Saturday, May 18, 2019

Joe Duffy: Author of “Being a Supervisor 1.0: A Handbook for the New, Aspiring & Experienced Supervisor” - Episode 1019




Joe Duffy is the former President of the Catholic Charities Diocese of Paterson NJ and Executive Director of Straight & Narrow, Inc.

Years in the making, Joe just published his new book, “Being a Supervisor 1.0: A Handbook for the New, Aspiring & Experienced Supervisor”.

Joe chats with Howard how about his career trajectory and how this informed that the chapters and content in the book. Recognizing that resource material for supervisors was spread across many sources, Joe sent out to compile a comprehensive handbook for first-time and aspiring supervisors, covering information useful in preparing to step into that role and fulfilling the duties of a supervisor on a daily basis.

Joe shares two Insight2Go offerings: #1 - from the chapter on Decision Making in his book, and #2 - on the importance of an organization or team having a unified Mission Statement.

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Joe Duffy is the Author of “Being a Supervisor 1.0: A Handbook for the New, Aspiring & Experienced Supervisor”. To learn more about Joe and his work, you can reach him at duffyj112@outlook.com.  If you have a chance to pick up the book, please leave a comment on Amazon as well.

Howard Fox is the President of Fox Coaching, Inc. and the Founder of the SuccessInSight Podcast. Howard is inspired by great leaders, no matter where they are in the organization or on their personal and professional development journey. Howard works with Business Owners and their teams to learn to lead and to work and thrive together. Howard invites you to visit him at https://foxcoaching.com.

Randy Ford is the Founder of First Story Strategies. For more than two decades, Randy has been using storytelling as the basis for his work as a communications strategist, writer, editor, journalist, political strategist, media relations professional and events specialist. Randy invites you to visit him at https://firststorystrategies.com

The SuccessInSight Podcast can be found at https://successinsightpodcast.com

Brian Sly: Content Engagement Strategist | Emblem Inc. - Episode 1018


Brian Sly is the Chief Content Engagement Strategist at Emblem, Inc. The team at Emblem help clients tell their inner story through making emotional connections, providing a platform which enables clients to share their core belief system with the right audience at the right time, enhance their cultural interactions in targeted communities, and aide them in rallying their audience behind a purpose-driven mission.

Brian chats with Howard about what brand identify means for clients, why it's important for clients to discover how their prospects are looking for them, what their prospects are saying, and how they can create more value for prospects by learning how to connect with them.

Brian also shares his Insight2Go, the book, 'Creative Confidence' by the Kelly brothers, that was integral to him to embrace the entrepreneurship mindset.

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Brian Sly is the Chief Content Engagement Strategist at Emblem Inc. For more info about Brian and Emblem, Inc., you can find him on LinkedIn, or contact him via his website at https://www.powerofemblem.com/.

Howard Fox is the President of Fox Coaching, Inc. and the Founder of the SuccessInSight Podcast. Howard is inspired by great leaders, no matter where they are in the organization or on their personal and professional development journey. Howard works with Business Owners and their teams to learn to lead and to work and thrive together. Howard invites you to visit him at https://foxcoaching.com.

Randy Ford is the Founder of First Story Strategies. For more than two decades, Randy has been using storytelling as the basis for his work as a communications strategist, writer, editor, journalist, political strategist, media relations professional and events specialist. Randy invites you to visit him at https://firststorystrategies.com

The SuccessInSight Podcast can be found at https://successinsightpodcast.com

John Bentley: Founder of Power 2 Transform - Episode 1020



Randy Ford:                     Welcome to the SuccessInSight podcast. Our guest today is John Bentley from Power 2 Transform and again that’s Power2Transform.com. John has been on with us a couple of times. It’s always a nice conversation so, John, welcome back to the podcast.

John Bentley:                   Oh, Randy, I’m excited. Thank you for having me back, and I’m looking forward to sharing this journey we’re going to have for a few minutes.

Randy Ford:                     What’s been going on since we talked to you last?

John Bentley:                   Well, I can tell you, I am mentally drained today. I just finished giving appraisal feedback to my employees, and I always enjoy it, but I also know that it’s so critical and important to do, and go about it in the right way that at the end of the day, my energy is drained.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Jack Finnell: Author | CEO at Growth Accelerators - Episode 1017





Howard Fox:                  Hello everybody, this is Howard Fox. The co-host along with my partner, Randy Ford of the SuccessInSight podcast. Wherever you are, whatever you're doing I hope your having a phenomenal day. I'm very excited today to introduce you to a gentleman, he is the president and CEO of Growth accelerators. And is the newly published author of, Do You Want To Be a Leader Or A Manager? If You Can Do one, You Can Do Both. I would like to introduce you to Jack Finnell.
Jack, welcome to the success insight podcast.

Jack Finnell:                  Thank you Howard, pleased to be here. 

John Bentley: Founder of Power 2 Transform - Episode 1016




Randy Ford:                     Our guest today on the SuccessInSight Podcast is somebody we've had a chance to talk to a couple of times before. If you haven't heard John Bentley yet, go back and listen to episode 1003 and 1007, which are great, and we're going to continue some of that conversation today. Welcome back to the podcast, John.

John Bentley:                   Hey Randy. Thanks so much. I'm excited to be with you again and look forward to our dialogue.

Randy Ford:                     John, by the way runs Power 2 Transform. That's Power2Transform.com. I just want to pick up where we have left off in the past. I'm always curious what sticks with people. What's the best advice you've ever gotten?

Monday, April 29, 2019

David DuPont: President of Shure-Step - Episode 1015



Randy:             Welcome to The SuccessInSight Podcast. Our guest today is David DuPont. And if you have not heard -- David was actually our second guest ever on the podcast. Go back and listen to episode 1002, and you can hear my first conversation with David. But we have lots more that we're gonna talk about today. Hey David.

David:              Hey. What's going on, Randy?

Randy:             I have been wanting to talk to you about something that you mentioned in, again in episode 1002, when we first talked. And that was that there are a lot of entrepreneurs at any stage of their careers who do not ask for help. And that that is a big problem, a pitfall that a lot of us fall into. What do you mean?

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

David Petherick: Founder of Doctor LinkedIn™ - Episode 1014


Howard:             Hello, everybody. This is Howard Fox for Randy Ford. This is the SuccessInsightPodcast, and I want to welcome you today for a very interesting episode. As many of you know, or perhaps you don't know, I'm a big fan of the platform, LinkedIn. It is a platform for professionals like ourselves to essentially network, and network professional. It's an opportunity to present ourselves, our brand, create content. I'm very excited today to introduce you to a colleague of mine all the way from Edinburgh, Scotland. I'd like to introduce you to David Petherick, otherwise known as Doctor LinkedIn. David, welcome to the SuccessInSight podcast.

David:                 Thank you very much, Howard. Great to be here, and thanks for the invitation. I certainly appreciate it.

Howard:             I love the moniker Doctor LinkedIn, and that is also your website as well, Doctor LinkedIn. How did this moniker come about?

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Morris Elstien: Founder of MorrieCONNECT - Episode 1013



Howard:             Good morning everybody, this is Howard Fox, the producer of The Success Insight Podcast, and the co-host with my partner Randy Ford. Randy can't be with us today, so I'll be taking the reigns. Hopefully we'll do Randy justice, because the great work that he's doing. And I am very excited today to introduce to you, to Morrie Elstien. Morrie's the president of the firm MorrieCONNECT. Morrie, welcome to SuccessInsight.

Morrie:               Thank you, Howard.

Howard:             So Morrie, tell us a little bit about who you are, because you've got such an interesting story, and little bit about your background, and about what is MorrieCONNECT.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Deb Terry: Founder of Skillblenders - Episode 1012


Randy Ford:     And welcome to the SuccessInSight podcast. Our guest today is Deb Terry, who's the founder of Skillblenders.com. If you haven't had a chance, we got to talk to Deb another time, go back and listen to that, it's episode 1005. We talk a lot about her coaching, we're gonna get into that a little bit more. Deb, thanks for coming back on SuccessInSight.

Deb Terry:        Great, thanks for having me back. I enjoyed our conversation last time, and I'm looking forward to more conversation today.

Randy Ford:     Why don't you remind people a little bit about Skillblenders and what you do?

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Chris Johnson: Founder of Chat at 8 & Mingle at Midtown Networking Groups - Episode 1011




Howard Fox:                    Hello, everybody. This is Howard Fox, your host of the SuccessInSight podcast. I hope you are having a fantastic day. I am so very excited to introduce to you a gentleman that I've gotten to know over the past couple months through some networking interactions that I'm participating in on a monthly basis.

                                           This gentleman is managing three networking groups, and just the welcoming nature of these groups. I'm really excited to introduce to you Chris Johnson, the Market Director of the Leader Builders Group. 

                                           Chris, welcome to the Success Insight podcast.

Chris Johnson:                 Howard, how are you?

Howard Fox:                    Doing well, my friend. As I was doing the introduction here, I was thinking about the reason why I thought I would love to have you on the show is just that networking in this day and age where there's so much angst in how we live, what we do, where we do it, and Networking is such an important part of staying connected to people, and what you're doing with the folks and these groups is so very powerful.

                                           I'd love to learn more about you, how you got started and how you got into planning, executing and promoting this idea of networking. Just really, the demonstrate the effect that you're having on other people's lives. So let's start with your story. Tell us a little bit more about yourself.

Chris Johnson:                 Thank you. Thank you for that. I'm very grateful that you and I had a chance to meet a couple months ago. I don't even know how you even got introduced to the group. I mean was there somebody that you knew?

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Howard Fox & Randy Ford - Hosts of the SuccessInSight Podcast - Episode 1010



Howard Fox:      Well Randy, how are you doing today?

Randy Ford:       I’m good Howard. How are you?

Howard Fox:      Fantastic. You know, it is so hard to believe that we have just passed our second month as the hosts and producers of the SuccessInSight podcast.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Jeff Tippett - Founder of Targeted Persuasion - Episode 1009


Howard: Hello everybody, this is Howard Fox from the SuccessInSight podcast. For my collaboration partner, Randy Ford, we are so happy to have you join us today for another podcast episode. And I am very excited to introduce you today to speaker, author, and entrepreneur, Jeff Tippett. Jeff, welcome to the Success Insight podcast.

Jeff: Howard, great to see you, thanks for inviting me to share with you today, I look forward to having a robust conversation.

Howard: I love it, and I have to say I love that energy, so you're going to be actually increasing my energy quotient as well. But I'm going to get through it, I know you are. Jeff I really got excited when I was reading your bio and your background, I was thinking "Man, this guy does some interesting work." So for our audience, if you could just share a little bit about who Jeff Tippet is, and the work that you're doing.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Jack Castella - Business Owner & Entrepreneur - Episode 1008



Howard: Hello everybody. This is Howard Fox from the Success Insight podcast for my business partner, Randy Ford. I am here today on a beautiful, semi-spring day in Chicago and I am so excited to introduce you to Jack Castella, Junior. Now, Jack has a really interesting nickname and we're going to talk about that in a second, but Jack is an entrepreneur and his organization is called Energy Connection. We met through a networking organization that we attend on a semi-monthly? Well, actually it's every month. Almost every week we see each other, so I am so excited to have Jack joining us here today on SuccessInSight.

Howard: Jack, welcome.

Jack: Thanks, Howard. I appreciate it. I'm glad I'm able to come on your deal here and I'm excited. I'm just really excited.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

John Bentley - Power2Transform - Episode 1007



Randy Ford: Welcome to the SuccessInSight podcast. For Howard Fox, I'm Randy Ford. Our guest today is John Bentley from Power2Transform.com. If you haven't had a chance to listen to our earlier conversation with John, I really recommend you go back and do that. But there's a lot of other stuff we wanted to talk about. So we've got John here again today. Hi, John.

John Bentley: Hey, great to be here, Randy. Looking forward to our time together.

Randy Ford: Why don't you remind us what Power2Transform is, and I'll say again that's "power," the number 2, "transform," dot com.

John Bentley: Yes, sir. I founded the company really because I struggled just getting results through people building trust, maximizing influence and leading successful change. I just

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Jonathan Christian - We Make Stuff Happen - Episode 1006



Howard: Good morning, everybody. This is Howard Fox and I am one of the Founders of the SuccessInSight podcast. And I'm very excited to introduce you to a gentleman that I've grown to know, gotten to know, for the past couple of years, as we have been on the entrepreneurial business building journey. And this is a gentleman that, helps people within the social media space. And I'm very excited to introduce to you and for you to learn more about Jonathan Christian, the Founder of We Make Stuff Happen. Jonathan, welcome to SuccessInSight.

Jonathan: Oh my goodness. Mister Howard Fox, the man, the myth, the Legend!


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Deb Terry - Skillblenders - Episode 1005


Randy Ford: Welcome to the SuccessInsight podcast. I'm Randy Ford. With me today is Deb Terry, leadership coach, facilitator -- Skillblenders.com. What is Skillblenders?
Deb Terry: Skill Blenders, we're an organization that the focus is all about people and organizational development. It's about coaching emerging leaders to be more effective in their organizations. It's about working with teams to help them be as effective as they can be to, frankly, kick butt and get the results accomplished and then also develop emerging leaders.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Dorothy Kuhn - 13 Second Rule - Episode 1004


Randy Ford: Welcome to the SuccessInsight podcast. My name's Randy Ford. I'm going to be your host today. Our guest is Dorothy Kuhn, who's going to be the director of the HerStory Global Women's Empowerment Conference in Dallas. I know we want to talk about that. We want to talk about all of your other work in women's leadership issues. Why don't you tell us first about this conference, which is pretty exciting?
Dorothy Kuhn: So the Her Story Global Women's Empowerment Conference -- this is the first time that we are putting this on in the U.S. It's founded in New Zealand by my colleague Gertrude Matshe, a renowned TEDx speaker, leader and just a tremendous force of nature, that woman. And she put this together, because you know, as I say

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

John Bentley - Power2Transform - Episode 1003



Randy Ford: Welcome to SuccessInSight. I am Randy Ford. Our guest today is John Bentley from Power2Transform Consulting Group. John, you are a leadership coach, a teacher, trainer, Air Force veteran. You have done a little bit of everything. Talk to us first of all about what is Power2Transform.
John Bentley: Yessir. Randy, thanks so much for hosting today. I primarily work with with health care leaders and what I've discovered is just like any other industry they get promoted for being technical experts, but you also have physicians who've had years and years of school but never get leadership training and they're expected to take a leadership role today operationally in a lot of their health care institutions. So what I help them do is learn how to develop behaviors that build trust, that maximize their influence so they can achieve better results faster through and with others. And here's why that's important. Today in the healthcare industry. There's intense financial pressures just to keep the doors open. Also there's constant change. It's never ending with the rules and regulations changing. There's also a shortage of qualified staff. And then, finally, there are clinical outcomes are scrutinized. So the ability for them to be able to lead themselves and influence others to effectively manage those pressures is so critical. And that's what I focus on is helping them lead themselves.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

David DuPont - Shure-Step - Episode 1002



Randy Ford: Welcome to SuccessInsight, where we tell the stories and successes of people you know and some people you may not know. My name is Randy Ford. Our guest today is David DuPont, who is the president of shure-step.com. David, thanks for being on SuccessInSight. 

David DuPont: Pleasure to be here. 

Randy Ford: First tell us what Sure Step is. 

David DuPont: Shure Step is a safety step stool that I designed back in 1992, was the first revision I guess, or the first step that I designed, and it's a safety step stool, originally designed to help mechanics work on larger trucks and vehicles because trucks come in all different shapes and sizes and so do the mechanics that work on them. And so I designed an adjustable step stool for mechanics to use to work on trucks, and it's adjustable by stacking one step on top of the other which is the most, I guess, unique design and efficient design that we could come up with. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Jim Moran - SimplifyISO - Episode 1001



Randy Ford: Welcome to SuccessInSight. I'm Randy Ford. Our guest today is Jim Moran, who is the president of SimplifyISO. Why don't you tell us a little bit about that?
Jim Moran: Oh for sure. Thanks, Randy. Back in 1987 the first version of ISO 9001 was released. It was a combination of a bunch of documents. Canada had some documents in it. The Z299 series. Britain had a document in it. US 5750, the air quality document. And this group in Geneva, the International Organization for Standardization, put together this document to be released to the world so that instead of having 178 different versions of a quality management system that the world would have one and everybody would use it. And the idea was that if it -- world trade was just starting to pick up steam back to 1987. And if you were buying parts from India or Pakistan or China or wherever you had no way of knowing what you were going to get. And this standard was designed to help make sure that no matter where you purchased if they had this management system in place and they were certified that you would be more likely to get what you actually ordered. So that was its meager beginnings. And there are now 1.6 million companies certified to this standard around the world. So what I do: I noticed right from the beginning that people were making their systems really complicated. They put all kinds of text-based procedures and they had pages and pages pages. There is actually a group in our capital city that writes software for tanks, for the Department of National Defense. They had 6,900 pages of documentation for a management system. that you could've done in 50 or 75 pages. So that's been my goal right since the beginning is to try to help people figure out a way to meet the requirements of this standard but not drown themselves in paper. Randy Ford: What kinds of standards, for people who maybe don't know what that is? What are these standards and how are they applied to everyday people?