200 episodes

Welcome to Lead the Team. This podcast is for you if you'd like to motivate your direct reports, cultivate your top leaders, and accelerate your career.

You'll discover the success strategies of the world's most innovative leaders where I dive into their keys to success and hard-earned, costly lessons.

We've surpassed 200 episodes and host guests like legendary Honeywell CEO, David Cote and CEO of Dunkin Brands, Nigel Travis. As well as executives from companies you know like SAP, US Golf Association, Lockheed Martin. Dell, IBM, Dollar General, Footlocker, and Beyond Meat.

Also, you hear from a variety of executives including those of smaller, rapidly growing companies that you won't hear anywhere else.

You'll walk away with success strategies, hacks, and tools to lead in both your personal and professional life.

My goal is to impact 1 million leaders who then transform the workplace to a more positive place to work and thrive.

You're in this for effectiveness, productivity, work-life balance, and job promotion!

This is not for you if you want to maintain the status quo, do business as usual, or operate your life and career on "cruise control."

It's time to LEAD THE TEAM!

Ben Fanning
#1 bestselling author and corporate trainer
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Lead the Team (Top 2% of Podcasts‪)‬ Ben Fanning

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 63 Ratings

Welcome to Lead the Team. This podcast is for you if you'd like to motivate your direct reports, cultivate your top leaders, and accelerate your career.

You'll discover the success strategies of the world's most innovative leaders where I dive into their keys to success and hard-earned, costly lessons.

We've surpassed 200 episodes and host guests like legendary Honeywell CEO, David Cote and CEO of Dunkin Brands, Nigel Travis. As well as executives from companies you know like SAP, US Golf Association, Lockheed Martin. Dell, IBM, Dollar General, Footlocker, and Beyond Meat.

Also, you hear from a variety of executives including those of smaller, rapidly growing companies that you won't hear anywhere else.

You'll walk away with success strategies, hacks, and tools to lead in both your personal and professional life.

My goal is to impact 1 million leaders who then transform the workplace to a more positive place to work and thrive.

You're in this for effectiveness, productivity, work-life balance, and job promotion!

This is not for you if you want to maintain the status quo, do business as usual, or operate your life and career on "cruise control."

It's time to LEAD THE TEAM!

Ben Fanning
#1 bestselling author and corporate trainer
-------------
Join us by subscribing now!

Your host is Ben Fanning, #1 bestselling author and in-demand corporate trainer of The Fanning Group - an International Consultancy and Training Company.

https://www.benfanning.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/benfanning/
https://twitter.com/BenFanning1
https://www.instagram.com/benfanning1/

    Entrepreneurial Equity - CSO Scott Kinka of Bridgepointe Technologies

    Entrepreneurial Equity - CSO Scott Kinka of Bridgepointe Technologies

    Entrepreneurial Equity...
    Scott Kinka, Chief Strategy Officer of Bridgepointe Technologies, has been an entrepreneur is EVERY job he's been in...
    and it's literally paid off.
    ...as he was also a founding partner and CTO of Cloud Services Innovator and Evolve IP, which exited to Private Equity in 2017.
    Now he's brings that magic and mindset to his current organization.
    It's profoundly impactful.
    You'll discover the power of igniting their entrepreneurial spirit with your team, and how unleashing its potential can propel the entire organization.
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    Scott also brings this energy and magic to his own Podcast... “Bridge with Scott Kinka” which focuses on personal stories and product development with Executives from some of the largest tech companies in the world.
    LinkedIn Profile http://www.linkedin.com/in/scottkinka
    The Bridge Podcast with Scott Kinka: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bridge-podcast/id1643072015
    Company Link: https://bridgepointetechnologies.com/
    You'll Also Discover:
    What He Learned from Clarence Clemons of the E Street Band.
    How His First Job Set the Trajectory for his Entire Career.
    Three Effective Communication Strategies for Every Employee.
    Power Journaling and Note-Taking Tips.
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    Connect with the Host, #1 bestselling author Ben Fanning
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    • 32 min
    Million Dollar Leadership Lesson - CFO Phenom, Davinder Athwal

    Million Dollar Leadership Lesson - CFO Phenom, Davinder Athwal

    Million Dollar Leadership Lesson.
    Davinder Athwal, CFO of Phenom, shares a costly mistake he made early in his career which reshaped his entire approach to leadership.
    You'll find how a seemingly insignificant decision led to an unfortunate chain of events.
    And...
    ...💡often the biggest mistake can lead to the most profound learning.
    He used the insight from this challenging experience to ultimately accelerate his career.
    Now he's become a people-first CFO, transforming and scaling global business for more a decade.
    Davinder also previously served in leadership roles at OSG, Avantax, Nortel Networks, IBM, and PwC.
    Don't miss Davinder's story -- a testament to the power of introspection and growth in leadership.
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    https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesavvycfo/
    https://www.phenom.com/
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    Phenom is a purpose-driven company that delivers AI-powered talent experiences to global enterprises. With Phenom, candidates find and choose you faster, employees develop their skills and evolve, recruiters become wildly productive, and managers build stronger-performing teams. 
    The Phenom Intelligent Talent Experience platform seamlessly connects candidates, employees, recruiters, hiring managers, HR, and HRIS — empowering over 500 diverse and global enterprises with innovative products including Phenom Career Site, Chatbot, CMS, CRM, AI Scheduling, Video Assessments, Campaigns, University Recruiting, Talent Marketplace, Career Pathing, Gigs, Mentoring, and Referrals
    LinkedIn Profile http://www.linkedin.com/in/thesavvycfo
    Company Link: https://www.phenom.com/
    What You’ll Discover in this Episode:
    CFO Strategies for Every Leader.
    The Worst Leadership Advice He's Heard.
    How to Leverage AI to Increase Your Impact..
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    Connect with the Host, #1 bestselling author Ben Fanning
    Speaking and Training inquires
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    • 26 min
    The CEO's Inspiration - Belimed Co-CEO, Dustin Dzwonkowski

    The CEO's Inspiration - Belimed Co-CEO, Dustin Dzwonkowski

    The CEO's Inspiration
    Dustin Dzwonkowski, Belimed Co-CEO and CCO, shares the hardship he faced early in life that ultimately fueled his motivation and accelerated his success.
    His personal story is powerful.
    What he learned shaped his leadership approach and propelled his rapid ascent over 8 years from Account Executive to C-Suite.
    If you're facing adversity right now now, you'll find a light of positive energy and momentum in my interview with Dustin.
    Don't miss it.
    Dustin on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dustin-dzwonkowski-b4820231/
    His company, Belimed: https://www.belimed.com/
    Belimed AG is a leading supplier of medical and surgical instrument sterilization, disinfection, and cleaning products and services
    You’ll also Discover...
    The Moment that Leadership Clicked for Him.
    A Leadership Lesson He Learned as a Division 1 Athlete.
    What Can Inspire a Moment of Clarity.
    How the CO-CEO Model Can Boost Results.
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    Connect with the Host, #1 bestselling author Ben Fanning
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    • 28 min
    "The Force" Saving the World - TAE CMO, Jim McNiel

    "The Force" Saving the World - TAE CMO, Jim McNiel

    "The Force" Saving the World.
    Jim McNiel, Global CMO at TAE Technologies, shares his incredible journey from Lucasfilm to leading a company on the cusp of delivering commercial fusion power capable of sustaining the planet for thousands of years.
    This is an entirely new take on using "The Force" for you and your team!
    His company’s pioneering work represents the fastest, most practical, and economically competitive solution to bring abundant clean energy to the grid. 
    Jim is a visionary in the fusion industry, a tech entrepreneur, an award-winning filmmaker, and a venture capitalist.
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    He also hosts TAE’s Podcast– Good Clean Energy
    https://tae.com/good-clean-energy/
    LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimmcniel/
    Company Link: https://tae.com/
    What You’ll Discover in this Episode:
    What it was like Working on THE Star Wars Film Editing Tool (that Revolutionized Film Making).
    The Strategy that Resulted in an Award-Winning Documentary with Werner Herzog .
    What Every Leader Needs to Know about Fusion Energy.
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    Connect with the Host, #1 bestselling author Ben Fanning
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    • 41 min
    The King's Healthcare - CEO and Founder, Get Well Network, Michael O’Neil

    The King's Healthcare - CEO and Founder, Get Well Network, Michael O’Neil

    The King's Healthcare
    Michael O’Neil, CEO and Founder of Get Well Network, shares his challenging personal experience with cancer and how it inspired an incredible mission to revolution the patient hospital experience.
    You see he believes with the their technology and process, every patient can get the same VIP experience that's normally reserved for those in royal and celebrity circles.
    Believe it; because they are making this happen today with 50 million interactions annually across 1000 locations. 
    It's a masterclass in business, passion, and global impact.
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    Michael's company deliver better outcomes for patients and the hospital systems they depend on.
    After undergoing treatment for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Michael founded the company in 2000 to help deliver better outcomes for patients and improve the overall care experience.
    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeloneiljr/
    Company Link: https://www.getwellnetwork.com/
    You’ll Discover in this Episode:
    The Morning Routine that Fuels his Work Day.
    How He Raised $1 Million Dollars While Working on His MBA.
    How to Craft and Communicate an Inspiring Leadership Vision..
    AI Tips for Accelerating Results
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    Connect with the Host, #1 bestselling author Ben Fanning
    Speaking and Training inquires
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    • 32 min
    Accelerated Mental Edge - Guy Melamed is CFO & COO for Varonis Systems

    Accelerated Mental Edge - Guy Melamed is CFO & COO for Varonis Systems

    Accelerate your Mental Edge.
    Guy Melamed, CFO & COO at Varonis Systems Inc, shares his secret for getting sharper, faster, and smarter.
    He discovered it during his days of playing Major League Soccer, and now's he converted it the C-Suite to boost results the entire organization including...
    ...achieving a 5-year transition plan in just 5 quarters!
    And YES you can utilize it with your team team too!
    LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/guy-melamed-46b7932/
    Company Link: https://www.varonis.com/
    What You’ll Discover in this Episode:
    What he Learned Being the First Israeli Drafted into Major League Soccer.
    Why He Eventually Choose Accounting Over the MLS.
    An Unexpected Twist that Led to his Growth.
    HIs Go-To Resource for Mindset.
    How to Build Trust “Horizontally” in Your Organization.
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    Connect with the Host, #1 bestselling author Ben Fanning
    Speaking and Training inquires
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

kjb0514 ,

Bold, insightful, and engaging!

Ben’s stellar guests shine the brightest of lights on what it means to be a leader! Bold, insightful, and engaging are just a few of the words I’d use to describe the time you’ll spend with them. You’ll get tons of actionable advice and tangible tips, but you’ll also get heaps of inspiration from truly engaging individuals that have been where you are and want to see you succeed. Thanks for putting out such a superb show, Ben - keep up the great work!

Christopher Smithey ,

First Impression

Ben is a knowledgeable professional, in the space of discovering and developing leadership for teams and individuals. Thank you Ben! I am fortunate to have met you. Started listening to your podcast yesterday after the conference, and became an instant fan. Enjoy the tone, approach and wealth of knowledge shared in your show. Our meeting has inspired the goal of being a guest on your show. Christopher Smithey

What I Vegan ,

Great stories

Ben’s a charismatic host who’s fun to listen to. I also love hearing the personal stories and wisdom gained from experience that guests share.

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