122 episodes

Beyond Leadership is a podcast that connects the business world with academia and provides a platform for entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, students, and everyone willing to learn and share their best practices and life stories about leadership. Going Beyond.

Founder and owner: Mark Kalin

Beyond Leadership Mark Kalin

    • Business

Beyond Leadership is a podcast that connects the business world with academia and provides a platform for entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, students, and everyone willing to learn and share their best practices and life stories about leadership. Going Beyond.

Founder and owner: Mark Kalin

    Marin Vladović, izvršni direktor in soustanovitelj podjetja AutoBrief - "Od osebnega trenerstva, razvoja in prodaje Ceneje.si pa vse do inovativnih poslovnih modelov v mobilnosti."

    Marin Vladović, izvršni direktor in soustanovitelj podjetja AutoBrief - "Od osebnega trenerstva, razvoja in prodaje Ceneje.si pa vse do inovativnih poslovnih modelov v mobilnosti."

    Marin je izvršni direktor in soustanovitelj podjetja AutoBrief. Mlada in inovativna platforma SaaS, ki se osredotoča na izgradnjo profitabilnega ekosistema za svoje deležnike. Z ustvarjanjem vrednosti za deležnike, optimizacijo poslovanja in upravljanja storitev mobilnosti AutoBrief digitalizira proces dobave, upravljanja in prodaje ter si prizadeva doseči večjo poslovno uspešnost in dodano vrednost za svoje deležnike.

    Marin prinaša strokovno znanje, široko tržno analizo, ustvarjanje vrednosti in znanje za izdelavo prototipov izdelkov z ugotavljanjem bolečin in koristi ciljnih deležnikov s ciljem zagotavljanja izvedljivih rešitev.

    Preden je leta 2020 prevzel to vlogo, je deloval kot izvršni direktor in solastnik največje platforme za primerjavo cen v JV Evropi, ki je bila leta 2018 prodana družbi Rockaway Capital.

    V tej vlogi je uspešno usklajeval oddelke, vstopal na nove trge in hkrati maksimiziral produktivnost ekipe. Z uspešnim prodiranjem na trg in monetizacijo sta Ceneje.si, Jeftinije.hr postala vodilna na trgu.

    Svoje izkušnje je še nadgradil s poslovnim razvojem in tržnim pozicioniranjem izdelkov, kot so Intelligence Dashboard, Legal check ter blagovnih znamk Shopper`s mind in Certified Shop.

    Leta 2011 je Marin organiziral in izvedel prvi dogodek v regiji Ecommerce Day, ki je danes postal ena najbolj prepoznavnih blagovnih znamk in avtoriteta na področju elektronskega poslovanja.

    Kot vrhunski strokovnjak in diplomat je vzpostavil in vodil tudi partnerstvo z evropsko agencijo EMOTA v skladu s projektom Certified Shop.

    Z integriteto, sposobnostjo (trans)oblikovanja ekip, ne da bi jim odvzel individualnost, omogoča ekipam, da prispevajo na svoje edinstvene načine, namesto da bi čutil potrebo po mikroupravljanju pri njihovem delu.

    Usmerjen k ciljem in zmožen motivirati druge, da se osredotočijo na cilje in jih dosežejo s premagovanjem težav, je edinstven poslovni in vodstveni profil, ki ga še nadgrajuje s svojo odprtostjo, "can do attitude", radovednostjo, pozitivno naravo in disciplino.

    Fun facti:

    · Poletja preživljal na čezocenkah z mornarji

    · imel neptunov krst na ekvatorju

    · spil prvo alkoholno pijačo -. pivo v Panamskem prekopu pri 12h z Ameriškim pilotom

    · začel kot "trener" pri 15h..delal par poletij 3 službe (3 izmene...)

    · imam nickname malimarinko..do drugega srednje sem bil 1m55cm...

    · od kar smo se preselili v Ljubljano, me v "podjetniških" krogih poznajo po žarenju :)

    · Kot trener sem imel 379 individualnih strank (od 1997 do 2018)

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Tip of the Week 49 - "Is Agenda Theater Ruining Your Meetings?"

    Tip of the Week 49 - "Is Agenda Theater Ruining Your Meetings?"

    Clearing our inboxes, clearing our Slack messages, or managing our to-do lists, and preparing an agenda can make us feel like we’ve accomplished something. And when we go through our detailed, bulleted agendas with our colleagues before or during a meeting, it sure feels like productivity is happening. But research shows that these feelings may in fact be leading us into the trap of agenda theater: We sink time and effort into agendas that create the appearance of effective meetings, without actually improving how meetings are run. And you might assume that detailed agendas will improve your meetings, they can lead to a false sense of accomplishment. Instead of spending a lot of time and effort on the process for your meeting, think about what outcomes you want to achieve.

    ·      Start with the why. What’s the specific purpose of this meeting? What do you hope to accomplish?

    ·      Move on to the what. What topics, themes, and information do you need to cover? What questions do you need answered? List them out.

    ·      Consider the who. Once you know why you’re meeting and what you hope to talk about, you can determine who needs to be there—and who doesn’t.

    ·      Don’t overthink the how. Some goals benefit from structured, facilitated conversations. Other times, free-form conversations are sufficient. Don’t be afraid to figure out a structure in real time based on how the conversation naturally flows.

    ·      Beware the when. It’s tempting to put time limits on everything: 10 minutes for the first topic, five minutes for the second, and so on. But it can be difficult to stick to these schedules. Instead of sharing a rigid timeline with the group, estimate how long you think things will take and use that as your own personal guide to move things along.

    Instead of locking down an in-depth agenda for every meeting on your calendar, just make sure you know why you’re meeting in the first place. As long as you have a clear, outcome-oriented goal for the conversation, the rest will follow.

    Do you practice preparing an agenda for every meeting?

    Have you ever been caught in agenda theater?



    Willias, A, Feldman, D., and Wisniewski, D. (2022, October). Is Agenda Theater Ruining Your Meetings? Harvard Business Review.

    • 3 min
    Melanie Seier Larsen, Managing Director and Partner at Boston Consulting Group - "The new global standard: Diverse, Inclusive and People-Oriented Culture."

    Melanie Seier Larsen, Managing Director and Partner at Boston Consulting Group - "The new global standard: Diverse, Inclusive and People-Oriented Culture."

    Melanie has over 17 years of experience in management consulting with primary industry focus on Consumer products & Retail industry, and People & Organization functional topics in the CEMA & WESA regions. She is leading the BCG Consumer Goods and People practices in CEE.

    Melanie is involved in different professional associations. She has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Managers’ Association of Slovenia since 2008 and held the position of the President of the Women’s Manager Association at the Managers’ Association of Slovenia from 2014 to 2020. She was also the President of the Slovene IEDC Alumni club from 2013 to April 2020.

    Melanie is a recipient of the 2019 Artemida Award presented by the Manager’s Association of Slovenia, the highest Slovenian award for women in business. In February 2020, Melanie was also awarded “Exceptional Woman of Excellence” by Women Economic Forum in Ljubljana. In 2012, Melanie was also a recipient of the IEDC Alumni Achievement Award. The Award recognizes the outstanding career, leadership, innovation, and social achievements of up to five remarkable individuals among IEDC alumni community.

    Melanie studied economics and holds an MBA degree of IEDC Bled School of Management.

    Favorite quote: M. Gandhi: Be the change that you wish to see in the world.

    Favorite book: The Little Prince

    Favorite TV series: The Crown

    Favorite food: I am a real foody, so I cannot pick up just one meal.

    Favorite entrepreneur: I have many entrepreneurs and CEO’s that I admire and had the chance to work with – but would not name just one.

    Favorite app: Duolingo

    Final advice for our listeners:

    ·      ”Red, rad i disciplina”, “Bbeing organized, hardworking and disciplined.”

    • 57 min
    Petra Juvančič, Izvršna direktorica Združenja Manager - "Dosegati dobre rezultate na pravi način"

    Petra Juvančič, Izvršna direktorica Združenja Manager - "Dosegati dobre rezultate na pravi način"

    Petra Juvančič je od junija 2020 izvršna direktorica Združenja Manager, pred tem je v zavarovalnici Vzajemna več mandatov kot direktorica vodila odnose z javnostmi. Aktivno je delovala tudi v Slovenskem zavarovalnem združenju, kjer je vodila Odbor za osveščanje potrošnikov in komuniciranje. Kot poznavalka zdravstvenih sistemov je sodelovala tudi v ameriški gospodarski zbornici AmCham, kjer je bila članica Komisije za zdravstvo in kakovost bivanja. Je izkušena organizatorka in voditeljica strokovnih konferenc, okroglih miz in posvetov. Leta 2018 je prejela mednarodno nagrado ProPR Award.

    V združenju povezujejo več kot 1.200 slovenskih menedžerjev in menedžerk in že tri desetletja spodbujajo razvoj menedžerskega poklica v Sloveniji.

    Naj quote: »Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.« Eleanor Roosevelt

    Naj knjiga: Vojna in mir, Lev Nikolajevič Tolstoj

    Naj serija: Friends, Sopranovi, Zahodno krilo

    Hobiji: Kuhanje, tek, joga, knjige

    Najljubša hrana: Surovi škampi

    Najljubši podjetnik: Elon Musk, Ivo Boscarol, Luisa Spagnoli, Aenne Burda

    Naj app: TuneIn Radio

    Zaključni nauki:

    ·      Pogum (upaj si),

    ·      Vztrajnost (nikoli ne obupaj),

    ·      Jutri je nov dan (zaupaj).

    • 57 min
    Tip of the Week 48 - "The Art of Asking Great Questions"

    Tip of the Week 48 - "The Art of Asking Great Questions"

    While listening is an essential skill for anyone in the workplace, the art of asking questions is equally, if not more, important. Smartly framed inquiries will help you clarify your work tasks, deliver better results, and mitigate unforeseen risks. In addition, by asking we learn more about hidden opportunities, get to know people and connect on a deeper level. Here are three key characteristics of great questions and how to put them into practice.

    · They demonstrate that you’re thoroughly prepared for a conversation. Whatever you are asking about, be sure to convey to your client, colleague, or manager that you’ve done your homework.

    · They illustrate the expertise you bring to the table — without showing it off. You can casually reference past work or skills related to the question you plan to pose. You might say, “From my past experience doing A, B, and C, I have learned X, Y, and Z…now it makes me wonder [insert question].”

    · They invite others to challenge their existing beliefs. If your question simply reinforces what your conversation partner already knows or thinks, it's not worth their time. Instead, ask questions that introduce potentially new solutions and ideas and help uncover new opportunities for you and your clients or colleagues.

    Many of us find ourselves worrying more about saying the right thing in a conversation, as opposed to asking the right question. Personal development and growth begin when you demonstrate curiosity by asking questions. Asking great questions can propel your career to remarkable height and the best way to learn this, is to practice.

    Do you practice asking the right questions?

    Have you ever just listened?



    Besieux, T. (2022, May). The Art of Asking Great Questions. Harvard Business Review.

    • 3 min
    Simon Kolenc, finančnik, revizor, predavatelj, svetovalec in soustanovitelj in direktor družbe Fin4Green - "Corpo vs Startup svet."

    Simon Kolenc, finančnik, revizor, predavatelj, svetovalec in soustanovitelj in direktor družbe Fin4Green - "Corpo vs Startup svet."

    Simon Kolenc je finančnik, revizor, predavatelj, svetovalec in podjetnik. V študentskih časih je delal kot predavatelj na računalniških tečajih v B2 d.o.o. in se ukvarjal z borzo. Po diplomi na EF pa je pričel kariero v mednarodni družbi EY kot revizor in svetovalec različnim podjetjem in finančnim institucijam.

    Kot strokovnjak na področju Slovenskih in Mednarodnih računovodskih standardov z licencama združenj ACCA in CFA je sodeloval z nadzornimi in strokovnimi organi pri pripravi pravil in zakonov. V gospodarstvu je nadaljeval kot direktor financ v Prvi osebni zavarovalnici nato pa je začel samostojno svetovalno in predavateljsko pot. Poleg tega se pojavlja kot član nadzornih svetov in zunanji strokovni član revizijskih komisij različnih družb.

    Zadnjih nekaj let se ukvarja z digitalizacijo računov na prodajnih mestih. Je soustanovitelj in direktor družbe Fin4Green, ki je razvila aplikacijo noprintZ za prejem digitalnih računov na prodajnih mestih (POS). Hkrati se v njej lahko shranjuje garancije, “ne digitalne” račune in kartice zvestobe ter spremlja porabo. Aplikacija je že povezana s sodobnim načinom takojšnjih plačil v Sloveniji (FLIK), kjer je proces avtomatičen. Kmalu pa sledijo še dodatne funkcionalnosti, saj želi, da bi bila to ena aplikacija, ki jo uporabniki potrebujejo pri in po nakupih (vse na enem mestu).

    Fun fact: z ženo sva si vzela karierni predah in odšla na 15 mesečno potovanje okoli sveta

    Naziv: Kolenc Simon, FCCA, CFA

    Naj quote: »Na koncu je bilo še vedno vse dobro.«

    Naj knjiga: Spopad civilizacij, Samuel P. Huntington

    Naj serija: Suits

    Hobiji: potovanja, hoja v hribe, plezanje, kolesarjenje, smučanje, meditacija

    Najljubša hrana: italijanska pašta in slovenske jedi na žlico

    Najljubši podjetnik: Richard Branson

    Naj app - če ne smem reči noprintZ je potem CURVE

    Nauki za naše poslušalce:

    ·      Ne zgubljaj časa z odločanjem (pravilo 3eh vdihov).

    ·      Ko sprejmeš odločitev se ne oziraj nazaj.

    ·      Spremeni kar te moti in sprejmi kar ne moreš spremeniti.

    • 1 hr 21 min

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