Why it was selected for “CBNation Architects”: In episode IAM1594 of the I AM CEO podcast, host Gresham Harkless interviews Steven L. Blue, a leading mid-market CEO and author of five highly-acclaimed books, including “Metamorphosis: From Rust-belt to High-tech in a 21st Century World.”
With over 40 years of management, executive, consulting, and speaking experience worldwide, Steven has transformed companies into industry giants and enthralled audiences with his dynamic keynotes.
In the interview, Steven discusses his journey to becoming a CEO and author, the challenges he faced in transforming himself and his companies, and the importance of innovation and investments in workforce growth in transforming company cultures. He also shares insights into effective leadership and offers advice for entrepreneurs and business owners looking to grow their companies and create positive change.
Overall, the episode provides valuable insights into the world of business growth and the mindset and strategies needed to succeed as a CEO and author.
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Steven Blue Teaser 00:00
The CEO's job is to set strategy and all that kind of stuff, and then mobilize resources to achieve that. Okay, that's fine, you can get that in any textbook. But what many CEOs don't realize is what you just talked about, you have to reach into the tentacles of the organization and make sure that all of that interconnects somehow. So otherwise, it's just fluff and CEO talk. And you have to, as I said, you have to line everything up in the organization to achieve that.
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Gresham Harkless 00:53
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, the 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 the 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, 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. 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.
Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast. I have a very special guest on the show today, I have Steven Blue of Miller Ingenuity. Steve, it's great to have you on the show.
Steven Blue 02:25
It's a pleasure to be here. Thanks so much for the invitation.
Gresham Harkless 02:28
Yes, absolutely. The pleasure is all ours. You're doing so many phenomenal things. So before we jumped into having a great conversation, I wanted to read a little bit more about Steve, so you can hear about some of those awesome things.
With more than 40 years of management, executive consulting, and speaking experience worldwide, Miller ingenuity President and CEO Steve is a leading mid-market CEO, and a globally recognized business growth authority who has transformed companies into industry giants and enthralled audiences with his dynamic keynotes. He is the author of five highly claimed books, including Metamorphosis: From Rust Belt to High Tech in a 21st Century World.
Steve, again, excited to have you on the show. Are you ready to speak to the I AM CEO community?
Steven Blue 03:11
I sure am.