OTS 212: Pull vs. Push – Robert Glazer

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Today’s guest is a serial entrepreneur and inspirational speaker with a passion for helping others build their capacity. He is CEO of a global partner marketing agency, Acceleration Partners, and the co-founder and Chairman of BrandCycle. He has been recognized as a global leader in the affiliate marketing industry, receiving numerous industry and company culture awards, including: Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards (2 years in a row), Ad Age’s Best Place to Work, Fortune’s Best Small & Medium Workplaces (3 years in a row), and Boston Globe’s Top Workplaces (2 years in a row). He is the author of the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller, “Elevate,” the international bestselling book, “Performance Partnerships,” and just released “Friday Forward: Inspiration and Motivation to Help End Your Week Stronger Than It Started.” He is a sought-after speaker by companies and organizations around the world and is the host of The Elevate podcast. Please join me in welcoming Robert Glazer. Would you leave an honest rating and review on Apple Podcast? Or Stitcher? They are extremely helpful and I read each and every one of them. Thanks for the inspiration! In this episode we discuss: his thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is the combination of having a vision, rallying people towards that vision and having the whole be greater than the sum of the parts.“ how his “repressed” childhood skills are what have made him a successful entrepreneur today. his initial dream of wanting to be a lawyer and how that evolved over time and two internships. his start as an online entrepreneur as a strategy consultant focusing on high growth business. his strategy to invest in people to help his business grow sustainably and still be a great place to work. his deep dive into building a business to sell vs. founder based businesses. his strategy for hiring to take things off his plate. his style for nurturing the different levels of his network and his three tips for networking. Links Robert Glazer on LinkedIn and Twitter. www.robertglazer.com & www.accelerationpartners.com www.fridayforward.com Add his book website, podcast website, anything else he mentioned at the end. Books mentioned in this episode: “Elevate: Push Beyond Your Limits and Unlock Success in Yourself and Others” by Robert Glazer “Performance Partnerships: The Checkered Past, Changing Present and Exciting Future of Affiliate Marketing” by Robert Glazer “Friday Forward: Inspiration & Motivation to End Your Week Stronger Than It Started” by Robert Glazer “Elevate - Journal (Ignite Reads)” by Robert Glazer “The Motive: Why So Many Leaders Abdicate Their Most Important Responsibilities” by Patrick M. Lencioni “Leading Without Authority: How the New Power of Co-Elevation Can Break Down Silos, Transform Teams, and Reinvent Collaboration” by Keith Ferrazzi Other Resources Listen to my episode with Bob Burg. Listen to my episode with Seth Godin. About Robbie: Robbie Samuels is a keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and relationship-based business strategy coach who has been recognized as a “networking expert” by Harvard Business Review Ascend, Forbes, Lifehacker, and Inc and as an "industry expert in the field of digital event design" by JDC Events. He created The 5% Advantage Program, a four-week experiential program that helps presenters grow in their confidence with Zoom, online facilitation, and virtual event design so they can reduce their tech angst and host more engaging online experiences that meet the purpose of the convening and participants' need for content and connection. He is the host of #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hour, a popular weekly virtual event that explores new ways to design engaging virtual experiences. He assists organizations with bringing their in-person events strategically online as a Virtual Event Design Consultant, Virtual Emcee,

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