15 episodes

Workplace Warrior®: where you hear unique perspectives on leaders with an uncommon desire for results, who take charge, lead their teams and accomplish the mission. They are critical for success in our volatile, complex, and uncertain times. Sometimes, they are perceived as abrasive and occasionally called names like bully.

Your host, Jordan Goldrich, grew up in a loud New York family and once lost an executive position because of his style. He is co-author of the Amazon Best Seller, Workplace Warrior®: People Skills For The No-Bulls**t Executive, Chief Operations Officer, Master Corporate Executive Coach, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. His guests are part of his international network of Workplace Warrior® executives, master corporate executive coaches, and thought leaders. Each guest will engage you in conversation about their successes, mistakes, and solutions. You will get strategies for being completely authentic, while you fulfill your commitment to your organization, build positive relationships, and take performance to an even higher level.

Workplace Warrior® Jordan Goldrich

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Workplace Warrior®: where you hear unique perspectives on leaders with an uncommon desire for results, who take charge, lead their teams and accomplish the mission. They are critical for success in our volatile, complex, and uncertain times. Sometimes, they are perceived as abrasive and occasionally called names like bully.

Your host, Jordan Goldrich, grew up in a loud New York family and once lost an executive position because of his style. He is co-author of the Amazon Best Seller, Workplace Warrior®: People Skills For The No-Bulls**t Executive, Chief Operations Officer, Master Corporate Executive Coach, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. His guests are part of his international network of Workplace Warrior® executives, master corporate executive coaches, and thought leaders. Each guest will engage you in conversation about their successes, mistakes, and solutions. You will get strategies for being completely authentic, while you fulfill your commitment to your organization, build positive relationships, and take performance to an even higher level.

    Stephen Krempl: Getting Into The 5% Zone

    Stephen Krempl: Getting Into The 5% Zone

    About Stephen Krempl: Stephen Krempl is the CEO of Krempl Communications International and creator of the Global Executive Mindset (GEM), a program that focuses on empowering high potential future leaders to make a mark in their organizations. This program, offered through lectures, in-house workshops and online programs, has benefited numerous individuals and organizations globally. Stephen has also extended the GEM™ message to students, through an online program called Winning in the Work World™ (W3 Online), to prepare them as they step into the work world.
     
    As an international trainer, speaker and author, Stephen has worked with thousands of leaders in over 30 countries. His experience has given him valuable insights into what employers really want, and how executives can stand out in their organizations, even in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.
     
    Stephen’s professional career spans over 25 years in Fortune 500 companies, such as PepsiCo Restaurants International and Motorola. He also played pivotal roles as the Chief Learning Officer of Starbucks Coffee Company, and the Vice President of YUM University and Global Learning. He is also the author of five insightful and inspirational books, including his latest “You’re Hired – Now What Do You Do?”, the ultimate playbook to learning the rules and winning in any organization.
      

    In this episode, Jordan and Stephen discuss:

    The 5% Zone when you’re talking to your bosses boss, and how to drive that conversation The cultural rules of the corporate game are unwritten, so you have to ask the right people to figure out what they are  Make sure you have something of value to add when you speak.

    Key Takeaways:

    If you are not visible in your organization, you are invisible. Always think of ways to become more visible. Being “authentic” means different things in different situations. Acting differently doesn’t always mean you are not being authentic. You will always be compared to the person before you and the one coming after you, so if you want to be great, you have to continuously learn and grow.  

    "You can be authentic, but it's for different roles. Even as a parent with your younger kids, you cannot tell them in the same way as you would having a discussion with your spouse or your partner. You have to change that communication. And that's very important." —  Stephen Krempl


     
    Download a free copy of Stephen’s book “The 5% Zone- Visibility Strategies That Get You Recognized and Rewarded in Any Organization” here-
    https://www.winningintheworkworld.com/e-book/
     

    Connect with Stephen Krempl:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/WininWorkWorld
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WinningintheWorkWorld/
    Website: https://www.winningintheworkworld.com/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbIN-qKyEAiAAX4prVlYvhQ
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/winning-in-the-work-world/
        

    Connect with Jordan:
     
    Get a free copy of Jordan’s book at www.workplacewarrior.com
     
    Website: www.workplacewarriorinc.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordangoldrich1
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordan.goldrich
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordangoldrich/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgoldrich/

    • 38 min
    014 Michael Wader: Reinventing Leaders

    014 Michael Wader: Reinventing Leaders

    About Michael Wader: Michael has reinvented himself for his four careers. After finishing 26 years in the US Air Force and 25 years of teaching leadership in 16 different countries he’s focused on helping other leaders reinvent themselves. People from around the world recognize his energetic, inspirational, and highly motivated people’s first passion. He reinvented himself from a hated but successful leader to an award-winning leader in the United States Air Force. His hard knocks leadership experience has paved the way for him to now make it easier for other tough-minded leaders to improve their leadership performance. He’s written 4 books, Leaders of Change, Looking Up, Fired Up, and  Leadership Survival in a Crisis.    
     


    In this episode, Jordan and Michael discuss:

    Taking a look in the mirror and striving for self-improvement. Learning how to accept and handle change by adjusting quickly to your situation. Bouncing back and reinventing yourself.

    Key Takeaways:

    Make a personal/professional plan about yourself.  What are you going to do for yourself, reward yourself for doing things right and being a better human? As a leader, you need to hold people accountable or it’s all gonna come down to you and it is your responsibility.  

    "As a leader, if you take care of the people the people will take care of the process." —  Michael Wader


     
     Mentioned: See You at the Top by Zig Ziglar 


    Connect with Michael Wader:
    Website: www.reinventingleaders.com   
     

       

    Connect with Jordan:
     
    Get a free copy of Jordan’s book at www.workplacewarrior.com
     
    Website: www.workplacewarriorinc.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordangoldrich1
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordan.goldrich
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordangoldrich/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgoldrich/

    • 28 min
    Joanne McCall: How to Get Your Message Heard in a Noisy, Busy World

    Joanne McCall: How to Get Your Message Heard in a Noisy, Busy World

    About Joanne McCall: Joanne is a Publicist and Media Trainer. She helps leaders who are often non-fiction authors become media darlings. Her secret sauce is positioning, securing, and helping authors to deliver compelling interviews and capture media attention through the various media channels now available. On a first-name basis with hundreds of top rung producers, editors, writers, and journalists, she secures coverage for clients including Brain Tracy, Ken Blanchard, Dave Ramsey, Geneen Roth, Diana Stoneham, and the Deepak Chopra Center for Well Being. She has also helped the founder of NLP Dr. Richard Bandler and many others. Her media strategy sessions help authors to become media darlings and her media finishing schools get them visible.
     

    In this episode, Jordan and Joanne discuss:

    Being clear on which clients are the best fit for you. Encouraging people to get ready for the big time. This includes supporting then and  letting them know how to keep improving. Media interviewer and interviewee training
    Key Takeaways:

    Have big aspirations and know what you want, but be willing to put in the work to get it.  Address whatever you are most afraid of first, those questions are going to be asked, so be prepared.  Let your clients know that what you are asking of them is for their benefit.   

    "In a world where anybody can stand up how are you going to stand out?"
     —  Joanne McCall



    Connect with Joanne McCall:

    Twitter: @joannemcall  
    Facebook: Joanne McCall 
    Website: Joanne McCall.com 
    Email: joanne@joannemcall.com  
    YouTube: Joanne McCall
    LinkedIn: Joanne McCall
    Instagram: @joanne.mccall

       

    Connect with Jordan:
     
    Get a free copy of Jordan’s book at www.workplacewarrior.com
     
    Website: www.workplacewarriorinc.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordangoldrich1
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordan.goldrich
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordangoldrich/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgoldrich/

    • 34 min
    Wayne Hart: Don’t work on Eggshells in the Workplace: How to Give Feedback That Builds Performance and Relationships

    Wayne Hart: Don’t work on Eggshells in the Workplace: How to Give Feedback That Builds Performance and Relationships

    About Wayne Hart: Dr. Hart has worked in public education, healthcare, and consulting positions, and held senior leadership roles in the petroleum industry, environmental technology, and information management. He’s currently a Senior Fellow with The Center for Creative Leadership which is one of the best known research leadership development and executive coaching organizations in the world. You can check them out at www.ccl.org. Prior to his current role, Dr. Hart served the Center for over 18 years in the role of senior faculty and during that time he trained over 4000 leaders. He designed and delivered custom leadership development experiences for a wide variety of organizations including aerospace, the U.S. Military, financial services manufacturing and many others. He’s also the author of 5 books and dozens of articles. One of his latest books, published through CCL is called Feedback and Performance Reviews.   
     
    In this episode, Jordan and Wayne discuss:

    The 4 feedback options CCL’s powerful model: Situation Behavior Impact (SBI). How to “frame” your feedback so it doesn’t damage your relationship. 

    Key Takeaways:

    You can say almost anything to anybody if you frame  it correctly When you are frustrated or angry, reflect before speaking.  After giving a directive, ask “Is there something I am missing,” or “Tell me why this won’t work.”  

    "The moments that I spend thinking about how to frame the feedback, and which kind of feedback to use puts me in a grounded position, that relaxes me."
     —  Wayne Hart


     
    Connect with Wayne Hart:
     
    Facebook:  Wayne Hart PhD
    Website: www.ccl.org  
    Email: waynehartphd@outlook.com  
    Book: Feedback in Performance Reviews
    LinkedIn: Wayne Hart PhD

       

    Connect with Jordan:
     
    Get a free copy of Jordan’s book at www.workplacewarrior.com
     
    Website: www.workplacewarriorinc.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordangoldrich1
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordan.goldrich
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordangoldrich/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgoldrich/

    • 41 min
    Doug Sandler: Being Nice and Supportive as a Function of Building Your Business

    Doug Sandler: Being Nice and Supportive as a Function of Building Your Business

    About Doug Sandler: Doug has over 30 years of business experience as an entrepreneur and leader. His book Nice Guys Finish First is a number one ranked Amazon bestseller and as a podcast host of The Nice Guys on Business, Podcast Doug has interviewed Gary Veinerchuck, Ariana Huffington, Dan Harris from Good Morning America, Ron Clane, White House Chief of Staff, and dozens of celebrities. He specializes in teaching others how to’s of business relationships and strengthening connections. Doug is a nationally recognized speaker and writer. While he doesn’t practice it anymore, he is also a phenomenal D.J. His company Turnkey Podcast Productions provides the production, editing, and launch services for the Workplace Warrior Podcast.  

     

    In this episode, Jordan and Doug discuss:

    Why podcasting? Is it community, influence, or money? The use of technology and knowing when to outsource.  Podcasting as a source of marketing your product or business.

    Key Takeaways:

    Being nice is a way to engage someone through communication that helps you both to win through compassion and empathy.  Catch people in the act of doing something right vs doing something wrong.  One of the keys to winning in business is a good attitude. Don’t let the negative thoughts in your head, “your head trash,” get in your way. Stay in your zone of genius or your zone of excellence. You aren’t best suited to do the tasks that aren’t in your zone.   

    "Don’t let perfect be the enemy of done." —  Doug Sandler


     
    Mentioned: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
     
              The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks




    Connect with Doug Sandler:
    Website: turnkeypodcast.com/toolkit 
    Twitter: djdoug 
    Facebook: dj.doug.sandler 
    Website: turnkeypodcast.com/ 
    Email: doug@turnkeypodcast.com
    Phone: (410) 340-6861
    Instagram: turnkeypodcast/
    LinkedIn: doug-sandler-1a346649/


    Connect with Jordan:
     
    Get a free copy of Jordan’s book at www.workplacewarrior.com
     
    Website: www.workplacewarriorinc.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordangoldrich1
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordan.goldrich
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordangoldrich/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgoldrich/

    • 36 min
    Charles Epstein: Empathy in the Workplace

    Charles Epstein: Empathy in the Workplace

    About Charles Epstein: Charles is the founder of Backbone which is a marketing, public relations, and business development company that specializes in technology, healthcare, and human capital management. His work spans not safe for work columnists (NSFW) and he’s formerly a Huffington Post satire columnist. He has a satiric and sarcastic sense of humor. He developed a number of employee engagement and communications platforms including one called Peaquest which is immersive health and wellness assessments, and Weekender, which is about moving wellness to the weekends, and MBarc, which is to prepare and support ex-pats. Helping people make the transition from the main office of their company to the home office
     


    In this episode, Jordan and Charles discuss:

    Challenges of an entrepreneur When your idea/model is stolen The two sides of political correctness and cancel culture Diversity and inclusion for obnoxious guys 
    Key Takeaways:

    Handling anything that comes your way When your humor goes too far Cognitive empathy: Seeing someone else’s point of view does not mean letting them off the hook.   Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation

    "In business and in my life I apply the Hippocratic Oath, Do no harm." 
    —  Charles Epstein




    Connect with Charles Epstein:
    Email: che@backboneinc.com
    Show: Work In Progress

       

    Connect with Jordan:
     
    Get a free copy of Jordan’s book at www.workplacewarrior.com
     
    Website: www.workplacewarriorinc.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordangoldrich1
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordan.goldrich
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordangoldrich/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgoldrich/

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

Lizzykat48 ,

Great points in what and what not to do!

Great points - really like "speak the language two levels up", create green "x"'s - be memorable! And certainly resonated with the small voice #1 and #2! Great insight to share with leaders who desire to be seen and heard! Thank you!

Psalms 150 DJ ,

Very insightful and inspiring

I am a recent MBA graduate and it is comforting to listen to Workplace Warrior as a continuous learning environment tool to help establish the linkage of my academic knowledge base to my personal and professional development with practical and insightful interviews and comments that the podcast provides.
Great Job Workplace Warrior Podcast!!!

Ttownboy23 ,

High Quality Business Advice

All in all, I have been fortunate enough to listen to every episode. The tagline alone for Workplace Warrior already teaches listeners a valuable lesson, “driving results without damaging relationships.” Basically, any result being achieved is likely not desirable if you have not maintained healthy relationships. From this, you can truly learn how to become or remain authentic while also taking your performance to higher levels.

Topics that are often highlighted deal with navigating the business world during this transitional period of adapting to the new normal in 2020. For instance, interview guest Doug Sandler, explains how there is a new way of approaching business, in which people must consider becoming more involved with new media for success in the new normal.

Podcasting is a highly effective approach to capture an audience, build a community and grow a customer base. Even if your listeners total less than 50 people, podcasting still allows you to spread brand awareness and ultimately capitalize on a very inexpensive marketing strategy.

There are so many more topics that are instantly memorable for all the lessons graciously offered. Each episode is directly unique to the guest being interviewed while simultaneously staying true to the Workplace Warrior mantra: “driving results without damaging relationships.”

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