Change the World through Voice. His trademarked, proprietary voice and leadership training program, Vocal Awareness,™ is designed to teach Communication Mastery
Arthur has taught globally for over five decades. His varied client list includes national and international leaders in politics, business, entertainment and broadcasting, world-class athletes, motivational speakers, life coaches, noted actors, singers and other luminaries of the stage and screen. And someone by the name of Dov Baron.
Find out more about Arthur Samuel Joseph go here: www.VocalAwareness.com
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Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. Founded in 1985 the organization now has over 7,400 chapters throughout every populated continent of the world. Last year alone, BNI generated over 7.7 million referrals resulting in more than $9.3 billion dollars’ worth of business for its members.
Dr. Misner’s Ph.D. is from the University of Southern California. He is a New York Times Bestselling author who has written 21 books. He is also a columnist for Entrepreneur.com and has taught business management at several universities throughout the United States. In addition, he is the Senior Partner for the Referral Institute – a referral training company with trainers around the world.
Called the “Father of Modern Networking” by CNN and one of the “Top Networking Experts to Watch” by Forbes, Dr. Misner is considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on business networking and has been a keynote speaker for major corporations and associations throughout the world. He has been featured in the L.A. Times, Wall Street Journal, and New York. Times, as well as numerous TV and radio shows including CNN, the BBC and The Today Show on NBC.
Dr. Misner is on the Board of Trustees for the University of LaVerne. He is also the Co-Founder of the BNI Charitable Foundation and was recently named “Humanitarian of the Year” by the Red Cross.
Find out more about Ivan: .com
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I started the first version of this show back in April 2009 and although the show has grown and changed over the years we have always looked beneath the surface of the leaders I interview
On this the 300th episode of Leadership & Loyalty we chat with my guest Kimra Luna: With her bright blue hair and punk rock style, she is probably the last person you’d expect to have become a millionaire, or to be profiled in The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Yahoo! or Forbes.com.
In a modern day “rags to riches” story, 30-year-old mother-of-three Kimra went from growing up on welfare to becoming a highly-sought after personal branding and social media expert -- earning over a million dollars in her first 18 months in business. She now leads a community of over 90,000 entrepreneurs.
More about the host Dov Baron: http://FullMontyLeadership.com
When your family business becomes bigger, a chance occurs in the organization. Usually it is called: Governance.
Who has a voice in making decisions and who is accountable for those decisions? Ultimately, it is the 'Norms' of the organization that rule. And that may or may not be in the best interests of the organization.
If the purpose is not clear, the Board has challenges. Dov covers all this and more in today's exciting episode.
Do you have a fear of conflict? Let me help you out… Get Over It!
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there is a direct link between being a decisive leader and being a master of conflict.
Bottom line: As a leader, if you cannot embrace healthy conflict you will have a hard time committing to your decisions.
Great leaders are masters of conflict because they are willing to passionately disagree about the things they hold as most important.
As a leader, you are a walking, talking living example to your people, they can and only will do what it is that you demonstrate through your own behavior.
Are you sick, tiered and angry about the quality leadership we are dealing with today...particularly at a political level? Do you wish someone would step up and call the craziness out?
Our guest today is someone who decided to do something about it. Yes, I know it’s shocking but he got angry about the way things were going and decided to do something about it. My guess today is a highly in demand leadership expert, speaker and author who I am honoured to call my friend (not in the Hollywood sense) but a real friend. He is someone I highly respect as a leader of leaders.
He’s also an outspoken individual who is committed to making a difference. And as a result has decided to jump into the crazy game of politics. He has chosen to run for the US House of Representatives as a Libertarian
His slogan is "Not One. Penny. More." My mate Mr Jim Bouchard. Jim is always an outstanding guest and this time was no exception. I was just thinking how our discussion was in many ways an example of what healthy politics would look like.
Passionate, heated (not always in agreement) and fighting for a common good!
This is what the fools don't understand...We don't have to agree to like and respect each other to get along and make a difference. Check out Jim's Libertarian stance and get his free book here...I promise you'll find it highly stimulating!
Are you interesting or interested?
Are there any REAL Leaders left?
Before I answer, I have to ask another question: Do you want to hear the absolute truth?
I’m talking about the raw truth and definitely Not some buttered up, make it sound better than it is bunch of B.S. What I’m talking about is just you and me, sitting across the table from each other speaking our truth.
(A word of caution…. What you are about to read will likely piss some people off. Maybe even you!)
If you are ready to hear the absolute truth then I’m here to tell you that…
There are no REAL Leaders anymore.
Don’t believe me? Take a look around.
You and I both know that leadership in its present form is a about as effective as a Jell-O© bullet.
The problem is, we’ve been trained to believe someone is a leader because of position, title or accumulation of goodies, and it’s about time we realized; that’s not “real” leadership.
So let’s boil leadership down to its core…
Note that I said consciously. That means they aren’t following you because they have to, they’re supposed to, or for any other reason than you, their leader, are the example of the way they want to be!
So let’s take a look at some so-called leaders we have today.
Is telling the truth while climbing the corporate ladder the kiss of death?
Not according to Mindy Mackenzie.
According to Mindy having the courage to tell the truth is the ultimate solution, to scaling success mountain and having a personal life while building a career.
Mindy Mackenzie is a sought-after speaker among major corporations and conferences. An expert on truth-telling in the workplace, Mindy is undaunted by the proverbial elephant in the room, she has a knack for getting at the heart of what her audience really wants to know.
Before founding MM Enterprises, Mindy served as Chief Performance Officer of Beam, Inc., where she was responsible for a team of 150 and led consistent outperformance with market share gains and double-digit earnings growth. In this role, Mindy earned the nickname of the “Velvet Hammer” because she crushed the norm of avoiding sensitive topics, but she did it with style and grace. Prior to working at Beam, Mindy spent five years at Campbell Soup Co. and nine years at Wal-Mart, advancing through various Senior Leadership HR and Organizational Development roles.
More on Mindy Mackenzie: http://mindymackenzie.com
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“What do you stand for?” Do you feel a sense of purpose and mission but you find yourself standing around waiting for permission?
How can you use social media to recreate and re-launch yourself and your mission as a brand.
He’s an award winning digital thinker, author, television & radio commentator, in demand speaker and educator, Chris Dessi is the CEO and Founder of Silverback Social. Silverback is an award winning digital marketing agency. Chris regularly appears on CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Good Day NY etc.
Chris has written 3 books. His first is a leading social media book titled "Your World is Exploding: How Social Media is Changing Everything - and How you Need to Change with it."
Chris is also author of a leading personal branding book titled “Remarkable You: Launch Your Personal Brand, Become a Thought Leader.”
And “Just Like You: 24 Interviews of Ordinary People Who've Achieved Extraordinary Success.” For this book he interviewed a wide range of folks from a massively varied set of backgrounds.
And why being a pissed off loser could be the key to your future success?
More about the Host Dov Baron: http://FullMontyLeadership.com