72 episodes

What does leadership mean? How can I lead within my role? What are the lessons APi Group leaders have learned throughout their careers?

The Building Great Leaders podcast aims to answer these questions and more! Leaders will share their personal stories, the mindsets that helped them excel, and the behaviors they use to positively influence others. We hope to inspire listeners to be better leaders at work, in their communities, and in their homes.

Building Great Leaders APi Group

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

What does leadership mean? How can I lead within my role? What are the lessons APi Group leaders have learned throughout their careers?

The Building Great Leaders podcast aims to answer these questions and more! Leaders will share their personal stories, the mindsets that helped them excel, and the behaviors they use to positively influence others. We hope to inspire listeners to be better leaders at work, in their communities, and in their homes.

    Shaping Your Story

    Shaping Your Story

    What are you doing to shape your own story?  In this episode, Bill Ball, President of APi Mechanicals shares pivotal moments that have impacted the course of his leadership journey.  He talks about the lessons he learned while serving in the military, how mentors have helped shape his story, and why it is important for young leaders to share their aspirations with their leaders. 

    • 20 min
    Meet the Team

    Meet the Team

    Caralie Roisum, Kevin Hazard, and Sadie Grunau talk with Laura Seitz about their experiences as members of the Building Great Leaders Podcast Team. The three reflect on their accomplishments in 2022, their plans for 2023, as well as engage with feedback from the APi community about their work on the podcast. After a busy and successful year, Roisum, Hazard, Grunau, and Seitz take this opportunity to reminisce on the past and get excited about the futures' endeavors, both in the office and their personal lives. 

    • 11 min
    Attracting, Engaging, and Retaining Talent

    Attracting, Engaging, and Retaining Talent

    Three of APi Group's Talent Magnet Team participants share their leadership stories through the lens of their continued involvement and dedication to helping APi attract, engage, and retain talent. David Wolf of Western States Fire Protection, Chris Lillie of the Grunau Company, and Emily Work of American Fire Protection Group and Viking, sit down to discuss how they got involved with the Talent Magnet Team, and why it has become such an essential part of their APi experience. The three touch on some of their favorite projects, describe the purpose of the team in their own words, and share advice for young leaders entering the professional field. 

    • 33 min
    Leveraging "The Gift of Gab"

    Leveraging "The Gift of Gab"

    Patrick Conlin, or Pat, is the Tools & Equipment / Buildings & Grounds Manager at The Jamar Company. Conlin speaks to his ability to converse with anyone, making them feel heard and seen. He stresses that this "Gift of Gab" has allowed him to learn valuable communication skills and understand the importance of having both simple and difficult conversations with one's peers each and every day. Pat also emphasizes the importance of delegating and making sure one's employees know what they are supposed to be doing, but also allowing space for them to complete those tasks in their own way. Conlin has learned a lot over the years, but leadership and developing deep relationships with those around him have always been a constant.

    • 16 min
    Rome Wasn't Built in a Day

    Rome Wasn't Built in a Day

    Craig Carpenter, the Assistant to the Director of Telecom at Mid-Ohio Pipeline Services, reflects on his 25 years with the Mid-Ohio family. Craig shares the importance of developing personal and professional relationships in your place of work and explains why he has stayed with the same company for so long. He also offers young listeners advice as they embark on their careers.  He explains that one is not owed anything as soon as they walk in the door but he encourages new teammates to put in the work and earn the respect of their peers. Finally, Craig gives information on the new department at Mid-Ohio and shares some of his funniest stories throughout his time in the field. 

    • 17 min
    The Power in Reaching One's Potential

    The Power in Reaching One's Potential

    Rashid Kadir, the President of Tessier's Inc., discusses his educational, professional, and personal journeys with host Laura Seitz. Rashid traveled overseas from Malaysia to Massachusetts to earn his college education. Along the way, he developed his personal leadership style, constantly pushing those around him to reach their full potential, even if they don't see their own capabilities. Additionally, Rashid dives into the culture of Tessier's, the progression of the company, and why it is important to be comfortable with new ideas and environments. 

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Wenwoj ,

Real Stories

I appreciate how each episode is full of real, authentic stories and takeaway nuggets. You can tell the host really does the research and works with the guest.

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Great

Great

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Great Leaders

Well done to both Laura and Courtney, both great leaders and APi is fortunate to have you both on our team!!!

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