In this episode we welcome back Keith Eneix of Fannit, an internet marketing agency, as he shares four key aspects of SEO. He gets rather technical in this episode, his advice is specific to I.T. companies, so make sure you're ready to take notes. He also mentions a few resources you can use to gauge your site's ranking including:
Listen as Marcus Bigelow, Executive Coach with Convene, shares his knowledge, tips, and tricks for leaders. He has worked with a variety of business executives and organizational leaders in the for-profit and non-profit realms and in this podcast episode he discusses the four required traits of effective leaders.
One of the biggest mistakes leaders make is neglecting to hold their employees accountable. When someone is not performing up to company standards you must implement a Performance Improvement Process (PIP). In this episode, David shares a few stories of clients who failed to properly correct employee behavior with a PIP, then goes on to describe what a PIP is, why it is important, and how to implement it.
In a recent blog post called Pay a Bounty for Superstars, David discussed the advantages of employee referral programs. Listen to this episode to learn how a referral program can encourage your employees to network more, find great candidates for open positions, and become impromptu ambassadors for your company. David will tell you how to start and maintain a referral program and incentivize your team to cultivate a talent pool for you.
What is “employee recognition” and why is it important? What are the best ways to recognize employees? How do companies fail at recognizing their employees?
David Russell is our CEO and Senior Consultant at Manage 2 Win. He is an author, speaker, consultant, and co-host of the podcast. In today’s episode we discuss the importance of recognizing employees properly, how companies often fail at complimenting or thanking employees, why recognition and gratitude are so powerful, and how you can boost your culture with a successful recognition program. Also, check out David’s recent blog post about this very topic.
James Mustich (pronounced "Mustik") is the author of 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die, a comprehensive list of fiction and non-fiction books. Jim has worked in the book industry for decades and in this episode we discuss his 14-year effort to write the book, why reading is such a valuable use of your time, and a few books Jim recommends for business people, leaders, and those interested in developing a deeper meaning in their lives and work.
David Schnurman is the CEO of Lawline and President of the New York chapter of the Entrepreneur's Organization. In this episode we discuss the origin of Lawline, how leaders often serve as visionaries in need of a competent counterpart to handle implementation, and why we are never alone in our journey to run our business, improve our lives, and search for fulfillment.
Keith Eneix is the CEO of Fannit, an internet marketing agency located in Everett, Washington, self-described as "entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs". In this episode we discuss the creation of Fannit, how Keith and his brother Neil helped their father's business stay afloat during the 2008 recession, Keith's advice for leaders in small businesses, how expectations are incredibly important to company culture, the Rockefeller Habits, how HubSpot is an incredible tool you can use to automate much of your sales and marketing.
Bruce Eckfeldt is an entrepreneur, Inc. 500 CEO, Gazelles business coach, author, and speaker. He often writes for Inc. Magazine and has been a member of the Entrepreneurs' Organization since 2007. Also, he hosts two weekly podcasts called Scaling Up Services, strategies for scaling service companies, and Thinking Outside the Bud, a business podcast devoted to driving innovation in the cannabis space.
David Russell is the CEO of Manage 2 Win and co-host of the Manage 2 Win Podcast. In this episode he shares the story of his first career choice: Working on the floor of the Pacific Stock Exchange from 1975 to 1981. He learned 3 important lessons from his time as a clerk, options trader, broker, and specialist at multiple firms.
Ron Price is an internationally recognized executive coach, speaker, author, and business advisor. He has served in almost every level of executive management over the past 40 years and is the Founder, President, and CEO of Price Associates.
Listen as Ron talks about his journey, working with his dad, how leaders need to be self-aware, and the 70/30 rule.
Paul Kingsman is a swimmer and Olympic medalist from New Zealand. He won the bronze medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics and is now a speaker, author, and coach in the financial services industry. Learn more about Paul at www.paulkingsman.com and check out his book, The Distraction-Proof Advisor.
Amanda Holmes is CEO of Chet Holmes International. CHI has helped over 200,000 businesses get to the next level with 12 core competencies for doubling sales. They offer the best-selling book, The Ultimate Sales Machine, written by their founder Chet Holmes.
When Chet passed away at the age of 55, Amanda took over the company. Her story and sales advice have been featured in Inc. Magazine and the Entrepreneur Weekly podcast, as well as many other prominent blogs, shows, webinars, and events.
Dr. John Jackson is President of William Jessup University, a Christian college in Rockland, California. Prior to joining WJU, John served as a pastor, Executive Minister, and the Executive Director of Thriving Churches International.
Michael is an author, speaker, and consultant specializing in leadership, employee engagement, organizational health, productivity, and innovation. He is the co-founder and president of Connection Culture Group and E Pluribus Partners.
Katie is a gifted connector, speaker and teacher, and a partner at the Connection Culture Group. Audiences and workshop participants enjoy her sense of humor and practical advice. Comfortable in front of people, she’s been singing in a cappella groups for more than 24 years and has even done a bit of TV and film work. She’s the first to admit that she “loves a microphone.” A surprising piece of her story is that she is a three-time cancer survivor.
Kevin Eikenberry is a world renowned leadership expert, a two-time bestselling author, speaker, consultant, trainer, and coach. Kevin is the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group, a leadership and learning consulting company that has been helping organizations, teams and individuals reach their potential since 1993. Kevin's most recent book, The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership, "shows leaders how to guide their teams by recalling the foundational principles of leadership".
Robert McPhee is an author, speaker, consultant, and, most importantly, a facilitator of change. He shares his method for making excellent decisions that lead to the Greek definition of happiness, applicable in business, parenting, coaching, and everyone's own life. Learn more about Robert at www.excellentdecisions.com.
Zack Schuler is the founder and CEO of Ninjio, a security-awareness training company that produces a 3-4 minute video every month featuring a story of a security problem and showing how the problem can be avoided. The videos are scripted by a genuine Hollywood writer and animated by the team at Ninjio in California. They have proven to be incredibly effective at helping companies prevent malware and phishing attacks in their business and the personal lives of their employees.
In less than a decade, Luis Alvarez has grown Alvarez Technology Group, Inc. (ATG) from a small two-person consultancy to the premier information technology (IT) solutions provider on the California Central Coast, delivering IT services to more than 200 companies throughout the state.
Rex Frank is President of Sea-Level Operations. He founded the company in 2010 with the core purpose to “Coach IT Managed Service Providers on achieving operational excellence.” In March of 2004, Rex was an inaugural member of the True Profits! Service Executive peer group where he learned to be accountable for service financial metrics, documenting and implementing Managed Services best practices policy and procedure and how to focus his time working “ON” Service Delivery rather than “IN” Service Delivery.
We learned a lot with the No Bad Bosses Podcast and decided we wanted to continue talking to people, learning, and engaging with our audience.
The Manage 2 Win Podcast will follow the same interview format as our previous podcast. However, we will be opening up our theme and focus to allow for a wider variety of guests and topics. The No Bad Bosses podcast focused on leadership and management, hiring and employee issues. We spoke with a lot of leaders in the IT industry and elsewhere.
In this podcast we plan on covering those topics, but we also want to discuss other aspects of life and business that may impact your ability to manage to win.