Ep. 255 – Miller Kaplan COO, Paul J. Zdunek

Feb 21, 2023

Our guest today is Paul J. Zdunek, author, speaker, conductor, Grey Leadership expert and COO of Miller Kaplan

Paul has over 20 years of experience providing business leadership and advisory services for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. He has been a Chief Restructuring Officer, Business Transformation Advisor, Change Management Leader, and Interim Executive for institutions requiring financial stabilization or organizational revitalization. He is often engaged by organizations requiring investigatory services to assess financial discrepancies, organizational inefficiencies, human resource challenges, and leadership conflicts. Paul has also designed and led proprietary transformational initiatives that help organizations reach their maximum potential through custom designed strategy sessions.

As part of his decade-long career as a musician/conductor, Paul has led or collaborated with The Baltimore Chamber Chorale, The Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, Opera Vivente!, Minnesota Opera, The Dale Warland Singers, The American Composers Forum, and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.

In This Conversation We Discuss:

  • How he brings the skills of a conductor into the business world.
  • The importance of the CEO/COO relationship.
  • Paul’s book, ‘Cowboys and Conductors.’
  • Why personality profiles are massively misused in the interview process.
  • The powerful connection between people and horses.



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Written By Cameron Herold

Written By Cameron Herold

Cameron Herold is known around the world as THE CEO WHISPERER. He is the mastermind behind hundreds of companies’ exponential growth. Cameron’s built a dynamic consultancy: his current clients include a “Big 4” wireless carrier and a monarchy. What do his clients say they like most about him? He isn’t a theory guy—they like that Cameron speaks only from experience. He earned his reputation as the CEO Whisperer by guiding his clients to double their profit and double their revenue in just three years or less. Cameron is a top-rated international speaker and has been paid to speak in 26 countries. He is also the top-rated lecturer at EO/MIT’s Entrepreneurial Masters Program and a powerful and effective speaker at Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer leadership events around the world.

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