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Mere Mortals Unite (MMU) and Businesses that Care (BTC) are two distinct series in this podcast. BTC is focused on building a business culture that allows your business to recruit and retain good talent. Our guests share ideas that work, to create a culture of engagement. On previous episodes of MMU we share superpowers that everyone has although they may not have discovered them yet, or forgotten them or given them away. Take them back, increase their use in your life. provides skills and techniques so you can discover your superpowers. The result is an increase in success and joy in your life and the lives of those that surround you. Let’s change the world one person at a time, starting with you!
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Sep 6, 2017

114 From Dream to Success - Dave Nelsen

URL: http://www.julieannsullivan.com/dave-nelsen/


Summary

How do you take a dream and make it a reality.  How do you start a company with knowledge and no money and create one of the best companies in Pennsylvania?

Today I’m talking with serial entrepreneur and award-winning speaker, Dave Nelson. We’re going to be exploring a company that Dave started back in 1998 and eventually ended up selling. When I asked Dave what employee engagement means to him, he said, “People passionately pursuing something they believe in while learning from each other, making themselves more valuable professionally (at the company and in their future careers).” You’ll learn how Dave put these words into practice at his company and how you can do it as well.

Dave’s bio: Dave Nelson is President of the Dialog Consulting Group. He speaks to more than 100 Vistage CEO and Key Executive groups each year about 1) Social Media for Business or 2) Doubling Business and Personal Productivity - 49 Apps You Can't Live Without. He also speaks to many industry associations and corporate groups on these topics. Dave was recognized as the Vistage 2010 & 2012 Impact Speaker and 2011 Best Speaker of the Year (#1 rating among 1,500+ speakers.

About Dave’s company: Dialog Consulting Group LLC helps businesses enhance the conversations with their most important internal and external customers using proven social networking, social media, and internet communication tools. Principal Dave Nelsen personally works with more than 500 CEOs (as part of the Vistage International network) every year to help them improve their companies' sales, marketing, and even internal communications.

You’ll discover:

  • The history of Dave’s company, how they attracted top-notch software engineers, and why they won so many awards.
  • Why they established a “ROWE” company--a results-only work environment.
  • Why a leader should focus on motivating, delegating, and empowering rather than providing all the answers.
  • The value of “flipping the pyramid” by seeing the CEO as a person who clears the barriers and gives people the resources to get one what they need to get done.
  • Why Dave’s company paid 30-50% higher salaries than their competition for A-list software engineers.
  • What’s next for Dave.

 

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