327: Todd Palmer — Failing Forward into Success





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Published on Jun 27, 2018

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Todd Palmer is the President and Chief Rulebreaker for Extraordinary Advisors. He started as an entrepreneur at 27 with his first main business, Diversified Industrial Staffing, providing skilled trade labor talent throughout the U.S. for hard-to-fill sectors but today focuses most of his energy on helping people grow their businesses by changing themselves and their mindsets.

Todd shares his perspectives on the talent problem today — finding, training, and keeping top talent in companies, and how he helps companies address this issue. Ari and Luke also discuss how leaders and leadership teams are often responsible for holding the company back, and why change needs to start at the top. Tune in for some great insights into talent, leadership, and much more!

Key Takeaways:

[:29] Ari introduces his guest for this episode — Todd Palmer.

[:47] How did Todd get started on his entrepreneurial path?

[1:51] What does Todd’s day-to-day look like?

[2:35] Why is talent such a big problem when it comes to finding, training and keeping them?

[4:13] How does Todd alleviate this problem of talent?

[5:59] Where does Todd see some of the most opportunity for new jobs or skill sets?

[8:11] What is the concern about outsourcing eliminating some of these jobs that currently exist?

[8:51] Tackling this problem involves going back to the root of it of it all.

[10:10] What led Todd’s son to become an accountant?

[10:59] What is a big challenge for Todd in his business?

[12:32] How does Todd help leadership teams change themselves?

[15:21] Where does Todd find better talent?

[17:35] What are Todd’s top three pieces of advice for people to be more effective?

[19:22] Get in touch with Todd via his website or email, and mention this podcast to get a free 30-minute diagnostic!

Mentioned in This Episode:

Less Doing

Less Doing on Facebook

Ari Meisel on Twitter

Ari Meisel on Instagram

Join the Less Doing Labs at Lessdoinglabs.com/moredone

Email Todd Palmer

Extraordinary Advisors

Diversified Industrial Staffing

Tony Hsieh, Founder of Zappos

Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)

Young Presidents' Organization (YPO)



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