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

Let's start with a fact: servant leadership is more than a buzzword. Servant leadership is more than a leadership strategy. I believe the core of servant leadership is the mindset. Leaders that are willing to put their employees first and serve them takes confidence and courage. My guest today is Dwight Hunt, President, and CEO of B3 Group. We look at the power of servant leadership. Dwight shared how servant leadership has allowed for the growth of B3 Group. They reached #109 on the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Servant leadership will help you lead your team to fast growth too. Tune-in to discover how you can leverage the mindset of a servant in your leadership development.

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During this challenging time, we have to get used to new ways of operating our companies and living our lives. Leadership now is essential and requires new approaches. You can't do what you have always done. The challenges of working remotely and preparing for work beyond the initial pressure that COVID-19 has caused us to re-think how we engage with our teams. Leadership now is best when you vary how you lead to match the moment and the person. Today, I look at using the right tool, which is more than just fixing things around the house. You might be wondering why I have a wrench in my hand. Tune-in to this short video to get more about how selecting the right tool relates to leadership now.

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A big part of your growth is the ability to stay curious. When you think you know it all, you close off new ideas. Your arrogance can get the best of you. Staying curious is what top performs do. Today's guest is Molly Fletcher, who is a female motivational speaker, keynote speaker, and former sports agent. We talk about the power of staying curious. We look at why that is important in leadership and also in negotiation too. Molly shares her insights on staying curious as a way to keep growing as a leader.

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Attracting the right people is vital to your success and company growth. Today, we look at how to hire based on core values. The hiring steps are often a trial and error process. My guest today is David Wright, Co-founder of Pattern. His company was ranked #404 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. We look at the foundational elements of how to hire based on core values. Tune-in to our conversation to get the steps he had learned work for their company.

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The period of COVID-19 has forced many of us to slow down, even if it is just less travel and no wasted time commuting. When your goal is growing as a leader, you often want to have a quick chat with your team and get to work executing. However, there is a question I often use with my clients that goes like this "Have you seen a benefit in slowing down to speed up?" I get a 100% yes to this. yet so many people focused on growing as a leader don't actually adhere to this mantra. It is quite interesting that we know the value of slowing down, but forget to do it so often. Today, we look at how slowing down to speed up effects your growth as a leader and the growth of your people too. I share the single most important reason for slowing down to speed up with you today.

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Every business owner I know is under tremendous pressure right now. For some, it is the pressure to keep up with the new demand for their services and products. For many, it is how to navigate through a crisis. If you are like me, you believe there is an opportunity in times like this. Today we are looking at the benefits of an ownership culture through a crisis. My guests are Brian Brasch and Erik Hopperstad at PRX Performance. Their company was ranked #189 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. We talk about how their business is booming with the demand for in-home gym equipment. We also look at the foundation of their company, which centers on an ownership culture. If your business is not taking off right now, you still have a ton to gain by understanding the power of an ownership culture. Discover how you can engage your team to new levels through a crisis.

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In a typical work environment, we are challenged to improve collaboration. With today's shelter in place and working from home, the need to improve collaboration is more critical than ever. If you want to improve collaboration, most leaders think about the technology and tools that make it all work. However, the real issue is what you do daily to improve collaboration. My guest today is Joe Blewitt, CEO of Epion Health. His company was ranked #276 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Joe shares his rituals that improve collaboration. We look at all aspects of collaboration, so make sure you check out this episode.

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Recently, my team took a look at top leadership mistakes in a new training series. In this video, you can see what we choose as the #1 leadership mistake. It is common for leaders to think they are doing the RIGHT thing, but this leadership mistake is killing your growth. Tune in to this behind the scenes video on the top leadership mistake that is killing your business.

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We all have to commit to a path even under stress. Now more than ever do have to focus on decision making under pressure. Given the shifts in business over the last few months, leaders will have to make some hard choices. The skills of decision making under pressure can be learned. There is a formula for it. My guest today is Alec Torelli, a professional poker player, who has that formula for decision making under pressure. He has spent years in high stakes games and forced to make decisions with logic and intuition. We look at all aspects of making a tough decision and the enemies of being decisive. Alec also shares a little about his experience being in Northern Italy during the COVID-19 ordeal. Join us today to increase your capacity for decision making under pressure.

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We find ourselves in a time of uncertainty. When you don't know what to do next, you have to develop a strong sense of leadership in uncertain times. You can't do what you have always done. You have to lead your team through this ordeal. My guest today is Joe Calloway, best selling author, speaker, and advisor to mid-market companies. Joe and I talk about the importance of the foundational elements of leadership, like mission, vision, and values. Leadership in uncertain times requires you to improve communication and deepen your ability to serve. Discover strategies and tactics that will help you be the leader your team craves.

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You know that investing in your people is important. Given the uncertainty that you are facing you may not want to focus on leadership development right now. I get it. If you are scrambling to save clients and preserve your cash, you can't even think about it. However, if you want to come out of COVID-19 stronger than ever before, leadership development is one of the best strategies that will allow your people to contribute to the stability of the company now. Leadership development will also be what pulls you out of today's uncertainty.

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Are you ready to lead through today's COVID-19 ordeal? There is no doubt that we are in a moment that requires crisis leadership. Today, we look at the shifts necessary for sales and marketing in this new economy. My guest today is Angelique Rewers, CEO of The Corporate Agent. Her company works with small, medium, and boutique firms to develop strategies to work with corporate clients. We dive into the elements of crisis leadership that are different than other styles of leadership. Angelique shares how she has managed her mindset to prepare to lead the team. We also look at crisis leadership strategies that are required to shift our marketing and sales. Join the conversation.

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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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