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.
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
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.
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
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
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:
You can learn more about Keith at www.fannit.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.
You can visit www.1000bookstoread.com to vote on the list and add your own suggestions.
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.