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The B2B Leadership Podcast is hosted by best-selling author and leadership coach Nils Vinje. Each week Nils sits down with leaders in the B2B space to discuss their leadership journey and what they've learned along the way.

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The B2B Leadership Podcast is hosted by best-selling author and leadership coach Nils Vinje. Each week Nils sits down with leaders in the B2B space to discuss their leadership journey and what they've learned along the way.

    The Role of Inclusive Leadership in Organizational Success with Jackie Ferguson

    The Role of Inclusive Leadership in Organizational Success with Jackie Ferguson

    In this episode, host Nils Vinje welcomes back guest Jackie Ferguson to explore the evolution and significance of inclusive leadership in achieving organizational success.



    During their discussion, Nils and Jackie delve into the transformative impact of inclusive leadership. They emphasize its role in fostering innovation, boosting productivity, and creating a sense of belonging among employees.



    They also explored key aspects of inclusive leadership, including effective decision-making, acknowledging employee contributions, and the overarching impact of creating a supportive and inclusive work environment.



    Tune in to discover how inclusive leadership drives organizational success!



    Podcast highlights:

    0:17 - The big news



    4:10 - Creating an inclusive leadership handbook



    9:15 - Leadership development and shortcuts for success



    13:38 - Creating a culture of belonging



    17:23 - Leadership, productivity, and inclusive work environments



    25:55 - Acknowledging employees' efforts



    31:42 - Inclusive leadership and decision-making





    Connect with Jackie at https://www.linkedin.com/in/thejackieferguson/





    This episode is brought to you by the Leadership MBA.



    The Leadership MBA is a 12-week comprehensive program that will give you all the practical tools you need to turn your leadership challenges into success.



    The product of more than a decade of leadership coaching Managers, Directors, and VPs at companies like Apple and Oracle, the Leadership MBA will show you exactly how to crack the leadership code through a proven step-by-step process.



    Click here to download the Leadership MBA Program Guide

    • 36 min
    The Impact of Economic Uncertainty on Leadership and Hiring with Maranda Dziekonski

    The Impact of Economic Uncertainty on Leadership and Hiring with Maranda Dziekonski

    In this episode, host Nils Vinje welcomes back Maranda Dziekonski for a wide-ranging discussion on leadership practices and challenges currently facing the tech industry.



    They tackle the impact of the current economic uncertainty on hiring, discuss how layoffs are affecting organizations, and give insights into key program cuts in the industry.



    Nils and Maranda also delve into the long-term implications of leadership decisions and the importance of investing in DE&I and Learning and Development programs.



    Have a listen and get equipped for leading in uncertain times.



    Podcast highlights:

    1:50 - Current State of the Tech Sector and Its Challenges



    2:52 - Hiring Side: An Insider's Perspective



    4:00 - Impact of Layoffs on the Tech Industry



    5:42 - Overwhelming Process of Handling a High Volume of Applicants



    10:33 - Importance of Fairness in the Hiring Process



    11:27 - Consequences of Cutting Key Programs in Organizations



    23:23 - Importance of Continuous Learning and Development



    31:06 - Long-Term Impact of Current Decisions on Organizations





    Connect with Maranda at https://www.linkedin.com/in/marandaanndziekonski/





    This episode is brought to you by the Leadership MBA.



    The Leadership MBA is a 12-week comprehensive program that will give you all the practical tools you need to turn your leadership challenges into success.



    The product of more than a decade of leadership coaching Managers, Directors, and VPs at companies like Apple and Oracle, the Leadership MBA will show you exactly how to crack the leadership code through a proven step-by-step process.



    Click here to download the Leadership MBA Program Guide

    • 34 min
    From VP to C-Suite: Navigating the Shift in Leadership Roles with David Karp

    From VP to C-Suite: Navigating the Shift in Leadership Roles with David Karp

    In this episode, host Nils Vinje interviews guest David Karp, the Chief Customer Officer at DISQO.



    They discuss the journey and transition from a VP role to the C-suite, the professional mindset and approach needed at the executive level, and the importance of fostering a constant learning attitude and authentic connections across all departments.



    David emphasizes the significance of being customer-oriented, nurturing one's curiosity, and maintaining a customer-centric lens as a Chief Customer Officer.



    Furthermore, he shares insights about his journey, personal anecdotes, and the valuable lesson of focusing on helping others succeed.



    Podcast highlights:

    0:22 - David's Background



    2:38 - Creating Value for Customers and the Business



    5:54 - Power of Asking the Right Questions



    8:46 - Transitioning from VP to CCO



    12:56 - The Journey to Customer-Centric Leadership



    19:28 - Working on the Business vs. In the Business



    32:35 - David’s advice to himself





    Connect with David at https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidalankarp/





    This episode is brought to you by the Leadership MBA.



    The Leadership MBA is a 12-week comprehensive program that will give you all the practical tools you need to become a true leader and the CEO of your career.



    The product of nearly 2 decades of leadership coaching Managers, Directors, and VPs at companies like Apple and Oracle, the Leadership MBA will show you exactly how to crack the leadership code through a proven step-by-step process.



    Click here to download the Leadership MBA Program Guide

    • 36 min
    The ROI of Investing in Leadership Skills: A Case Study with Derek Squires

    The ROI of Investing in Leadership Skills: A Case Study with Derek Squires

    Ever wondered if your career could be more than just a path directed by others?



    In this episode, Nils Vinje discusses leadership development with guest Derek Squires.



    They delve into Derek's background, his career progression, and lessons learned from investing in himself as a leader.



    Derek shares how embracing the idea of being the CEO of his career has enhanced his clarity, confidence, and ability to tackle any challenge.



    He also shares his experience in the Leadership MBA program and how it has increased his productivity and brought him tangible results in his work.



    Ready to take charge of your career trajectory?



    Join the conversation now and discover how investing in yourself can lead to a more empowered, confident, and successful professional journey.



    Elevate your skills, tackle challenges head-on, and become the CEO of your own career.



    Podcast highlights:

    0:47 - Derek’s Background



    4:58 - The Need for a Leadership Framework



    12:40 - The Impact of Improved Productivity



    14:13 - Becoming the CEO of Your Career



    19:54 - Taking Control of Your Career



    21:52 - Power of Self-Investment



    24:21 - ROI of Self-Investment



    30:44 - The Continuous Journey of Self-Investment



    35:55 - Embracing the CEO Mindset





    Connect with Derek at https://www.linkedin.com/in/derek-squires/





    This episode is brought to you by the Leadership MBA.



    The Leadership MBA is a 12-week comprehensive program that will give you all the practical tools you need to become a true leader and the CEO of your career.



    The product of nearly 2 decades of leadership coaching Managers, Directors, and VPs at companies like Apple and Oracle, the Leadership MBA will show you exactly how to crack the leadership code through a proven step-by-step process.



    Click here to download the Leadership MBA Program Guide

    • 38 min
    Empowering Women Leaders: Insights and Strategies for Success with Catherine Blackmore

    Empowering Women Leaders: Insights and Strategies for Success with Catherine Blackmore

    In this episode, Nils Vinje welcomes returning guest Catherine Blackmore to discuss diverse topics around leadership development, especially focusing on women leaders.



    They delve into the concept of personal leadership, the prevalence of the 'inner critic' that tends to impede individuals' progress, explaining that this is seen more in women.



    In addition, they reflect on biases in the workplace which often create hurdles for women.



    Tune in for a lively discussion on self-confidence, strategic acumen, and personal branding, all keys to fostering a sense of belonging in the workplace.



    Discover how to navigate career challenges and the power of asking for help.



    Don't miss this empowering episode!



    Hit play now and level up your leadership game!



    Podcast highlights:

    1:02 - The Notion of Employee Success



    4:56 - Understanding Personal Leadership and Team Leadership



    11:30 - The Role of Mentorship and Sponsorship in Leadership



    19:45 - Addressing the Inner Critic in Leadership



    28:23 - The Misconception of ‘Working Harder’ for Success



    30:59 - The Evolution of Employee-Employer Relationships



    36:34 - Overcoming Inner Critic



    46:26 - Working Harder is Not the Answer





    Connect with Catherine at https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherineblackmore/



    Check the "Mastering Your Inner Critic" book here 



    Check out these TED Talks mentioned in the show: 

    The career advice you probably didn't get by Susan Colantuono 

    Your body language may shape who you are by Amy Cuddy





    This episode is brought to you by the Leadership MBA.



    The Leadership MBA is a 12-week comprehensive program that will give you all the practical tools you need to become a true leader and the CEO of your career.



    The product of nearly 2 decades of leadership coaching Managers, Directors, and VPs at companies like Apple and Oracle, the Leadership MBA will show you exactly how to crack the leadership code through a proven step-by-step process.



    Click here to download the Leadership MBA Program Guide

    • 48 min
    The Financial and Professional Gains of Going Alcohol-Free with James Swanwick

    The Financial and Professional Gains of Going Alcohol-Free with James Swanwick

    Ever wondered if your nightly drink is more costly than it seems? 



    In this episode, James Swanwick, founder of Alcohol-Free Lifestyle, returns to discuss with Nils how a healthier relationship with alcohol can lead to income growth, career advancement, and a boosted mindset.



    Plus, they delve into the hidden costs, both financial and personal, that often go unnoticed.



    Get insights from the man behind the revolutionary Project 90, boasting a staggering 98% success rate in reducing drinking.



    Discover the five pillars of the program and how it's transforming lives.



    Ready to make a change?



    Join now in challenging societal norms around alcohol. 



    Elevate your clarity, focus, and career potential by embracing sobriety.



    Podcast highlights:

    0:00 - Introduction: The Misconceptions of Quitting Alcohol



    5:40 - The Socially Acceptable Drinker: A Hidden Problem



    8:49 - The Cost of Drinking: Health, Wealth, and Relationships



    20:44 - The Cost of Alcohol Consumption



    22:54 - The University Study on Alcohol Consumption



    24:27 - The Results of the Study



    30:06 - The Importance of Investment in Change



    39:13 - The Alcohol Freedom Formula





    Connect with James at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesswanwick/



    Learn more about Alcohol-Free Lifestyle at https://alcoholfreelifestyle.com/homepage



    Explore the free guide, the Alcohol Freedom Formula, at https://alcoholfreelifestyle.com/nils





    This episode is brought to you by the Leadership MBA.



    The Leadership MBA is a 12-week comprehensive program that will give you all the practical tools you need to become a true leader and the CEO of your career.



    The product of nearly 2 decades of leadership coaching Managers, Directors, and VPs at companies like Apple and Oracle, the Leadership MBA will show you exactly how to crack the leadership code through a proven step-by-step process.



    Click here to download the Leadership MBA Program Guide

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