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.
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.
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
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.
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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.