Leadership

303: Trust your mentor, stay situationally aware, and always do the right thing with Mark Brouker
Mark Brouker and Bill Ringle discuss leadership lessons from a macro perspective along with a breakdown to apply those lessons[...]
300: Live and lead without limits or procrastination with Sam Horn
Sam Horn, author of SOMEDAY is Not a Day in the Week: 10 Hacks to Make the Rest of Your[...]
298:Encouraging leadership at all levels of a small business with Travis Marsh
Travis Marsh , co-author of Lead Together: The Bold, Brave, Intentional Path to Scaling Your Business Travis Marsh and Bill[...]
296: Great business culture is observable in the interactions of its people with Kevin Oakes
Kevin Oakes, author of Culture Renovation: 18 Leadership Actions to Build an Unshakeable Company Kevin Oakes and Bill Ringle discuss[...]
309: Connecting, engaging, and collaborating with your work team with Wayne Turmel
Wayne Turmel and Bill Ringle discuss practical and effective ways to work together in different physical locations for small business[...]
287: Becoming the best version of yourself and helping each person on your team do the same with Mitzi Perdue
Mitzi Perdue, author of How to Be Up in Down Times Mitzi Perdue and Bill Ringle discuss committing to service[...]
284: Lessons from the Tech Titans that Small Business Leaders Can Steal, Adopt, and Use to their Advantage with Alex Kantrowitz
Alex Kantrowitz, author of Always Day One: How the Tech Titans Plan to Stay on Top Forever Alex Kantrowitz and[...]
306: Susan Basterfield, author of Lead Together: The Bold, Brave, Intentional Path to Scaling Your Business
>>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com  for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel your small business growth. Susan[...]
279: Breakthrough innovation can be cultivated once you learn the recipes with Roger Firestien, PhD
Roger Firestien, author of Create in a Flash: A Leader's Recipe for Breakthrough Innovation Roger Firestien and Bill Ringle discuss[...]
277: Serving with noble purpose unleashes growth potential in companies and individuals with Lisa McLeod
Lisa McLeod, author of Selling with Noble Purpose: How to Drive Revenue and Do Work That Makes You Proud Lisa[...]
272: Human Capital is one of the 3 essential aspects of a Triple Bottom Line with Warren Valdmanis
Warren Valdmanis, co-author of Accountable: The Rise of Citizen Capitalism. Warren Valdmanis and Bill Ringle discuss aspects of socially responsible[...]
271: Social impact investing matters for small business leaders with Michael O’Leary
Michael O'Leary, co-author of Accountable: The Rise of Citizen Capitalism Michael O'Leary and Bill Ringle discuss the details and examples[...]
265: Let’s build the skills to create the work environment we desire with David Dye
David Dye, author of Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates David Dye and[...]
259: Matt Sweetwood – Lessons from the trenches in perseverance and reinvention
Matt Sweetwood, author of Leader of the Pack: How a single dad of five led his kids, his business and[...]
262: How to avoid and recover from the distractions that can derail your progress with Scott Belsky
Scott Belsky, author of The Messy Middle Scott Belsky and Bill Ringle discuss the pitfalls to avoid and the practical[...]
261: Using authority, warmth, and energy to get exceptional results with Steve Herz
Steve Herz, author of DON'T TAKE YES FOR AN ANSWER: Using Authority, Warmth, and Energy to Get Exceptional Results >>>[...]
257: Amanda Setili, Gaining the competitive advantage to dominate your markets
Amanda Setili, author of Fearless Growth: The New Rules to Stay Competitive, Foster Innovation, and Dominate Your Markets Amanda Setili[...]
255: Robbie Baxter, transforming business relationships into recurring revenue streams for mutual benefit
Robbie Kellman Baxter, author of The Forever Transaction: How to Build a Subscription Model So Compelling, Your Customers Will Never[...]
260: The power of authentic appreciation of team members with Mike Robbins
Mike Robbins, author of WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER: Creating a Team Culture of High Performance, Trust, and Belonging Mike[...]
254: Atta Tarki – Using Data-Driven Decisions to Make your Next Key Hire
Atta Tarki, author of Evidence-Based Recruiting: How to Build a Company of Star Performers Through Systematic and Repeatable Hiring Practices[...]
252: Harvey Mackay shares insights into how he creates business success, one relationship at a time
Harvey Mackay, author of You Haven't Hit Your Peak Yet! Uncommon Wisdom for Unleashing Your Full Potential Harvey Mackay and[...]
251: David Benjamin, deconstructs complex problem solving
David Benjamin, co-author of Cracking Complexity: The Breakthrough Formula for Solving Just About Anything Fast David Benjamin and Bill Ringle[...]
250: Stu Heinecke – using creativity and humor to make contact and build your business
Stu Heinecke, author of Get the Meeting!: An Illustrative Contact Marketing Playbook Stu Heinecke and Bill Ringle discuss ideas and[...]
248: David Komlos, author of CRACKING COMPLEXITY: The Breakthrough Formula for Solving Just About Anything Fast
David Komlos, co-author of CRACKING COMPLEXITY: The Breakthrough Formula for Solving Just About Anything Fast David Komlos and Bill Ringle[...]
244: Julie Winkle Giulioni discusses career conversations organizations need and employees want
Julie Winkle Giulioni, author of Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Organizations Need and Employees Want Julie[...]
242: Tamsin Astor, understanding the power of habit to align and optimize your decision making
Tamsin Astor, PhD, author of Force of Habit: Unleash Your Power by Developing Great Habits Tamsin Astor and Bill Ringle[...]
238: Teach your managers to ask questions that lead to better morale and better outcomes with Cheri Torres
Cheri Torres, co-author of Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement Cheri Torres and Bill Ringle[...]
237: Jackie Stavros – applying Appreciative Inquiry for organizational improvement
Jackie Stavros, co-author of Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement Jackie Stavros  and Bill[...]
235: John Kotter – planning ahead to align with trends and avoid business hazards
John Kotter, author of Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World >>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert[...]
233: Jim Harter, author of It’s the Manager, discusses valuable research-based insights for small business leaders.
Jim Harter, author of It's the Manager Jim Harter and Bill Ringle discuss the valuable, time-saving research available to small[...]
232: Revealing the power of positive leadership with Jon Gordon
Jon Gordon, author of The Power of Positive Leadership: How and Why Positive Leaders Transform Teams and Organizations and Change[...]
227: Relationships drive the economy in small business with John DiJulius
John DiJulius, author of The Relationship Economy John DiJulius  and Bill Ringle discuss The Relationship Economy. >>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete[...]
224: Operating with Higher Levels of Integrity, interview with Katie Hendricks, PhD
Katie and Gay's article on Operational Integrity Katie Hendricks and Bill Ringle discuss integrity, operating agreements, and the underlying dynamics[...]
221: Use Amazon’s Playbook to Accelerate Your Company’s Rise with Jon Rossman
John Rossman, author of Think Like Amazon: 50 1/2 Ideas to Become a Digital Leader John Rossman  and Bill Ringle[...]
216: Develop Your Emotional Fitness as a Leader with Susan Packard
Susan Packard, author of FULLY HUMAN Susan Packard and Bill Ringle discuss how to grow your emotional fitness in work,[...]
213: Asking Better Questions Improves Business: an interview with Warren Berger
Warren Berger, author of The Book of Beautiful Questions Warren Berger and Bill Ringle discuss the power of asking proper[...]
207: Charming Cheaters – Interview with Nicole Kelly, M.D
Nicole Kelly M.D., Physician and Author Nicole Kelly M.D. and Bill Ringle discuss how common and dangerous it is to[...]
203: The Unexpected, yet Scientific, Secrets of Perfect Timing with Dan Pink
Dan Pink, Bestselling Author Dan Pink and Bill Ringle discuss how entrepreneurs can organize their days to be the most[...]
199: Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs – Featured Interview with Heather Dominick
Founder of A Course In Business Miracles® Bill Ringle and Heather Dominick discuss the nuances of being a highly sensitive[...]
193: Gain World Class Insights into the Go-Giver Mindset and Experience with Bob Burg
Bob Burg, Speaker, Bestselling Author Bill Ringle and Bob Burg discuss what it means to be a Go-Giver Influencer. >>>[...]
190: The Membership Economy – Interview with Robbie Kellman Baxter
Author, Speaker, and Owner of Caroline Miller Coaching Caroline Adams Miller and Bill Ringle discuss goal setting and achievement in[...]
188: Shift Ahead – Interview with Allen Adamson
Co-Founder of Metaforce.co Allen Adamson talks with Bill Ringle about how small business owners can shift ahead and outsmart the[...]
187: How Women Rise – Interview with Sally Helgesen
Internationally Acclaimed Speaker, Leadership Consultant, and Bestselling Author Sally Helgesen and Bill Ringle discuss how women rise in business settings[...]
186: Rebel Talent – Featured Interview with Francesca Gino
Professor, Harvard Business School Francesca Gino and Bill Ringle discuss Rebel Talent – what it is and how to cultivate[...]
183: The Road to Excellence: Featured Interview with David Mattson
President and CEO of the Sandler Organization Bill Ringle and Dave Mattson discuss some of the crucial blind spots to[...]
170: Getting out of our own way with Dr. Ron Stotts
Ron Stotts, PhD, Author of Overscheduled by Success Dr. Ron Stotts talks with Bill Ringle on My Quest for the Best[...]
170: Getting out of our own way with Dr. Ron Stotts
Ron Stotts, PhD, Author of Overscheduled by Success Dr. Ron Stotts talks with Bill Ringle on My Quest for the Best[...]
168: The Map Will Appear When the Car is in Motion – Featured Interview with Clay Scroggins
Author, Pastor of North Point Community Church >>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to[...]
165: Lessons Learned after hosting over 410 TEDx Talk Speakers – Featured Interview with Ajit George
TEDx Wilmington organizer and Certified Dream Builder >>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to[...]
162: Scuba Tanks and Fierce Conversations – Featured Interview with Susan Scott
Founder of Fierce, Inc., Author of Fierce Conversations and Fierce Leadership >>>Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and[...]
161: Sell with Authority – Interview with Mike Saunders
Positioning Authority Coach at Marketing Huddle >>>Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel your[...]
154: Better Leaders Equal a Better World – Featured Interview with Courtney Lynch
New York Times Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker, and Leadership Expert >>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and[...]
152: Putting People First – Featured Interview with Jonathan Raymond
Jonathan Raymond, Owner of Refound >>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel your[...]
144: 9 Steps to a Better Bottom Line – Featured Interview with Dorriah Rogers
Founder of Paradyne Consulting Works >>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel your[...]
142: Focus on WOM – Featured Interview with Joe Calloway
Business Author, Consultant and Speaker >>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel your[...]
137: Purpose More, Transform Less – Featured Interview with Julie Williamson
Vice President of Strategy & Research for Karrikins Group >>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring[...]
133: Make Learning Sweet – Featured Interview with Erika Andersen
Business Thinker, Speaker, and Author >>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel your[...]
132: What Does Success Teach Us? Nothing – Featured Interview with Steven Snyder
Founder of Snyder Leadership, Management Expert and Author >>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories[...]
122: Great Work vs. Good Work – Featured Interview with Michael Bungay Stanier
Author, Speaker, and Senior Partner of Box of Crayons >>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring[...]
121: Clear Your Focus – Featured Interview with Russell Bishop
Bestselling Author and Managing Partner of Bishop & Bishop >>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring[...]
120: How Good Managers Become Great Leaders – Featured Interview with Mike Figliuolo
Managing Director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC >>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel your[...]
116: Turning the Coin Over – Featured Interview with Doug Conant
CEO of ConantLeadership and former CEO of Campbell Soup Co. Former CEO of Campbell Soup Co. Doug Conant talks to[...]
115: Share Your Code to Become a Better Leader – Featured Interview with Mette Norgaard
Strategic Leadership and Learning Expert and Author Mette Norgaard talks to Bill Ringle on My Quest for the Best about[...]
106: The Leaders Climb – Interview with Paul Heagen
President and Founder of Defining Moments Consulting >>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to[...]
104: Leadership from the Inside Out – Interview with Kevin Cashman
Bestselling Author, Global CEO Coach, and Senior Partner at Korn/Ferry >>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and[...]
103: 18 Minutes – Interview with Peter Bregman
Award-winning Author and CEO of Bregman Partners, Inc. New York, NY >>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice[...]
101: Change Friendly Leadership – Interview with Rodger Dean Duncan
Founder and CEO of Duncan Worldwide >>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel[...]
100: A Slice of the Pie – Featured Interview with Nick Sarillo
Author, Speaker, and CEO of Nick's Pizza & Pub Chicago, IL Listen to this interview to learn: The most important[...]
82: The Simple Elegance of Shibumi: Featured Interview with Matthew May
Founder, Shibumi Creative Works; Innovation Consultant; Speaker; Bestselling Author Matthew May talks to Bill Ringle on My Quest for the[...]
76: The Shifting Marketplace – Featured Interview with Scott Klososky
Author, Social Technology Expert, and Founder of Alkami Technology Scott Koslosky talks to Bill Ringle on My Quest for the[...]
70: The Female Vision – Interview with Sally Helgesen
Sally Helgesen, Internationally Acclaimed Speaker, Leadership Consultant, and Bestselling Author   Listen to this interview to learn: How senior leaders[...]
66: Business at the Speed of Now – Interview with John Bernard
Bestselling Author and Chairman, Mass Ingenuity Wilsonville, OR Listen to this interview to learn: Why corporations hire consultants and how[...]
65: Trail Blazers – Interview with Lenora Billings-Harris
Diversity Strategist, Author, and Certified Speaking Professional Greensboro, NC Listen to this interview to learn: How to bridge gaps created[...]
58: Get Yourself Unstuck a Featured Interview with Libby Gill
Bestselling Author, Brand Strategist, and Executive Coach Los Angeles, CA Listen to this interview to learn: The one behavior to[...]
54: Customer Service, Who Really Cares? – Interview with Kit Grant
Author and Award-Winning Certified Speaking Professional Calgary, Canada Listen to this interview to learn: The primary reasons that keep people[...]
53: Contented Cows – Interview with Richard Hadden
Leadership Speaker, Author, and Consultant Jacksonville, FL Listen to this interview to learn: About the fundamentals of leadership and good[...]
50: Suddenly in Charge – Interview with Roberta Matuson
Internationally Recognized Workforce Expert and President of Human Resource Solutions Northampton, MA Listen to this interview to learn: How living[...]
49: Soft Sell – Interview with Tim Connor
President and CEO of Connor Resource Group and Peak Performance Institute Davidson, NC Listen to this interview to learn: The[...]
48: The Responsible Business – Interview with Carol Sanford
Author, Speaker, and Consultant Seattle, WA Listen to this interview to learn: How an early mentor introduced Carol to people,[...]
46: Getting Things Done – Interview with Mike Williams
CEO of the David Allen Company Ojai, CA Listen to this interview to learn: Smart steps to take when you[...]
45: Coloring Outside the Lines – Interview with Jeff Tobe
"The Guru of Creativity" and Primary Colorer at Coloring Outside the Lines Trafford, PA Listen to this interview to learn:[...]
37: Six Husbands Every Wife Should Have – Featured Interview with Dr. Steven Craig
Author, Psychologist, and Corporate Coach Birmingham, MI Listen to this interview to learn: How having a business career in advertising[...]
36: Small Town Rules – Interview with Barry Moltz
Entrepreneurship Expert and Author Chicago, IL Listen to this interview to learn: Reasons why entreprenuers are good at control How[...]
33: Management Rewired – Interview with Charles Jacobs
Founder and Managing Partner, 180 Partners Boston, MA Listen to this interview to learn: Surprising details on how our minds[...]
28: The Ring in the Bubble – Interview with Gary Bradt
Author, Speaker, and President of Bradt Leadership, Inc. Greensboro, NC Listen to this interview to learn: How to turn a[...]
19: Taking Care of the People Who Matter Most – Interview with Sybil Stershic
President, Quality Service Marketing Allentown, PA Listen to this interview to learn: How to recognize the ineffective lip service some[...]
18: Creating Personal Presence – Interview with Dianna Booher
Author, Award-winning Speaker, and CEO of Booher Consultants Colleyville, TX Listen to this interview to learn: How a Fortune 100[...]
17: Greater than Yourself – Interview with Steve Farber
Bestselling Author and President and CEO, Extreme Leadership, Inc. Carlsbad, CA Listen to this interview to learn: How you need[...]
13: Dream, Inc. – Interview with Bob Cooper
Founder and President of Frontier Service Design, LLC Malvern, PA Listen to this interview to learn: Where to look to[...]
4: Engaging Hearts and Minds – Interview with Lee Colan
Bestselling Author and President of The L Group, Inc. Plano, TX Listen to this interview to learn: About making the[...]
3: The Truth About Leads – Interview with Dan McDade
President and CEO, PointClear Norcross, GA Listen to this interview to learn: The characteristics of a complex sale and how[...]

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