Gary Trainor, the CEO of a top HR Tech Company, Viventium, stops by the show and talks about his toughest challenges leading companies through multiple mergers.

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Gary Trainor, the CEO of a top HR Tech Company, Viventium, stops by the show and talks about his toughest challenges leading companies through multiple mergers.

Show Notes

Gary Trainor takes us back to the start of his career  [02:17]

Gary’s impressive leadership role model  [02:27]

When the culture within a company changes, what needs to be addressed first?  [03:36]

One valuable lesson Gary has learned as a leader  [04:34]

Gary’s toughest challenge: Bringing together two companies that were fierce competitors with each other and didn’t compete on the same grounds  [05:54]

Three important steps to help people embrace the new company culture that emerges after an acquisition  [06:20]

Does an acquired company automatically adopt the culture of the acquiring company?  [08:45]

The four major concerns people have when the company they work for gets acquired  [09:46]

Three highly doable strategies to make yourself valuable in your job  [10:22]

How do baby boomers compare to millennials in balancing performance and value?  [12:57]

Rising to the top of the corporate ladder: The differences in how baby boomers and millennials achieve this  [15:31]

The evolving role of middle management  [17:33]

 

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Quotes

You have to go back and make sure that people are buying into what it is you’re trying to get to. – Gary Trainor

 Business is a journey. – Gary Trainor

 What I’ve observed happens is when you take two cultures together, you actually create a third culture. – Gary Trainor

 

Links and Mentions

Gary Trainor on LinkedIn

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Paycom

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Apple

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