About The Hero Factor

The Hero Factor is that special core fundamental that sets some companies apart to achieve true greatness. Behind every great company is a great story. Products and services themselves don’t captivate or motivate people, it’s the purpose and meaning behind them that creates mass movements. Great companies don’t simply create products, they create meaning. Listen and receive a masterclass in business as we interview leaders who shine a light on key lessons learned on how to transform organizations and create winning cultures. There is no better time than now to discover your own Hero Factor. Join host, Jeffrey Hayzlett, a business veteran and entrepreneur who has bought and sold over 250 businesses and ran one of the most globally iconic brands in history as he explores the most influential business lessons from around the world. Your origin story begins now.

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    Can you build a business that makes money and helps the community? Dawn Elyzabeth and Jonathan Stone have. Sababa is more than a bottled water brand. For every bottle sold, Sababa donates a meal to a food-insecure child. But that’s not all. They’re building mobile food pantries on the west coast and feeding thousands in The Bronx. All while getting for-profits and non-profits to work together for a common goal. Plus, find out what Sababa means in this episode of The Hero Factor. 

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    Live your values and never stop learning. Those are just two bits of sage advice Tom Landry leaves us with in this episode of The Hero Factor. Tom not only challenges the status quo by helping businesses re-think the definition of diversity, but he also finds himself routinely making life-changing decisions. He has even given up multi-million-dollar contracts with long-time partners because he felt it was the right thing to do. Tom’s hero story offers something for the businessperson at any level of their career. 

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    There’s more to making a difference than just writing a check. Nobody knows that better than Orianne Collins. Her Little Dreams Foundation helps children around the world overcome the obstacles in their lives to pursue their passions in music, sports, and the arts. While Orianne and her husband Phil have been inspiring others, Orianne’s story is an inspiration in itself. A complication from a 2014 surgery left her paralyzed from the neck down. She’s walking today, with the help of canes and several hours of daily physical therapy. On top of that, Orianne is a mother, jewelry designer, business owner, and has a cosmetic line coming soon. Can’t make it to Miami? Find Orianne’s Jewellery designs at https://www.oriannecollins.com/ To learn more about the Little Dreams Foundation and their upcoming Foundation Gala, click here https://littledreamsfoundation.org/ 

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    Can employees love their boss? In this episode, Jeffrey sits down with Pirooz Abir, CEO of LiquidInvoice LLC. During their wide-ranging talk, the pair talk about firing customers, biggest influences and the person in your life whose advice you should always take. 

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    “We have a golden rule in our company that you’re not allowed to say no without permission. We just think ‘no’ is a lazy answer, and to be dynamic, truly dynamic, most people expect ‘no’ when they walk in the door, especially when it comes to customer service. I own some Verizon Wireless stores, and in that retail environment, ‘no’ is just something kids have come accustomed to saying to people and we had to change that.”-  Rory Kelly (The HERO Factor, pg 86)

    What does being truly dynamic mean? How do you get your employees to move beyond just saying no? 

    How can you help them be the best employee they can be? What do you need to do to get your team to provide the best customer service possible?

    Rory Kelly believes there is no such thing as self-made.

    15 years ago he started selling Verizon Wireless phones for a woman named Janet Eining.He quickly saw an opportunity for the business to grow – but the owner didn’t want the hassle. Rory was persistent, and she finally gave him the opportunity to be a small partner – and Rory was right – they grew.

    With the help of his team, Rory Kelly has grown as large as 40 doors, he has owned restaurants, land, buildings, and other retail business all because of the opportunity he saw and teaching his team to move beyond ‘no.’

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    “I think the thing that really tells you whether or not you’re on the right track is what people say about you and your business at the bar. Because when people are a few beers in – or even if they’re not – they’re just comfortable enough to talk about things the way they want to talk about them.

    That’s where you hear the most important things. Being in HR, I kind of based the success of the year in terms of employee engagement on the conversations that we would have. So, if you had people who were saying, ‘you know, I just don’t really feel good about this, or we worked too many hours, or the equipment doesn’t run right, or I don’t like these policy changes,’ I would kind of know that we had to straighten some of that stuff up. 

    I will say more often than not, of course it was good. When you have an inspired employee, ten, twelve, fifteen percent extra effort means a huge thing to the bottom line. But it’s not something that can be measured the same way traditional performance indicators are.”

    -Meg Manke (The Hero Factor, pg 58)

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    The HERO factor is that special core fundamental that stands some companies apart to achieve true greatness. Behind every great company is a great story, an idea that inspired.  Products and services themselves don’t captivate or motivate people, it’s the purpose and meaning behind them that creates mass movements. Great companies don’t simply create products, they create meaning. Companies lose their way overtime because they lose the motivation they receive from their original values and beliefs. In order to remain relevant in evolving industries, companies need to know and own their core beliefs to survive, transform, and win! Listen and get a masterclass in business as we interview leaders who shine the light on key lessons learned on how to transform organizations and create winning cultures. There is no better time than now to discover your own HERO factor. Join host, Jeffrey Hayzlett, a business veteran and entrepreneur who has bought and sold over 200 businesses and ran one of the most globally iconic brands in history explore the most influential business lessons from around the world.  Your origin story begins now.

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The HERO Factor

Jeffrey Hayzlett

Primetime TV and Podcast Host

Jeffrey Hayzlett is a primetime television host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and Executive Perspectives on C-Suite TV, and business podcast host of All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett on C-Suite Radio.

He is a global business celebrity, speaker, best-selling author, and Chairman of C-Suite Network, home of the world’s most trusted network of C-Suite leaders. Hayzlett is a well-traveled public speaker, former Fortune 100 CMO, and author of three best-selling business books: Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless, Running the Gauntlet and The Mirror Test.

Hayzlett is one of the most compelling figures in business today and an inductee into the NSA’s Speaker Hall of Fame.

As a leading business expert, Hayzlett is frequently cited in Forbes, SUCCESS, Mashable, Marketing Week and Chief Executive, among many others. He shares his executive insight and commentary on television networks like Bloomberg, MSNBC, Fox Business, and C-Suite TV. Hayzlett is a former Bloomberg contributing editor and primetime host, and has appeared as a guest celebrity judge on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump for three seasons.

He is a turnaround architect of the highest order, a maverick marketer and c-suite executive who delivers scalable campaigns, embraces traditional modes of customer engagement, and possesses a remarkable cachet of mentorship, corporate governance, and brand building.

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