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Develop leadership skills and understand leadership development from expert interviews with transformational leaders. Leaders in the Trenches gives raw discussions that dive deep into new strategies to accelerate your company growth and your leadership abilities. Get interviews from Fortune 100 lead…

Gene Hammett interviews business experts including Chris Brogan, Hal Elrod, Jeff Goins, Jon Loomer, Jordan Harbinger and many, many more!


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    How to Develop Your Leaders - What it is Missing with Gene Hammett and Amanda Hammett

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 31:11

    This is our 900th episode of the podcast. We celebrate by asking our CEO, Amanda Hammett, to join us for a conversation on how to develop your leaders. Amanda is an expert on young leaders in the workforce. She has been leading our leadership development program over the last three years. We explore the data we have collected and discuss three essential elements in how to develop your leaders. We share some insights about self-evaluation that we think are important. Learn the key areas you need to focus on if you want to develop your emerging leaders. Discover how to develop your leaders in this special episode of the podcast.   Get the show notes for How to Develop Your Leaders - What it is Missing with Gene Hammett and Amanda Hammett Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #AmandaHammett with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAmandaHammett   #HowtoDevelopYourLeaders #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode900 #emergingleaders #difficultconversations Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Alignment on Vision is Required for Fast-Growth with George Baker at ParkHub

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 23:14

    Getting your people on the same page is a phrase we often hear. What they mean is having alignment on vision of the company's future. From there, you get alignment on strategy and projects that build momentum. Today's guest is George Baker, Founder, Chairman & CEO at ParkHub. Inc Magazine ranked its company #3172 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. ParkHub.com is a complete parking ecosystem that offers premiere enterprise solutions to the industry's top management and operating companies. George talks about alignment on vision and why it matters. Discover how you create alignment on vision that drives your business forward.   Get the show notes for Alignment on Vision is Required for Fast-Growth with George Baker at ParkHub Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #GeorgeBaker with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttGeorgeBaker   #AlignmentonVision #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode899 #completeparkingecosystem Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Culture First Drives Growth with Brett Curry at OMG Commerce

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 26:15

    Every business is stretched in many directions and has competing priorities. In this interview, we look at a new concept for many leaders - being a culture first organization. Today's guest is Brett Curry, CEO at OMG Commerce. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1651 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. OMG Commerce is a digital marketing agency specializing in e-commerce strategies and tactics that grow traffic and result in increased ad conversions. Brett and I share why culture first is a movement you want to pay attention to. We look at the essential elements of culture first so you can integrate what makes sense for you. Discover how culture first can change your current strategy and bottom line.   Get the show notes for Culture First Drives Growth with Brett Curry at OMG Commerce Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #BrettCurry with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttBrettCurry   #CultureFirst #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode897 #digitalmarketingagency #ecommercestrategies Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Attracting Quality People and Excellent Levels of Service with Peter Green at MASSIE R&D Tax Credits

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 22:38

    The two biggest challenges in business today are attracting quality people and retaining them. In this interview, we dive into attracting quality people to help you scale your business. Today's guest is Peter Green, CEO at MASSIE R&D Tax Credits. Inc Magazine ranked its company #3465 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. MASSIE R&D Tax Credits is an innovators in R&D tax credits helps clients identify tax savings opportunities and work with the IRS to capture those benefits. Peter discusses the importance of attracting quality people to your mission. We discuss today's crazy job market. If you struggle attracting quality people to your company, you want to lean into today's interview.   Get the show notes for Attracting Quality People and Excellent Levels of Service with Peter Green at MASSIE R&D Tax Credits Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #PeterGreen with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttPeterGreen   #AttractingQualityPeople #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode897 #taxsavingsopportunities #R&Dtaxcredit Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Perpetual Optimism is a Force Multiplier with Allison Minutillo with Rebel Interactive Group

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 23:21

    Most believe that business is won and lost on the external work like strategy and execution. I happen to think that much of success begins internally. In this interview, we look at the importance of perpetual optimism. Today's guest is Allison Minutillo, President & Owner at Rebel Interactive Group. Inc Magazine ranked her company #1842 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Rebel Interactive Group is a digital marketing agency that creates ad campaigns and website and app development for clients from major corporations to small businesses. Allison's perpetual optimism is a massive driver in company growth. We look at why it matters. Join us for a conversation on perpetual optimism that will impact your bottom line and overall happiness.   Get the show notes for Perpetual Optimism is a Force Multiplier with Allison Minutillo with Rebel Interactive Group Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #AllisonMinutillo with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAllisonMinutillo   #PerpetualOptimism #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode896 #digitalmarketingagency Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Work-Life Balance Matters Long-term with Marc Reifenrath at Spinutech

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 21:47

    You likely feel the pain of getting more done in fewer hours. Maybe you need to hire people or have more work than people. No matter what is happening, work-life balance matters. Today's guest is Marc Reifenrath, CEO at Spinutech. Inc Magazine ranked its company #2700 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Spinutech is a full-service, all-digital marketing agency providing SEO, social, CRO, data/analytics, paid media, content, design, development, etc. Marc and I engage on why work-life balance matters. We look at where most people get it wrong. Join us for new insight on how work-life balance matters.   Get the show notes for Work-Life Balance Matters Long-term with Marc Reifenrath at Spinutech Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #MarcReifenrath with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttMarcReifenrath   #worklifebalancematters #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode895 #digitalmarketingagency Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Hiring Location-Independent Employees with Jeff Wilhelm at Infused Innovations

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 23:53

    The current job market for employers is extremely tough. Many companies are struggling with the ideas of working from home, being in the office, and how to do you manage hybrid work. I want to look at one part of hiring today - hiring location-independent employees. Today's guest is Jeffrey Wilhelm, Founder & CEO at Infused Innovations. Inc Magazine ranked its company #2345 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Infused Innovations consultants about operations at the intersection of technology, business, data, and human interaction. Jeffery talks about hiring location-independent employees as a way to grow your business. We discuss the challenges and the opportunities of hiring location-independent employees.   Get the show notes for Hiring Location-Independent Employees with Jeff Wilhelm at Infused Innovations Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #JeffreyWilhelm with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJeffreyWilhelm   #HiringLocationIndependentEmployees #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode894 #consultants #humaninteraction Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Having the Right Leadership for Growth with Jayesh Mori at Rapidops

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 25:24

    The effects of having the right leadership will change not just the culture but your bottom line. Powerful leadership is a competitive advantage when developing your people into leaders. Today's guest is Jayesh Mori, Chief Executive Officer at RapidOps. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1050 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Rapidops Inc. is a technology, transformation, and analytics company. They help clients design, engineer, and launch advanced digital products and platforms that enable them to thrive and achieve more for their customers. Jayesh shares insights on having the right leadership to grow your company. We look at want gets in the way of leadership. Discover how having the right leadership impacts the people on the company's mission.   Get the show notes for Having the Right Leadership for Growth with Jayesh Mori at Rapidops Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #JayeshMori with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJayeshMori   #HavingtheRightLeadership #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode893 #analyticstransformationtechnologycompany Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    We Grow Because We Believe in People Over Profit with Chris Palmer at Supply Kick

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 21:02

    The fight for talent is real. Many companies are struggling to make sense of it. The leaders I see making it right now believe in people over profit. This is more than just a trendy phrase too. Putting people first gives them freedom, flexibility and a place to grow. Today's guest is Chris Palmer, Founder and CEO at SupplyKick. SupplyKick is a top Amazon seller and agency providing brands with expert strategy and solutions to win on today's leading marketplaces. They optimize and execute marketing, advertising, logistics, creative services, and brand management for hundreds of partners across consumer categories. Chris talks about why you must believe in people over profit. We look at the thinking that often gets in the way of this big idea. Discover the strategies and why you want to believe in people over profit, especially in today's world.   Get the show notes for We Grow Because We Believe in People Over Profit with Chris Palmer at Supply Kick Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #ChrisPalmer with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttChrisPalmer   #believeinpeopleoverprofit #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode892 #topAmazonseller #agencyprovidingbrands Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    The Journey of Being a Servant Leader with Matt Kestian at 66 Degrees

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 26:23

    Being a servant leader may sound like it is easy, but let me tell you that some of it is not natural. Serving the team around you can be hard when you are expected to create profits and drive innovation. Yet being a servant leader is a powerful way to lead. Today's guest is Matt Kestian, CEO at 66degrees. 66degrees is a Google Cloud Premier Partner that believes great engineering takes heart. As a Google Cloud Premier Partner, they empower technologists to master the cloud with an end-to-end approach to security, infrastructure, app development, and day-to-day collaboration. Matt shares with you his experiences of being a servant leader. We discuss how he uses servant leadership as his company grows. Discover how being a servant leader can impact your culture and bottom line.   Get the show notes for The Journey of Being a Servant Leader with Matt Kestian at 66 Degrees Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #MattKestian with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttMattKestian   #BeingaServantLeader #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode891 #GoogleCloudPremierPartner #empowertechnologists Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Investing in People Drives Growth with Janet Casey and Kate Popp at Marketing Doctor

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 24:07

    Most leaders know the value of investing in their business. Some see the importance of investing in people. Today's guest is Janet Casey, President & Founder, and Kate Popp, Director of Sales at Marketing Doctor. Inc Magazine ranked its company #1063 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Marketing Doctor is a marketing agency specializing in media buying for digital and traditional marketing, including online, social media, print, television, and radio. Janet and I discuss why investing in people matters more now than ever. She shares why it matters to attract top talent. Discover the strategies that have paid off when investing in people.   Get the show notes for Investing in People Drives Growth with Janet Casey and Kate Popp at Marketing Doctor Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #JanetCasey and #KatePopp with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJanetCaseyKatePopp   #InvestinginPeople #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode890 #marketingagency #digitalandtraditionalmarketing Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Developing a Strong Culture is Everything with Dr. Jason Helfrich at 100 Percent Chiropractic

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 23:51

    The advantages of a strong culture may seem obvious. However, many leaders are not investing time, energy, and money to create a strong culture. Today's guest is Dr. Jason Helfrich, Co-Founder & CEO at 100% Chiropractic. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1230 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. 100% Chiropractic is a family of full-service wellness clinics that offer cutting-edge chiropractic care, massage therapy, and a full line of supreme quality nutritional supplements. Jason and I talk about the benefits of a strong culture. He has built a great business through one big idea - a strong culture matters more than you know. Discover how you can create a foundation of a strong culture.   Get the show notes for Developing a Strong Culture is Everything with Dr. Jason Helfrich at 100 Percent Chiropractic Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #DrJasonHelfrich with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttDrJasonHelfrich   #StrongCulture #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode889 #Chiropractic #massagetherapy Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    D&I drives Growth with Walle Mafolasire at Givelify

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 27:04

    Many leaders will say they understand diversity and inclusion. Today we look at how embracing D&I drives growth. Today's guest is Walle Mafolasire, Founder & CEO at Givelify. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1065 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Givelify is an online giving platform and mobile donation app that makes giving and receiving digital donations convenient, simple, and secure. Wallie discusses how D&I drives growth. I learned a ton in this interview about diversity and inclusion. Discover why you want to embrace it and how D&I drives growth.   Get the show notes for D&I drives Growth with Walle Mafolasire at Givelify Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #WalleMafolasire with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttWalleMafolasire   #D&IdrivesGrowth #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode888 #onlinegivingplatform #mobiledonationapp Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Leading from the Front with Mark Stanley at Stanley Law Group

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 22:43

    Leadership is full of platitudes. Leading from the front is one that makes a ton of sense. Today's guest is Mark Stanley, Attorney at Law at The Stanley Law Group. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1773 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. The Stanley Law Group has been representing clients in and around Columbia, South Carolina, since 1990. Mark shares his viewpoint on leading from the front and why it matters. We dive into the conversation on leadership that he learned when his father began to step aside. Discover how leading from the front will help you grow your business.   Get the show notes for Leading from the Front with Mark Stanley at Stanley Law Group Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #MarkStanley with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttMarkStanley   #LeadingFromTheFront #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode887 #LawFirm #Columbiapersonalinjurylawyers Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Discover the Power of Inclusive Leadership with Dr. Randal Pinkett with BCT Partners

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 23:43

    The world continues to change. Companies that embrace diversity, inclusion, and belonging are meeting change in creative ways. Creating a space for inclusive leaders to join your company will help you drive forward. Today's guest is Dr. Randal Pinkett, Chairman and CEO at BCT Partners. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4951 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. BCT Partners is a national consulting firm that leverages deep subject-matter expertise, information technology, cultural competence, and a rigorous project management methodology. Dr. Randal and I discuss why inclusive leaders are so influential right now. He gives you many examples of how inclusive leaders behave. Join us in this interview to grasp the power of inclusivity.   Get the show notes for Discover the Power of Inclusive Leadership with Dr. Randal Pinkett with BCT Partners Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #DrRandalPinkett with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttDrRandalPinkett   #Inclusive Leaders #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode886 #nationalconsultingfirm #subjectmatterexpertise Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Developing Other Leaders in Today's World with Blake Bozarth with CoThryve

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 24:00

    Leaders must execute company strategies and reach company goals to be considered effective. This is a requirement, but leaders must also develop other leaders. From my perspective, it is just as crucial as getting the job done. Today's guest is Blake Bozarth, Founder & CEO at CoThryve. CoThryve develops highly effective, mission-driven leaders who are connected and committed to your company through collective leadership development and coaching. Blake gives you insights on how to develop other leaders. Join us to talk about the art of creating others. Discover how to develop other leaders while executing at a high level simultaneously.   Get the show notes for Developing Other Leaders in Today's World with Blake Bozarth with CoThryve Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #BlakeBozarth with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttBlakeBozarth   #DevelopOtherLeaders #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode885 #collectiveleadershipdevelopment #missiondrivenleaders Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Being a Servant and Humble Leader with Shaun Sexton at SKYNET Innovations

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 22:49

    Leadership can be difficult and even unnatural at times. The ups and downs come fast at you. One crucial factor in handling all of this is being a humble leader. It takes a dose of patience for sure to be a humble leader. Today's guest is Shaun Sexton, Founder at Skynet Innovations. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1742 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Skynet Innovations is an information technology consulting firm of IT professionals with over ten years of skilled technical experience in personalized support and services. Shaun shares why being a humble leader matters to company growth. We look at what often gets in the way of humility. Discover how you can connect to the principles of being a humble leader in this interview.   Get the show notes for Being a Servant and Humble Leader with Shaun Sexton at SKYNET Innovations Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #ShaunSexton with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttShaunSexton   #HumbleLeader #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode884 #ITconsultingfirm #consultingfirmofITprofessionals Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Why Deliberate Growth Works for QTEC Aerospace with Carol Daniel

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 22:30

    Deliberate growth may seem obvious to all leaders, but many are not willing to put in the work it takes for it to happen. Today's guest is Carol Daniel, President at QTEC Aerospace. Inc Magazine ranked her company #4880 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. QTEC provides an in-depth understanding of engineering, project management, engineering analysis, and operations/logistics – across life cycles and domains. Carol gives us her insights on deliberate growth and the strategies that have impacted her company. Discover what it takes to lead deliberate growth.   Get the show notes for Why Deliberate Growth Works for QTEC Aerospace with Carol Daniel Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #CarolDaniel with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttCarolDaniel   #DeliberateGrowth #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode883 #engineeringanalysis #projectmanagement Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Always Be Learning Everything with Todd Conklin at Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 22:53

    Growth will always require discovering new strategies and shifts in your mindset. Many leaders are not willing to make time to find new ideas. Today's guest is Todd Conklin, CEO & Head Coach at Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3522 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties and Coldwell Banker Commercial Prime Properties is a family of professionals dedicated to creating exceptional real estate experiences for their customers and communities. Todd shares his mantra of “Learning Everything” in this interview. We look at the ever-changing aspects of business growth so you can discover why learning everything is so important -- and what it means.   Get the show notes for Always Be Learning Everything with Todd Conklin at Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #ToddConklin with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttToddConklin   #LearningEverything #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode882 #realestate Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    How to Empower Employees to Innovate with Keith Murphy at Astrawatt Solar

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 23:05

    Innovation takes a different style of leadership. When you want to empower employees to innovate, you want to create a place of psychological safety. This means that failure is part of the path. This is an absolute requirement when innovation is the goal. Today's guest is Keith Murphy, CEO & Founder at Astrawatt Solar. Astrawatt Solar specializes in the design, engineering, and installation of premium solar energy products. Keith and I talk about how to empower employees to innovate. He shares what is working for his team. Discover what it takes to empower employees to innovate in today's fast-paced world.   Get the show notes for How to Empower Employees to Innovate with Keith Murphy at Astrawatt Solar Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #KeithMurphy with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttKeithMurphy   #EmpowerEmployeestoInnovate #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode881 #premiumsolarenergy Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    The Value of Transparency with Liz Steblay at ProKo Agency

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 21:45

    Many leaders are afraid to share everything with their people. I talk to so many CEOs who embrace sharing almost everything with their people that I believe it is essential. The value of transparency can't be overlooked if you want your employees to feel like owners. Today's guest is Liz Steblay, Founder & President at PrōKo Agency. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4610 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. ProKo is the “Creative Artists Agency” for over 75 independent consultants specializing in organizational effectiveness and HR. Liz gives you insights on the value of transparency and the things she has learned the hard way. Discover how vital transparency is to company growth.   Get the show notes for The Value of Transparency with Liz Steblay at ProKo Agency Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #LizSteblay with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttLizSteblay   #ValueofTransparency #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode880 #CreativeArtistsAgency Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Leading through Innovation with Kathleen Brunner at Acumen Analytics

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 21:04

    Leading through innovation is required if you want to be a market leader. The skills to drive new ideas to market that make a difference for your clients will give you an advantage over your peers. Today's guest is Kathleen Brunner, President & CEO at Acumen Analytics. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1597 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Acumen is an innovation leader, helping Life Sciences win the race against time through data and technology solutions that enable intelligent digital transformation. Kathleen talks about leading through innovation. We dive into how to create new strategies and business models in this interview. Discover how leading through innovation will drive growth for your business.   Get the show notes for Leading through Innovation with Kathleen Brunner at Acumen Analytics Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #KathleenBrunner with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttKathleenBrunner   #LeadingThroughInnovation #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode879 #intelligentdigitaltransformation Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Mission More than Money with Kevin Stoller at Kay-Twelve

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 22:27

    Every business wants to make money. However, when you believe mission is more than important than money, you will create a company that makes a difference. The by-product is also likely to a business that drives incredible profits. Today's guest is Kevin Stoller, Co-Founder & President at Kay-Twelve. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2174 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Kay-Twelve helps educational leaders transform their ineffective learning environments into innovative and collaborative spaces by providing furniture that encourages greater partnership among students, more student/teacher engagement, and a fully collaborative setting for learning to happen. Kevin lights up when it comes to the mission more than money. We look at how their company mission aligns and propels the business forward.   Get the show notes for Mission More than Money with Kevin Stoller at Kay-Twelve Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #KevinStoller with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttKevinStoller   #MissionMoreThanMoney #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode878 #FurnitureforInnovativeLearningEnvironments Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Leading through Difficult Times with Noah Dentzel at Nomad Goods

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 22:09

    Every business will face a change in strategy at some point. The skills of leading through challenging times will align your resources and give everyone hope for better times. Today's guest is Noah Dentzel, CEO & Co-founder at Nomad Goods. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1523 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Nomad is a consumer electronics and lifestyle products company based in Santa Barbara, California. Noah shares his insights on leading through difficult times. He gives you some practical perspective on what to do when the business goes through a tough stretch. When you are leading through difficult times, you give your organization a vision of a brighter future ahead.   Get the show notes for Leading through Difficult Times with Noah Dentzel at Nomad Goods Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #NoahDentzel with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttNoahDentzel   #LeadingThroughDifficultTimes #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode877 #electronicsandlifestyleproducts Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Navigating a Business Pivot for Fast-Growth with Guy Ironi at Nutrifresh Services

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 19:31

    Navigating a business pivot requires strong leadership so that people stay aligned. Businesses often have to change strategies. The challenge that you must address when navigating a business pivot is how do you make sure the people believe it is possible. Today's guest is Guy Ironi, CEO at NutriFresh Services. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1324 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. NutriFresh Services is a national all-in-one HPP, perishable E-Commerce fulfillment, cold & frozen storage, and 3PL under one roof. Guy discusses navigating a business pivot that allows you to align your people. We look at all parts of a new strategy pivot and help you ensure your people buy in to the new direction.   Get the show notes for Navigating a Business Pivot for Fast-Growth with Guy Ironi at Nutrifresh Services Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #GuyIroni with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttGuyIroni   #NavigatingaBusinessPivot #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode876 #allinoneHPP #ECommerceFulfillment Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Creating an Amazing Team with Paul Goldman at Muserk

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 22:21

    Every leader wants to create an amazing team. For many, they believe it is something that they need to do to make it work. The reality is you have to also look at what is getting in the of having a great team environment. Today's guest is Paul Goldman, CEO & Founder at Muserk. Inc Magazine ranked his company #779 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Muserk is a leader in modern global rights management for music and video, driven by cutting-edge AI technology and royalty accounting solutions that protect and monetize content for rights holders worldwide, across all media formats. Paul and I talk about what it takes to create an amazing team. Discover steps that you can take to have better team alignment and higher performance across your organization.   Get the show notes for Creating an Amazing Team with Paul Goldman at Muserk Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #PaulGoldman with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttPaulGoldman   #CreateanAmazingTeam #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode875 #managementformusicandvideo Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    The Power of Focus for Growth with Jon Elwell at Kno2

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 20:15

    Every CEO understands the battles of managing priorities. Discover the power of focus and how it is applied to company growth. Today's guest is Jon Elwell, CEO at Kno2. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1544 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Kno2 is empowering healthcare technology vendors to finally realize the potential of true interoperability by unleashing connectivity everywhere, bringing patients and caregivers together. Jon reveals his thoughts on the power of focus. We discuss the challenges of distraction so that you can understand what gets in the way of your focus.   Get the show notes for The Power of Focus for Growth with Jon Elwell at Kno2 Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #JonElwell with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJonElwell   #Power of Focus #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode874 #healthcaretechnology Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Creating a Values-centric Organization with Susan Acker-Walsh at CREO

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 21:23

    Company values are the culture's operating system. Having a values-centric organization means you are operationalizing your values. Today's guest is Susan Acker-Walsh, CEO & Co-founder at CREO. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1593 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. CREO's management consulting and advisory services empower life science, healthcare, and technology companies to solve growth challenges. Susan opens up about her understanding of creating a values-centric organization. Discover new ways to leverage your values with daily practices.   Get the show notes for Creating a Values-centric Organization with Susan Acker-Walsh at CREO Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #SusanAckerWalsh with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttSusanAckerWalsh   #ValuesCentricOrganization #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode873 #managementconsulting #advisoryservices Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Leading Your Team to Conscientious Participation with John Spencer at BrainGu

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 19:53

    CEOs want to create inclusive cultures and provide a strong sense of belonging. One part of that kind of culture is conscientious participation. Discover how this plays a role in company growth. Today's guest is John Spencer, CEO & Co-founder at BrainGu. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1468 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. BrainGu develops custom DevSecOps software that enables mission success and boasts exceptional user and developer experience by working directly with end-users to solve real-life problems. John and I discuss conscientious participation in our look at powerful leadership.   Get the show notes for Leading Your Team to Conscientious Participation with John Spencer at BrainGu Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #JohnSpencer with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJohnSpencer   #ConscientiousParticipation #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode872 #DevSecOpssoftware Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Creating a Culture of Game Changers with Paul Wiltshire at SongTradr

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 21:54

    Every company that aims to innovate must have a culture of game-changers. It is not one person that drives innovation -- it takes a team to scale innovation. Today's guest is Paul Wiltshire, CEO & Founder at Songtradr. Inc Magazine ranked his company #31 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. The Songtradr group is a one-stop music solution company that provides strategic and creative music expertise to global brands, advertising agency networks, media owners, film companies, TV companies, and content creators. Paul shares his insights on creating a culture of game-changers. We look at modern leadership in this interview. Discover the essential elements of a culture of game-changers.   Get the show notes for Creating a Culture of Game Changers with Paul Wiltshire at SongTradr Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #PaulWiltshire with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttPaulWiltshire   #CultureofGameChangers #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode871 #musicsolutioncompany #strategicandcreativemusic Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Hiring the Right People with Spencer Hadelman at Advantage Marketing

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 19:13

    One critical part of company growth is hiring the right people. The market for talent is a challenge for many CEOs. Hiring the right people is not part of the solution - it is the solution. Today's guest is Spencer Hadelman at CEO at Advantage Marketing. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1484 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Advanta Marketing is a Chicago-based marketing and media agency that has demonstrated a powerful understanding of today's marketing. Spencer and I talk about the importance of hiring the right people to grow your company. He shares his process for hiring and a powerful question to ask in the hiring process. Learn the right strategy when hiring the right people.   Get the show notes for Hiring the Right People with Spencer Hadelman at Advantage Marketing Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #SpencerHadelman with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttSpencerHadelman   #HiringTheRightPeople #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode870 #marketingandmediaagency  Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    The Neuroscience of Leadership with Dr. Alok Trivedi

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 18:39

    Learn critical elements of the neuroscience of leadership to be a better leader. Leadership is not just execution and getting things done. When you understand the neuroscience of leadership, you will lead with more power. Today's guest is Dr. Alok Trivedi. Inc Magazine ranked his company #672 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Dr. Alok Trivedi is a consulting company that helps entrepreneurs and leaders become high-performance thinkers by rewiring challenges and transforming their businesses and life. Dr. Trivedi gives you a better understanding of the neuroscience of leadership. We look at the essential elements in the brain's management of thoughts that drive leadership. Discover how the understanding of the neuroscience of leadership drives growth.   Get the show notes for The Neuroscience of Leadership with Dr. Alok Trivedi Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #DrAlokTrivedi with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttDrAlokTrivedi   #NeuroscienceofLeadership #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode869 #consultingcompany #rewiringchallenges    Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Give People Ownership to Activate Growth with Brent Gibson at Construction Simplified

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 20:30

    Beyond responsibility, you have a state where people feel like owners. This does not require financial ownership like profit sharing or options. I have seen powerful benefits when you give people ownership. Today's guest is Brent Gibson, President at Construction Simplified. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1392 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Construction Simplified provides construction and consulting services to the residential and commercial markets. Brent shares the benefit when you give people ownership. He will provide you with uncommon insights that you can use to align your employees. When you give people ownership, you connect to their hearts and minds.   Get the show notes for Give People Ownership to Activate Growth with Brent Gibson at Construction Simplified Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #BrentGibson with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttBrentGibson   #GivePeopleOwnership #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode868 #constructionandconsultingservices   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Great CEOs Know How to Build Strong Relationships with David Nour

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 20:21

    CEOs must do many things. However, great CEOs know how to build strong relationships. Even with all the strategies to navigate and execution to oversee, relationships with others are essential to company growth. Today's guest is David Nour, who is an executive coach. David and I talk about why CEOs must build strong relationships. We look at what gets in the way of these relationships. Discover how you can build strong relationships as a CEO.   Get the show notes for Great CEOs Know How to Build Strong Relationships with David Nour Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #DavidNour with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttDavidNour   #BuildStrongRelationships #GeneHammettPodcast #Author #GHepisode867 #ExecutiveCoach Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Business Performance and Parenting Well Go Together with Yummii Nguyen

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 20:49

    If things are not right at home, it impacts your life at work. As a leader, you want to make sure you can lead effectively at home so you can focus on work when at work. Today's guest is Yummii Nguyen, who is a coach to parents. We talk about understanding your kids and conscious parenting. Yummii also connects the dots with how business performance and parenting go together. Discover new strategies that will improve your relationship with your kids. Also, learn how to improve your business performance with the same strategy.   Get the show notes for Business Performance and Parenting Well Go Together with Yummii Nguyen Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #YummiiNguyen with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttYummiiNguyen   #BusinessPerformance #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode866 #consciousparenting #parenting Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Creating the Feeling of Ownership that Drives Growth with Sandy Posa with Force of Nature

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 21:08

    Fast-growth companies get lots of things right. One little unknown aspect is how the leaders create a feeling of ownership throughout the company. I have researched this topic for years and love to discuss the concept of employees having the feeling of ownership with other founders. Today's guest is Sandy Posa, Founding Partner at Force of Nature. Inc Magazine ranked his company #405 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Force of Nature offers appliances that use electricity to convert salt, water & vinegar into a multi-purpose cleaner and EPA registered disinfectant as effective as bleach. Sandy shares how he can create a feeling of ownership at all company levels.   Get the show notes for Creating the Feeling of Ownership that Drives Growth with Sandy Posa with Force of Nature Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #SandyPosa with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttSandyPosa   #FeelingofOwnership #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode864 #electricitytoconvertsalt #EPAregistereddisinfectant Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    How to Get Your Employees to Be Client Advisors with AV with Avero Advisors

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 20:10

    Great companies focus on creating massive value for their clients. One part of that is having employers that are client advisors. Today's guest is Abhijit “AV” Verekar, President & CEO at Avèro Advisors. Inc Magazine ranked his company #721 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Avèro Advisors is an “end to end” information technology advisory firm that positions our clients for success through the effective application of tailor-made technology management strategies. AV and I look at the power of creating client advisors within your company. Learn the essential aspect of client advisors, so you leverage the power too.   Get the show notes for How to Get Your Employees to Be Client Advisors with AV with Avero Advisors Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #AbhijitVerekar with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAbhijitVerekar   #Client Advisors #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode864 #technologyadvisoryfirm #managementstrategies Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Inspire People to Create the Unimaginable with Keri Ford

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 20:07

    Do you have big audacious goals? Discover how to create the unimaginable with our special guest. Keri Ford is the founder and CEO at Elevate with Keri. This elite transformational coaching movement is dedicated to serving and elevating women's emotional intelligence and whole-body wellness. Keri and I discuss how to create the unimaginable. We are both coaches who work with very successful people. Keri works with powerful women to create the unimaginable in every part of their lives.   Get the show notes for Inspire People to Create the Unimaginable with Keri Ford Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #KeriFord with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttKeriFord   #CreateTheUnimaginable #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode863 #elevatingwomensemotionalintelligence Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Investing in Leadership Development is the Path to Growth with Chester Buczynski at Big Lakes Lawncare

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 22:07

    Investing in leadership development is a must in today's marketplace. Employees want to improve their skills and get experience that makes them more valuable. When investing in leadership development, you want to make sure you do it the right way. Today's guest is Chester Buczynski, Founding CEO at Big Lakes Lawncare. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1174 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Big Lakes Lawn care is a customer-focused, technology-driven lawn and landscape company focused on professionalizing the industry. Chester shares how he is investing in leadership development to grow the company. Learn how you can leverage new strategies for developing your leaders.   Get the show notes for Investing in Leadership Development is the Path to Growth with Chester Buczynski at Big Lakes Lawncare Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #ChesterBuczynski with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttChesterBuczynski   #InvestinginLeadershipDevelopment #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode862 #lawnandlandscape company Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Optimizing a Hybrid-work Model for Growth with Vishal Sunak with LinkSquares

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 25:10

    Many challenges have arisen with the hybrid-work model caused by recent shifts in employee demands for flexibility. The hybrid-work model is not going away. This is a concept that is here to stay. Today's guest is Vishal Sunak, Co-Founder & CEO at LinkSquares. Inc Magazine ranked his company #253 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. LinkSquares is the first AI-powered end-to-end contract lifecycle management platform. Vishal discusses his strategies about his company's hybrid-work model. Discover new strategies in aligning your people while working in a mixture of out-of-office and office.   Get the show notes for Optimizing a Hybrid-work Model for Growth with Vishal Sunak with LinkSquares Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #VishalSunak with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttVishalSunak   #HybridworkModel #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode861 #Inc2021 #AIpoweredendtoendcontract Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Employer Branding is the Intentional Strategy that Align People with Mada Seghete with Branch Metrics

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 21:41

    Everyone knows the power of branding your company. Let me share with you an emerging concept of employer branding. Discover how you can use this to attract talented people to your company. Today's guest is Mada Seghete, Co-founder & Managing Director at Branch Metrics. Inc Magazine ranked his company #365 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Branch Metrics is transforming how brands and users interact across digital platforms. Branch Metrics mobile marketing and deep linking solutions are trusted to deliver seamless experiences that increase ROI, decrease wasted spend, and eliminate siloed attribution. Mada gives you insights on employer branding and how you can use it to grow your company. Use the strategies to improve your employer branding to leverage the power of the concept. Get the show notes for Employer Branding is the Intentional Strategy that Align People with Mada Seghete with Branch Metrics Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #MadaSeghete with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttMadaSeghete   #EmployerBranding #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode860 #Inc2021 #gotomobilegrowthplatform Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Building the Right Team with Ken Jisser at The Pipeline Group

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 19:10

    Building the right team is essential if you want to scale your company. Hiring and developing your people allow for more creativity. Leaders must develop the skills of building the right team. Today's guest is Ken Jisser, Founder & CEO at The Pipeline Group. Inc Magazine ranked his company #415 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. The Pipeline Group provides Go-To-Market services for B2B software companies looking to build predictable pipeline. Ken shares his strategies for building the right team. We talk about why this matters more now than ever. Get the show notes for Building the Right Team with Ken Jisser at The Pipeline Group Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #KenJisser with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttKenJisser   #BuildingTheRightTeam #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode859 #Inc2021 #GoToMarketservices Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Leading Your Company to Maximize Your Company Value with John Warrillow

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 26:17

    Do you want to maximize your company value? Every business owner who wants to sell in the future must understand what they need to do to improve their value now. Today's guest is John Warrillow, author of “The Art of the Selling Your Business,” and a few others. John is also the founder of The Value Builder System™, host of Built To Sell Radio. John shares the steps to maximize your company value. John has years of experience helping companies increase their value. Discover the steps to maximize your company's value. Get the show notes for Leading Your Company to Maximize Your Company Value with John Warrillow Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #JohnWarrillow with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJohnWarrillow #MaximizeYourCompanyValue #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode858 #Author #TheArtoftheSellingYourBusiness Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Hiring Independent Employees and Retaining Talent with Ivan Jarry at Obvio Health USA

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 21:10

    Selecting the right people to join your company is essential to scaling your company. One way to ensure you have a team of empowered people is by hiring independent employees. Today's guest is Ivan Jarry, CEO at ObvioHealth. Inc Magazine ranked his company # 390 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. ObvioHealth is a global digital health organization providing real-world digital clinical trials that deliver better data. Ivan talks about the importance of hiring independent employees. We share the keys to having the kind of people who make decisions and overcome challenges. Discover why hiring independent employees matters. Get the show notes for Hiring Independent Employees and Retaining Talent with Ivan Jarry at Obvio Health USA Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #IvanJarry with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttIvanJarry #HiringIndependentEmployees #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode857 #Inc2021 #globaldigitalhealthorganization Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Leaders vs. Managers from the View of a Extremely Entrepreneur, Naveen Jain at Viome

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 23:18

    The word “managers” is through about and often seen as interchangeable with the word “leaders.” However, the concept of “leaders vs. managers” must be seen as different. Today's guest is Naveen Jain, Founder, and CEO at Viome. Viome Life Sciences was founded in 2016 with a mission to make illness optional by predicting, reversing, and preventing chronic diseases, cancer, and aging through a deeper understanding of an individual's biology. Naveen has a unique take on leaders vs. managers to help you understand the differences. Tune in to this powerful interview to spot the signs of those differences. Get the show notes for Leaders vs. Managers from the View of a Extremely Entrepreneur, Naveen Jain at Viome Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #NaveenJain with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttNaveenJain #leadersvsmanagers #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode856 #GutMicrobiomeTesting #PersonalizedHealthInsights Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Leading through a Major Pivot with Stephen Aborn at Freightplus

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 23:14

    Every leader knows the challenges of changing strategies and business models. Founders are required to have the skills of leading through a major pivot. Today's guest is Stephen Aborn, CEO at FreightPlus. Inc Magazine ranked his company #783 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. FreightPlus provider of outsourced managed transportation solutions, using data-driven technology and analysis to reduce costs for midsize and growing companies. Stephen discusses his approach to leading through a major pivot. Discover how you can lead powerfully through change. Get the show notes for Leading through a Major Pivot with Stephen Aborn at Freightplus Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #StephenAborn with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttStephenAborn #LeadingthroughaMajorPivot #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode855 #Inc2021 #transportationsolutions Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Employee Ownership Without Financial Tools with Allison Blake and Elisa Van Arnam at SoulKu

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 20:43

    Fast-growth companies have one common approach to alignment and cohesion. It is creating a culture of employee ownership. You don't have to use financial tools and strategies to make this happen. Today's guest is Allison Blake and Elisa Van Arnam, Co-founders at SoulKu. Inc Magazine ranked their company #944 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. SoulKu is a mother-owned and operated inspirational jewelry company and is based in Asheville, NC. All of their products are handcrafted by work-from-home moms in Asheville, NC. Allison and Elisa share how employee ownership is a part of their culture. We talk about how profit sharing and options are not required. Get the show notes for Employee Ownership Without Financial Tools with Allison Blake and Elisa Van Arnam at SoulKu Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #AllisonBlakeElisaVanArnam with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAllisonBlakeElisaVanArnam #EmployeeOwnership #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode854 #Inc2021 #inspirationaljewelrycompany Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Embracing Failure and a Culture of Joy with Evan Horowitz at Movers+Shakers

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 18:26

    If you want innovation, then embracing failure is required. You want people to feel safe sharing their ideas, even the crazy ones. Many fast-growth companies have people that are embracing failure in a regular basis. Today's guest is Evan Horowitz, Co-Founder & CEO at Movers+Shakers. Inc Magazine ranked his company #78 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Movers+Shakers is a disruptive creative agency on a mission to spread joy. By connecting brands to culture, Movers+Shakers drive brand love. Evan shares his experiences around embracing failure. We talk about why failure is misunderstood and how embracing failure is a path to success. Get the show notes for Embracing Failure and a Culture of Joy with Evan Horowitz at Movers+Shakers Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #EvanHorowitz with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttEvanHorowitz #EmbracingFailure #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode853 #Inc2021 #disruptivecreativeagency Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Aligning Culture with Mission with Ben Hodson at JobNimbus

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 23:40

    Every business has a mission. The idea is to know how to use it strategically. There is power in aligning culture with mission, and it drives company growth. Today's guest is Ben Hodson, Co-Founder & CEO at JobNimbus. Inc Magazine ranked his company #543 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. JobNimbus is an all-in-one hub for roofing businesses. With JobNimbus, you can track sales, jobs, and tasks from a single, simplified interface. Ben gives his perspective on aligning culture with mission. We explore why this matters when you want to grow your company. Get the show notes for Aligning Culture with Mission with Ben Hodson at JobNimbus Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #BenHodson with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttBenHodson #AligningCulturewithMission #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode852 #Inc2021 #roofingbusinesses Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    Employee-centric Focus to Fast Growth with Jill Ellsworth at Willow Industries

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 19:43

    Leaders often believe company success comes down to how well you can deliver value to your customers. However, that is not everything. In fact, having an employee-centric focus is required to scale your business. Today's guest is Jill Ellsworth, Founder & CEO at Willow Industries. Inc Magazine ranked her company #205 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Willow Industries provides cutting-edge technology for post-harvest microbial decontamination in cannabis. Jill shares about having an employee-centric focus and its impact on company growth. She gives you the core strategies that support the employee-centric focus they have adopted. Get the show notes for Employee-centric Focus to Fast Growth with Jill Ellsworth at Willow Industries Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #JillEllsworth with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJillEllsworth #EmployeecentricFocus #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode851 #Inc2021 #microbialdecontamination #cannabis Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

    How Diversity and Inclusion Drive Growth with Everett Harper at Truss

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 24:03

    Every business has challenges that must be overcome. As your company grows beyond product-market fit, you want to figure out your Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) approach. This topic is often misunderstood, and figuring it out will give you an advantage. Today's guest is Everett Harper, CEO and Co-Founder at Truss. Inc Magazine ranked his company #553 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Truss helps your product, design, and engineering teams work together to produce high-quality, iterative software quickly without putting customer data or safety at risk. Everett and I talk about diversity and inclusion in today's economy. It isn't very easy and requires you to be open-minded for sure. Diversity and inclusion are areas of leadership that will challenge you as your company grows. Get the show notes for How Diversity and Inclusion Drive Growth with Everett Harper at Truss Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #EverettHarper with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttEverettHarper #DiversityandInclusion #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode850 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 #buildsoftware Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!

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