TBLP088 | Bob Moore: Leading with Empathy

Is it possible to lead with empathy?

For Bob Moore, Axis Country Manager, it is.

In today’s episode, Edwin and Bob dive deep on the topic of leading with empathy. Bob shared his early days when he was proud and resisting help from others. He eventually realizes that he cannot do everything on his own.

You must be asking, how he turned everything around? With the help of books about famous leaders’ autobiographies. He discovers their hardships before reaching their status. Through this reading, realized that life is a continuous improvement.

There is a lot of nuggets of wisdom from this episode so be sure not to miss this one!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • What lessons Bob learned from making a hard decision
  • Why is it important to listen to your inner voice when you are an emerging leader
  • How Bob overcome his flaws as a leader
  • Hear what Bob has to say about the future with Artificial Intelligence
  • What one characteristic you must have as a business leader
  • For people starting a career, find out what is the number one criteria when you join an organization

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Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP087 | Ferhan Bulca: Leadership Through Transparency

Ferhan Bulca (PhD, P.Eng) is a seasoned intrapreneur, delivering multimillion-dollar projects that opened up new markets for companies in medical devices, aerospace, software, and manufacturing. When he is not working, he loves a few things. He does too much sports these days. Ferhan consolidated down to squash and scuba diving. 

Today Edwin will talk to Ferhan, a rocket scientist that turned into a business person. They dive deep on the future of AI, how can this affect the current workforce and why you should not be afraid of it.

Plus, Ferhan shared nuggets of wisdom for emerging business leader. How you grow as a leader and nurture relationships with your team members.

And don’t forget, he will also talk about how he manages to get through tough decisions by following two ways of assessing the situation and himself.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Why is transparency important in leadership
  • Hear Ferhan sharing stories of making difficult decisions that made him a better business leader
  • The two ways Ferhan do to assess himself before jumping into big decision making
  • What you have to do once you find yourself losing interest in your job or company
  • Ferhan’s three guiding principles when joining a new organization

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Thanks to DJ Dopey, one of Toronto’s top DJ’s, 2003 DMC World Champion, for providing the fresh new intro music, the track is called “Got To Be“.

Thanks to our wonderful episode sponsors

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe on your favourite network.

I would love to hear from you, feel free to leave me a message, question, or comment.  If I can, I will play it on air and answer it there.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP044 | Sheetal Jaitly: Start With An Entrepreneurial Mindset

Sheetal Jaitly is the Founder and CEO at TribalScale, a software design and development company in Toronto.  Sheetal is a 13 year veteran of the tech industry. In the late 90’s Sheetal worked in mobile right out of high school where he was part of the Palm Pilot launch with USRobotics in Canada.

When Sheetal joined Xtreme Labs, as the Director of Business Development for Media, he quickly expanded the Media vertical for the organization and became a well-known figure within the industry.

As Xtreme was acquired by Pivotal Software, he expanded his reach as he took Telecommunications and IoT under his belt. In his current role as CEO of TribalScale, Sheetal is applying his business development skills to quickly scale the young IoT and mobile development company.

Outside of his day-to-day role, Sheetal is an avid investor in the technology space as well as a volunteer and member on the BoD for the Ontario Association of Food Banks.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • How selling photocopiers door-to-door helped him grow
  • What it meant to be a thought leader within the media vertical
  • Why he saw the acquisition from Pivotal Labs as an opportunity to grow
  • How they are growing and leading TribaScale at a rapid pace

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Thanks for taking the time to listen.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a comment, I would love to hear from you.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP043 | Dalia Asterbadi: Learn to Conquer Challenges

Dalia Asterbadi hails from a family of technology entrepreneurs. Dalia is the CTO of Verve.ai, Chief Data Scientist at JONES and Chair of CriticalStateLabs, focused in machine learning and augmented intelligence since 2012.

As a respected marketing technologist and inventor of a patented augmented intelligence platform, she believes in pioneering the democratization of data science.

Based in Toronto, she is committed to enabling Canadian startups to make a dent in the technology and business ecosystem through collaboration and value creation.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Why real insight needs to come in the form as a surprise
  • The challenges growing an agency
  • Why he believes in multiple revenue streams
  • What he learned from an acquisition

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Thanks for taking the time to listen.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a comment, I would love to hear from you.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP025 | Farhan Thawar: Building Together is Genius

Farhan Thawar is the CTO and Co-Founder of a Helpful.com. Most recently he was the CTO, Mobile at Pivotal and the VP of Engineering at Pivotal Labs.

Farhan is best known for scaling Xtreme Labs from 10 to 350 people and building the most popular mobile apps in the world.  He is an avid writer and speaker and was named one of Toronto’s 25 most powerful people.

Prior to Xtreme, Farhan held senior technical positions at Achievers, Microsoft, Celestica and Trilogy.

Farhan completed his MBA in Financial Engineering at Rotman and Computer Science/EE at Waterloo.

 

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • The  experience growing Xtreme Labs from 10 to 350 people and building the most popular mobile apps in the world
  • The benefits of paired growing and the best practices to managing it successfully
  • Mobile and the enterprise, what is missing
  • How the acquisition of Xtreme Labs by Pivotal helped change his leadership style
  • How businesses can utilize AI for talent selection and how it will impact future jobs
  • Some leadership myths not to follow

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Thanks for taking the time to listen.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a comment, I would love to hear from you.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.

TBLP004 | Paul Teshima: Company Culture Trumps Strategy

Paul is the CEO and Co-founder of Nudge.ai, a modern sales platform that uses artificial intelligence to provide sales teams with actionable insights on their target customers.

He is a successful technology executive who has run Services, Customer Success, Account Management, Support and Product Management teams.

As part of Eloqua’s executive team, Paul helped lead the company from $0 to over $100 million in revenue, then through IPO and a successful acquisition for $957 million by Oracle.

He’s a firm believer that company culture trumps strategy every time, and that storytelling is an essential part of creating a business. He has a successful track record as a leader with a strong focus on sales and customer engagement.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Why he is leading Nudge with a product first strategy
  • Hear his personal experience taking Eloqua to $100M
  • His thoughts on the difference between great managers and great leaders
  • Why he believes culture trumps strategy and  betting on people
  • What is the biggest thing he learned from taking a company public
  • Why it’s important to have a Customer Success Manager first
  • How he is finding work-life balance while running a startup
  • What he does when he finds awesome talent
  • How you get your team to ask you the right questions

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Thanks for taking the time to listen.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a comment, I would love to hear from you.

This podcast is produced by Slingshot VoIP, a business telecommunications leader.