TBLP108 | Taylan Pince: Disruptive Business Leader

Are you an emerging leader who is having trouble to delegate?

In this episode, Edwin sat down with Taylan Pince, Mobile Team Lead and CEO at Hipo, an organization that helps disruptive startups and small businesses create meaningful products and services.

When Taylan is not busy growing Hipo, you can find him spending time with his four-year old daughter.

Apart from family life, he loves to read Sci-Fi books, is passionate about physical activity, and loves to tinker to hardware stuff.

Today, you will hear him delve into topics about productivity, delegation, and his future plans for Hipo.

Also, you will discover what kind of disease he caught because of too much stress and what he did about it.

In addition, listen to actionable steps he shared with Edwin regarding hiring remote team members and interns.

Lastly, find out how you can grow as a business leader by mastering the art of delegation.

Listen to this episode, and you will learn why you should delegate until it hurts.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Taylan’s main focus on their company now compared to eight years ago
  • What’s most important when choosing a stakeholder in the business
  • The biggest challenge in Taylan’s life because of a disease caused by stress
  • How Taylan learn the art of effective delegation
  • Taylan’s best practices on managing his remote team
  • What is the key learning for Taylan in managing team members that are working remotely
  • The challenges of handling a remote team and how Taylan overcome it
  • How Taylan keep harmony between work and family life
  • Different ways on how Taylan promote work-life balance to his team members
  • How Hipo develop successful training for junior members of the company

Links

Reading List

  • New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson

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.

TBLP107 | Ann Cavoukian: Privacy By Design Expert

Do you know what forms the foundation of our freedom?

Listen to this episode to find out.

Today we have Ann Cavoukian, former 3-Term Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, and currently Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, leading the Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.

Ann sat down with Edwin to talk about the importance of ensuring the future generation’s freedom.

Not only that, you will hear Ann talk about AI.

She dived deep on why AI is a hot topic now and is there a basis that this is something to be scared about.

Lastly, hear Ann’s advice to business leaders about privacy.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • When privacy became a huge growing issue and why it’s very important
  • How to gain a competitive advantage by implementing privacy in your business
  • Privacy by design – how it became part of the biggest law globally and how companies can be certified with it
  • How people and businesses can raise their awareness of privacy
  • Why some people think privacy is dead plus the evolution of the decentralized model of data collection and privacy engineering
  • Why AI ethics is such a hot topic
  • Building trust and a positive relationship with your customers using privacy
  • What is a Data Map and its benefits in your business
  • Advice on business leaders regarding privacy

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.

TBLP105 | Adrian Salamunovic: Public Relations Leader

Did the idea of elegant parties, open bars 
and circulate with the rich and famous sound like a PR to you? Think again, as we have on the show, Adrian Salamunovic.

He is the co-author of FREE PR, founder of Earned.co, a public speaker, startup advisor, investor, and PR expert who’s passionate about helping entrepreneurs reach mainstream success using the power of earned media.

You will hear Adrian share how you can use the power of free PR using the media, podcasts, television, print, publications, digital to get your word out for free.

Not only that, get to discover how you as an emerging business leader can build an internal PR team.

Lastly, discover the actionable steps that you can do to reach a wider audience through  FREE PR.

This is one episode you do want to miss!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • How Adrian helps companies have their own in-house free PR
  • The value and power of having an in-house PR
  • Three stages to incorporate PR in your company
  • PR for podcasters
  • A great strategy for someone who wants to be a thought leader
  • Comfort as the enemy of success and what’s the key for long-term success
  • E-courses as the best learning tool to upscale your career and/or business
  • Two powerful hacks that Adrian do to be an effective leader, mentor, and entrepreneur
  • Passion and having positive energy as the best leadership quality
  • One actionable PR hack that you can do to increase traffic to your site

Links

Reading List

  • Play Bigger: How Rebels and Innovators Create New Categories and Dominate Markets by Al Ramadan, Dave Peterson, Christopher Lockhead, Kevin Maney
  • The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life by Todd Herman
  • Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins
  • Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin

 

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.

TBLP104 | Michael Denham: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Leader

Are there ways to help connect corporate Canada to innovators and entrepreneurs?
This question has been on Michael Denham’s mind for a long time. In this conversation, you will discover the answer to that.
Michael is the President & CEO of BDC, Canada’s only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. He is the driver of the organization’s positioning as the number one ally of Canadian entrepreneurs.
Michael is born and bred a Torontonian, moved to Montreal, back in 2001. His work experience started at McKinsey in Toronto. Michael also worked at Bombardier in the early two thousand. He had a long stretch at Accenture where he was the president of Accenture’s business in Canada. About four years ago, he started at BDC, the business development bank of Canada.
When Michael is not working, he likes to spend time with his three boys. He still plays hockey a couple of times a week. He was also the chairman of the kids’ school for a number of years; he is on the foundation board of one large hospital in Montreal.
In today’s episode, Michael discussed how BDC supports Canadian companies in scaling up and becoming meaningful global export-oriented businesses.
Further, find out the challenges start-ups face, and how BDC is instrumental in providing anchors to the eco-system.
Even better, you will hear Michael sharing his decision-making style when it comes to replacing a leader with another leader.
Are there ways to help connect corporate Canada to innovators and entrepreneurs?
Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • What is BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada) and how it helps small businesses and entrepreneurship in Canada
  • What is BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada) and how it helps small businesses and entrepreneurship in Canada
  • Important things to consider when making a senior level appointment so you don’t get it wrong
  • Focusing on purpose and not profitability to lead and make a change
  • Two things Michael do to continue to grow as a business leader
  • BDC as a high-profile B Corp bank and why other companies should be “B Corpish” in nature

Links

Michael on LinkedIn

Michael on Twitter

BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada) website

Yammer

B Corporation (certification)

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.

TBLP103 | David Ossip: Human Capital Management Leader

Do you want to scale your organization?

If the answer to this is yes, then you have to listen to this episode with David Ossip.

David Ossip, CEO & Chairman of Ceridian, Human Capital Management (HCM Cloud Software) was exposed to entrepreneurship at a very young age. Now, he is a dad to two wonderful kids and an avid cyclist.

Edwin and David dive into the topic of how he switched Ceridian from a company with a survival culture to an innovation organization.

What’s more, is David shared how to find the right leader based on the scale of the organization that you’re at.

Lastly, you will hear how David scale a company by overemphasizing on focus.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • How giving up an 8-figure deal helps David grow as a business leader
  • Partnering with another company (Ceridian), taking the leadership position and how he manages his team and grow the company
  • Three ways to encourage every member of the organization to communicate and embody the culture and core values of the company
  • Why scaling an organization requires the emphasis on culture
  • What kills innovation and three ways to build the culture of innovation
  • How Dayforce will help leaders manage their employees with the rise of a distributed workforce and AI
  • The difference between an exceptionally confident individual contributor and a good manager
  • Persistence as the best leadership quality plus three advice on how to scale your company

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.

TBLP102 | Mark Bowden: Body Language Expert

Do you want to understand body language and facial expression?

Today on the show, you are going to hear from Mark Bowden, Keynote Speaker, World Renown Body Language Expert and creator of TRUTHPLANE.

Edwin and Mark delve on the topics of the importance of body language or as everyone knows, the non-verbal communication.

Also, hear from Mark how he helped CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and Prime Ministers of G8 powers master non-verbal communication that will let them grow as a business leader.

Lastly, learn what is SCAN and how it can help you interpret other people’s body language.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Mark’s background: how he became an expert on human behavior and body language and how he helps business leaders
  • Why it’s important for business leaders to understand body language or non-verbal communication
  • How to present yourself in a compelling way with your body language that exudes trust and credibility
  • S.C.A.N. – a system of thinking that will help us interpret other people’s body language and get us closer to the truth
  • How to deal with disturbing arms closing, body shifting, etc. during a conference or meeting
  • Do they like your speech or not? – Advice on business leaders when giving a speech or talk on a large audience
  • The thought process on how to present yourself when speaking with audience that you cannot see (such as in online live platforms)
  • A most effective, direct and quickest way to win trust and credibility

Links

Resources:

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.

TBLP101 | Krystyn Harrison: Career Leader

Prior to founding Prosper, Krystyn advised Fortune 100 companies at AT Kearney and founded Unison Design Group (acquired by Versett, 2017). She has an HBA and MBA from Ivey Business School.

Outside Prosper, she loves to spend time with her family and travel.

In this episode, you will hear Krystyn share what Prosper is and their plans for the next six to twelve months.

Not only that, she will discuss why you need a mentor or a coach that is accessible.

Plus, find out her advice to young business leaders to get ahead and find worth in what they are doing.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • How Prosper helps people become successful in life and career
  • The value of having an accessible coach/mentor
  • Importance of self-awareness or self-reflection as a leader in order to find your blind spot
  • Career Board of Advisors (a new term coined in this episode) – what are they and why you need them
  • Your coach or advisor doesn’t have to be a formal mentor to make an impact on your life and career
  • Advice for business leaders especially for millennial business leaders or the so-called “The Burnout Generation”

Links

Reading List

  • Radical Condor by Kim Scott

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.

TBLP100 | Dr. Greg Wells: Peak Performance Business Leader

In today’s episode, Edwin interviews Dr. Greg Wells about the top five-step process for establishing a healthy high performing team.

Dr. Greg Wells is a Physiologist, Scientist, Speaker & 3x Best-Selling Author. He helps people get healthy & perform better via research and applied science.

Outside of what he does, his number one priority is his kids, and family. Dr. Wells got a four year old and eight years old, so he had to spend as much time with them.

Dr. Wells invested heavily in sports equipment for his kids so he can drag them off to do the stuff that he likes to do. They went skiing, surfing, and love doing physical activity. He does cycling, running and swimming, and also love lifting weights to make him feel better.

What you will discover in this episode are:

What adverse effects being in a hustle mode do to your brain?

Find out how to work smart and achieve the lifestyle you want for you and your family.

Lastly, how you as an emerging leader can lead a healthy, high-performing team.

And much more! Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • What does it take to be a world-class athlete in performance, health, and business capacity
  • The number one mistake a lot of businesses fail
  • Types of brain waves and its contribution to our state of body and mind
  • Three principles you must do to be successful
  • Two types of people categorized by sleep physiology
  • Intention Vs. Compulsion; what does it mean and how to apply on your business
  • Five step process for establishing a healthy high performing team

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.

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.