310 episodes

A fun and fast-paced podcast where successful business leaders share their insights on leadership, management, finance, sales, marketing and/or work-life balance from a variety of industries and countries. It is 6 questions in approximately 7 minutes because successful business leaders are busy and rarely have more time to spare. By listening, you will benefit from these short yet impactful nuggets of leadership wisdom that you can apply to your organization.
Please note that the show has completed season one after 310 episodes and is currently exploring options to revise the show for future seasons.

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A fun and fast-paced podcast where successful business leaders share their insights on leadership, management, finance, sales, marketing and/or work-life balance from a variety of industries and countries. It is 6 questions in approximately 7 minutes because successful business leaders are busy and rarely have more time to spare. By listening, you will benefit from these short yet impactful nuggets of leadership wisdom that you can apply to your organization.
Please note that the show has completed season one after 310 episodes and is currently exploring options to revise the show for future seasons.

    Are you humanistic, compassionate and authentic?

    Are you humanistic, compassionate and authentic?

    Are you humanistic, compassionate and authentic?
    6 questions. 7 minutes. Pure insights. Episode 310: Successful business leaders are humanistic, compassionate and authentic. Wise words from Jared Narlock, Talent Development Speaker, Author and Coach with Peaceful Powered Leadership LLC.
    Transcript of Question 3:
    Question Number Three. I have a fictitious book with all the answers for business. What chapter would you think most companies should read? 
    Being authentic and humanistic that is huge for me, remembering that we are all human beings, and remembering that people, for the most part are bringing their best day in and day out. And that looks different. Some days we look sometimes and say, oh, I know what that person's best looks like, and this isn't it, but we don't know the reality of what they endured, when they started their day, or their week, and what that is and so remembering to extend grace and keeping that focus on the people because the people ultimately will get those business results and those other pieces that are in that book.
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    • 8 min
    Did you know that one scheduling tweak can assure you are prepared for the future?

    Did you know that one scheduling tweak can assure you are prepared for the future?

    Did you know that one scheduling tweak can assure you are prepared for the future?
    6 questions. 7 minutes. Pure insights. Episode 309: This one scheduling tweak can assure you are prepared for the future. Wise words from Dorie Clark, Duke & Columbia Business Professor and Harvard Business Review Author.
    The strategic thinking assessment Dorie mentions is available here.
    Transcript of Question 4:
    Question number four - other than the generic work harder, have a great attitude and care for customers, what advice or insight would you give to other business leaders? One insight that's been on my mind a lot Pete, is something that I talk about in my new book The Long Game. And fundamentally, it's a book about how to apply the principles of strategic thinking to your life and your career, and there's a section where I talked about the importance of 20% time. Now, this is something that Google popularized, it's the idea that employees would take 20% of their time to spend on kind of speculative projects that are outside the scope of their regular work. And I think this is an incredibly useful strategy both at the enterprise level and at the individual level if your company is not giving you 20% time, use your own time for 20% time, because we need to constantly be developing ourselves and learning, and sometimes it can be through listening to great podcasts like this one, it could be taking online courses, it could be reading books or doing informational interviews or building your network, but we have to keep ourselves sharp COVID showed everybody that we can't really predict what's coming down the pike. And so you need to be ready for anything. And the way to do that is to build a Swiss Army knife of skills with that 20% of time.
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    • 10 min
    Do you cultivate leaders at all levels of your organization?

    Do you cultivate leaders at all levels of your organization?

    Do you cultivate leaders at all levels of your organization?
    6 questions. 7 minutes. Pure insights. Episode 308: Successful businesspeople cultivate leaders at all levels of their organization. Wise words from Michael Lane, Managing Director of Success Resources.
    Transcript of Question 3:
    Question number three. I have a fictitious book with all the answers for business. What chapter would you think most companies should read? Wow, great question. I would say, leadership. I think leadership is such an important factor in the success of a business. Everything rises and falls on leadership as per Dr. John C. Maxwell, it's everything from the leader who runs the business who you're creating the business yet on to the leaders who are at the bottom level, we're all leaders we all need to continue to develop the leaders within our team, we do that we tend to have successful businesses.
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    • 6 min
    Do you leverage togetherness to grow your business?

    Do you leverage togetherness to grow your business?

    Do you leverage togetherness to grow your business?
    6 questions. 7 minutes. Pure insights. Episode 307: Successful business leaders leverage togetherness to grow their business. Wise words from Alex Sanfilippo, Founder of PodMatch.
    TRANSCRIPT OF QUESTION 4:
    Question number four, other than the generic work harder, have a great attitude and care for customers, what advice would you give to other business leaders?
    So what I'd say is business advice that I give to other leaders is actually from a quote by Helen Keller, and she says alone we can do so little but together we can do so much. And the reason I find this to be so important is because when we're looking at this next generation that's coming up Gen Z, they're starting to become the primary customer like the consumer, there'll be everyone starting to market to when we find these when everyone starts marketing to this new demographic the rest of the world kind of follows suit with their personalities and we kind of adopt and adapt to what they're doing. And the reason I bring that up is because we're finding Gen Z is actually very very driven by purpose by collaboration by community by togetherness if that's a word at this point. But I say that because they're looking at the world in the sense of we want to be together. We want to be unified we want to like break barriers that have never been broken before, and a lot of companies are more so focused on supplying a solution to that one customer or just helping that one person which can be good but at the same time, it can really harm us, when we're not thinking about how we can drive things through community. And now a lot of businesses might say well I'm business to business but in the day, we're all human, human we're H2H not B2B And as long as you can find a way to bring people together around what you're doing you're to find this next generation will be much more interested in working with you, because I can see that you know what this is affecting my community what I care about it makes me part of something bigger than just myself, so I think it's really important we all start thinking again about this Helen Keller quote alone we can do so little together we can do so much if we want our businesses to grow in the future. I think we need to be focused more on how can we make this something together, and more collaborative. So my advice would that would just be set up an initiative within your company see how you can get involved in serving the community, even it has nothing to do with your business or find a way that you can bring people together and actually make sure that you're listening those clients and finding out ways that you can be involved in their lives and the lives of the people that they care about.
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    • 10 min
    Do you overlook the most important aspect in a new employee's transition?

    Do you overlook the most important aspect in a new employee's transition?

    Do you overlook the most important aspect in a new employee's transition?
    6 questions. 7 minutes. Pure insights. Episode 306: Don't overlook the most important aspect in a new employee's transition. Wise words from Dr. Keith McNally, Educator at Digital Vision LLC.
    Transcript of Question 3:
    Question number three. I have a fictitious book with all the answers for business. What chapter would you think most companies should read?
    I think they should read "What does it mean to follow up after the sale?" and so going back to what I just talked about is, as an instructor, I'm in education, of course, and so you always want to do that follow up, especially for those who are transitioning out just because they've made that transition, they're no longer in the military. That doesn't mean all of their problems and all of their frustrations are gone. They're still in transition so they have to acclimate themselves to the civilian culture, a civilian workforce, a new job. And so, being there continually to mentor, coach and guide. You know that, that's really where the power is so we just don't drop them and let them go. You have to continually be there and I still have contact with students have trained. Years and years ago, you know who have gotten their certifications, made it up the ladder in terms of IT and are now project or program managers so that's been really good.
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    • 9 min
    What is your mission to impact humanity? A mission far greater than yourself?

    What is your mission to impact humanity? A mission far greater than yourself?

    What is your mission to impact humanity? A mission far greater than yourself?
    6 questions. 7 minutes. Pure insights. Episode 305: Successful business leaders have a mission to impact humanity - a mission far greater than themselves. Wise words from Ahmad Imam, Presenter, Host, and Edutainer at Success Resources Australia.
    TRANSCRIPT OF QUESTION 4:
    Question number four. Other than that generic work harder, have a great attitude and caring for customers. What advice would you give to other business leaders?
    And that is very cliche advice, but look at this from advice that I would give is something that we're actually speaking about on one of my previous shows, and that is the idea of a mission - a personal mission that is greater than yourself. Okay, so having a mission that is much greater than you a mission that is in service to others, and making that actually impact humanity will help you make your decisions and help you take your plan to the absolute next level, you know, so if you're a business leader if you're a business owner, if you're an entrepreneur, ask yourself, what is my mission to impact humanity. And you'll find that it takes you to a whole another level of the game. It'll make you think far bigger it'll help you develop a 5, 10, 20 year plan, and that is a plan that is in service to others that will actually positively impact on humanity. So for me that was a very powerful one to learn.
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    • 8 min

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21 Ratings

Bruce Chamoff ,

Professor Pete is a dynamic podcaster!

I love the quick question and answer format of 6 questions in 7 minutes. Professor Pete understands the value of time for many of his guests and the format of his podcast shows it. I am so excited to one day be asked to be a guest on this podcast.

TerryD97 ,

Pete gathers great insights about business leadership from his guests

Through six key questions, Pete gathers great insights about business leadership from his guests. If you’re looking to learn a lot about how to lead in just seven minutes, I highly recommend giving Pete’s podcast a listen! Was a privilege to be on the show!

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Always great insights!

Professor Pete does such an awesome job at bringing great guests forward with impactful questions and insights to learn from.

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