Episodes
In a new edition of Weekend Conversations on the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer and producer Mick Sloan discussed the concept of Energy Vampires--people who, for whatever reason, just leave you feeling drained when you spend time with them. Robert and Mick discuss how to identify the Energy Vampires in your life, and how to avoid being negatively affected by them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/20/24
Josh Linkner is a brilliant expert on creativity and innovation. He is the founder and CEO of five tech companies that sold for a combined value of over $200 million. He is a highly respected business leader, venture capitalist, keynote speaker and even a gifted jazz guitarist. He is also the New York Times bestselling author of several books, including his latest, Big Little Breakthroughs. On this classic episode, Josh joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to discuss his winding...
Published 04/18/24
Published 04/18/24
Cal Newport is carrying the banner for a movement to slow down. Cal is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. He is also the New York Times bestselling author of eight books, including, his latest: Slow Productivity, which debuted at number two on the NYT list in March. Cal is also a contributing writer for The New Yorker and the host of the Deep Questions podcast. Cal joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast for a deep-dive conversation on Slow...
Published 04/16/24
This week on Weekend Conversations on the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer and producer Mick Sloan discuss the recent Apple docuseries The Dynasty, which delves into the 20 year reign of the New England Patriots and the dramatic, often contentious, relationship between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. Robert and Mick discuss why it's so challenging to sustain success over a long period of time, the need to adapt to changing times, how winning can cover up underlying problems, and why all...
Published 04/13/24
Ed Bastian is one of the most accomplished leaders in the world today. He is the CEO of Delta Airlines, a role he has held since 2016, and he has been a leader at the company for over 25 years. During Ed’s time as CEO, Delta has become the world’s most awarded airline, including being named the top-ranked airline by Wall Street Journal, Fortune and others. He was recently named Chief Executive magazine’s 2023 Chief Executive of the Year. Ed joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to...
Published 04/11/24
Kendra Scott is the Founder and Executive Chairwoman of the fashion empire Kendra Scott, which she has grown from a small startup to a billion-dollar brand with over 3,000 employees and 120 stores. Kendra won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Award in 2017, was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame in 2019, and has been featured on the hit show Shark Tank. She is also a dedicated philanthropist—on the board of directors of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and founder of...
Published 04/09/24
On a new episode of Weekend Conversations on the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer and producer Mick Sloan discuss the shocking saga of Catherine, Princess of Wales' unexplained disappearance from public, the media frenzy surrounding it, and the tragic news of her cancer diagnosis. Robert and Mick discuss the leadership lessons from the Royal Family's management of the story, including the importance of knowing your level of trust with your audience, communicating consistently and sharing...
Published 04/06/24
Khe Hy has been called “Oprah for Millennials. Khe left a lucrative job on Wall Street to become the founder and primary author of Rad Reads, a popular blog about changing our relationship with time, work, money and ourselves. Khe’s work has been featured in TEDx, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and more, and he is the creator of the popular cohort based learning course, Supercharge Your Productivity. Khe joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about quitting Wall Street,...
Published 04/04/24
Jimmy May is a retired Navy SEAL Commander and a renowned figure in leadership and combat ethics training. With over 22 years of distinguished service, including seven deployments to the Middle East, Commander May has earned various honors, including 3 Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. Jimmy’s post-military journey is equally impressive, marked by his roles as CEO of Sushi Assassin, Mayday Executive Services, and the non-profit, Beyond the Brotherhood. A Texas A&M alum and Harvard...
Published 04/02/24
On a new edition of Weekend Conversations, host Robert Glazer and producer Mick Sloan discuss the common occurrence of decision paralysis--the moment where a problem strikes and we're left unsure how to respond and delay taking action. As Robert and Mick discuss, the way to avoid this issue is to start making decisions--they discuss how to evaluate problems, and how to respond with decisive, proactive action to address issues before they get out of control. Learn more about your ad choices....
Published 03/30/24
Gretchen is the author of several books, including #1 New York Times bestsellers The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, Better Than Before and The Four Tendencies. Her books have sold almost three million copies and been published in more than thirty languages. With her work, Rubin has emerged as one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on habits and happiness. Gretchen and her sister, Elizabeth, also have their own podcast called Happier where they discuss good habits and...
Published 03/28/24
General Stanley McChrystal is a retired four-star general, the former commander of US and International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan, and former commander of Joint Special Operations Command, America’s premier military counter-terrorism force. General McChrystal is also the founder of the McChrystal Group, a senior fellow at Yale University, and the author of several New York Times bestselling books including Leaders: Myth & Reality and his most recent book Risk: A User’s...
Published 03/26/24
In a new edition of Weekend Conversations on the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer and producer Mick Sloan discuss the latest Friday Forward, which focuses on the importance of understand the roots of our beliefs and disagreements. Robert and Mick discuss why beliefs have such deep roots, how we often fail to understand those roots, and how finding that understanding can lead to greater empathy and better outcomes--at work and in life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 03/23/24
Martin Lindstrom is one of the world’s leading thinkers on branding, culture and personal transformation. He’s the founder and chairman of the Lindstrom Company, the world’s leading brand and culture transformation group. He is the author of seven New York Times bestselling books, was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, and has been named one of Thinkers50’s top 50 Business Thinkers for three years running. In this classic episode of the Elevate Podcast, Martin sat down...
Published 03/21/24
Arun Gupta is a mission-driven leader. He is the CEO of NobleReach, and a venture capitalist active in the emerging technology, entrepreneurship, public policy and venture finance communities. He is also a lecturer at Stanford University and a professor Georgetown University, where he inspires students to pursue mission-oriented entrepreneurial careers. Arun is also the co-author a new book, Venture Meets Mission, which is now available wherever books are sold. Arun joined host Robert Glazer...
Published 03/19/24
On a new edition of Weekend Conversations on the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer and producer Mick Sloan discuss the concept of a stop loss, an investing tool that has applications in all walks of life. So often, we struggle to know when to cut our losses and walk away from something that isn't working--whether it's an investment, a job, a living situation, a business venture or even a relationship. Robert and Mick dig into why we struggle in this area and discuss practical strategies to...
Published 03/16/24
Whitney Johnson is an innovative thinker on individual and team growth. She has been named one of the 50 leading business thinkers by Thinkers50 and is the author of several award winning books, including Disrupt Yourself, Build an “A” Team and Smart Growth. Whitney is also the host of the Disrupt Yourself Podcast. Whitney joined host Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk how leaders can build fast-improving teams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 03/14/24
Joey Coleman is one of the world's leading experts on customer and employee retention. He is an award-winning speaker at both national and international conferences – where he has competed against New York Times bestselling authors, business leaders, and internet sensations/celebrities. Joey is also the author of two Wall Street Journal bestsellers, Never Lose a Customer Again, and his latest book, Never Lose an Employee Again, which each share detailed strategies for building strong, lasting...
Published 03/12/24
On a new edition of Weekend Conversations on the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer and producer Mick Sloan discuss the increasingly common practice of ghosting. Most of us have been ghosted in a personal or professional setting. But Robert and Mick discuss how ghosting reflects the combative relationship between employees and employers, the way digital communication has increased ghosting, and the role each of us can play in ending this disrespectful, hurtful practice. Learn more about your...
Published 03/09/24
Nir Eyal is an entrepreneur, investor and expert on the intersection of psychology, technology and business. He has started and sold multiple technology companies, invested in several more, and authored two books, Hooked and Indistractable. In this classic episode of the Elevate Podcast, Nir joined Robert Glazer to talk about why technology distracts us, how it influences our everyday lives, the impact it has on children—and their parents—and how you can free yourselves from distraction and...
Published 03/07/24
Baratunde Thurston is an Emmy-nominated host, producer, writer, and public speaker. He is the host and executive producer of the PBS television series America Outdoors, creator and host of the acclaimed podcast How To Citizen, and a founding partner of the new media startup Puck where he does a lot of his writing. He is also the author of a New York Times bestselling comedic memoir, How To Be Black and an incredible speaker who has delivered multiple popular TED Talks with millions of...
Published 03/05/24
In this edition of Weekend Conversations (reposted from 2023) host Robert Glazer and producer Mick Sloan have a wide-ranging conversation on how parenting approaches have continued to evolve in the past decade, as parents stay heavily involved in their kids lives well into their college lives--and beyond. Robert shares a parallel between this parenting approach and the widely critiqued leadership approach of micromanagement, and how to help the people you lead grow by letting them fail from...
Published 03/02/24
Greg McKeown is the New York Times bestselling author of Essentialism, and founder and CEO of McKeown Inc, an organization that helps leading companies reach the next level of growth. He has worked with clients like Apple, Google, Facebook, Pixar and more, and has been featured in the New York Times, Fast Company, Politico and Harvard Business Review. Greg is also a world-renowned keynote speaker and host of The Greg McKeown Podcast. His latest book is called Effortless: Make It Easier To Do...
Published 02/29/24
Derek Sivers is a true renaissance man. He’s a former entrepreneur, founder of CD Baby, and a prolific writer, thinker, TED speaker and musician. He has optimized himself for creating and learning, and has cut most extraneous things from his life. In this classic episode, Derek Sivers joined Robert Glazer on the Elevate Podcast to talk about the importance of saying no, pursuing goals and experiences that scare us, why he doesn’t consider himself an entrepreneur anymore and fostering...
Published 02/27/24