Lead to Grow with Bobby Albert is a podcast dedicated to helping today’s business leaders find the keys that unlock meaningful success. Whether you’re looking to learn from industry experts who have transformed their organizations, discover how a values-first mentality can improve your business, or simply improve your leadership effectiveness, this is the podcast for you.
Each episode features topics like: leadership development, workplace culture, organizational growth, employee management and empowerment, personal development, strategic planning, mentoring, employee engagement, effective communication, and more.
32: Stories Matter. Here’s How Smart Leaders Use Them to Inspire Action w/ Jill Pollack
The power of storytelling is undeniable. When you speak at a conference, or with your friend one-on-one, notice how much they remember of the conversation when it’s attached to a story. Likely, they (and you) will forget much of your conversation, except those pieces that revolved around a particular event, with specific people and places. Humans remember stories, and further, we share stories.
As leaders, we must learn how to wield these powerful tools to inspire action on our teams.
For this topic, we found someone who’s, quite literally, a professional storyteller. Her name’s Jill Pollack, Founder of StoryStudio Chicago and “Chief Story Wrangler” at Story Mode.
At Story Mode, she helps corporations tell better stories to compel audiences to action.
We interviewed her on our Lead to Grow podcast, where she dropped these gold mines of truth about storytelling:
31: 4 Steps You Can Follow Now To Build Your Legacy w/ Mark Podolsky
It’s true: robots are taking our jobs.
Well, at least to some degree. As if being a leader in business wasn’t challenging enough, we have to worry about artificial intelligence learning more than us at an accelerating rate.
Luckily, there’s something humans — namely entrepreneurs — have over AI: We have the power to leave a legacy. You say you’re not an entrepreneur?
That’s exactly what The Land Geek founder and Dirt Rich author Mark Podolsky thought before he discovered his true potential. In our latest interview with Mark, we discuss four ways to uncover your entrepreneurial spirit, create value, and build a lasting legacy.
30: Transparency + Culture = Better Talent, Faster Decisions w/ Reid Rasmussen
Transparency and culture may be keys that unlock greater profits, better talent, and faster decision-making.
But don't take our word for it. Listen to Reid Rasmussen; he's seen these key ingredients in action. He’s the CEO and Co-founder of freshbenies, where they help employers balance their benefits program.
He came on this episode to give details on how he’s seen transparency and cultu
29: 5 Ways to Create a WorkForce People Are Dying to Work For w/ Michael Brannock
There are so many elements that create an enduring WorkForce, but here are 5 that no company can afford not to have.
Special guest Michael Brannock came on our recent episode of the Lead to Grow Podcast and explored 5 elements of workplace culture.
Michael is the CEO of WorkForce Unlimited, a company started by Michael’s mother in 1987. Michael worked in commercial banking for nearly a decade before coming on board as the CFO in 2011, a position he held until he became CEO in 2014.
28: How Leaders Can Take Their Influence to the Next Level w/ Julia Deaver
The idea that there's only certain people with influence — Instagram influencers, or celebrity influencers — is incorrect.
We all are influencers.
So, how can you take your influence to the next level?
How can you really use it to grow and develop others?
That’s something Julia Deaver is all about.
The latest guest on the Lead to Grow podcast, Julia came on the show to talk about how you can take your influence to the next level.
These are her top five strategies for influencing by design and leading to grow
27: How To Create a Truly Differentiated Sales Experience for Your Buyers w/ Chad Sanderson
In this episode of the Lead to Grow podcast Chad Sanderson, Managing Partner at ValueSelling Associates tells us how to ask great questions that help create a truly differentiated sales experience for buyers.