To Michael Kurland, Be Better is more than a tagline for the company he founded, it’s a culture that permeates his organization, propelling the team to Be Better to each other, their customers and their communities as well as to themselves. Each week on the #BeBetter podcast, Michael interviews leaders who authentically exemplify how they are being better in their professional and personal lives.

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Season Four

Ric Franzi portrait

“The leader’s mindset permeates the culture of the organization, whether it’s intentional or not.”

—Ric Franzi

40. How to Overcome Your Company’s Beautiful Constraint with Ric Franzi



Shannon Cassidy portrait

“Generosity is the future of leadership and an essential ingredient in highly effective teams.”

—Shannon Cassidy

39. Discover Your Syntax for Success with Shannon Cassidy



Sloane Keane portrait

“It’s as simple as showing up.”

—Sloane Keane

38. Leadership that Leaves a Legacy with Sloane Keane



Shane Jackson portrait

“Most lessons are caught, not taught.”

—Shane Jackson

37. How to Develop Your Organization’s “Why” with Shane Jackson



West Stringfellow portrait

“I truly believe that without innovation, without a whole range of new products, we’ll never be able to fight climate change, eliminate inequality, and we will steer humanity in the wrong direction.”

—West Stringfellow

36. Empathy and Innovation Can Change the World with West Stringfellow



Josh Greco portrait

“Gratitude is a big part of my miracle morning.”

—Josh Greco

35. Creating a Miracle Morning Every Morning with Josh Greco



Melody Campbell with Michael Kurland

“Never give up because if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”

—Melody Campbell

34. A Mom’s Advice on Raising a Child to Be Better with Mike’s Mom, Melody Campbell



Marc Julien portrait

“Cancer is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”

—Marc Julien

Marc Julien Homes

33. How to Triumph through Challenges with Marc Julien



Season Three

Seven years ago when Michael Kurland launched Branded Group, he had one vision: to Be Better. In today's show, Michael reflects on the progress of this vision as he speaks to the sucess of his company, the commitment of his team, and the support of valued clients, vendors, and nonprofit partners.

Robert Branca portrait

“Putting yourself in somebody else’s shoes helps you make better decisions.”

—Robert Branca

32. Make Better Decisions by Walking In Someone Else’s Shoes with Robert Branca



Michelle Wax portrait

“Nothing can be too small and the more you do it, the more natural it will be because your brain is being rewired.”

—Michelle Wax

31. How to Be Grateful in the Moment with Michelle Wax



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