Podcast Episodes

The Behavioural Economics of the Sale | Melina Palmer | Episode 141

Melina Palmer is founder and CEO of The Brainy Business, which provides behavioral economics consulting to businesses of all sizes from around the world. Her podcast, The Brainy Business: Understanding the Psychology of Why People Buy, has downloads in over 160 countries and is used as a resource for teaching applied behavioral economics for many universities and businesses. Melina obtained her bachelor’s degree in business administration: marketing and worked in corporate marketing and brand strategy for over a decade before earning her master’s in behavioral economics. She has contributed research to the Association for Consumer Research, Filene Research Institute, and runs the Behavioral Economics & Business column for Inc Magazine. She will begin teaching applied behavioral economics through the Texas A&M Human Behavior Lab in fall 2020 and her first book on the subject is scheduled for publication in April 2021.

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Staring Down the Wolf | Former Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine | Episode 142

Elite teams challenge themselves to step up everyday to do the uncommon. Developing the principles yourself and aligning your team around these commitments will allow you to thrive in VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) environments, no matter your background or leadership experience.

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How to be a Complete Leader | US Navy SEAL Commander Jon Macaskill | Episode 142-2

Jon Macaskill is a retired Navy SEAL Commander turned mindfulness and meditation teacher. He was born in SouthAfrica and moved with his parents and 4 siblings to the US when he was 7. He grew up in Ruston, Louisiana where he was an avidtrack and cross country runner. After graduating high school, he served briefly…

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How to Build High-Performing Collaborative Teams | Carlos Valdes-Dapena | Episode 140

Carlos is a keynote speaker, author, and organization development professional with over 30 years of experience supporting global corporations, including Mars, Inc., and IBM. He has written two books on teamwork: “Lessons from Mars: How One Global Company Cracked the Code on High Performance Collaboration and Teamwork”; and “Virtual Teams: Holding the Center When You Can’t Meet Face-to-Face.” Both books are based on original research Carlos conducted during his 17 years as an internal consultant at Mars, where he worked with iconic brands such as M&M’s, Snickers, and Wrigley’s gum.

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Networking For Leaders | Frank Agin | Episode 139

Frank Agin is the founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections, where he works to empower entrepreneurs, sales representatives and professionals around the country to become more successful through networking. In addition, he is a “sought after” speaker and consultant to companies and organizations on topics related to professional networking and business relationship development. He’s written numerous articles on professional networking and is the author of several books, some of which include, Foundational Networking: Building Know, Like and Trust to Create a Lifetime of Extraordinary Success … The Champion: Finding the Most Valuable Person In Your Network … Chase Greatness: Life Lessons Revealed Through Sports. He is also the host of the weekly Networking Rx podcast, which provides insights and advice for becoming more successful through networking as well as the host of the daily micro podcast Networking Rx Minute, which provides short messages of inspiration and recommended action.

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True Leadership through Self-Management | Dr. Michael Colburn | Episode 138

Michael is President of Colburn Associates; a professional services firm whose mission is “To assist organizations implement healthy change and learning that will help them achieve and sustain improvement in total performance.” He has been a change agent for more than 30 years, working with a broad range of clients in the private and public sectors. Michael has developed and implemented services to support leadership, process improvement and organizational development. These services include Strategic Execution, Performance Advancement, Workforce Development, Systems Improvement and Leadership Development.

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Innovate Your Leadership Skills | Maureen Metcalf | Episode 137

Ms. Metcalf – Founder and CEO, of the Innovative Leadership Institute is a highly sought-after expert in anticipating and leveraging future business trends. She helps leaders elevate the quality of their leadership and transform their organizations to create sustainable impact and results. She captured her thirty years of experience and success in an award-winning series of books that are used by public, private, and academic organizations to align company-wide strategy, systems, and culture with innovative leadership techniques. She is a Fellow with the International Leadership Association.

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Lead the Marketing, Not Do the Marketing | Karen Sullivan | Episode 136

Karen Sullivan is a fourth-generation entrepreneur and award-winning designer with a life-long passion for persuasive visual and written communication. She founded Sullivan Solutions nearly 25 years ago to help entrepreneurial companies augment their in-house marketing with expert services that help drive sales further and faster. Their expertise enables clients to develop effective strategies that are built upon their unique strengths and make confident marketing decisions that drive demand for their products and services.

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Influence People | Chief Influence Officer Brian Ahearn | Episode 135

Brian Ahearn is the Chief Influence Officer at Influence PEOPLE. The son of a United States Marine, Brian is an international trainer, TEDx presenter and consultant, he specializes in applying the science of influence in everyday business situations. Brian is one of only 20 individuals in the world who currently holds the Cialdini Method Certified Trainer designation. This specialization was earned directly from Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D. – the most cited living social psychologist on the science of ethical influence.

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Leading Through Growth, Disaster, and Success | 30 under 30 Winner Paul Powers | Episode 134

Some businesses are good while others are great. The same goes for leaders. Forbes has an established list where it highlights the best of the best as well as the youngest leaders today. The Forbes 30-under-30 list recognizing the best young entrepreneurs and leaders in business right now. The ability to learn how they harness their leadership skills and drive.

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