The Frustrated CEO

The Frustrated CEO

Navigating your role as CEO is no easy feat. On one hand, it can feel like you’re on a solo mission, but on the other, all the power and influence are within your reach as you try to make the best decisions possible. How you show up to lead is as important as what you do. That’s why having a clear roadmap is critical — it supports you in making the right moves for success. We’re here as your guides on this journey, both on and off “The Frustrated CEO” podcast. Tune in as we unpack proven processes and systems to boost your influence, action and success. It’s not just about elevating your professional game; it’s about enhancing your sense of satisfaction and well-being. If you’re up for joining us as a guest, email Nathan Schreiter at nschreiter@obicreative.com. We’d love to have a friendly chat and share your leadership insights with our audience!

Episodes

February 14, 2024 45 mins

In this Frustrated CEO podcast episode, our hosts, seasoned in leadership development and culture change, explore coaching for strategic alignment. They detail how coaching can unite senior teams around shared goals, using a case study of a family business.

This episode emphasizes that coaching isn't about fixing problems but promoting continuous growth and learning. It aids leaders in shifting from tactical to strategic thinki...

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This episode of the Frustrated CEO Podcast features an interview with Ryan Groth of Sales Transformation Group. Join us as Ryan discusses strategies for building a successful sales team and establishing a culture of prospecting and driving CRM adoption. He emphasizes the importance of caring for employees in order to transform company culture. CEOs looking to develop high-performing sales teams through mentorship and cultural chang...

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January 18, 2024 62 mins

Are you a CEO struggling to find clarity in your business? Join us for the latest episode of the Frustrated CEO Podcast where we sit down with leadership expert and host of "The Leadership Podcast" Jim Vaselopulos.

In this episode, Jim shares insights from his new book all about the importance of clarity in business and how it can help streamline efforts and achieve more with less. We dive into the concept of a g...

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January 3, 2024 51 mins

Are you tired of feeling like you have to be in a million places at once to be a successful leader? Well, The Frustrated CEO Podcast is here to help. In this episode, John Fehlen and Ryan Holloway discuss the importance of personal leadership development and self-care, and how these skills can actually help you build and lead high-performing organizations. So sit back, relax (yes, it's possible for a CEO to relax), and join us...

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December 13, 2023 53 mins

Are you in a leadership role but feeling completely alone? Don't worry - John Fehlen and Ryan Holloway have been there, too. In this episode of The Frustrated CEO Podcast, they're talking all about the world's loneliest job: being a leader. Join us as we discover how to make the most of a lonely position and lead with confidence! 

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November 14, 2023 47 mins

Technical challenges take resources, time, and effort to address, but they expand rather than change the accepted ways of doing business. On the other hand, adaptive challenges involve a fundamental change in an organization’s culture and way of doing business. Join us as we go in-depth with Transforming Communication CEO Tom O’Connor to understand how an adaptive approach helps leaders overcome chronic organizational issues.

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Too many leaders mistake monologue for dialogue, doing far more talking than listening and engaging others in sharing information. Join us as we meet Dr. Tom O’Connor, communication thought-leader and Founder of both Transforming Corrections and Transforming Communication, two missional companies achieving better results through dialogue.

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In The Balanced Scorecard, authors Norton and Kaplan report that 90% of organizations fail to execute their strategic priorities, and nothing frustrates CEOs like the lack of execution. Tune in to Episode 61 as we discuss and unpack three critical components to strategic execution, components without which you’ll continue spinning your organizational wheels.

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Offering both possibilities and risks, the cloud has become an increasingly important part of global business. In fact, a recent enterprise survey found that the average employee uses 36 cloud-based services every day! Join us for this episode as we bring back cloudEQ Founder and CEO Sean Barker to address the cloud issues keeping CEOs awake at night.

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September 12, 2023 60 mins

It’s not an accident when 95% of what your employees say about working for you is positive. That’s what can happen when a business is built on the foundational premise that culture is everything. Join us as we go in-depth with cloudEQ CEO Sean Barker to learn how he built a multi award-winning business with virtual employees across the globe.

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Solving old problems often requires looking at things through a new lens. In Episode 58, we examine employee workloads, productivity, revenue, burnout, and turnover through the unique lens of Benchmark Sixty Founder and CEO Jim Taylor, who’s company is revolutionizing the restaurant industry with metrics and KPIs sure to make you rethink things in your own business.

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Strategic Alignment is the primary input to effective strategy execution. How else can you possibly hope to execute in your business when your own leadership team isn't on the same page? Join our team for an easy-to-follow and idea-packed episode to help you overcome the biggest obstacle to executing your strategic plan.

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Great companies aspire to lead their respective markets, acting instead of reacting. But how often do you feel like your corporate communication is in a constant state of reaction? More importantly, how do you get out in front of things to communicate more strategically to support your goals, protect your brand, and drive the message proactively? Join us as we answer these questions and more with Monique Farmer, ASP, communication ...

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We introduced you to ProCircular Founder and award-winning CEO Aaron Warner in Episode 54 to hear how to build an award-winning business of your own. Here in episode 55, we introduce you to Aaron Warner, cyber-security expert and industry thought-leader to help you make that award-winning business more secure and safer from the bad guys.

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Who better to talk to about building an award-winning business than Aaron Warner, CEO of ProCircular and winner of Iowa’s 2023 Small Business Person of the Year? Join us for an authentic discussion about leadership, scaling a business, and attracting & retaining talent, all while battling the all-to-common imposter syndrome plaguing CEOs worldwide.

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June 6, 2023 36 mins

According to a recent Gallup poll, only 23% of U.S. employees strongly agree they can apply their organization's values to their everyday work. How the heck do you reach the other 77%? Join us for our most Value-able episode yet as we discuss going beyond just creating Core Values to learn several easy ways to leverage them in your business.

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You’re not winning in business without winning the war for talent. But how do you find top talent with the most sought-after skillsets when everyone else is looking for those same people? Join us for part 2 of our interview with Acumen Executive Search Founder and CEO Suzanne Hanifin to learn how you can attract ideal team members for your company and retain them longer than ever.

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When good company culture is the price of entry to attract and retain top talent, every company in existence will tell you theirs is a great culture. But what do you do when your industry is traditionally known as highly competitive and every-employee-for-themselves? Join us for this in-depth discussion with CEO and Founder Suzanne Hanifin as we discover how she’s cultivated a nontraditional company culture at Acumen Executive Sear...

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We met Bivo Co-Founders Carina Hamel and Robby Ringer in Episode 49 to hear how strategic planning helped them close one business, start another, and relocate from one coast to the other during the chaos of the pandemic. Here in Episode 50, we pick up where we left off for Part 2 of our interview to hear how they grew as leaders and people through the challenges and benefits of executing their plan and the leadership skills require...

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April 18, 2023 40 mins

How did two smart young entrepreneurs launch one business, sunset another, start a family, and relocate 3,000 miles from one coast to the other, all during the pandemic without missing a beat? With a plan, that’s how. Join us for Part 1 of an eye-opening interview with Carina Hamel and Robby Ringer, Cofounders of Bivo, to hear how their detailed planning in 2018 guided their decision-making and strategy during one of the most tumul...

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