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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/

#34 - Achieve More With the Right Focus

#34 - Achieve More With the Right Focus

Previous episodes have discussed how to MAP your meetings, practice Sanctuary time, and use a Weekly WIN.

In this episode David brings it all together and shines a light on the over-arching theme of "focus". He tells a story of working with a client who was having trouble improving his business and shares the advice he gave to the client and would give to others seeking to improve their focus and reduce their workload.

#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.

#32 - Former ConnectWise HR Guru Talks Leadership and Culture

#32 - Former ConnectWise HR Guru Talks Leadership and Culture

Michelle Griffin was the former head of HR at ConnectWise during their rapid growth phase and oversaw the people side of multiple acquisitions, mergers, and dissolutions. In this episode she shares how a good human resources department can play a vital role in the development of a positive company culture and mitigation of workplace drama. You can learn more about her at www.michellemaygriffin.com.

#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.

#25 - Social Media & Your Business

#25 - Social Media & Your Business

We are not sure if we want to use Facebook or Twitter to promote our business, or any social media platform for that matter. It is a question we have been trying to answer for a few months. In this episode we discuss some of the positive and negative aspects of social media and how those aspects can affect your business.

Jeff also wrote a blog post about this very topic called The Social Media Dilemma. You can check it out here: https://www.manage2win.com/blog-posts/2019/7/16/the-social-media-dilemma

#24 - Five Characteristics of Effective Leaders, with Robert MacPhee

#24 - Five Characteristics of Effective Leaders, with Robert MacPhee

Robert MacPhee is CEO of Excellent Decisions. In this episode we discuss 5 characteristics of effective leaders and how those characteristics determine whether a leader is successful or not. We also discuss specific examples of how those characteristics are displayed and a few real examples of business leaders we admire. Robert is an author, consultant, and facilitator of excellent decisions, you can learn more about his work at www.excellentdecisions.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

#22 - Old School Fund Management, with Neil Hennessy

#22 - Old School Fund Management, with Neil Hennessy

Neil Hennessy is a nationally recognized and respected asset manager, ranking among Barron's Top 100 Mutual Fund Managers for many years, and he is a frequent guest/contributor in national financial media. In this episode explains how he started Hennessy Advisors and Hennessy Funds, how he operates his businesses, and his analysis of the stock market today. Learn more about Neil at www.hennessyfunds.com