Growing Your Personal Platform with John Hall

by Commentary, The BK Show Podcast

Growing Your Personal Platform with John Hall

John Hall, CEO of Influence & Co. and weekly columnist for Forbes and, is a true thought leader in the industry of personal branding. Under his insightful and thoughtful leadership, Influence & Co. has become one of the largest providers of high-quality expert content to more than 1,000 of the world’s top publications.

But perhaps more importantly, John has kept an open mind and open ears to what it means to be a leader of a growing company. Drawing on personal and professional setbacks, he has an ever-evolving leadership model that adapts to the needs of both his colleagues and family.

His inspirational approach to building a powerhouse company comes from a genuine interest in collaboration and cultivation of his team. Listen in this week as John shares with me the lessons he’s learned and success he’s achieved along the way.

In This Episode

  • The importance of focusing on the bad and boring stuff
  • Why your team should be way smarter than you
  • How challenges in our personal and professional lives are opportunities for growth
  • Success is different for everybody
  • Why “personal branding” is a terrible phrase

Quotes From This Episode

“In my role as the leader of this company, I have to ask myself ‘what do I need to do to push it forward?’ Not just what I enjoy and love to do, but what needs to be done that is harder and might not be the fun part of my job.” —@tweetJohnHall

“There are times when everybody feels like they need to go into a hole. You’ve got to get back on and get back on the right path.” —@tweetJohnHall

[Tweet ““A big part of my role is strategy and not being involved in the weeds.” —@tweetJohnHall”]

“I’m a big fan of acknowledging that I am not the smartest person in the room and I don’t ever want to be. The more I can bring different people around me, the better it makes me. A big part of leadership is having a diverse set of skills in the people that surround you.” —@tweetJohnHall

“Your brand is a vehicle to create opportunity not just for yourself but for others around you.” —@tweetJohnHall