Leaders in the Trenches

There are some very specific steps I take in planning for the year. I want to share with you some of the steps I take in starting off the year on the right intention. Planning for the year is something that people want to do, but when they don't hit their goals they get wrapped up in doubt and fear. In this special long version of me sharing with you my process of looking back and looking forward, you will learn how you can plan for the year.

Get the show notes for 385 | Planning for the Year

Click to Tweet: Listening to an amazing episode on Leaders in the Trenches with your host @GeneHammett 

#PlanningforYear2019 #Leadership #GHepisode385 #Podcasts

Give Leaders in the Trenches a review on iTunes!

Direct download: 385-planning-for-next-year-gene_-_Final-auphonic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm EST

If you want to be a leader that evolves and grows consistently, you must have the right habits. Habits are essential to many things in life. Look at a person's habits, and it will tell you a lot about that person. This video is about how to change your habits. I am going to give you my favorite tool for changing habits and tracking your progress. It is old school, but I have been using it for three years now. Discover how to change your weaknesses now.

Get the show notes for 384 | Changing Habits One Tool You Can Use

Click to Tweet: Listening to an amazing episode on Leaders in the Trenches with your host @GeneHammett 

#ChangingHabits #Leadership #GHepisode384 #Podcasts

Give Leaders in the Trenches a review on iTunes!

Direct download: 384_Changing_Habits_One_Tool_You_Can_Use_Audio-auphonic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Authentic leadership is not new. However, it is something that many leaders don't understand. This episode has a great definition of authentic leadership and why it is so important. My guest today is Kat Cole, President, and COO of Focus Brands. This company has created food brands that you may know, such as Cinnabon, Moe's Southwest Grill, Jamba Juice and more. Kat shares stories from your leadership that lead to the power of authentic leadership. Join us in this conversation to be an authentic leader.

Get the show notes for 383 | Authentic Leadership Is Critical to Growth with Kat Cole

Click to Tweet: Listening to an amazing episode on Leaders in the Trenches featuring @KatColeATL with your host @GeneHammett 

#AuthenticLeadership #Leadership #GHepisode383 #Podcasts

Give Leaders in the Trenches a review on iTunes!


What happens when you have a "No excuses" way of leadership. Well, first it changes everything. It also depends on you. You must be able to take full ownership of your work, projects, goals, and the process. No excuses are also more than just you. It is creating a culture that is not willing to accept excuses from anyone. I share with you some insights about how you can create a No excuses way of leadership. I do share a story from Kyle Porter, CEO of SalesLoft, about his realization that he has no one to blame but himself when a key performer leaves his company. Discover what Kyle did that is so different than most leaders.

Get the show notes for 382 | No Excuses - Increasing Your Leadership Impact

Click to Tweet: Listening to an amazing episode on Leaders in the Trenches with your host @GeneHammett

#NoExcuses #Leadership #GHepisode382 #Podcasts

Give Leaders in the Trenches a review on iTunes!

Direct download: 382_No_Excuses_Increasing_Your_Leadership_Impact-auphonic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Coaching in leadership is not a nice to have. It is a must. If you want to learn how to coach your employees to think for themselves, increase their confidence and have more profound levels of commitment. You want to listen to this episode. Learning how to coach someone is a must in today's fast-paced world of change and growth.

Get the show notes for 381 | How to Coach As a Leader

Click to Tweet: Listening to an amazing episode on Leaders in the Trenches featuring @ajitna with your host @GeneHammett 

#HowtoCoach #Leadership #GHepisode381 #Podcasts

Give Leaders in the Trenches a review on iTunes!

Direct download: 381-How-to-Coach-As-a-Leader_-_Final-auphonic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm EST

Do you want to know how to create a breakthrough? I study success and growth in business. I look for patterns and share back what I learn with you. One way to create a breakthrough is to look back at the past. In sports, this is called looking at the game film. It is a process of looking back at how you have performed. It takes candid honest with yourself if you want to grow. Consider this approach if you want to know how to create a breakthrough.

Get the show notes for 380 | Watching the Game Film - How to create a breakthrough

Click to Tweet: Listening to an amazing episode on Leaders in the Trenches with your host @GeneHammett 

#HowtoCreateBreakthrough #Leadership #GHepisode380 #Podcasts

Give Leaders in the Trenches a review on iTunes!

Direct download: 380_Watching_the_Game_Film_How_to_create_a_breakthrough-auphonic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Culture development is the practice of improving your culture. This means you are improving the way your people engage with their work and the way they communicate with each other. I found a peer of mine that is also curious about hypergrowth strategies. His name is Brett Putter. He is the CEO of CutlureGene. Great name. I wish I would have thought of it. Brett and I talk about culture development for those leaders that want fast-growth. Listen if you want to improve your cultural development.

Get the show notes for 379 | Culture Development Lessons From High-Growth Companies

Click to Tweet: Listening to an amazing episode on Leaders in the Trenches featuring @BrettonPutter with your host @GeneHammett 

#CultureDevelopment #Leadership #GHepisode379 #Podcasts

Give Leaders in the Trenches a review on iTunes!


Have you ever wished your employees would think independently? Or maybe you just want them to make decisions. Getting your employees to think independently is an essential step to creating what I call a growth culture. In this short video, you will learn how to get employees to think independently and what you must do to get out of their way.

Get the show notes for 378 | Encouraging Employees To Think Independently

Click to Tweet: Listening to an amazing episode on Leaders in the Trenches with your host @GeneHammett 

#ThinkIndependenty #Leadership #GHepisode378 #Podcasts

Give Leaders in the Trenches a review on iTunes!

Direct download: 378_Encouraging_Employees_To_Think_Indepentently-auphonic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Leading virtual teams used to be a novel or even a crazy idea. Now leading virtual teams is a new standard. If you to be an effective leader of a team that you don't see face-to-face on a regular basis, you will love this episode. I interview Tara Powers, author of "Virtual Teams for Dummies." Tara wrote this book to help companies that have embraced virtual teams. We talk about the essential elements of effective leadership so that you can lead your virtual teams.

Get the show notes for 377 | Leading Virtual Teams with Tara Powers

Click to Tweet: Listening to an amazing episode on Leaders in the Trenches featuring Tara Powers with your host @GeneHammett

#LeadingVirtualTeams #Leadership #GHepisode377 #Podcasts

Give Leaders in the Trenches a review on iTunes!

Direct download: 377-Leading-Virtual-Teams-with-Tara-Powers-auphonic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm EST

1