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The Talent Planner Show is for growth-minded small-to-medium-sized business leaders who want to solve the #1 issues limiting the growth of their organization – people issues. We discuss how you can solve the consistent people issues facing your organization through interviews with leaders winning the battle for talent, processes, and tools for you to proactively solve your people issues. If you want to solve your people issues and accelerate growth, you're in the right place.
 
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// WATCH // ▶️ Watch this episode on YouTube // EPISODE DESCRIPTION // John Adams once said that "every problem is an opportunity in disguise." To turn a problem into an opportunity, we must first understand the problem. To understand why people problems are the number one issue facing Small to Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs) today and well into the…
 
// WATCH // ▶️ Watch this episode on YouTube // EPISODE DESCRIPTION // Imagine starting your day by opening one software that contains everything you need to run your business – how great would that be? We believe that will be possible in the near future for small-to-medium-sized businesses—a single login to run your business. How will you prepare …
 
// WATCH // ▶️ Watch this episode on YouTube // EPISODE DESCRIPTION // Are constant people issues in the way of achieving your company's goals? If yes, we have a simple solution to help you proactively solve those issues and achieve your full growth potential. The solution? Build Talent Plans across your organization. In this episode, you'll learn:…
 
WATCH ▶️ Watch this episode on YouTube // EPISODE DESCRIPTION // Accountability and productivity. What if you could improve those two things for your team by following a simple process? Now you can with the 7-Step Talent Planning Process. The Talent Planning Process creates a proactive operating system for small-to-medium-sized businesses, enabling…
 
WATCH ▶️ Watch this episode on YouTube EPISODE DESCRIPTION The companies winning the battle for talent are Talent Planning. But Talent Planning at the leadership level is only the tip of the iceberg. To get the most significant ROI from Talent Planning, you need to develop Talent Plans at each of the three levels. When you develop Talent Plans at a…
 
In this podcast, I share our journey to figuring out a response to the 3 converging trends that will impact SMBs in the future. Those 3 converging trends are: People issues will remain the #1 issue SMBs face in growing their business The technology disruption in the strategic HR/talent space will accelerate quickly (More companies will be using sof…
 
In today's podcast, I cover how to create your Execution Cadence, which is Step 7 of the Talent Planning Process. Your Execution Cadence is a consistent set of focused meetings that creates a rhythm to your organization that ensures effective communication, accountability, the execution of your plan, and ultimately, the success of your organization…
 
In today's podcast, I cover how to complete Department Planning, which is Step 6 of the Talent Planning Process. Department Planning focuses your department's limited time and energy toward working "on" the business to accelerate growth and move your organization towards its vision. Department planning is a prerequisite to experiencing accelerated …
 
In this episode, I share a high-level overview of the Talent Planning Process for you to use for your 2022 strategy and talent planning process. When you proactively work upstream through Talent Planning, you're going to solve your people issues before they impact your business, which accelerates your company's growth. Show notes: Talent Planning P…
 
Who owns the talent in your organization? Who is the person responsible for making sure you have the right talent in the right seats to execute your strategy and achieve your vision? Is it Human Resources? Operations? Company Leader? Leadership Team? The answer to that question is essential for growing companies. If no one in your organization offi…
 
As leaders, we are facing the greatest employee shortage in history. At the end of June 2021, there were a record 10+ million positions open. In today’s podcast, I discuss how talent planning can solve any employee shortages you are experiencing in your company.By Steve Van Remortel
 
This podcast will help you optimize each team member's performance and your organization's overall performance moving forward (post-pandemic). The three steps to reboarding your team to optimize post-pandemic performance are: Process launch meeting to give an overview of the process and distribute the questionnaire (click here to download questionn…
 
Three words no one wants to hear: You have cancer. I heard those three words on October 15th, 2020. Since then, I've battled cancer and found out two weeks ago that I'm 100% cancer-free. On today's podcast, I share my battle with cancer and relate it to the fact that many people have faced a significant emotional event through the pandemic that has…
 
Today's episode is going to be different. Instead of me interviewing someone, I'll be getting interviewed by Stop The Vanilla's marketing manager, Jordan Ogren. In this episode, he asks me: What was leadership like for me early on? What does leadership look like now for me? What were the inciting events that made me see leadership in a different li…
 
There's an adage that it can be lonely at the top. But I believe that leaders can be lonely at every stage—whether you're the CEO or a manager of two. And this pandemic has only increased that feeling of loneliness. Spending eight to nine hours a day in the same room and at the same desk takes a toll on your mental and social health. So how do you …
 
2020 has been quite a year... While our team is looking forward to turning the page on this challenging year, we have something special to celebrate first: Stop The Vanilla celebrated its 20th anniversary this year! 🎉 And in honor of 20 years in business, in this week's podcast, I share the top 20 things I've learned over 20 years in business. Full…
 
Millions of dollars are invested each year into development programs to enhance organizational performance. Some of these programs cover emotional intelligence, public speaking, or soft skills. But I rarely hear organizations investing in one crucial area that can significantly boost team performance: Career and life planning. And in today's podcas…
 
This week I have Terry Albrecht on the podcast to discuss how high-growth companies win the battle for talent. Terry has built an employer of choice culture at Packer Fastener that boasts a 98% retention rate with around 95% of new hires coming from team member referrals. In today's podcast, we share the next steps to proactively resolve your peopl…
 
Do you have someone that can help you think through your career and life decisions? A person who's been there and done that? I know that if I had that resource when I was figuring out my career path I would've had a shorter and less bumpy road. That is why in today’s podcast we are going to cover: Why we are launching Stop The Vanilla in Your Caree…
 
The Stop the Vanilla in Your Career Process began as a family recipe. I used the process to help each of my four children find a career they will love and are fit for. This week it became a public recipe with the release of the book. And we are already receiving stories of how the book and process are changing lives. In this week's podcast, I speak…
 
In 2017, I took an idea to my Board of Advisors. The idea was not well received and consider a distraction to our strategy of targeting business leaders. That idea to write my second book, Stop the Vanilla in Your Career and Life. Which helps individuals create a career and life plan to love what they do and live the life they want. At the time, I …
 
Like me, Matt was a part of the 87.7% of the working population that does not describe themselves as passionate about what they do for a living. But after going through the Stop the Vanilla in Your Career and Life process, that changed. Matt is now part of that coveted 12.3% of the population that describe themselves as passionate about what they d…
 
No one is self-made. Every successful person has an amazing person or team behind them that helped them achieve the great things they've achieved. And that is what we are going to talk about in this week’s episode: Why having an accountability partner is crucial to achieving the vision for your career and life and the steps to getting one. In this …
 
How do you want to be remembered? Once it’s all said and done, how do you want your kids, grandkids, coworkers, and others closest to you to remember you when you are gone? In other terms, what is the vision for your career and life? Whether you’ve never spent any time thinking about that question or it’s been a question that’s kept you up at night…
 
What if you could know exactly what career you’re supposed to be in? I’m talking about your dream career Where you’re doing what you love And excelling at it because it comes naturally to you Sounds like a fairy tale, doesn’t it? In this week’s episode, you’re going to find out how combining the two ingredients you already have will lead you to a l…
 
Look around you at those who excel and dominate in their careers. How are they able to perform at such a high level? They do three things: They understand their behavioral style They own their behavioral style And they leverage their behavioral style In this week’s episode, you’re going to find out how you can perform at a higher level in your care…
 
Look around at those who love what they do. What do they have in common? They are passionate about what they do. Pursuing your passion in your work is essential to loving what you do. In this week's podcast we discuss: Why passion is central to loving what you do for a living How to define your passions And how to purposefully pursue the right pass…
 
How did you decide on your current career path? Was it the career someone close to you had? Or was it the career that provided you the most financial upside? Maybe like me, you had no clue as to what the right career path was when you graduated. And college or the career you found yourself in seemed like the easiest next step. But did it provide yo…
 
Whether you want to motivate your team around your vision or sell your product or service, storytelling will improve your outcome. But rarely do people go in-depth on HOW to tell great stories. It's not enough to know why, but you need to know what stories to tell and how to tell them. Paul Smith is one of the rare people who has dedicated his care…
 
"Why is clarity important?" This was a question asked by a leader in a recent leadership development process. She lacked clarity in a few areas of her life and did not understand the implications that had on her performance and life. In today's podcast, we cover: The benefits of gaining clarity The two steps to gain clarity And why as a leader, cla…
 
How has the pandemic affected talent development? Steve and Mark Zelinski explore how you can handle talent coming out of this crisis and after it. Three takeaways from the episode: Figure out who your key players are that you can't afford to lose and protect, invest in, and retain them You need a consistent hiring process to make the right hire th…
 
He went from working on the farm as a kid to taking the bank public. How he accomplished that was by learning how to lead effectively based on who he is. This week's guest, Tim Schneider, CEO of Investors Community Bank, understands, owns, and leverages his natural behavioral style to lead most effectively. The question you have to answer as a lead…
 
The coronavirus has affected everyone. But how has it affected strategic planning and talent planning? In part one of a three-part series, Mark Zelinski, a strategy and talent advisor at Stop The Vanilla, joins to discuss how this pandemic has changed strategic planning. They discuss the future of strategic planning and have three key takeaways tha…
 
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