In today’s show we flip the script as “guest host” John Ruffini (a past ManagerMirror guest himself) interviews podcast host, Brad Bilen! For the last year you’ve listened as Brad has interviewed some of the country’s top corporate leaders and called out unique tenets and common themes along the way. Now he’s in the hot seat as he’s agreed to share from his people management journey and offer you some techniques he’s implemented with his teams. You’ll hear him talk about using sprints with your team and he’ll discuss his definition of transparency.
As the ManagerMirror closes out its second season, fans of the show have asked for an opportunity to get to know the host. In today’s session, John will have the opportunity to ask Brad about his experience as a people-manager and hopefully some takeaways from his first two seasons hosting the show.
Brad started his career in sales as rep with Robert Half and was asked to step into leadership after performing at the top of his peer group. He spent a decade with Robert Half taking on increasing responsibility and leading teams with varying disciplines before stepping in as Managing Director with The Mergis Group in 2010. Brad built a top-performing office with multiple disciplines and sent 6 reps to Presidents Club in 2012 before the organization was purchased by Randstad. Now leading teams in a Fortune sized organization, Brad took on responsibility for multiple offices and ultimately traveled the Midwest region working hands-on to help develop branch leaders within the organization. In 2016, Brad joined Amazon tasked with building the first-ever field sales office for the Amazon Business Seller recruitment team. In 4 years with Amazon, Brad has successfully promoted multiple staff members into people-leadership roles and today he serves as Manager of Selling Partner development in Detroit, MI where he also hosts this podcast! Since launching The ManagerMirror, Brad has hosted 25 corporate people managers and today, he’s taken the guest seat to share his own experiences.
Follow Brad’s personal page on LinkedIn to learn more about his journey as a manager and follow his ManagerMirror presence on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to stay current with show updates and trending management content.