12 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. We believe Everyone, Everywhere is a Leader!

Building Great Leaders APi Group

    • Management
    • 5.0, 15 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. We believe Everyone, Everywhere is a Leader!

    Episode 12: Community Leadership

    Episode 12: Community Leadership

    Manager of Inspections and National Accounts, Ed Pletsch, shares his experience as a leader in his community.  As the chief of the volunteer fire department, his branch manager recognized his dedication and nominated him for the Mike Gifford Community Service Award in 2019.  Ed talks about his commitment and the important part a company can play in volunteerism.

    • 27 min
    Episode 11: Harnessing your passion

    Episode 11: Harnessing your passion

    Do you know your "why"?  Davis Ulmer's Alan Crabtree talks about understanding your "why" and aligning your role with it.  Hear Alan's energetic story and learn from the advice he shares about showing a standard. 

    • 27 min
    Episode 10: Leading through Grief

    Episode 10: Leading through Grief

    Our industry has one of the highest rates of suicide out of any American workforce. Mel Olson shares his personal story of losing his brother and why it is so important, as leaders, that we normalize talking about mental health.  We also talk about leading when your entire company is grieving.

    • 19 min
    Episode 9: Growing Your People

    Episode 9: Growing Your People

    People are at the center of our business and investing in their growth is critical.  CEO and President of Viking Fire Protection Group, Andy McCleery, shares the invaluable lesson he learned in the army about "Growing your people" and how that lesson has influenced his leadership style.  

    • 35 min
    Episode 8: Building a Great Culture

    Episode 8: Building a Great Culture

    This interview with Sir Martin Franklin covers the gamut of topics: from building great company cultures to running 100 mile races to being knighted.  Sir Martin Franklin shares the natural ability that has led to his success and his vision for APi Group.  

    • 39 min
    Episode 7: Leaving a Positive Legacy

    Episode 7: Leaving a Positive Legacy

    How often do you consider your reputation and the impression you are leaving on people, especially in stressful situations?  That is one piece of advice we hear in this interview with Jim Lillie, co-founder of J2 and APi's board co-chairman.   Learn more about Jim's leadership journey and his take on great team dynamics.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Heather HS ,

Everyone is a leader! How inspiring!

Well done, how inspirational for our industry and for each of us to develop as leaders! I look forward to more episodes!

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