This week’s No BS Marketing show with Dave Mastovich features Robert Powell, CEO of Invictus Leadership Group. Powell is an accomplished human resources executive with over 25 years of experience, including with a global Fortune 500 company.
He is also a chair with Vistage International – the largest CEO community in the world with over 21,000 members in 16 countries. Vistage enables CEOs to strategize with peers in group meetings, one-on-one sessions with a Vistage chair and access to world class speakers and other tools to help CEO’s achieve personal and professional growth. Powell works with 27 CEOs at Vistage. He feels it is “his responsibility to be the best he can be for them.”
Powell stresses the importance of bringing “your crew” along with you as you move up the career ladder and continuing to build those relationships.
How might you evaluate a company or organization? “Is this the place I would want my kids to work?”
Robert’s Big Idea or “why” for what he’s doing today: “To make the world a better place for my kids.”
Who Moved My Cheese? By Spencer Johnson regarding organization and individual change
Other career advice from the Robert:
“Do what you enjoy, the money always comes.”
“Have a destination where you want to go. What is your end goal?”
Choice: AFLAC duck
“You remember the duck.”
Choice: “AT&T lives up to their messaging. They provide great service.”
Choice: UPMC because it is “very impactful and personal. Everyone can related to it.”
Choice: Visa because it is “more forward thinking.”
HR Guru’s Advice on Glassdoor & LinkedIn
Glassdoor: A great vehicle giving individuals a vehicle to air their concerns positive or negative. However, it may give a slanted view of the organization from individuals only posting negative views. Companies should take a positive approach to problems. They have an opportunity to place their own perspective on things.
LinkedIn: Great professional tool and great way to meet other folks. Powell’s advice is to be careful to protect your own network.
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