The vast majority of white men on homogenized leadership teams, know that a change is needed to keep the company growing, maintain or create a competitive advantage, and prevent obsolescence.
It’s going to take a particular kind of leader to get on board. In this highlight episode of the amazing conversation I had with Steve urban CEO of Boutique consulting company, Riderflex, I unpack the kind of mindsets that inhibit innovation and growth, and give you actionable methods to innovate and grow anyway. This episode is essential, listening for active allies looking for ways to meaningful contributions to equity and representation without rocking the boat.
More about Steve Urban:
Steve Urban isn't just an established leader; he's a crisis management expert with a penchant for turnarounds. With a storied career as the Founder and CEO of Recruiting & Consulting Firm Riderflex—a top-rated firm known for cultural fit staffing—Steve has continually exhibited a rare aptitude for matching talent with opportunity. He also serves as Co-Owner of Kura Home Maintenance in Colorado and Presley Rose Investments, a residential real estate venture he co-manages with his wife, Kim Urban.
Long before the inception of Riderflex, He served as CEO, COO and President of multiple companies with revenues exceeding $40 million, specializing in retail, wholesale, and service industries. His operational wizardry led to numerous company revivals, making him a sought-after talent for crisis management, restructuring, downsizing, and transitions.
Known as a thought leader, Steve ventured into the podcasting sphere with the Riderflex Podcast, which rapidly gained acclaim for its entrepreneur-focused content and career advice. He further expanded his influence by authoring "The Riderflex Guide" series, a valuable resource for both hiring managers and job candidates. His latest book, "Mastering Job Interviews," has garnered rave reviews as an essential guide for job seekers.
When Steve is not immersed in his professional pursuits, he lives for the family and the great outdoors. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Steve replenishes his soul through camping and overlanding, guided by his life mantra: “I want my life to be dictated by the experiences I’m chasing.”