Elevate with Robert Glazer

Robert Glazer

Join Robert Glazer, CEO of Acceleration Partners and creator of Friday Forward, as he sits down with people who are at the top of their fields—from renowned entrepreneurs, visionaries and change-makers to the world's great writers, thinkers and business leaders. He chats with experts about how they grow their capacity and help others achieve the

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Jacob Morgan, is one of the world's leading futurists and a premier authority on the future of work, the employee experience and leadership. Jacob is the bestselling author of four books, including The Future of Work and his latest, The Future Leader, which was released early this year. He is a TED Speaker, founder of The Future of Work University and the host of the podcast The Future of Work with Jacob Morgan. Jacob joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about how work will evolve in the future, what leaders can do to prepare for that future, permanent changes from the pandemic, and more. 

Sep 22

37 min

Liz Wiseman is one of the world's top experts on leadership coaching. She is founder and CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm that works with clients such as Apple, Disney, Facebook and Google. Liz is a frequent guest lecturer at BYU and Stanford, has been recognized by Thinkers50 as the top leader thinker in the world in 2019, and is the author of several New York Times bestselling books, including Multipliers, The Multiplier Effect, and Rookie Smarts. Liz joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about working with Larry Ellison at Oracle, training leaders to make others better, and building a team of multipliers.

Sep 15

64 min

Bobby Herrera is one of the most gifted storytellers in business. Bobby is the co-founder and president of Populus Group, an organization that helps businesses manage non-permanent employees. He is a former Army veteran, a top rated keynote speaker and the author of The Gift of Struggle. Bobby has also been hailed as "the best CEO you have never heard of," by Patrick Lencioni Bobby joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about the benefits of struggle, helping his employees grow, fatherhood and more.

Sep 8

51 min

Greg McKeown helps leaders determine what is essential, at work and in life. Greg is the author of the NYT bestseller Essentialism, and founder and CEO of McKeown Inc, an organization that helps leading companies reach the next level of growth. He has worked with clients like Apple, Google, Facebook, Pixar and more, and has been featured in the New York Times, Fast Company, Politico and Harvard Business Review. Greg is also a world-renowned keynote speaker and host of the podcast Essentialism with Greg McKeown. Greg joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to discuss how to prioritize the essentials in work and in life.

Sep 1

50 min

Conor Neill is one of the world's premier experts on moving people to action. Conor is a sought after keynote speaker and speaking coach who teaches others how to craft their messaging to persuade and inspire others to join their cause. He is a serial entrepreneur who has founded five companies, a professor of Leadership Communications at IESE Business School in Barcelona, and a permanent faculty member of Entrepreneurs' Organization's Global Leadership Academy. Conor joins host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to discuss how he recovered after losing everything, how to inspire others with world-class speaking, and finding meaning in life.

Aug 25

63 min

Elle Russ, is an established thought-leader on health and well-being. A former comedian and comedy writer at the world-famous Second City comedy theater in Chicago, she now hosts Mark Sisson's popular Primal Blueprint Podcast. She has written two books, including The Paleo Thyroid Solution, which helps readers reclaim their health, and has helped thousands of people overcome health challenges and live healthier lives. Elle joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about getting her start in comedy, television writing, treating her debilitating thyroid problem, and helping others elevate their health.

Aug 18

44 min

Dave Kerpen has mastered the art of likability. Now he teaches leading brands to do the same. He is the founder of Likeable Local, which uses tailor social media campaigns to help companies reach a broader audience. He is also the New York Times Bestselling author of books such as Likeable Social Media and The Art of People. Dave is also world-renowned keynote speaker, and has been featured in CNBC, NYT and more. Dave joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about becoming the top salesman at Disney, starring on a reality tv show, getting his $100,000 wedding sponsored, and more.

Aug 11

38 min

John Jantsch is one of the most creative marketing voices business today. John is a marketing consultant and founder of the small business consulting firm Duct Tape Marketing. He is also an acclaimed keynote speaker, bestselling author of several books, including Duct Tape Marketing and his latest, The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur, and host of the popular Duct Tape Marketing Podcast. John joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about his career, building a marketing agency from scratch, and the importance of self-reliance in business.

Aug 4

35 min

While over 90 percent of us believe we are self-aware, only 15 percent of us actually are. Dr. Tasha Eurich is one of the world's leading thinkers and researcher on self-awareness, a crucial skill every leader needs to have. Dr. Eurich has directly with 20,000 leaders and spoken to 100,000 more, with clients including the NBA, Walmart, Salesforce and more, and her TEDx talks have been viewed more than 6 million times. Thinkers50 also named Dr. Eurich one of the top 30 emerging management thinkers in the world, and a top 50 World Leader in Coaching. Dr. Eurich joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about self-awareness, organizational psychology and more.

Jul 28

48 min

James Clear is one of the world's leading experts on forming and maintaining positive habits. He is the author of the smash hit book Atomic Habits, which spent 15 months on the New York Times bestseller list, the creator of the popular 3-2-1 newsletter, and a sought-after keynote speaker. James joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about forming the habits that drive lasting change in our lives and careers.

Jul 21

46 min

Dan Schawbel, is part of a new generation of business leaders.  He is the Managing Partner of Workplace Intelligence, a research and advisory firm helping HR adapt to trends, drive performance and prepare for the future. He is the New York Times bestselling author of three books: Back to Human, Promote Yourself and Me 2.0, and the host of the 5 Questions podcast, where he interviews world-class humans like Richard Branson, Condoleezza Rice, Rachael Ray, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Jay Shetty.  Dan joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to discuss personal branding, the future of work, and prioritizing mental health in the professional world. 

Jul 14

41 min

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including #1 New York Times bestsellers The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, Better Than Before and The Four Tendencies. Her books have sold almost three million copies and been published in more than thirty languages. Gretchen and her sister, Elizabeth, also have their own podcast called Happier where they discuss good habits and happiness. Gretchen joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to discuss risk taking, happiness, purposeful growth, and our unique tendencies.

Jul 7

62 min

Jordan Paris learned a young age what some people never grasp—adopting a growth mindset. At just 22 years old, Jordan Paris has become a successful entrepreneur, author of two books and host of the popular podcast Growth Mindset University.  Jordan has also been featured in Forbes, Market Watch, Men’s Health, NASDAQ and more. Jordan joined Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about deciding at a young age to never have another boss, innovative career paths, and constantly improving.

Jun 30

36 min

Ayele Shakur is one of the most innovative thinkers in education and equality. She is the CEO of BUILD.org, a national organization that identifies self-driven and underserved high school students; provides them with the inspiration, skills, actual experience, and mentorship necessary for success; and connects them with business leaders. Ayele is an advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Equitable Futures Initiative, has had her writing featured in HuffPost, the Hill and Entrepreneur Magazine, and is a sought-after keynote speaker. Ayele joined Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about how education can be improved to create more opportunity and equity for underserved communities.

Jun 25

50 min

Derek Sivers is a true renaissance man. He's a former entrepreneur, founder of CD Baby, and a prolific writer, thinker, TED speaker and musician. He has optimized himself for creating and learning, and has cut most extraneous things from his life. Derek Sivers joined Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about the importance of saying no, pursuing goals and experiences that scare us, why he doesn't consider himself an entrepreneur anymore and fostering creativity in work and life.

Jun 23

76 min

Dr. Benjamin Hardy insists we are capable of changing our personalities for the better. He is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author of multiple books, including Willpower Doesn't Work and his latest, Personality Isn't Permanent, which published today! Ben was the No. 1 writer in the world on Medium.com for four consecutive years, and his articles are read by millions of people worldwide. Ben joined Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to discuss his new book, how we can change our personality for the better, and more.

Jun 16

57 min

As people look to make change in the world around them, they can start by learning from people like Dr. Abdul-Malik Muhammad. Dr. Muhammad is the founder of Akoben, an inspiring organization that provides training, consulting and keynotes with the goal of transforming individuals, organizations and communities and positively affecting change. Dr. Muhammad has served as a teacher, principal, campus president, and executive and state director of a multitude of national and international organizations. He has also been a grassroots organizer, activist and advocate for marginalized youth for nearly 25 years. Dr. Muhammad joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about how to make a positive change in the world.

Jun 11

44 min

Jason Fried is one of the business world's most innovative thinkers and leaders. He's the co-founder and CEO of the product management tool, Basecamp, and the creator of the popular blog Signal vs Noise. He is also the bestselling author of Remote: Office Not Required and Rework. Jason joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about Basecamp's innovative culture, remote work, and more.

Jun 9

33 min

Daniel Pink is the New York Times Bestselling Author of six books, including When, Drive and A Whole New Mind. He's a leading expert on the intersection between psychology, work and human performance, and his work has been translated into 37 languages. Dan joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to discuss the secrets behind human motivation, how time of day affects our performance, and much more.

Jun 2

54 min

Keith Ferrazzi has transformed the way we think about building lasting, mutually-beneficial professional relationships. He’s an entrepreneur, world-renowned speaker and NYT bestselling author. Keith is Chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight and its Research Institute and coaches Fortune 100 company leaders and executive teams on leadership, professional relationships and building great teams. He is also the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Who’s Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone. His new book, Leading Without Authority, is now available for purchase. Keith joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about becoming the youngest CMO in the history of Deloitte Consulting, become one of the business world’s greatest thinkers, his principle of Co-Elevation, and more.

May 26

44 min

Philip McKernan needs just a few minutes with somebody to understand what they want in life. Philip is a world-renowned coach, bestselling author and keynote speaker. As a coach, works with entrepreneurs and business leaders to help them find clarity on what their passion is in life, and setting them on the path to achieving that clear purpose.   Philip joins host Robert Glazer on this Elevate Podcast episode to talk about finding clarity for others and his journey to becoming a coach.

May 19

46 min

Tucker Max is one of the most successful writers of his generation. He’s also spent the past decade helping others get published as well. He’s a 4-time New York Times bestselling author and the fourth writer to have three books on the New York Times Non-Fiction Bestseller List at the same time.  He’s also the co-founder of Scribe Media, a company that helps authors write, publish and market their books. In his second appearance on the Elevate Podcast, Tucker joined host Robert Glazer to talk about why now is the right time for aspiring authors to write their first book, what authors need to know about the publishing world, and more.

May 12

33 min

Safi Bahcall is a brilliant and audacious thinker on physics, biotech and entrepreneurship. He’s a physicist, biotech entrepreneur and former CEO.  He was named the EY Biotechnology Entrepreneur of the Year in New England and worked on the President Obama’s Council of Science Advisors in 2011.  He is also a widely-renowned speaker and author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Loonshots. Safi joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about transitioning from science into entrepreneurship, how a joke helped him get on the President Obama’s council of science advisors and why he’s more optimistic than most about the possibility of COVID-19 treatment.

May 5

62 min

Mike Michalowicz quit his first job with an angry voicemail. Then, he built three multi-million-dollar companies before he turned 35. He is a serial entrepreneur, an international advocate for entrepreneurship and a world renowned keynote speaker.  Mike is the author of multiple bestselling books, including Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan and the newly released Fix This Next, which is now available for purchase. Mike joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about the hierarchy of needs for every business and how leaders can cater do those needs during a crisis—without burning themselves out.

Apr 28

43 min

Rana el Kaliouby is a leading thinker on a technological development that will change our entire world—artificial intelligence. She is co-founder and CEO of Affectiva (A-Fectiva), an MIT Media Lab spin-off that pioneers Human Perception AI, or artificial intelligence that can understand all things human. Rana has a PhD from University of Cambridge and a Post Doctoral degree from MIT. She has delivered a TED Talk that has been. viewed nearly 2 million times and is the author of the new book, Girl Decoded, which released April 21. Rana joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about growing up in Egypt and Kuwait, studying at the world’s top educational institutions, her work developing AI, and much more.

Apr 21

38 min

On a new episode of the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer shares four posts from Friday Forward, his inspirational newsletter that reaches 200,000 leaders around the world each week. Hear stories about the opportunity to be the calming force others need right now, the way we can appreciate the extra time we have with our families, the value of generosity in challenging times, and the necessity for us to keep a forward-focused, giving mindset during this crisis. You can join the 200,000 people who get Friday Forward each week by signing up today!

Apr 14

15 min

In a new episode of Friday Forward Audio, Robert Glazer reads two posts from his Friday Forward newsletter that reaches 200,000 leaders worldwide each week.   In Choice Words, Robert shares the enormous impact constructive feedback can have on the people we lead, and why it's crucial to choose our words carefully in that context.  Then, in 2020 Vision, Robert shares his experience making vision boards with his family, and explains why it's made such an impact. You can join the 200,000 people who receive Friday Forward each week by signing up today!

Apr 7

9 min

In a new episode of Friday Forward Audio, Robert Glazer reads two posts from his Friday Forward newsletter that reaches 100,000 leaders worldwide each week.   In Alter Ego, Robert shares how the Masked Singer reveals a key truth about peak-performance.  Then, in Conspiracy Theories, Robert discusses how conspiracy theories have become increasingly common, and are often a way to avoid a difficult truth. You can join the 100,000 people who receive Friday Forward each week by signing up today!

Mar 31

8 min

Dorie Clark, is one of the world’s most-respected thinkers on personal branding.  Dorie is a bestselling author, professor, coach and consultant who helps people transform themselves into thought-leaders on their areas of expertise.  Dorie is the author of three books, has lectured at Duke, Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, and has consulted with companies such as Google, Morgan Stanley, Microsoft and many more. Dorie joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about getting her start in politics, building expertise, establishing a consistent, compelling personal brand and more.

Mar 24

42 min

On a new episode of the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer shares two posts from Friday Forward, his inspirational newsletter that reaches 100,000 leaders around the world each week. In Last Talk, Robert shares Philip McKernan's emotionally impactful One Last Talk program and tells the story of when Robert and Philip conducted the program at Acceleration Partners' annual AP Summit. Then, in Challenge Network, Robert shares how Adam Grant and Tim Ferriss each have a group of confidants who critique their work, rather than tell them what they want to hear. You can join the 100,000 people who get Friday Forward each week by signing up today!

Mar 17

8 min

Stew Friedman has focused much of his career on studying work/life integration and advocating for a better environment for working parents. He is the founding director of the Wharton Leadership Program at University of Pennsylvania, a best selling author, and an award-winning professor who inspires “rock star adoration from his students,” according to the New York Times.  His latest book, Parents Who Lead, shares how working parents can balance their responsibilities and build a better future for themselves and their children. Stew joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about his research into working parents, why this issue is so urgent, and ways that parents can excel personally and professionally.

Mar 10

48 min

Michael Bungay Stanier has changed the way we talk about coaching.  He’s also done the near impossible: self-publishing a worldwide bestseller. Michael is the founder of Box of Crayons, who works with brands such as Yahoo and TD Bank get the most out of their talent.  Michael is also a top-rated keynote speaker, he has spoken to organizations such Microsoft and Salesforce. He is also the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Coaching Habit and Do More Great Work and has new book The Advice Trap which should be out when this podcast releases. Michael joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about growing up in Australia, his path to become a coach, turning The Coaching Habit into a self-published bestseller and more.

Mar 3

47 min

Whitney Johnson knows the best way to push people beyond their own limits and help them reach their goals. Whitney has been named one of the 50 leading business thinkers by Thinkers50 and is the author of several award winning books, including Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work and Build an “A” Team: Play To Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve.  Whitney has also been named a top 15 coach by Marshall Goldsmith and is the host of the Disrupt Yourself Podcast. Whitney joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about working on Wall Street, personal disruption, and why it’s sometimes necessary to take a step backwards in order to pursue the correct path.

Feb 25

47 min

David Rendall has built a career on helping people embrace what makes them unique. David is a leadership professor, non-profit executive, stand-up comedian and keynote speaker to clients such as Microsoft, AT&T, the US Air Force, and more.  He is also the author of four books, including The Freak Factor, The Four Factors of Effective Leadership, and Pink Goldfish. David joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about growing up unique, parenting, how the school system lets many kids down, and embracing our true selves to become our best. A big thanks to our episode sponsor SaneBox! Is email a soul crushing distraction? If so, then you need SaneBox. SaneBox’s Artificial Intelligence monitors your Inbox. Automatically, knucklehead email is moved to your SaneLater folder. All that’s left is the important stuff and your smiles. If you know how email folders work, then you know how SaneBox works. Find an email in the wrong folder? Just move it! Nothing to learn. Nothing to install. SaneBox works directly with every single email server or service that has ever been created. Get a free two-week trial AND a $25 credit, by visiting https://www.sanebox.com/elevate.

Feb 18

57 min

Lou Diamond knows how to instantly make deep personal and professional connections. Described as THE Master Connector, Lou works with top performers in strengthening sales, relationship management, business development and executive coaching.  Lou is also a highly-regarding speaker whose keynote presentation, “Connect to Thrive” has been viewed by audiences worldwide.  Lou is also the CEO of Thrive and host of the Thrive LOUD Podcast. Lou joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast, to talk about growing up how to make lasting, mutually beneficial connections in business and in life. A big thanks to our episode sponsor SaneBox! Is email a soul crushing distraction? If so, then you need SaneBox. SaneBox’s Artificial Intelligence monitors your Inbox. Automatically, knucklehead email is moved to your SaneLater folder. All that’s left is the important stuff and your smiles. If you know how email folders work, then you know how SaneBox works. Find an email in the wrong folder? Just move it! Nothing to learn. Nothing to install. SaneBox works directly with every single email server or service that has ever been created. Get a free two-week trial AND a $25 credit, by visiting https://www.sanebox.com/elevate.

Feb 11

41 min

Ben Greenfield is one of the world’s greatest experts on health and human performance. He is a human performance consultant, speaker, trainer to thousands of people around the world—from CEOs, to soccer-moms, to the world’s top professional athletes.  He is also the New York Times bestselling author of 13 books.  His new one, Boundless, is a comprehensive blueprint to help readers optimize their cognitive and physical performance and take their health to the highest level. Ben joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast, to talk about growing up home-schooled in rural Idaho, becoming one of the world’s best triathlete, thoughts on fitness training and biohacking, and more. A big thanks to our episode sponsor SaneBox! Is email a soul crushing distraction? If so, then you need SaneBox. SaneBox’s Artificial Intelligence monitors your Inbox. Automatically, knucklehead email is moved to your SaneLater folder. All that’s left is the important stuff and your smiles. If you know how email folders work, then you know how SaneBox works. Find an email in the wrong folder? Just move it! Nothing to learn. Nothing to install. SaneBox works directly with every single email server or service that has ever been created. Get a free two-week trial AND a $25 credit, by visiting https://www.sanebox.com/elevate.

Feb 4

58 min

Kim Scott is the author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best Seller. She is also the co-founder of the company, Radical Candor, LLC. Kim has been an advisor at Dropbox, Kurbo, Qualtrics, ReelGoodApp, Rolltape, Shyp, Twitter, and several other Silicon Valley companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and Doubleclick Online Sales and Operations at Google. Kim sat down with host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to discuss why Radical Candor is so crucial to building healthy, productive professional relationships. A big thanks to our episode sponsor, The Next Big Idea Club! This episode of Elevate is brought to you by The Next Big Idea Club. If you’re looking for bestsellers before they become bestsellers, then this book club is for you. Curated by Daniel Pink (When, Drive, To Sell is Human), Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers), Susan Cain (Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking) and Adam Grant (Give and Take, Originals), The Next Big Idea Club is a book subscription community where these brilliant, bestselling authors select each season's most exciting new nonfiction books and then send them straight to you. Use link https://www.nextbigideaclub.com/10off and get 10% off your subscription! There's also a 3-day FREE trial on the BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) option on that page as well.

Jan 28

58 min

Cameron Herold, is one of the most gifted problem solvers in the entrepreneurial world. Cameron is a life-long entrepreneur, a master of operations, coach and keynote speaker.  Cameron is the author of multiple bestsellers, including Meetings Suck and Vivid Vision.  He is also the founder of the COO Alliance, the world’s leading organization for Chief Operations Officers. Cameron joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about his lifelong entrepreneurial journey, the vital role second-in-commands play in business, running better meetings and the importance of having a vivid vision in any organization. A big thanks to our episode sponsors the Predictive Index and SaneBox! Every business leader wants to get the right people in the right seats at their company. A leading talent optimization firm, Predictive Index has the tools you need to get the most out of your teams and make sure you have the people you need to build the business you want. You can request a demo of the Predictive Index by going to predictiveindex.com/elevate/. SaneBox Is email a soul crushing distraction? If so, then you need SaneBox. SaneBox’s Artificial Intelligence monitors your Inbox. Automatically, knucklehead email is moved to your SaneLater folder. All that’s left is the important stuff and your smiles. If you know how email folders work, then you know how SaneBox works. Find an email in the wrong folder? Just move it! Nothing to learn. Nothing to install. SaneBox works directly with every single email server or service that has ever been created. Get a free two-week trial AND a $25 credit, by visiting https://www.sanebox.com/elevate.

Jan 21

44 min

In an increasingly online, social media saturated landscape, Cal Newport has worked to disconnect almost completely. Cal is the Provost’s Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University.  In addition to his academic research, Cal writes about the intersection of culture and digital technology.  He is the author of multiple books, including the NYT Bestseller Digital Minimalism, the WSJ Bestseller Deep Work, and So Good They Can’t Ignore You, which tackles how people can truly do something they love in their career.  He also delivered a TEDx Talk, “Quit Social Media” which was been viewed nearly six million times on YouTube. Cal joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about stepping back from an increasingly digital world, why “follow your passion,” is bad career advice, and more. A big thanks to our episode sponsors the Predictive Index and SaneBox! Every business leader wants to get the right people in the right seats at their company. A leading talent optimization firm, Predictive Index has the tools you need to get the most out of your teams and make sure you have the people you need to build the business you want. You can request a demo of the Predictive Index by going to predictiveindex.com/elevate/. SaneBox Is email a soul crushing distraction? If so, then you need SaneBox. SaneBox’s Artificial Intelligence monitors your Inbox. Automatically, knucklehead email is moved to your SaneLater folder. All that’s left is the important stuff and your smiles. If you know how email folders work, then you know how SaneBox works. Find an email in the wrong folder? Just move it! Nothing to learn. Nothing to install. SaneBox works directly with every single email server or service that has ever been created. Get a free two-week trial AND a $25 credit, by visiting https://www.sanebox.com/elevate.

Jan 14

67 min

David Meerman Scott has established himself as one of the world’s leading voices on marketing trends and business growth. He’s a bestselling author and world-renowned keynote speaker who has spoken on all seven continents and at companies such as Microsoft.  He is the author of multiple bestsellers, including The New Rules of Marketing of Marketing and PR and the new release, Fanocracy, which he co-authored with his daughter, Reiko Scott. David joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about the trends he has foreseen in the marketing world, the importance of building a loyal, passionate fanbase, speaking on all seven continents and writing a book with his daughter. A big thanks to our episode sponsors the Predictive Index and SaneBox! Every business leader wants to get the right people in the right seats at their company. A leading talent optimization firm, Predictive Index has the tools you need to get the most out of your teams and make sure you have the people you need to build the business you want. You can request a demo of the Predictive Index by going to predictiveindex.com/elevate/. SaneBox Is email a soul crushing distraction? If so, then you need SaneBox. SaneBox’s Artificial Intelligence monitors your Inbox. Automatically, knucklehead email is moved to your SaneLater folder.  All that’s left is the important stuff and your smiles. If you know how email folders work, then you know how SaneBox works. Find an email in the wrong folder? Just move it! Nothing to learn. Nothing to install.  SaneBox works directly with every single email server or service that has ever been created Get a free two-week trial AND a $25 credit, by visiting https://www.sanebox.com/elevate. .

Jan 7

49 min

On a new episode of the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer shares two posts from Friday Forward, his inspirational newsletter that reaches 100,000 leaders around the world each week. In Two Hours, Robert talks about Eliud Kipchoge running the first sub-two hour marathon, and the lessons in leadership his achievement provides. Then, with In Control, Robert shares the importance of only focusing on what we can control, and not worrying about what we can't. You can join the 100,000 people who get Friday Forward each week by signing up today!

Dec 2019

10 min

Erin Moran has focused her career on how to build great company cultures. After a decade at Great Place to Work, Erin joined Danny Meyer’s nationally-renowned Union Square Hospitality Group as Chief of Culture.  In the years since, she has developed and implemented innovative culture aspects such as comprehensive family leave and a more equitable alternative to tipping at USHG’s award winning restaurants. Erin joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about what makes a great culture, her many game-changing policies at USHG, and more. A big thanks to our episode sponsors the Predictive Index! Every business leader wants to get the right people in the right seats at their company. A leading talent optimization firm, Predictive Index has the tools you need to get the most out of your teams and make sure you have the people you need to build the business you want. You can request a demo of the Predictive Index by going to predictiveindex.com/elevate/.

Dec 2019

41 min

Tom Gardner doesn’t think finance has to be boring.  He has built a company around making investing accessible, even fun, while creating a company culture that is famous in all industries. Tom is the co-founder and CEO of the Motley Fool, which started as a simple online investing guide he started with his brother David in 1993, and has grown into a business that reaches five million viewers each month and has thousands of employees.  While they have a strong track record for their financial advice, Tom and David have become even better known for Motley Fool’s flexible, innovative, fun company culture. Tom joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about running a business with his brother, making finance and investing accessible to all, and creating a renowned company culture. A big thanks to our episode sponsors HoneyBook and the Predictive Index! When you started your business, you probably didn’t do it so you could spend all day doing admin tasks like drafting proposals, contracts and invoices.  HoneyBook is here to help you do all the administrative things your business needs, but you don’t want to spend valuable time doing yourself. Professional templates, e-signature technology and booking software are just a few of the things HoneyBook can offer to help your business run efficiently and look professional to clients and vendors.  They can even consolidate services you already use, like G-Suite and MailChimp. Listeners of this podcast can get 50% off your first year of HoneyBook by going to Honeybook.com/elevate/. The Predictive Index Every business leader wants to get the right people in the right seats at their company. A leading talent optimization firm, Predictive Index has the tools you need to get the most out of your teams and make sure you have the people you need to build the business you want. You can request a demo of the Predictive Index by going to predictiveindex.com/elevate/.

Dec 2019

46 min

In a new episode of Friday Forward on the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer shares two posts from his weekly inspirational newsletter.  In Rise Up, Robert shares the need for us to add positivity online, and recognize the people who have helped us grow.  Then, in Candy Land, Bob tells a story of a company that had a record sales year, thanks to a candy jar. You can join the 100,000 people who receive Friday Forward each week by signing up today!

Dec 2019

8 min

Dan Rockwell is one of the world’s most prolific and insightful thinkers on leadership.  He’s a former entrepreneur, consultant, world-renowned speaker and creator of Leadership Freak, a top leadership blog that has 450,000 subscribers around the world.  Named the #1 Most Socially Shared Leadership Blog on the Internet, Leadership Freak features daily wisdom on how leaders can improve, make life better for those around them, and be a positive force in the world. Dan joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about his life as a speaker, leader and writer, and to share how leaders can grow and help others. A big thanks to our episode sponsor The Predictive Index! Every business leader wants to get the right people in the right seats at their company. A leading talent optimization firm, Predictive Index has the tools you need to get the most out of your teams and make sure you have the people you need to build the business you want. You can request a demo of the Predictive Index by going to predictiveindex.com/elevate/.

Nov 2019

39 min

Warren Rustand is a serial entrepreneur, educator and public servant, and he has dedicated his life to serving others in business, public service and his family life. Warren served as Appointments Secretary to President Gerald Ford, has been Chairman or CEO of 17 companies and has served on the board of more than 20 others.  Throughout his career, Warren has dedicated time to educating others and improving the human condition wherever he finds it.  He was a previous Chairman of the World Presidents Organization, and is the Dean of Leadership for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Warren has 7 children, 19 grandchildren, and has been married for 55 years. Warren joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk how to working for President Ford, raising a family of seven children and 19 grandchildren, playing in the NBA, and building a purpose-driven life.

Nov 2019

89 min

On a new episode of the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer shares two posts from Friday Forward, his inspirational newsletter that reaches 100,000 leaders around the world each week. In Character Coach, Robert talks about youth athletics and the importance of teaching kids to be great teammates and high-character competitors.  In Imperfect Change, Bob shares the issues with doubling down on sunk costs, and why sometimes it's best to move on and make a necessary, if imperfect, change. You can join the 100,000 people who get Friday Forward each week by signing up today!

Nov 2019

10 min

Geoff is the is the Founder and Chairman of ghSMART, a leading global management consulting firm for talent, and the co-author of three bestselling books.  One of those, Who: The A Method for Hiring, is a New York Times bestseller and is considered the leading resource on helping businesses hire and develop top talent.  Geoff has a PhD in organizational psychology and has personally advised three US Governors, White House Fellows and a President of the World Bank. Geoff joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk how to hire and retain talent, why so many people do interviews wrong, how companies can recruit better, and more. A big thanks to our episode sponsors HoneyBook and DoorDash! When you started your business, you probably didn’t do it so you could spend all day doing admin tasks like drafting proposals, contracts and invoices.  HoneyBook is here to help you do all the administrative things your business needs, but you don’t want to spend valuable time doing yourself. Professional templates, e-signature technology and booking software are just a few of the things HoneyBook can offer to help your business run efficiently and look professional to clients and vendors.  They can even consolidate services you already use, like G-Suite and MailChimp. Listeners of this podcast can get 50% off your first year of HoneyBook by going to Honeybook.com/elevate/. DoorDash Long day at work?  Still stuck at the office?  Treat yourself to the meal you deserve, and have your favorite restaurants come to you, with DoorDash.  DoorDash connects you to 340,000 restaurants in over 3,300 cities, so not only are your favorites on there, but you might a great new spot as well. Don’t worry about dinner, let dinner come to you.  Get $5 off your first order of $15 or more by downloading the DoorDash app and entering the promo code ELEVATE. Show Notes On this episode, you’ll learn about: How Geoff became the youngest person to earn a PhD at his Alma Mater. How Geoff developed the A Method for hiring, and what it recommends. How Geoff made ghSMART one of the world’s best talent consulting firms. What so many people do wrong when interviewing candidates, and how you can learn from their mistakes. How Geoff got a candidate to admit to slapping their former CEO during a job interview. A mistake Geoff has made, and what he learned from it.

Oct 2019

54 min

On a new episode of the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer shares three posts from Friday Forward, his inspirational newsletter that reaches 100,000 leaders around the world each week.  In The Saddle, Robert talks about the importance of getting back up after failure or misfortune.  In Happy Campers, Bob shares his family's summer camp experience, and the leadership lessons it provides.  Finally, Robert shares a great strategy for saying no with care and respect. You can join the 100,000 people who get Friday Forward each week by signing up today! 

Oct 2019

14 min

Patty McCord is one of the world’s greatest thinkers on company culture.  As the Chief Talent Officer at Netflix, she co-authored the Netflix Culture Deck, which Sheryl Sandberg called “maybe the most important document to come out of Silicon Valley,” and which completely changed the way leaders think about company culture. Patty joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about starting out in the company culture field, developing the Netflix Culture Deck and how to build an engaged, high-performing company with a world-renowned culture.  Then, Robert and Patty are joined by Emily Tetto, Acceleration Partners’ VP of Talent and Culture, for a conversation on the best way to build a great culture. A big thanks to our episode sponsor, HoneyBook! When you started your business, you probably didn’t do it so you could spend all day doing admin tasks like drafting proposals, contracts and invoices.  HoneyBook is here to help you do all the administrative things your business needs, but you don’t want to spend valuable time doing yourself. Professional templates, e-signature technology and booking software are just a few of the things HoneyBook can offer to help your business run efficiently and look professional to clients and vendors.  They can even consolidate services you already use, like G-Suite and MailChimp. Listeners of this podcast can get 50% off your first year of HoneyBook by going to Honeybook.com/elevate/.

Oct 2019

53 min

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