43 episodes

Leon Goren, President and CEO of North America's premier peer network and advisory community, PEO Leadership, brings together business leaders to share stories, best practices and learnings with the rest of the community, and help us think through the unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. In short segments, Snippets delivers answers to important questions and provides inspiration and uplift in a time of change. Learn more at https://peo-leadership.com/.

Snippets with Leon Goren Leon Goren, PEO Leadership

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    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Leon Goren, President and CEO of North America's premier peer network and advisory community, PEO Leadership, brings together business leaders to share stories, best practices and learnings with the rest of the community, and help us think through the unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. In short segments, Snippets delivers answers to important questions and provides inspiration and uplift in a time of change. Learn more at https://peo-leadership.com/.

    Managing a Family Business with Brian Cotter

    Managing a Family Business with Brian Cotter

    Brian Cotter is the President of Durham Artificial Grass (established 2018) and Lloyd’s Grounds Management Professionals (established 1963). He and Leon discuss the lessons he’s learned growing a family business and the effects of climate change, employee shortage, and COVID-19 on both his well-established business and new but rapidly growing business.

    If you’re interested in one of our Snippets podcasts or our The Way Forward live webcasts, please visit https://peo-leadership.com/. Please reach out to Kelly May kmay@peo-leadership.com.
    If you’d like to listen to some of our past webcasts, we have recordings on our COVID-19 resource page (https://peo-leadership.com/covid-19-resource-centre/). Guests have included University of Toronto’s Janice Stein and Harvard’s Rosabeth Kantor. We’ve talked about such topics as mental health, leadership, the new world, and a host of others. 
    If you’d like to find out more about our leadership community, please feel free to reach out directly to lgoren@peo-leadership.com. 
    If you enjoyed today’s podcast, please subscribe and give us a review on Apple podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 14 min
    Three Winning Sales Factors with Glenn Poulos

    Three Winning Sales Factors with Glenn Poulos

    Glenn Poulos is the Co-Founder, Vice President, and General Manager of Gap Wireless Inc. He has 30 plus years of experience in sales and has started and sold two successful companies.  He has also just published his first book 'Never Sit in the Lobby: 57 Winning Sales Factors to Grow Business and Build a Career Selling.' In this episode, Glenn and Leon discuss the book-writing process and go through three of his sales factors: sitting is not selling, don’t confuse marketing with selling, and you only get forever to make another impression.
    If you’re interested in one of our Snippets podcasts or our The Way Forward live webcasts, please visit https://peo-leadership.com/. Please reach out to Kelly May kmay@peo-leadership.com.
    If you’d like to listen to some of our past webcasts, we have recordings on our COVID-19 resource page (https://peo-leadership.com/covid-19-resource-centre/). Guests have included University of Toronto’s Janice Stein, Harvard’s Rosabeth Kantor. We’ve talked about such topics as mental health, leadership, the new world, and a host of others. 
    If you’d like to find out more about our leadership community, please feel free to reach out directly to lgoren@peo-leadership.com. 
    If you enjoyed today’s podcast, please subscribe and give us a review on Apple podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.  

    • 20 min
    Direct to Consumer Branding with VIVA Scandinavia’s Peng Lin

    Direct to Consumer Branding with VIVA Scandinavia’s Peng Lin

    Leon sits down with Peng Lin, CEO and founder of VIVA Scandinavia, a consumer-centric glassware and accessories brand. Peng has a wealth of experience in manufacturing high-end products and managing consumer and sales data. Peng and Leon discuss Peng's unique background, his entrance into the glassware market, and why Kickstarter is such a powerful tool for product design and development.

    If you’re interested in one of our The Way Forward live webcasts, please visit https://peo-leadership.com/. Please reach out to Kelly May kmay@peo-leadership.com 
    If you’d like to listen to some of our past webcasts, we have recordings on our COVID-19 resource page (https://peo-leadership.com/covid-19-resource-centre/). Guests have included University of Toronto’s Janice Stein, Harvard’s Rosabeth Kantor. We’ve talked about such topics as mental health, leadership, the new world, and a host of others. 
    If you’d like to find out more about our leadership community, please feel free to reach out directly to lgoren@peo-leadership.com. 
    If you enjoyed today’s podcast, please subscribe and give us a review on Apple podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.  

    • 12 min
    Labour and Employment Lawyer on Vaccine Mandates and Back to Work Polices: Michael Sherrard of Sherrard Kuzz

    Labour and Employment Lawyer on Vaccine Mandates and Back to Work Polices: Michael Sherrard of Sherrard Kuzz

    Leon sits down with Michael Sherrard,  recognized as one of Canada’s leading employment and labour lawyers, to talk about the return to work, both in terms of legal mandates but also social and moral ones: how do we best support our employees health and safety, while seeking to build company connection? Michael also wades into the murky waters of vaccine mandates and whether or not such measures are needed or legally possible. 
    Acclaimed for his broad range of expertise and strategic excellence, Chambers Global® says “Michael draws praise for satisfying the needs of even the most demanding clients and his specialist knowledge of union contract and negotiation issues where he is described as “exceptional” and impresses with his “phenomenal” work.”
    Michael is frequently published and asked to chair or speak at international and national conferences. He is the recipient of several awards including the Construction Institute of Canada’s Chancellor’s Award of Excellence, University of New Brunswick Alumni Award of Distinction, USports Lester B. Pearson Award, and Canadian Franchise Association Volunteer Leadership Excellence Award. 
    Sherrard Kuzz LLP is one of Canada’s leading employment and labour law firms exclusively representing the interests of employers. Recognized nationally and internationally our team is consistently named among Canada’s Top 10 Employment and Labour Boutiques (Canadian Lawyer®), Canada’s Leading Employment & Labour Law Firms (Chambers Global®, Best Lawyers®, Who’s Who® and Legal 500®) and Repeatedly Recommended (Lexpert®).

    If you’re interested in one of our The Way Forward live webcasts, please visit https://peo-leadership.com/. Please reach out to Kelly May kmay@peo-leadership.com 
    If you’d like to listen to some of our past webcasts, we have recordings on our COVID-19 resource page (https://peo-leadership.com/covid-19-resource-centre/). Guests have included University of Toronto’s Janice Stein, Harvard’s Rosabeth Kantor. We’ve talked about such topics as mental health, rent negotiations, the stimulus package and a host of others. 
    If you’d like to find out more about our leadership community, please feel free to reach out directly to lgoren@peo-leadership.com. 
    If you enjoyed today’s podcast, please subscribe and give us a review on Apple podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.  

    • 14 min
    The Future of Cannabis-Infused Beverages and Addressing Generational Gaps with truss beverages' Scott Cooper

    The Future of Cannabis-Infused Beverages and Addressing Generational Gaps with truss beverages' Scott Cooper

    Scott Cooper made the move a year ago from Molson Coors to the start up, truss beverages, to reimagine what the cannabis market could look like. An experienced business leader, marketer and innovator with a track record of breathing new life into businesses & brands and unlocking new opportunities, Scott brings great insight into his new chosen path and what kinds of generational opportunities and limitations he faces in changing the landscape of cannabis-infused beverages.

    If you’re interested in one of our The Way Forward live webcasts, please visit https://peo-leadership.com/. Please reach out to Kelly May kmay@peo-leadership.com 
    If you’d like to listen to some of our past webcasts, we have recordings on our COVID-19 resource page (https://peo-leadership.com/covid-19-resource-centre/). Guests have included University of Toronto’s Janice Stein, Harvard’s Rosabeth Kantor. We’ve talked about such topics as mental health, rent negotiations, the stimulus package and a host of others. 
    If you’d like to find out more about our leadership community, please feel free to reach out directly to lgoren@peo-leadership.com. 
    If you enjoyed today’s podcast, please subscribe and give us a review on Apple podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.  

    • 12 min
    Big Predictions for Retail with the Visionary Les Mandelbaum, CEO of Umbra

    Big Predictions for Retail with the Visionary Les Mandelbaum, CEO of Umbra

    Les Mandelbaum, CEO of Umbra and long-time member of PEO Leadership has not only been predicting the reinvention of the retail industry, he and his global team have been executing their vision of a digital economy for many years. Umbra has transformed itself from a primarily retail-driven platform to one of the world’s leading houseware companies with e-commerce accounting for more than 50% of their overall sales.  An incredible story of a company reinventing itself, listen to Les as we speak about the future of retail, the hybrid workforce, and the pressure to increase prices. 

    If you’re interested in one of our The Way Forward live webcasts, please visit https://peo-leadership.com/. Please reach out to Kelly May kmay@peo-leadership.com 
    If you’d like to listen to some of our past webcasts, we have recordings on our COVID-19 resource page (https://peo-leadership.com/covid-19-resource-centre/). Guests have included University of Toronto’s Janice Stein, Harvard’s Rosabeth Kantor. We’ve talked about such topics as mental health, rent negotiations, the stimulus package and a host of others. 
    If you’d like to find out more about our leadership community, please feel free to reach out directly to lgoren@peo-leadership.com. 
    If you enjoyed today’s podcast, please subscribe and give us a review on Apple podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.  

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

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Love this podcast!

Love listening to the personal and professional stories of these business leaders! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Awesome Podcast!

These podcasts are very insightful. They’re also the perfect length. Keep them coming!

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Engaging and full of insight into leaders and our world!

Rlly enjoyed this podcast. Leon’s a great host!

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