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Over the last five episodes you have learned a success path for securing your life s work. First you must define your purpose by leveraging a compelling set of values and beliefs to inspire hunger for meaningful contribution. Next, align your team around a clear path forward. You ll want to identify the strategies that will lead […] The post My Life’s Work: Stay Focused For The Long-Term appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
On February 14, 1924, the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company changed its name. International Business Machines Corporation was born that day. IBM. Big Blue. Was here to stay. From that point on with big dreams, strong principals, and a belief in the future, Thomas Watson with his THINK mantra ushered in an AMBITION OF POSSIBILITIES. This […] The post My Life’s Work: Long-Term Thinking In A Short-Term World appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
How far will 30 steps take you? If your steps are linear, you ll travel 30 meters. But set your sites on 30 exponential steps you know, 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 and you will travel over 1 billion meters (1,073,741,824 meters to be exact). That s 26 times around the earth! […] The post My Life’s Work: Build Organizational Capabilities For Tomorrow appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
Can you think of a business that has drifted with no meaningful disciplines? How about Enron? Or a business that drifted with no vision? Blockbuster comes to mind. How about a business with no clear path forward? Sears. Enough said, right? On the other hand, businesses with strategy, disciplines, and vision write a different future. […] The post My Life s Work: Don t Allow Your Business To Drift appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
Define Your Purpose Business and life always come back to purpose. Leaders are purpose driven. Estee Lauder, Walt Disney, Sam Walton, and David Packard, for example. It is your purpose that secures your life s work. To achieve your life s work you need to escape the tyranny of the urgent today. Estee Lauder and Walt Disney […] The post My Life s Work: Purpose Driven Leadership appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
Tom Brady, in the 4th quarter of his career is getting stronger and keeps delivering championships. Warren Buffet turned 89 this summer and continues to bring it having amassed 99% of his wealth after his 50th birthday. And, no matter what the prior decades delivered, it is in the 4th quarter of your career that […] The post My Life s Work: It s The 4th Quarter appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
Today we are going to look at the fifth component part of The Innovative Distributor model, transformative leadership with Chuck Salewsky and Dave Anttila, partners with ibeauthentic. In this conversation we are going to hear their views on why and how we must move our leadership structure from the one person at the top controlling […] The post Leaders Insure Everyone Leads appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
Today we are going to look at the fourth component part of The Innovative Distributor model, business model innovation with Chuck Salewsky and Dave Anttila, partners with ibeauthentic. We begin by getting their input as to why they believe 85% of distributors are thinking that they need to rethink their business model before somebody else […] The post e-Commerce and How Distribution Sales Will Evolve appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
Today is the third of five inspiring and informative episodes with two partners of Menominee, Michigan based IBeauthentic. Chuck Salewsky, operating manager and partner along with Dave Anttila, director of business development and partner share their wisdom with us. Prior to founding iBeauthentic, Chuck and Dave grew a privately held beauty supply distribution business from $12 […] The post 100 Million Dollar Growth By Breaking The Sameness Trap appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
Today is the second of five inspiring and informative episodes with two partners of Menominee, Michigan based IBeauthentic. Chuck Salewsky, operating manager and partner along with Dave Anttila, director of business development and partner share their wisdom with us. Ibeauthentic is a creative and innovative organization who has created a unique culture which is attracting […] The post Intentionality of Culture – The 5 Pillars appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
Today is the first of five inspiring and informative episodes with two partners of Menominee, Michigan based IBeauthentic. Chuck Salewsky, operating manager and partner and Dave Anttila, director of business development and partner share their wisdom with us. IBeauthentic was formed to offer alternative solutions to the professional beauty industry through talent and technology-based offerings. […] The post Standing Where You Want To Be – The Power of Vision appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
As Don McNeeley looks at the dysfunction in Washington, our school systems, and even industry today he sees the greatest gap in the history of our nation between the need for leadership and the supply of it. This is one reason he is so committed to growing leaders as President and CEO of Chicago Tube […] The post Leadership Is In Greater Demand Than Ever appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
Don McNeeley, is the President and CEO of Chicago Tube and Iron (CTI) which celebrated 100 years of consecutive profitability earlier this year. In this fourth of five conversations I have with Don, he explains the CTI business model and its evolution over the years. More importantly he explains the why behind each evolution. The […] The post Business Model Innovation Or Exit Strategy? appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
You know in this age of disruption, in this VUCA world … Those of you that listen understand what VUCA means, V-U-C-A. Right? Velocity, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. That’s the world in which we find ourselves. How do we lead change, transformation and innovation. How do we lead our teams in this environment? That’s the […] The post Leading With Values With Steve Riddell appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
Steve Riddell is the Chief Sales Officer – Telesales with Sprint. In this episode we explore Steve s insights regarding the fourth component part of The Innovative Distributor – business model innovation. Steve has been an innovator his entire career. most recently at blinds.com and now with Sprint. He has a history of is taking a […] The post Competing With New Business Models In Disruptive Times With Steve Riddell appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
Steve Riddell is the Chief Sales Officer – Telesales with Sprint. In this episode we explore Steve s insights regarding the third component part of The Innovative Distributor – value proposition. Now I got to tell you, what you and I know after listening to Innovate for the Future is that it’s compelling value propositions that […] The post Why Innovators Don’t Need To Compete On Price With Steve Riddell appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
Steve Riddell is the Chief Sales Officer – Telesales with Sprint. In this episode we explore Steve s insights regarding the second component part of The Innovative Distributor – culture. What you and I know is that if we’re going to lead change, transformation, and innovation, the foundation of that is the culture that we have. […] The post Creating Extraordinary Growth Through A Culture of Innovation With Steve Riddell appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
Steve Riddell is the Chief Sales Officer – Telesales with Sprint. In this episode we explore Steve s insights regarding the living and working in the age of disruption. We find ourselves managing our careers, our futures, our organizations in the age of disruption. In my book INNOVATE! we introduced the concept of VUCA – that […] The post The Age of Disruption Is an Age of Opportunity With Steve Riddell appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
Steve Riddell is the Chief Sales Officer – Telesales with Sprint. In this episode we explore Steve s insights regarding the first component part of The Innovative Distributor – vision. As Steve frames vision he describes the imperative nature of crafting your Unique Strategic Aim. Steve describes for us how your Unique Strategic Aim becomes the […] The post Defining Your Unique Strategic Aim With Steve Riddell appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
Following my first conversation on vision with Scott Weaver, president and CEO of APR Supply – the microphones were off but our conversation continued. So I turned the microphones back on and captured another gem from Scott as it relates to using vision to drive the needed innovation within your business. Scott and his management […] The post Define Your Future With A Vivid Vision – With Scott Weaver [Re-Braodcast] appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
Schaelder Yesco, APR Supply and Industrial Piping three distributors in three different lines of trade have created a new model of partnering that we explore in this episode with Schaedler Yesco Distribution CEO Jim Schaedler and Greg Schaedler, branch manager. Joining me for this discussion is Scott Costa, publisher of ted Magazine. You ll learn the […] The post Business Model Innovation Through Trust and Joint Ventures [Bonus Episode] appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
APR Supply found themselves in the middle of a recession that as all economic downturns do, impacted their ability to grow. And then as if in the midst of a perfect storm one of their top ten manufacturers declared bankruptcy, and another choose a distributor other than APR to distribute their product. At […] The post Making That Career Defining Decision To Innovate Your Business Model appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
Following my conversation on Monday s episode Customer Centricity Without Fail with Scott Weaver, president and CEO of APR Supply – the microphones were off but our conversation continued. So I turned the microphones back on and captured another gem from Scott as it relates to value propositions. APR has developed a world class event they […] The post Event Marketing To Control The Narrative [Bonus Episode] appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
The average business out there is stuck in a world of sameness. So what do you do when your a business, a supply house, a distributor that has the same products, the same widgets, the same pipe, valves, and fittings as the guy down the street? Defining that compelling value proposition that gives the customer […] The post Customer Centricity Without Fail appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
The culture of APR Supply can be summed up by president and CEO Scott Weaver s response to the company receptionist when she asked Scott, how is day was going. Scott s reply: One north of fantastic. This mindset has embedded itself deep into the culture of APR Supply, and more than a platitude or play on […] The post One North of Fantastic: Creating and Nurturing A Fantastic Culture appeared first on Dirk Beveridge.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Dirk Beveridge
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
Nov 9th, 2015
Latest Episode
Sep 26th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
138
Avg. Episode Length
36 minutes
Explicit
No
Language
American English

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