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This comes as no surprise how culture is everything across an organization. It affects all aspects of business, from protocols to decision-making, managing employees, and projects. When workplace culture aligns with your employees, they are more likely to feel more comfortable, supported, and valued. Today’s guest is Darrin Jahnel, Founder, and CEO at Jahnel Group. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2701 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Jahnel Group brings over a decade of web development experience with a great eye for design and an impressive set of technical skills. They offer a suite of client services, from design and ideation through design, development, QA, analytics, and more. They work hard to stay on the cutting edge of the industry and make their customers happy. In this episode, Darrin shares how culture is everything and how it's a fundamental aspect of their growth rate. He also talks about creating extraordinary experiences and creating a place where employees wouldn't want to leave. Learn about why having the right people and leadership makes a big difference in the organizational culture.

 

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As a leader, if you want to foster a culture of creativity and productivity, then you may want to take steps to create a team atmosphere. Creating a team atmosphere in the workplace unites employees in pursuing common objectives and sets a clear direction. Trust, open communication, and collaboration are just a few examples of essential elements in creating a team atmosphere. Today’s guest is Justin Rainer, founder, and CEO at TeamWRX. Inc Magazine ranked his company #716 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. TeamWRX is an award-winning, culture-driven company that provides immediate contingent employee placement and the scheduling of long-term staffing in the Metro Atlanta, Greater Savannah, and Dallas-Fort Worth areas. It is built on the foundation of superior customer service and heavy investment in the culture, training, and advancement to produce extraordinary results. In this episode, Justin talks about creating a team atmosphere out of sport-based fundamentals and why it is important to celebrate the small wins just as much as the big ones. He also talked about empowering people and building camaraderie in the workplace. Discover what it takes to create a culture where people feel like they belong and create one within your own workplace.

 

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Leadership is changing, it comes in many forms, and right now, we are in the middle of a significant shift of leadership. Many examples of the shift in leadership don't fit the stereotypical image of positional power. Old models of commanding control are no longer working, and managers who can't adapt to this shift are resigning or retiring. Today's guest is Bill George, former chairman and CEO of Medtronic. Bill is a renowned leadership expert and the author of True North: Leading Authentically in Today's Workplace, Emerging Leader Edition. The book is filled with dramatic stories from successful leaders of how they overcame great challenges to build highly successful organizations. In this episode, Bill talks about the shift of leadership and the importance of focusing on frontline employees. He also talks about how introspective leaders are a purposeful and more effective type of leaders. Discover different models of leadership that can help you become a better leader and work well with others.

 

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A core element of a strong culture is retaining talented employees. With the low unemployment rates and expensive employee turnover costs, the focus on retaining talented employees is vitally important for business owners and leaders. Today’s guest is Corbin Wrights, founder, and CEO at REPLI. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1376 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. REPLI is a fast-growing property tech company that develops software solutions for multifamily organizations. From custom community websites to renter-focused ad funnels – REPLI helps multifamily owners and managers create unforgettable digital experiences for their future and current residents. In this episode, Corbin talks about retaining talented employees and what it takes to be a leader that can. He also talks about the importance of value alignment and how it helps the company to succeed. Learn how having the right team in place can make a difference.

 

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Your team matters more than you know, and as a leader, you'll have to play a more direct role in ensuring the team works well together. One of the most important roles is helping them improve their confidence. Part of the ways on how to build a confident team is to empower them and build them up emotionally. Today we ask our guest, Brett Stevens, founder, and CEO of FOHSE, Inc., to join us for a conversation on how to build a confident team. Inc Magazine ranked his company #19 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list with 14,708% 3-Year Growth. FOHSE. is a rising star in indoor horticulture lighting application and research. They are the leading manufacturer of high-performance LED grow lights designed for cannabis cultivation. In this episode, Brett shares how to build a confident team and what does it takes to create high-level growth. He also talks about the importance of hiring people with emotional maturity. Discover these most effective strategies to maximize your company's growth.

 

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To improve alignment within the organization is a powerful strategy. It helps achieve goals faster, overcome challenges, and create a unifying workplace culture. To do this effectively, you have to start with a strong foundation. Tune in to this special episode and discover ways to improve organizational alignment across your team. I'm Gene Hammett, an executive coach with over ten years of experience working with CEOs and their executive teams. I have developed frameworks and insights to help you and your company grow. In this special episode, I shared ways to improve alignment across a team and why every company needs to implement them. Learn different leadership development strategies that would create growth for your company.

 

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Throughout the years, successful businesses have learned the importance of having the right culture in a company. Culture matters, and it makes every company unique. Having the right culture builds trust, respect, and the opportunity for employees to participate in shared values and passion. Today's guest is Jane Zhu, Founder, and CEO of Marie Nicole Clothing, together with their HR Manager Emily Moses. Inc Magazine ranked her company #23 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list with 14,106% 3-Year Growth. Marie Nicole Clothing is a children's clothing company providing adorable, affordable, and comfortable attire. Its mission is to bring high-quality children's clothing directly from the manufacturer to your doorstep, without additional costs. In this episode, Jane shares the importance of having the right culture and why it's essential to a company’s success. She also talked about creating a safe place for her employees and how it can foster new levels of creativity in the workplace. Discover the importance of hiring the right professional and how it became a key factor to their growth as a company.

 

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As a leader, your to-do list can be overwhelming. The constant feeling that you're running behind and that what you're doing is not enough. Feeling the cycle of overwhelm is often the initial sign that things are not sustainable. It can disrupt your work-life balance and produces high levels of physical and emotional stress. If you feel like your life is spinning out of control, tune in to this special episode and discover how to End the Cycle of Overwhelm. I'm Gene Hammett, an executive coach, and my job is to help YOU grow as a leader. After studying the leadership of fast-growth companies — the Inc 5000 — I have discovered how their approach to leadership activates growth. In this special episode, I shared techniques that will help leaders end the cycle of overwhelm and how the change begins with yourself. Learn different thinking habits and how they would make a big difference.

 

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An effective leader knows it is necessary to give employees space and time to innovate. Give employees space to think, share ideas, and create ways to solve problems. Leadership is about supporting the people around you, empowering them, and allowing them to contribute their knowledge so that the team can become more than the sum of its parts. Today’s guest is Tom Wheelwright, founder, and CEO of WealthAbility and Best-Selling Author of Tax-Free Wealth. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3326 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. WealthAbility is a financial education company equipping entrepreneurs and investors with the information and systems they need to reduce taxes legally. Tom shares how he gives employees space to think, and it helps them develop leaders faster. He also talked about allowing employees to think differently within the workplace to boost creativity and productivity and improve motivation. Discover how getting people to own it helped them to grow.

 

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Quiet Quitting is about doing the bare minimum at work. It's about doing what is only required of you without telling your boss you're leaving. In this special episode, our CEO, Amanda Hammett, joins us for a conversation on what leaders should know about Quiet Quitting and how to prevent it in the workplace. Amanda is an expert on young leaders in the workforce and the host of the Next Generation Rockstars podcast. She talks with millennials and their leaders to see what is working to create rockstars in today's ever-changing workforce. In this episode, we will share some insights on how to recognize and prevent quiet quitting as a leader of a fast-growing company. Discover the most common reasons why Quiet Quitting happens and why investing in your leaders is necessary. Learn the key areas you need to focus on if you want your leaders to be well-equipped in this pivotal situation.

 

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Leadership principles are essential for management professionals to have so they can accomplish their business goals. While there are several styles of leadership and unique theories, all great leaders have similar leadership principles that help them find success. Today’s guest is Joseph Hansen, founder and CEO of Buy Box Experts. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2186 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Buy Box Experts is a marketing agency for medium to large online sellers and investors of businesses selling on Amazon. They provide website owners and Marketplace sellers with strategic and technical expertise to increase sales velocity and profitability. In this episode, Joseph shares some essential leadership principles that would help you grow your business and how being authentic helps drive company culture. He also talked about the importance of values, how he organizes them into core values and aspirations, and why he does it that way. Discover why having self-awareness is crucial and why it is considered one of the fundamental parts of leadership strengths.

 

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Having the right culture makes all the difference. Successful companies typically have to put a great deal of attention into setting up the right culture that aligns with their mission, vision, and values. Setting up the right culture is hugely important to the success and overall health of your company, people, and customers. For it boosts productivity, decreases turnover, and improves employee engagement. Today’s guest is Chintan Shah, founder, and CEO of Brainvire Infotech. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2261 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Brainvire Infotech is a reliable IT consultancy and Digital Enabler that has transformed many businesses. They are committed to offering time-tested contributions by innovation in the field of Information technology. In this episode, Chintan talks about setting up the right culture, and a lot of this comes from his background of an entrepreneurial family. He also shares how a company can thrive by putting people first and the importance of hiring people with the right attitude if you want the right culture.

 

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Trust is the foundation of company success. Building trust in a team is just as important as building your brand. Employees must believe in each other. Because when they don’t, communication, teamwork, and performance inevitably suffer. Today’s guest is Charles Feltman, founder, and owner of Insight Coaching. Insight Coaching is a sole proprietorship that has been in business in California since founded in 1992. They served a wide variety of individuals and companies with coaching, consulting, and training. Charles brings us decades of experience and practical insight into building trust in a team. He talks about every leader’s role in building trust in the team and how it is up to the leader to make the first move to earn the trust of their followers. Not only does the leader have to earn trust, but the leader also has to grant trust to others, so they feel empowered to act responsibly and with authority to achieve the goals set before them. Discover why psychological safety plays a dominant role in highly effective teams.

 

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Leaders all across the world would say that one of the most important aspects in creating the kind of growth that is necessary is getting everyone in the company aligned. Every leader should start looking at the bigger picture and understand everyone’s role within the company. Good employee alignment is essential to helping employees stay focused and maximizing profits for the company. Today’s guest is Chris Prefontaine, CEO, and founder of Wicked Smart. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3938 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Wicked Smart empowers individuals and families to create the life of their dreams. They encourage aspiring investors and entrepreneurs to take the first step towards creating REAL income with real estate. In this episode, Chris shares how the company grew together at the same rate and direction. We also discuss how sharing customer stories on how their life was changed and the impact the team has made on them kept employees aligned.

 

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Always treat your employees precisely as you want them to treat your best customers. Employees who believe that leaders are concerned about them as a whole person, not just an employee, are more productive, more satisfied, and more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability. Today’s guest is Matthew Davis, CEO, and Owner of Davis Business Law. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2987 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Davis Law is a group of dedicated general counsel and litigation experts for business clients of all sizes. Their goal is to provide a solid foundation for growth while preventing and eliminating legal problems. They transform how companies operate by enhancing and systematizing procedures to minimize legal mishaps and maximize growth. Matthew shares how he treats employees like internal customers and gives them a work-life balance. We discuss why it's important in growing your business and retaining employees. Discover how to take your business to the next level and continue to grow in scale the way you want it to.

 

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Every leader I know wants their employees to solve their own problems. Leaders who solve problems for their people are considered micro managers. When employees solve their own problems, they feel more empowered. Today’s guest is Lee Deaner, Founder & CEO at Leading Edge Training Solutions. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2207 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Leading Edge Training Solutions helps companies both large and small take huge steps forward in how they reach, train, and inform their sales force. They build highly customized virtual programs that are learner focused and utilize a combination of technology, production, and web conferencing platforms in unconventional ways. Lee shares his thoughts on how employees think and solve their challenges. We discuss how mistakes are a necessary part of the innovation process because from mistakes comes learning. Discover how to shift your leadership so that employees solve their own problems.

 

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Leadership comes in many shapes, forms, and people. Across the history, many great leaders have emerged with exceptional leadership styles in providing guidance, executing plans, and motivating people. Today’s guest is Brandon Knudsen, Co-Founder & CEO at Ziggi’s Coffee. Inc Magazine ranked its company #1421 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Ziggi’s Coffee is a leading specialty coffee shop and drive-thru franchise with 50 locations nationwide. Dedicated to serving only the finest sustainably-sourced coffee, uniquely handcrafted drinks, and amazing locally-made breakfast, lunch, and snack options. Brandon Knudsen shares his thoughts on leadership styles. Discover how different leadership styles apply to driving the growth of the company. We discuss how he overcame challenges and the things he learned along the way.

 

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Leadership mindset is very important for the growth of the company. It involves having certain attitudes, beliefs, and expectations that create the foundation of who you are, how you lead others, and how you interact with and influence your colleagues. Today’s guest is Nathan Miller, Founder & CEO at Rentec Direct. Inc Magazine ranked its company #2887 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Rentec Direct serves as a web-based, full-featured property management software for landlords and property managers. Nathan shares his thoughts on how leadership mindset drives growth. We discuss the importance of employees and creating a family culture. We dived into the some core aspects of leadership mindset to help employees be a stronger leader and drive growth for the company.

 

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Every leader knows that culture is essential. Building a culture matters not just to the employees but also impacts the company's financials. The companies on the Inc 5000 typically have put a great deal of attention on building a culture that aligns with the company's mission, vision, and values. Today's guest is Ahad Khan, CEO at Kajabi. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1136 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Kajabi is an all-in-one platform streamlining online business management, providing access to a client's website, products, marketing, community, and more from a single dashboard. Ahad shares his thoughts on building a culture. We discuss how to make work exciting and why that matters to the bottom line. Discover how building a culture leads to a more aligned company.

 

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Distractions don't just pull us away from our work. They impede us on personal growth. As you grow your company, being relentlessly focused becomes even more critical than when you started. Today's guest is Patrick Ghilani, Chief Executive Officer at MRI Software LLC. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2820 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. MRI Software is a leading real estate software solution provider that transforms communities' lives, works, and plays. Patrick shares his thoughts on being relentlessly focused and why it matters. We talk about what gets in the way of focus. Discover the mindset changes required to being relentlessly focused.

 

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The future requires you to embrace remote work. Leading remote teams is a new skill set that has emerged over the last few years. Some of the leadership strategies that used to work just don’t anymore. Today’s guest is Alex Faust, COO & Orchestrator at Growth Institute. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3952 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Growth Institute is the premiere online training company for mid-market companies around the world. Alex gives you insights on leading remote teams. We look at things you have to unlearn from old styles of leadership. Discover the skills of leading remote teams in this interview.

 

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Scaling your business is often the goal. This means growth in revenue, optimizing your systems, and developing authentic leaders. When scaling your business the right way, you get to experience the full potential of your business. Today’s guest is Craig Swanson, Partner at KaisaFit. KaisaFit is partnering with personal trainer, fitness educator, and social media influencer Kaisa Keranen, they are building JUST MOVE, an online fitness platform with hundreds of on-demand, at-home workouts that fit any mood, any activity level, and anybody. Craig discusses scaling your business and the strategies that matter the most. He outlines what gets in the way of growth. Discover the keys to scaling your business.

 

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Reimagining company culture will allow you to create the company of your dreams. Having a company that people love and know how to do the job passionately requires authentic leadership. Today’s guest is Michel Falcon, Founder, CEO at Brasa Peruvian Kitchen. Brasa Peruvian Kitchen is a fast-casual restaurant serving everyday salads and warm bowls with real Peruvian flavours. Their menu has been designed by Peruvian-born chefs from Toronto and New York. Their menu is "flavour-first" supported by nutrient-dense ingredients and full meals you can eat daily. Michel and I talk about reimagining company culture. He shares how he changed the game in an industry with a high turnover. When reimagining company culture, you have to start with your leadership.

 

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Being an honest leader may seem like a given. However, being honest with your team is not for every leader. Many leaders don’t like to share the bad news. I believe in transparency. Today’s guest is Brian Burke, Chief Mac Man at SellYourMac.com. Inc Magazine ranked its company #4794 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. SellYourMac.com is a trusted buyer and seller of used Apple products, through a simple online platform. Brian gives you insights on being honest with your team. We discuss why leaders must be transparent. We also look at what gets in the way of being honest.

 

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How you think matters more than you know. What you do is essential, and it all comes from your mindset for improvement. Today’s guest is George Breiwa, Founder of DynaVap. Inc Magazine ranked its company #1084 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. DynaVap is a manufacturer of aromatherapy vaporizers that can use nearly any available heat source. DynaVap was born with the primary goal of creating simple, battery-free Thermal Extraction Devices (TEDs). George discusses his mindset of improvement and how it relates to company growth. If you want to evolve, you have to be willing to change how you think. Having a mindset of improvement gives you the power to grow.

 

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Keeping the right talent will give you an edge in company growth. The job market right now is insane. When you have the strategies, your people are aligned with your company's mission. Today’s guest is Josh Becerra, President and Founding Partner at Augurian. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1976 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Augurian was founded to give digital marketing executives confidence in their marketing investments. Josh and I talk about keeping the right talent and why it matters if you want to grow your company. We share the strategies that are working right now. Discover how keeping the right talent says more about your leadership than your business.

 

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Employees are demanding flexibility. Flexibility can work, but it causes specific challenges. One big challenge is how to keep the culture with remote workers. Today’s guest is Ryan Thogmartin, Owner & CEO at DISRUPT Media. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4740 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. DISRUPT Media is a full-service social media management and content agency dedicated to the funeral profession. Ryan shares how to keep culture with remote workers in today’s marketplace. We discuss the strategies that are working. Discover the keys to keep the culture with remote workers in this interview.

 

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This is our 900th episode of the podcast. We celebrate by asking our CEO, Amanda Hammett, to join us for a conversation on how to develop your leaders. Amanda is an expert on young leaders in the workforce. She has been leading our leadership development program over the last three years. We explore the data we have collected and discuss three essential elements in how to develop your leaders. We share some insights about self-evaluation that we think are important. Learn the key areas you need to focus on if you want to develop your emerging leaders. Discover how to develop your leaders in this special episode of the podcast.

 

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Getting your people on the same page is a phrase we often hear. What they mean is having alignment on vision of the company's future. From there, you get alignment on strategy and projects that build momentum. Today's guest is George Baker, Founder, Chairman & CEO at ParkHub. Inc Magazine ranked its company #3172 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. ParkHub.com is a complete parking ecosystem that offers premiere enterprise solutions to the industry's top management and operating companies. George talks about alignment on vision and why it matters. Discover how you create alignment on vision that drives your business forward.

 

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Every business is stretched in many directions and has competing priorities. In this interview, we look at a new concept for many leaders - being a culture first organization. Today’s guest is Brett Curry, CEO at OMG Commerce. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1651 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. OMG Commerce is a digital marketing agency specializing in e-commerce strategies and tactics that grow traffic and result in increased ad conversions. Brett and I share why culture first is a movement you want to pay attention to. We look at the essential elements of culture first so you can integrate what makes sense for you. Discover how culture first can change your current strategy and bottom line.

 

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The two biggest challenges in business today are attracting quality people and retaining them. In this interview, we dive into attracting quality people to help you scale your business. Today’s guest is Peter Green, CEO at MASSIE R&D Tax Credits. Inc Magazine ranked its company #3465 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. MASSIE R&D Tax Credits is an innovators in R&D tax credits helps clients identify tax savings opportunities and work with the IRS to capture those benefits. Peter discusses the importance of attracting quality people to your mission. We discuss today’s crazy job market. If you struggle attracting quality people to your company, you want to lean into today’s interview.

 

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Most believe that business is won and lost on the external work like strategy and execution. I happen to think that much of success begins internally. In this interview, we look at the importance of perpetual optimism. Today's guest is Allison Minutillo, President & Owner at Rebel Interactive Group. Inc Magazine ranked her company #1842 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Rebel Interactive Group is a digital marketing agency that creates ad campaigns and website and app development for clients from major corporations to small businesses. Allison's perpetual optimism is a massive driver in company growth. We look at why it matters. Join us for a conversation on perpetual optimism that will impact your bottom line and overall happiness.

 

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You likely feel the pain of getting more done in fewer hours. Maybe you need to hire people or have more work than people. No matter what is happening, work-life balance matters. Today’s guest is Marc Reifenrath, CEO at Spinutech. Inc Magazine ranked its company #2700 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Spinutech is a full-service, all-digital marketing agency providing SEO, social, CRO, data/analytics, paid media, content, design, development, etc. Marc and I engage on why work-life balance matters. We look at where most people get it wrong. Join us for new insight on how work-life balance matters.

 

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The current job market for employers is extremely tough. Many companies are struggling with the ideas of working from home, being in the office, and how to do you manage hybrid work. I want to look at one part of hiring today - hiring location-independent employees. Today’s guest is Jeffrey Wilhelm, Founder & CEO at Infused Innovations. Inc Magazine ranked its company #2345 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Infused Innovations consultants about operations at the intersection of technology, business, data, and human interaction. Jeffery talks about hiring location-independent employees as a way to grow your business. We discuss the challenges and the opportunities of hiring location-independent employees.

 

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The effects of having the right leadership will change not just the culture but your bottom line. Powerful leadership is a competitive advantage when developing your people into leaders. Today’s guest is Jayesh Mori, Chief Executive Officer at RapidOps. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1050 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Rapidops Inc. is a technology, transformation, and analytics company. They help clients design, engineer, and launch advanced digital products and platforms that enable them to thrive and achieve more for their customers. Jayesh shares insights on having the right leadership to grow your company. We look at want gets in the way of leadership. Discover how having the right leadership impacts the people on the company's mission.

 

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The effects of having the right leadership will change not just the culture but your bottom line. Powerful leadership is a competitive advantage when developing your people into leaders. Today’s guest is Jayesh Mori, Chief Executive Officer at RapidOps. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1050 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Rapidops Inc. is a technology, transformation, and analytics company. They help clients design, engineer, and launch advanced digital products and platforms that enable them to thrive and achieve more for their customers. Jayesh shares insights on having the right leadership to grow your company. We look at want gets in the way of leadership. Discover how having the right leadership impacts the people on the company's mission.

 

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The fight for talent is real. Many companies are struggling to make sense of it. The leaders I see making it right now believe in people over profit. This is more than just a trendy phrase too. Putting people first gives them freedom, flexibility and a place to grow. Today’s guest is Chris Palmer, Founder and CEO at SupplyKick. SupplyKick is a top Amazon seller and agency providing brands with expert strategy and solutions to win on today’s leading marketplaces. They optimize and execute marketing, advertising, logistics, creative services, and brand management for hundreds of partners across consumer categories. Chris talks about why you must believe in people over profit. We look at the thinking that often gets in the way of this big idea. Discover the strategies and why you want to believe in people over profit, especially in today’s world.

 

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Being a servant leader may sound like it is easy, but let me tell you that some of it is not natural. Serving the team around you can be hard when you are expected to create profits and drive innovation. Yet being a servant leader is a powerful way to lead. Today’s guest is Matt Kestian, CEO at 66degrees. 66degrees is a Google Cloud Premier Partner that believes great engineering takes heart. As a Google Cloud Premier Partner, they empower technologists to master the cloud with an end-to-end approach to security, infrastructure, app development, and day-to-day collaboration. Matt shares with you his experiences of being a servant leader. We discuss how he uses servant leadership as his company grows. Discover how being a servant leader can impact your culture and bottom line.

 

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Most leaders know the value of investing in their business. Some see the importance of investing in people. Today’s guest is Janet Casey, President & Founder, and Kate Popp, Director of Sales at Marketing Doctor. Inc Magazine ranked its company #1063 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Marketing Doctor is a marketing agency specializing in media buying for digital and traditional marketing, including online, social media, print, television, and radio. Janet and I discuss why investing in people matters more now than ever. She shares why it matters to attract top talent. Discover the strategies that have paid off when investing in people.

 

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The advantages of a strong culture may seem obvious. However, many leaders are not investing time, energy, and money to create a strong culture. Today’s guest is Dr. Jason Helfrich, Co-Founder & CEO at 100% Chiropractic. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1230 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. 100% Chiropractic is a family of full-service wellness clinics that offer cutting-edge chiropractic care, massage therapy, and a full line of supreme quality nutritional supplements. Jason and I talk about the benefits of a strong culture. He has built a great business through one big idea - a strong culture matters more than you know. Discover how you can create a foundation of a strong culture.

 

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Many leaders will say they understand diversity and inclusion. Today we look at how embracing D&I drives growth. Today’s guest is Wale Mafolasire, Founder & CEO at Givelify. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1065 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Givelify is an online giving platform and mobile donation app that makes giving and receiving digital donations convenient, simple, and secure. Wale discusses how D&I drives growth. I learned a ton in this interview about diversity and inclusion. Discover why you want to embrace it and how D&I drives growth.

 

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Leadership is full of platitudes. Leading from the front is one that makes a ton of sense. Today’s guest is Mark Stanley, Attorney at Law at The Stanley Law Group. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1773 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. The Stanley Law Group has been representing clients in and around Columbia, South Carolina, since 1990. Mark shares his viewpoint on leading from the front and why it matters. We dive into the conversation on leadership that he learned when his father began to step aside. Discover how leading from the front will help you grow your business.

 

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The world continues to change. Companies that embrace diversity, inclusion, and belonging are meeting change in creative ways. Creating a space for inclusive leaders to join your company will help you drive forward. Today’s guest is Dr. Randal Pinkett, Chairman and CEO at BCT Partners. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4951 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. BCT Partners is a national consulting firm that leverages deep subject-matter expertise, information technology, cultural competence, and a rigorous project management methodology. Dr. Randal and I discuss why inclusive leaders are so influential right now. He gives you many examples of how inclusive leaders behave. Join us in this interview to grasp the power of inclusivity.

 

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Leaders must execute company strategies and reach company goals to be considered effective. This is a requirement, but leaders must also develop other leaders. From my perspective, it is just as crucial as getting the job done. Today’s guest is Blake Bozarth, Founder & CEO at CoThryve. CoThryve develops highly effective, mission-driven leaders who are connected and committed to your company through collective leadership development and coaching. Blake gives you insights on how to develop other leaders. Join us to talk about the art of creating others. Discover how to develop other leaders while executing at a high level simultaneously.

 

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Leadership can be difficult and even unnatural at times. The ups and downs come fast at you. One crucial factor in handling all of this is being a humble leader. It takes a dose of patience for sure to be a humble leader. Today’s guest is Shaun Sexton, Founder at Skynet Innovations. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1742 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Skynet Innovations is an information technology consulting firm of IT professionals with over ten years of skilled technical experience in personalized support and services. Shaun shares why being a humble leader matters to company growth. We look at what often gets in the way of humility. Discover how you can connect to the principles of being a humble leader in this interview.

 

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Deliberate growth may seem obvious to all leaders, but many are not willing to put in the work it takes for it to happen. Today’s guest is Carol Daniel, President at QTEC Aerospace. Inc Magazine ranked her company #4880 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. QTEC provides an in-depth understanding of engineering, project management, engineering analysis, and operations/logistics – across life cycles and domains. Carol gives us her insights on deliberate growth and the strategies that have impacted her company. Discover what it takes to lead deliberate growth.

 

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Growth will always require discovering new strategies and shifts in your mindset. Many leaders are not willing to make time to find new ideas. Today’s guest is Todd Conklin, CEO & Head Coach at Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3522 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties and Coldwell Banker Commercial Prime Properties is a family of professionals dedicated to creating exceptional real estate experiences for their customers and communities. Todd shares his mantra of “Learning Everything” in this interview. We look at the ever-changing aspects of business growth so you can discover why learning everything is so important -- and what it means.

 

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Innovation takes a different style of leadership. When you want to empower employees to innovate, you want to create a place of psychological safety. This means that failure is part of the path. This is an absolute requirement when innovation is the goal. Today’s guest is Keith Murphy, CEO & Founder at Astrawatt Solar. Astrawatt Solar specializes in the design, engineering, and installation of premium solar energy products. Keith and I talk about how to empower employees to innovate. He shares what is working for his team. Discover what it takes to empower employees to innovate in today’s fast-paced world.

 

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Many leaders are afraid to share everything with their people. I talk to so many CEOs who embrace sharing almost everything with their people that I believe it is essential. The value of transparency can’t be overlooked if you want your employees to feel like owners. Today’s guest is Liz Steblay, Founder & President at PrōKo Agency. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4610 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. ProKo is the “Creative Artists Agency” for over 75 independent consultants specializing in organizational effectiveness and HR. Liz gives you insights on the value of transparency and the things she has learned the hard way. Discover how vital transparency is to company growth.

 

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Leading through innovation is required if you want to be a market leader. The skills to drive new ideas to market that make a difference for your clients will give you an advantage over your peers. Today’s guest is Kathleen Brunner, President & CEO at Acumen Analytics. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1597 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Acumen is an innovation leader, helping Life Sciences win the race against time through data and technology solutions that enable intelligent digital transformation. Kathleen talks about leading through innovation. We dive into how to create new strategies and business models in this interview. Discover how leading through innovation will drive growth for your business.

 

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Every business wants to make money. However, when you believe mission is more than important than money, you will create a company that makes a difference. The by-product is also likely to a business that drives incredible profits. Today’s guest is Kevin Stoller, Co-Founder & President at Kay-Twelve. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2174 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Kay-Twelve helps educational leaders transform their ineffective learning environments into innovative and collaborative spaces by providing furniture that encourages greater partnership among students, more student/teacher engagement, and a fully collaborative setting for learning to happen. Kevin lights up when it comes to the mission more than money. We look at how their company mission aligns and propels the business forward.

 

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Every business will face a change in strategy at some point. The skills of leading through challenging times will align your resources and give everyone hope for better times. Today’s guest is Noah Dentzel, CEO & Co-founder at Nomad Goods. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1523 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Nomad is a consumer electronics and lifestyle products company based in Santa Barbara, California. Noah shares his insights on leading through difficult times. He gives you some practical perspective on what to do when the business goes through a tough stretch. When you are leading through difficult times, you give your organization a vision of a brighter future ahead.

 

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Navigating a business pivot requires strong leadership so that people stay aligned. Businesses often have to change strategies. The challenge that you must address when navigating a business pivot is how do you make sure the people believe it is possible. Today’s guest is Guy Ironi, CEO at NutriFresh Services. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1324 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. NutriFresh Services is a national all-in-one HPP, perishable E-Commerce fulfillment, cold & frozen storage, and 3PL under one roof. Guy discusses navigating a business pivot that allows you to align your people. We look at all parts of a new strategy pivot and help you ensure your people buy in to the new direction.

 

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Every leader wants to create an amazing team. For many, they believe it is something that they need to do to make it work. The reality is you have to also look at what is getting in the of having a great team environment. Today’s guest is Paul Goldman, CEO & Founder at Muserk. Inc Magazine ranked his company #779 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Muserk is a leader in modern global rights management for music and video, driven by cutting-edge AI technology and royalty accounting solutions that protect and monetize content for rights holders worldwide, across all media formats. Paul and I talk about what it takes to create an amazing team. Discover steps that you can take to have better team alignment and higher performance across your organization.

 

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Every CEO understands the battles of managing priorities. Discover the power of focus and how it is applied to company growth. Today’s guest is Jon Elwell, CEO at Kno2. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1544 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Kno2 is empowering healthcare technology vendors to finally realize the potential of true interoperability by unleashing connectivity everywhere, bringing patients and caregivers together. Jon reveals his thoughts on the power of focus. We discuss the challenges of distraction so that you can understand what gets in the way of your focus.

 

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Company values are the culture’s operating system. Having a values-centric organization means you are operationalizing your values. Today’s guest is Susan Acker-Walsh, CEO & Co-founder at CREO. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1593 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. CREO’s management consulting and advisory services empower life science, healthcare, and technology companies to solve growth challenges. Susan opens up about her understanding of creating a values-centric organization. Discover new ways to leverage your values with daily practices.

 

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CEOs want to create inclusive cultures and provide a strong sense of belonging. One part of that kind of culture is conscientious participation. Discover how this plays a role in company growth. Today’s guest is John Spencer, CEO & Co-founder at BrainGu. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1468 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. BrainGu develops custom DevSecOps software that enables mission success and boasts exceptional user and developer experience by working directly with end-users to solve real-life problems. John and I discuss conscientious participation in our look at powerful leadership.

 

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Every company that aims to innovate must have a culture of game-changers. It is not one person that drives innovation -- it takes a team to scale innovation. Today’s guest is Paul Wiltshire, CEO & Founder at Songtradr. Inc Magazine ranked his company #31 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. The Songtradr group is a one-stop music solution company that provides strategic and creative music expertise to global brands, advertising agency networks, media owners, film companies, TV companies, and content creators. Paul shares his insights on creating a culture of game-changers. We look at modern leadership in this interview. Discover the essential elements of a culture of game-changers.

 

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One critical part of company growth is hiring the right people. The market for talent is a challenge for many CEOs. Hiring the right people is not part of the solution - it is the solution. Today’s guest is Spencer Hadelman at CEO at Advantage Marketing. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1484 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Advanta Marketing is a Chicago-based marketing and media agency that has demonstrated a powerful understanding of today’s marketing. Spencer and I talk about the importance of hiring the right people to grow your company. He shares his process for hiring and a powerful question to ask in the hiring process. Learn the right strategy when hiring the right people.

 

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Learn critical elements of the neuroscience of leadership to be a better leader. Leadership is not just execution and getting things done. When you understand the neuroscience of leadership, you will lead with more power. Today’s guest is Dr. Alok Trivedi. Inc Magazine ranked his company #672 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Dr. Alok Trivedi is a consulting company that helps entrepreneurs and leaders become high-performance thinkers by rewiring challenges and transforming their businesses and life. Dr. Trivedi gives you a better understanding of the neuroscience of leadership. We look at the essential elements in the brain’s management of thoughts that drive leadership. Discover how the understanding of the neuroscience of leadership drives growth.

 

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Beyond responsibility, you have a state where people feel like owners. This does not require financial ownership like profit sharing or options. I have seen powerful benefits when you give people ownership. Today’s guest is Brent Gibson, President at Construction Simplified. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1392 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Construction Simplified provides construction and consulting services to the residential and commercial markets. Brent shares the benefit when you give people ownership. He will provide you with uncommon insights that you can use to align your employees. When you give people ownership, you connect to their hearts and minds.

 

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CEOs must do many things. However, great CEOs know how to build strong relationships. Even with all the strategies to navigate and execution to oversee, relationships with others are essential to company growth. Today’s guest is David Nour, who is an executive coach. David and I talk about why CEOs must build strong relationships. We look at what gets in the way of these relationships. Discover how you can build strong relationships as a CEO.

 

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If things are not right at home, it impacts your life at work. As a leader, you want to make sure you can lead effectively at home so you can focus on work when at work. Today’s guest is Yummii Nguyen, who is a coach to parents. We talk about understanding your kids and conscious parenting. Yummii also connects the dots with how business performance and parenting go together. Discover new strategies that will improve your relationship with your kids. Also, learn how to improve your business performance with the same strategy.

 

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Fast-growth companies get lots of things right. One little unknown aspect is how the leaders create a feeling of ownership throughout the company. I have researched this topic for years and love to discuss the concept of employees having the feeling of ownership with other founders. Today’s guest is Sandy Posa, Founding Partner at Force of Nature. Inc Magazine ranked his company #405 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Force of Nature offers appliances that use electricity to convert salt, water & vinegar into a multi-purpose cleaner and EPA registered disinfectant as effective as bleach. Sandy shares how he can create a feeling of ownership at all company levels.

 

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Great companies focus on creating massive value for their clients. One part of that is having employers that are client advisors. Today’s guest is Abhijit “AV” Verekar, President & CEO at Avèro Advisors. Inc Magazine ranked his company #721 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Avèro Advisors is an “end to end” information technology advisory firm that positions our clients for success through the effective application of tailor-made technology management strategies. AV and I look at the power of creating client advisors within your company. Learn the essential aspect of client advisors, so you leverage the power too.

 

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Do you have big audacious goals? Discover how to create the unimaginable with our special guest. Keri Ford is the founder and CEO at Elevate with Keri. This elite transformational coaching movement is dedicated to serving and elevating women's emotional intelligence and whole-body wellness. Keri and I discuss how to create the unimaginable. We are both coaches who work with very successful people. Keri works with powerful women to create the unimaginable in every part of their lives.

 

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Investing in leadership development is a must in today’s marketplace. Employees want to improve their skills and get experience that makes them more valuable. When investing in leadership development, you want to make sure you do it the right way. Today’s guest is Chester Buczynski, Founding CEO at Big Lakes Lawncare. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1174 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Big Lakes Lawn care is a customer-focused, technology-driven lawn and landscape company focused on professionalizing the industry. Chester shares how he is investing in leadership development to grow the company. Learn how you can leverage new strategies for developing your leaders.

 

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Many challenges have arisen with the hybrid-work model caused by recent shifts in employee demands for flexibility. The hybrid-work model is not going away. This is a concept that is here to stay. Today’s guest is Vishal Sunak, Co-Founder & CEO at LinkSquares. Inc Magazine ranked his company #253 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. LinkSquares is the first AI-powered end-to-end contract lifecycle management platform. Vishal discusses his strategies about his company’s hybrid-work model. Discover new strategies in aligning your people while working in a mixture of out-of-office and office.

 

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Everyone knows the power of branding your company. Let me share with you an emerging concept of employer branding. Discover how you can use this to attract talented people to your company. Today’s guest is Mada Seghete, Co-founder & Managing Director at Branch Metrics. Inc Magazine ranked his company #365 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Branch Metrics is transforming how brands and users interact across digital platforms. Branch Metrics mobile marketing and deep linking solutions are trusted to deliver seamless experiences that increase ROI, decrease wasted spend, and eliminate siloed attribution. Mada gives you insights on employer branding and how you can use it to grow your company. Use the strategies to improve your employer branding to leverage the power of the concept.

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Building the right team is essential if you want to scale your company. Hiring and developing your people allow for more creativity. Leaders must develop the skills of building the right team. Today’s guest is Ken Jisser, Founder & CEO at The Pipeline Group. Inc Magazine ranked his company #415 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. The Pipeline Group provides Go-To-Market services for B2B software companies looking to build predictable pipeline. Ken shares his strategies for building the right team. We talk about why this matters more now than ever.

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Do you want to maximize your company value? Every business owner who wants to sell in the future must understand what they need to do to improve their value now. Today’s guest is John Warrillow, author of “The Art of the Selling Your Business,” and a few others. John is also the founder of The Value Builder System™, host of Built To Sell Radio. John shares the steps to maximize your company value. John has years of experience helping companies increase their value. Discover the steps to maximize your company's value.

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Selecting the right people to join your company is essential to scaling your company. One way to ensure you have a team of empowered people is by hiring independent employees. Today’s guest is Ivan Jarry, CEO at ObvioHealth. Inc Magazine ranked his company # 390 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. ObvioHealth is a global digital health organization providing real-world digital clinical trials that deliver better data. Ivan talks about the importance of hiring independent employees. We share the keys to having the kind of people who make decisions and overcome challenges. Discover why hiring independent employees matters.

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The word “managers” is through about and often seen as interchangeable with the word “leaders.” However, the concept of “leaders vs. managers” must be seen as different. Today’s guest is Naveen Jain, Founder, and CEO at Viome. Viome Life Sciences was founded in 2016 with a mission to make illness optional by predicting, reversing, and preventing chronic diseases, cancer, and aging through a deeper understanding of an individual’s biology. Naveen has a unique take on leaders vs. managers to help you understand the differences. Tune in to this powerful interview to spot the signs of those differences.

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Every leader knows the challenges of changing strategies and business models. Founders are required to have the skills of leading through a major pivot. Today’s guest is Stephen Aborn, CEO at FreightPlus. Inc Magazine ranked his company #783 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. FreightPlus provider of outsourced managed transportation solutions, using data-driven technology and analysis to reduce costs for midsize and growing companies. Stephen discusses his approach to leading through a major pivot. Discover how you can lead powerfully through change.

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Fast-growth companies have one common approach to alignment and cohesion. It is creating a culture of employee ownership. You don't have to use financial tools and strategies to make this happen. Today's guest is Allison Blake and Elisa Van Arnam, Co-founders at SoulKu. Inc Magazine ranked their company #944 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. SoulKu is a mother-owned and operated inspirational jewelry company and is based in Asheville, NC. All of their products are handcrafted by work-from-home moms in Asheville, NC. Allison and Elisa share how employee ownership is a part of their culture. We talk about how profit sharing and options are not required.

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If you want innovation, then embracing failure is required. You want people to feel safe sharing their ideas, even the crazy ones. Many fast-growth companies have people that are embracing failure in a regular basis. Today’s guest is Evan Horowitz, Co-Founder & CEO at Movers+Shakers. Inc Magazine ranked his company #78 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Movers+Shakers is a disruptive creative agency on a mission to spread joy. By connecting brands to culture, Movers+Shakers drive brand love. Evan shares his experiences around embracing failure. We talk about why failure is misunderstood and how embracing failure is a path to success.

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Every business has a mission. The idea is to know how to use it strategically. There is power in aligning culture with mission, and it drives company growth. Today’s guest is Ben Hodson, Co-Founder & CEO at JobNimbus. Inc Magazine ranked his company #543 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. JobNimbus is an all-in-one hub for roofing businesses. With JobNimbus, you can track sales, jobs, and tasks from a single, simplified interface. Ben gives his perspective on aligning culture with mission. We explore why this matters when you want to grow your company.

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Leaders often believe company success comes down to how well you can deliver value to your customers. However, that is not everything. In fact, having an employee-centric focus is required to scale your business. Today’s guest is Jill Ellsworth, Founder & CEO at Willow Industries. Inc Magazine ranked her company #205 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Willow Industries provides cutting-edge technology for post-harvest microbial decontamination in cannabis. Jill shares about having an employee-centric focus and its impact on company growth. She gives you the core strategies that support the employee-centric focus they have adopted.

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Every business has challenges that must be overcome. As your company grows beyond product-market fit, you want to figure out your Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) approach. This topic is often misunderstood, and figuring it out will give you an advantage. Today’s guest is Everett Harper, CEO and Co-Founder at Truss. Inc Magazine ranked his company #553 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Truss helps your product, design, and engineering teams work together to produce high-quality, iterative software quickly without putting customer data or safety at risk. Everett and I talk about diversity and inclusion in today's economy. It isn't very easy and requires you to be open-minded for sure. Diversity and inclusion are areas of leadership that will challenge you as your company grows.

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One way of expanding your capacity to lead is learning from other leaders. It may be mentors, coaches, or others in your peer network. Today’s guest is Lauren Collander, the Owner / Interior Designer at LC Interiors. Inc Magazine ranked her company #681 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. LC Interiors is a full-service interior design company that does more than make your space look beautiful. Lauren shares the value of learning from other leaders. We look at the styles of leadership that are necessary as your company grows and moves through different cycles.

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Virtual workers are commonplace for many businesses. Workers are demanding freedom. Leading remotely comes with particular challenges that you must understand. Today’s guest is Garik Goldsheyd, Co-Founder & CEO at TheoremReach. Inc Magazine ranked his company #116 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. TheoremReach powers millions of surveys and helps publishers monetize their apps while gaining powerful user insights. Garik talks about leading remotely in today’s business world. He gives you insight into what works and didn’t work when leading remotely.

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You have many leadership styles to choose from. We often look at how military leadership experience can guide us to a new level of growth. In my experience, there are advantages and disadvantages to military leadership strategies. Today’s guest is Craig Henderson, CEO at Extract Labs. Inc Magazine ranked his company #615 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Extract Labs is a Boulder, Colorado-based full-service hemp extraction lab offering a proprietary line of boutique CBD-infused products. Craig shares how he uses his military leadership experience to drive growth. We look at how military leadership skills can get in the way of company growth.

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There is no single strategy or tactic for better leadership. Yet it is clear that if you don’t have a culture of humble leadership, you are likely to go in the wrong direction. Today’s guest is Marcelo Parravicini, CEO, Principal at Cygnus Education. Inc Magazine ranked his company #596 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Cygnus Education provides strategic marketing, communications, and enrollment management operations solutions to colleges and universities. Marcelo and I talk about humble leadership and why it is essential at this time. Join us as we look at what gets in the way of humble leadership.

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The beliefs and thoughts that you have determined your mindset. The mindset for fast growth leaders is different from companies that tend to grow more slowly. Today’s guest is Benjamin Tietje, Co-Founder & CEO at Earthley Wellness. Inc Magazine ranked his company #599 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Earthley Wellness is a manufacturer of natural health and wellness products, sold directly to consumers. Benjamin shares his mindset for fast growth strategies. We look beyond the traditional tactics that most people think drive growth. Discover the mindset for fast growth by listening to this podcast interview.

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Mission-driven companies know the power of purpose. The strategies of realizing the company's purpose will help you create the kind of team that you always wanted. Today’s guest is John Berkowitz, Founder and CEO at OJO Labs. Inc Magazine ranked his company #49 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. OJO Labs provides the only solution homebuyers, sellers, and owners need to navigate the complex real estate landscape. John and I talk about realizing the company's purpose. We share with you strategies to unite and align your people.

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The entrepreneurial spirit is one reason why founders are driven to innovate. It can also be harnessed to grow your company. The entrepreneurial spirit throughout your people will help you overcome the challenges you face. Today’s guest is Brian Elrod, Co-Founder and CEO at Text Request. Inc Magazine ranked his company # 335 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Text Request helps businesses increase profits through powerful text messaging software. Brian talks about the entrepreneurial spirit and why it is vital to company growth. The entrepreneurial spirit is a force that unites the culture together.

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Leadership is not just about getting the job done. It is about developing others. Another way to say that is helping others be successful. Today’s guest is Sean Mooney, Founder & CEO at BluWave. Inc Magazine ranked his company #127 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. BluWave is a business intelligence network powered by technology, data, and human ingenuity. Sean talks about a fundamental principle that drives him as a leader — helping others be successful. We discuss the importance of serving others.

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Your company idea is essential, and timing certainly matters. However, people make the company in the long term. Leaders seek to align people to the goals. Culture shapes how you communicate and engage. If you want to grow beyond where you are now, you have to know people make the company. Today’s guest is Ganesh Shankar, CEO and Co-Founder at RFPIO. Inc Magazine ranked his company # 281 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. RFPIO is the market leader in response management software. Ganesh shares with us why people make the company. He gives you his perspective on company growth.

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Company core values are a big topic in today’s business world. Many leaders know that they need to refresh their values. Creating your company values the right way will give you a boost in company culture. Today’s guest is Johnny Hanna, co-founder and CEO at Homie. Inc Magazine ranked his company #305 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Homie is a tech-first brokerage building software to streamline home buying and selling with a mission is to eliminate unnecessary fees and commissions. Johnny gives you strategies for creating your company values. We look at values in a more profound way to live your values daily.

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All leaders want more teamwork across the company. Fast growth companies know the principles of optimizing teamwork. Learn how you can develop the skills necessary to engage high-performance teams. Today’s guest is Joshua Bieler, President at Vector Force Development, LLC. Inc Magazine ranked his company #151 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Vector Force Development is a construction source for underground construction support services to include sewer camera inspection, traffic control, hydro vacuum services, and workforce solutions. Joshua shares how optimizing teamwork leads to happier employees and more robust company performance. He talks about what gets in the way of collaboration. Discover how you can lead powerfully and the power of optimizing teamwork.

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Given the shifts in the last two years to working from home, we have to look at the future of remote working. Many employees are now in a place where they desire more flexibility which requires CEOs to find new ways to give it to them. Leaders must have an intentional plan that addresses the future of remote working to attract top talent. Today’s guest is Liam Martin, Co-founder at Time Doctor. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3303 on the 2020 Inc 5000 list. Time Doctor is a SaaS employee monitoring tool launched by the owners of Staff.com. It includes keystroke logging, screenshot and internet usage tracking features. Liam and I discuss the future of remote working by looking at the changing factors in today’s economy. He has tons of data and experience with remote workers to give you. Understanding the future of remote working will give you the edge in creating the right culture for your team.

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Leaders have many areas of focus. Making your team your biggest asset comes when you develop them and keep them aligned to the company mission. Discover how making your team a powerful machine for growth allows the company to overcome its challenges. Today’s guest is Jacob Deegan, President at Simplify Home Loans. Inc Magazine ranked his company #192 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Simplify Home Loans LLC is made up of a team of professionals who are dedicated to one vision: making the home loan process easy and convenient for everyone who is taking such an essential step in their lives. Jacob shares how making your team your greatest asset is a long-term strategy that pays off. He gives you strategies in making your team create high-performance results. Discover how making your team the companies biggest tool for growth.

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Your culture can take many shapes that define who you are. When companies share openly and actively engage in conversations aimed at growth, you have collaborative cultures at work. Today’s guest is Johnathan Ruggiero, Founder & CEO at Manly Bands Inc Magazine ranked his company #388 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Manly Bands offers hundreds of unique and affordable wedding bands for men. Johnathan shares his views on creating collaborative cultures. We talk about the power of sharing data and being cooperative. Their company has grown extremely fast, and one factor to that growth is their collaborative culture.

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Every business must execute if they want to stay in business. I also believe that companies must develop their people. One way to look at this is transformational leadership. It is an essential set of strategies and approaches to get people to shift from the inside out. Today’s guest is Christopher Redhage, Co-Founder, and Partner at ProviderTrust. Inc Magazine ranked its company #3715 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. ProviderTrust is a healthcare software resource providing a simple solution for storing, managing, and monitoring required healthcare credentials. Christopher shares his insights on transformational leadership and why it matters. We talk about the everyday management oversights that get in the way of leading your people. Discover more about transformational leadership so you can lead powerfully.

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For months now, companies have been navigating a new era of work. It is called “the great resignation.” It is not a problem you can afford to ignore. Let’s look at the drivers of the great resignation and develop a plan to move forward. Today’s guest is Amit Kothari, Executive Coach at Kothari Leadership Enterprises, LLC. Kothari Leadership & Business Advisory provides executive coaching focused on leadership and achieving business results. Amit and I look at the fundamental elements behind the great resignation. You will be surprised by some of the data and principles driving the mass exodus at all companies. Discover how you can attract and keep top talent. Let the great resignation be a problem your competitors have to overcome.

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Flexibility at work is the new standard and remote teams are not going away. You have likely been talking about keeping a strong remote culture over the last few months. It is a challenge that many leaders face and requires new thinking. A strong remote culture will allow you to keep your people connected and appreciated through this phase of work. Today’s guest is Ryan Malone, Co-Founder & CEO at SmartBug Media. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2638 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. SmartBug Media is the Intelligent Inbound marketing agency that assists businesses in growing revenue. Ryan and I talk about what it takes to create a strong remote culture. We talked about the challenges of working remotely and keeping the culture aligned. Discover the principles that allow you to have a strong remote culture.

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The job market today is very competitive. It may be tempting to hire people that are less than optimal. However, hiring the best employees is the cornerstone of a powerful culture and long-term growth. Many companies say that talented people have kept them in the game through all the tough times. Hiring the best employees is not just a strategy. It is THE strategy. Today’s guest is Derek Weber, President and Co-Founder at goBRANDgo!. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4827 on the 2020 Inc 5000 list. goBRANDgo! is a marketing company for mid-sized privately held B2B companies. Derek shares why hiring the best employees has contributed to their fast-growth and developing customer value. He shares the mistakes he has made in his journey of leadership. Discover the core principles of hiring the best employees.

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Investing in your employees is not just smart business. It is essential. When you have the right strategies for employee growth, the whole company benefits - including the bottom line. Discover how investing in employees can create more growth for your company. Today’s guest is Ed Buckley, Chairman and CEO at Peerfit. Inc Magazine ranked his company #140 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Peerfit is the market leader in connecting employers and carriers with innovative fitness experiences. Ed and I talk about investing in your employees. We share what is working and what isn’t. Ed has created a fantastic team. He knows investing in your employees has been a massive factor in growth.

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Culture is an essential part of company performance. One aspect of that is to create a culture of humility. Leaders that know the power of being humble tend to lead others to be more humble. Today’s guest is Fred Kneip, Founder and CEO at CyberGRX. Inc Magazine ranked his company #97 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. CyberGRX provides the a comprehensive third-party cyber risk management platform to cost-effectively identify, assess, mitigate and monitor an enterprise’s risk exposure across its entire partner ecosystem. Fred gives you his take on a culture of humility. He is a firm believer in how being humble is a powerful trait for growth. Discover the keys to a culture of humility.

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Many leaders know the importance of people. When leaders put culture first, the people feel it. My coaching experiences with founders and CEOs of fast-growth companies give me an inside view how they over-index on culture. Today’s guest is Chris Crosby, Founder and CEO at Compass Datacenters. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1193 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Compass Datacenters builds and operates modular data centers providing dedicated customer solutions where they need them. Chris talks about how to put culture first. We talk about why culture matters even more in this challenging time. When you put culture first, it creates new growth opportunities.

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