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024: Onboarding Employees in Today’s Environment: Best Practices, with James Christie and Ramahn Ritchie

By Rob Fonte | 09/15/2020 |

One of the most important responsibilities that a manager has is onboarding. It’s a huge investment for any organization in terms of time and resources, and it’s an even bigger investment by leaders as it is their job to make sure new hires are positioned for the best possible chance to succeed and grow.In this…

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023: Cracking the Leadership Code, with Alain Hunkins

By Rob Fonte | 08/31/2020 |

Alain Hunkins helps high achieving people become high achieving leaders. Over his twenty-year career, Alain has worked with over 2,000 groups of leaders in 25 countries. Clients include Wal-Mart, Pfizer, Citigroup, General Electric, State Farm Insurance, IBM, General Motors, and Microsoft. In addition to being a leadership speaker, consultant, trainer, and coach, Alain is the author…

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022: Team Unity: How to build cohesive teams with Eileen McCay, Jim Lajeunesse, and Matt McDonald

By Rob Fonte | 08/10/2020 |

Building cohesive teams is not something that happens overnight. There is no magic bullet. It takes time, effort, and the laying of a solid foundation built on trust and many other leadership principles. To discuss this topic, I’ve hand-picked a panel of leaders with a demonstrated track record of building cohesive teams. Joining me from…

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021: I wish I knew this… when taking over my first team, with Jordan Mendoza.

By Rob Fonte | 07/27/2020 |

Jordan Mendoza is the host of the Blaze Your Own Trail Podcast. As a sales and training professional, Jordan helps people discover their Myers-Briggs 4 letter type, taking them from self-awareness to coming up with their personal Leadership philosophy. In this episode, Jordan and I discuss the Myers-Briggs assessment, how it has impacted his leadership…

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020: Why leaders should be leveraging social media, with Amy Blaschka.

By Rob Fonte | 07/13/2020 |

Amy Blaschka has made a career offering “stories as a service.” From her degree in film to her two and a half decades spent branding products, places, and people, to founding her writing practice, Amy has always understood the power of weaving an engaging tale. She helps leaders craft their stories to communicate and connect…

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019: Leadership on and off the ice with NHL legend, Brian Propp.

By Rob Fonte | 06/29/2020 |

With the NHL playoffs set to come back next month, I was fortunate to sit down with a hockey legend. Brian Propp is a former National Hockey League All-Star, legendary Philadelphia Flyer, former sports broadcaster, entrepreneur, business relationship and development guru, and a philanthropist in his community.  Brian spent 15 years in the NHL, of…

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018: Investing in the Middle with TEDx Speaker, Bill Kieffer.

By Rob Fonte | 06/15/2020 |

In this Jam Session, I sit with Bill Kieffer, President and Chief Advisor of Kieffer and Associates, an advisory firm focused on optimizing talent capabilities for individuals and organizations. Prior to opening up his firm, Bill spent 20 years working in a variety of roles associated with human resources, such as organizational development, and global…

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017: A Psychotherapists’ take on Leadership and Emotional Intelligence, with Jason Ross.

By Rob Fonte | 05/25/2020 |

In this Jam Session, I sit with Jason Ross, a psychotherapist who specializes in parenting, relationships, trauma, substance abuse, and wellness. I thought it’d be a great idea to sit down with Jason and get his perspective on leadership from the psychotherapist point of view. We also talk about any advice or guidance that Jason…

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016: Management Mess to Leadership Success, with Scott J. Miller

By Rob Fonte | 05/11/2020 |

In this Jam Session, I sit with Scott J. Miller. Scott has been with FranklinCovey for more than 20 years and serves as the Executive Vice President of Thought Leadership. He is the host of On Leadership with Scott Miller, a weekly leadership webcast, podcast, and newsletter featuring interviews with renowned business titans, authors and…

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015: Leading a company through a crisis, while leading through your own, with Jeff Harris.

By Rob Fonte | 04/26/2020 |

In this Jam Session, I sit with Jeff Harris. Jeff is a successful C-Suite leader with a track record for turning around struggling companies. Jeff shares a story of how he leads a company based in New Zealand through a crisis from his home office in Colorado, all while dealing with his own personal health…

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