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On the Strategy and Leadership Podcast, we interview CEOs, business leaders, authors and thought leaders to get their perspectives on strategy, business, leadership, culture and people to you can advance in your career and your life. If you're looking for one of the best business podcasts and leadership podcasts out there- we're top 3% in the world. Be sure to subscribe! We put a new podcast out once a week. The Strategy and Leadership podcast is hosted by SME Strategy: We're a management co ...
 
Join Stephanie Christopher, CEO at TEC (The Executive Connection) as she sits down with successful business leaders and inspiring guests covering wide-ranging conversations on all things leadership, exploring the questions that are top of mind for SME business leaders. Guests share tactical insights and takeaways to inform and inspire you every time you listen. Success thrives on different perspectives. If you are passionate about growth, improving your decision making or just interested in ...
 
Don't Be The Bottleneck In Your Business! My name is Laurent Notin, I am an Entrepreneur, Coach to Entrepreneurs, and Start-up Mentor. Being an entrepreneur is the most exciting and demanding job I know. Entrepreneurs get to wear many hats, acquire many skills, and make many decisions – fast. All whilst under extreme pressure to deliver quality work to their clients, take care of their employees, and maintain a healthy cash flow. Entrepreneurship is a calling. No entrepreneurs set themselves ...
 
Innovation, Sports, and Life is a podcast that discusses strategy, innovation, and management topics. The goal is to break those topics down to actionable insights. Our aim is to also bring insights from people who have implemented various techniques in their worlds. We all learn together by sharing and that is our primary goal. The way we will go about it will vary. We might bring in sports strategies or sometimes, we may dive into a management book. We'll try to keep it fun and light. Whet ...
 
Conversations to help your business grow and thrive. It's like having your own board of expert advisors in your pocket. Join your host Paul Sweeney and our team of expert advisors as we take a deep dive into the problems (and solutions) faced by business owners. In our 15 to 20 minute podcasts, we’ll discuss information and advice from qualified, experienced professionals to help you create a great business. Running a business is hard. And no matter how experienced you are in your business y ...
 
Game Changers was designed BY government contractors FOR government contractors. The focus of every episode is to give listeners a new tip, trick, or strategy that will help them find and win more contracts. Each episode features Subject Matter Experts (SME), companies that are successfully winning contracts, or nationally recognized professional speakers and authors. The show is hosted by government experts Michael LeJeune from Federal Access and Joshua Frank from RSM Federal. Their award-w ...
 
A show hosted by me, David Ventura, a specialist in training, educating and consulting on practical strategies for harnessing the power of Key Account Management (KAM) in SME’s today. I am also the principal KAM consultant and Managing Director of www.kamguru.com. In a world of diminishing customer loyalty, what can business leaders do to retain their top customers, while still adding value. In this podcast I explore some hands-on tips and tactics you can implement today – to remarkably shif ...
 
Enjoy The Journey is a podcast created by the founders of Aureus Financial, Jackson Millan- The Wealth Mentor and Sam Panetta. Both Jackson and Sam have lived and breathed small business for over a decade, trying to unlock all of the secrets that determine the difference between a successful entrepreneur, and a no-so-successful one. Our podcast Enjoy The Journey aims to take a dive into the lives of interesting entrepreneurs that inspire us, discuss their business journey, their motivating f ...
 
The Xero Podcast helps you navigate the early years in business, one topic at a time. Along the way, we'll share top tips and things to watch out for in that first year on your own. From financial advice to paying staff and staying calm. Our host Graham Brown talks to business owners about that vital first few years in business and what to expect around every corner.
 
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Bant Breen is the Founder & Chairman of Qnary, an award-winning executive reputation management and talent branding solutions company, which he founded in 2012. Qnary was listed as one of the 5000 fastest-growing companies in America by Inc magazine in 2018, 2019, and 2020. In this episode: The benefits of being a veteran entrepreneur From 1 to 200…
 
Are you ready to turn your passion into a business? Sister2Sister pop duo did exactly that when they opened the popular Sister2Sister School of Singing in 2004. They successfully moved from a performance career to balancing running a singing school with being professional freelance, session vocalists. So how did they do it? Learn about the exciting…
 
In this special episode of Game Changers, you go 1-on-1 with Michael LeJeune to talk about Leveraging Your Socio-Economic Status. Most people have heard news stories about how much the government spends on small businesses. But how can that information help you? This podcast helps break down some of the small business goals, we give an overview of …
 
Is being passionate about your product or service enough to warrant starting a business? What about skill or quality - if your product or service is 'the best', does that mean you should start a business selling it? A successful business requires more than just passion, skill and an amazing product or service. Paul Sweeney (Pretium Solutions) looks…
 
Rob Kinkade, Co-Founder & CEO Chasm Digital and Director of DuToday brings a cross-sector perspective to digital transformation and in simple terms, unpacks what it means for the future of business, small or large. Rob say's ’It's about having a lightweight, agile approach to digital, it’s no longer a set and forget’. Rob gives great insights about…
 
Every entrepreneur will tell you that entrepreneurship is a journey. You usually begin from scratch with something that you’re passionate about but doesn’t exist, and patiently build it up piece by piece. But the construction never ends. There’s always a new piece to add. It’s a slow process, full of uncertainty. Sometimes, you must destroy part of…
 
In this episode, we talk with David Neal about Filling Your Small Business Pipeline. One of the challenges for small businesses is that they don't have enough tools or resources in their tool bag. That makes companies rely very heavily on just one or two strategies such as their status in order to fill their pipeline. It's like being a carpenter an…
 
Strategy & Leadership Podcast 167:Dr. Rohini Anand is a strategic DEI advisor, board member, and author of Leading Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Previously, she spent 17 years leading corporate responsibility and DEI as SVP at Sodexo.On this episode of the Strategy & Leadership Podcast, Dr. Rohini Anand joins us to discuss leading DEI in…
 
Tracey Bissett is the Founder and Chief Financial Fitness Trainer of Bissett Financial Fitness. She teaches financial literacy and fitness skills to entrepreneurs in any industry who are looking to better understand their data so they can take charge of their businesses and lives. Topics we cover: Her journey to financial fitness expert Financial f…
 
In this special episode of Game Changers, you go 1-on-1 with Michael LeJeune to talk about what to do if you are new to government contracting. If you are new to government contracting (your first 12 to 36 months), you need to listen to this podcast immediately. This podcast will help you understand if the market is right for you, where to do your …
 
Do you have a great business idea, but not sure where to start? Are you confused about what you need to do first? If this is you (too many questions and not enough answers) then you are in the right place! Paul Sweeney, chartered accountant and business advisor, explores what you need to know before you launch your new business. This episode is the…
 
If entrepreneurship is a journey full of uncertainty, there’s one thing that’s certain: Failure. The problem is that no schools teach you about failure. It’s taboo. Plus, we always read about the few that succeed, and then we forget about the thousands that actually struggle and fail. Let’s be clear. Failure is the norm. Success isn't. You will fai…
 
In this episode, we talk with Jon Barker about Price to Win Strategies. Winning a government contract often comes down to your price. If your price is not competitive, you lose. If your price isn't justified, you lose. If you don't understand your pricing or don't have a clear pricing strategy, you will likely lose. We fix this by having an overall…
 
Jeremy Miller is the Chairman & Founder of Health-E Commerce the digital health industry-leading provider of direct-to-consumer pre-tax health and wellness accounts. Jeremy defines himself as a compassionate entrepreneur at heart, and he’s always on the lookout for new ways of resolving social problems. In this episode, we discuss: - The shift from…
 
As a business owner, have you ever avoided getting advice because it was too expensive, then had to fix up a legal problem which cost even more money? Have you turned down opportunities because getting advice was too hard and too expensive? Do you worry about being appropriately covered for risk but not sure who to turn to? Running a successful bus…
 
In this special episode of Game Changers, you go 1-on-1 with Michael LeJeune to talk about Managing Your Pipeline. Pipeline management can make or break your government contracting business. If you don't have enough opportunities in your pipeline, you won't hit your quota. If you don't have the right mix of opportunities, you may have trouble getti…
 
Warren Hogan sits down with Stephanie to talk about the current economic environment that business leaders are now operating in and what it will take to succeed. ‘The world has shifted a lot, particularly in the last 6 months. Our economy is robust, but will also bring many challenges over the next couple of years - It will be dynamic, exciting and…
 
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) covers 5 main domains: Knowing your own emotions. Self-awareness, which is recognizing a feeling as it happens. Managing emotions. In other words, handling your feelings so they are appropriate (for instance shaking off anxiety) Motivating yourself. The ability to mobilize your emotions in service of a goal. Recognizing …
 
As an employer, what are you doing to look after your employees? These days, employers are investing more into employee wellbeing than ever before. Employee relations and getting the most out of your employees is one of the most critical things for any business, but it's particularly important for small businesses. Paul Cripps from PK People Soluti…
 
In this episode, we talk with Alexa Tsui about Teaming and Working with Frenemies. If you are going to be successful in government contracting, you need to embrace the concept of teaming. Most companies only want to team with their "friends." And that's understandable. But government contracting often requires you to work with a company or individu…
 
This episode is a conversation with Kuntal Joisher, the first vegan to summit Mount Everest. I’ve known Kuntal for many years – we went to the same college and later took different paths. Thanks to social media, I’ve been able to follow his work. Kuntal is a computer engineer turned mountaineer who’s accomplished four summits of 8000’ers and 20+ su…
 
Strategy & Leadership Podcast Ep.166:Jennifer Smith is the CEO & Co-founder of Scribe, a software company that helps organization analyze, optimize, their standardize processes. Previously, Jennifer held positions at Greylock Partners and McKinsey.On this episode of the Strategy & Leadership Podcast, Jennifer joins us to discuss how Scribe helps or…
 
Bryan isn’t a novice entrepreneur. Before starting GreenPal, he founded Peachtree Inc., one of the largest landscaping companies in the state of Tennessee, USA, growing it to over $10 million a year in annual revenue before it was acquired by Lusa holdings in 2013. In this episode: - The early years of the journey (when you don't know how to pay fo…
 
How can we support better mental health in our communities and workplaces? What training is available to help workplaces promote mental health and recognise when someone needs help? Who can you turn to if you are worried about the mental health of someone at work or at home? Michael van Dyk from The Black Dog Institute shares some of the key things…
 
Strategy & Leadership Podcast 165:Andrew Freedman is a leadership, culture, & change management specialist, and the Managing Partner of SHIFT Consulting. He's also the best-selling author of THRIVE: The Leader's Guide to Building a High Performance Culture: https://thrive.shiftthework.com/On this episode of the Strategy & Leadership Podcast, Andrew…
 
In this special episode of Game Changers, you go 1-on-1 with Michael LeJeune to talk about Task Blocking. Each time I share how many projects I'm working on with folks, the reaction is always the same. When do you sleep? Trust me, I get plenty of sleep. My secret to productivity and time management is actually very simple. I use a process that I ca…
 
Strategy & Leadership Podcast 164:Martine Kalaw is a DEI consultant, trainer & author. Previously, Martine held Training & Development roles in the corporate world with companies like Macy's, Xaxis, & Walmart.On this episode of the Strategy & Leadership Podcast, Martine joins us to discuss management development with a DEI lens, viewing DEI as a bu…
 
Do you feel like your days are spent running from one thing to another and never getting anything done? Do you look at those 5 and 10 minute gaps between speaking to this client and invoicing that client and picking the kids up from school and think, "That's not enough time to do anything, why bother?" Is your business suffering from not enough of …
 
Covid19 has changed the way people work. Now that we’re getting closer to the end of the pandemic, we hear more and more employees enjoying this new lifestyle and not willing to go back to their offices, or under certain conditions. The term hybrid space has been popping up in many conversations. So, for businesses, the following question has becom…
 
Strategy & Leadership Podcast 163Evan Sohn is a senior executive with 25+ years of experience in eCommerce at Fortune 500 and start-up environments. He's currently the CEO of Recruiter.com, a hiring platform for the world’s largest network of recruiters. He's also the long-time VP of the Sohn Conference Foundation, dedicated to the treatment and cu…
 
In this special episode of Game Changers, you go 1-on-1 with Michael LeJeune to talk about Prepping for and Attending Conferences. Attending government conferences is a critical part of your growth strategy. Done wrong, it can be very expensive. Done right, you can walk away with valuable education, intelligence for future and current opportunities…
 
Strategy & Leadership Podcast 162:Scott Ritzheimer is the CEO of Scale Architects, where he helps scale and sustain organizational success using the Predictable Success framework. Recently, Scott sold his ownership in StartCHURCH that he helped grow to 60 employees as CEO. On this episode of the Strategy & Leadership Podcast, Scott joins us to disc…
 
Christa Lenard discuss the recent High Court decision in WorkPac and Rossato regarding casual employment in Australia. In a nutshell, the position in Australian employment law is now clear. Christa talks to Stephanie about the implications of this recent decision for SME Business Leaders and also for the GIG economy.…
 
The landscape has shifted rapidly as we transition to the new normal and living with COVID. The conversation has shifted from restrictions to risk management and compliance. With a number of businesses bringing people back into the office it's time to re-access those COVID safe plans. Christa Lenard provides business leaders with clear practical me…
 
Strategy & Leadership Podcast 161:LaTonya Wilkins is the founder of Change Coaches, where she provides large scale coaching, speaking and advising services for organizations around culture, leadership and diversity, equity and inclusion. Before she started coaching and teaching, LaTonya held several positions in the corporate world at companies lik…
 
Alper started his career as a musician. He toured across Europe with over 500 concerts and made it to platinum album sales in Turkey where he’s from. He was called into entrepreneurship and founded Xtensio in 2015. On this episode: - Alper’s journey from musician to set up Xtensio - The differences between his business today vs. 5 years ago - The i…
 
In this episode, we conclude a two-part series about Your GovCon Marketing Strategy by talking with Chad Rodriguez. Chad talks about his experience using a third-party (Flourish) to build and execute their marketing strategy. Having a professional marketing strategy has allowed their company to stand out in the market and reach their target audienc…
 
Strategy & Leadership Podcast 160:Brian Hartzer is a Senior Advisor at various organizations, and the author of The Leadership Star: A Practical Guide to Building Engagement. Previously, Brian was CEO of the Westpac Group and CEO - Australia of ANZ.On this episode of the Strategy & Leadership Podcast, Brian joins us to discuss balancing the day-to-…
 
Here’s my definition of discipline for entrepreneurs: Be organized, and get things done, one thing after the other. Entrepreneurs are often creative people, excellent at what they do, but sometimes lack the business skills required to run a company. My point: don’t worry, you can always learn the business skills (or hire someone). But you must exce…
 
Strategy & Leadership Podcast 159:Kison Patel is the Founder & CEO of M&A Science, the world’s first community resource for M&A tips, techniques, and strategies. He's also the Founder & CEO of DealRoom, a M&A lifecycle management platform. On this new episode, Kison joins us to discuss everything mergers and acquisitions: what leaders need to know,…
 
In this episode we learn about tennis and how it inspires startups with Vaniya Dangwal. She picked up tennis when she was 12. Soon she made the Top 10 rankings of Indian junior tennis, turned pro and achieved a WTA ranking of 1031. She now helps startups in India reach the next level. More about her below. We spoke about her tennis story and how it…
 
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