the Impact Leadership Podcast
Jeff Nischwitz and Craig Mathews founded Cardivera in 2019 to change the heart of leadership. Part of that mission was to create this podcast to carry the message to the world and provide implementable ideas that leaders can use to grow themselves, their teams, and their businesses.
- Leadership – It’s clear that there’s a leadership gap that’s continuing to grow. While there are some good managers and a few who do well at running their business, the evidence shows that we are failing at building strong teams and growing and developing our people. In other words, too many businesses are surviving rather than thriving.
- People First — Leadership has always been and will always be about people — building trust, empowering people, inspiring influence and creating collaborative impact as a team. When leaders and organizations commit to and invest in growing their people, they reduce costs, increase engagement, improve execution, amplify profits and accelerate growth. When you put your people first in words and action, you create the secret sauce for a thriving and sustainable business.
- Impact Attention and Awareness – Most people issues in organizations are in some way the result of a lack of impact attention and awareness. While most organizations have goals, the true objective for great organizations is impact – impact for our clients, our team and the community. In order to create impact you must be committed to growing your impact attention and awareness.
- Think and Do Different – Too many leaders and organizations are continuing to do business, solve problems and pursue opportunities the same way they’ve been doing for many years. The world has changed and this is no longer a viable approach. We share ideas and interview guess to help our listeners think different and to do different. This involves shaking things up and shifting our perspectives and actions while we’re shaking. The ideas, approaches and solutions that we share with our listeners are unique and impactful.
- Heart for people and business
- Passion for growing people personally and professionally
- Risk takers willing to ask the difficult questions and offer unconventional solutions
- Committed to delivering impact and helping our listeners and their teams achieve greater impact
- Creating leadership and relationship ripples that change the world, personally and professionally
Speaker, coach, consultant, author, and
Chief SHIFT Officer of Cardivera
Strategist, innovator, consultant, and
CEO of Cardivera
Craig is a revenue architect, finding ways to grow business revenue profitably. He is also a serial entrepreneur who has led and been part of seven startups.
Craig started his career in technology, serving as the senior technology manager for multiple firms, completing his tenure in technology as Chief Technology Officer for McKim & Creed, a Fast 50 and Top 200 consulting engineering firm serving the Southeast U.S. He conceived of and launched Blue Sahara, a software company focused on creating revolutionary solutions for the water utility industry, leveraging assisted intelligence and high-performance computing to solve problems in seconds that often took a day previously.
In 2008, Craig started Big Think Innovation, Inc., a business strategy and innovation consultancy. Big Think has advised companies from startups to global firms, providing insights and innovation around corporate strategy, marketing strategy, organizational design, and revenue maximization. Big Think has served clients in six continents.
Craig is a Beta Gamma Sigma graduate of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he received his MBA. He is also president of the Raleigh-Durham Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma. He designed his undergraduate major at N.C. State University in Professional Communication and is a member of MENSA.
Craig has also spoken to national and international audiences on topics including leadership, innovation, water security, and IT/Business alignment, among others. He has been a passionate student and practitioner of leadership since high school.