Today we have special guest Bruce Tulgan, bestselling author of It's Okay to Be the Boss, Not Everyone Gets a Trophy and his most recent book, Bridging the Soft Skills Gap, joining us for our 20th episode. Bruce is internationally recognized as the leading expert on young people in the workplace and one of the leading experts on leadership and management. Bruce has worked with tens of thousands of leaders and managers in hundreds of organizations ranging from Aetna to Wal-Mart; from the Army to the YMCA. Bruce was named by Management Today as one of the few contemporary figures to stand out as a “management guru.” Bruce also lectures at the Yale Graduate School of Management and writes articles for many different associations including TRAINING magazine and the Huffington Post. Before founding his company, RainmakerThinking in 1993, Bruce practiced law at the Wall Street firm of Carter, Ledyard & Milburn.
Special guest Jacques Bastien: Millennial Marketer, Hustlepreneur, Professor, Speaker, Writer, Designer, Founder of boogie, Breadcrumbs, and Authenpic is joining us today on another edition of XPollination. The founder of boogie (boogie.nyc), a disruptive social media and viral marketing agency helping brands engage with Millennials through photos, videos, music and conversations, Jacques has offices in Albany NY, Brooklyn NY and Los Angeles, CA . He is also a partner/investor/founder at a few others startups, including Cased Up (casedup.co), Breadcrumbs (trybreadcrumbs.com), Authenpic (authenpicapp.com), and What The Fee (whatthefee.co).
Jacques’s passion is in technology, startups, entrepreneurship, fashion, and social media. He runs a blog called hustlepreneur.co to help inspire, motivate and educate other young entrepreneurs. He is currently writing a book with my wife about young relationships. This book will feature stories from their relationship.
Jacques was the featured speaker this week at Startup Grind, which is powered by Google for entrepreneurs, as an up and coming young entrepreneur to watch.
Special guest Porter Knight with Productivity Vermont, a company dedicated to empowering busy professionals to achieve more at work, joins us on this XPollination episode. They believe that productivity doesn’t just happen; it begins with a conscious commitment. It requires skill and decision-making to thrive, and may need ongoing support to sustain. Productivity Vermont sets out to create a system that fosters these characteristics in the workplace.
Their powerful strategies have helped thousands of executives, employees, and entrepreneurs acquire a greater sense of purpose, hone their decision-making skills, and achieve greater life balance while boosting their performance at work.
We talk to special guests Kara Wilhelm, Chair of Albany, New York’s Young Professional Network (YPN) and Lauren Cataldo, Program Chair of that same YPN. The mission of the Capital Region YPN is to attract and retain a talented workforce in Tech Valley by serving as a catalyst to connect, develop, and empower young professionals. Their vision is to be recognized as the premier young professional initiative in the Capital Region offering exceptional professional development, networking, and civic engagement opportunities to ensure a strong talent pipeline in Tech Valley. Tune in to learn more about why a YPN should exist in your local community to support the development of young Millennialleaders.
Matthew Harrington is joined once again by co-author and partner Deborah Mackin as they discuss emerging trends, hotspots and pitfalls in leadership in 2015. Join the dynamic duo as they bring practical, real-world experiences into the podcast and provide insight into where leadership is heading in the New Year.
Eli Harrington is the new Executive Director at Technology of Tomorrow. As the Director he is responsible for working with the board of directors, volunteers, and program participants to rapidly increase the scope and scale of his nonprofit. We sit down with him and discuss how he's developing new programs, community outreach and his interest in the Millennial generation.