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Stephen Krempl: Getting Into The 5% Zone

Episode 15

About Stephen Krempl: Stephen Krempl is the CEO of Krempl Communications International and creator of the Global Executive Mindset (GEM), a program that focuses on empowering high potential future leaders to make a mark in their organizations. This program, offered through lectures, in-house workshops and online programs, has benefited numerous individuals and organizations globally. Stephen has also extended the GEM™ message to students, through an online program called Winning in the Work World™ (W3 Online), to prepare them as they step into the work world.

As an international trainer, speaker and author, Stephen has worked with thousands of leaders in over 30 countries. His experience has given him valuable insights into what employers really want, and how executives can stand out in their organizations, even in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.

Stephen’s professional career spans over 25 years in Fortune 500 companies, such as PepsiCo Restaurants International and Motorola. He also played pivotal roles as the Chief Learning Officer of Starbucks Coffee Company, and the Vice President of YUM University and Global Learning. He is also the author of five insightful and inspirational books, including his latest “You’re Hired – Now What Do You Do?”, the ultimate playbook to learning the rules and winning in any organization.


In this episode, Jordan and Stephen discuss:

  • The 5% Zone when you’re talking to your bosses boss, and how to drive that conversation

  • The cultural rules of the corporate game are unwritten, so you have to ask the right people to figure out what they are 

  • Make sure you have something of value to add when you speak.

Key Takeaways:

  • If you are not visible in your organization, you are invisible. Always think of ways to become more visible.

  • Being “authentic” means different things in different situations. Acting differently doesn’t always mean you are not being authentic.

  • You will always be compared to the person before you and the one coming after you, so if you want to be great, you have to continuously learn and grow.

"You can be authentic, but it's for different roles. Even as a parent with your younger kids, you cannot tell them in the same way as you would having a discussion with your spouse or your partner. You have to change that communication. And that's very important." —  Stephen Krempl

Download a free copy of Stephen’s book “The 5% Zone- Visibility Strategies That Get You Recognized and Rewarded in Any Organization” here-

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Jordan Goldrich

Your host, Jordan Goldrich, grew up in a loud New York family and once lost an executive position because of his style. He is co-author of the Amazon Best Seller, Workplace Warrior®: People Skills For The No-Bulls**t Executive, Chief Operations Officer, Master Corporate Executive Coach, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. His guests are part of his international network of Workplace Warrior® executives, master corporate executive coaches, and thought leaders. Each guest will engage you in conversation about their successes, mistakes, and solutions. You will get strategies for being completely authentic, while you fulfill your commitment to your organization, build positive relationships, and take performance to an even higher level.

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