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#36 - Millenials, Management, & the Boomerang Effect, with Lee Caraher

#36 - Millenials, Management, & the Boomerang Effect, with Lee Caraher

Lee Caraher is the founder and CEO of Double Forte PR & Digital Marketing, a national agency that works with up-and-coming brands in a variety of industries. In this episode Lee shares a few stories and insights from her two books on leadership, Millenials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making it Work at Work, and The Boomerang Principle: Inspiring Lifetime Loyalty From Employees (2017).

You can learn more about Lee at www.leecaraher.com/

#33 - Daily Huddles Contribute to Great Team Meetings

#33 - Daily Huddles Contribute to Great Team Meetings

Daily huddles are a great team-building tool to keep everyone on track and deal with issues before they become major problems. In this episode David discusses why a daily huddle is valuable, how and when to do a daily huddle, what to cover in a daily huddle, and what to save for a team meeting.

#30 - Plan Your Week with a Weekly WIN

#30 - Plan Your Week with a Weekly WIN

Most people make task lists to keep track of things they want to get done. But those lists get longer and longer as time goes on, and nothing ever seems to get easier. Eventually people give up on their task lists and quit writing things down.

Instead, we encourage you to create a Weekly WIN - one to three things you must get done this week to be productive. Listen to this episode as David describes what a Weekly WIN is and how it should be used.

#29 - Practice Self-Accountability with Sanctuary Time

#29 - Practice Self-Accountability with Sanctuary Time

In our personal and professional lives we always advocate for weekly planning sessions called Sanctuary. In this episode we discuss what Sanctuary is, when it should happen, and how it should be structured. We share a few examples of great leaders who have used Sanctuary time to clear their head, be more productive, and avoid unnecessary tasks.

#28 - MAP Your Meetings

#28 - MAP Your Meetings

One piece of effective meetings that many people don’t do, or do poorly, is to define a productive agenda. The agenda format makes it an effective tool, or not. An efficient agenda schedules a balance of accountability, open discussion, and commitment to results.

In this episode we share our meeting agenda format called MAP. It translates to Metrics, Adjustments, Plan. Check out our guide for the MAP Agenda by clicking here.

#26 - From I.T. Tech to CEO, with Rick Norberg, CEO of Vertikal6

#26 - From I.T. Tech to CEO, with Rick Norberg, CEO of Vertikal6

In this episode Rick Norberg shares his story of starting as a one-man I.T. shop and growing to now 50 employees and millions in revenue. Today, Rick mostly owns the business development responsibilities for Vertikal6 while while his COO Harry Curran leads company operations. But that wasn't always the case. Listen as Rick shares some of the skills he has learned on his journey from engineer to executive. Learn more about Vertikal6 at www.vertikal6.com.

#23 - Yoga and Meditation for Business, with Travis Eliot

#23 - Yoga and Meditation for Business, with Travis Eliot

Travis Eliot is a world-renowned yoga instructor and meditation teacher. He teaches his signature Holistic Yoga Flow classes in Los Angeles and in workshops and retreats around the world. In this episode Travis discusses mindfulness, the difference between yin and yang yoga, how yoga and meditation can be beneficial for everyone, especially business people, and how one of the most violent inmates in a Maine prison became a yoga fanatic. Learn more about Travis at www.traviseliot.com

#17 - The Best Way to Recognize Employees, with David Russell, CEO of Manage 2 Win

#17 - The Best Way to Recognize Employees, with David Russell, CEO of Manage 2 Win

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.

#16 - Reading for Leading, and a Richer Life, with James Mustich

#16 - Reading for Leading, and a Richer Life, with James Mustich

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.

You can visit www.1000bookstoread.com to vote on the list and add your own suggestions.

#15 - Entrepreneurship and the Visionary Implementer Dilemma, with David Schnurman

#15 - Entrepreneurship and the Visionary Implementer Dilemma, with David Schnurman

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.

#14 - HubSpot, SEO, and leading an internet marketing company, with Keith Eneix

#14 - HubSpot, SEO, and leading an internet marketing company, with Keith Eneix

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.

#13 - Scaling up your business & "open space" company meetings with Bruce Eckfeldt

#13 - Scaling up your business & "open space" company meetings with Bruce Eckfeldt

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.