Leaders in the Trenches

Do you have courageous leadership? Be honest with yourself here. Do you have some fear holding you back? Doing what you have never done takes courage. Leading your team to a new big vision takes courageous leadership. Today I share a piece of my story in running my business up to $5 million and not having the courage to keep evolving as a leader and a pushing my company to new levels. There are a few signs of fear that I share that you must wrestle with in our journey as courageous leaders.

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Do you know what is intrepreneurship? Do you know the value of it? It maybe be a term you have heard before, but this interview will help you see it in action. I am talking with Joe Bellotti about working a Coca-Cola and how he was able to think more like an entrepreneur as he created value and innovation. Joe shares how he leveraged partnerships and teamwork to make strategic initiatives within a huge business. Intrapreneurship can be used even by smaller companies. Discover why you should lead to encourage intrapreneurship.

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One of the most powerful factors to attracting the right people to your business is Culture. Culture is more powerful than strategy and culture is what shapes your business. As a student of leadership, you have likely read about culture and studied it. A culture is simply the collection of beliefs on which people build their behavior. This is a good definition, but I like to say that culture is the PERSONALITY of the organization (the written and unwritten rules). I recently developed a culture scorecard that will help you see where you stand with your culture. There are 8 objectives in the Growth Culture Scorecard. What is your score for your culture?

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When you set out to improve employee engagement, you have to first understand what it is and what it is not. Most people confuse that it is all about working environment and benefits. However, our guest, Kevin Kruse with LeadX.org, shares that 70% of employee engagement comes down to one key factor. You might not like it, but it is the driving factor to improving employee engagement.

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When you read a business book, do you consistently take something from the book to apply to your business or leadership? Well, you can't learn to lead from a book. You can get insights. You can get excited about the benefits of the "new thing." But you can't learn to lead without application of the insights. I have been doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for 12 years, and I know I would not improve without consistent time on the training mats. Discover how you can be a better leader by doing this one thing...I continue to learn it every day I train on the mat.

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The process of creating a more effective marketing strategy includes tracking ROI. You can’t wing this component. You can’t use “gut feeling” in the fine-tuning phase of marketing. Lynan Saperstein, Founder of The Experience Experts, shares with us simple ways to improve your marketing by being willing to track it. Results are the game. Discover ways to make your marketing more effective.

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You want everyone within your organization to understand your vision and work to making it a reality. Creating a vision that is shared across the organization is a process that breaks the norms of top-down vision into including others in the creation and the validation of the vision. In the case of top-down only, most of the effort in getting others to buy-in to the vision of the organization. In my research with hypergrowth companies, those organization that involved all levels into the company of the vision are more likely to grow faster. When you create the vision, you have more ownership. Ownership of the vision makes you more engaged with the strategies and tactics of the organization. All this comes down to results and getting others within the company to work with you on making the vision a reality.

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Creating high-performance teams is a competitive advantage and the path to fast growth. This episode is about creating teams that are aligned and able to produce results no matter what. Today’s interview is with Rob Braiman, the Managing Member of Cogent Analytics. He took his company to the Inc 5000 in 2017. Rob shares insights on how to build a culture that grows leadership. It is all about people. It is about those people becoming leaders and making the vision possible. Discover how to create high-performance team to drive your growth.

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Discover how to build trust using radical transparency. This is all about how you can create a loyal following of people and have continuous growth.

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