Growth Think Tank (fka "Leaders in the Trenches")

Your superpower holds the key to massive growth and increased ease in your business growth journey. What is your superpower? In my initial years of growing my company and my team, I had no idea about this concept of superpowers. I discovered over the years that it is best to let people work form their strengths. Tuning into your superpower will give you a road map to success. Knowing how to determine the superpower of others will make you a better leader too. Today, I share with you a simple framework that you can use to help you find your superpower and those of the people that work with you. When you take the time to map out the superpowers, you will be able to grow faster. Discover what is your superpower. Use your superpower to help your team grow too.

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We all have inflection points in our businesses and the journey of leadership. The question is how will you meet those opportunities for growth. The inflection points of growth as a leader sometimes require you to bite your tongue. This is important if you want to get the highest value from your employees. Today, I share with you insights from Gary Georke, CEO of Clarity Voice. He talks about his inflections points in the full interview.

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Retaining rockstars at your company will help you create a team that can innovate and navigates change. I talk to many leaders that stress about retaining rockstars. It starts with a strong mission and includes the ability to recruit rockstars. Today, I share with you the truth about retaining rockstars that I learned from my interviews with the Inc 500 leaders. They are proud of the revenue growth that put them in the Inc 500, but these leaders are more proud of their retention numbers. They have nearly zero turnover rate.

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The cost of retention is massive for companies that have employees leaving before you are ready for them to go. To calculate the cost of retention you want to make sure you include the direct and indirect costs. My guest today is Stephen King, CEO of Growth Force. Growth Force is an outsourced accounting company that has done extensive research on the cost of retention. We talk about how you can calculate it for yourself and what you can do about it to make sure it is not an issue for you. Discover your cost of retention in today's interview.

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Being a better leader requires you to have a variety of leadership traits. The leadership traits of an evolved leader must be continuously put on the forefront of your priorities. In my early days as a leader, I struggled to connect with my team and get them to think for themselves. I didn't have a solid understanding of the leadership traits that matter. Today, I am sharing with you the four leadership traits that employees want the most. These traits will improve your influence and increase the profitability of your team.

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Powerful leadership starts with a keen understanding of who you are at a personal level. If you don't know who you are, it is much harder to lead others. I remember having a team of 15 people reporting to me. It was a blessing to have a team and a struggle to lead in a way that developed people that can think for themselves. I really didn't understand myself as a leader. What I am talking about is your identity. If you want to a powerful leader, you must be able to tune in to your identity. Today's exceptional guest is Stedman Graham. Stedman has been writing books and helping people for years understand themselves. Stedman's newest book is about Identity Leadership. For decades now, Stedman is also the significant other of Oprah. We talk about the power of identity in your journey of leadership. Discover insights from Stedman on how to engage in powerful leadership in everything you do.

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Knowing the steps to increase your focus are common. Doing them is an entirely different thing. Everyone has their way of increasing focus that works for them until it doesn't anymore. I remember struggling with my focus when I would come to work. The list was planned out, and I was ready when I sat down at my desk. However, once the day started, and my team showed up to work, I felt more like a firefighter than a CEO. You have likely had similar moments too.

Today, I am sharing with you some simple ways of improving your focus so that you can get the right things done. Discover one simple trick I use just before I open my laptop that has changed how productive I am. Increasing your focus will give you more time back for the stuff that matters.

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Leveraging the media can boost your brand and your business. However, not all strategies are going the move the needle. This is another special episode where I am talking to an expert about what I can do in leveraging the media to help me toward my goals. My guest today is Kate Delaney. Kate is an Emmy-award winning journalist, speaker, and author of "Deal Your Destiny." She is known in business and sports. Kate endured five years of rejection in the sports world to make it as a hard-hitting sports journalist finally. Today we talk about leveraging the media. You can pick up on the tips she shares with me. Then use those tips to leverage your media to achieve your goals.

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Discover how you can create high-performing teams. Team members can handle twice the amount of pain versus lone wolfs. Forming high-performing teams will not only allow your people to endure more pain but create more impact in their work. I spoke with Chief People Officer of Cisco Systems, Francine Katsoudas about her research on high-performing teams. Today, I share with you aspects of high-performing teams that will help you in forming and leading them within your organization.

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