Ryan Kellogg here, your host of the Win the Talent War Podcast. I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to speak with some of the most influential leaders in business about their strategies on combating the war for talent. Given the ever-changing market environment toward finding top talent and retaining that talent, organizations have to go to great lengths to retain their key leaders and early risers.
Starting my career as an Army officer I was taught specific life lessons at an early age. Stationed in Germany and serving 29 months in Iraq as a platoon leader, I am accustomed to change. While patrolling the desert and walking the streets of Baghdad you never knew what you would encounter. I quickly realized that in order for me to be successful I had to adapt to my surroundings, and fast!
After leaving the military I dove head first into the business world, first in the financial industry, then sales and marketing in the healthcare space. Working on both the middle management and executive level, I was able to get a taste as to how decisions were made. These decisions set the tone for the company and heavily influence the corporate culture.
Reflecting back on my time in the Army and the lessons I learned about adapting to change, made me realize that corporations as a whole need to be better prepared for change and armed with a strategy to positively influence their workforce.
Too often, by being slow to change and not identifying what creates a positive corporate culture we lost out on potential top candidates or key contributors. It was obvious that the days of an employee having blind loyalty to a company and making a career with one organization were over. I was tired of losing the Talent War and it was time to do something about it.
Having launched the Win the Talent War Podcast, I hope our listeners are inspired to build employee relationships on a daily basis. Corporations and businesses are really a community of people. I believe that if you can get the very best out of the people you work with on a daily basis, whether it’s people on your team or people you interact with functionally, then you’re guaranteed success with a company.
It’s a powerful thing to influence, motivate and inspire other people. I’m hoping that when people listen to this podcast it inspires them to change their habits and put into action something that is really meaningful to change the way they do business. Hopefully looking back on a point in their careers our listeners can say I changed the way I operated because of the Win the Talent War podcast.