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

Have you ever wondered, "why is culture important?" Culture for some companies is an afterthought. I talk to many fast-growth companies, and they know the importance of culture. Today we talk about why is culture important with Johnny Owens, founder of Owens Recovery Science. His company is #136 on the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Johnny shares with us how he looks at culture. His company has grown very fast, and the team is relatively small. Tune in to the interview to hear "why culture is important" if you want to grow quickly.

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When and where you work play a massive role in your happiness. If you are reactive to your work schedule, you will feel like you are always behind. I believe that if you want to be the best leader you can be, you have created a work schedule that serves you. Yes, you have to work to lead your team, but how you work and when you work matters. Let me share with you some tips about your work schedule that you can leverage to improve your effectiveness. I share a story about my work schedule that will help you create your ideal work schedule.

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The way your people engage and communicate shapes the culture. Culture is also about how they get work done. In a culture of ownership, you have people that are willing to go beyond responsibility. A culture of ownership is where people feel the pride and commitment to work like they are owners -- even if they aren't. My guest today is Breezy Griffith, Co-founder of Skinny Dipped. Her company was ranked #32 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Skinny Dipped started early as a "family affair." As they grew, they wanted to make sure they were intentional about creating a culture of ownership. Discover how Breezy leads the team to feel ownership. We talk about the importance of a culture of ownership if you want to grow fast.

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Most leaders that profit and revenues are the most crucial factors for company growth. These same people often have a limited view of what it takes to grow a business. However, putting people over profits has proven to drive growth. My guest today is Josh Levin, Founder of Empowered Electric. His company was ranked #210 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. His success in company growth is hard to deny. But Josh is most proud is that his company clearly puts people over profits. In our interview, we talk about the strategy of people over profits. Learn how Josh sees his job as a leader. Discover the importance of caring for people. If you want your company to grow fast, put people over profit.

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Today, I share a story of how I learned the difference in being thankful and being grateful. I go back almost ten years to recall this story that my mentor taught me while I was in coach training. You will also get some extras on the power of being grateful. In this season of Thanksgiving, being grateful is commonplace. However, I believe that being grateful is something we must do regularly.

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Creating a learning organization is not just about training. In fact, training is just a tiny slice of the concept of creating a learning organization. Today, we will unpack some of the critical elements of a learning organization. My guest today is Khaled Naim, Co-Founder of Onfleet, an innovative logistics software company. Onfleet was ranked #124 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Khaled and his co-founders believe that learning is the foundation of innovation. Discover the strategies of creating a learning organization that has driven innovation for this driven company. We talk about the strategies that allow their employees to challenge the status quo.

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Do you want your people to be continually improving? Well, you want to create a learning organization that is ingrained in your culture. It starts with hiring people that are confident enough to share their skills and expertise with others. It also takes a committed leadership that appreciates learning in everything you do. My guest today is Mike Gentile, Founder, and CEO of Ciscoshare. His company was ranked #88 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Discover how why he wanted a learning organization. We talk about the importance of the culture of learning to be a central part of their fast growth. We also talk about being a socially conscious organization and how they uniquely give back to their community with their capability of being a learning organization.

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Taking time to look back at how far you have come is essential and often overlooked. Today, I am sharing with you a ritual I have on my birthday to show you the power of reflection. I give you the five areas vital to me as I look at my personal and professional life. Looking at the power of reflection, it gives you clarity and insight into what is going on with your life. Your five areas may be different than mine. You can select the areas that mean the most to you. Join me in this behind the scenes look to create a new ritual and leverage the power of reflection.

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Having a robust culture is not a luxury in today's economy. Record low unemployment and the race for talent increases continuously. This episode is how to create an amazing culture. My guest today is Chase Bowers, Founder of Dropified. His company was ranked #55 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Chase and I talk about the practical principles of how to create an amazing culture. Chase shares the benefits of it too. We document the steps of how to create an amazing culture that you can follow in today's interview.

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What would happen if you gave everyone a seat at the table? I know from experience what happens when you don't give your people a seat at the table. My guest today is Pete Maldonado, Founder of Chomps. His company was ranked #22 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Pete shares the benefits of everyone having a seat at the table. We talk about the fast-growth of Chomps and why it is so essential for everyone to have a seat at the table.

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When you set out to achieve a goal, the most common approach is to think of your next steps. It is so common in fact, that people often don't even think about the full equation to bridging the gap from where you are now to the destination. When you are bridging the gap, you want to get clear on your identity. In today's video, I am sharing a simple and powerful step in bridging the gap that you can use to shift your results.

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Before you think about hiring a coach for yourself or someone on your team, you want to think about the value of coaching. I hired a coach in the first two years of launching my business, and it was a powerful experience that helped me create a five million dollar business by year three. I would say that the value of coaching is priceless when you decide to transform from the inside out. You have to be ready for new insight and be prepared to be challenged. My guest today is Tony Whalen, Founder, and CEO of Vision33. His company was ranked #812 in the 2012 Inc 5000 list. Even more impressive is the fact that they have been honored to be on the Inc 5000 eight times over the life of the company. We talk about the value of coaching from his experience. Tony is not a client of mine here to tell you about me. I was not his coach. When we talked, I was intrigued by how he saw the value of coaching. Listen in to our conversation so that you can better understand what your value of coaching could be.

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To have revenue growth, you have to get good at sales execution. When I say sales execution, it is the art and science of closing the deal. Every company has to figure out the path to predictable sales execution if you want to grow beyond where they are now. My guests today are Chris Cochran and Richard Hoehn, Co-founders of FreightWise. Their company was ranked #2 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. They share with us how they looked at sales in the early days of the company. There are some counter-intuitive strategies that they took to improve their sales execution. Improving your sales is a powerful force for growth. Discover how you can improve your sales execution in today's episode.

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I sat down with the CEO of a Fortune 50 company that I admired. This meeting was the first face-to-face interaction. He started with a genuine interest in me and my work. Then I shared my research on the founders and CEOs of fast-growth companies. After hearing the big revelation, he quickly said, "I was wrong." I didn't know what to say. If I was wrong, what would this mean for my business? I leaned in to hear why I was wrong to figure out what I was missing. Being told you are wrong by a person you respect profoundly is tough. I turned inwardly to see how I was wrong. I wrestled with these ideas to figure out that, in the end, I was not wrong. Being told I was wrong lit a fire in me and allowed a deeper commitment to my research. Listen to today's behind the scenes episode to see what he said I was wrong about.

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You have likely heard that failure should not be avoided. You have heard that failure is part of the process. However, too many companies have a culture that is playing not to fail. This is dangerous in many ways. When you embrace failure throughout your culture, you have people that are innovating and pushing the boundaries of new success. A leader's job is to embrace failure in such a way that the team embraces failure too. My guest today is Jeremy Delk, CEO of Tailor Made Compounding. His company was ranked #21 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Jeremy shares why you must embrace failure. He gives you specific examples of how failure has been the path to growth. Discover how to get your culture to embrace failure in this episode.

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Fast growth requires you to be great in many aspects of the business. One area that has many benefits is retaining employees. Your employees have relationships with your clients. Your employees have the skills and experience that drives the business forward. It hurts all areas of the business when they leave, especially the bottom-line. Today's guest is Jeff Hay, founder of RDI Technologies. RDI was #33 on the 2019 Inc 500 list. Jeff gives you new ideas to improve employee retention. Discover how you can add new ways to improve employee retention.

 

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In today's fast-paced world, you have to be intentional to reduce stress at work and life. One way to do that is to set boundaries. These boundaries are intentional times that you can let go of the pressures of life. I recommend doing something that turns off the brain. If you want to reduce stress at work and life, you want to set boundaries. Today I share with you how I do it. I have been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 2006. That is 13 years of training. I love how it makes me 100% present. If my mind wanders during a training session, I will get crushed. I encourage you to set up boundaries for yourself to reduce stress at work and life.

 

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If you want to have a company that grows fast, you must understand fast-growth leadership. Leaders that I have talked to about their companies, employees, innovation, and even business models have a unique way to think about their growth. One thing they all agree on is that fast-growth leadership is an essential foundation. My guest today is Rex Kurzius, Founder of Asset Panda. His company was ranked #104 in the 2018 Inc 5000 list. We talk about the three C's of fast-growth leadership. Rex has some unique views on a fast-growth culture that will challenge how you think your people. Discover new insights on fast-growth leadership so you can accelerate your company.

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You can't do it alone. If you want to create a company with a significant impact, you must build a team that goes beyond only you. You don't need just any team either. The end goal is to get employees to take ownership of their work and the client experience. My guest today is Stu Sjouwerman, CEO of KnowBe4. His company was ranked #92 in the 2018 Inc 5000 list. Stu shares his insights to get employees to take ownership. We talk about the strategies and tactics that have worked for his company to grow at an insane pace. Discover how you can get your team members to go beyond taking responsibility for a feeling of ownership that drives the organization forward.

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When you are the bottleneck to growth, you have created processes and systems that make you the final say to completion of work in the business. The founders of fast-growth companies often face this after months -- sometimes years -- of struggling with being the bottleneck to growth. It comes with frustration as you want others to support the company to grow more, but you have not empowered them. To make the shift, you to have to transform your identity from Founder to the identity of the CEO. In today's behind the scenes, you will get a closer look at being the bottleneck to growth so that you can determine if this is part of your problems.

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Can you even imagine what it takes to grow your company by 10x this year? Well, you will be blown away when I tell you the private company with the highest level of revenue in the last three years grew at 36,680 percent. The one driving force for their growth is an ownership culture. This means they have created a company where the employees feel a sense of ownership in everything they do. My guest today is David Freedman, Co-Founder of Freestar. Freestar was ranked #1 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. We talked about the importance of the company's core values and how vital the ownership culture is to their business. Discover how you can create an ownership culture to drive growth for your company.

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The process to empower employees is often misunderstood. Empowerment takes trust and courage. It also requires that you be the kind of leader that wants others to make decisions. Empowering employees happens to be one of the core principles of having a culture of ownership. My guest today is Jared Hecht, Founder of Fundera. His company was ranked #69 in the 2018 Inc 5000 list and operates a marketplace for small business funding.

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Do you want to continue growing your business as fast as you have been growing? If you could see where I am standing right now, you would see a symbol of growth, the Inc 5000 letters at the Inc Conference in Phoenix, AZ. I work with dozens of companies that have been recognized by Inc for their fast-growth and want to continue growing. Primarily, I see their founders and CEOs are driven, confident, and committed.

Today, I give you this video about the double edge sword of when you want to continue growing. Hint: There is a new devil at each new level. Discover the three characteristics of leaders that want to continue growing.

 

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Creating a mission-driven company is much more than giving money away. Mission-driven has become a buzzword in today's business. The ones that do it right have seen benefits that go beyond philanthropy. Creating a mission-driven company will help you gain customers and even align employees in a way that drives the business forward. Today's guest is Zachary Quinn, Co-founder of Love Your Melon. Zachary shares with me how the company became mission-driven and the cycle of mission-driven. He shares how you can look at mission-driven strategies.

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Are you a high-performing leader, and you love to learn? I am attending the Inc5000 Conference in Phoenix this week. I stumbled upon three colleges clustered together and was reminded of my college years. I didn't always love the process of learning. When you are forced to learn things that you don't have much interest in to get good grades, it is hard to stay focused on learning. After college, I discovered a love for learning. I got to learn what I wanted, and it increased my value too.

Today, I am going to share this video that has a special tip for high-performing leaders. I work with high-performing leaders that often are founders and CEOs on the Inc 5000 list. These high-performers love to learn. I would bet you have people on your team that love to learn too. Do you take the time to support their learning? This is an opportunity that you might be missing. Imagine being a part of their love for learning. If you want high-performers, cultivate their learning by taking time to listen to what they want to learn about. Don't make excuses about the distractions that often get in the way of giving time to your team of potential high-performers.

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Every leader I know is charged with finding team alignment so that the company grows in a collaborative way. The process of finding team alignment takes intentional thought and robust strategies. My guests today are Blake Harris and Charlie Matter, Co-Founders of Case Energy Partners. Their company was ranked #78 in the 2018 Inc 5000 list. We talk about how they approach finding team alignment. We discuss why it is so essential for the growth of the company. Blake and Charlie share their journey with you so that you can achieve the alignment you seek. Join us for today's conversation, all about finding team alignment.

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Shifting from fear of failure to lead the team to higher levels of success takes time. The fear of failure is a common fear among entrepreneurial leaders. It comes from doing something big and scary. It often drives you to work hard and encourage your team to work hard too. However, there is another more evolved way to lead. When you profoundly connect to your mission and vision, you begin to see the opportunity in a way that pulls you forward. This allows you to lead your people with confidence, and you don't have that fear of failure.

My guest today is Brock Berry, Founder, and CEO of Adcellerant. His company was ranked #83 in the 2018 Inc 5000 list. Brock shares stories about how his fear of failure drove him in the early days of starting the business. Now he has more confidence in his vision. He also has more confidence in himself. He doesn't lean on the fear of failure now. Brock can see the opportunity with more clarity. Brocks shares his journey of shifting from fear of failure.

 

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Discover why transparency matters in modern culture. One big reason is that transparency breeds trust. When you are open to transparency in your business, you signal to your people that they are part of the process. My guest today is John Laramie, CEO of ProjectX. His company was ranked #65 in the 2018 Inc 5000 list. John shares why transparency matters. He gives you ways to be transparent so that it drives growth. We talk about how to leverage transparency to make your people feel and act like owners within the company. When you value transparency, your people will often be more truthful with you, which allows you to see the real truth.

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Employee retention is one of the biggest and most expensive problems that companies have. If you have an employee leave before you are ready for them to leave, you know the cost of replacing that person is going to be expensive. Employee retention for some roles can be higher than 50 percent in a 12 month period. My special guest today is Amanda Hammett. Amanda is my wife, and she is amazingly smart in understanding the future of work. Amanda is the host of Next Generation Rockstars podcast, where she talks with millennials and their leaders to see what is working to create rockstars in today's ever-changing workforce. In this special episode, we look at employee retention in a fun way. We analyze the five types of workers that are hurting your bottom line. Amanda and I share specific types of people that will cause a turnover. We talk about why employee retention matters.

 

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Invest in your employees if you want to create a strong team. Investing in their skills to do their work is a big part of creating a culture that drives the business forward. You might be tempted to reduce these investments in favor of a healthy bottom line. My guest today is Noah Curran, Founder, and CEO of MonkMedia. This company is #67 on the 2018 Inc 5000 list. Noah shares why he invests so much in onboarding his employees. The time and money he spends will blow you away. Noah gives you more great reasons why you mush invest in your employees.

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Culture is often thought of as intangible. I do believe you can measure culture with attributes that make up how we work and communicate together. I interviewed John Mazur, CEO at Homesnap. His company was #43 on the 2018 Inc 5000 list. John shares with me how to measure culture and why it matters. Discover the key factors to measure culture for your company.

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When you lead a company that has an amazing employee experience, you get more than just happy people. The employee experience shapes how they think about their work, their co-workers, and leaders. Creating an amazing employee experience drives company growth too. Today's guest is Dan Foley, Founder, and CEO of Curate Partners. This company was ranked #20 in the 2018 Inc 5000 List. Dan shares the reasons why creating an amazing employee experience matters. He also gives you a way to improve your employee experience.

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Companies that want to grow understand the need for investing in employees. Leaders of these companies make the hard decision to put money and time into skills training that lift their employees to a new level. One mistake that is common, not investing beyond just new skills. Gordon Vanscoy is today's guest. He is the CEO of Panther Speciality Pharmacy, #31 on the 2018 Inc 5000 list. Gordon shares why investing in employees is necessary. He also gives reasons why it is more than just new skills. Investing in employees is required if you want predictable growth in the long run.

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Creating an agile culture gives you speed and results. Agile is the norm in development teams. They have proven the value of small incremental growth that evolves the technology quickly. Some companies are embracing an agile culture across the whole company to improve growth. Think that each team has a new project that is the prime focus every two weeks. They learn to complete projects instead of just ongoing work. Our guest today is Andrew Paradise, Co-Founder of Skillz. Skillz was the #1 fastest growing company in 2017's Inc 5000 list. Their revenue growth of 50,059 percent in three years proves they understand growth. Andrew shares how his teams think about their work in the agile framework. Create a team that moves fast and makes work happen with an agile culture.

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Maintaining a culture with a remote team requires intention. The culture of an organization is the cornerstone of how work gets done. It is easier when the people show up to the same building and gather face-to-face to maintain culture as the company grows. As companies have embraced virtual workers, the idea of maintaining a culture with a remote team has become more critical. Today's guest is Jeff Kupietzy, CEO of PowerInbox, who shares how they have to see a culture with their remote team. PowerInbox ranked on the Inc 500 list at #30 in 2019. Jeff gives you insights on how to lead a culture when the team is virtual.

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Discover the rules of making a partnership work from two fast-growth c-founders. Partnerships can be hard. Most tend to end in frustration and turmoil. Partnerships are much harder when you don't have a framework for making the partnership work. Today's guests are Sam Khorramian and Oliver Graff. These two co-founders started Big Block Realty with the right frameworks to guide their growth. Big Block Realty ranked on the Inc. 500 list between 2016 and 2018, ranked 26th, 31st, and 33rd, respectively. Sam and Oliver walk us through how they approached making a partnership work. Listening today will give you some very tactical steps to improve your business and make your co-founders align together for the journey.

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The journey of increasing team confidence requires that you lead by example. This means your confidence level has to rise higher than your team. The energy that you have when your confidence level is high will give you a chance to increasing team confidence. My guest today is Mark Ellis, co-founder of Liftoff. Liftoff was #8 on the 2017 Inc 500 List. Mark gives the critical principles of getting a team firing on all cylinders. Increasing team confidence will provide you with a team that shares their ideas and executes at a higher level. Your team will also navigate failures with more resilience. Join me for increasing team confidence in today's episode.

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People first leadership is rare. Putting your team before your clients are tough. After hundreds of interviews with fast-growth leaders, I see that most of these leaders know the value of their people. They are willing to invest in their people and create an employee experience that drives a customer-centered workforce. People first leadership is a way to ensure that your people know you care about them and raises their loyalty to the company. Our guest is Jeff Knauss, co-founder of Digital Hyve. Digital Hyve was #52 on the 2018 Inc 500 list. Jeff gives insight into hiring the right people. He provides details on how to create people-first leadership. This episode will challenge you as a leader that has been taught customer first. Tune in to find out the benefits of people-first leadership.

 

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Vulnerability is often seen as a weakness. When it comes to leadership vulnerability, it is a strength. Those that dare to have leadership vulnerability will say I don't know the answer. They will share from their heart. My guest today is Thomas Donohue, founder of Level Agency. Level Agency ranked #190 on the 2014 Inc List. Thomas shared his challenges with leadership vulnerability during the interview. Being a great leader requires that you build trust. Trust requires authenticity. Join us today as we explore leadership vulnerability.

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Getting your employees to want to do the work is very different than just getting them to do the work. You may think it is semantics, but getting your employees to want to do the work has tremendous power. Leadership is a journey of getting your employees to see their highest potential and live their best lives. I find that employees that want to do the work when they feel that that work will align with their personal goals. They also want to create value for the organization that gets them recognized. Today's interview is with Justin Bakes, co-founder of Forward Financing. This company was #404 out of 5000 in the 2018 Inc List. They grew 1,238 percent in the previous three years. Justin shares the steps in getting your employees to want to do the work. We talk about the mistakes in this endeavor. I hope that as a leader, you can understand the power of getting employees to think for themselves.

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One of the most important jobs for you as a leader is getting employees to think for themselves. You want them to see the challenges of the organization internally and externally. You want them to think for themselves instead of following the playbook. The reason is that the steps in the playbook are likely to change. When they think for themselves, you will see their work proactively and innovatively. Today's interview is with Mark Gallagher, Founder, and CEO of GForce Solutions. This company was #8 out of 5,000 in the 2018 Inc List. They grew 16,427 percent in the previous three years. We talk about getting employees to think for themselves. Discover the critical steps in this interview when you want your employees to think for themselves.

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Employees with an entrepreneurial spirit have the capability to be more resilient, resourceful, and innovative. Those with the entrepreneurial spirit have the ability to create new areas for growth. This interview is with Kyle Goguen, founder of Pawstruck. This company was #87 out of 5,000 on the 2018 Inc List. They grew at 3,891 percent in the previous three years. Kyle gives us the real reason why he encourages the entrepreneurial spirit within his company. I love this interview because it gives you practical steps in getting employees to embrace the entrepreneurial spirit.  

 

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Developing entrepreneurial employees may scare you. This is more than just embracing intrapreneurs. Entrepreneurial employees have the ability to create massive value for the organization. Today's guest is Sean Elan, President of Affordable Luxury Group. This company was #55 out of 5,000 on the 2018 Inc List. They had a growth rate of 4,797 percent in the previous three years. Sean and I talk about getting employees to shift to being proactive. Entrepreneurial employees are also able to contribute more to the bottom line and product innovation. Join us to discuss the power of entrepreneurial employees.

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I remember exactly where I was when I heard the term "operationalize your values." A speaker asked the audience of more than a thousand if they had done the work beyond creating values. The process of operationalizing your values will take the company values from a project to a way of living the values. Today I am talking to Zach Smith, CEO of Funded Today about the steps to operationalize your values. We will talk about why it matters and what you can do to avoid mistakes in your journey to operationalize your values.

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Most leaders don't think about how to make work fun. A few evolved leaders do think about adding fun into the work environment. Today's interview is with Adham Yusupov, founder of Ecology Mir Group. Adham gives the reasons behind making work fun especially important when you have such a critical mission. When you make work fun, you give your team a way to connect to more than just the work. They relate to each other on a deeper level. Discover new ideas about how you can make work fun.

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Companies want better communication. They really want to improve collaboration amongst their team members. You hire smart people so they can create amazing results. When they collaborate, you see terrific contributions and buy-in. Today's guest is Brad Griffith, co-founder with GameTime.co. Brad shares with me a specific strategy that aligns his team together and improves collaboration. Tune-in to the interview so that you can improve collaboration within your culture.

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In the start-up world, there is a famous saying, "move fast and break things" that comes from the speed of action and their comfort with failure. This is the same mantra that Mark Zuckerberg used to align the Facebook team to the early days of growing to more than 1 billion users and beyond. Today, I am talking to Shay Berman, President of Digital Resource. Shay shared with me why move fast and break things is something that has impacted their growth. We look at the courage that it takes and the reasons behand moving fast. Discover how your company can create a culture of "move fast and break things."

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Every leader thinks about how to improve the process of communicating with your team. The word and the tone of our communication have so much to do with how we interact together. Teams that communicate well will outperform those that don't. Today I am talking Nir Polak, the CEO of Exabeam. Exabeam was #12 on the Inc 5000 list in 2018. They had a 14,032% growth rate in the three years prior. Exabeam develops security intelligence products to help companies of all sizes protect their information. Communicating with your team must be a big part of any leader's role. Discover how you can improve the process of communicating with your team in this interview Nir.

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Having a nimble culture is a requirement when you want to have a fast-growing company. A nimble culture is one where people move fast, break things, and challenge the old way. Being nimble becomes a way of doing everything. Fast decision and quick pivots are natural. Today I am talking to Jan Bednar, Founder, and CEO of ShipMonk. ShipMonk has exploded in growth to reach 29th out of 5000 on the 2018 Inc list. Jan shares with me how to internalize the core elements of a nimble culture. Discover the mistakes that you have to embrace the journey of a nimble culture.

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When you have a fast-growth culture, you have a team that will move with agility and one that embraces change. Culture is often claimed to be important to company stability. It is critical to company growth. Today, I talk with Kevin Lustig, CEO of Scientist.com to discuss the power of a fast-growth culture. Kevin shares details about leadership and team that will help you develop your fast-growth culture.

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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 David 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. David 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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