April 23, 2017

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Leadership Interviews

Retellable. Interview with Jay Golden


How Your Essential Stories Unlock Power and Purpose

Published on April 08 2017
Jay Golden, founder Retellable - TotalPicture Radio interview with Peter ClaytonJay Golden

"The ability to find, shape, and share your own most essential stories -- told one-to-one or one to many -- is one of your greatest assets as a leader." Jay Golden

"As a recruiter you are more than just a 'closer.' You have to create connection, deeply understand your candidates, and draw them along on an inspiring journey. And you represent the core culture of your company in a way that no one else quite can. As such, a well-honed collection of stories will be a critical resource for your success."

Jay Golden is an author, entrepreneur, and storytelling coach. Since founding Wakingstar (now Retellable) in 2009, Jay has crafted stories, led trainings, and coached leaders for clients such as Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, the Rainforest Action Network, and Esalen Institute.

Not only is his company called Retellable he has written a book called Retellable, How Your Essential Stories Unlock Power and Purpose.

I met Jay through Jonathan Duarte the founder of GO Jobs and the GoBe bot, and Rob Kelly, CEO of Ongig. And of course, you'll find links to their stories on the sidebar.

According to Jay, "If you are shifting a paradigm, innovating as an entrepreneur, or guiding a team, you can benefit from a treasury of essential stories that you love to tell-and can adapt for different audiences and for different purposes. The key is to have a stash of core, Retellable stories."

Welcome to a Leadership Channel podcast on TotalPicture Radio, I'm your host, Peter Clayton, and joining me today is Jay Golden. In retrospect, I'm not sure if this was an interview or a therapy session. You decide.


Leadership Interview -Joe Apfelbaum, CEO Ajax Union


How to Grow from Average Joe to CEO

Published on February 16 2017
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Joe Apfelbaum is the CEO and co-founder of Ajax Union, a digital marketing agency based in Brooklyn, New York. He is a public speaker, certified Google Trainer, and published business author. Joe enjoys speaking and writing about a broad range of business topics in his seminars, webinars and articles. He is the host of the popular podcast CEO Mojo and is the producer of GrowTime.tv.

Joe is a member of the Board of Directors of the Entrepreneurs Organization in Brooklyn, a group with over 11,000 CEO's and a contributing member of the INC Business Owners Council, a community of the fastest growing companies in the United States.

Hello and welcome to a Leadership Channel podcast on TotalPicture Radio. I'm your host, Peter Clayton, on location today in Brooklyn, visiting with Joe Apfelbaum the CEO of Ajax Union. One of the fastest growing businesses in the U.S. until it wasn't. On purpose.

Ajax Union provides companies with expert Lead Generation, Ecommerce, and Digital Awareness Campaigns. Last year, he cut his company from three offices and over 1,000 clients, to ONE office and 30 clients. Have a listen to this podcast and you'll find out why.


Actionable Conversations - Jean Brown, Communications Consultant


If your company thinks annual performance reviews and occasional offsites will retain your top performing millennials, think again.

Published on February 14 2017
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I first met Jean Brown, communications expert, partner with New York City based MacKenzie Brown, LLC almost seven years ago. She contributed to George Bradt's book, Onboarding. (See the sidebar for a link to that podcast). Jean coaches senior executives, managers, and partners of many Fortune 500 companies and law firms.

Welcome to a Learning & Development Leadership Channel Podcast on TotalPicture Radio. I'm your host, Peter Clayton.

We all know that millennials want more: More development, more training, more feedback and honest communication from their companies. And more personal guidance from their managers. The annual review and occasional offsite won't cut it. Not with top performers. Not with those employees you really need to engage - and keep. That's what we're going to address today.


Eva Ho - Early Stage VC - Overcoming Adversity


"It wasn't until my early thirties that I realized I could stop trying to survive, that I could actually live"

Published on February 09 2017
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Last month I interviewed Jason Nazar (co-founder of Comparably), and learned about his Co-entrepreneur in Residence for the City of Los Angeles, Eva Ho. Once I learned more about Eva, I reached out and asked her to speak with me here on TotalPicture Radio, and was thrilled when she accepted!

Eva Ho has an amazing story. She was born in China, spent part of her youth in Mozambique, and moved with her family to a housing project in Boston when she was only seven. By eleven, she was keeping the books for her family's restaurant.

Today, she is Board Member California Community Foundation, Board Member Ocean Conservancy, Angel Investor, board member and mentor with many non-profit organizations.

Eva graduated from Harvard University, has an MBA from Cornell University, has worked as Senior Product Marketing Manager at Google, and VP Marketing & Operations at Factual.

Currently, Eva is working on launching a new $40M seed fund to be announced soon. Prior, she was a founding General Partner at Susa Ventures, an early stage technology fund investing in entrepreneurs building products, technologies and tools that create, capture, distribute and leverage proprietary and unique data.

Welcome to a Leadership Channel podcast on TotalPicture Radio. I'm your host Peter Clayton. I'm joined by my special guest, Eva Ho.


Michael Lee Stallard - Connection Culture


The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work

Published on January 19 2017
Michael Stallard President of E Pluribus Partners and Primary Author of Connection Culture - TotalPicture Radio interview with Peter ClaytonMichael Lee Stallard

A 2016 Gallop report, How Millennials Want to Work and Live, revealed that "only 29% of millennials are engaged at work, with the remaining 71% either not engaged or actively disengaged. What's more, six in 10 millennials say they're open to different job opportunities, and only 50% plan to be with their company one year from now."

"Millennial workers currently make up 38% of the U.S. workforce. Some estimate that they will make up as much as 75% of it by 2025." If you work in HR or recruiting, I'm sure these statistics are no surprise to you. Engagement is not much better with Gen X or Baby Boomers.

Another 2016 study, titled Data Proves that Culture, Values, and Career are Biggest Drivers of Employment Brand, Josh Bersin writes; "...detailed analysis of Glassdoor data among more than 6,000 companies and 2.2 million employees... If you consider 'Would you recommend your company as a place to work?' as a NetPromoter question from all these employees, by far the biggest work factor related to employment brand is 'culture and values.'"

He continues, "An employee's rating of 'culture and values' is 4.9 times more predictive of a company recommendation than salary and benefits. The second most important factor is 'career opportunities,' which is 4.5 more important than salary and benefits."

Welcome to a Leadership Channel podcast on TotalPicture Radio. I'm your host Peter Clayton. Joining me is Michael Stallard President of E Pluribus Partners and Primary Author of Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy and Understanding at Work


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