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Episode 31 – Erin Youngren: Generosity is a Strategic Asset

Episode 31 – Erin Youngren: Generosity is a Strategic Asset

Through ten years of photography together, Erin and Jeff have learned a lot about what it takes to grow a sustainable business. They own and operate three photography businesses in San Diego and actively teach other photography entrepreneurs how to get started in a crowded market. By sharing their challenges, Erin believes they can help others learn without experiencing the same pain.

Episode 30 – David Carnes: The Economy of the Past, Present, and Future

Episode 30 – David Carnes: The Economy of the Past, Present, and Future

Several weeks ago, I interviewed a good friend and a great economist by the name of David Carnes.  Now that we have entered a new year, I invited David back to discuss the 2015 economy, and we are also going to take a look at the coming economy in 2016.

Episode 29 – Jeffrey Barnes: Leadership Lessons from the Happiest Place on Earth

Episode 29 – Jeffrey Barnes: Leadership Lessons from the Happiest Place on Earth

In this podcast, I am interviewing Dr. Jeffrey Barnes. Dr. Barnes is a professor at Cal Baptist University, and the author of the top selling book: The Wisdom of Walt: Leadership Lessons From The Happiest Place on Earth.

Living in Southern California, I knew that the mention of Walt meant Walt Disney. But, what leadership lessons can we learn from Walt.

Episode 23 – Mark C Crowley: Lead From the Heart

Episode 23 – Mark C Crowley: Lead From the Heart

In his book, Lead From The Heart, Mark C. Crowley shows how people are naturally hard-wired to thrive on positive emotions. He shows how leaders can use compassion and care to lead without being taken advantage of. Mark shows how the “Golden Rule” should not only be used with customers and clients, but also with those people a leader manages.

Episode 19 – Marla Tabaka: Get Out of Your Way

Episode 19 – Marla Tabaka: Get Out of Your Way

Marla has been where you are. Starting and operating your own business can be lonely, especially when things aren't going well. Whether we talk about it or not, there can be a sense of shame in not succeeding in business. We've all been there, and it's not unlikely that we will be there again some time in the future.

Episode 18 – Shauna MacKenzie: Your Best Kept Self

Episode 18 – Shauna MacKenzie: Your Best Kept Self

Since her early days as an image and personal brand consultant, Shauna started at least two other businesses. When she was ready to pass on some of the knowledge she had gained after working with clients, Shauna launched the Studio for Image Professionals – an online training program for people seeking to become certified image consultants. And just about a year ago, Shauna put together a team of super smart women to launch BestKeptSelf.com – a website magazine and community that publishes daily content devoted to helping women look their best, feel their best, and live their best life.

Episode 17 – Jeff Abbott: How Peer Groups Strengthen Business Leaders

Episode 17 – Jeff Abbott: How Peer Groups Strengthen Business Leaders

In our conversation, Jeff talks about how important it is for a person's core values to remain the same regardless of the role that they happen to be playing. In other words, it doesn't matter if you're leading your team at a corporate retreat or your watching your son's baseball game from the bleachers, you should always be operating on a standard set of core values that define who you are and how you conduct your life.

Episode 16: The Infinite Dial 2015, from Edison Research

Episode 16: The Infinite Dial 2015, from Edison Research

In this episode of the Ictus Marketing Podcast, we dive into their report and talk about the implications of the findings in the Infinite Dial 2014 Report published by Edison Research. I love this stuff. In a nutshell, online radio is growing fast, smartphones are ubiquitous, podcasts are gaining popularity, and Facebook is still very relevant.