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The Talent Magnet Institute is committed to developing leaders to succeed in relationships, work, community, and life: we’ll reframe what success means, and you’ll hear the personal stories of successful leaders from around the globe. From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, every guest has a unique story to tell and insights to bring. Discover how to achieve a new type of success that goes much deeper than profits: culture, talent, and holistic leadership.

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In this week’s episode, Becky Scheeler, VP of Client Engagement for Centennial Executive Search and Talent Strategy (TMI’s parent company) interviews her long-time mentor and friend Michael Glenn.  They met at Fidelity 30 years ago and still keep in touch, learn and grow from one another.  Here, they discuss real-life stories about conflict resolution and attributes every leader must have to succeed. In this episode, you will learn: 3 leadership tactics Mike used with Becky that shaped her future career potential (1:50)1 thing that managers hardly ever do but is the BEST tactic for keeping high potential talent (3:30)What coaching clients REALLY want to know when they hire you, and how to build trust (10:15) Invaluable leadership information, Mike shares his 3 variables for success that he has learned from decades of experience with leaders and organizations. (11:57)Mike is a master at helping organizations communicate more effectively, and he shares REAL-WORLD CONFLICT RESOLUTION tactics when culture becomes toxic. (14:00)He shares another story about proactive organizational design and how NOT to throw a new leader under the bus when entering a battlezone. (16:43)You will also hear about how Mike: Was asked to start a wellness program at Kellogg’s in the 80’s because of his love for running (21:43)How his faith has guided him to a successful career (26:07)Wisdom from hindsight: What he would do differently (27:39)“A really wise person once said, ‘The true value of a surgeon is not how well the surgeon cuts.  It’s how well the patient heals.’” Mike Glenn (28:35)Mike’s final words reflect on his desire to follow up on his clients better and to create a legacy with the help of the Talent Magnet Institute. #talentmagnetMichael Glenn#organizationaldevelopment#od#leadership#tactical#wisdom
This week, Mike talks to Cory Carlson, Executive Coach, Author and Speaker, about his recently published book, Win At Home First: An Inspirational Guide to Work-Life Balance.  As an Executive Coach, Cory has worked with many leaders. He says when his clients really get to the root of their leadership, it most commonly has to do with how well things are going at home.  Mike and Cory discuss: Cory’s journey that lead to his writing of the book and how being authentic was hard to do but made all the difference in his own growth (3:30)“Three Temptations” story that everyone needs to hear often to keep all parts of our lives in perspective (5:30)Two “breakdowns” that forced him to change the way he lives and views success (9:20)Cory shares his insight about symptoms of dysfunction and how to know when something is out of whack.  He says this can apply to anyone.  “We all go to where we get if home life is not going well then we’ll go to work (or volunteer too much)” (16:36)What’s REALLY keeping executives up at night is not what you think. (18:42)Mike and Cory agree that, “personal life counts so much more than professional life.” They talk about Their personal struggles with finding that harmony with work and family How HOME actually dictates success at work (not the other way around). (18:50)“You need to win at home first IN ORDER TO create capacity, create a position of margin in your life, so that when you go to the office you have empathy for others; so you can actually think creatively.” Cory Carlson (19:00)Hear about Cory’s proven tools for successful balance to help anyone (not just leaders) create “healthy rhythms” in their lives.  (22:50)They wrap up with a heartfelt message we all need to hear.  “It’s not just business.  We all have lives.”  (28:08) Balancing feels like a teeter totter: One side has to be up in the air while the other is down. But as Cory and Mike discuss, life is much more successful in the office, when our out-of-the-office lives are given the same care and attention.Win At Home First gives leaders unique tools and indicators to stay on track for better balance. #talentmagnet#worklifebalance#balanceCory CarlsonWin At Home First: An Inspirational Guide to Work Life Balance
Jessica Baron takes to the studio this week to interview one of Cincinnati’s unique leaders who is creating a huge impact here and in Nigeria.  Evans Nwankwo is the Founder and President of Megen Construction, and the Founder of Nuway Foundation.  In this multifaceted episode full of deep inspiration they discuss: Evans journey to the United States from Nigeria to attend collegeHow and why his plans changed drastically The fascinating story about how Nuway Foundation is making an impact in NigeriaHow they met through Bridges Of FaithEvans says of his journey, “Sometimes fate determines where you end up in life.”1:20Hear how he and his wife started Nuway Foundation and why Evans explains what they saw in Nigeria and how they got the courage to create change. (7:43)“I used to think, there’s all this oil wealth over there, and they can take care of themselves, but I think the big difference is leadership.” “It seemed so large a task, but we felt like if we could just make a difference in one person, that person can make a difference in others and you have this ripple effect.” Hear how Evans and his wife created Nuway and intentionally set out to provide 4 things that spells HOPE (8:54)Next Evans tells the story about The humble beginnings of Megen Construction in his basement (12:50)How he intentionally designed Megen to be a different construction company (14:11)How he landed the the construction of The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (15:08)“The thing that makes a difference to me, is how you connect uniquely to each project.” (15:36)“It’s not just about putting bricks and mortar together. The company that you choose will make this building what it is.” (15:55)Evans makes his construction projects of schools so unique his company is sought out for these projects.  Listen to the unique opportunities he has created for the builders and students to interact. (17:30)Switching gears, Jessica shares how she met Evans and the organization that brought them together, Bridges Of Faith.  Evans shares his continued involvement in the organization.  (20:16) “What you find in life is that we are all really the same, there are very little differences. This particular organization has really opened my eyes to other cultures and other faiths.” (23:02)#talentmagnetMegen ConstructionNuway FoundationEvans Nwankwo
Many of us are taught to avoid failure. However, as most leaders know, failure is necessary for success.  In this episode, Mike and Sarah Brown, Host and Owner of the Failing Forward Podcast, and Senior Director for Learning and Employee Engagement at Health Carousel, discuss true success in life and moving into deeper, more meaningful dialogue. They unveil: The story behind destigmatizing failure for Sara and why she started the Failing Forward Podcast (1:47)Her very personal relationship with alcoholism (4:25)Wisdom about success at work: it’s not the whole story (8:00)Sarah said she has picked up on what it takes to be truly successful with hosting her podcast and shares her 4 components of resilient people, she terms “HERO” (9:16)One reason Sarah says she started the podcast is because she believes we need to connect deeper.  She says, “We talk about nothing a lot...I like having those deeper conversations.” (17:20)  Mike and Sarah share stories about what success really looks like (19:04) “It’s messy”One of the most exciting moves for Sara is her offshoot podcast called, Failing Forward with Ados, teaching adolescents that failure is part of success as well as how to manage stress. (25:34)  Listen now to how and why she is so passionate about this subject.The last part of their conversation has great nuggets of wisdom! They discuss: Why EVERYONE needs coaching (not just for negative situations)Changing one’s ability to achieve success (29:15)The power of asking for help (31:43)How to “take your pace” (35:26)You can listen to Sara’s podcast Failing Forward at and find her on social media outlets at failforwardpod.#failforward @failforwardpod Sarah Brown Episode 1 with Tony Miller  Failing Forward Podcast Support Page
If you struggle with depression, anxiety, or addiction, especially as a successful business person, this podcast can save you, or someone you know.  This week Mike invites his close friend Trevor Steinhauser to the studio to discuss: mental health in the workplace, the stress of being a successor in family-owned businesses, being an empathetic employer, and bringing mental health out of the shadows, especially for leaders.  Trevor tells his story of being in a family business and how:Pushing through depression and anxiety was almost a deadly strategy to get through the day (7:20)The “demon inside” was consuming him and no one ever knew (8:35)Having the right people on their Board Of Directors saved their business and his life (32:50)Trevor shares his story of hitting his lowest point, how authorities saved his life, and how he now feels a duty to call mental health issues and addiction out of the shadows with his podcast called Stigmatized Podcast.  (31:00)He says, “It’s okay to not be okay” (29:50)Click here to listen to this powerful episode now!How we address mental health is a keystone of leadership in any organization, as Mike points out, “We need to care as employers, and that’s why we are covering this on the Talent Magnet Institute Podcast.” (31:15)“We need to lean in and step up...we need to not watch things happen.” (37:09)Mike and Trevor also discussTheir personal struggles with being a successor in a family-owned business (22:50)The most important quality in one friend that made a huge difference in Trevor’s recovery and smooth exit from the business (34:25)How leaders need to be bold about dealing with mental health in the workplace and be honest about issues of depression in the C-Suite (42:10)Trevor’s message is to break the stigma of mental health and addiction.  It is real.  It has no demographic boundaries.  There is hope, and a way out that is worth it.  Listen Now on Itunes or  AndroidPlease share this podcast.  You may know someone who is outwardly struggling, however most people never reveal what is really going on.  Sharing Trevor’s story could save someone’s life.  #stigmatized#mentalhealthawareness#talentmagnetTrevor SteinhauserThe Lindner Center Of Hope
In this episode, Mike talks to Laura Brunner, President and CEO of The Port, an economic development agency that initiates projects to improve property value and promote job creation throughout Hamilton County.  In this podcast, Mike and Laura discuss: How your home’s value is really measured (4:00)What The Port is doing to create inclusive capitalism in neighborhood redevelopment (9:40)The interesting story of how the historic Vernon Manor Hotel (where Rainman was filmed, among other claims to fame) was literally saved from the wrecking ball (9:48)How revitalization differs from gentrification, and how her team works with new residents and legacy residents to build a cohesive community (14:15). The importance of manufacturing opportunities in economic development. (17:06)Mike and Laura get more personal as they discuss work-life balance.  Laura shares her strategy for prioritizing opportunities as a community leader and learning to say “no” (21:34) and how to make the three “rings” of Career, Community Engagement, and Family overlap (25:49).They finish the episode with a meaningful conversation about how leaders need to “lean in.”Leaders need to be “conscious and aware that we can help our employees succeed in life, not just how can they benefit me as an employer.” (30:48)We need to “realize that in order for our society to be its most successful, we need everybody leaning in.” (33:09)Interested in reading up on the impact of economic development?  Laura recommends reading “A Prayer For The City” by Buzz Bissinger.  https://www.cincinnatiport.orgLaura BrunnerEpisode 17: Conscious Capitalism with Steve ShifmanEpisode 18: Becoming Fully Human with Dan HurleyEpisode 43: Creating A Marriage Strategy with Jackie BledsoeEpisode 55: Exclusive vs. Inclusive Capitalism with Ed Rigaud
This week’s episode our guest host, Jessica Baron, Executive VP of Talent Search for Centennial Inc (Talent Magnet Institute’s parent company) conducts an engaging discussion with Kristen Schlotman, the Executive Director of Film Cincinnati.  Jessica and Kristen share interesting stories of movie stars and movie sets to be sure, however, the lessons to be learned for leaders in this discussion are woven in.  You will learn: How a midwestern city can become one of the biggest destinations for filmmaking and its economic impact (6:44)How to develop a win-win opportunity even when the legislature is involved (9:18)How flexibility in business thinking creates even more opportunities and opens doors (especially when deals fall through) (12:25)You’ll also hear some fascinating stories on and off the set like: The powerful experience Kristen has had working with directors like Don Cheadle and Emilio Estevez in their “zone” (19:47)Kristen’s quote from Cate Blanchett about Cincinnati (21:19)Ewan McGregor’s first-ever major league baseball game (22:00)The most interesting parts of this episode are the relevant and universal lessons about business such as: How to retain talent and build value in your location, especially when bigger cities seem to call away all your best candidates (28:30)The art of attracting recent grads as well as world-renowned cinematographers (26:24)Kristen’s #1 leadership lesson for any business leader listening (40:00).This episode will surprise you.  Be sure to listen, and then share comments about your biggest take-aways. Chamber of Commerce Leadership Cincinnati USA#leadership#poweroffilm#flexibilityinleadership#retainingtalent#attractingtalent
If you have ever seen The Lion King either on screen or on stage, you know Mufasa as the father with much wisdom to impart to his son.  In this podcast episode, Alton Fitzgerald White, who played the role of Mufasa on Broadway 4,308 times shares his personal brand of wisdom for success.  In his book “My Pride: Mastering Life’s Daily Performance,” Alton shares his philosophy on how to how to avoid burnout by tapping into your inner resources to bring renewed joy every day. He and Mike talk about: The empowering moment Alton realized he had a gift, and the beginning of his leadership journey to use it to power good (3:59)The power in knowing what you don’t know and how to ask for help (6:38) “It's okay to not know.  That’s the first step in becoming a master of anything.” The “recipe for disaster” many leaders unknowingly create for themselves (12:26)Click here to listen on iTunes  I Heart Radio   AndroidAlton also shares his personal philosophy about self-care for high-performing people (12:26), including: His foundational practice that “levels his head” (13:20)His suggestions for finding balance as a leader (13:40)The one thing he realized about life that helped him step up to his big role (16:00)He says “Life is cumulative...if you allow the flow of life (experience) to happen, then you can use everything you’ve ever been through in the present moment.” (19:25) In other words, you are not the same person you were yesterday, last week, or last year; build on that cumulative wisdom.Mike also shares profound lessons he has learned while up-leveling himself to become President of Centennial and Founder of Talent Magnet Institute, including how he disconnects in order to stay focused. (23:50)  The conversation shifts to interesting insight Alton has about diversity and inclusion in the theatre as well as how that spills into life inside and outside the traditional workplace. (30:13) They discuss: How business suffers from opting out of diversity and inclusion (34:03)What every leader NEEDS to hear about keeping the status quo  (34:40)Staying courageous.  He says “Be afraid but do it anyway.” (38:29)Click here to listen on iTunes  I Heart Radio   AndroidBe sure to give us a shout with a comment on what your biggest aha moment was from this episode!  This is a great one to SHARE on social media with friends and colleagues.  Check out his book and other information at https://altonfitzgeraldwhite.comAlton’s Tedx Talk Broadway Series #16 #talentmagnet#balance#avoidingburnout#leadershipwisdom#keepingitreal
Discover Luke Dooley's insightful perspective on the impact of the entrepreneur. In this Talent Magnet Institute Podcast episode, Mike talks to Luke Dooley about the challenges of being a successful entrepreneur and how to navigate life as a business owner successfully. Luke is the President of OCEAN Programs. Through their events, training, accelerator, and tribe, OCEAN Programs teaches, mentors, and invests in entrepreneurs who have faith in God and a passion for success. The 5th Annual OCEAN Conference, an event that brings entrepreneurs together for faith, connection, and learning, will be held on October 11 and 12, 2019.Mike and Luke discuss the bravery element of entrepreneurship.  You will learn: The 1 thing that the entrepreneur must have to succeed.  (2:30) The key impact entrepreneurs almost never consider when going into business (3:32)How entrepreneurs are changing the status quo in work and the world (5:02)The 4 elements needed to stay excited about work and avoid burnout (26:50)Click To Listen on iTunes I Heart Radio or Android NowThis intimate conversation gets to the heart of what being an entrepreneur means for them on a bigger scale.  Both being entrepreneurs, they share their insights, struggles and lessons learned.  If you have your own business or are thinking about starting one, listen in for Mike and Luke’s insights on:How to reframe failure when it happens (31:40)The definition of working from “a place of rest” and how that isn’t as counterintuitive as it sounds (20:18)What “tools” to carry with you as a leader, and what to let go of (16:25)Why you should get excited about being an entrepreneur despite the challenges you face (34:57)OCEAN offers training for entrepreneurs that is different from other business training. In addition to tactical training, OCEAN provides opportunities to connect, learn, and integrate the hearts of emerging entrepreneurial leaders so they don’t get trapped in isolation that often happens with business owners. Click To Listen on iTunes I Heart Radio or Android NowIf you enjoyed listening to this conversation, please leave a comment on the podcast here.  Tell us what your biggest takeaways were.  These comments really help us continue the conversations that are most important to YOU.  #OCEANconference2019#TalentMagnetInstitute
In this Talent Magnet Institute Podcast episode, Mike talks to Jodi Brandstetter, Chief Talent Strategist at Lean Effective Talent Strategies and founder of Talent Acquisition Evolution, an event designed to bring Talent Acquisition professionals together to network, learn, and elevate the future of talent acquisition.  In this podcast Mike and Jodi discuss: Why Jodi believes that awesome recruiters really can save the worldThe “secret sauce” in recruiting (4:11)How a recruiter can make or break your internal brand (5:00)Why candidate experience matters to business success in the short term and the long term (15:30)3 ways to increase your talent pool significantly that probably never crossed your mind (20:02)Click Here To Listen on iTunes NowMike got a preview of Jodi’s masterfully planned event, Talent Acquisition Evolution, which takes place on September 4th, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  It is sold out, but you can get highlights by joining the Talent Acquisition Evolution Facebook group where she will be posting key takeaways from this year’s amazing line up (9:15). The theme is Innovation.  “You will be able to take information and put it into action immediately,” said Jodi.  Jodi and Mike also share these keys to success: 3 soft skills that amazing recruiters possess (do you have them?) (24:08)How to beat technology and make it work FOR you, not replace you (27:15)The most powerful 5 minute message that led to Jodi’s “aha” moment about how talent acquisition can be a positive force in the world (30:15)How to know when you NEED to call an expert Talent Acquisition firm to help you (34:30)If you love talent acquisition as much as these two, please leave a comment on the podcast here.  These reviews really help us continue the conversations that are most important to YOU.  #TalentAcquisitionEvolution#TalentMagnetInstituteSummer Crenshaw ( Sackett Author of Talent Fix Stacy Zapar Matt AdamRobin Throckmorton Seth ClydeMike Sipple, Jr. Kevin St. CyrKevin GrossmanJames Marable
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