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

Discover how to hire the best employees with one of the fastest-growing companies in the 2018 Inc Magazine List. Founder and CEO, Ben Wright, shares how Velocity Global grew so fast. He decided only to hire 10s. He wanted a culture of the best employees. Get the details on how to hire the best employees in this interview with Ben. He shares the five steps and why he does not start with looking at the employee's resume.

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Growth Think Tank is the new name. Welcome to the podcast. For five years this show has been called, Leaders in the Trenches. The change to Growth Think Tank is to represent significant changes happening. Tune in to this episode to see what is different and what is the same. Growth Think Tank is here to help you grow your company and grow as a leader.

 

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Flexible working arrangements are the new craze. Employees want to work from home or coffee shops on their time. Employers want to embrace flexibility and yet get the work done too. Beyond flexible working, arrangements are the notion of working less than 40 hours in a week. I found Natalie Nagele, co-founder of Wildbit. They are a digital agency that has embraced the idea of a standard 32 hours work week. We talk about flexible working arrangements and how they came to fit the work into four days of work. Discover the keys to flexible working arrangements in this interview with Natalie.

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Mental barriers for leaders can stop even the strongest most committed. We all have mental barriers or if you prefer psychological obstacles. We can do the work to go beyond them, or we can let those mental barriers prevent us. I sought out someone that has pushed past many mental barriers and who has helped millions do the same. Today we have the founder of Spartan, Joe De Sena. Spartan is the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand. Each year more than a million people participate in 200 races filled with obstacles to challenge you physically and mentally. Joe shares with me his secrets to understanding mental barriers and how you can push yourself beyond them. Tune in today to go beyond your mental barriers.

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Creative ideas are necessary for companies that are evolving quickly and innovating in their market. Creative ideas don't come from just the good ideas. You have to have bad ideas too. I talked with Zvi Band, co-founder of Contactually, the CRM that provides unique features to enhance relationships. Zvi shared with me how bad ideas become creative ideas. He shared that some of those bad ideas are his. He wants his team to feel safe to contribute to the creative ideas of the company strategy. Discover how creative ideas are created and nurtured in today's interview.

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Discover how to create team alignment that improves your company growth. One critical factor for a leader is to create team alignment so that each person is going in the same direction. Most companies find it easy to alignment when they are small (less than five employees) and tend to struggle in creating team alignment as the team grows. Our guest today is Diedre Paknad, co-founder of WorkBoard. Diedre’s company creates software to help an organization with their OKRs (Objectives and Key Results). Discover how to create team alignment in this interview with Diedre.

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Improving your leadership skills is required in today’s professional world. The pace of change drives us to think of new ways to activate people. Improving your leadership skills will make you more valuable to your company. Joel Beasley is the founder of Leader Bits, a company that creates bite-sized training that aims to improve your leadership skills. The company mainly focuses on technical employees that want to move into a leadership role. Discover new insights on how to improve your leadership skills.

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Leading a turnaround will challenge even the best leaders. The momentum is going the wrong way, and there is never just one thing off. In my decades of leadership, leading a turnaround for a company is hard. Today I’m talking with Steve Lucas, former CEO of Marketo. Adobe acquired Marketo in late 2018. Steve is now SVP, Business Development, Digital Experience at Adobe. Steve led the turnaround of Marketo when retention was soaring, and the people had lost the desire to contribute meaningful work to company growth. Steve gives you new ways to think about leadership. Discover the keys to leading a turnaround in this interview.

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Developing a content strategy is often overlooked. Either we become reactive and create content when we feel like it. Or we fail to create content that aligns with our goals and leads people through the customer journey. I generate a ton of content. Over the years, I have discovered the power of developing a content strategy. Today’s guest is Michael Brenner, who is an expert in content strategy for B2B companies. Tune-in to today’s interview where Michael shares his wisdom on developing a content strategy.

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Better 1 on 1 meetings with your direct reports starts with a better understanding of the person that you are talking too. If you understand what they want to accomplish, the progress they have made lately, and the challenges they are facing, your 1 on 1 meetings with each employee will improve. There are many ways to tune in to them before the meeting. Today's guest is Brian Hassell, CEO of 15five.com. Their software enables you to tune-in to what is going on with your people and creates powerful ways to lead them. Brian shares some research the company has collected that will improve your 1 on 1 meetings.

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Operationalizing Your Values is a process that takes understanding and application of values to the deepest levels in the company. When you operationalize your values, you create a way for the people to live and work according to the values of the company. Operationalizing your value is often skipped. Most of the time it is overlooked. Entrepreneurial leaders are often optimistic. They are so optimistic that they believe once the values are created, that everyone will change the way they behave at work. Our guest today is Brandon Hull. He is VP of Strategy and Sales, Pacific Digital Group. We talk about why operationalizing your values is so important and to do it in today's workplace.

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Leading a rebrand is a challenge no matter what the business. But when you have a brand with a legacy in their market the biggest challenge is aligning people inside and outside the company to this new change. Our guest today is David Marine, Chief Marketing Officer for Coldwell Banker. David shares his strategies so you can learn from the process. where he positively influences consumers and the brand's global network on a mass scale from his management of world-class, award-winning advertising campaigns to elevating Coldwell Banker's digital footprint each year with his creativity in regard to content and video creation which has garnered well over 100 million video views.

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Buy-in for a shared vision of the company is a powerful force for growth. A shared vision is one with the alignment of direction. It like the crew boat that has all the crew members rowing together in rhythm. Today's guest is Steve Wiggins, Founder, and Chairman of Remedy. Steve has over 30 years of experience in launching and managing companies in multiple sectors of healthcare, including healthcare services, health insurance, specialty pharmaceuticals, medical technology, and healthcare information technology. We talk about what is Buy-in and why it matters. We talk about the critical elements of a shared vision so that you can align your team.

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Learning to lead in today's world is critical. We must let go of attempts to control our people if we want them to think for themselves. There is no micro-management in today's fast pace of change for companies that are growing fast. Today's guest is Ron Williams, author of Learning to Lead. Ron is the former chairman, president, and chief executive officer (CEO) of Aetna Inc., a diversified benefits company. We talk about the importance of learning to lead in today's growth. You will discover the essentials in learning to lead.

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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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Have you ever wondered how it feels to be coached? The experience is not comfortable. You get insight into how you see the world and how you could see it. Your coach has a different perspective and is not emotionally attached to the way you currently are being and what you are doing. Today's special guest is Cameron Herold who is the former COO of 1-800-Got-Junk, author of many books, founder of the COO Alliance and has many other accomplishments. I admire Cameron so much that I thought I would let him coach me on strategies for growth in my business. If you want to know how it feels to be coached, this episode shows you behind the scenes of the coaching experience. Cameron shares with me new strategies that are perfect for me.

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Leadership effectiveness is more determined on what you let go of what you keep doing. Let's start with a question. Do you know who Marie Kondo is? She is the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I have been watching the Netflix show with Marie Kondo. I started thinking about how leadership effectiveness and cleaning up are very closely related. I am sharing a personal side of me today to share insights on leadership effectiveness. You can learn from this story and make improvements in your leadership effectiveness.

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Building wealth remains a goal for many business owners and people in general. There are many paths to wealth. Some are better than others. Some are safer than others. Today's guest is Marco Santarelli, founder of Norada Real Estate Investments. Marco shares how you can think about diversification in your journey to building wealth. We talk about different asset classes and focus on passive income using real estate. Tune in to hear about building wealth.

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Leadership development in today's work is not a nice to have. It is a must. I share a story with you about training a manager when you should have created a leader. This story will help you see areas that you can improve as a leader and keep you focused on leading leaders. Leadership development is required if you want continuous growth in your company. When you think about leadership development, you must know the differences between leaders and managers. Just one of the differences is leaders are not afraid to fail in service of growth. Managers are risk-averse. Tune in to hear about leadership development.

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Have you heard that it takes 21 days to form a habit? Or maybe you heard it was 66 days? What is the truth in days to form a habit? I chatted with James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, to understand if it takes 21 days to form a habit or more. James shared with me his latest research to help you form good habits. We also talked about how to break bad habits too.

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Even the most talented and accomplished leaders benefit from working with an executive coach. In today’s episode, I share with you the benefits of having an executive coach. The biggest reason of all is results. To lead others through times of growth, you must grow yourself. It is hard. And it is required. An executive coach can give you insight into your personal limitations that keep you from growth. Working with an executive coach early in my business growth allowed me to go beyond a million in revenue to get to five million within three years. Tune-in today to get the benefits of an executive coach.

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You are your reputation. There are many ways to improve your reputation. In my opinion, you want to be intentional about what people say about you...and your work. To improve your reputation, you have to know what determines it. My guest today AJ and Rory Vaden, the founders of The Brand Builders Group. We talk about the power of reputation and how to improve your reputation. We talk about why it matters so much. Tune in to discover how to improve your reputation.

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How to manage overwhelm with one quick exercise. I have been feeling overwhelmed lately. My clients feel overwhelmed too. That is one reason why they have a coach. This past Monday I had to take some time to decompress and think about my work, projects, and clients. I know that overwhelm is an emotion that pulls energy away from me being my best leader. I decided to do what I call “The Overwhelm Time Bubble” exercise. This is a simple tool I use with my clients…and this time I did it for myself. I wanted to get a clearer idea of all the work that I must do.

Today, I am sharing with you this simple — no-cost — exercise to help you manage overwhelm. In this video, you will get a view of what I face to grow my business, and you can walk along with me using “The Overwhelm Time Bubble” exercise.

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Overwhelm is all too common these days. Overcoming overwhelm means that you have to be willing to change the way you do your work, but also the way you see yourself too. Jamie Masters is our guest today, and she shares her experience with overwhelm in a very vulnerable way. Jamie gives us concrete tips in overcoming overwhelm. This is a significant episode if you want to create more success and create a life that serves you on all levels.

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Customer first is a prevalent thought when you think about growing fast. However, my research with fast-growth companies -- the top 1% of revenue growth -- shows that customer first is not the path to the growth you want. You have to put your people first if you want them to take care of your customers. Let me share with my research and insight that will shift your company if you let it. Discover why it is not customer first if you want to grow.

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There is a difference between managers and leaders. Organizations need both managers and leaders. However, we are in a severe need for leaders. The difference is not just in titles or authority. The managers love to keep things moving and make small adjustments to improve quality. The leaders are the ones that will create something that has never been created before.

Today's guest is extraordinary. Carly Fiorina is the first women CEO of a Fortune 500 company. She was the CEO of Hewlett Packard from 1999 to 2005. She shares with us about the difference between managers and leaders. Carly was also a candidate for President of the United States in 2016. Join me in this interview where we discuss the difference in managers and leaders.

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Better delegating will help you be a better leader. It will be hard to do what I ask. It will go against what you believe to your core as a leader. And it will change the way your team performs over time. Better delegating is very important to your growth as a leader and for accelerated growth as a company.

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Finding your strengths is a rite of passage for many people. You want to discover what you are best at doing. Some people call this working in your genius zone. Today's guest is Darren Virassammy, COO for 34Strong. Darren and I talk about the importance of strengths. We also talk about finding your strengths and leading others to find their strengths. Join me today in finding your strengths on Leaders in the Trenches.

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Here is a guide to goal setting in a team environment. We won't be talking much about S.M.A.R.T. goals. We will be talking about a missing element in goals that many leaders often forget. Discover a critical component to success in this guide to goal setting.

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Today you will learn to increase performance for your employees and yourself. Performance is a huge topic of conversation in today's workforce. I wanted to go outside of business to examine the commonalities to high performance in business and sports. My guest today is Allan Stein Jr., who spent decades analyzing the performance characteristics of legendary basketball players like Lebron James and Kobe Bryant.

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The process to Improve retention rates is a top challenge for many companies. Your company may not have a retention problem. In either case, you want to be proactive to retention because the cost is so high. SHRM (Society of Human Resource Managers) reports that it can cost you one time or more to replace an employee and get them back up to the performance level of the incumbent. Today I share with you the five leverage points in to improve retention so that you can proactively strengthen your bottom line.

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How to create a best place to work on this podcast. You have likely seen companies be honored with accolades about being a best place to work. My guest today shares how you can do it. Robert is the founder and CEO of Global performance marketing agency, Acceleration Partners. Discover how to create a best place to work in today's interview.

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If you want fast-growth leadership, you must understand the gap between responsibility and ownership. This gap exists because you ask your employees to trade money for time. Many leaders believe this is enough -- I give you wages and you give me work -- is a common thought. Fast-growth leadership has a very different view that encourages employees to take ownership of their work. This message is a small portion of a speech I gave a few weeks ago to a group of multi-million dollar business owners. Discover why leadership that inspires people to feel like owners is so important.

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Getting more referrals for your business is always a good thing. Getting referrals signals that your client base is getting value from your work. Today's guest is Phillip Stutts who shares with us the keys to getting more referrals.

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The qualities of a good leader are sometimes clear and straight forward. Other times they are counterintuitive. This is a special episode of the podcast today. We discuss the qualities of a good leader with some of my favorite guests. These five experts and I talk about the qualities of a good leader. Learn the mistakes and lessons learned on this journey. Please share this episode with those that want to be better leaders.

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Knowing how to be a leader is not something that you are born to do. You have to work at it. You have to be intentional. You have to learn. To be a leader you have to engage others to believe in your vision. You have to be good at getting others to believe in themselves. Today I'm sharing that the journey of leadership starts with one step. Tune in to find out how to be a leader.

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Growth tools to help you spread your word. This episode is all about the tools I I use to run my business. I am going to share with you free growth tools. For some of you, this will change your lives and your businesses. For others, you will just need to give them to your team to use. I give you growth tools for more speaking engagements, creating a podcast, running the cash flow of your business, and much more. Here is a rundown of the growth tools for your company. They are all free and amazing.

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Are you self-aware? Self-awareness is your ability to see the real you and know where you are best...and where you aren't. There are many elements to the journey of how to become self-aware. I interview Dr. Ken Keis, author, and speaker, about his work in the area of self-awareness. We talk about the challenges that get in the way of it and focus on how to become self-aware.

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Part of leadership is overcoming challenges. You will face tough times, and they will make you a better leader. Today I share with you my to hell and back story. It is all about overcoming challenges. I want you to know you are not alone and that you can overcome challenges when they come your way.

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The work culture defines how we work, communicate and get things done in our professional lives. Every company has a work culture, even if it is just you. Culture is something that leaders begin to think about once they have enough revenue to come in that they have hired a team and they want the team to operate more effectively. Today, my interview is with Anita Grantham, Chief People Officer with Pluralsight. Anita shares the most important factors to the success of defining your work culture. We have a ton of fun talking about work culture and how to ensure you get it going at optimal levels.

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We all have thoughts of how to get more done. Most of you attempt to hustle harder and increase productivity. Today I want to give you a counterintuitive approach to how to get more done. Let me share with you what I do when I feel overwhelmed. It has helped many leaders and founders that are growing fast. Discover how to get more done on today's show.

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Nearly every business I know has a goal of getting more sales. Increasing your revenue allows for new investments in technology, new hires, and talent development. I interviewed Mo Bunnell, author of The Snowball System, about the art of getting more sales. Mo and I talk about why your old strategies might not work anymore. Discover how to get more sales and revamp your thinking too.

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Emotional intelligence is a big buzzword now. I want to give you my take on what is emotional intelligence for leadership. I am honored to engage with hundreds of clients over the last few years. I see behind the scenes with those that in the trenches. I find that every person on some level has some improvements they can make with their emotional intelligence. I want to give you some practical insights on how to raise your game and improve your emotional intelligence.

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You likely have a drive for excellence. You certainly want your team to do their work with excellence too. I wanted to create an episode about leading excellence. There is one brand in the world that I think of when it comes to EXCELLENCE. It is a hotel chain that is widely known for it. It is Ritz-Carlton Hotels. I have with me Horst Schultze who is a co-founder of Ritz-Carlton. He is also the author of Excellence Wins. We talk about how to inspire your people and the importance of leading excellence.

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Having the courage to lead is often overlooked. I want you to bring your courage front and center. I talk to dozens of leaders and founders each week. I am never surprised that successful people struggle with fear and hesitate to make big decisions, especially when it comes to money and investing in their business. Today, I share with you how to have the courage to lead. Much of this episode is not even about leadership. I relate how learning to lead and learning to dance are similar. Discover how you can increase your capacity for courage and how you can increase your courage to lead.

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How to recognize your employees for doing great work? How do you recognize innovation? How do recognize collaboration? If you are an evolved leader, you know the importance of recognizing your team members. Today I am talking with Steve Pemberton with Global Force. We talk about the research and the importance of recognizing your employees. We talk about the 1% rule that can shift your culture. Listen to the full interview if you want to learn how to recognize your employees.

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There are some concrete steps I take in planning for next year. I want to share with you some of the actions I take in starting the year on the right intention. Planning for the next 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 extended version of my sharing with you my process of looking back and looking forward, you will learn how you can plan for next year.

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Crafting Your Vision is an essential skill if you want to create a new future. Leaders in companies that can craft a compelling vision are more effective in aligning the people. Period. Vision is the future state of what you are creating. Your mission is the right you are want to change. Crafting your vision includes some essential parts. Today, I interview Andrew Yang to talk about the power of vision and how to craft. Yang is a 2020 candidate for Presidency of the United States. Discover the power of crafting your vision in this interview.

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Are you getting ready for 2019? Or do you stay ready? I walked into the gym today and there was no one there. It was the day before New Years. I was curious where everyone was. Do you stay ready or must you get ready? If you are a leader of others and you want to grow them...you must stay ready. Today, I share with you some key thoughts on why you must stay ready.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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You may think I am crazy. Most of the world thinks I'm crazy. I want to tell you something, "I love Mondays" is not just a saying to me. It is a way of life. I love Mondays because every Monday I get to move my professional goals forward in a big way. I have created my week in such a way that I get to do my most important work on Mondays. I love to achieve my goals. I love to get more clients. I love to work on my speeches. I love to write. I love to do my podcast.

The big question here is can you see a way for your employees to love Mondays too. If they did, you know they are engaged with their work. They are aligned with their contribution and growth. Today, I share with you insights on how to get your employees to say "I love Mondays."

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Today we talk about the lessons of growth from the 4th fastest-growing private company. I am talking to the CEO of Velocity Global, Ben Wright. Ben lead Velocity Global to a staggering 3-year growth that is 39,817%. They have revenues of $49+ million. You may not relate to that pace of growth, but what can you learn from Ben’s experience of this level of growth. He shares his lessons of growth so you can see where his focus has paid off. We talk about the value of vision and values. Ben shares why coaching has been so valuable for his leadership.

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Creating a breakthrough in your confidence is hard work. It is difficult, and it is not your fault. Your current level of confidence is tied to your identity. Your identity is who you are at your most profound levels. To create a breakthrough in your confidence, you must be able to let go of the old standard of confidence. This is hard because of the correlation with your identity. It causes fear and doubt as you even think about it. You begin to take action toward the breakthrough and the challenge increases.

You may also experience pressure. Sometimes that pressure turns to stress. The doubt comes at you from all angles. In this video, I share with you a simple exercise to help you create a breakthrough. It will change your life if you let it.

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Bold leadership is the new normal in today's fast past world. Change is constant. I got a chance to go in the trenches with a bold leader, Nav Salimian. Nav tells his story of growth by breaking from the old way to sell their bold clothing online. His story is remarkable. He saw an opportunity that required a family owned business to let go of the past. You talk about taking risks to test new ways. You have to be willing to play in your zone of genius. The story of this brand and the bold leadership is powerful. Today, we talk about the value of bold choice in leadership.

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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.

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Mental toughness in today's work is the ability to navigate uncertainty and overcome obstacles. When you have mental toughness, you can transfer those abilities to others that need it. All leaders need to be mentally strong. In this interview, we learn from the 2-time world record holder, Colin O'Brady. Colin shares with us how he strengthened his mental toughness in the midst of extreme pressure and frigid cold temperatures. Colin talks about mental toughness strategies that allowed him to climb the seven summits and the both the North/South poles. We talk about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Everest, and others in today interview.

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Corporate culture is the foundation for your growth, innovation, and your impact. You must be able to monitor your corporate culture and change it when necessary. The culture of your organization defines how you approach new ideas and how your people interact with each other.

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This is a [Special] episode today. Seeing your choices is about voting. It is about diving deep into your beliefs to uncover the real choices that are available to you. To grow and reach your potential you have to be willing to look for the choices -- all of them -- if you want to get new results. Seeing your choices is a skill that you can develop. Seeing your choices will give you the options you need to make a commitment to your growth.

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Jesse Itzler believes normal is broken. Well, it is more than a belief. He sees the world through the lens of normal will only get you so far. He has lived life and created billion dollar businesses with this lens. "Normal is broken" is more than a mantra for Jesse Itzler. Jesse is the author of Living with a Seal and Living with Monks. He is an ultra-runner and also only eats fruit until noon. Lean in and learn from Jesse Itzler so you can create breakthrough success.

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We have all experienced productive procrastination. It is a conscious choice to focus on something that needs to get done and avoid the tasks that are most important to your growth. I have felt this many times in prioritizing my day. Productive procrastination is something that each of us has to manage. Today, I share with you what is productive procrastination, and how to overcome it. Don't let productive procrastination derail you form what you want most.

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We all want to have effective meetings. We want to be needed and have our ideas heard in our meetings. Effective meetings are essential to growth. Our meetings are a big part of our communication rhythm. My guest today is Cameron Herold who is the author of "Meetings Suck." Running effective meetings is not hard, but takes intention. We talk about it today on the podcast. Discover you can run effective meetings so you can lead impact for your company.

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Many leaders believe the nirvana of business is a performance culture. They focus on the need to create results and that is usually a focus on the measurement of profits, revenue, inventory, cash flow, etc. However, a performance culture puts pressure on employees to meet the performance over and over again. This is what happens in big corporations that are focused on performance more than the people.

Today, I share with you what is beyond performance and why you want to create what I call a growth culture. Discover how to go beyond a performance culture to create a culture that is focused on employees more than the numbers.

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Cultural change inside of companies is hard work. It is hard because it is complex and filled with landmines. It is also worth it. A cultural change can lead to higher profits, lower turnover, and improved customer satisfaction. I am interviewing Aaron Ball, Chief Product Officer with Adroll, who shares his thoughts on cultural change. Discover why it is essential and how to lead a cultural change in your company.

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The big debate in business is customer first or employee first. For many, it is a hard decision. I asked seventeen Inc, 5000 leaders of the fastest growing companies, the same question. The only one said customer first. The other sixteen were firm in their stance that the best leadership strategy is to put employees first. When you put customers first, your employees can feel it to their core. When you create a culture of employee first, you have a chance to connect and support your people. When you take care of your people, they will take care of your customers. Customer first is an outdated concept in leadership, but it is smart in corporate strategy. Find out why I say this.

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Operations Management is the process of streamlining the systems of the business. When you grow fast, you often have to change some of the outdated operations management procedures to ensure that you can keep improving. In other words, you have to let go of the old and embrace the new. Today's guest Michael Redbord with Hubspot. Michael shares some of the changes they made at Hubspot in operations management. Discover how you can look at your operations to manage for growth.


Overcoming self-doubt is part of the journey to growth. Embracing it and learning to grow through it is the key. I was at an event where Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx, was talking about her journey to success. She was asked, "what is something you still struggle with today?" She answered it, and it blew me away. The self-made billionaire still has self-doubt. We talked about it, and I share with you how she overcomes the negative self-talk. In this episode, we talk about overcoming self-doubt.

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Now there are some fundamental reasons why you must learn how to increase trust online. It is not just because it is great for your brand and catering to the needs of your customers. It is also because Google has changed the way it looks at trusted websites. They have real humans looking at a website to see if they are trustworthy. My guest today is Phil Singleton who shares how to increase trust online and what it means with Google.

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Every CEO or leader has spent some time in what I call firefighter mode. It is that type of leadership where you are the one that has to make decisions and put out fires. You want to be a servant to your people and remove challenges. You think it is the best use of your time. Well, that is until you stop and think about it. For me, it took hiring a leadership coach as I was running a $1m company and all I had before the coach was fires to put out. Becoming a leader that is effective and respected means you have to stop being a firefighter. Becoming a leader is intentional. In this short video, I share my story of being a firefighter and how I broke the pattern to become a leader.

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Discover how to improve customer service with new insights to get to the heart of the issue. Every business has to create systems to improve customer service. Today's interview is with Shep Hyken, a true master of customer service. Shep shares with you how to think about customer service and what to do about it. Today is all about how to improve customer service.

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If you desire to become a better leader, you must be willing to look inside yourself. Leadership is as much about you (the leader) as it is about the people you are leading. This short video gives you a perspective on the art to become a better leader. I give you a few new ideas to help you. This is part of the HyperGrowth Tips series and it all about how to become a better leader.

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How to improve your sales using Linkedin. Linkedin is not new. In fact, more than 10 years ago I was using to help me grow my business. The new era of sales requires you to use the tools in ways that allow you to connect and engage before you try to sale. I talk to Phil Gerbyshak today to get new insights on using linkedin for sale. Discover the art of more sales using Linkedin in today's interview.

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It is commonly said that a business is a collection of systems. Our job as leaders and owners is to create systems that allow us to attract customers, enroll them, serve them and create experiences they will share with others. It is a never-ending journey to create better systems. If you want your company to grow, you must have the right systems for growth. Today I share with you how you can improve your systems and be a better leader at the same time. Discover how to create better systems in this episode.

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Putting people first is the way it should be. But I write it that way because sometimes it is not. Janel Laravie shares with me how putting people first has changed her culture and business to be among the fastest growing companies in America. Janel's company Chacka Marketing made the Inc5000 list this year based on putting people first. Learn how creating a culture of people first changes the leadership and results for this company.

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When you think about creating a culture for growth, you want to have 3 aspects of your culture aligned. Today, we talk about your team. You will learn how to create a stronger team. You will discover two critical elements that drive growth. This is a HyperGrowth Tip so that you can create a stronger team.

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Does getting your business to run like clockwork sound like a dream? To me the idea of the business running smoothly and clients being cared for is SEXY. Yes. I said sexy. If you can align your team and the systems in your business to run like clockwork you have something special. Today's interview is with Mike Michalowicz, author of Clockwork, The Pumpkin Plan, Profit First, and other books too. He is a fantastic speaker and just all around great guy. I am excited to share with you my interview on how to create systems to operate your business.

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How to be a more effective leader with these 4 C's in the art of leadership. I struggled as a leader until I was able to understand the power of these four words that start with the letter C. When you decide to take your leadership to the next level, you must master these skills for yourself. You must also learn to transfer them to others on the team. This is the key to great leadership. Discover how to be a more effective leader.

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How do you double your company revenues and impact in the world.

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Do you want to create success? Many people focus on what the must do to have success. This short video is a different take on it. It is about you must give up to create success.


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Have you ever heard or thought that vulnerability was a weakness? It is a prevailing thought in our world that you have to be strong and resilient. However, I believe in leadership you are strong and resilient when you are not afraid bot be vulnerable. Today, I share my interview with Dov Baron. Dov is a strong leader. He advises other leaders. He is amazing, and he shares why vulnerability is not a weakness. Take it all in and let it change you as a leader. Learn how to be vulnerable and why it is so important.

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How to make more impact on your work. Today, I share with you insight on how to get more done which is really all about getting the RIGHT things done. I learned this from Greg McKeown who wrote the book Essentialism. I talked with Greg about one strategy he suggests that will cause your stomach to turn, but it works.

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Do you want to make the Inc5000 next year? If you do, you must have a growth culture. This is a culture that goes beyond just focus on performance to create real growth inside the company. Today's guest is Mike Popowski who is the CEO for Dagger Agency. Dagger was the fastest growing agency in Atlanta in 2017 and made the Inc5000 list this year with a 3-year growth rate of 482%. Mike and I talk about how that was possible and what you need to have to create a growth culture.

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Would you like your calendar to be filled with the RIGHT stuff and at the RIGHT time?

Your calendar should be where you keep your MOST important appointments. I could not function without my calendar being organized and ready to guide me through the day. When you think about your calendar, does it stress you or empower you? They say if you want to see what someone values, all you have to do is check their financial statements and their calendar.

These two things hold what you value most. Think about it. In this video, I share with you a simple way to look at your calendar and make intentional choices so that you don’t feel overwhelmed.

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When you get employees to think like entrepreneurs, you get them to see the work they do from a different perspective. I have noticed this in my own business for years, and it has been confirmed in my work with Inc5000 leaders. Today I talk with a legend in leadership with a corporate perspective on leadership. Frank Blake, retired CEO of The Home Depot, shares with me insights on leadership that can help anyone that wants to lead more effectively and to creates a sense of ownership amongst all levels of the company. Learn how Leadership that Activates the Entrepreneurial Mindset can change your organization no matter the size of it.

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Have you ever thought to yourself that you wanted to hire a mini-me for your business? You might have even said it out loud. I know I have said this before so I could have someone to do all the work. It is hard for any leader to hire someone like you that will treat your business like you do. likely want your people to take more responsibility. Today we look at going beyond responsibility. In fact, the gap between responsibility and ownership is huge.

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