Leo Bottary’s Year of the Peer Update

Leo Bottary is an author, keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and thought leader on the topic of peer advantage.  After eight years as an instructor for Seton Hall University, where he was named adjunct teacher of the year in 2015, he now serves as an instructor for Rutgers.

During his tenure at Vistage Worldwide, Leo Bottary led the rebranding of the company and directed a thought leadership initiative on the power of peers in business.  This work resulted in a book he coauthored with Leon Shapiro titled:  The Power of Peers: How the Company You Keep Drives Leadership, Growth & Success.  Leo (and publisher Taylor & Francis Group) will release a new book in Spring 2018, which he’ll tell us more about on the show!

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Gini Dietrich on Influencers, Leading Virtual Teams, and Being Part of a Peer Group

Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, a digital marketing communications firm based in Chicago. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. Gini is also the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. Clients who have benefited from Gini’s forward thinking approach to communication have included Ocean Spray, Sprint, Denny’s, GE, and Abbott, to name a few.

Next week’s guest is Louis J. DeGennaro, PhD, president and CEO of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Ryan Foland on Engaging Your Peers: Listen more, talk less!

Ryan Foland coaches leaders worldwide on the art of simplifying spoken and written messaging for greater impact. Ryan was recognized in 2016 by Inc. Magazine as a Top Youth Marketer and, in 2017, was named by Entrepreneur Magazine as a Top Personal Branding Expert.  Ryan’s company InfluenceTree, specializes in helping individuals discover, build and grow their personal brands. Ryan hosts the radio show Get Notified on KUCI and is a gifted speaker on the topics of communication and personal branding.  Ryan is also a sought after TEDx host, having worked with TEDxUCIrvine, TEDxSantaMonica, and most recently TEDxLA.

Next week’s guest is Arment-Dietrich CEO, Gini Dietrich.

Marian Salzman on Agile PR

Marian Salzman is the CEO of Havas PR, U.S. Named one of the world’s top five trendspotters (bringing the term “metrosexual” to the world in 2003), Marian is one of the most-awarded female public relations executives in North America. Prior to joining Havas PR and the Global Collective, Marian was the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Porter Novelli, CMO at JWT Worldwide, and Chief Strategy Officer at Euro RSCG Worldwide.

Author or coauthor of many books, her latest (written with the Havas PR team): Agile PR: Expert Messaging in a Hyper-Connected, Always-On World is now available.

Next week’s guest is Ryan Foland, Managing Partner, InfluenceTree.

Paul Michelman: Working Together In a Changing World

Paul Michelman is editor-in-chief of MIT Sloan Management Review, serving as the guiding hand behind MIT SMR’s content strategy as it expands across both digital and print platforms.  Prior to joining MIT SMR in December, 2015, Paul served as editor-in-chief of Safari Books Online.  Before that, he spent a dozen years in leadership roles at two of the other premier names in management publishing: As Harvard Business Review’s executive editor and director of new editorial products, Paul launched a suite of digital initiatives over a 10-year period that today comprise the core of HBR’s online brand.  And as executive editor of strategy+business, he spearheaded its digital make-over.

Next week’s guest is the CEO of Havas PR, U.S., Marian Salzman.

Sekou Andrews – Making the Whole Greater Than the Sum Of Our Smarts!

Sekou Andrews is an elementary schoolteacher turned actor, musician, national poetry slam champion, entrepreneur, and now the world’s leading Poetic Voice.  On any given day, Sekou may deliver an original talk for international marketing executives, give a keynote speech at a leadership conference, or perform pieces for Barack Obama in Oprah’s backyard.  His work has been featured on such diverse national media outlets as ABC World News, MSNBC, HBO, Good Morning America, Showtime, MTV and BET.  Sekou does more than inspire us with his story; he inspires us with our story.  You can learn more about Sekou at http://sekouandrews.com and http://rockstarspeakersecrets.com.

Next week’s guest is Paul Michelman, Editor-in-Chief, MIT Sloan Management Review.

Larry Robertson on Community and Creativity

Larry Robertson is an innovation advisor – a rare combination of many parts that quilt together into a greater whole. He’s the author of two award-winning books – The Language of Man. Learning to Speak Creativity and A Deliberate Pause: Entrepreneurship and its Moment in Human Progress. He’s also the founder of two ventures: Lighthouse Consulting, a firm that for 25 years has guided entrepreneurs and leaders, and a non-profit focused on creativity. These things and more make him a widely sought after expert in the areas creativity, entrepreneurship, and leadership. A quick listen to him ‘live’ in this podcast and in other appearances will immediately show you why.

LinkedIn’s Pat Wadors Talks About Finding the Right People

Pat Wadors is the Chief Human Resources Officer at LinkedIn. Since 2013, in addition to hiring, retaining and inspiring top talent, Pat is responsible for all employee-related HR programs, including compensation and benefits, and performance management. She came to LinkedIn from Plantronics, where she was Senior Vice President of Human Resources.  From August 2011 until August 2012, Pat also served as the HR Executive Advisor to Twitter. Previously, Pat held senior leadership positions at Yahoo!, Align Technologies, Applied Materials, Merck Pharmaceutical, Viacom International, and Calvin Klein Cosmetics. She holds a BS in Business Administration from Ramapo College, with a major in Human Resources Management and a minor in Psychology.

Next week’s guest Larry Robertson, Founder, Lighthouse Consulting.

Lolly Daskal and the Leadership Gap

As we open the second quarter of the Year of the Peer, we do so as a member of the C-Suite Radio family.  To get us started, we are joined by Lolly Daskal.

Lolly Daskal is a best-selling author and one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program serves as a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance their performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies and in the world. Lolly’s proprietary insights are the subject of her new book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness.

Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine, and Huffington Post honored her with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World.

Next week’s guest, LinkedIn Chief Human Resources Officer, Pat Wadors.

Year of the Peer Joins C-Suite Radio Family and Announces Q2 Schedule

C-Suite Radio Chairman, Jeffrey Hayzlett recently welcomed Year of the Peer with Leo Bottary to the C-Suite Radio family, “Leo leads conversations about leadership, collaboration, and our future, that you just won’t get anywhere else. If you’re a leader of any organization at any level, or you want to be one someday, this show is for you.”

I couldn’t be happier than to share this journey with C-Suite Radio!  For 50 weeks, I’ve committed to invite some of the best minds in the world to share their insights, stories, and recommendations about how we can work together more effectively – to seek common ground and see one another for our special gifts rather than our differences.   I am so appreciative of the guests who appeared on the show in Q1. Here’s the guest lineup for Q2!

April    6       Lolly Daskal, Founder, Lead From Within

13        Pat Wadors, CHRO LinkedIn

20        Larry Robertson, Founder Lighthouse Consulting

27        Sekou Andrews, Poetic Voice

May    4    Paul Michelman, MIT Sloan Management Review

11         Marian Salzman, CEO Havas PR, US

18        Ryan Foland, Managing Partner, InfluenceTree

25        Gini Dietrich, CEO Arment-Dietrich

June  1         Leo Bottary & Randy Cantrell (Year of the Peer Update)

8         Jeffrey Hayzlett, Chairman, C-Suite Holdings, LLC

15       Christina L. Martini, Partner at DLA Piper LLP (US)

22       Scott Mordell, CEO, YPO

29      Jimmy LeBlanc/Perry Stagg, Louisiana Department of Corrections

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