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

Getting your employees to innovate and create value means you are encouraging entrepreneurial thinking. Leaders that develop employees by embracing entrepreneurial thinking see a lift in loyalty and problem-solving. My guest today is Dane Maxwell, author of Start from Zero. We look at entrepreneurial thinking inside the organization. Discover how you can lead others to think like entrepreneurs.

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When your people go beyond responsibility, they are taking ownership of their work. They take ownership of the client experience. Ownership is YES or NO. Ownership is black or white. Ownership is not grey like responsibility. As a leader, you can inspire employees into taking ownership without financial tools like options, shares, profit-sharing, or any money. Today, we look at how you can inspire employees to take ownership. We look at three moves in leadership that encourage people to take ownership of their work. I will explain how this applies to you and your leadership in today’s video.

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Hiring the right people is essential to growth. You must be attracting talent to your company. I have talked with many leaders about the importance of attracting talent in today's tight job market. We are looking at every angle of culture as a competitive advantage. My guest today is Bryan Jackovcic, Founder and President of Fusion Health. His company was ranked #556 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Bryan and I talk about the aspects of attracting talent beyond money. We look at how you can use your culture to find the right people. Discover the keys to attracting talent from a company that has zero involuntary turnovers.

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Many companies have avoided having remote teams. The recent shifts required with work from home make remote teams necessary. There are some subtle shifts to leading a remote team that most people don't know. Today, our guest is Peter Coppinger, Co-founder of Teamwork. Teamwork is a platform for companies to organize work and communicate effectively on projects. Peter's team has been made up of more than 30 percent of remote workers for more than a decade. We look at the keys to leading a remote team. One of the tips he calls the golden rule is very important for remote teams.

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If you have been leading a virtual team for any period, you know the importance of setting up some guidelines to support the team and your leadership. Most of my days of leading a fast-growth company required my team to in the same office as me. However, my remote team started four years ago. I had to discover what works and what doesn't. There are coronavirus leadership challenges that I want you to know about before you have to handle the issues. This is a time to be proactive when leading a virtual team. In today's video, I give you four Golden Rules when leading a virtual team that makes you all more productive and helps you survive through this phase of work.

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Grow requires you to take your leadership to a new level. The process of evolving as a leader requires you to be courageous. My work with amazing leaders that are founders and CEOs proves that great leaders are always learning. Adam Hirsen, who is the CEO of UpShow is our special guest. His company was ranked #174 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. We talk about the challenges of evolving as a leader. You will get insight into how your ego often gets in the way. Discover the keys to taking your company to a new level by evolving as a leader.

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There is an extraordinary power when a company has a story behind it that pulls at your heart. Many mission-driven cultures have stories that drive their success. It does take more than just a mission to grow fast. My guest today is Ben Harrison, CEO of Jonas Paul Eyewear. His company was ranked #166 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. We talk about forming a mission-driven culture from the beginning. We look at the benefits of this type of culture. Ben shares his experience with leading a mission-driven culture. I love what I do, and this is a story I love sharing with you.

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Leading through tough circumstances is part of the job. When you have the right mindset and strategies, you can move forward and keep calm, no matter what you face. This behind the scenes episode is taken from a series of conversations I have been having with my clients to help them through COVID-19 leadership challenges. When I asked one of my clients what was on his mind, he responded by saying, "Calm minds prevail." I felt like this was ideal for strong leadership. Being calm will calm your employees. Being worried will worry your team. It is your choice. In today's video, I give you three non-obvious strategies for your team during challenging times like this. COVID-19 leadership challenges are going to be with us for a while, so let's approach them proactively now.

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Leaders must align employees to the mission so that they feel like owners in the company. A compelling mission is not a nice to have in business. It has become mandatory. When you align employees to something bigger than themselves, you get real loyalty. My guest today is Weston Lunsford, CEO of Dental Intelligence. His company was ranked #381 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Weston shares his journey of leadership and how the mission the company is referenced daily. He gives a straightforward tactic to align employees that you can adopt for your business and reap the rewards. Discover how to align employees in today's interview.

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Whenever we try to change something, we often default to a particular approach: Pushing. Is the boss not listening to that new idea? Send them another PowerPoint deck. Client not buying the pitch? Remind them of all the reasons they should. Today we talk about removing what is blocking people from change. Jonah Berger, professor at Wharton Business School and best-selling author, talks about his new book The Catalyst. We look at the five barriers that prevent change and how to mitigate them. Jonah Berger is a researcher and shares his unique point of view on how you can become a catalyst to change.

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With decades of business experience and working with thousands of Founders, CEOs, and Entrepreneurs, I can say that your success comes down to one thing. This one thing is what is holding you back. When you think about what you want, if you don't get this one thing right, you will struggle to create what you desire. That one thing is YOU. It is your doubt. Fears. When you think about it, you are what keeps you from achieving what you want. Today, we look at 3 parts of this that allow you to transform your own thinking and your behaviors to go beyond what is holding you back.

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One of the most critical aspects of company growth is a common understanding of the values and alignment to company core values. Many companies miss the alignment part of this, and what they need is values in action. My guest today is John Girard, CEO of Cience. His company was ranked #112 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Cience builds B2B pipelines. John's view on values drives his company to new levels of growth. Specifically, it is the values in action that govern the day-to-day work, language, and tone of the culture. John and I talk about how "data-driven decisions" are an essential element to their culture. Discover why you must put your values in action and how to do it.

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Every leader is called about to make tough decisions. When you want to grow fast, you must be a courageous leader. The fears that come up don't just go away unless you decide to face those challenges. You learn to push forward despite the fear. Being a courageous leader will give your team more courage too. My guest today is Michael Resnik, CEO of Trifold. His company was ranked #239 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. TriFold is a manufacturer of folding mobility products for everyday use. We talk about the importance of being a courageous leader. Michael shares how he increased his ability to make a tough decision. Tune-in to today to gain insight into being a courageous leader.

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One method of identifying the character traits of great leaders is to look at the visionaries that you admire. For years, I have asked my clients who they admire in the world of business. I call this exercise, “The Hero Analysis.” They often select the greats like Musk and his peers: Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett. The character traits of great leaders drive the behaviors and rituals of success. The key is in the second question I propose to them. To key in on the character traits of great leaders, you want to listen to today’s behind the scenes video and get the 2nd question that unlocks this move.

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Company growth in times of change requires leaders to have a rock-solid foundation for your culture and leadership. Today, we keep the conversation going on living your values to align the team. Living your values starts with hiring people that have the same attitude to work and life as you. You can teach them skills, but hiring those that are living your values before they arrive at your company will make leading them easier. My guest today is Jeff Kingsley, CEO of IACT Health. We look at how living your values drive growth. Jeff shares his journey of starting a mission-driven company after leaving the traditional medical field. Discover the strategies of living your values in today's interview.

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After hundreds of interviews and my research with Founders and CEOs, I know the importance of living your core values when you want to create company growth. I can also say that many leaders believe they are living their core values because they have values printed on the walls at HQ or on their website. Let's talk about living your core values with my guest today, Shawn Lipman, who is the CEO of Feedonomics. His company was ranked #95 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. We look at living your core values in everything the company does.

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Your time is valuable. But not all the time is the same. To increase your productivity and focus, you want to do your highest value work at a time when you are at your best. I get asked by people "how to increase productivity," and today's behind the scenes is what I tell them. Find the time each day when you feel your best and naturally have focus. This is the time when you don't need extra stimulants to feel energized. I call this time your "hours of genius." When you know the two to three hours best for you, your next step to increase your productivity is to protect those hours on your daily schedule. Safeguard your "hours of genius" and select the most important tasks, meetings, and work for the time you are at your best. Discover the details to increase your productivity in today's video.

 

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Experts with 40 years of experience are scarce. Today's guest is John Maxwell, New York Times best-selling author many times over. John Maxwell joins us to talk about his latest book: The Leader's Greatest Return. In this book, John Maxwell shares decades of insight on leadership. When I read The Leader's Greatest Return, I was able to connect the dots on my research with fast-growth companies to the heart of leadership. In this interview, John Maxwell shares why he believes leaders must put employees before customers. We talk about where military leadership works and where it doesn't. I loved reading The Leader's Greatest Return. Join me in today's interview with the great and only, John Maxwell.

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Have you heard about the OKR methodology? This OKR methodology has taken the world of leadership by storm. My guest today is Ivan Osmak, Co-founder of GTMHub. This company has been in hypergrowth mode because of the demand to bridge the gap between strategy and operational execution. We talk about why OKRs are essential. We look beyond the traditional usage of OKR methodology. Ivan even shares the common mistakes with the OKR Methodology.

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One big challenge I see with leaders today is getting stuck in the day-to-day of the business. You tell me that they know they should go from Founder to CEO. You feel the need within the organization to improve your strategic leadership. Yet, you are covered up with day-to-day work. In this episode of behind the scenes, we look at four steps of going from Founder to CEO. You may feel triggered when you hear this episode. It challenges some deep-seated issues that keep you from Founder to CEO. I get it better than most. I battle with these too. My clients fight with them. I made this video so you can be intentional about your journey from Founder to CEO.

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Leadership is not an easy endeavor. Because it involves other people makes it one of the hardest aspects of growing your company. I often get asked for the most crucial skill for a leader. After years of building my own companies and helping others to grow, I feel like empathetic leadership is the most crucial skill. The art of empathetic leadership provides the connection that your people crave as they are working the day-to-day. My guest today is Samantha Barnes, Founder, and CEO of Raddish Kids. His company was ranked #362 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Samantha shares her background as a middle school teacher that required massive amounts of empathetic leadership. We look at how that skill has benefited growing her company fast and through some significant strategic pivots. Discover how to embrace empathetic leadership in today's interview.

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You want a team that drives growth and overcomes any challenges the company faces. I get asked all the time about how to create great teams that can navigate the challenges of fast-growth. Inspiring teams to feel ownership of their work and the client experience is essential in today's agile work environments. My guest today is Todd Ehrlich, CEO of BAMFI. His company was ranked #121 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Todd and I discuss how to create great teams. We look at the small aspects that boost a team's performance. Discover new insights into your journey of leading more effective teams. Learn how to great teams with another fast-growth leader.

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Leadership has changed. In 2020 and beyond, employees are hungry for connection to their work. They want to feel like what they are doing will improve their skills and increase their value. You must improve employee alignment by listening to your employees to understand them. I struggled with employee alignment as a leader until I discovered that they have goals too. I'm going to share with you a powerful approach called "Shared Goals" to improve employee alignment. You can use it immediately and watch the eyes of your people light up. When you improve employee alignment, you will have a more engaged workforce.

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Driving new revenue is not just having a great product or service. Companies have to get the message distributed to the right people. If you had marketing strategies for fast-growth, you would see more traction in your market. CEOs often resist some of the strategies that require them to be the face and voice of the company. Developing marketing strategies for fast-growth requires new thinking. My guest today is Karen Hayward, Managing Partner of Chief Outsiders. His company was ranked #2827 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Karen and I discuss the power of the CEO's voice to share the stories that drive the company forward. Discover the keys to marketing strategies for fast-growth.

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Nearly every company I know wants to have customer service excellence. You may look at brands like The Ritz-Carlton or Zappos to model what real customer service excellence is. The truth is it is not technology or even flawless processes. The secret to customer service excellence is putting employees first. My guest today is Matt Margolis, CEO of Stackify. His company was ranked #379 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. We look at what customer service excellence is. Matt and I talk about why putting employees first is what drives customer service excellence.

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Ownership is not just something reserved for the founders, partners, and stockholders. Ownership is a state of mind that can be developed. I believe that the most potent technique available to leaders in developing leadership coaching skills. When you coach an employee, you are not telling them what to do. Leadership coaching skills are essential for getting people to feel like owners. Today, I am sharing a few essential skills in coaching your team members. We look at it through the lens of those that feel like victims. I share a story about a client that felt like a victim more than a decade after 911. Discover leadership coaching skills with new questions that you can use to get someone to shift beyond the lens of being the victim. Join me today for a way to increase the feeling of ownership and improve your leadership coaching skills.

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Do you want a culture of speed? In our changing world, you may think about getting your people to speed up and adapt quicker. It does take exceptional leadership to enable a culture of speed. My guest today is Ryan Margolis, CEO of Professional Hair Labs. His company was ranked #372 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Discover the secrets of a culture of speed with Ryan. We look at why it is vital in today's marketplace. We look at the specific aspects of leadership that make it possible to create a culture of speed.

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Many leaders across the world believe growth comes by putting customers first. However, fast-growth company leaders look at it another way. Employee first leadership is what drives growth. When employees feel valued, they are bought into the growth goals fo the company. My guest today is Josh Leslie, CEO of Cumulus Networks. His company was ranked #320 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Employee first leadership is a way to develop employees with a feeling of ownership. Today, we talk about employee first leadership by unpacking the keys to fast-growth.

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Many people believe that the journey of success to significance must be linear. As in once you achieve success, you can create significance. I discovered that success to significance is more like a dance. Success and significance are best when they work together, much like partner dancing. Today, I am sharing some of the reasons why a linear approach of success to significance is wrong. I also share what you can do to create significance in your life by sharing my story of losing it all.

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When leaders value innovation, they often have a value for a continuous improvement culture. If you look at the products and services of your company, they have evolved over time. You might want even more innovation. You can be intentional about creating a continuous improvement culture when you understand how others do it. My guest today is Johnny Owens, Founder of Owens Recovery Science. His company was ranked #136 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Johnny shares his wisdom about continuous improvement. We look at the importance of a continuous improvement culture when you want your company to grow fast.

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Going beyond accountability is what I call an ownership culture. In an ownership culture, your employees feel the pride of ownership that drives a higher degree of customer satisfaction. It also drives fast growth like today's gues. Mason Arnold is the Founder of CeCe's Veggie Noodle. His company was ranked #3 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Mason and I discuss the power of the ownership culture. We look at how it works inside of a fast-growth company and why it is essential. Discover how you can lead an organization that has an ownership culture.

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Today's episode is what I like to call "behind the scenes" of my life. I share a personal story of a failure I had to endure. It was tough for me to share behind the scenes elements like this until I remember that being vulnerable is not a weakness. Showing your sensitive side is a sign of courage. This behind the scenes takes you right into the darkest time of my professional life. I share what happened to me and the questions I asked myself that helped me find my direction. Join me today for a look behind the scenes of my story from failure to success to significance.

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Embracing healthy conflict is hard to do. Often attempts at including healthy conflict within your culture fail. My guest today is Magdiel Rodriguez, CEO of Alivi. His company was ranked #300 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. We talk about what is healthy conflict. We look at the power of it. Discover the growth benefits of healthy conflict for your company.

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Learning is a process of continuous improvement. Leaders are often looking for strategies that activate continuous improvement across their organizations. My guest today is Chris Jacob, CEO of Gateway Genomics. His company was ranked #236 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Continuous improvement is not just a mantra; it is a way of working. Their products have iterated over the years to create the innovation they have now. Discover how you can engage your team to higher levels of continuous improvement.

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Have you ever experienced a failure to success journey in your life? This is my story from failure to success to significance. Ten years ago, I had to deal with a huge failure that changed everything for me. We have all had defining moments that have transformed us. The failure to success journey pushes us to change. This is a look behind the scenes of what made me become a coach to successful leaders.

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Today, we talk about business core values. We talk about how to hire using your business core values. My guest today is Alex McKeown, CEO of Fusion Recruiting Labs. His company was ranked #223 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Alex shares the importance of business core values. He talks about how he uses those values to enhance culture. Your business core values are essential to the growth of your company.

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The company's core values are more than just words on the wall. The company's core values define how you lead and make decisions. My guest today is Todd Olson, CEO of Pendo. His company was ranked #73 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. We talk about how to develop company core values. We also discuss how to use them as a leader. In this episode, you will learn the importance of company core values and how they drive growth.

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Do you want to achieve your goals this year? Have you ever wanted to hit a target or make a goal, but you missed it. Today, I share with you a straight forward process to achieve your goals. Go behind the scenes with me as I set my goals for the year. I will share the simple tools which consist of three pieces of paper to help you achieve your goals. Please don't leave it to chance. I will also give you three power questions to will help you leverage all of yourself to achieve your goals.

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When you develop employees, you must invest in their skills. If you want to speed up the time to effectiveness, you must be intentional to develop employees. My guest today is Tyler Convey, CEO of MDStaffers. His company was ranked #49 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. We talk about how to develop employees. Tyler shares some mistakes he has made as a leader that you can learn from. Now is the time to be proactive to develop employees so they can help you drive the business forward.

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When you hire top talent, you must also give them the environment to excel. Top talent needs space to have the autonomy, and they crave a challenge. All too often, we focus on strategies and techniques to drive the company forward. However, top talent requires different leadership. My guest today is Jared Kaplan, CEO of Opploans. His company was ranked #321 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Jared gives us his strategies to lead top talent, which includes failing forward. We look at what is working for their company to grow the top talent and accelerate revenues.

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Looking back at your past is a powerful tool in leadership. The bIggest lessons on leadership come when we get radically honest with ourselves. I want to give you a look into my year in review with my goals and milestones. I also share the bIggest lessons on leadership from hundreds of interviews. Please tune in to see my process for starting the new year and looking back at the reality of the previous year. I also make some big announcements about what 2020 will look like.

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Your executive leadership team can make your company or break it. Hiring the executive leadership team is the process of finding people with the right experience, values, and fit for your company stage. You want to hire your executive leadership team slowly and develop them with strong leadership. My guest today is Jason Hennessey, Founder of Hennessey Digital. His company was ranked #290 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Jason's company has grown fast because of a strong executive leadership team. When he realized that he needed to put his trust in others, he knew it would take an understanding of his leadership. Tune in to our conversation as we talk about aligning the executive leadership team to the company goals.

 

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Persistence is needed more than ever as everything is changing fast. Those people that have persistence will drive the company goals forward. Part of the formula is hiring people that already have a natural dose of persistence inside them. You also have to lead them to increase their confidence too. My guest today is James Heller, Founder of Wrapify. His company was ranked #309 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Discover how James sees persistence in his fast-growth company. We talk about the ins and outs of persistence.

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WOW! Today marks the 500th episode of the show, and I am beaming with pride. I took a journey back at the past episodes and the fantastic guests that have been on the show. Best selling authors, amazing speakers, leaders in the trenches (pun intended), and so many get topics. Today, I am honored to share with you the 500th episode of the podcast. Join me and walk down memory lane. I might share some key episodes that you have missed.

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Transparent leadership creates trust with your people. When you embrace openness within everything, you have a chance to create a remarkable culture. Employees feel heard and valued. The transparent leader must be courageous. My guest today is Adam LaBarbera, CEO of EETechMedia. His company was ranked #301 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. We talk about the power of being a transparent leader. Adam shares his journey to figuring it out. Discover why being a transparent leader drives company growth.

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Your job as a leader requires you to have stamina and mental clarity. Your best strategy for increasing your energy and being a healthy leader is to focus on your nutrition. Recently, I started a journey to be a healthy leader for my team, my family, and mostly for myself. My guest today is Angelo Poli, founder of MetPro. They are focused on the science of transformation. We talk about why being a healthy leader is essential. We look at some of the mistakes we make as leaders. I dive deep into Angelo's program for losing weight and transforming your body in today's episode. If you want to be a healthy leader, tune in and prepare to be changed.

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We all know that when you invest in yourself you get to grow in new ways. However, many people let their fears control them. Warren Buffett has said openly about the need to invest in yourself, "The most important investment you can make is in yourself." Today, I share why you must invest in yourself. I share a story about one of my clients who invested in himself in a time that was tough, but he wanted the payoff. Discover how you can get over your fear and invest in yourself as a leader.

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Our people are the most valuable aspects of our businesses. It more than their hard work and even their output. However, customer first has dominated much of the leadership for many decades. "Employee First" is a model of leadership where people are put ahead of the strategy, technology, profits, and even customers. My guest today is James Dowd, Co-Founder of Iuvo Logistics. His company was ranked #310 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Discover the benefits of "Employee First" beyond happy employees. James shares how he created a new model within his industry and the improvement of his retention rate. "Employee First" may be foreign to you, but it could be the key to new growth.

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What do you do with the excuses your people come up with for why they didn't make a goal? If you tolerate excuses, you will get more of them. This episode is about creating a "no excuses culture." This episode is a proactive strategy to align your company to take ownership of their work. A "no excuses culture" will generate loyalty and creativity when times are challenging. If you are tired of the excuses, this is the interview for you. My guest today is Roy Dekel, Founder of SetSchedule. His company was ranked #196 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. We talk about Roy's approach to a no-excuses culture. Roy shares with you how he has created his no-excuses culture. We talk about using a powerful technique when excuses are tossed about. Discover how you could benefit and implement a no-excuses culture.

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We have things we do each day that define who we are. Your leadership rituals are just as important as any other rituals you have. This is the holiday season, and our rituals often make us happy. These traditions often allow us to reflect on life and give it to others. When you think about your leadership rituals, you want to select them with care. You also want to be mindful of the rituals that empower you and those that don't. Today, I share some of the top leadership rituals that you will allow you to be a stronger leader.

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You want to create an organization that adapts quickly. My guest today is Adam Petrilli, Founder of Web Presence. His company was ranked #208 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Discover how to create an organization that adapts quickly.

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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 Cisoshare. 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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