How Do I Lead A Remote Workforce?

Podcast - Episode 19

Podcast Artwork - Dave Nerz


The most needed discussion today is “how do I manage a remote workforce, especially one that has been forced into the role rather than a volunteer.” This podcast looks at what and how do we convey expectations of team members working from home, what we should expect from them and what should they expect of us.


Dave Nerz is President of NPA Worldwide network, and industry-leading cooperative comprised of over 500 member recruiting firms on six continents and 40 countries. When I found out he manages a team of people working from home offices stretching from the US to Australia, I wanted him to share his experience and perspective on leading from a distance. He has developed a high-performance culture mixing independent behavior yet inspiring team interaction.


Dave has been a

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Lessons for Scaling for Amazing Growth in the Staffing Industry

Podcast - Episode 18

Podcast Artwork - Karenjo Goodwin


Some companies focus on the development of employees and some excel at it. As the founder and chief executive officer of Exact Staff Inc., Karenjo Goodwin is passionate about releasing the talents and gifts of her team. Her philosophy of going beyond in connection by serving others and helping people grow has skyrocketed the organization into the ranks of the fastest-growing companies in the country.


She Founded Exact Staff in 1996 and is recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the Top 100 Women-owned Businesses in California and also an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company in America.

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Leadership Is More Than Technical Competence… It’s A People Business

Podcast - Episode 17

Terri Ivers has worked for a number of world-renowned engineering and construction companies and has over 35 years of extensive international project and business management experience in the global energy sector. He is now currently serving as the President of Bilfinger North America leading the charge to help build a global engineering services company.


Terri began his career at Brown & Root, where he developed a comprehensive and extensive knowledge of the oil and gas industry during his 27 years with the company. He retired in 2004 as KBR Officer and Vice President of Global Offshore Engineering. From 2004 to 2007, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of Alliance Wood Group Engineering. In 2007 until 2011, he served as President of AMEC Paragon, Inc. and was responsible for Natural Resources Americas’ oil and gas operations. Then from 2011 to 2013, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Oil and Gas, Compression and Solutions Business Unit for Siemens. In this role, Terri was responsible for global compression manufacturing and oil and gas business solutions from hubs in Germany, Norway, Singapore, Brazil, China, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States.

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Answering the Question of Leading Work-Life Balance

Podcast - Episode 16

Many CEOs and executives aspire but struggle to achieve a work/life balance. With the majority of them working more than 60 hours a week on average, creating a divide between business and personal matters can be near impossible.


The pursuit of this phenomenon can induce a lot of stress and guilt, which is why Ari Rastegar, CEO of Rastegar Property, has found the ultimate solution–merging his work and personal lives. Since founding Rastegar Property, Ari has grown the company through building an environment that attracts high performing talent, driven at work and at home.

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Building a Culture of Being Difference Makers!

Podcast - Episode 15

Vision & Engagement. Two words that are discussed in board rooms across the country.  Driving any organization requires both, and are the key catalysts Gregg Matte uses to lead one of the largest and fastest-growing church organizations in the country. He challenges those who choose to follow to look at their role at work and home through the eyes of being a Difference Maker, which is the title of his must-read book. As the senior pastor of Houston’s First Baptist Church, under his leadership, this historic church founded in 1841 has moved to the cutting edge of ministry and experienced tremendous growth.

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Shaping Culture Like a Professional Sports Team

Podcast - Episode 14

Standing on the steps waiting for my car, I turned to my left and found myself standing next to Jamey Rootes, President of the Houston Texans. I summed up the courage to introduce myself and ask if he would be open to sharing his thoughts on what it took to engage top-performing people. I figured that someone leading a professional sports organization would have insight on leading exceptional talent. Jamey smiled and graciously invited me to visit his office. That was the first C Suite leadership interview I conducted, and one that I have referred to most often in programs I’ve conducted on developing world-class leadership strategies.


The Houston Texans organization embraces the word IMPACT:

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Is Data Driving Your Sales Talent?

Podcast - Episode 13

Podcast Artwork - C. Lee Smith

Today, growing your business takes more than the gift of selling ice cubes to Eskimos. A huge disruptor in the market is developing an effective data management process that creates direction and energy.

C. Lee Smith President/CEO of SalesFuel® – a multi-million dollar company based in Columbus, Ohio that provides Internet-based applications for sales development to media properties and advertising agencies. He shares strategies on moving from shotgun to laser beam focus in the sales process.

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