entrepreneurship

"Leadership and Culture Keys for Startup Success" - An Interview with Marc Sellouk | The Transformative Leader Podcast 037

In this episode of The Transformative Leader Podcast, I am happy to bring you a conversation with entrepreneur, founder of Transbeam, and CEO of Flewber, Marc Sellouk. Marc is a successful entrepreneur, having built up his previous venture, Transbeam, into a multi-million dollar business by applying the lessons of servant leadership and culture development that all Transformative Leaders practice. Although he has moved on to his next project, Flewber, he continues to bring this leadership philosophy to bear to build an agile, resilient culture that is sure to bring extraordinary value to both customers and employees alike. During the course of our conversation, we talk about the specific principles Marc has applied to bring his ventures to extraordinary success. An entertaining and lively discussion that no one will want to miss.

"The Transformative Entrepreneur" - An Interview with Jacob Baadsgaard | The Transformative Leader Podcast 036

In this episode of The Transformative Leader Podcast, I am honored to bring you a discussion with fellow kindred spirit, hugely successful advertising entrepreneur, and genuine transformative leader, Jacob Baadsgaard. I know that I describe many guests as “kindred spirits,“ but it applies even more when it comes to Jacob’s story and his approach to business and leadership. We both had a similar entrepreneurial experience, from realizing that our skills were not being fully utilized in the corporate world, to starting our businesses free of debt, and experiencing massive growth as a result of our “serving others first“ approach. Jacob is one of those truly extraordinary individuals who, unlike many in the corporate world, gets “it.” […] He is focused not just on his own success, but passionate about the success and excellence of others, in his business and community. I could go on and on, but suffice it to say, no one will want to miss this fascinating interview with such a rare and exceptional leader.

In Praise of Intrapreneurs: 10 Encouraging Tips for the True Champions of Transformation

Much has been said in praise of entrepreneurs—those intrepid few of us who weather the storms of adversity and uncertainty, who boldly accept the risks of exploring new frontiers, and whose goal is to offers goods and services without the backing of a large organization. As someone who has recently embarked on an entrepreneurial venture of my own, I can certainly attest to and appreciate the recognition that entrepreneurs receive as well-deserved. As laudable as it is to strike out on your own, however, this post is written in honor of those whose choice is no less noble or courageous , i.e. those who choose to stay in their corporate roles and navigate the often-treacherous waters of internal politics and other challenges, all so that they can champion culture transformation from the inside-out. We refer to these brave few, who accomplish what no external force or factor can ever achieve, as the “intrapreneurs.”