TBLP099 | Paul Burns: Social Media Leader

A seasoned and passionate senior executive with over a decade of experience building and leading high-performance teams both locally and internationally.

That is how you will see Paul Burns. 

But outside Twitter, Paul is a simple guy, married for fifteen years and has two young sons. He loves music, running, and snowboarding.

In today’s episode, Edwin and Paul dive deep on what Twitter is and how it helped connect business leaders to their team members.

Not only that, you will hear Paul sharing his most difficult decisions from being a rookie executive to now a business leader.

Lastly, listen as what two qualities you must possess to emerge as a business leader.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Twitter as an operating system for culture
  • Paul’s role in growing Twitter’s reach in Canada
  • How Paul grow as a leader by being uncomfortable
  • The definition of hindsight, foresight, and insight according to Paul
  • Pros and Cons of self-promotion in a business organization
  • Arrogance or Confidence; a critical character that one must have in an organization
  • Two challenges faced by a business leader
  • As an emerging leader, listen to what Paul has to say in leading people

Links

Reading List

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.

TBLP098 | Bob Pickard: Reputation Leader

Today on the show, we have Bob Pickard, Principal of Signal Leadership Communication Inc., a social public relations consultancy exclusively serving senior executives dealing with digital disruption.

Outside the PR world, Bob is a busy dad raising two young children in Canada. He lived overseas for 20 years in Asia, in places like Japan, Korea, and Singapore.

Edwin and Bob talked about the role of PR in the digital age.

They dive deep on the topics of why it is important for a CEO to have social media presence especially at times of crisis.

You will also hear them talk in-depth about why PR is not just about making you popular but more importantly it is for you to build your image

Lastly, hear Bob provide you with actionable steps for your PR efforts and be a leader in your emerging industry.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Why Signal Leadership Communication Inc. focused to serve only company’s CEO
  • Top two social media platform for CEOs
  • PR People who are clickers Vs. Senior Practitioner of the craft
  • Listen how Bob was able to help KIA Motors to go from a reputation of being a maker of cheap cars to becoming one of the most reliable car brands
  • Why being a great communicator is important for Leaders
  • Is social media a key to a leader’s growth
  • The difference between “Image” and “Reputation”
  • Two kinds of reputation

Links

Reading List

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.

TBLP097 | Jon Vroman: Front Row Leader

You have to be a family man with business and never a businessman with a family. It is one guiding principle that Jon Vroman, the Founding Owner of Front Row Foundation imbibes in his personal as well as business life.

In his former life, he used to be living a life of anyone’s dream – earning big and lots of money, trips everywhere, good company, cool boss and fancy dinners. But along the way, it dawned on him that his life has more to it than what he is already enjoying.

Now, Jon is a father and a husband. His primary objective is to serve his wife Tatiana and his two boys Tiger and Ocean. They live in Austin, Texas. Jon also runs a dad’s group called Front Row Dads for high performing entrepreneurial type of guys that are family men.

Listen to Von as he shares many life-lessons on his way to founding the Front Row Foundation.

Look forward to hearing how he survived insurmountable odds and overcame it.

Be transported back to that very core of yourself and learn to appreciate what Von says about it.

You will be amazed at how he successfully looked inward to find that meaning in life and eventually went outward to share his blessings to the world.

Don’t miss a bit of what he says because every bit of word is fully packed with wisdom and a deep sense of understanding of his own life and others as well.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Jon sharing what Front Row Foundation is all about and its mission
  • What led him to start the Front Row Foundation
  • The unique ways of contributing goodness to charities and to the whole world
  • How he overcomes the unthinkable challenges he went through
  • The many life-lessons he’s had pursuing his dream
  • Why do you need affirmation, good friends, mentors, therapists and coaches
  • The value of gratitude and its rewards
  • One unique actionable step to make a difference in your 8 most important people in life

Links

Reading List

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.

TBLP090 | Alexander Lvovich: Auto Industry Leader

With the growing popularity of other car brands, how does Volvo remains on top of the game? Automotive is one of the most competitive industry in the world, yet Volvo finds its success secret sauce.

Today on the show, Edwin sat down with Alexander Lvovich, Managing Director of Volvo Canada, to get a peek into the future of Volvo, take a piece of his brain to see what lies ahead of the famous car brand and get nuggets of wisdom that you can practice while growing as a business leader.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Why Volvo is still the leading European car brand in the world
  • Over the years, it has been known to be the safest car in the world. Listen to Alex as he tells us the latest technology of Volvo
  • With the automotive industry so competitive, how does Volvo stayed innovative and ahead of other brands
  • The three difficult things that Alex learned to help him grow as a strong business leader
  • Alex recounting experiences that he made a bad decision and affected the business operations

Links

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.

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

Links

Reading List

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

Links

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.

TBLP085 | Anil Gupta: Relationships and Happiness Leader

What is your mission in life? For Anil Gupta, Mindset Expert at Anil Gupta Workshops, it is to reach a billion people by December 31, 2020.  His mission is to inspire, move, and touch people. He lived by a quote from Steve Martin, “Be so great that you cannot be ignored.”

In this episode, Edwin and Anil talked about how forgiveness can give your freedom, why some people are comfortable about being uncomfortable and uncomfortable about being uncomfortable and also how to properly do the Gratitude Exercise.

Do not miss this episode!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Anil taking us back on the time when he met Tony Robbins and got a chance to work with him
  • What is the turning point for Anil to become a coach
  • Listen to Anil’s story on how he went from being broke to being an abundant man
  • What is “The G3”, and how it can make a difference in your everyday life
  • The Gratitude Exercise; how, when and where to do it
  • Why miscommunication is the number one challenge facing the future business leaders
  • Health and foster new relationships; why they are the most important factor a young leader must nurture

Links

Reading List

  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • Immediate Happiness: Be Happy NOW Using Practical Steps with Immediate Proven Results by Anil Gupta

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.

TBLP084 | Daniel Marquez: Innovation Technology Leader

Daniel Marquez is the Technology Strategy Senior Manager in Accenture. His role comprises two main areas of responsibility, one which is client-centric, and the other which is focused on the development of the Strategy practice.

Outside of work, Dan is a hardcore geek. He is geeky from movies to books. Dan played a lot of board games and an escape room master. Dan is also a new dad to Maddie and a loving husband to wife Erica.

In this episode, Edwin and Daniel sat down to discuss the topic of loyalty at work, his plans on being a leader in the technology field and his role in Accenture that will help it to be a fantastic organization. Tune in and enjoy the episode.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • The role of Accenture, through the Innovation Fellowship Program, to help companies change from being fine to amazing
  • Dan’s second hat as CEO of University Consulting Group doing pro-bono strategy works
  • How to recognize if a company or organizations are doing something wrong and that it’s time to innovate and change faster
  • Where the problem lies why companies get stuck
  • Dan discussed the right way of moving forward
  • Learn how business leaders could cope in dealing with in today’s business landscape of increasing disruption
  • Three pieces of advice for people who are shaping their careers and want to capture all unanticipated opportunities
  • What helps Dan in building a career in the leadership technologies
  • The key to Dan’s success as a business leader
  • Dan’s thought process on loyalty, work relationships and decisions on career move or moving to other company
  • How to get authentic, honest feedback at work that helps Dan continue to grow as a business leader

Links

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.

TBLP083 | Thomas Jankowski: Digital Currency Leader

Consider this episode as Cryptocurrency 101 for beginners. Today, Thomas Jankowski, Chief Digital & Growth Officer at Coinsquare sat down with Edwin to discuss what is the buzz about digital currency.

Thomas who is a reader and enjoys sailing in his spare time discussed Coinsquare and its future goal. He explains the concept of cryptocurrency and how we can use it for payment. This is one episode you do not want to miss. Tune in and be a digital currency starter.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Coinsquare as Canada’s leading cryptocurrency exchange and its future goals and plans to become a trusted place for all things crypto and all things digital currency
  • Tom explain his unique thoughts about cryptocurrency revolutionizing the payment system and more
  • How Tom become a better business leader in a fast-paced ever-changing world
  • A strategy that Tom used to led FlightNetwork (his previous company) to succeed in its fast expansion internationally
  • The importance of listening to others, keeping an open mind and lowering our egos according to Tom
  • Tips on how to empower your team and encourage creative thinking
  • Guidance versus mentorship as preferred by Tom

Links

Reading List

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.

TBLP082 | Dr. Brynn Winegard: Business Brain Expert

In this episode, Edwin sat down with Dr. Brynn Winegard is an award-winning professor, speaker, and expert. Brynn completed her formal education in Neuroscience, Psychology, Marketing, and Strategy (HSBc, MBA, Ph.D.), coupled with over a decade in corporate marketing working for big companies.

Can business and brain Science merge? Find out in today’s episode as Dr. Winegard talked about her interests in neuroscience, psychology, and marketing. She also shares how she comes up with her tagline “Building Better Business Brains”. Listen and enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Dr. Winegard’s project that stems on the notion that you literally become what you thought (like you can believe yourself into better fitness, better health, and better outcomes)
  • The neuroscience behind our gut feeling
  • Discover how our brains can help us create an external environment that is conducive to achieving our goals
  • How to develop a “believing brain”
  • Winegard’s transition from corporate marketing into building her own proprietary company
  • The thought process that she used to see her full potential and realize that it’s time to move on
  • Advantages of having our brain take a rest on our performance

Links

Reading List

  • From Good to Great by Scott Brouwer
  • Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

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 the air and answer it there.

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