Podcast 00: Ryan Kellogg – Host at Win The Talent
Win the Talent War Podcast
Host Ryan Kellogg talks with today’s business leaders and entrepreneurs to give tips on identifying, cultivating, and retaining top talent. Kellogg’s experiences in both the military and corporate America created in him the drive to lead in the most effective and positive ways possible. Through the blog, podcast, and show notes, Kellogg and his guests provide strategies and resources on growth, overcoming obstacles, and developing corporate cultures that help business leaders Win the Talent War.
Time-Stamped Show Notes
[00:00] Ryan Kellogg interviews today’s top business leaders to share ideas on how to Win the Talent War.
[00:30] The days of employees having the same job for decades are over, creating the need for strategies to drive growth by retaining and developing top talent.
[00:56] A military background taught Kellogg the importance of leading from the heart as opposed to relying on rank.
[02:56] In the corporate world, Kellogg realized the difficulty in retaining talent and the frustration of spending valuable time with recruiters.
[04:45] Cynicism leads to self-doubt and inhibits the creation of positive corporate culture.
[05:45] Kellogg received his MBA from Fordham University and reflected on his military experience to adopt a different approach in the workplace.
[06:20] The Win the Talent War podcast, available on iTunes and at http://www.wotpod.com, provides unrivaled value to business leaders with tactics for communication, growth, employee engagement, and positive corporate culture.
Win the Talent War Podcast
Ryan Kellogg interviews today’s top business leaders to share ideas on how to Win the Talent War. Modern professionals understand that the days of employees working for the same company for decades are long gone, making it essential to retain and develop top talent.
An Army Lieutenant in Iraq at the age of twenty-one, Kellogg experienced his first difficulties in leadership. A turning point occurred when a fellow officer advised Kellogg to lead with his heart instead of his rank. Kellogg quickly realized the importance of leading by first earning respect.
After the military, as a middle manager for a Fortune 500 company, Kellogg grew frustrated with repeated instances of training and cultivating talent, only to have employees leave for work elsewhere. Time that should have been spent focused on the business was instead used with recruiters and sifting through résumés. The situation left Kellogg with cynicism and self-doubt.
Kellogg obtained his MBA from Fordham University and decided that instead of complaining, he’d reflect on the advice he’d received in the military, take action to improve the corporate culture, and use tactics to develop and retain the talent necessary for professional growth.
The Win the Talent War podcast aims to provide the most value possible by interviewing today’s top business leaders, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and authors. Weekly episodes include tactics to overcome obstacles, grow businesses through positive corporate culture, and engage with employees.
Podcast episodes, blogs, show notes, and other resources are available at http://www.wotpod.com. Shows are also available on iTunes and feedback is always welcome.