Guest: Adam Mendler is the Chief Executive Officer of The Veloz Group, where he co-founded and oversees ventures across a wide variety of industries such as Beverly Hills Chairs, a leading office furniture e-tailer; Custom Tobacco, a one-of-a-kind cigar customization e-commerce platform; and Veloz Solutions, a technology consulting and software development practice. Adam Mendler is an expert in many things, including building a great culture, scaling a business, sales and marketing, and more.
Adam is also the creator and host of the business and leadership podcast Thirty Minute Mentors, where he regularly elicits insights from America’s top CEOs, founders, athletes, celebrities, and political and military leaders. Adam has written extensively on leadership, management, entrepreneurship, marketing and sales, authoring over 70 articles published in major media outlets including Forbes, Inc. and HuffPost. Adam’s Lessons in Leadership series in Thrive Global and other media projects total more than 500 one-on-one interviews with America’s top leaders. Adam draws upon his insights building and leading businesses and interviewing hundreds of America’s top leaders as a keynote speaker to companies, universities and non-profit organizations on leadership and related topics.
Episode in a Tweet: Values are more than a list of attributes posted on a company’s website. The best way to get a feel for company culture is to walk through the organization and ask people what it’s like to work there.
Quick Background: In this week’s episode of Reflect Forward, Adam Mendler, CEO of The Veloz Group, and I talk about what it takes to build a corporate culture and the value of building a strong team. He shares his philosophy on company values and why focus is key to success. He talks about what it’s like to be in business with his brother and the difficulty of separating family and work. Adam also tells us how he started writing and keynote speaking.
You can find Adam on his website: www.adammendler.com
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