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Oct 29, 2019

What truly makes a company great is not its processes or systems; it’s the people. If you want your company to move efficiently and effectively in the right direction, you need to be putting people first — everything else comes after. Paul Sarvadi is someone who discovered this at an early age and has leveraged that realization to disrupt and revolutionize the HR industry.

 

Paul Sarvadi is the founder and CEO of Insperity, a company that provides human resources and administrative services to small and medium-sized businesses. Over time, it grew to support over 100,000 businesses, over 2 million employees, and 77 offices across the U.S. and it boasted $3.8 billion in revenue. Paul also authored Take Care of Your People: The Enlightened CEO’s Guide to Business Success, which provides practical advice based on a lot of real-world experience.

 

Building a company that puts people first seems obvious, but doesn’t happen often. Paul explains what made him realize the importance of the people factor, and what he did differently once he had this realization. For Paul, going from the starting point of “what kind of company do you want to be?” vs. “what do you want to sell?” made a huge difference, and he reveals why you have to create culture by design, not by default. We also dive into some of the strategies from his book on getting your culture right and employee communication. Paul also leaves us with some valuable insight into the tangible signs that your company is not people-focused, and what you can do about it.

 

If you are ready to:

  • get buy-in from key decision makers on your next big idea

  • be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change

  • foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities…

Join us on LaunchStreet — gotolaunchstreet.com

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

IQE Assessment

Paul Sarvadi

Insperity

Take Care of Your People: The Enlightened CEO's Guide To Business Success,
by Paul Sarvadi

 

Oct 25, 2019

What does teaming have to do with innovation and success? How does teaming differ from just mere collaboration? Where does diversity in teams come into play? To answer these questions, I have John Bucsek and Bellaria Jimenez. They couldn’t be more different, but they’ve come together to build a wildly successful business around the style of work they call teaming.

 

John Bucsek is a Certified Financial Planner™ whose success in building and implementing change in financial firms spans decades. Bellaria Jimenez is a Certified Financial Planner™ and Chartered Financial Consultant®. She has received several recognitions throughout her career, including the Hispanic Corporate Achiever of the Year; Top 50 Business Women in New Jersey; and the Prominent Woman Award. Together, they co-authored The Team Game: How Your Business Can Dominate Year After Year, a playbook for building successful teams.

 

T=E x A+M (Talent = Energy x Attitude + Members)

John and Bellaria explain why teaming is so important to growing a business. It’s all about understanding your unique abilities and having team members to complement your weaknesses with their unique abilities. Yet, it can be hard for people to recognize where they're weak and have the confidence/vulnerability to own it and get help. John and Bellaria reveal how they approach this in coaching people, and dive into how to hire for teaming, and why hiring for diversity is more important than hiring superstars. They have strategies to encourage and manage the discomfort that is a part of working with people who have different perspectives, a unique take on accountability.

 

If you are ready to:

  • get buy-in from key decision makers on your next big idea

  • be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change

  • foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities…

Join us on LaunchStreet — gotolaunchstreet.com

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Email Tamara

John F. Bucsek

Bellaria Jimenez

The Team Game: How Your Business Can Dominate Year After Year,
by John F. Bucsek and Bellaria Jimenez

When Building A Team Think Diversity, Not Superstars,” by John F. Bucsek
and Bellaria Jimenez

Oct 22, 2019

It’s a common belief that good business strategy and tactics are what make you successful. Purdeep Sangha believes that’s not the whole truth — what makes us successful is consistently making better decisions and taking more effective action and he has just the strategies for us to reach our true potential and create the success we want.

 

Purdeep Sangha is known as “The Strategist and Mentor For Men In Business” and he focuses on teaching men in business how to gain control of their lives and unlock their full income potential. Purdeep uses his proprietary neuroscience system to help people elevate their thoughts, emotions, and energy to make better decisions and take more effective action.

 

Your business is a direct reflection of you and your internal state. Purdeep shares how he helps men work on their “inside game” as well as their “outside game” and the neuroscience behind why our emotions and beliefs play such a big part in making better decisions and taking more effective action. So, how do we deal with the habits that are holding us back? By focusing on the 3Cs — Clarity, Confidence and Control, and dealing with the ecosystem as a whole — our thoughts, emotions, and energy. Purdeep has some strategies to move away from the disempowering stories we tell ourself, and to turn them into empowering stories that will enable us to make better decisions and take effective action.

 

If you are ready to:

  • get buy-in from key decision makers on your next big idea

  • be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change

  • foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities…

Join us on LaunchStreet — gotolaunchstreet.com

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Burst of Innovation

Email Tamara

Purdeep Sangha

Purdeep Sangha on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

The Male Entrepreneur Podcast Men Who Win with Purdeep Sangha

Tesla

Train Your Brain: How to Build a Million Dollar Business in Record Time, by Dana Wilde

Inside LaunchStreet Podcast Episode 1847: “Think Your Way To Happiness and Success with Dana Wilde

Oct 18, 2019

There’s no denying that we live in an increasingly digital world where a lot of our communication takes place via text on screens, i.e. email. That’s why human connection is ever more important in helping us build those relationships. Steve Pacinelli has just the insights to share on how we can use videos to stand out in a cluttered inbox and rehumanize our businesses.

 

Steve Pacinelli is the Chief Marketing Officer of BombBomb, a tool that helps users create and send simple videos via email. As a Sales Manager, Vice President of Events, and the National Speaker for Realtor.com, Steve has immense experience in sales, marketing, and speaking, which he taps into to help people improve human connection. Recently, Steve co-authored the definitive guide to better business communication, Rehumanize Your Business, which explains how to dramatically improve relationships and results in your business through video.

 

What are we missing by communicating via email? It’s not just about conveying your tone to the other person, but also overcoming their current feelings at the time. Steve explains how BombBomb allows people to make email as warm and personal as a face-to-face meeting through connecting people, and rehumanizing business. We discuss how to harness video as a tool even in regular communication, and what makes video such a powerful tool to influence decisions — you can ignore text on a screen, but not a person. Steve shares some case studies of how videos help to make communication personal and human, and his tips and strategies for leveraging video to stand out and grab attention amidst all the distraction.

 

If you are ready to:

  • get buy-in from key decision makers on your next big idea

  • be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change

  • foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities…

Join us on LaunchStreet — gotolaunchstreet.com

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Innovation is Everybody's Business: How to Ignite, Scale, and Sustain Innovation for Competitive Edge, by Tamara Ghandour

BombBomb

Steve Pacinelli on LinkedIn

Rehumanize Your Business: How Personal Videos Accelerate Sales and Improve Customer Experience, by Ethan Beute and Stephen Pacinelli

Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Pink

Danny Doerksen, First BombBomb user to send 10,000 videos

Gary Vaynerchuk

Oct 15, 2019

More and more teams these days are virtual or a blend of full-time employees, part-time staff, and contractors spread out across the globe. The way we work today is drastically different than it was in the past, and outsourcing is something that’s become more and more a part of the modern business organization. Derek Gallimore joins me to shed some light on outsourcing, particularly as a complement to innovation.

 

Derek is the Founder of Outsource Accelerator, which as the 'Alibaba of outsourcing,' provides a gateway for businesses to connect with outsourcing suppliers. It lists about 700 outsourcing suppliers, and a wealth of other resources around outsourcing, including the Outsource Accelerator Podcast hosted by Derek. As a firm believer that outsourcing is one of the most potent and transformative business tools available today, Derek explains how it expands your talent pool to a more diverse workforce, and allows for a different type of collaboration and innovation.

 

In a globalized world with a globalized workforce, why should you limit yourself to just your geographic locale to find the right, qualified people you need? Derek explains why outsourcing can be transformative for your company, and some of the upsides and downsides to leading a team that is outsourced. We also dive into the importance of treating your outsourced talent as members of your team and how to integrate them into the culture of your company. Derek also shares some insights into which jobs to outsource and the best practices around including the outsourced team in the innovation process, although they are virtual. Building an international team with outsourced staff can actually help create a more solid foundation from which creativity and innovation can thrive and scale — curious how that works? Derek has the answers.

 

If you are ready to:

  • get buy-in from key decision makers on your next big idea

  • be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change

  • foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities…

Join us on LaunchStreet — gotolaunchstreet.com

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

IQE Assessment

Derek Gallimore

Outsource Accelerator

Outsource Accelerator Podcast

UpWork

Freelancer

Automattic

Wordpress

 

Oct 11, 2019

On this podcast, we talk a lot about how to have ideas and be more innovative. On the flip side, how you communicate, interact, and behave is also critical to getting your innovative ideas across. However, often when you have to think on your feet, you end up feeling like you haven’t said what you want to say, how you want to say it. Lucky for us, impromptu communication skills can be learned, and Jennifer Brown joins me on to teach us just that.

 

Jennifer runs The Engaging Educator and Fearless Winston Salem. Through both, she helps people bring out their best communication style and confidence. Since launching The Engaging Educator in 2012, she and her team have served 50,000 students, including working with companies such as Etsy, Food Network, and Duke University.

 

Part of being an innovator is being open to listening to other people, not just waiting to react. Jennifer shares why you should always give yourself the grace to take a moment to think about what you want to say and how you want to say it in an impromptu situation, and some of her favorite improv exercises to better your listening and communication skills. We also dive into the mind shift needed to move from using ‘Yes, and’ incorrectly to agree with everything, to using it to frame our disagreement to be more open to new ideas and innovation. Jennifer also teaches us how to how to recognize when we’re not being active listeners, and what we can do to address that.

 

If you are ready to:

  • get buy-in from key decision makers on your next big idea

  • be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change

  • foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities…

Join us on LaunchStreet — gotolaunchstreet.com

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jennifer Brown, The Engaging Educator

Jennifer Brown on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn

The Engaging Educator on Facebook

Think on Your Feet: Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Impromptu Communication Skills on the Job, by Jennifer Brown

Fearless Winston Salem

Innovation Is Everybody's Business: How to Ignite, Scale, and Sustain Innovation for Competitive Edge, by Tamara Ghandour

Teachers Dont Like Creative Students,” by Alex Tabarrok

Leading With A 'Yes, And,’” by Jennifer Brown for Forbes

Oct 8, 2019

What if I told you that action is NOT the way to build a business? What if I told you that it is possible to be more successful, just by thinking about it? That’s exactly what Dana Wilde teaches her tribe, and what’s more — she has the science and evidence behind how and why her method works.

 

Dana is the bestselling author of Train Your Brain, CEO of The Mind Aware, speaker and radio host. She grew her business from zero to a million dollars with over 60,000 followers on her email list in just 19 months, and she attributes her success to training her brain to think differently. Today, she focuses on helping business owners train their brains to set themselves up for and create success by focusing on mindset.

 

When it comes to growing your business, your mindset matters more than your actions and tactics. Dana shares how she realized this, and what the Reticular Activating System (RAS) has to do with your mindset. We talk through the “peacock feather” exercise, and Dana’s simple mantra to get started on changing your mindset. If you think that positive affirmations don’t work, Dana explains how the simple word ‘BUT’ can reframe your perceptions. Really, the key isn’t what you’re doing or not doing; it’s the story you’re telling yourself about it — change the narrative (and your mindset) around it, and change the outcomes. Dana breaks down the four-step process to get out of a negative state of mind and help yourself feel good and gives us a simple strategy for dealing with other people. Remember, every thought is making the case for us or against us.

 

If you are ready to:

  • get buy-in from key decision makers on your next big idea

  • be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change

  • foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities…

Join us on LaunchStreet — gotolaunchstreet.com

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

IQE Assessment

Dana Wilde

Train Your Brain, by Dana Wilde (Free Audiobook)

Train Your Brain University (Online Program)

Apple

Lou Tice

Oct 4, 2019

The U.S. Army is not really the place you would think of to find innovation, but at the Army Research Labs, it is an important part of their mission and how they operate. Innovation is infused into the DNA of the entire organization, and Dr. Philip Perconti joins me to share some insight into this unique part of the U.S. military.

 

Dr. Philip Perconti is the Director of the Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory (ARL). He has been doing research, working with the U.S. military for 39 years since enlisted in the Navy right out of high school. Today, he leads the Army’s corporate research laboratory which is responsible for foundational research to do with the U.S. Army, i.e. keeping our soldiers safe and give them the competitive advantage on the field.

 

How can you drive innovation across an organization as traditional and bureaucratic as the military? Dr. Perconti shares his vision for ARL and why the balance between short-term demands and long-term intention is so critical. He reveals more about the biggest challenges ARL faces in terms of talent acquisition, and how the unique model adopted by the ARL in fostering collaboration and partnerships to integrate with local communities to leverage and absorb as much of the culture in the national innovation hubs has been revolutionary to the organization. We also talk about the five core attributes of the ARL culture, why they picked them, and how Dr. Perconti ensures that they’re being implemented.

 

If you are ready to:

  • get buy-in from key decision makers on your next big idea

  • be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change

  • foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities…

Join us on LaunchStreet — gotolaunchstreet.com

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

IQE Pro Facilitator's Guide and Toolkit (Promo Code: InnovatorsRock)

Dr. Philip Perconti

U.S. Army

Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory (ARL)

ARL Locations

U.S. Army Futures Command

Oct 1, 2019

You’ve probably had the experience of working in a team where everyone’s energy made the task at hand feel fun and easy. On the flip side, you might have encountered working with people who just exude negative energy, and that makes everything a challenge. The truth is, energy has a lot to do with your business success. Chris Barez-Brown joins me to dive into how you can get your energy right, so you can get your extraordinary on.

 

Chris is the author of several books including Free! Love Your Work Love Your Life, Wake Up!, and Shine, and is the founder of Upping Your Elvis, a company dedicated to helping organizations become more energetic and collaborative to bring their extraordinary talents to life.

 

Modern business and human beings clash. Chris explains why he believes humans aren’t designed for business, and why businesses need more Elvises (high energy mavericks that break the rules and get things done). He shares some indicators that you have the right level of energy in the room, and some real-world tactics to change energy physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and to create engaged energy — energy that's sustainable to allow people to do proper work. We also break down how to deal with people with negative energy, why being in nature can help elevate your energetic state, and the importance of trust and vulnerability in solving problems.

 

If you are ready to:

  • get buy-in from key decision makers on your next big idea

  • be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change

  • foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities…

Join us on LaunchStreet — gotolaunchstreet.com

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

IQE Pro Facilitator's Guide and Toolkit

Chris Barez-Brown

Upping Your Elvis

Books by Chris Barez-Brown

Switch, by Dan and Chip Heath

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