Knucklehead Podcast Ep 120: Avoiding Stiffness In Startup Culture with Veloz Group CEO Adam Mendler

Knucklehead Podcast Ep 120: Avoiding Stiffness In Startup Culture with Veloz Group CEO Adam Mendler


As one of the core principles of effective leadership, owning your mistakes and embedding your failures prove to be one of the most important parts of success.

In today’s episode of the Knucklehead Podcast, our guest Adam Mendler talks about his mindset in dealing with mistakes, how culture defines the character and personality of an organization, and the key factor that brought about the biggest change in the way they’ve grown as an organization.

Adam Mendler is a serial entrepreneur, a motivational and leadership keynote speaker. He utilizes his professional, entrepreneurial, and managerial background in creating both the Lessons in Leadership series in Thrive Global and the Thirty Minute Mentors podcast. He conducted over 300 one on one interviews with America’s most accomplished and insightful people and authored over 70 articles published in major media outlets including Forbes, Inc. and The Huffington Post.

Favorite Quote:

“Only a mediocre person never makes a mistake. That means that if you’re too afraid to fail, you’re never going to be successful because you’re never going to be able to accomplish great things when you’re unwilling to take chances.”

  • Adam Mendler


In this Episode:

3:18 – Breakthrough interviews conducted by Adam

7:07 – How Adam deals with awkward situations caused by others correcting his mistakes

11:31 – His experiences in dealing with different teams and how he structured his businesses in terms of work principles

15:18 – His perspective in addressing culture in different areas of an organization

20:07– The biggest change he recognized in the way they’ve grown as an organization

23:09 – The genuine meaning of competitiveness to Adam

Engage with Adam Mendler







Click HERE to listen to Adam Mendler Podcast: Thirty Minute Mentors

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