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Podcast Interview with Donald L. Bedney, III

Why it was selected for “CBNation Architects”: Donnie had a unique journey in the business where he purchased his organization that had been established and it always helps to know of different ways to get in the business. One thing he talked about was “driving change through people” which is a powerful approach to have as a leader.

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Donald L. Bedney, III Teaser 00:00

I'll say it this way no person is an island. And as a leader, I think a lot of us at times, depending on our organization and all that, attempt to do things by ourselves. The reality is, I have another phrase, only dream big. And obviously as executives and CEOs, one of our jobs is to be a vision caster.

Intro 00:19

Are you ready to hear business stories and learn effective ways to build relationships, generate sales, and level up your business from awesome CEOs, entrepreneurs, and founders, without listening to a long, long, long interview? If so, you've come to the right place. Gresh values your time and is ready to share with you the valuable info you're in search of.

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This is the I AM CEO podcast.

Gresham Harkless 00:46

Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast and I appreciate you listening to this episode. If you've been listening this year, you know that we hit 1600 episodes at the beginning of this year. We're doing something a little bit different where we're repurposing our favorite episodes around certain categories or topics, or as I like to call them, business pillars that we think are going to be extremely impactful for CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business owners, and what I like to call the CB nation architects who are looking to level up their organizations.

This month we are focused on our greatest asset. Talent management and hiring. Think from great resignation to great renovation. And if you disagree with me, maybe these episodes might be especially for you. Life and especially business has changed. It has forced those that are within organizations to look differently at talent, and how it's being managed. When we talk about change, think about it, we have to realize that business as usual is no longer here. And that's evident in attracting and retaining clients, but also in setting up people within organizations to succeed. Think onboarding, think DEI – diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. How it is working from home and even going back into the office.

Things are different in this month. We are going to explore these topics by featuring CEO hacks and CEO nuggets, but also interviews that focus on these changes and how organizations can make sure they care for and attract the most valuable asset, their people. Sit back and enjoy this special episode of the I AM CEO podcast.

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Hello, hello, hello, this is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast and I have a very special guest on the show today, I have Donnie Bedney of PSP Metrics. Donnie, it's great to have you on the show.

Donald L. Bedney, III 02:17

Thank you so much for having me, Gresh. Really, really excited about our conversation today.

Gresham Harkless 02:21

Yeah, I'm super excited as well too. We had such a great kind of intro call and connection before, so I know this is gonna be extremely valuable. Before we jumped into the interview, I wanted to read a little bit more about Donnie so you could hear about some of the awesome things that he's doing.

Donnie is the president of PSP Metrics and firmly believes that well-directed human capital should be harnessed to achieve extraordinary performance. With the mission of driving change through people, he aims to help one million companies worldwide develop and engage their employees to resist mediocrity and aim instead at institutional excellence. He brings his commitment to superior performance to each of his clients. In more than fifteen years of experience translating organizational needs into successful business strategies.

Donnie's, super excited again to have you on the show. Are you ready to speak to the I AM CEO community?

Donald L. Bedney, III 03:03

Let's do it.

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