management

#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.

#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

#20 - Radical Candor, Emotional Intelligence, and the Water Bottle Trick, with Marcus Bigelow of Convene

#20 - Radical Candor, Emotional Intelligence, and the Water Bottle Trick, with Marcus Bigelow of Convene

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.

#19 - Write-ups & the Performance Improvement Process (“PIP”)

#19 - Write-ups & the Performance Improvement Process (“PIP”)

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.

#18 - How to Use and Benefit from an Employee Referral Program

#18 - How to Use and Benefit from an Employee Referral Program

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.

#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.

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#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.

#11 - The Self-Awareness of Great Leaders, with Ron Price

#11 - The Self-Awareness of Great Leaders, with Ron Price

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.

#9 - How to 10X Your Sales, with Amanda Holmes

#9 - How to 10X Your Sales, with Amanda Holmes

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.