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Imagine if the more experienced people took the time to develop those around them and truly passed on their knowledge.

It is no secret that I am a guy with big dreams, passion, and hunger.  As a result, I will always put myself out there and go for what I want.  My big interests include sports writing, interviews, performing and teaching others.

Three pillars I strive to build my leadership philosophy on are Vision, Being Relatable, and Development. My goal is to help those within my influence and maximize their potential.  However, I cannot do it alone.  As a result, I seek out mentorship and do what I can to pass it on.

 The word "mentorship" is often used in the wrong context. Mentorship is more than providing the cheerleading Monday morning "rah rah rah" speech. Mentorship is about sharing lessons learned from past experiences to develop the next crop of leaders. The point of this podcast is to focus on the knowledge and make those around us better. Vision. Relate. Develop.

May 2, 2018

Lior Arussy - Change, drive it or be driven by it

One of the world’s leading authorities on customer experience, Lior Arussy is an experienced change practitioner, success accelerator, corporate culture expert, and founder of design and transformation firm Strativity Group. Called “a triple threat of transformation” by co-founder and founding editor of Fast Company William Taylor, Arussy is a unique, critical, global voice helping people worldwide achieve ultimate success.

In his newest book, Next is Now: 5 Steps for Embracing Change - Building a Business that Thrives into the Future  Arussy provides expertise, insights and actionable tools to empower individuals and business leaders to embrace change and build careers/companies that thrive both now and in the future.

In this episode Lior shares tips for transformation and change. Learn more about Lior’s book as well as tools to accelerate change and promote change resilience.

Show Notes: 

  • What Lior is about (4:10)
  • Debunking Lior’s job title (7:18)
  • Mobilizing people to get them where they want to be (9:55)
  • Intrinsic motivated (12:50)
  • Negative trends in large companies (13:40)
  • Predictability and consistency (15:40)
  • Losing relevancy in the market place (16:30)
  • Lior’s book Next Is Now (17:23)
  • Own change, don’t be owned by change (17:40)
  • Root causes of failure (18:35)
  • Developing change resilience (20:00)
  • People aren’t the tools; the tools are there to help them and accelerate change (23:30)
  • Filter the change that is relevant to you (26:15)
  • Looking at change as available tools to accelerate your core cause (26:45)
  • Tips and guidance for leaders to promote change resilience (36:00)
  • People follow actions not just words (37:40)
  • Own the conversation (38:00)
  • What Lior Arussy would be on a billboard (42:20)


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Book:  Next is Now: 5 Steps for Embracing Change - Building a Business that Thrives into the Future




“Every change is a personal choice.”

“You should not wait until you have a fully baked plan for your change program because it is going to be pivoting.”

More about guest:

In addition to his work with Strativity, Arussy is the author of seven books including the forthcoming Next is Now: 5 Steps for Embracing Change – Building a Business that Thrives into the Future (May 2018, Simon & Schuster), and his self-published Exceptionalize it! (2015), which has sold over 30,000 copies to date. Arussy has written over 250 articles for publications around the world, including the Harvard Business Review, and multitude of magazines and media outlets have cited his work, including MSNBC, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, CRM Magazine, Smart CEO Magazine, and Inc. magazine.