A Conversation with Karl Mecklenburg

Podcast - Episode 8

Ever wonder what it takes to thrive in the NFL and what it could teach you about leadership? Karl Mecklenburg, Denver Bronco 4x all pro, AFC Player of the year shares with C-Suite Radio his journey and what it taught him about being a leader in all aspects of life; at work, in relationships, and at home.

 

How in the world do you go from being a walk-on no scholarship college football player, to squeaking in the door as the 310th 12th round pick by the Denver Broncos. Then play in 6 Pro Bowls, be voted as A.F.C. player of the year, become one of the highest ranked linebackers in sports with 1145 tackles, 79 franchise record sacks? And play in three Super Bowls?

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A Conversation with Art Lucas – Part 2 & 1

Podcast - Episode 7 & 6

 

In this second episode of my visit with Art Lucas, founder of the Lucas group, one of the largest executive search and contract staffing firms in the country, Art continues to discuss the art and science of the recruiting industry. He shares steps in engagement strategies and how to retain the best of our team. If you haven’t listened to the first part, make sure you schedule time to hear how one of the pioneers in the recruiting industry scaled from a start-up into a global force.

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A Conversation with Art Lucas – Part 1 & 2

Podcast - Episode 6 & 7

Impact is a word that drives careers. What you accomplish is based on how you impact your job, your clients, your company.

Today’s guest Art Lucas has lived a life of impact, one that has impacted an entire industry. He founded the Lucas group in 1970 based in Atlanta, GA as a small one-man business with the important vision of helping military personnel transition to the civilian workforce after completing their military service.

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A Conversation with Scott Eblin: “Leaders Control the Weather!”

Podcast: Episode 5 & Blog

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It’s been fun researching best practices of world-class leaders. When I spoke to Scott Eblin, President of the Eblin Group, I was stunned when he challenged me with this statement:

 

Leaders control the weather!

 

After letting it sink in, he continued that in the office the leader literally throws a switch on the atmosphere the team functions in. Is it

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A Conversation with Jill Hickman

Podcast - Episode 4

If the thought of building a strategic plan makes your eyes glaze over, welcome to the club. Harvard Business Review has a library of articles on the importance and how to’s of building a strategic plan. Yet, I’ve found most approaches stay in the realm of concept without implementation at an operating level. Until I met Jill.

 

I still vividly remember when I first saw our next guest Jill Hickman in action. She was facilitating a Board of Directors retreat that I had been a part of and I was amazed by the way she created synergy and wrangled naysayers and outliers and developed this vibrant energy. The reason why I wanted her to be a guest on our show is because

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A Conversation with Rob Andrews

Podcast - Episode 3

Based in Houston, Rob Andrews is Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Allen Austin, a leadership advisory and executive search firm. Rob leads Allen Austin’s global CEO, Consumer Packaged Goods & Durables Practice, and is also a member of the firm’s Leadership Advisory, Private Equity, Industrial and Marketing Officer practices. Building on his earlier career experience as an operating president with major convenience store and supermarket chains, Rob conducts searches for board members, CEO and senior officers across a broad range of sectors. His prior experience with national retail brands includes senior operating, marketing and administrative assignments with revenues of up to $2.4 billion and headcount of 10,600.

 

Rob is also the architect of Total Performance Leadership. Purpose-driven companies make more money, have more engaged employees and more delighted customers, and are better at innovating than companies without a purpose. At the core of these organizations are authentic and passionate leaders capable of communicating, aligning and mobilizing the entire organization around a shared purpose.

 

Topics covered in this episode:

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A Conversation with Dr. Rob Pennington

Podcast - Episode 2

Dr. Rob Pennington is an Award Winning Professional Speaker and Author of an amazing book, Find The Upside of the Down Times. He has a rare gift of cracking barriers we fight to reduce conflict, anxiety and stress, and helps people raise their expectations to see what they are truly capable of.

 

Rob is the Co-Founder of Resource International, an organizational Consulting and Executive Coaching group.  One of his many programs

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How Better Beats Best!

How Better Beats Best!

 

My heart sank when our Pomeranian, Penelope Lynn, escaped the front door and careened across the yard, heading directly toward an approaching car. Since she has more job security in my family than I do, I raced to head her off. As I neared the street, due to what felt was jet propulsion, I lost my footing and found myself hurling head first toward the concrete. In an attempt to break my fall, I threw my hands forward. I was somewhat successful. First, Penelynn is fine. For some reason, the first question I’m always asked is “how’s the dog”. Second, my fall was broken, no concussion or facial abrasions. Smile intact.

 

Unfortunately, it came at the expense of

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