Growth Think Tank

In this compelling podcast episode, we bring you "Two Stories of Real Leadership" that inspire, motivate, and illuminate the essence of authentic leadership. I'm Gene Hammett, an executive coach with over ten years of experience working with CEOs and their executive teams. After studying the leadership of fast-growing companies, I have developed frameworks and insights to help you and your company grow. These stories showcase how effective leadership isn't just about authority or titles but is rooted in integrity, empathy, and a genuine commitment to serving others. By exploring the triumphs, challenges, and pivotal moments in these leaders' paths, listeners gain valuable lessons and inspiration to apply in their leadership roles. Join us as we celebrate the transformative impact of real leadership and uncover the timeless qualities that distinguish extraordinary leaders from the rest. Tune in to discover how embracing the ethos of real leadership can drive positive change, foster growth, and inspire greatness in individuals and organizations alike.

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Join us as we delve into the transformative power of a "culture of transparency" in driving organizational growth. In this enlightening podcast episode, we explore how fostering a culture of transparency cultivates trust, collaboration, and innovation within teams. By embracing open communication and honesty, organizations can create an environment where employees feel empowered to share ideas, address challenges, and take ownership of their work. Today's guest is Keith Diego, Partner and Co-Founder of Invisors. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3417 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Invisors is a global consultancy providing initial deployment, optimization, and ongoing support services for Workday's full suite of products. Throughout the discussion, Keith delves into the multifaceted benefits of prioritizing transparency in leadership and decision-making processes. Discover how embracing a culture of transparency can lead to increased employee engagement, improved performance, and ultimately, sustainable growth for your organization. Tune in to learn actionable strategies for cultivating transparency and driving positive change within your team and beyond.

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Welcome to our podcast where we delve into the dual challenge of keeping employees happy and driving growth within your organization. In today's competitive landscape, keeping employees happy isn't just a perkā€”it's a strategic imperative for driving growth. Join us in this insightful podcast episode as we explore effective strategies for fostering employee satisfaction while simultaneously fueling organizational growth. Today's guest is Conrad Snover, CEO of ProcureAbility. Inc Magazine ranked his  company #2859 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. ProcureAbility is a procurement company offering advisory, managed services, and business solutions via a service-delivery model combining analytics, market intelligence and industry benchmarks. Throughout the discussion, Conrad delves into practical techniques and proven approaches that empower leaders to create a workplace culture where employees thrive. From prioritizing work-life balance to offering professional development opportunities, we'll uncover actionable insights to ensure that keeping employees happy becomes a cornerstone of your growth strategy. Tune in to learn how investing in employee well-being can lead to enhanced engagement, productivity, and ultimately, sustainable business expansion.

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Welcome to our podcast where we delve into the power of using your vision and values to drive growth. With a focus on "vision and values," we explore how aligning your organizational purpose with strategic objectives can propel your business forward. Join us as we uncover the importance of articulating a clear vision and values that resonate with both employees and customers alike. Today's guest is Omar Palacios, CEO of Bring IT. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2219 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Bring IT is a technology and business partner deploying system architectures to enable a seamlessly integrated global network of suppliers and partners. Through insightful discussions and real-world examples, Omar provides actionable insights for leveraging your vision and values to inspire innovation, foster employee engagement, and attract loyal customers. Tune in to discover how integrating your vision and values into every aspect of your business can fuel sustainable growth and create a lasting impact in your industry.

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Welcome to our podcast where we explore the transformative power of hiring employees with a growth mindset. Today's guests are John Shelman & Jonathan Nichols, Co-owners of JJ Safety. Inc Magazine ranked their company #4650 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. JJ Safety provides the best-in-class safety audit strategy consulting for contractors who are required to be a part of online systems. With a focus on "Growth Mindset," John & Jonathan delve into strategies and best practices for identifying and recruiting individuals who embrace challenges and thrive on continuous development. Join us as we uncover how fostering a culture that values a growth mindset can lead to greater innovation, resilience, and success. Through insightful interviews and practical advice, we provide actionable insights to help you build a team of adaptable and forward-thinking individuals. Tune in to learn how hiring employees with a growth mindset can drive organizational growth and cultivate a dynamic and thriving workplace culture.

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Discover the keys to building a thriving workforce and fostering an exceptional employee experience on the podcast "Attracting High Achievers and Creating the Right Employee Experience." Today's guest is Mitchell Cho, CEO of FedWriters. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3046 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. FedWriters is a professional writing, research, and communications company that helps government and commercial customers develop and manage a range of projects and products. Throughout the episode, Mitchell delves into strategies for attracting high achievers who align with your company's values and goals. By focusing on attracting high achievers, organizations can elevate their performance and drive sustainable growth. Join us as we explore practical tips and best practices for creating a workplace culture that attracts top talent and cultivates an environment where employees can thrive. Tune in to gain valuable insights and actionable advice to enhance your recruitment efforts and optimize the employee experience. Whether you're a seasoned HR professional or a business leader looking to elevate your team, this podcast is your go-to resource for attracting high achievers and fostering a culture of excellence.

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Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery with "In Search of You: How to Find Joy When Doing More Isn't Doing It Anymore" by Kasey Compton. In this enlightening book, Kasey Compton shares her personal experiences and insights on finding genuine joy and fulfillment in life, even when overwhelmed by the pressures of productivity and success. Through relatable anecdotes and practical advice, Kasey Compton guides readers on a path towards rediscovering their true selves and prioritizing what truly matters. With wisdom and compassion, she encourages readers to embrace authenticity, set boundaries, and cultivate a deeper connection with themselves and others. Join Kasey Compton as she empowers readers to break free from the cycle of busyness and reclaim their joy, one mindful step at a time. Whether you're feeling lost in the hustle of modern life or seeking greater balance and fulfillment, "In Search of You" offers valuable insights and tools to help you navigate life's journey with clarity, purpose, and joy.

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In today's competitive job market, retaining top talent is essential for the long-term success of any organization. This podcast episode explores effective strategies and proven techniques to keep the best employees engaged, motivated, and committed to their roles. Today's guest is Daniel Winer, Founder & CEO of HexClad. Inc Magazine ranked his company #778 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Hexclad Cookware is Improving kitchen essentials using innovation, technology and sophisticated engineering to enliven the cookware industry with patented hybrid technology. Daniel shares his insights on fostering a positive work environment, offering competitive compensation and benefits, and providing opportunities for growth and development. By prioritizing employee satisfaction and well-being, companies can create a workplace culture that encourages loyalty and reduces turnover. Join us as we delve into the importance of retaining top talent and discover actionable steps to keep the best employees satisfied, fulfilled, and invested in the company's success. Whether you're a small startup or a large corporation, implementing strategies to keep the best employees can lead to higher productivity, stronger team cohesion, and increased overall performance, ultimately driving organizational growth and success.

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In today's competitive job market, hiring individuals who are aligned with the company's mission is crucial for fostering a cohesive and motivated workforce. This podcast episode delves into effective strategies and best practices to identify and recruit candidates who share the organization's core values and vision. Today's guest is Elisabete Miranda, CEO of CQ Fluency. Inc Magazine ranked her company #3878 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. CQ Fluency is a full-service global language provider, est. in 2000, that offers a full suite of culturally relevant translation services for life sciences and healthcare in over 200 languages. In this episode, Elisabete shares her insights on crafting compelling job descriptions, conducting targeted interviews, and assessing cultural fit to ensure alignment with the company mission. Through real-world examples and actionable tips, listeners gain valuable insights into building a team of individuals who are not only skilled but also passionately committed to advancing the company's goals. Join us as we explore the importance of hiring people aligned with the company mission and discover how this alignment drives employee engagement, retention, and organizational success. Whether you're a startup or a well-established corporation, mastering the art of hiring individuals who are aligned with the company's mission is essential for building a thriving and purpose-driven workplace culture.


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