Serving Emerging Leaders

What’s are today’s emerging leaders to do?  Who do they learn from and how will they prepare themselves to lead their organizations in the coming years.  Leo and Randy talk about what serving our next generation of leaders will entail.

Click here to watch/listen to our Year Of The Peer conversation with Jim Kouzes and hear what he says about learning leadership!

Ronan Leonard On Masterminds

Ronan Leonard is The Mastermind Guy. He connects small business owners to support groups through the innovative concept of virtual masterminds. Ronan believes there is high value in making real peer-to-peer connections. You can find out more about Ronan and his work by visiting Eccountability.io.

He joins us today from Melbourne, Australia.

Year of the Peer – Year End Review

Hard to believe that 2017 is winding to a close.  To that end, we thank our listeners, our guests, and C-Suite Radio for an amazing Year of the Peer.  To wrap-up, Randy and I will talk about some of the major takeaways from Season 1 and look to what’s next for 2018.  If you’ve missed a few episodes and you’re up for some holiday binge viewing and listening, please visit leobottary.com and click on PODCAST or look for us on C-Suite Radio.  Remember, who you surround yourself with matters, so consider taking time during this holiday season to tell the people in your life how much you appreciate them. We’ll be back in mid-January for Season 2. Until then, have a safe and happy holidays!

We are extremely grateful for the incredible people who agreed to appear as guests on the Year of the Peer during 2017. Here they are in the order they appeared:

Charlene Li, CEO of the Altimeter Group and Best-Selling Author
Rich Karlgaard, Publisher and Global Futurist for Forbes
Lewis Schiff, Founder & Executive Director, The Business Owners Council
JJ Ramberg, Host of Your Business (MSNBC) and Business Owner
Jim Kouzes, Coauthor of The Leadership Challenge and former CEO
Vitaly Golomb, Investor & Global Startup Evangelist, HP Tech Ventures
Rahfeal Gordon, Inspirational Speaker/Author
Etienne & Beverly Wenger-Trayner; Scholars/Authors/Consultants
Laura Goodrich, Co-Founder, GWT Next and author of Seeing Red Cars
Linda Darling-Hammond, Professor Emeritus, Stanford Graduate School; of Education
Leon Shapiro, Coauthor of The Power of Peers and former CEO of Vistage
Bri Seeley & Thais Sky, co-founders of The Amplify Collective
Lolly Daskal, Founder, Lead From Within
Pat Wadors, CHRO LinkedIn
Larry Robertson, Founder Lighthouse Consulting
Sekou Andrews, Poetic Voice
Paul Michelman, MIT Sloan Management Review
Marian Salzman; CEO Havas PR, US
Ryan Foland, Managing Partner, InfluenceTree
Gini Dietrich, CEO Arment-Dietrich
Jeffrey Hayzlett; Chairman, C-Suite Holdings, LLC
Christina Martini; Partner at DLA Piper LLP (US)
Scott Mordell, CEO, YPO
Jimmy LeBlanc/Perry Stagg, Louisiana Department of Corrections
Tim Sanders, former Yahoo! Chief Solutions Officer
Angela Maiers, Founder, Choose2Matter
Miguel Dias, CEO and cofounder of CEOWORLD
Peter Carrington, St. Louis Barge
Simon Alexander Ong, Executive Coach and Mastermind Group Leader
Amazon’s Alexa (yes, Randy and I interviewed Alexa)
Claude Silver, Chief Heart Officer, VaynerMedia
Peter Fuller, President, Lived Fused
Trent Sanderson, owner and creator of Team Prep USA
Benji Hyam, Co-founder, Grow & Convert
Cecelia Houser, Principal, Korn Ferry/Hay Group
Brian Solis, Principal Analyst, Altimeter Group
Tonia Ries; SVP Edelman, Executive Director, Edelman Square
Robert H. Thompson, author of The Offsite
Brian Mac Mahon, Head Honcho, Expert DOJO
Sam Reese, CEO of Vistage Worldwide
Jeff Hoffman, former CEO of Priceline partner and founder of Colorjar
Peter Shankman, founder of HARO
Dan Hoffman, founder and CEO of Circles
Richard Franzi, Founder and CEO Critical Mass for Business
Dave Peterson, C-founder and Partner at Play Bigger
Christine Comaford, NYT besting selling author and business coach

How’s that for a dream team?!

Dave Peterson On What It Means To Play Bigger

Dave Peterson is a co-founder and partner at Play Bigger, public speaker and book author. He has spent 20 years helping billion dollar public software companies, tech start-ups, turnarounds, and fast growth pre-IPO companies define and dominate market categories. Dave started his career in marketing agencies in the midwest. Dave served a tour of duty as head of communications at Mercury Interactive, and was CMO for multiple companies. He also co-founded — and eventually mercifully killed — his own start-up called GiveMeTalk! He now designs categories for a living at his advisory firm Play Bigger.

 

Brian Mac Mahon on Early Stage Entrepreneurship and the Power of Community

Brian Mac Mahon is the founder of Expert DOJO, the largest startup high performance center for entrepreneurs in Southern California. He has consulted and coached in over 35 countries and brings a global perspective to starting and growing your small business. For years Brian, has been teaching the power of connecting with your community and how to turn a pay it forward mindset into a revenue generator. He also speaks all over the world on how to start, grow and expand any business.

Benji Hyam and Our Unexpected Turn To The Topic of Conflict

Benji Hyam is a Co-founder of Grow and Convert, a fully done for you content marketing agency, and Wordable.io, a SaaS app that imports blog posts from Google Docs to WordPress.  Previously he ran marketing at 2 venture backed startups in San Francisco.

Miguel Dias on Scaling Up Online

Miguel Dias (Mike) is co-founder and CEO of CEOWorld.io, where European scaleup teams meet the best international peers, companies and investors. He got a quick beginning in the ups and downs of business after going through a bankruptcy in a family company. He then climbed the corporate ladder in a branding agency, starting out by organizing documents on a part time basis to becoming their CEO three years later at the age of 24. At 26 he founded CEO World, which has members in every continent. He lives in Porto, Portugal.

Peer-to-Peer Snow Removal

Talking about the value of our peers in business and in life can be entertaining as well as informative.  Enjoy this short video and then tell me that who you surround yourself with doesn’t matter! 😉

Vitaly M. Golomb: Year Of The Peer Podcast – Accelerated Startup

Vitaly M. Golomb leads global investments at HP Tech Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Silicon Valley’s original startup. He is a serial entrepreneur, a contributing writer to TechCrunch and a consistently top-ranked mentor to a number of startup accelerator programs all over the world. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and travels to over 20 countries each year to consult and guest lecture corporations, associations and universities on entrepreneurship, innovation and design. His book, Accelerated Startup – The New Business School came out end of January and can be ordered at golomb.net/book.

Next week’s guest will be inspirational speaker/author, Rahfeal Gordon.

JJ Ramberg: Year of the Peer Podcast – The Intersection of Business and Journalism

JJ Ramberg is the host of MSNBC’s “Your Business.” Now in its 11th year, it’s the only television show dedicated to issues affecting small business owners. She is coauthor of It’s Your Business: 183 Essential Tips that Will Transform Your Small Business, and a business owner in her own right, as a cofounder, with her brother Ken, of Goodshop.com. Before joining MSNBC, Ramberg was a reporter at CNN, where she covered a wide range of topics, ranging from breaking news to profiles of the country’s top business leaders. Ramberg is a graduate of Duke University and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Next week’s guest will be Jim Kouzes, leadership expert, best-selling author, and former CEO!