Behind The Numbers

Behind The Numbers

Go Behind The Numbers for What Matters Most In Business. It’s an axiom in business that ”you can’t manage what you can’t measure.” Business performance, business valuation - it’s all managed by the numbers. While Dave has spent a great deal of time ’inside’ the numbers, he has learned that the real stories and lessons-learned occur ’behind the numbers.’ Join business valuation expert and best-selling author, Dave Bookbinder and his guests as they go Behind The Numbers to understand what matters most in business.


May 30, 2023 26 mins

How many times have you sat in a meeting and wished that the speaker would just get to the point already. Today’s guest is with you on that and he’s here to tell us how to do just that.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Lewis Chaney, Founder of Get To The damn Point LLC.. Lewis is a National Speakers Association member and TEDx Alumnus with over 30 years in TV broadcasting, advertising, and filmmaking, and has mastered t...

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Today’s guest’s mission is to create great places to work that achieve the Strategy of the Organization. He’s here today to discuss how to do just that.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Julian Chapman, President of Forrest and Company and author of The Managerial Leadership Journey. Julian has over three decades of experience engaging teams and organizations, from small groups to thousands of employees, building their l...

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Today’s guest says that 80% of an organization’s culture is a result of its managers. He’s here today to help managers understand how to become better leaders.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Kevin Herring, President and Founder of Ascent Management Consulting. Kevin is a recognized expert in team and business unit turnarounds and creator of the 90-day Turnaround, a unique program for building great leaders and transfo...

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About 70% of change initiatives fail. Today’s guest is here to tell us why, and how to create transformational change.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Ben Baker, President of Your Brand Marketing, an Employee Engagement Consultancy specializing in helping companies communicate more effectively inside their organizations.

He is also the author of two books: “Powerful Personal Brands: a hands-on guide to understanding yo...

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Today’s guest has been recognized as one of the greatest teachers of our time and has been called a "Creativity Guru." She’s here today to teach us about Strategic Creativity.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Robin Landa.  Robin is an expert in creative advertising, branding, graphic design, and social media, and has been called a "creativity guru," having published over 20 widely recognized books in her fields of exper...

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Today’s guest has written the book on problem-solving.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Hans Norden, Author of The Root Cause: Rethink Your Approach To Solving Stubborn Enterprise-Wide Problems.

In this episode Hans explains the mechanics of problem-solving and business mechanics; and also offers new ways of thinking to help in decision making; and more!

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Dave Bookbinder is the person that clients reach o...

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Today’s guest has shared the stage with internationally-renowned thought leaders and he’s here today to share his insights with you.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with workplace communication expert and author of 14 books, Antoni Lacinai.   

Antoni’s business passion is to decipher the mysteries of human communication, especially around conscious leadership, employee engagement, and customer service.

As a global speaker, ...

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Today’s guest is the Founder of an award-winning company that gained notoriety during the global pandemic and is still keeping people safe from germs on common surfaces today/

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Zeynep “Z” Ekemen, Founder and CEO of Silver Defender.  

Silver Defender provides self-cleaning adhesive films with built-in antimicrobial protection that help businesses keep their commonly touched surfaces clean.


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Today’s guest discusses what’s behind the numbers to understand what really drives consumer behavior.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Darshan Mehta, Founder of, a platform that allows users to quickly extract insights from consumers throughout the world, and, an app that allows users to make instant connections and take part in engaging interactions. Darshan has also authored a book, “Getti...

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March 28, 2023 26 mins

Today’s guest coaches business leaders by sharing what he’s learned about being an elite performer in the military.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Mark Ashby – Founder, Mark Ashby Consulting.  

Mark Ashby is a highly-regarded specialist who assists multinational companies and their leaders in crisis awareness, cultural change & high-performance leadership. He has displayed an extraordinary ability to perform optimally...

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Sports often provides us with metaphors for the business world. Today’s guest has interviewed business leaders and athletes to better understand this connection.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Bryan Gillette, Founder of Summiting Group and Author of EPIC Performance Lessons from 100 Executives and Endurance Athletes on Reaching Your Peak.  

Bryan is a former Silicon Valley human resource executive, founder of his own ...

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March 14, 2023 28 mins

Today’s guest is the author of the book, “Fixing Work.” He’s here today to tell us what’s broken and how to fix it.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Thomas Bertels, Founder and President - Purpose Works Consulting.

In this episode we’re discussing process improvement with a human capital component and how that focus is benefitting organizations and employees by creating more meaningful work. Thomas also shares the ROI t...

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Pricing a product or service properly encompasses many factors. Today’s guest is a pricing strategist who’s here to shed light on this important topic.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Per Sjofors.  Per, aka “The Price Whisperer”, is a thought leader in how companies can use pricing to drive higher growth, sales volume, and profits. He is a sought-after speaker for various conferences, appears regularly on podcasts and ...

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Today’s guest learned about leading in crisis and chaos from his days as a Navy SEAL. He’s with us today to explain why the most difficult times are opportunities the for leaders to shine in the business setting.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Marty Strong. Marty is a retired Navy SEAL, CEO and author. While he is the author of nine novels, his expertise and passion are leading dynamic organizations. His insights are ...

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Today’s guest believes that the next big technological disruptor event for many businesses is going to be implementing Operations Management software to shape the future of work and beat competitors through better, more consistent daily operations.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Tommy Yionoulis, SaaS Founder & CEO of OpsAnalitica, an Operations Analytics platform that focuses on managing and measuring daily team activ...

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Today’s guest is here to help you to share your unapologetic value proposition and stake your claim as an industry expert.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Beate Chelette, The Growth Architect.

In this episode, Beate describes the ways to grow your authority quickly and effectively and how to systematize all of it for success.

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Dave Bookbinder is the person that clients reach out to when they need to know...

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Today’s guest helps new and experienced managers become confident, high-performing leaders people love to work for.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Ramona Shaw, author of The Confident & Competent New Manager and host of The Manager Track podcast.

In this episode, Ramona shares insights about how to elevate your leadership skills; why what worked previously won’t work as you climb the corporate ladder; and the ROI of l...

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Today’s guest is taking leadership to the next level with psychology and neuroscience.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with R. Michael Anderson, 3x business Founder, Keynote Speaker and Author of Leadership Mindset 2.0.

In this episode, Michael explains the neuroscience of leadership and how to move from tactical to strategic thinking.  We’re also discussing leadership ‘blind spots,’ mindset shifts and more.

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The Labor shortage combined with a skills gap in technical and general fields has created a void that employers need to close. Today’s guest offers a solution.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Scott Shaw, Chief Executive Officer at Lincoln Tech.

In this episode, Scott discusses the benefits of trade schools and why they are a viable alternative to college for many individuals. He also shares insights on his role as CEO.


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The World Economic Council studies confirm that diverse organizations outperform their peers who are not diverse across a wide range of key performance metrics., including profitability (25-36%), innovation (20%), decision-making (30%) and employee engagement (statistically significant). Yet, many company leaders remain reluctant to embark on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. Myths and assumptions often hijack the ...

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