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

Times are tough for many companies. It is more than the virus. It is more than working from home. There is a mood around us that requires a new approach. We don't need more managers. We need influential leaders that can guide your people to a shared vision. Leaders must also calm us as employees have fears of what is ahead and for their own safety. Check out this short video on why we don't need more managers. You will also learn why traditional training that we offer our employees does not create more leaders.

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What happens when you shift the leadership model to serving your employees instead of believing they are here to help you. What I am talking about is why servant leadership drives growth. My guest today is Chase Mullin, CEO of Mullin Landscape. His company was ranked #3740 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. We look at why servant leadership is essential in today's world. Chase and I dive into the aspects of being a servant to your team. We also look at why servant leadership has allowed him to be an effective leader.

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In today's challenging times, you have to go beyond the thinking of winning now. You also can't focus on just the future, either. Your business is likely in the midst of radical change that requires strong leadership and the ability to inspire your people through difficult times. My guest today is the former CEO of Honeywell International, David Cote. David recently wrote, "Winning Now, Winning Later." We talk about why leadership matters and how to lead beyond today's challenges. Winning now is undoubtedly essential and only part of the focus. David and I look at how to position your organization for winning now and winning later.

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When you look at leaders that you admire, what do you see? Not how they are dressed, but the qualities of great leadership. Today, I'm sharing with you six qualities of great leadership. One way to use this list is to see where you stand with these qualities of great leadership. I am also announcing a partnership with a charity to give away $1000 to a hero on the front line of today's challenges with the virus and social justice. Join me for this special episode about the qualities of great leadership.

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Many leaders believe that encouraging their employees to think like entrepreneurs is a dangerous move. This is not about them leaving the company to start their own business. When you are inspiring the entrepreneurial spirit that lives inside someone's soul, you invite them to create value, solve problems, and be resilient in service of something bigger than themselves. Today's guest on the podcast is Darin Anderson Chairman and CEO of Salas O'Brien. His company ranked #2747 on the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Darin shares why inspiring the entrepreneurial spirit is so important. This company 800+ employees and has grown fast over the years. The activator, according to Darrin, is the entrepreneurial spirit that lives in many of the employees. Another way to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit is by encouraging your people to feel like owners, even if they don't have formal ownership.

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You know effective communication is essential to your companies culture. One challenge that comes up is the belief that a company has effective communication right now. Today's guest on the podcast is Chris Vickers, President and CEO of Starc Systems. His company ranked #460 on the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Chris shares why effective communication is essential to growing fast. We look at the core elements of impeccable communication.

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There is a MYTH that comes with growing a company. This is one of those harmful myths. It is when you fail to put the team first. You create more layers of management to manage the people. Managers make sure the workflows, and they even improve effectiveness in small increments. However, managers don't put the team first. Managers have their place, but what we need in a time of new approaches and agile moves is more leaders that can adapt and lead their people to a new future. Here is a concept about the team first that is more important now than ever before.

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When a business changes as fast as it has recently, we need flexible employees. Creating a culture that is high on adaptability and able to shift proactively is the goal of many leaders. Hiring flexible employees is the start, but you also have to give them the space to grow. Today's guest on the podcast is Anthony Geraci, Managing Shareholder, and CEO of Geraci Law Firm. His company ranked #1861 on the 2019 Inc 5000 list. We talk about the need for flexible employees in today's crazy world. Anthony shares how we make flexibility a part of the day-to-day. Join me today to discover how to inspire and lead flexible employees.

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We know the old saying that we "lead by example." The reason this has saying has been around for centuries is that it is so true. Another way to look at leadership is the art of influencing others. The best -- and only way -- to influence others is to lead by example. Today's guest on the podcast is Erin Hooley, Founder, and CEO of Bailey's Blossoms. Her company ranked #428 on the 2019 Inc 5000 list. We look at how leading by example has impacted her style and company growth. Erin explains her craving for feedback as a leader. Join us to see what leading by example means for the company.

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Do you want to align employees to the mission of the company? Getting people to buy-in to want to do the work is much easier when they are connected to the mission of the company. Fast-growth companies have a mission that aligns people together. Your mission is never just to make money. Your mission is always bigger than money. When people are ON mission, they have more fun working together.

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Have a culture of innovation. Leadership that inspires new thinking takes a does of self-awareness and courage. A culture of innovation allows you to go beyond the traditional. Today's guest on the podcast is Chris Anderson, Founder, and CEO of Ledge Loungers. His company ranked 1154 on the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Chris talks about the need to embrace failure if you want a culture of innovation. We talk about developing people and leadership that inspires ownership thinking. Discover how you can create a culture of innovation.

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Founders and CEOs understand the relationship between humility and leadership is important. However, for most, it is an afterthought. Humility and leadership must be intentional. It has to be proactive to make an impact. Humility in your culture also starts in the hiring process. My guest for today's episode is Manny Dureja, Founder of AirTower. AirTower owners and enterprise customers a future-proof 5G wireless services. They also were ranked #415 on the 2019 Inc 5000 List. Manny shares why humility and leadership have contributed to the fast growth of the company. We look at some of the mistakes in the journey of fast-growth leadership. Please tune in to see why humility and leadership are essential and how to apply them to your company.

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When you have talented employees take ownership of their work, it creates a feeling inside them. There is a corresponding feeling that leaders experience when employees take ownership. Tune in to this short video to see why that feeling is "relief." This is a behind the scenes of my coaching work that shares the feeling that leaders experience when employees take ownership. Discover how you can increase your frequency of feeling relief.

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Leaders must set the direction for the team. Part of that is casting a vision that alights the people to work. Casting vision will pull the people to overcome the challenges, add value to the company, and activate growth. My guest today is Alexander Johnson, Co-founder of Mixt Solutions. His company was ranked #260 in the 2019 Inc 5000 list. Discover why casting vision is essential to the culture. We look at how to effect a change in course as the company grows and shifts strategy. Alexander shares his journey of casting vision with confidence.

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