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Growth Think Tank

English, Finance, 473 seasons, 1056 episodes, 2 days, 5 hours, 35 minutes
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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 leaders to experts in various domains of marketing, sales, and leadership that allows you to explode your growth. Learn from their failures and discover the finer elements of significance that will impact your company. Guests include Daymond John, Les Brown, Michael Gerber, Jonah Berger, Bob Berg, Greg McKeown, and with the host Gene Hammett.
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Invest in your Employees the Right Way with Jacob Corlyon at CCMR3

In this episode, we explore the critical strategies on how to invest in your employees the right way. Discover why it’s essential to invest in your employees to boost morale, enhance skills, and drive company growth. Today's guest is Jacob Corlyon, Co-Founder & CEO of CCMR3. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1648 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. CCMR3 is an accounts receivable management firm that is changing the face of the industry through its forward-thinking and innovative strategy. Jacob shares practical methods and real-world examples of successful employee investments that yield high returns. Learn how to create an environment where investing in your employees leads to loyalty, innovation, and sustained productivity. Tune in to understand the long-term benefits and the transformative impact when you invest in your employees effectively.   Get the show notes for Invest in your Employees the Right Way with Jacob Corlyon at CCMR3 Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #JacobCorlyon featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJacobCorlyon   #InvestinyourEmployees #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1102 #Inc5000 #FinancialServices     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
6/17/202421 minutes, 35 seconds
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Strategies for a High Performance Culture with Tim Vogel at Scenthound

In this episode, we explore essential strategies for cultivating a High-Performance Culture within your organization. Today's guest is Tim Vogel, Founder & CEO of Scenthound. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3573 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list.Scenthound IS A franchise concept specializing in wellness care for dogs by prioritizing basic hygiene and routine well-being with convenient monthly subscription services. Discover how fostering a High-Performance Culture can significantly enhance productivity and drive business success. We delve into practical steps and best practices for leaders to implement and sustain a culture where excellence thrives. Listeners will gain insights into the key elements that define a High-Performance Culture and how to embed these into their teams. Join us to learn how to create an environment where high performance is not just an expectation but a standard.   Get the show notes for Strategies for a High Performance Culture with Tim Vogel at Scenthound Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #TimVogel featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttTimVogel   #HighPerformanceCulture #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1101 #Inc5000 #groomingfranchise     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
6/13/202419 minutes, 59 seconds
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Becoming a Leader and the Need for Tough Conversations with Horst Schultze, Co-founder of The Ritz-Carlton

In this episode, we delve into the journey of becoming a leader with Horst Schulze, Co-founder of The Ritz-Carlton. Schulze shares his invaluable insights on the essential qualities and skills required for becoming a leader in today’s dynamic business environment. We discuss the critical role that tough conversations play in leadership and how they can drive growth and improvement. Learn from Schulze’s experiences and discover practical advice on navigating the challenges of becoming a leader while fostering a culture of excellence. Tune in to understand why becoming a leader is not just about authority but about making impactful decisions and driving positive change.   Get the show notes for Becoming a Leader and the Need for Tough Conversations with Horst Schultze, Co-founder of The Ritz-Carlton Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #HorstSchulze featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttHorstSchulze1100   #BecomingaLeader #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1100 #bestsellingauthor     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
6/10/202426 minutes, 26 seconds
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Leading for Employee Excellence with Subbloie Albert at Budderfly

In this episode, we dive into the principles of leading for employee excellence, exploring the critical strategies and mindsets that drive top-tier performance and engagement within your team. Today's guest is Albert Subbloie, Founder and CEO of Budderfly. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1984 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Budderfly is a leading efficiency-as-a-service firm in the restaurant and repeatable-footprint commercial building industry. Albert shares his insights on how fostering a culture of employee excellence can drive company success and growth. We'll explore strategies that empower team members to perform at their highest potential, ensuring that employee excellence is at the forefront of your leadership approach. Discover the impact of investing in your employees' development and how it translates to overall organizational excellence. Join us for an engaging discussion on achieving and maintaining employee excellence in your company.   Get the show notes for Leading for Employee Excellence with Subbloie Albert at Budderfly Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #AlbertSubbloie featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAlbertSubbloie   #employeeexcellence #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1099 #FacilitiesServices     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
6/6/202423 minutes, 50 seconds
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Hiring the Right Way with Jessica Lackey

In this insightful episode, we explore the essential strategies for Hiring the Right Way with Jessica Lackey. Jessica shares her expert knowledge on how to identify and attract top talent while emphasizing the importance of Hiring the Right Way. Learn the key techniques that ensure your hiring process is both effective and efficient, leading to a stronger, more cohesive team. Discover how Hiring the Right Way can significantly impact your company's growth and culture. Tune in to gain valuable tips and insights from Jessica Lackey on creating a robust hiring strategy.   Get the show notes for Hiring the Right Way with Jessica Lackey Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #JessicaLackey featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJessicaLackey   #Hiringtherightway #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1098 #ProfessionalTraining #Coaching     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
6/3/202422 minutes, 18 seconds
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Leading in a Crisis with David G. Ewing at Motiv

In this episode, we dive deep into the art of Leading in a Crisis with David G. Ewing at Motiv. David shares his extensive experience and insights on the crucial strategies for effectively Leading in a Crisis. As businesses face unprecedented challenges, understanding the principles of Leading in a Crisis has never been more vital. David G. Ewing offers practical advice and real-world examples on how leaders can navigate their teams through turbulent times. Tune in to learn how to become a resilient leader and guide your organization to success, even in the most challenging situations.   Get the show notes for Leading in a Crisis with David G. Ewing at Motiv Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #DavidGEwing featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttDavidGEwing   #LeadinginaCrisis #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1097 #Inc5000 #ITServices #ITConsulting     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
5/30/202419 minutes, 29 seconds
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Interview with the Author of "Grow" for Employees that Want to Get Promoted with Randy Ornstein

In this episode, we sit down with Randy Ornstein, the author of "Grow for Employees that Want to Get Promoted." Randy Ornstein shares his insights on the strategies and mindsets necessary for employees to get promoted in today's competitive work environment. Throughout our conversation, Randy Ornstein emphasizes the key actions that can help you stand out and get promoted faster. Listeners will discover practical tips and real-life examples that illustrate how to navigate their career paths and achieve their promotion goals. Tune in to learn how to get promoted and accelerate your career growth from Randy Ornstein's expert perspective.   Get the show notes for Interview with the Author of "Grow" for Employees that Want to Get Promoted with Randy Ornstein Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #RandyOrnstein featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttRandyOrnstein   #getpromoted #Grow #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1096 #Inc5000 #bestsellingauthor #Author     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
5/27/202422 minutes, 52 seconds
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Interview with the Author of "Grow" with Michael McFall

In this episode, we have an insightful interview with Michael McFall, the acclaimed author of "Grow." Michael McFall shares his expertise on scaling businesses and achieving sustainable growth. Through our conversation, Michael McFall delves into the key strategies and principles that have driven his success. Listeners will gain valuable insights into how to navigate the complexities of business expansion directly from Michael McFall. Join us to learn how to apply these proven methods to foster growth in your own organization.   Get the show notes for Interview with the Author of "Grow" with Michael McFall Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #MichaelMcFall featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttMichaelMcFall   #Grow #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1095 #Inc5000 #bestsellingauthor #Author     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
5/23/202424 minutes, 32 seconds
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Interview with the Author of "Fixing Work" with Thomas Bertels

In this enlightening episode, we sit down with Thomas Bertels, the acclaimed author of "Fixing Work." Thomas Bertels shares his groundbreaking insights on transforming the workplace to foster greater productivity and satisfaction. Through engaging dialogue, Thomas Bertels explores practical strategies and innovative solutions for addressing common workplace challenges. Listeners will gain valuable knowledge on how to create a more effective and fulfilling work environment directly from Thomas Bertels. Tune in to this compelling interview to discover actionable steps for fixing work and enhancing your organizational culture.
5/20/202424 minutes, 42 seconds
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Interview with the Author of "Reinvent" with Faisal Hoque

In this captivating episode, we have the privilege of interviewing Faisal Hoque, the esteemed author of "Reinvent." Join us as Faisal shares his profound insights and strategies for navigating the complexities of reinvention in today's rapidly changing world. With over two decades of experience in entrepreneurship and innovation, Faisal Hoque offers invaluable wisdom on how individuals and organizations can adapt, evolve, and thrive amidst uncertainty. Through engaging discussions and compelling anecdotes, Faisal Hoque sheds light on the importance of embracing change, fostering resilience, and harnessing creativity to drive meaningful transformation. Tune in to gain actionable insights and practical advice from Faisal Hoque as he shares his expertise on reinvention, leadership, and the future of work. Don't miss this enlightening conversation with Faisal Hoque, where we explore how to embrace reinvention as a catalyst for personal and professional growth in today's dynamic landscape.
5/16/202424 minutes, 55 seconds
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Creating a Best Place to Work Has Amazing Benefits with Aaron Davis at Firefly Solar

In this insightful podcast episode, we delve into the transformative power of creating a Best Place to Work environment and its remarkable benefits. Join us as we explore how fostering a culture that prioritizes employee well-being and satisfaction can elevate your organization to new heights. Today's guest is Aaron Davis, CEO & Founder of Firefly Solar. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3047 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Firefly Solar is a residential and commercial solar installer with over 1000 systems installed and continued market expansion planned for 2023. Throughout the discussion, Aaron talks about practical strategies and real-world examples of how they successfully cultivated a Best Place to Work environment. By prioritizing employee happiness and fulfillment, organizations can attract and retain top talent, foster innovation, and ultimately drive business success. Tune in to discover how investing in your employees and creating a Best Place to Work can lead to a more engaged, productive, and thriving workforce, propelling your organization towards sustained growth and success. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how prioritizing employee satisfaction can yield amazing benefits for your company's culture, performance, and bottom line.
5/13/202422 minutes, 12 seconds
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Managing Chaos and Growth at the Same Time with Gene Hammett

In the fast-paced world of business, managing chaos while navigating growth is a formidable challenge for leaders. Join us on this enlightening podcast episode as we delve into the strategies and insights needed to effectively manage chaos amidst growth. Throughout the discussion, we explore how successful leaders tackle the complexities of managing chaos head-on while steering their organizations toward sustainable growth. By mastering the art of managing chaos, leaders can adapt to change, maintain resilience, and seize opportunities for innovation and expansion. I'm Gene Hammett, an executive coach with over ten years of experience working with CEOs and their executive teams. After studying the leadership of fast-growing companies, I have developed frameworks and insights to help you and your company grow. Tune in to gain valuable perspectives and practical tips on balancing chaos and growth to propel your organization toward success in today's dynamic business landscape. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from experienced leaders who have successfully navigated the intricate balance between chaos and growth, driving their organizations to new heights of achievement.
5/9/20244 minutes, 35 seconds
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Creating the Right Employee Experience with Chris Saltz, Rali

In today's competitive business landscape, creating the right employee experience is paramount for organizational success. Join us on this insightful podcast episode as we explore the strategies and best practices to cultivate an environment where employees thrive. Today's guest is Chris Saltz, Chief Revenue Officer at Rali. Rali powers measurable, scalable, and lasting behavior change, which shapes the employee experience and drives continuous performance improvement. Rali is highly effective at achieving outcomes at large scale, which makes it faster, more economical, and better than traditional approaches. Throughout the discussion, Chris delves into the key components that contribute to crafting the right employee experience, from fostering a positive company culture to providing opportunities for growth and development. By prioritizing the right employee experience, organizations can boost employee satisfaction, retention, and ultimately drive business growth. Tune in to discover actionable insights and proven techniques to ensure that your organization delivers the right employee experience that attracts, engages, and retains top talent. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how to create a workplace where employees feel valued, motivated, and empowered to contribute their best.
5/6/202421 minutes, 5 seconds
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Interview with the Author of "The Box of Life" with Orit Ramler

In this special episode, we have the privilege of interviewing Orit Ramler, the author behind "The Box of Life." Join us as we delve into the insights, inspirations, and journey behind the creation of this transformative book. Orit Ramler shares her personal experiences, motivations, and the powerful message she hopes to convey through "The Box of Life." As we explore the themes and lessons within the book, listeners gain a deeper understanding of Orit Ramler's unique perspective and the impact of her work. Through this engaging conversation with Orit Ramler, listeners are invited to embark on a journey of self-discovery, growth, and empowerment. Tune in to gain invaluable insights from Orit Ramler, the visionary author behind "The Box of Life," and uncover the wisdom that can enrich your own life's journey.
5/2/202419 minutes, 8 seconds
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Two Stories of Real Leadership with Gene Hammett, Executive Coach

In this compelling podcast episode, we bring you "Two Stories of Real Leadership" that inspire, motivate, and illuminate the essence of authentic leadership. I'm Gene Hammett, an executive coach with over ten years of experience working with CEOs and their executive teams. After studying the leadership of fast-growing companies, I have developed frameworks and insights to help you and your company grow. These stories showcase how effective leadership isn't just about authority or titles but is rooted in integrity, empathy, and a genuine commitment to serving others. By exploring the triumphs, challenges, and pivotal moments in these leaders' paths, listeners gain valuable lessons and inspiration to apply in their leadership roles. Join us as we celebrate the transformative impact of real leadership and uncover the timeless qualities that distinguish extraordinary leaders from the rest. Tune in to discover how embracing the ethos of real leadership can drive positive change, foster growth, and inspire greatness in individuals and organizations alike.
4/29/20247 minutes, 9 seconds
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Culture of Transparency that Drives Growth with Keith Diego at Invisors

Join us as we delve into the transformative power of a "culture of transparency" in driving organizational growth. In this enlightening podcast episode, we explore how fostering a culture of transparency cultivates trust, collaboration, and innovation within teams. By embracing open communication and honesty, organizations can create an environment where employees feel empowered to share ideas, address challenges, and take ownership of their work. Today's guest is Keith Diego, Partner and Co-Founder of Invisors. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3417 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Invisors is a global consultancy providing initial deployment, optimization, and ongoing support services for Workday's full suite of products. Throughout the discussion, Keith delves into the multifaceted benefits of prioritizing transparency in leadership and decision-making processes. Discover how embracing a culture of transparency can lead to increased employee engagement, improved performance, and ultimately, sustainable growth for your organization. Tune in to learn actionable strategies for cultivating transparency and driving positive change within your team and beyond.
4/25/202421 minutes, 40 seconds
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How to Keep Employees Happy and Drive Growth Too with Conrad Snover at ProcureAbility

4/21/202422 minutes, 53 seconds
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Using Your Vision and Values to Drive Growth with Omar Palacios at Bring IT

4/18/202424 minutes, 43 seconds
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Hiring Employees with a Growth Mindset with John Shelman & Jonathan Nichols at JJ Safety

Welcome to our podcast where we explore the transformative power of hiring employees with a growth mindset. Today's guests are John Shelman & Jonathan Nichols, Co-owners of JJ Safety. Inc Magazine ranked their company #4650 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. JJ Safety provides the best-in-class safety audit strategy consulting for contractors who are required to be a part of online systems. With a focus on "Growth Mindset," John & Jonathan delve into strategies and best practices for identifying and recruiting individuals who embrace challenges and thrive on continuous development. Join us as we uncover how fostering a culture that values a growth mindset can lead to greater innovation, resilience, and success. Through insightful interviews and practical advice, we provide actionable insights to help you build a team of adaptable and forward-thinking individuals. Tune in to learn how hiring employees with a growth mindset can drive organizational growth and cultivate a dynamic and thriving workplace culture.
4/15/202421 minutes, 45 seconds
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Attracting High Achievers and Creating the Right Employee Experience with Mitchell Cho at FedWriters

Discover the keys to building a thriving workforce and fostering an exceptional employee experience on the podcast "Attracting High Achievers and Creating the Right Employee Experience." Today's guest is Mitchell Cho, CEO of FedWriters. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3046 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. FedWriters is a professional writing, research, and communications company that helps government and commercial customers develop and manage a range of projects and products. Throughout the episode, Mitchell delves into strategies for attracting high achievers who align with your company's values and goals. By focusing on attracting high achievers, organizations can elevate their performance and drive sustainable growth. Join us as we explore practical tips and best practices for creating a workplace culture that attracts top talent and cultivates an environment where employees can thrive. Tune in to gain valuable insights and actionable advice to enhance your recruitment efforts and optimize the employee experience. Whether you're a seasoned HR professional or a business leader looking to elevate your team, this podcast is your go-to resource for attracting high achievers and fostering a culture of excellence.
4/11/202421 minutes, 18 seconds
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Conversation with the Author: In Search of You, Kasey Compton, Author and Serial Entrepreneur

Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery with "In Search of You: How to Find Joy When Doing More Isn't Doing It Anymore" by Kasey Compton. In this enlightening book, Kasey Compton shares her personal experiences and insights on finding genuine joy and fulfillment in life, even when overwhelmed by the pressures of productivity and success. Through relatable anecdotes and practical advice, Kasey Compton guides readers on a path towards rediscovering their true selves and prioritizing what truly matters. With wisdom and compassion, she encourages readers to embrace authenticity, set boundaries, and cultivate a deeper connection with themselves and others. Join Kasey Compton as she empowers readers to break free from the cycle of busyness and reclaim their joy, one mindful step at a time. Whether you're feeling lost in the hustle of modern life or seeking greater balance and fulfillment, "In Search of You" offers valuable insights and tools to help you navigate life's journey with clarity, purpose, and joy.
4/8/202422 minutes, 12 seconds
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How to Keep the Best Employees with Daniel Winer at Hexclad

In today's competitive job market, retaining top talent is essential for the long-term success of any organization. This podcast episode explores effective strategies and proven techniques to keep the best employees engaged, motivated, and committed to their roles. Today's guest is Daniel Winer, Founder & CEO of HexClad. Inc Magazine ranked his company #778 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Hexclad Cookware is Improving kitchen essentials using innovation, technology and sophisticated engineering to enliven the cookware industry with patented hybrid technology. Daniel shares his insights on fostering a positive work environment, offering competitive compensation and benefits, and providing opportunities for growth and development. By prioritizing employee satisfaction and well-being, companies can create a workplace culture that encourages loyalty and reduces turnover. Join us as we delve into the importance of retaining top talent and discover actionable steps to keep the best employees satisfied, fulfilled, and invested in the company's success. Whether you're a small startup or a large corporation, implementing strategies to keep the best employees can lead to higher productivity, stronger team cohesion, and increased overall performance, ultimately driving organizational growth and success.
4/4/202424 minutes, 9 seconds
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How to Hire People that are Aligned with the Company Mission

In today's competitive job market, hiring individuals who are aligned with the company's mission is crucial for fostering a cohesive and motivated workforce. This podcast episode delves into effective strategies and best practices to identify and recruit candidates who share the organization's core values and vision. Today's guest is Elisabete Miranda, CEO of CQ Fluency. Inc Magazine ranked her company #3878 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. CQ Fluency is a full-service global language provider, est. in 2000, that offers a full suite of culturally relevant translation services for life sciences and healthcare in over 200 languages. In this episode, Elisabete shares her insights on crafting compelling job descriptions, conducting targeted interviews, and assessing cultural fit to ensure alignment with the company mission. Through real-world examples and actionable tips, listeners gain valuable insights into building a team of individuals who are not only skilled but also passionately committed to advancing the company's goals. Join us as we explore the importance of hiring people aligned with the company mission and discover how this alignment drives employee engagement, retention, and organizational success. Whether you're a startup or a well-established corporation, mastering the art of hiring individuals who are aligned with the company's mission is essential for building a thriving and purpose-driven workplace culture.   Get the show notes for How to Hire People that are Aligned with the Company Mission Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #ElisabeteMiranda featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttElisabeteMiranda   #AlignedwiththeCompany Mission #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1080 #Inc5000 #globallanguageprovider #TranslationandLocalization     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
4/1/202428 minutes, 14 seconds
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How to Create Effective Leaders as You Scale with Lance Madden at Clarity Retail

In the dynamic landscape of business growth, creating effective leaders is paramount to navigating the challenges of scaling your organization successfully. In this enlightening podcast episode, we delve into the strategies and practices that empower emerging leaders to thrive as companies expand and evolve. Today's guest is Lance Madden, Founder & COO of Clarity Retail. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3862 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Clarity Retail Services is a design, development, and implementation company, serving the retail marketplace. In this episode, Lance shares invaluable insights into the essential traits and skills required in creating effective leaders at every level of your organization. Through discussions on mentorship programs, leadership development initiatives, and actionable leadership principles, listeners gain practical guidance to nurture a pipeline of capable and empowered leaders. Join us as we explore the transformative journey of creating effective leaders and unlock the key strategies to drive sustainable growth and success in today's competitive landscape. Whether you're leading a startup or a multinational corporation, our discussions on How to Create Effective Leaders as You Scale will equip you with the tools and insights needed to build a resilient leadership culture that propels your organization forward.   Get the show notes for How to Create Effective Leaders as You Scale with Lance Madden at Clarity Retail Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #LanceMadden featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/3PGdy3i   #CreatingEffectiveLeaders #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1079 #Inc5000 #RetailServices #retailmarketplace     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
3/28/202425 minutes, 50 seconds
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Building a Strong Remote Culture with Chris Moe at Cartograph

In today's rapidly evolving work landscape, building a strong remote culture has become paramount for organizational success. In this enlightening podcast episode, we explore the intricacies of cultivating a cohesive and thriving remote work environment. Today's guest is Chris Moe, CEO of Cartograph. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1928 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Cartograph is an eCommerce-focused agency that helps CPG brands sell on Amazon. Chris shares his invaluable insights into the strategies and practices that foster connectivity and engagement among distributed teams. Through discussions on communication tools, virtual team-building activities, and flexible work policies, listeners gain actionable tips to nurture a strong remote culture. Join us as we delve into the nuances of building a strong remote culture and unlock the secrets to maximizing productivity and collaboration in the digital age. Whether you're a seasoned remote team or just embarking on this journey, our discussions on Building a Strong Remote Culture will provide you with the tools and strategies needed for success.   Get the show notes for Building a Strong Remote Culture with Chris Moe at Cartograph Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #ChrisMoe featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/3xgVDK5   #buildingastrongremoteculture #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1078 #Inc5000 #eCommercefocusedagency #eCommerce     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
3/25/202423 minutes, 25 seconds
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Finding the Right People with Vince Heuser at Wholesale Door

Embarking on the journey of organizational growth often hinges on one critical factor: Finding the Right People. In this compelling podcast episode, we delve into the art and science of Finding the Right People to build a high-performing team. Today's guest is Vince Heuser, Owner of Wholesale Door Supply. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2459 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Wholesale Door Supply is a large wholesale distributor of garage doors and garage door openers supplying dealers in the Kentucky and southern Indiana region. In this episode, Vince shares his expertise and firsthand experiences in navigating the challenges of recruitment. By prioritizing finding the right people, businesses can fortify their teams, drive innovation, and achieve sustainable success. Tune in to discover actionable tips and best practices to streamline your recruitment process and build a workforce poised for excellence.   Get the show notes for Finding the Right People with Vince Heuser at Wholesale Door Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #VinceHeuser featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/4cnqK73   #FindingtheRightPeople #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1077 #Inc5000 #wholesaledistributor #garagedoorsandgaragedooropeners     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
3/21/202424 minutes, 54 seconds
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The 6 Stages of Company Culture Maturity with Gene Hammett, Executive Coach

In this enlightening solo episode, we explore the fascinating journey of organizational culture development through "The 6 Stages of Company Culture Maturity." Delving deep into each stage, we dissect the evolution of culture within companies, from its infancy to its zenith. Through insightful discussions and real-world examples, listeners will gain invaluable insights into the critical milestones and challenges encountered at each stage of culture maturity. I'm Gene Hammett, an executive coach with over ten years of experience working with CEOs and their executive teams. After studying the leadership of fast-growing companies, I have developed frameworks and insights to help you and your company grow. Join us as we uncover the strategies and best practices for navigating these stages effectively, ensuring that your organization's culture evolves harmoniously with its growth and transformation. Whether you're a seasoned leader or an aspiring entrepreneur, understanding the dynamics of culture maturity is essential for fostering a thriving and resilient organizational culture.   Get the show notes for The 6 Stages of Company Culture Maturity with Gene Hammett, Executive Coach Click to Tweet: Listening to an amazing episode on Growth Think Tank with @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttEpisode1076   #CultureMaturity #GeneHammettPodcast #Leadership #GHepisode1076 #Podcasts #6StagesofCompanyCultureMaturity     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
3/18/202410 minutes, 42 seconds
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What PE firms want a Strong Management Team with Eitan Reshef at Blue Wheel

In this insightful podcast episode, we uncover the critical role of a strong management team in attracting private equity (PE) firms. Join us as we explore what PE firms look for when assessing potential investments and why a robust management team is often a key deciding factor. Today's guest is Eitan Reshef, CEO of Blue Wheel Media. Inc Magazine ranked his company #821 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Blue Wheel Media is a digital commerce agency servicing brands "from click to ship", with solutions ranging from marketing and advertising to fulfillment. In this episode, Eitan shares his insights through compelling discussions, offering listeners a deeper understanding of how a strong management team can significantly enhance a company's value proposition in the eyes of PE investors. Discover the qualities and attributes that make a management team stand out in the competitive landscape of private equity acquisitions, and learn actionable strategies for strengthening leadership capabilities within your organization. Whether you're an entrepreneur seeking investment or a seasoned executive aiming to lead your company to new heights, understanding what PE firms want in a strong management team is essential for driving growth and maximizing investment opportunities. Tune in to this episode to unlock valuable insights into building and nurturing a management team that attracts the attention of PE investors and accelerates business success.   Get the show notes for What PE firms want a Strong Management Team with Eitan Reshef at Blue Wheel  Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #EitanReshef featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttEitanReshef   #StrongManagementTeam #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1075 #Inc5000 #AdvertisingServices #digitalcommerceagency     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
3/14/202425 minutes, 22 seconds
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Great Work Leads To More Work with Lillian Marsh at Tiny Wins

In this enlightening podcast episode, we explore the powerful concept of how great work leads to more work. Join us as we delve into the transformative impact of delivering exceptional results and its ripple effect on future opportunities. Today's guest is Lillian Mars, Chief Strategy Officer & Founder of Tiny Wins. Inc Magazine ranked her company #613 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Tiny Wins is a brand strategy, design, and digital product studio that helps brands tell their stories and understand themselves better. Through insightful discussions and real-world examples, listeners will gain valuable insights into how the mantra "great work leads to more work" holds true across various industries and professions. Discover practical strategies for consistently producing high-quality work that not only satisfies current clients but also attracts new ones, propelling your career or business to new heights. Whether you're a freelancer, entrepreneur, or corporate professional, understanding the dynamics of how great work leads to more work is essential for long-term success in today's competitive landscape. Tune in to this episode to learn how to leverage the power of your work to open doors to endless opportunities and advancements.   Get the show notes for Great Work Leads To More Work with Lillian Marsh at Tiny Wins  Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #LillianMarsh featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttLillianMarsh   #GreatWorkLeadsToMoreWork #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1074 #Inc5000 #DesignServices #brandstrategy     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
3/7/202422 minutes, 43 seconds
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Living Company Core Values and Leadership Principles for Growth with Alisa Haynes at Haute

Get the show notes for Living Company Core Values and Leadership Principles for Growth with Alisa Haynes at Haute Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #AlisaHaynes featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAlisaHaynes   #LivingCompanyCoreValues #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1073 #Inc5000 #AdvertisingServices     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
3/4/202421 minutes, 26 seconds
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Negotiation Skills for Leaders with William Ury, Author of Possible

Join us for an enlightening podcast episode as we delve into the world of negotiation skills with our guest, William Ury. The author of the world’s best-selling book on negotiation draws on his nearly fifty years of experience and knowledge grappling with the world’s toughest conflicts to offer a way out of the seemingly impossible problems of our time. In this conversation, we explore the indispensable role of negotiation skills in effective leadership and decision-making. William shares invaluable insights and practical strategies to enhance negotiation skills, empowering leaders to navigate complex situations with confidence and clarity. Discover how mastering negotiation skills can lead to better outcomes, stronger relationships, and increased organizational success. Whether you are a seasoned leader or aspiring to hone your negotiation skills, this episode offers actionable advice and profound wisdom from one of the foremost experts in the field. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from William's wealth of experience and transform your approach to negotiation in both professional and personal contexts.   Get the show notes for Negotiation Skills for Leaders with William Ury, Author of Possible Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #WilliamUry featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/49xBYnE   #Negotiationskills #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1072 #Inc5000 #BestSellingAuthors #AuthorofPossible     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
2/29/202419 minutes, 22 seconds
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Becoming a more Effective Servant Leader with Matt Lafata at HRchitect

In the journey of leadership, mastering the art of becoming a more effective servant leader holds the key to fostering trust, collaboration, and growth within teams. In this insightful podcast episode, we delve into the principles and practices that define effective servant leadership and its transformative impact on organizational culture. Today's guest is Matt Lafata, President & CEO at HRchitect. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4405 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. HRchitect is the only consulting firm that specializes solely in Human Capital Management and delivers expertise around the full lifecycle of HCM technology. Our guest, Matt, shares his expertise on embodying the qualities of empathy, humility, and selflessness that are essential for effective servant leadership. Join us as we explore actionable strategies and real-world examples that can help leaders cultivate a servant-leader mindset and elevate their impact on their teams and organizations. Tune in to discover how embracing the ethos of effective servant leadership can drive employee engagement, enhance performance, and foster a culture of empowerment and excellence.   Get the show notes for Becoming a more Effective Servant Leader with Matt Lafata at HRchitect Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #MattLafata featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/4bUYtnZ   #EffectiveServantLeader #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1071 #Inc5000 #HumanCapitalManagement #HCMtechnology     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
2/26/202418 minutes, 27 seconds
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Creating a Culture of Enthusiastic Employees with Jack Nelson at Skimmer

In today's competitive landscape, fostering a culture of enthusiastic employees is paramount for organizational success. In this captivating podcast episode, we explore the strategies and principles behind creating an environment where enthusiasm thrives. Today's guest is Jack Nelson, CEO at Skimmer. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1036 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Skimmer is pool service software that makes it easier to run your pool business. Our esteemed guest, Nelson shares his insights on nurturing a positive workplace culture that inspires passion and commitment among team members. Join us as we delve into the tangible benefits of having enthusiastic employees, from increased productivity to enhanced creativity and innovation. Discover actionable tips and real-world examples that can help leaders cultivate and sustain a culture that energizes and empowers their workforce. Tune in to learn how to unleash the full potential of your team by fostering a culture of enthusiastic employees.   Get the show notes for Creating a Culture of Enthusiastic Employees with Jack Nelson at Skimmer  Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #JackNelson featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/3ws1FaF   #EnthusiasticEmployees #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1070 #Inc5000 #poolservicesoftware #SoftwareDevelopment     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
2/22/202424 minutes, 48 seconds
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Core Values Driven-Leadership Is Essential to Your Culture with Grant Hensel at Nonprofit Megaphone

Values-driven leadership is the cornerstone of a healthy organizational culture, shaping its identity and guiding its actions. In this illuminating podcast episode, we explore the critical role of Values-Driven Leadership in cultivating a strong and cohesive workplace environment. Today's guest is Grant Hensel, CEO of Nonprofit Megaphone. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1177 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Nonprofit Megaphone helps over 600 nonprofit organizations maximize the value of their Google and Microsoft Ad Grant programs. In this episode, Grant delves into the significance of aligning leadership practices with core values, emphasizing its profound impact on employee engagement and organizational performance. Join us as we uncover practical strategies and real-world examples demonstrating how Values-Driven Leadership fosters trust, integrity, and collaboration within teams. Discover how embracing Values-Driven Leadership can propel your organization toward greater success and sustainability.   Get the show notes for Core Values Driven-Leadership Is Essential to Your Culture with Grant Hensel at Nonprofit Megaphone Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #GrantHensel featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttGrantHensel   #ValuesDrivenLeadership #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1069 #Inc5000 #nonprofitorganizations #AdGrant programs     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
2/15/202425 minutes, 54 seconds
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Conversation with the Author, Mike Michalowicz, of "All In" Book

Join us for an engaging conversation with Mike Michalowicz, the renowned author of the book "All In." In this insightful podcast episode, Mike Michalowicz shares invaluable insights and practical strategies from his latest book, offering a blueprint for entrepreneurs to achieve business success while maintaining a balanced life. With Mike Michalowicz as our guest, we delve deep into the principles of entrepreneurship, productivity, and achieving personal fulfillment. Tune in as Mike Michalowicz reveals the key lessons and actionable advice from "All In," empowering listeners to take their entrepreneurial journey to the next level. Don't miss this opportunity to gain wisdom from Mike Michalowicz's expertise and embark on a path toward sustainable success in both business and life.   Get the show notes for Conversation with the Author, Mike Michalowicz, of "All In" Book  Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #MikeMichalowicz featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttMikeMichalowicz1068   #BestSellingAuthors #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1068 #Inc5000 #AllIn #BestSellingAuthors     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
2/12/202423 minutes, 18 seconds
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Leading and Hiring Employees with an Entrepreneurial Mindset with Domenic Colasante at 2X

Embark on an enlightening journey as we delve into the art of leading and hiring employees with an entrepreneurial mindset in our latest podcast episode. Discover the transformative power of infusing your team with an entrepreneurial mindset, creating a dynamic environment that fosters innovation, adaptability, and forward-thinking. Today's guest is Domenic Colasante, CEO of 2X. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1397 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. 2X - Berwyn PA provides end-to-end marketing execution managed services for both enterprise-sized and private equity-backed high-growth B2B organizations. In this episode, Domenic shares his expert insights on how cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset among your employees can drive organizational growth and resilience. Learn why leading and hiring with an entrepreneurial mindset is a strategic imperative in navigating today's fast-paced business landscape. Tune in to gain valuable insights into the profound impact of embracing an entrepreneurial mindset on leadership, employee engagement, and overall organizational success.   Get the show notes for Leading and Hiring Employees with an Entrepreneurial Mindset with Domenic Colasante at 2X Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #DomenicColasante featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttDomenicColasante   #EntrepreneurialMindset #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1067 #Inc5000 #B2B #Marketing Services     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
2/8/202421 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Importance of Having Great People with Omar Jordan at Coviance

Dive into a profound exploration of organizational success in our latest podcast, where we unravel the importance of having great people. Discover why having great people is not just a luxury but a cornerstone for sustainable growth and excellence. Join us in exploring the transformative impact of assembling a team of exceptional individuals whose skills, passion, and dedication synergize to elevate your organization. Today's guest is Omar Jordan, Founder & CEO at Coviance. Inc Magazine ranked his company #933 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Coviance is a fintech company offering efficient, speedy home equity lending through a cloud-based technology. In this podcast, Omar shares insightful discussions, real-world examples, and actionable strategies that illuminate the path to attracting, nurturing, and retaining great people. Learn why having great people is the catalyst for innovation, collaboration, and achieving enduring success in today's dynamic business landscape.   Get the show notes for The Importance of Having Great People with Omar Jordan at Coviance Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #OmarJordan featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttOmarJordan   #HavingGreatPeople #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1066 #Inc5000 #fintechcompany #FinancialServices     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
2/5/202425 minutes, 42 seconds
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Great Cultures Attract Talent with Erik Woodbury at Woodbury Strategy

Embark on a captivating exploration of organizational dynamics in our latest podcast episode, delving into how great cultures attract talent. Uncover the intricate art of cultivating workplace environments that act as magnets for top-tier talent, offering a compelling blend of professional fulfillment and personal growth. Join us in unraveling the transformative power of great cultures and understanding how they serve as beacons for skilled professionals seeking workplaces aligned with their values. Today's guest is Erik Woodbury, Founder of Woodbury Strategy. Inc Magazine ranked his company #559 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Woodbury Strategy is a financial services provider that focuses on tax planning and strategy for small business owners to help save money. Tune in for practical insights, real-world examples, and actionable strategies to craft a culture that stands out, making your organization a go-to destination for exceptional talent. Discover why great cultures attract the best and brightest, creating a positive feedback loop that propels your organization to new heights.   Get the show notes for Great Cultures Attract Talent with Erik Woodbury at Woodbury Strategy Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #ErikWoodbury featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttErikWoodbury   #GreatCulturesAttractTalent #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1065 #Inc5000 #financialservicesprovider #Accounting     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
2/1/202424 minutes, 38 seconds
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Developing Employees with an Entrepreneurial Spirit with Seth Morgan at MLA Companies

Embark on a transformative journey in our latest podcast episode as we delve into the art of developing employees with an entrepreneurial spirit. Uncover the strategies and insights that empower organizations to nurture a workforce infused with entrepreneurial zeal. Today's guest is Seth Morgan, CEO at MLA Companies. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3253 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. MLA Companies is a growth-oriented business-services firm located in southwest Ohio, featuring expertise in manufacturing, construction, logistics, consumer products, and professional services. Seth shares practical approaches and invaluable tips on developing employees with an entrepreneurial spirit. Learn how fostering an entrepreneurial mindset among your team members can lead to innovation, adaptability, and a heightened sense of ownership. Tune in to discover the profound impact of developing employees with an entrepreneurial spirit on organizational culture, growth, and overall success. Join us in exploring the dynamic intersection of employee development and entrepreneurship, and unlock the potential for unparalleled achievements within your team.   Get the show notes for Developing Employees with an Entrepreneurial Spirit with Seth Morgan at MLA Companies Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #SethMorgan featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/498uV4c   #DevelopingEmployeeswithanEntrepreneurialSpirit #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1064 #Inc5000 #BoardLevelSupport #FinancialServices     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/29/202423 minutes, 21 seconds
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Why and How to Hire Passionate People with Alejandro Corpeño at Hello Iconic

In this insightful podcast episode, we unravel the compelling reasons behind "Why and How to Hire Passionate People." Join us as we explore the profound impact of infusing passion into your team and how it contributes to organizational success. Today's guest is Alejandro Corpeño, Founder & CEO at Hello Iconic. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3379 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Hello Iconic is a specialized software development and design company with deep expertise in building scalable and high-performing web and mobile apps for the Fintech, M&E, EdTech, SaaS, and Innovation industries. Our expert guests share valuable strategies and practical insights on how to identify, attract, and hire passionate individuals, delving into the nuances of "how to hire passionate people." Gain actionable advice on aligning your recruitment process to foster a passionate work culture, creating a dynamic and vibrant team. Discover firsthand the transformative power of passionate individuals, who not only bring enthusiasm to their roles but also drive innovation, collaboration, and long-term success. Tune in to explore the intricacies of "Why and How to Hire Passionate People" and embark on a journey to build a workforce that propels your organization toward excellence.   Get the show notes for Why and How to Hire Passionate People with Alejandro Corpeño at Hello Iconic  Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #AlejandroCorpeño featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/3OdpM2I   #howtohirepassionatepeople #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1063 #Inc5000 #CustomSoftwareDevelopment #MobileApps     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/25/202428 minutes, 8 seconds
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Create a Culture of Openness with David Fussichen at Analytics8

Join us in this engaging podcast episode as we explore the transformative impact of fostering a "Culture of Openness" within organizations. We delve into the significance of creating an environment where transparency and communication are valued, echoing the ethos of a Culture of Openness. Today's guest is David Fussichen, CEO of Analytics8. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3971 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Analytics8 is a Chicago-based data and analytics consultancy helping companies translate their data into meaningful and actionable information. Our esteemed guest share profound insights and actionable strategies on how to cultivate and sustain a Culture of Openness, emphasizing its role in nurturing trust and collaboration among team members. Discover firsthand the profound advantages of a Culture of Openness, where ideas flow freely, fostering innovation, and strengthening organizational resilience. Tune in as we uncover the mechanisms and practices that contribute to a Culture of Openness, driving not only employee engagement but also fostering an inclusive and thriving work environment.   Get the show notes for Create a Culture of Openness with David Fussichen at Analytics8 Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #DavidFussichen featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/3StMSEZ   #CultureofOpenness #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1062 #Inc5000 #dataconsultancy #analyticsconsultancy     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/22/202423 minutes, 28 seconds
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Leaders Inspire Integrity with Anton Kogan at Emma's Premium Services

In this compelling podcast, we delve into the pivotal role where Leaders Inspire Integrity becomes the cornerstone of impactful leadership. Join us as we explore the profound impact of leaders who instill integrity within their organizations, setting the stage for ethical standards and unwavering principles. Today's guest is Anton Kogan, Founder & Owner of Emma's Premium Services. Inc Magazine ranked his company #912 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Emma’s Premium Services LLC leads in providing quality service to thousands of families with loved ones incarcerated. Recognized as the most trusted vendor for New York State Prisons, Emma’s is principled upon providing quality products and exceptional customer service to those incarcerated and their families. Our distinguished guest share personal experiences and invaluable insights on how leaders inspire integrity, illuminating the path toward a culture of honesty and accountability. Discover firsthand the strategies and real-life anecdotes illustrating how leaders inspire integrity, cultivating an environment that thrives on moral principles, trustworthiness, and ethical decision-making, ultimately steering teams toward sustained success.   Get the show notes for Leaders Inspire Integrity with Anton Kogan at Emma's Premium Services Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #AntonKogan featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAntonKogan   #LeadersInspireIntegrity #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1061 #Inc5000 #ecommerceplatform #fulfillmentcenter     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/18/202422 minutes, 32 seconds
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Marketing Myths and Strategies for Growth Now with Nicholas Kusmich at H2H Media Group

In this engaging podcast episode, we debunk prevalent marketing myths and unveil proven strategies for achieving rapid growth in the present landscape. Join us as we navigate through the realms of marketing myths, discussing misconceptions that might hinder growth initiatives. Today's guest is Nicholas Kusmich, Founder of H2H Media Group. Nicholas sheds light on groundbreaking approaches, dispelling these marketing myths to help businesses thrive. Get ready to explore innovative tactics and insightful tips that debunk common misconceptions, empowering listeners with the knowledge needed to implement effective growth strategies. Tune in for a compelling discussion that challenges conventional wisdom, exposing marketing myths while guiding you toward successful growth strategies for today's dynamic market.   Get the show notes for Marketing Myths and Strategies for Growth Now with Nicholas Kusmich at H2H Media Group Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #NicholasKusmich featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttNicholasKusmich   #MarketingMyths #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1060 #Inc5000 #ImproveYourMarketing #growthstrategies     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/14/202434 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Importance of Being a Kind and Compassionate Leader with Blake Sabatinelli Atmosphere TV

In this insightful podcast episode, we delve into the profound impact of being a kind and compassionate leader. Discover why being a compassionate leader is more than a leadership style; it's a transformative force that shapes organizational culture. Today's guest is Blake Sabatinelli, CEO at Atmosphere. Inc Magazine ranked his company #306 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Atmosphere is an ad-supported connected TV platform for businesses with 50-plus audio-optional channels and national and hyperlocal advertising. Blake shares invaluable insights and real-world examples on the importance of being a compassionate leader in fostering positive workplace dynamics and employee well-being. Join us on this journey as we explore the multifaceted advantages of being a compassionate leader, from building strong team relationships to enhancing overall organizational performance. Learn actionable strategies and expert advice on how being a compassionate leader can create a harmonious work environment, drive employee satisfaction, and ultimately lead to enduring success.   Get the show notes for The Importance of Being a Kind and Compassionate Leader with Blake Sabatinelli Atmosphere TV Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #BlakeSabatinelli featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttBlakeSabatinelli   #compassionateleader #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1059 #Inc5000 #adsupportedconnectedTVplatform     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/11/202424 minutes, 11 seconds
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Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture with Raj Kanuparthi at Narwal

Embarking on the journey of creating an entrepreneurial culture within an organization sparks innovation, creativity, and adaptability. Join us for a thought-provoking podcast episode where we explore the transformative impact of creating an entrepreneurial culture. Today's guest is Raj Kanuparthi, Founder & CEO at Narwal. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1859 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Narwal is a niche technology services and solutions company helping companies streamline digital transformation through a focused approach to key digitization factors. In this episode, Raj dives into why creating an entrepreneurial culture is pivotal, not just for startups but for established organizations seeking growth and agility. Uncover the principles and practices that drive success when creating an entrepreneurial culture, nurturing a mindset that embraces risk-taking and fosters an environment of continuous learning. Learn how creating an entrepreneurial culture fuels employee engagement and propels organizations toward groundbreaking ideas and sustainable success. Join us as we discuss why creating an entrepreneurial culture is a game-changer, empowering teams to innovate, thrive, and lead in today's dynamic business landscape.   Get the show notes for Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture with Raj Kanuparthi at Narwal Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #RajKanuparthi featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttRajKanuparthi   #CreatinganEntrepreneurialCulture #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1058 #Inc5000 #nichetechnologyservices #solutionscompany     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/8/202423 minutes, 27 seconds
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Why Transparency Matters in Leadership with Matthew Marx at Evocalize

In the realm of effective leadership, understanding why transparency matters forms the cornerstone of a thriving organizational culture. Join us on this insightful podcast episode as we delve into the pivotal role of transparency in leadership. Explore why transparency matters not just as a buzzword but as a fundamental principle that fosters trust, engagement, and accountability within teams. Today's guest is Matthew Marx, CEO at Evocalize. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3851 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Evocalize provides simple and effective cross-channel digital marketing solutions for franchisees, enabling clients to run local, optimized marketing programs. Matthew shares real-world examples and expert insights that illuminate why transparency matters in leadership and how it influences decision-making and employee morale. Discover the transformative power of transparent leadership in cultivating an environment where openness and authenticity drive organizational success. Tune in to learn how embracing transparency matters, not only for effective leadership but also for fostering an environment of collaboration and innovation.   Get the show notes for Why Transparency Matters in Leadership with Matthew Marx at Evocalize Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #MatthewMarx featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttMatthewMarx   #WhyTransparencyMatters #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1057 #Inc5000 #SocialMediaMarketing #ContentMarketing     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/4/202420 minutes, 46 seconds
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Creating a Great Culture with Bill Balderaz at Futurety

Unlocking the secret to success lies within the realms of creating a great culture—a vital force that shapes organizations and propels them toward excellence. In this enlightening podcast episode, we delve deep into the art and science of creating a great culture, exploring the transformative impact it has on teams and businesses alike. Today's guest is Bill Balderaz, President and founder of Futurety. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2401 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Futurety is a company that uses powerful software to clean, organize, aggregate, and visualize data, specializing in working with highly regulated companies across industries. Bill shares some key principles, strategies, and real-world examples that spotlight the significance of creating a great culture. From fostering an inclusive environment to nurturing shared values, we explore the pivotal role these elements play in fostering synergy and driving organizational success. Tune in to discover how creating a great culture can inspire innovation, fortify resilience, and empower individuals to thrive within an environment that nurtures their growth.   Get the show notes for Creating a Great Culture with Bill Balderaz at Futurety Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #BillBalderaz featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/3H023iH   #CreatingaGreatCulture #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1056 #Inc5000 #DataScience #MarketingTechnology     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/1/202424 minutes, 49 seconds
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Create a Vision and Value Alignment to Drive Growth with Misty Larkins at Relevance

Embarking on a journey of growth necessitates a finely tuned compass—a vision and value alignment that steers teams towards collective success. In this illuminating podcast, we explore the transformative power of vision and value alignments in propelling organizational growth. Today's guest is Misty Larkins, President at Relevance is a growth marketing agency with offices in Columbia, Missouri and Salt Lake City, Utah. We specialize in strategic content planning, digital PR, and custom SEO campaigns. Misty shares share actionable insights and strategies to create a cohesive vision and value alignment framework. From establishing a clear mission statement to fostering a shared set of values, this episode delves into the fundamental role these alignments play in unifying teams and catalyzing growth. Discover how nurturing a culture centered around shared vision and values can energize teams, boost collaboration, and ultimately drive sustained growth and success.   Get the show notes for Create a Vision and Value Alignment to Drive Growth with Misty Larkins at Relevance Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #MistyLarkins featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/3THSCMo   #VisionandValueAlignment #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1055 #Inc5000 #DigitalPR #ContentMarketing #DigitalMarketingConsulting     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/28/202323 minutes, 59 seconds
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Building a Team of A Players with Jordan Glazier at Wildfire Systems

In the competitive landscape of today's business world, building a team of A players is the ultimate goal for organizational success. In this insightful podcast episode, we delve into the strategies and principles behind assembling and nurturing a team of A players. Today's guest is Jordan Glazier, Founder and CEO of Wildfire Systems. Inc Magazine ranked his company #60 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Wildfire Systems is a fintech platform that enables clients to embed advanced e-commerce retail options into their existing services. Jordan shares invaluable insights into the process of identifying, attracting, and retaining top-tier talent. Join us as we explore real-world examples, practical methodologies, and expert advice on the significance of cultivating a team of A players. Discover how fostering a culture that attracts and nurtures A players can significantly impact productivity, innovation, and overall success, transforming your organization's dynamics and elevating its competitive edge.   Get the show notes for Building a Team of A Players with Jordan Glazier at Wildfire Systems Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #JordanGlazier featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/48qEjQk   #TeamofAPlayers #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1054 #Inc5000 #fintechplatform #ecommerceretail     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/25/202322 minutes, 31 seconds
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Being Fiercely Committed to Culture Characteristics with Aaron Bock at Opkalla

Being fiercely committed to specific culture characteristics is the bedrock of organizational strength and unity. In this episode, we delve into the profound impact of embracing and nurturing key culture characteristics within a company. Today's guest is Aaron Bock, Managing Partner at Opkalla. Inc Magazine ranked his company #52 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Opkalla is an IT company that custom designs, implements, and supports customer solutions for all levels of complexity. Aaron shares invaluable insights on the importance of cultivating and upholding these culture characteristics. Join us as we explore real-world examples, practical strategies, and expert advice on how being fiercely committed to these cultural elements can drive employee engagement, fortify values, and foster a cohesive work environment. Discover how a steadfast dedication to these core culture characteristics can shape the very fabric of your organization, impacting growth, and propelling the team toward success.   Get the show notes for Being Fiercely Committed to Culture Characteristics with Aaron Bock at Opkalla Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #AaronBock featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/47Wy4UD   #CultureCharacteristics #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1053 #Inc5000 #ITcompany #ITsolutions     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/21/202324 minutes, 42 seconds
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Embracing the Freedom to Make Mistakes with Yasir Drabu at Taazaa

Embracing the freedom to make mistakes is pivotal for personal and organizational growth. In this illuminating podcast episode, we explore the transformative power of allowing room for errors in professional endeavors. Today's guest is Yasir Drabu, Founder and CEO of Taazaa. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2815 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Taazaa designs and builds secure digital solutions tailored to client needs, delivering fresh, innovative software engineering using today's latest technologies. Yasir discusses the importance of creating an environment that fosters the freedom to make mistakes. Join us as we delve into how this culture not only encourages innovation and creativity but also cultivates resilience and continuous learning. Discover actionable insights on how embracing the freedom to make mistakes can drive progress and bring forth invaluable lessons that propel individuals and teams toward success.   Get the show notes for Embracing the Freedom to Make Mistakes with Yasir Drabu at Taazaa Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #YasirDrabu featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttYasirDrabu   #FreedomtoMakeMistakes #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1052 #Inc5000 #customsoftwaredevelopmentcompany #softwarecompany     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/18/202322 minutes, 17 seconds
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How to be an Optimistic Leader with Shon Rathbone at 3Headed Monster

Being an optimistic leader isn't just about positive thinking; it's a fundamental approach that shapes organizational success. In this insightful podcast episode, we delve into the key qualities that define an optimistic leader, exploring how their outlook influences team morale and productivity. Today's guest is Shon Rathbone, Founder & CEO of 3Headed Monster. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2434 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. 3Headed Monster is a marketing firm with an ambition to build brands that will create a better tomorrow. Shon shares valuable strategies and real-world examples of how to cultivate an optimistic leader's mindset. Join us as we uncover the principles that guide an Optimistic Leader, emphasizing the importance of resilience, vision, and fostering a growth-oriented environment. Discover how adopting the traits of an optimistic leader can transform challenges into opportunities, inspiring teams to overcome obstacles and achieve remarkable results.   Get the show notes for How to be an Optimistic Leader with Shon Rathbone at 3Headed Monster Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #ShonRathbone featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttShonRathbone   #OptimisticLeader #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1051 #Inc5000 #marketingfirm     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/14/202322 minutes, 48 seconds
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Leading a Company to Predictable Success with Curtis Matsko at Portland Leather Goods

Embark on a profound exploration of Leading a Company to Predictable Success in our latest podcast episode. Discover how visionary leaders navigate the intricate landscape of Leading a Company to Predictable Success, employing strategies and insights that shape the future trajectory of their organizations. Today's guest is Curtis Matsko, Founder & CEO of Portland Leather Goods. Portland Leather Goods has sold handmade, quality leather goods all around the world since 2015. Curtis delves deep into the essential elements of Leading a Company to Predictable Success, offering actionable tips and invaluable advice. Uncover the key principles and methodologies pivotal in Leading a Company to Predictable Success and understand how effective leadership practices foster sustainable growth. Tune in to grasp the significance of Leading a Company to Predictable Success and gain transformative perspectives on achieving enduring success in today's dynamic business world.   Get the show notes for Leading a Company to Predictable Success with Curtis Matsko at Portland Leather Goods Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #CurtisMatsko featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttCurtisMatsko   #Predictable Success #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1050 #Inc5000 #handmadeleathergoods #LeatherGoods     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/11/202323 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Benefits of a Highly Transparent Culture with Jeff Neumeister at Neumeister & Associates

A highly transparent culture fosters trust and nurtures growth. Embark on an illuminating journey as we delve into The Benefits of a Highly Transparent Culture in our latest podcast episode. Uncover the transformative power of fostering a Highly Transparent Culture within organizations, where openness and clarity become catalysts for innovation and collaboration. Today's guest is Jeff Neumeister, Owner & CEO of Neumeister & Associates. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2407 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Neumeister & Associates is a full-service accounting firm offering professional accounting and consulting services to the San Fernando Valley, downtown Los Angeles, and surrounding areas. Jeff shares his insights on the myriad benefits that arise from cultivating a Highly Transparent Culture, ranging from enhanced employee engagement to streamlined decision-making processes. Explore real-world examples and practical strategies that showcase the positive impact of a Highly Transparent Culture on organizational dynamics and overall success. Tune in to gain a profound understanding of The Benefits of a Highly Transparent Culture and how it emerges as a cornerstone for building resilient, thriving, and forward-thinking workplaces.   Get the show notes for The Benefits of a Highly Transparent Culture with Jeff Neumeister at Neumeister & Associates Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #JeffNeumeister featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJeffNeumeister   #HighlyTransparentCulture #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1049 #Inc5000 #accountingfirm #professionalaccounting #consultingservices     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/7/202319 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Importance of Culture with Nelson Chu at Percent

Delve into the pivotal subject of the importance of culture in our latest podcast episode. Join us on an exploration of how crucial the importance of culture is in shaping organizational identity, values, and success. Today's guest is Nelson Chu, Founder & CEO of Percent. Inc Magazine ranked his company #269 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Percent helps increase the speed and velocity of transactions in the modern credit marketplace. Nelson shares his illuminating perspectives and strategies on harnessing the importance of culture to drive engagement, innovation, and productivity within teams. Discover the profound impact the importance of culture has on employee morale, retention, and organizational resilience. Tune in to understand how nurturing a positive, inclusive culture isn't just an asset but a fundamental cornerstone for sustained growth and thriving workplaces.   Get the show notes for The Importance of Culture with Nelson Chu at Percent Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #NelsonChu featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttNelsonChu   #PowerofTransparentCommunication #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1048 #Inc5000 #privatecreditplatform #privatecreditinvesting     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/4/202320 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Power of Transparent Communication with Daniel Larkman at Keynes Digital

Explore the transformative impact of the Power of Transparent Communication in our latest podcast episode. Join us as we uncover how transparent communication can revolutionize workplace dynamics and foster a culture of trust and collaboration. Today's guest is Daniel Larkman, Founder & CEO of Keynes Digital. Inc Magazine ranked his company #739 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Keynes Digital is a full-service programmatic advertising partner delivering trackable results for brands and agencies across connected TV and digital platforms. Daniel shares his firsthand experiences and actionable insights on leveraging the Power of Transparent Communication. Discover how open, honest dialogues can fortify relationships, inspire innovation, and enhance organizational resilience. Tune in to explore the pivotal role the Power of Transparent Communication plays in creating engaged, empowered teams, enabling organizations to navigate challenges and seize new opportunities effectively.   Get the show notes for The Power of Transparent Communication with Daniel Larkman at Keynes Digital Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #DanielLarkman featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/47vbZMy   #PowerofTransparentCommunication #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1047 #Inc5000 #programmaticadvertisingpartner #TVanddigitalplatforms     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/30/202322 minutes, 48 seconds
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Growth Requires You to Find the Right Talent and Develop Them with Carlos Corredor at Condor Agency

Growth is an intricate journey that demands finding the right talent and nurturing their potential. Join us in this episode as we delve into the crucial process of finding the right talent and developing their skills for organizational growth. Today's guest is Carlos Corredor, Founder & CEO of Condor Agency. Inc Magazine ranked his company #448 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Condor Agency is a marketing and staffing agency that helps U.S. companies leverage Latam talent and analytics. Carlos shares invaluable insights and actionable strategies for identifying, recruiting, and fostering talent. Discover the significance of finding the right talent, not just in skill acquisition but also in fostering a cohesive team and driving sustainable growth. Tune in to explore how investing in talent development is integral to organizational success, as it cultivates innovation, resilience, and adaptability within teams. Learn how nurturing and upskilling the right talent pool can transform challenges into opportunities for growth and excellence.   Get the show notes for Growth Requires You to Find the Right Talent and Develop Them with Carlos Corredor at Condor Agency Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #CarlosCorredor featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/47vC8uN   #FindingtheRightTalent #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1046 #Inc5000 #marketingagency #staffingagency #Latamtalent     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/27/202323 minutes, 13 seconds
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Empower Employees with Self-Accountability with Drex Tanner

Empowering employees with self-accountability is the cornerstone of fostering a proactive and self-driven workforce. In this episode, we unravel the transformative impact of instilling self-accountability within your team. Today's guest is Drex Tanner, Owner & CEO of RuffHouse Vinyl Play Systems. Inc Magazine ranked his company #726 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. RuffHouse Vinyl Play Systems handcrafts great looking and fun backyard swing set with a minimalist design and no maintenance needed. Drex offers valuable insights and actionable strategies on how to cultivate a culture that embraces self-accountability. Join us as we explore the importance of self-accountability in boosting employee morale, enhancing productivity, and fostering a sense of ownership in achieving team goals. Discover how empowering employees with self-accountability not only leads to better decision-making but also promotes a culture of responsibility and continuous improvement. Tune in to learn how to empower your team members to take ownership of their actions, driving positive outcomes and personal growth in the workplace.     Get the show notes for  Empower Employees with Self-Accountability with Drex Tanner at RuffHouse Vinyl Play Systems Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #DrexTanner featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/3uyPHuC   #SelfAccountability #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1045 #Inc5000 #backyardswingsets #Handcrafting     Give  Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/23/202321 minutes, 58 seconds
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Creating a Team with Customer-centric Values with David VanHimbergen at Reel Paper

Creating a team with customer-centric values is essential for fostering a culture of exceptional customer service and satisfaction. In this insightful episode, we delve into the transformative power of instilling customer-centric values within your team. Today's guest is David VanHimbergen, CEO of Reel Paper. Inc Magazine ranked his company #106 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Reel Paper specializes in supplying stock for the narrow web label printing industry. In this episode, David shares practical insights and actionable steps for creating a team culture that prioritizes the needs and experiences of customers. Join us as we explore real-world examples and expert advice on how to nurture a team that values customer feedback, empathy, and proactive problem-solving. Discover how embracing customer-centric values can not only drive customer loyalty but also enhance team collaboration, communication, and overall performance. Tune in to learn how to build a customer-focused team that is dedicated to delivering unparalleled service and building lasting customer relationships.
11/20/202322 minutes, 44 seconds
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End the Cycle of Overwhelm and Lead Intentionally with with Shawn Shepheard

Struggling with the cycle of overwhelm? Join us as we delve into strategies for breaking the cycle of overwhelm and leading with intention. In this insightful episode, we explore the transformative power of intentional leadership in creating a balanced and thriving work environment. Today's guest is Shawn Shepheard, A Coach, Keynote Speaker, and founder of Shawn Shepheard Int. In this episode, Shawn shares practical insights and actionable steps to help leaders navigate the cycle of overwhelm and foster a culture of mindfulness and productivity. Discover how intentional leadership can empower teams to overcome burnout, boost morale, and enhance overall performance. Explore real-world examples and expert advice on implementing intentional leadership practices that prioritize well-being, promote effective communication, and drive sustainable growth. Tune in to learn how leaders can foster a culture of intentionality that not only enhances employee satisfaction but also drives long-term organizational success.   Get the show notes for End the Cycle of Overwhelm and Lead Intentionally with with Shawn Shepheard Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #ShawnShepheard featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttShawnShepheard   #CycleofOverwhelm #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1043 #Coach #KeynoteSpeaker #ExecutiveCoach       Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/16/202322 minutes, 50 seconds
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How to Develop a Culture of Making Mistakes to Drive Growth with Amy Kohl at AK Operations

Explore the transformative power of fostering a culture of making mistakes as a catalyst for driving growth and innovation within organizations. In this insightful episode, we delve into the multifaceted benefits of cultivating a culture that encourages risk-taking and embraces failures as valuable learning opportunities. Today's guest is Amy Kohl, CEO and founder of AK Operations. Inc Magazine ranked her company #731 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. AK Operations is a fractional sales and marketing company for founder-led sales teams, deploying strategies that can scale with the company forever. In this episode, Amy shares invaluable insights and practical strategies on how to develop a robust culture of making mistakes that fosters creativity, resilience, and continuous improvement. Join us as we uncover real-world examples and expert advice on how this culture empowers employees to think outside the box, experiment with new ideas, and contribute to a culture of innovation and forward-thinking. Discover how organizations can leverage a culture of making mistakes to fuel growth, stimulate creativity, and cultivate a dynamic work environment that thrives on experimentation and adaptability.   Get the show notes for How to Develop a Culture of Making Mistakes to Drive Growth with Amy Kohl at AK Operations Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #AmyKohl featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAmyKohl   #CultureofMakingMistakes #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1042 #Inc5000 #fractionalsalescompany #marketingcompany #founderledsalesteams       Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/13/202322 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Importance of Career Optimization for Talent Retention with Owen Loft at Socium Media

Discover the significance of career optimization in fostering talent retention and organizational success. In this thought-provoking episode, we delve deep into the multifaceted advantages of prioritizing career optimization as a strategic approach to talent management. Today's guest is Owen Loft, Co-Founder & CEO at Socium Media. Inc Magazine ranked his company #643 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Socium Media is an NYC-based, direct response digital marketing agency specializing in Paid Search, Paid Social, Performance Creative, and SEO. In this episode, Owen offers valuable insights on how organizations can create an environment that nurtures career optimization, empowering employees to grow and thrive within the company. Tune in to explore real-world examples and practical strategies that illuminate the role of career optimization in enhancing employee satisfaction, boosting productivity, and fostering a culture of continuous learning and development. Uncover the key principles and best practices that underpin effective career optimization strategies, and gain valuable insights into how organizations can leverage this approach to attract top talent, drive employee engagement, and foster long-term success. Don't miss this enlightening discussion that unveils the transformative power of career optimization in shaping a vibrant and resilient workforce, unlocking the full potential of employees for collective growth and prosperity.   Get the show notes for The Importance of Career Optimization for Talent Retention with Owen Loft at Socium Media Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #OwenLoft featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttOwenLoft   #CareerOptimization #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1041 #Inc5000 #digitalmarketingagency #PaidSearch #PaidSocial #PerformanceCreative #SEO     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/9/202323 minutes, 8 seconds
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Leaders Look at the Real People Behind the Brand with Sue Delegan at Brutus Broth

Unveil the transformative essence of leadership as we explore how visionary leaders perceive the real people behind the brand. Join us in this insightful podcast episode that delves deep into the intricacies of empathetic leadership and its profound impact on organizational culture. Today's guest is Sue Delegan, Co-Founder & CEO at Brutus Broth. Inc Magazine ranked her company #373 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Brutus Broth offers a variety of all-natural food products for dogs. In this episode, Sue shares invaluable insights on how leaders can foster a culture of empathy and connection, fostering a workplace where the people behind the brand are valued and supported. Tune in to discover real-world examples and practical strategies that shed light on how leaders can nurture authentic relationships, inspire loyalty, and foster a sense of belonging among the people behind the brand. Embark on a journey of discovery that illuminates the role of human-centric leadership in driving employee engagement, fostering creativity, and cultivating a positive work environment. Don't miss this thought-provoking episode that reveals the key principles behind transformative leadership, unlocking the full potential of the people behind the brand for collective growth and success.   Get the show notes for Leaders Look at the Real People Behind the Brand with Sue Delegan at Brutus Broth Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #SueDelegan featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttSueDelegan   #PeopleBehindtheBrand #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1040 #Inc5000 #allnaturalfoodproductsfordogs #fordogs     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/6/202323 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Commitment to Company Core Values Aligns the Team with Mike DiFabbio at Encore Landscape Management

In today's fast-paced business world, the commitment to company core values stands as a fundamental pillar that drives team alignment and organizational success. Join us in this enlightening podcast episode as we delve into the transformative power of the commitment to company core values and its profound impact on team cohesion. Today's guest is Mike DiFabbio, Co-Owner of Encore Landscape Management. Inc Magazine ranked his company #258 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Encore Landscape Management is a commercial landscape maintenance company operating in the greater Phoenix and Las Vegas areas. Mike brings invaluable insights into fostering a culture where dedication to core values unites and energizes the team. Tune in as we explore real-world examples and practical strategies that illuminate how a steadfast commitment to company core values can enhance employee morale, strengthen organizational identity, and drive sustainable growth. Discover how nurturing a culture of integrity, collaboration, and shared purpose can serve as a catalyst for unleashing the full potential of your team. Don't miss this compelling episode that unveils the key principles behind cultivating and upholding the commitment to company core values, leading your team on a journey toward collective fulfillment and lasting success.   Get the show notes for The Commitment to Company Core Values Aligns the Team with Mike DiFabbio at Encore Landscape Management Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #MikeDiFabbio featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/3FOzHHf   #CommitmenttoCompanyCoreValues #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1039 #Inc5000 #commerciallandscapemaintenancecompany #commerciallandscape     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/2/202320 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Power of Customer Success to Align Employees with Henrik Johansson at Gembah

In the dynamic landscape of modern business, understanding the power of customer success to align employees has become a cornerstone of organizational prosperity. Join us in this insightful podcast episode as we explore the transformative impact of customer success and its pivotal role in fostering employee alignment. Today's guest is Henrik Johansson, Co-Founder & CEO at Gembah. Inc Magazine ranked his company #481 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Gembah is a end-to-end product development platform helping companies and innovators take ideas from concept to reality. Henrik brings profound insights into the art of leveraging customer success to unify and align employees towards a common goal. Tune in as we unravel real-world examples and practical strategies that highlight how a strong focus on customer success can drive employee engagement, enhance customer satisfaction, and fuel the overall growth and success of your business. Discover how nurturing a culture of customer-centricity, empathy, and dedication to delivering exceptional service can foster a sense of purpose, pride, and collective ownership among your employees. Don't miss this illuminating episode that unravels the key principles behind utilizing customer success to align employees and steer your organization towards enduring success.   Get the show notes for The Power of Customer Success to Align Employees with Henrik Johansson at Gembah Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #HenrikJohansson featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/3QE6chT   #CustomerSuccess #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1038 #Inc5000 #endtoendproductdevelopmentplatform #developmentplatform     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
10/30/202323 minutes, 5 seconds
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When You Care for Employees and Appreciate Them Your Company Grows with Alessandro Bogliari at The Influencer Marketing Factory

When you care for employees and appreciate them, your company experiences substantial growth on various fronts. In this insightful podcast episode, we delve into the transformative impact of prioritizing employee well-being and recognition within organizations. Today's guest is Alessandro Bogliari, Co-Founder & CEO at The Influencer Marketing Factory. Inc Magazine ranked his company #340 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. The Influencer Marketing Factory is a marketing agency helping companies engage with Gen Z and millennials on social media platforms. In this episode, Alessandro brings invaluable insights into the art of fostering a culture that truly cares for employees and appreciates their contributions. Join us as we uncover the principles and practices that underpin a successful employee-centric approach, emphasizing the significance of fostering a nurturing work environment where care for employees is the cornerstone of the company's success. Discover how prioritizing employee welfare, fostering a sense of belonging, and providing avenues for professional and personal growth can lead to heightened morale, increased productivity, and enhanced organizational resilience. Tune in to explore how a genuine commitment to caring for employees lays the foundation for a thriving, dynamic, and resilient workplace culture.   Get the show notes for When You Care for Employees and Appreciate Them Your Company Grows with Alessandro Bogliari  at The Influencer Marketing Factory Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #AlessandroBogliari featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/3tOHpyA   #CareforEmployees #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1037 #Inc5000 #Influencermarketingagency #marketingagency     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
10/26/202323 minutes, 27 seconds
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How a No Boss Culture Creates More Growth with Ed Watal at Intellibus

In modern organizational dynamics, the concept of a 'No Boss Culture' is revolutionizing traditional workplace paradigms, fostering a more collaborative and empowering environment that fuels accelerated growth and innovation. In this episode, we explore the transformative impact of a No Boss Culture and its profound implications for organizational development. Today's guest is Aditya (Ed) Watal, CEO at Intellibus. Inc Magazine ranked his company #375 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Intellibus is a software and consulting company supporting the backbone of the financial trading industry. Aditya (Ed) will unravel the intricacies of cultivating a culture where autonomy, shared responsibility, and collective decision-making take center stage, enabling teams to thrive and reach new heights of productivity. Join us as we uncover the principles and practices that underpin a successful No Boss Culture, emphasizing the importance of trust, open communication, and a shared sense of purpose. Discover how embracing a No Boss Culture can stimulate creativity, encourage employee engagement, and foster a dynamic work atmosphere that catalyzes continuous learning and growth.   Get the show notes for How a No Boss Culture Creates More Growth with Ed Watal at Intellibus Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #Aditya(Ed)Watal featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/3Qtj5tV   #NoBossCulture #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1036 #Inc5000 #softwarecompany #consultingcompany     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
10/23/202322 minutes, 9 seconds
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How to Develop the Skills for Outstanding Leadership with Tim Madden at Executive Career Upgrades

In the ever-evolving landscape of business, mastering the skills for outstanding leadership is essential for driving organizational success and fostering a culture of excellence. Today's guest is Tim Madden, Founder & CEO of Executive Career Upgrades. Inc Magazine ranked his company #512 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Executive Career Upgrades supports the evolution of high-performing corporate leaders through collaboration, technology, and pushing for maximum performance. In this episode, Tim delves into the intricacies of developing the skills for outstanding leadership. Our esteemed guest will offer invaluable insights, practical tips, and real-world examples that illuminate the key attributes and competencies required to become an exceptional leader. Join us as we explore the various dimensions of leadership development, uncovering the strategies and techniques that can help you hone your leadership skills and elevate your professional journey. Discover how cultivating the skills for outstanding leadership can empower you to inspire and motivate your team, navigate challenges with resilience, and steer your organization toward sustainable growth and prosperity.   Get the show notes for How to Develop the Skills for Outstanding Leadership with Tim Madden at Executive Career Upgrades Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #TimMadden featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/45DZqNd   #SkillsforOutstandingLeadership #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1035 #Inc5000 #evolutionofhighperformingcorporateleadersthroughcollaboration     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
10/19/202323 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Importance of Employee Culture with Adam Goering at Revive Media

The importance of employee culture cannot be overstated in today's fast-paced and competitive business world. A thriving organizational culture is the cornerstone of a successful and innovative workplace. It shapes the way employees collaborate, communicate, and contribute to their organization. In this enlightening podcast episode, we will explore the significance of the importance of employee culture. Today's guest is Adam Goering, Co-Founder & CEO of Revive Media. Inc Magazine ranked his company #69 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Revive Media is an Advanced Amazon Ads Partner and industry leader in both AMC and STV, with years of experience leveraging Amazon's exclusive supply and audience data to drive unparalleled results for brands selling on and off the platform. Our guest, Adam will share his expert insights, practical strategies, and real-world examples that highlight the pivotal role of employee culture in driving engagement, productivity, and long-term success. Join us in this insightful conversation as we unravel the importance of employee culture and how it can transform your organization into a vibrant and cohesive community that attracts and retains top talent.   Get the show notes for The Importance of Employee Culture with Adam Goering at Revive Media Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #AdamGoering featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAdamGoering   #ImportanceofEmployeeCulture #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1034 #Inc5000 #AdvancedAmazonAdsPartner #AMC #STV     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
10/16/202323 minutes, 29 seconds
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Leadership by Example with Paola Alvadado at Core Boiler and Mechanical Services

Leadership by example is more than just a concept; it's a fundamental principle that defines our approach to effective leadership. It embodies the idea that leaders should set the standard for behavior, ethics, and dedication within their organizations. By practicing leadership by example, leaders create a culture of integrity, accountability, and excellence. This approach is not just about giving orders but about actively demonstrating the values and work ethic expected from the team. Today's guest is Paola Alvarado, Founder and president at CORE Boiler & Mechanical Services. Inc Magazine ranked her company #182 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. CORE Boiler & Mechanical Services offers piping fabrication and installation services, specialty welding services, mechanical work, and HRSG repairs. In this enlightening episode, we unravel the essence of leadership by example and the profound impact it has on organizations and individuals. Our special guest, Paola, an esteemed leadership authority, will share invaluable insights and real-world examples, highlighting the transformative power of leadership by example. Join us as we explore the intricacies of this leadership style and how it influences corporate cultures, motivates teams, and fosters enduring success. This podcast will inspire and empower you to embrace leadership by example as a guiding principle in your leadership journey, ultimately reshaping your organization's destiny and driving positive change.   Get the show notes for Leadership by Example with Paola Alvadado at Core Boiler and Mechanical Services Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #PaolaAlvarado featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttPaolaAlvarado   #LeadershipbyExample #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1033 #Inc5000 #pipingfabrication #weldingservices #mechanicalwork #HRSGrepairs     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
10/12/202322 minutes, 59 seconds
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Authenticity and Leadership Is Required More Than Ever with Adam Weber at 15Five.com

Authenticity and leadership are not merely buzzwords but the driving forces behind success in today's ever-evolving world. The synergy of authenticity and leadership has never been more crucial, as organizations seek guidance in navigating the complexities of the modern business landscape. Authenticity and leadership serve as the compass that directs teams toward their true north and empowers leaders to steer their organizations to new heights. In this enlightening episode, we delve deep into the essence of authenticity and leadership, exploring how these qualities are integral to fostering innovation, nurturing trust, and driving meaningful change within organizations. Our guest is Adam Weber, Chief Evangelist at 15Five. 15Five is the performance management platform that drives business results. 15Five is a platform that combines coaching and manager training, 360° performance reviews, in-depth engagement surveys, robust goal & OKR tracking, and manager-employee feedback tools like 1-on-1s and pulse ratings. Adam shares practical insights and real-world examples to inspire and guide listeners on their journey to becoming authentic and impactful leaders. Join us as we uncover the transformative potential of authenticity and leadership in today's fast-paced and competitive business world, and discover how embracing these qualities can empower you to lead with purpose and achieve sustainable success.   Get the show notes for Authenticity and Leadership Is Required More Than Ever with Adam Weber at 15Five.com Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #AdamWeber featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAdamWeber   #AuthenticityandLeadership #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1032 #Inc5000 #performancemanagementplatform #coachingandmanagertraining     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
10/9/202323 minutes, 30 seconds
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Fostering an Exceptional Remote Culture with Jared Siegel at Aditude

Fostering an exceptional remote culture has become an essential pursuit for organizations worldwide. With the paradigm shift towards remote work, creating an exceptional remote culture isn't just a luxury; it's a strategic imperative. Exceptional remote cultures go beyond just adapting to remote work; they actively nurture collaboration, engagement, and well-being among remote teams. In this episode, we delve into the intricacies of building and sustaining an exceptional remote culture, exploring the innovative practices and strategies that industry leaders employ. Today's guest is Jared Siegel, Founder & CEO of Aditude. Inc Magazine ranked his company #450 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. Aditude provides custom advertising technology solutions to publishers of all sizes, with tools including front-end CMS. Jared shares his wealth of insights, real-world examples, and actionable strategies for organizations looking to make the most of the remote work era. Join us as we explore the multifaceted landscape of remote work and learn how to cultivate an exceptional remote culture that not only meets the demands of the present but also sets the stage for a prosperous future in the ever-evolving world of work.   Get the show notes for Fostering an Exceptional Remote Culture with Jared Siegel at Aditude Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #JaredSiegel featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJaredSiegel   #ExceptionalRemoteCulture #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1031 #Inc5000 #advertisingtechnologysolutions #frontendCMS     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
10/5/202322 minutes, 17 seconds
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Inspiring Leadership is Treating Employees Like They are Volunteers with Ethan King

Inspiring leadership transcends conventional management approaches; it embodies the art of engaging employees as if they are volunteers, individuals driven by an innate sense of passion and purpose. This paradigm of inspiring leadership challenges the traditional top-down model, encouraging leaders to foster an environment where team members are not merely following directives but are actively motivated to contribute their best. Throughout this episode, we delve into the multifaceted facets of inspiring leadership and explore how it transcends hierarchical structures. Our guest, Ethan King, Whole Life Success Coach for Entrepreneurs, CEO, and co-founder of Zeus' Closet, shares his wealth of knowledge, highlighting the ways inspiring leadership can reshape organizational cultures and elevate employee engagement to unparalleled levels. Join us as we uncover actionable strategies and real-world examples that illustrate the profound impact of inspiring leadership in transforming workplaces and driving exceptional outcomes.   Get the show notes for Inspiring Leadership is Treating Employees Like They are Volunteers with Ethan King Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #EthanKing featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttEthanKing   #InspiringLeadership #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1030 #Speaker #ExecutiveCoach #LifeSuccessCoach     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
10/2/202324 minutes, 12 seconds
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How Visionary Leaders Handle the Chaos of Growth with Marla Mattenson at Mattenson Coaching and Consulting

Navigating the chaos of growth is a hallmark of visionary leadership. In a rapidly evolving business landscape, it's imperative for leaders to not only embrace growth but also to steer their organizations skillfully through the inevitable turbulence and unpredictability that the chaos of growth often brings. This chaos of growth can encompass everything from scaling pains and shifting market dynamics to increased competition and evolving customer preferences. Visionary leaders must not only anticipate these challenges but also leverage them as catalysts for innovation and transformation. In this episode, we explore how these exceptional leaders not only navigate but also harness the chaos of growth to propel their organizations to new heights. Our guest today is Marla Mattenson, CEO of Mattenson Coaching and Consulting. Marla Mattenson is an internationally-recognized expert in helping thought leaders and their partners thrive in love and business. With over 25 years of experience, she has guided high-profile clients, including Academy Award winners and NBA players, to break free from limiting patterns and achieve success. Marla shares her wealth of knowledge on this critical topic, offering real-world examples, practical strategies, and expert advice on how visionary leaders can turn chaos into opportunities for innovation and progress. Join us on this enlightening journey as we delve deep into the chaos of growth, uncovering the strategies that visionary leaders employ to steer their organizations towards greater success and enduring prosperity.   Get the show notes for How Visionary Leaders Handle the Chaos of Growth with Marla Mattenson at Mattenson Coaching and Consulting Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #MarlaMattenson featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttMarlaMattenson   #ChaosofGrowth #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1029 #Inc5000 #KeynoteSpeaker #ExecutiveCoach     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
9/28/202325 minutes, 20 seconds
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Embracing New Challenges on the Path to Expansion with Anand Kulkarni at Crowdbotics

Embracing new challenges is the cornerstone of growth and expansion for businesses today. In an ever-evolving landscape, organizations must continuously seek out and embrace new challenges to remain competitive and foster innovation. Embracing new challenges not only drives progress but also cultivates a culture of adaptability and resilience within the team. In this episode, we delve deep into the transformative power of embracing new challenges and how it propels organizations toward uncharted territories of success. Today's guest is Anand Kulkarni, CEO and Founder of Crowdbotics. Inc Magazine ranked his company #811 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Crowdbotics is an app development platform that helps professionals turn ideas into real code using a library of components and on-call experts. In this episode, Anand shares his insights and experiences on how embracing new challenges has been instrumental in their remarkable journey. We explore real-world examples, practical strategies, and expert advice on how businesses can navigate the complex landscape of innovation and expansion by embracing new challenges head-on. Join us on this enlightening journey as we uncover the profound impact of embracing new challenges and how it can reshape your organization's destiny, fostering resilience, innovation, and sustainable growth.   Get the show notes for Embracing New Challenges on the Path to Expansion with Anand Kulkarni  at Crowdbotics Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #AnandKulkarni featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAnandKulkarni   #EmbracingNewChallenges #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1027 #Inc5000 #appdevelopmentplatform     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
9/25/202322 minutes, 11 seconds
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Recasting Core Values for Team Alignment with Cory Bengtzen at SkyShare

Embarking on a transformative journey to recast core values within your organization is akin to meticulously sculpting the very essence of your team's identity. Recasting core values isn't merely a procedural task; it's a profound endeavor that involves reshaping the bedrock of your team's ethos. By recasting core values, leaders set the stage for a cultural evolution that resonates with the team's collective aspirations and aligns everyone toward a common purpose. This process of recasting core values creates a resonance that reverberates throughout the organization, serving as a guiding light for decision-making and behavior. Today's guest is Cory Bengtzen, President of SkyShare. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2609 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. SkyShare is a full-service private jet company offering a fractional program with a single ownership stake and featuring flexibility in aircraft types. In this episode, Cory shares invaluable insights on how recasting core values can drive team alignment, foster collaboration, and ignite innovation. Explore real-world examples and practical strategies that showcase the power of recasting core values in reshaping company culture and fostering a sense of purpose among team members. Join us on this enlightening journey as we uncover the profound impact of recasting core values and how it can propel your team towards shared goals and enduring success.   Get the show notes for Recasting Core Values for Team Alignment with Cory Bengtzen at SkyShare Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #CoryBengtzen featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttCoryBengtzen   #RecastingCoreValues #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1027 #privatejetcompany #aircraft     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
9/21/202323 minutes, 10 seconds
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Powerful Leadership is Leading By Example with Dylan Rich at Automated Revenue

Powerful leadership isn't just a catchphrase but a guiding principle defining our journey. At its core, powerful leadership embodies the qualities and actions that set exceptional leaders apart. Today's guest is Dylan Rich, CEO and co-founder of Automated Revenue. Automated Revenue provides end-to-end sales solutions for growing sales teams. They build tailored systems and software to enhance the efficiency of teams and increase revenue. In this episode, Dylan delves into the essence of powerful leadership—leading by example, exploring the intricacies of how it shapes corporate cultures and influences individuals within organizations. Join us on this transformative journey as we decode the secrets behind powerful leadership and discover how it empowers individuals to make a lasting impact and drive positive change in their spheres of influence.   Get the show notes for Powerful Leadership is Leading By Example with Dylan Rich at Automated Revenue Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #DylanRich featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttDylanRich   #PowerfulLeadership #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1025 #endtoendsalessolutions #AppointmentSoftware #SalesAcquisitionSoftware     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
9/18/202323 minutes, 9 seconds
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Building Culture at a DTC Brand with Kelley Thornton at Tiege Hanley

Building culture at a direct-to-consumer (DTC) brand is a multifaceted and essential endeavor. The process of building culture begins with defining a clear set of values and principles that align with the brand's mission and resonate with the team. These values serve as the foundation for building culture and should be reinforced in every aspect of the brand's operations. Today's guest is Kelley Thornton, CEO and founder of Tiege Hanley. Tiege Hanley is a renowned skincare company dedicated to providing high-quality, uncomplicated skincare solutions for men. Founded with a commitment to helping men achieve healthy, radiant skin, Tiege Hanley has become a trusted name in the world of skincare. In this episode, Kelly delves deep into the world of Building Culture at a DTC Brand. Join us as we explore the intricacies of building culture that drives engagement, innovation, and customer loyalty. We'll discuss the strategies, stories, and successes of industry leaders who have mastered the art of building culture at their DTC brands. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting your DTC journey, our podcast is your guide to building culture that sets your brand apart and propels it to new heights. Tune in for insights, inspiration, and actionable tips on Building Culture at a DTC Brand.   Get the show notes for Building Culture at a DTC Brand with Kelley Thornton at Tiege Hanley Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #KelleyThornton featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gtt1025KelleyThornton   #BuildingCulture #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1025 #Inc5000 #skincarecompany #skincaresolutions #skincareformen     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
9/14/202322 minutes, 26 seconds
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Transparency Drives Growth with Kyle Mlakar at Fox Logistics

Transparency drives growth in organizations by fostering trust, open communication, and a culture of accountability. When transparency drives growth, it leads to greater employee engagement and commitment to organizational goals. Leaders who prioritize transparency create an environment where employees feel valued and included, enhancing their job satisfaction and overall performance. Today's guest is Kyle Mlakar, President at Fox Logistics. Inc Magazine ranked his company #230 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Fox Logistics is a third-party logistics company providing ground, air and ocean services to small and mid-size businesses. In this episode, Kyle delves into how transparency drives growth, examining real-world examples, practical strategies, and expert insights on implementing transparent practices within your organization. Join us as we delve into the ways transparency drives growth, from enhancing employee engagement and retention to building stronger customer relationships and improving overall organizational efficiency. Discover how embracing transparency as a core value not only drives growth but also solidifies your organization's reputation as an ethical and forward-thinking entity in today's competitive business landscape.   Get the show notes for Transparency Drives Growth with Kyle Mlakar at Fox Logistics Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #KyleMlakar featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttKyleMlakar   #transparencydrivesgrowth #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1024 #Inc5000 #logisticscompany     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
9/11/202322 minutes, 9 seconds
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Leaders Nurture Relationships with Mark Weisensee at OpenRoad, Inc

Leaders nurture relationships at the heart of their leadership philosophy, recognizing that their ability to nurture relationships is a cornerstone of effective leadership. These leaders nurture relationships by consistently fostering connections, trust, and mutual respect among team members, ensuring that the culture of the organization is one where relationships flourish. Today's guest is Mark Weisensee, CEO of OpenRoad, Inc. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2835 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. OpenRoad, Inc. is a privately owned, people-oriented, and technology-driven global supply chain and logistics provider that connects people, businesses, and goods. In this episode, Mark delves deep into the art of how leaders nurture relationships, exploring real-world examples, and expert insights on their role in fostering meaningful connections within their teams and beyond. Join us as we uncover the many dimensions of how leaders nurture relationships, understanding that this practice isn't just a leadership skill; it's the essence of creating a harmonious and productive work environment where collaboration thrives. Discover how leaders nurture relationships to build resilient teams, enhance productivity, and create a culture where everyone feels valued and motivated to contribute their best, illustrating that when leaders nurture relationships, everyone wins.   Get the show notes for Leaders Nurture Relationships with Mark Weisensee at OpenRoad, Inc Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #MarkWeisensee featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttMarkWeisensee   #LeadersNurtureRelationships #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1023 #Inc5000 #logistic #factoring #trucking     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
9/7/202323 minutes, 52 seconds
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Improve Team Performance with Eduardo Briceño, Author of The Performance Paradox

To improve team performance is to unlock the potential for remarkable growth and success within an organization, fostering an environment where individuals thrive and collective achievements soar to new heights. As teams become more aligned, engaged, and empowered, they generate a ripple effect that positively impacts not only project outcomes but also the overall organizational culture. Today's guest is Eduardo Briceño, co-founder of Mindset Works and Author of The Performance Paradox. In this episode, Eduardo delve into actionable strategies and insights on how to improve team performance. Join us as we uncover effective strategies and insights on how to improve team performance and foster a culture of collaboration and achievement.   Get the show notes for Improve Team Performance with Eduardo Briceño, Author of The Performance Paradox Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #EduardoBriceño featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttEduardoBriceño   #ImproveTeamPerformancet #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1022 #Author #ThePerformanceParadox #KeynoteSpeaker #Facilitator     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
9/4/202323 minutes, 23 seconds
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Strategic Team Compatibility Optimizes Growth with Joseph McCabe at The Surefire Group, LLC

Strategic team compatibility plays a pivotal role in optimizing growth within organizations. It serves as a fundamental cornerstone for achieving sustainable success. By strategically aligning team members with complementary skills and strengths, organizations can cultivate an environment where collaboration flourishes and innovative solutions emerge. Today's guest is Joseph McCabe, Founder and CEO of The Surefire Group, LLC. Inc Magazine ranked his company #17 on the 2023 Inc 5000 list. The Surefire Group provides services to real estate brokerages, home care, mortgage companies, insurance companies, and real assets. In this insightful podcast episode, Joseph delves into the multifaceted advantages of strategic team compatibility, driving exceptional outcomes. Join us as we explore actionable strategies and expert insights on how to harness the power of strategic team compatibility to achieve exceptional results. Discover how leveraging the strengths of individual team members, fostering diverse perspectives, and enhancing teamwork can lead to tangible improvements in productivity, innovation, and overall success. Strategic team compatibility emerges as a catalyst for unlocking untapped potentials and driving sustained growth.   Get the show notes for Strategic Team Compatibility Optimizes Growth with Joseph McCabe at The Surefire Group, LLC Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #JosephMcCabe featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJosephMcCabe   #StrategicTeamCompatibility #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1021 #Inc5000 #realestate #mortgage #titleservices #homehealthcare     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
8/31/202322 minutes, 56 seconds
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Why Job Fulfillment Matters and How to Improve It with Aaron Freedman at ACI Transport

Job fulfillment is a cornerstone of employee well-being and organizational success, representing the heartbeat of a thriving workplace where employees feel valued, engaged, and emotionally connected to their roles. It goes beyond mere job satisfaction, encompassing a deeper sense of purpose and alignment with one's professional journey. When individuals experience job fulfillment, they are more likely to bring their best selves to work, generating a positive ripple effect that extends to team dynamics, innovation, and customer satisfaction. Today's guest is Aaron Freedman, CEO of ACI Transport. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1578 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. ACI Transport is a logistics broker, specializing in brokering the transportation of finished motor vehicles and full truckload general freight. In this episode, Aaron delves into why job fulfillment matters and shares actionable strategies to improve it within the workplace. Join us as we share real-life examples and expert insights on how to create an environment that fosters job fulfillment. Discover how aligning employee strengths with tasks, providing growth opportunities, and nurturing a positive work culture can significantly contribute to heightened job fulfillment. Through this episode, gain valuable insights into the connection between job fulfillment and organizational success, and learn how to implement effective measures to ensure your workforce thrives in their roles.   Get the show notes for Innovate Your Culture as You Would Innovate Your Product with Greg Smith at Thinkific  Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #AaronFreedman featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAaronFreedman   #Jobfulfillment #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1020 #Inc5000 #logisticsbroker #brokering #transportation     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
8/28/202318 minutes, 3 seconds
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Innovate Your Culture as You Would Innovate Your Product with Greg Smith at Thinkific

Innovate your culture as you would innovate your product, for a thriving organizational culture is the bedrock of sustainable success. By daring to innovate your culture, leaders foster an environment that encourages creativity, embraces change, and adapts to emerging trends. Today's guest is Greg Smith, Founder, and CEO of Thinkific. Thinkific is a software platform that enables entrepreneurs to create, market, sell, and deliver their online courses. In this podcast, Greg delves into the transformative power of innovating your culture as you would innovate your product. Join us as we explore real-world examples, practical strategies, and expert insights on how to harness the potential of innovative culture-building. Discover how the drive to innovate your culture not only enhances employee engagement and productivity but also attracts top talent and cements your organization's position as an industry leader. Through this episode, gain inspiration to embark on a journey of cultural innovation that propels your organization to greater heights of excellence and innovation.   Get the show notes for Innovate Your Culture as You Would Innovate Your Product with Greg Smith at Thinkific  Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #GregSmith featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttGregSmith   #InnovateYourCulture #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1019 #softwareplatform #onlinecoursesplatform     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
8/24/202324 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Vitality of Leadership Inside of Company Growth with Jim Obsitnik at SourceScrub

The vitality of leadership is paramount in driving and sustaining company growth. Leaders who understand the vitality of leadership prioritize nurturing talent, fostering innovation, and adapting to changing business landscapes. Today's guest is Jim Obsitnik, CEO at SourceScrub. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1580 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. SourceScrub is a market-leading Deal Sourcing Platform that equips dealmakers with deal-ready data, purpose-built tools, and on-demand data operations so they never miss a deal. In this episode, Jim talks about the vitality of leadership inside of company growth. Join us as we explore real-world examples, practical strategies, and expert insights on how the vitality of leadership influences every facet of company growth. Discover how dynamic leadership drives employee engagement, shapes company culture, and propels innovation, ultimately shaping the trajectory of an organization towards greater heights.   Get the show notes for The Vitality of Leadership Inside of Company Growth with Jim Obsitnik at SourceScrub Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #JimObsitnik featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJimObsitnik   #vitalityofleadership #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1018 #Inc5000 #DealSourcingPlatform     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
8/21/202323 minutes, 57 seconds
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Establishing a Clear Direction Unifies The Team with Jonatan Ferrandiz-Sala at Unilogic Group

Establishing a clear direction is pivotal in unifying a team, propelling them towards shared goals, and serving as a guiding beacon. When establishing a clear direction, leaders offer a roadmap that aligns everyone's efforts, fostering a sense of purpose and collaboration. Today's guest is Jonathan Ferrandiz-Sala, CEO, and CFO at Unilogic Group. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1566 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Unilogic Group is a logistics and transportation company whose core business is transloading, fulfillment, and storing goods for its customers. In this episode, Jon delves into the transformative impact of establishing a clear direction to unify the team. Join us as we explore real-world examples, practical strategies, and expert insights on how establishing a clear direction can lead to increased productivity and a cohesive work environment. Discover how this unified approach enables teams to make informed decisions, allocate resources effectively, and navigate challenges with confidence. By consistently communicating and reinforcing the established direction, leaders ensure that every team member is moving towards the same destination, resulting in collective success and organizational growth.   Get the show notes for Establishing a Clear Direction Unifies The Team with Jonatan Ferrandiz-Sala at Unilogic Group Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #JonatanFerrandizSala featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJonatanFerrandizSala   #EstablishingaClearDirection #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1017 #Inc5000 #SupplyChainservices     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
8/17/202322 minutes, 19 seconds
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Living Company Values Creates Employee Alignment with Gene Hammett

Living company values is the cornerstone of creating strong employee alignment within an organization. In this podcast episode, we explore the transformative impact of leaders and teams actively embodying these values in their daily actions and decisions. When living company values becomes ingrained in the organizational culture, it fosters a sense of purpose and belonging among employees, driving them to align their personal goals with the company's mission. I'm Gene Hammett, an executive coach with over ten years of experience working with CEOs and their executive teams. After studying the leadership of fast-growth companies, I have developed frameworks and insights to help you and your company grow. Join us as we delve into real-world examples, and practical strategies on how living company values can create a shared sense of purpose and commitment. Discover how this alignment leads to increased employee engagement, improved collaboration, and a positive work environment. By consistently living company values, leaders empower their teams to contribute meaningfully, forging a cohesive and high-performing workforce that propels the organization toward success.   Get the show notes for Living Company Values Creates Employee Alignment with Gene Hammett Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gtt1016GeneHammett   #LivingCompanyValues #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1016 #Inc5000 #GrowthThinkTank #Speaker #MotivationalCoach     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
8/14/20237 minutes, 19 seconds
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Maintaining an Entrepreneur Spirit to Activate Growth with Antonella Pisani at Eyeful Media

Maintaining an entrepreneurial spirit is a driving force behind activating growth and innovation. Leaders who embody the entrepreneur spirit are proactive, forward-thinking, and unafraid of taking calculated risks. By encouraging this spirit, businesses can foster a culture of creativity and adaptability, propelling them to seize new opportunities and navigate challenges effectively. Today's guest is Antonella Pisan, founder and CEO at Eyeful Media. Inc Magazine ranked her company #530 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Eyeful Media is a fast-growing digital marketing & consulting firm specializing in helping mid-sized companies increase their online revenue and improve their digital presence. In this podcast episode, Antonella talks about the significance of maintaining an entrepreneur spirit to activate growth. Join us as we delve into real-life success stories, practical tips, and expert insights on how to nurture and maintain the entrepreneur spirit to drive growth and achieve sustainable success. Discover how this dynamic mindset empowers leaders to identify untapped potentials, embrace change, and spearhead transformative initiatives that revolutionize industries and shape a better future.   Get the show notes for Maintaining an Entrepreneur Spirit to Activate Growth with Antonella Pisani at Eyeful Media Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with AntonellaPisani featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAntonellaPisani   #EntrepreneurSpirit #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1015 #Inc5000 #digitalmarketing #consultingfirm     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
8/10/202325 minutes, 9 seconds
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Leaders Evolve - The Story of a CEO's Transformation with Gene Hammett

Leaders evolve continuously throughout their journey, adapting to dynamic environments, embracing new technologies, and staying attuned to the ever-changing needs of their teams and organizations. I'm Gene Hammett, an executive coach with over ten years of experience working with CEOs and their executive teams. After studying the leadership of fast-growth companies, I have developed frameworks and insights to help you and your company grow. Join us as we delve into the profound insights and lessons gained from real-life experiences that shaped this CEO's evolution. Through challenges, successes, and self-discovery, leaders evolve, honing their skills, and adapting to changing circumstances. Witness firsthand how embracing change and learning from mistakes foster personal and professional growth, propelling leaders to new heights of success and impact. Tune in to this episode as we unveil the inspiring narrative of a CEO's transformation and discover how leaders evolve to lead with authenticity, resilience, and an unwavering commitment to excellence.   Get the show notes for Leaders Evolve - The Story of a CEO's Transformation with Gene Hammett Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gtt1014GeneHammett   #leadesevolve #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1014 #Inc5000 #executivecoach #GrowthThinkTank     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
8/7/20238 minutes, 43 seconds
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Understanding Your Personal Values to Become a Better Leader with Rober Glazer at Acceleration Partners

Understanding your personal values is crucial for your growth as a leader and becoming a better leader. By reflecting on and identifying your core values, you gain clarity on what drives your decisions and actions. This self-awareness enables you to align your leadership style with your values, leading with authenticity and integrity. When you understand your personal values, you can effectively communicate your vision and inspire others to follow your lead. Today's guest is Robert Glazer, bestselling author, keynote speaker, founder, and chairman of the board of global partner marketing agency, Acceleration Partners. Join us in this episode as Robert delves into the significance of understanding your values and how they empower you to become a better leader. Discover how this deep self-awareness enhances your decision-making, builds trust among your team, and fosters a positive work culture. Embrace the power of your values and embark on a journey of becoming a better leader. www.corevaluescourse.com   Get the show notes for Understanding Your Personal Values to Become a Better Leader with Rober Glazer at Acceleration Partners Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #RobertGlazer featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttRobertGlazer   #BecomeaBetterLeader #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1013 #Inc5000 #marketingagency #keynotespeaker #bestsellingauthor     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
8/3/202324 minutes, 34 seconds
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Great Leaders Embrace Persistence and Self-awareness with Didi Azaria at Workiz

Great leaders are persistent in their pursuit of success, and this unwavering determination sets them apart. Through challenges and setbacks, leaders are persistent, never giving up on their vision and goals. Moreover, they are self-aware, recognizing their strengths and areas for growth, which enables them to lead with authenticity and humility. By embracing persistence and self-awareness, leaders inspire their teams to stay focused and resilient, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and adaptability. Today's guest is Didi Azaria, CEO at Workiz Inc.. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1033 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Workiz Inc. In this episode, Didi talks about how great leaders are persistent and self-aware. () Join us in this podcast episode as we explore how these essential qualities propel leaders to navigate complexities, inspire their teams, and create a lasting impact in their organizations. Discover how the synergy of persistence and self-awareness enhances leadership effectiveness and drives long-term success.   Get the show notes for Great Leaders Embrace Persistence and Self-awareness with Didi Azaria at Workiz Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #DidiAzaria featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttDidiAzaria   #leadersarepersistent #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1012 #Inc5000 #selfawareness #fieldservicebusinessmanagementplatform     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
7/31/202324 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Power of Relentless Customer Focus with Andy Byrne at Clari

The power of relentless customer focus cannot be understated in today's customer-centric business landscape, where customers hold the key to sustainable growth and success. By adopting a relentless customer focus, organizations can build enduring relationships and enhance customer satisfaction. Through active listening and continuous improvement, a relentless customer focus allows businesses to anticipate customer needs, exceed expectations, and deliver personalized solutions. Today's guest is Andy Byrne, CEO at Clari. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2021 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Clari is a revenue operations platform gathering workflow data across organizations to synthesize into real-time status and actionable insights. In this episode, Andy delves into the transformative power of relentless customer focus. Join us as we explore real-life success stories, practical strategies, and expert insights on how to infuse your business with a relentless customer focus to drive growth and achieve sustainable success. Discover how this customer-centric mindset can lead to increased brand advocacy, positive word-of-mouth, and a competitive edge in today's dynamic marketplace.   Get the show notes for The Power of Relentless Customer Focus with Andy Byrne at Clari Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #AndyByrne featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAndyByrne   #RelentlessCustomerFocus #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1011 #Inc5000 #revenueoperationsplatform #AI     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
7/27/202323 minutes, 41 seconds
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Leaders are Present to a Fault with Gene Hammett

Leaders are present to a fault, understanding the immense impact of their presence on their teams and organizations. In this podcast episode, we explore the significance of leaders being fully engaged and accessible to their employees. When leaders are present, they foster a culture of trust, open communication, and collaboration. By actively listening to their team members, leaders demonstrate genuine care and empathy, creating a supportive environment where individuals feel valued and heard. I'm Gene Hammett, an executive coach with over ten years of experience working with CEOs and their executive teams. After studying the leadership of fast-growth companies, I have developed frameworks and insights to help you and your company grow. Join us as we uncover why leaders are present to a fault. Discover how this unwavering commitment to being present can elevate team morale, boost productivity, and build a cohesive and high-performing workforce.   Get the show notes for Leaders are Present to a Fault with Gene Hammett Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gtt1010GeneHammett   #LeadersarePresent #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1010 #Inc5000 #growththinktank #executivecoach     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
7/24/20237 minutes, 1 second
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Creating a Customer-Centered Approach Drives Growth with Rob Steele at Legendary Supply Chain

Creating a customer-centered approach is not only the key to driving immediate growth but also to achieving long-term success in today's competitive business landscape. By placing the customer at the center of your business strategy, you demonstrate a genuine commitment to understanding and meeting their evolving needs. This customer-centered approach enables you to stay ahead of the curve by adapting to changing market dynamics and customer preferences. Today's guest is Rob Steele, co-founder, and CEO at Legendary Supply Chain. Inc Magazine ranked his company #818 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Legendary Supply Chain is a supply chain software company that offers simple, focused, scalable, and comprehensive purchasing and warehouse management solutions. In this episode, Rob delves into the strategies and benefits of adopting a customer-centered approach and how it can drive growth in your business. He also talks about patience. Join us as we explore real-life examples and expert insights on how to implement and leverage a customer-centered approach to fuel business growth. Discover how prioritizing your customers' satisfaction and creating meaningful experiences can drive revenue, generate positive word-of-mouth, and ultimately propel your business to new heights of success.   Get the show notes for Creating a Customer-Centered Approach Drives Growth with Rob Steele at Legendary Supply Chain Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #RobSteele featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttRobSteele   #CustomerCenteredApproach #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1009 #Inc5000 #businesssupplychain #Salesforce #automatedplatform     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
7/20/202322 minutes, 47 seconds
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Getting Back the Employee Alignment with Gleb Polyakov at Nylas

Getting back employee alignment is crucial for organizations to thrive and achieve their goals. By fostering a culture of transparency, open communication, and shared vision, organizations can reestablish employee alignment and create a cohesive workforce. Today's guest is Gleb Polyakov, Co-founder, and CEO at Nylas. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1823 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Nylas is a software company providing easy access to critical communications data and the only platform giving developers universal access to email, calendar, and contacts providers through a single integration. In this episode, Gleb delves into practical strategies, and real-life examples to help leaders in getting back the employee alignment and create an environment where every individual's goals align with the organization's mission. Join us as we uncover the key drivers of employee alignment and provide actionable insights to bridge the gap and reignite the collective commitment towards organizational objectives. Discover how investing in employee alignment leads to increased productivity, engagement, and positive work culture, ultimately propelling your organization to new heights of success.   Get the show notes for Getting Back the Employee Alignment with Gleb Polyakov at Nylas Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #GlebPolyakov featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttGlebPolyakov   #EmployeeAlignment #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1008 #Inc5000 #softwarecompany #criticalcommunicationsdata     Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
7/17/202327 minutes, 13 seconds
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Always Work Hard On Something Uncomfortably Exciting

Always work hard on something uncomfortably exciting is a philosophy that drives personal and professional growth. By consistently putting in the effort and dedication to challenging and exhilarating endeavors, individuals push their boundaries and unlock new levels of achievement. When you always work hard on something uncomfortably exciting, you embrace discomfort as a catalyst for progress and refuse to settle for mediocrity. I'm Gene Hammett, an executive coach with over ten years of experience working with CEOs and their executive teams. After studying the leadership of fast-growth companies, I have developed frameworks and insights to help you and your company grow. Join me on this special episode as we explore the power of embracing discomfort as you always work hard on exciting endeavors. Discover how stepping into the realm of the unknown, embracing risks, and persevering through obstacles can lead to transformative experiences, personal fulfillment, and unparalleled achievements. Get ready to embark on a transformative journey of growth and success as you always work hard on something uncomfortably exciting.   Get the show notes for Always Work Hard On Something Uncomfortably Exciting with Gene Hammett Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gtt1007GeneHammett   #alwaysworkhard #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1007 #Inc5000 #GrowthThinkTank Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!  
7/13/20235 minutes, 29 seconds
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Creating a Bottom's Up Culture for Growth with Kevin Frechette at Fairmarkit

Creating a bottom's up culture is essential for fostering growth and innovation within an organization. This transformative approach empowers employees at all levels to contribute their unique perspectives, ideas, and insights, driving a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement. Today's guest is Kevin Frechette, Co-founder, and CEO at Fairmarkit. Inc Magazine ranked his company #159 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Fairmarkit is an autonomous sourcing platform that transforms tail spending with automation and AI. Their mission is to enable organizations to purchase the goods and services they need in the most efficient way possible. In this episode, Kevin talks about the strategies behind creating a bottom's up culture for growth. Join us as we explore real-world examples, practical tips, and expert advice on how to cultivate a bottom's up culture that fosters innovation, drives growth, and propels your organization forward in today's rapidly changing business landscape. Get ready to unlock the power of a bottom's up culture and position your organization for long-term success.   Get the show notes for Creating a Bottom's Up Culture for Growth with Kevin Frechette at Fairmarkit Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #KevinFrechette #WindsorGray featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttKevinFrechette   #bottomsupculture #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1006 #Inc5000 #autonomoussourcingplatform #automation #AI Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!  
7/10/202326 minutes, 48 seconds
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Finding a Breakthrough with Candid Conversations with Lisa Hladish and Windsor Gray at Paper Daisies Stationery

Finding a breakthrough with candid conversations is a powerful tool for personal and professional growth. By engaging in candid conversations, individuals can address underlying issues, break down barriers, and build trust within teams and relationships. These conversations create an environment of transparency, where ideas and feedback flow freely, leading to increased collaboration, innovation, and problem-solving. Today's guests are Lisa Hladish, founder of Paper Daisies Stationery and their COO, Windsor Gray. Paper Daisies is a design studio specializing in stationery for big celebrations. They help engaged couples, event planners, and celebration hosts bring their unique vision/brand to life. In this episode, Lisa and Windsor talk about finding a breakthrough with candid conversations. They also talk about the walk and talk. Join us as we delve into practical strategies for initiating and navigating candid conversations. Discover how embracing candid conversations can unlock new insights, deepen understanding, and ultimately lead to breakthroughs in personal and organizational development.   Get the show notes for Finding a Breakthrough with Candid Conversations with Lisa Hladish and Windsor Gray at Paper Daisies Stationery Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #LisaHladish #WindsorGray featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttLisaHladishWindsorGray   #CandidConversations #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1005 #Inc5000 #stationerydesignstudio Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
7/6/202323 minutes, 23 seconds
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Unifying Your Vision Across The Company with Will Robinson at Encapture

Unifying your vision across the company is essential for creating a cohesive and aligned workforce. When every employee understands and embraces the shared vision, it fosters a sense of purpose and direction that permeates throughout the organization. By unifying your vision, the organization can harness collective talents, skills, and expertise of its workforce, leading to increased productivity. Today's guest is Will Robinson, CEO at Encapture. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2241 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Encapture is an intelligent document automation platform that helps companies be more efficient and customer-centric. In this episode, Will talks about the importance of unifying your vision across the company. Join us as we uncover the benefits of unifying your vision, from increased employee engagement and collaboration to improved overall performance and business outcomes. Discover how aligning your team around a unified vision can drive innovation, build resilience, and propel your organization toward long-term success.   Get the show notes for Unifying Your Vision Across The Company with Will Robinson at Encapture Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #WillRobinson featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttWillRobinson   #UnifyingYourVision #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1004 #Inc5000 #intelligentdocumentautomationplatform Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
7/3/202323 minutes, 30 seconds
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The 5 Star Service Guarantee and Employee Alignment with Josh Sweeney at Founderscale.com

The Service Guarantee sets the gold standard for excellence in our organization, serving as a guiding principle that drives us to go above and beyond to exceed customer expectations in every interaction. Service Guarantee is a powerful commitment that underpins our unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional service and creating memorable experiences for our valued customers. Today's guest is Josh Sweeney, Co-founder, and CEO at FounderScale. FounderScale is a results-driven company specializing in helping clients engage prospects, build meaningful relationships, and drive revenue. In this episode, Josh talks about their 5 Star service guarantee and employee alignment. He also talks about shortcomings and how to have tough conversations. Join us as we dive deep into the direct correlation between employee alignment, Service Guarantee implementation, and the ultimate goal of elevating customer satisfaction to new heights. Get ready to unlock the secrets of exceptional service delivery and discover how to align your team for success through the power of the Service Guarantee.   Get the show notes for The 5 Star Service Guarantee and Employee Alignment with Josh Sweeney at Founderscale.com Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #JoshSweeney featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJoshSweeney   #ServiceGuarantee #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1003 #Inc5000 #consultingfirm #B2Bbusinesses Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
6/29/202324 minutes, 11 seconds
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Recruiting and Retaining a Talented Global Workforce with Hadi Chaudhry at CareCloud

Recruiting and retaining skilled professionals is vital for organizations to stay ahead, innovate, and achieve sustainable growth in today's rapidly evolving business landscape. In a highly competitive market, recruiting and retaining top talent with the right expertise and cultural fit is crucial for driving innovation and maintaining a competitive edge. Skilled professionals bring fresh perspectives, diverse skill sets, and a wealth of experience that can propel organizations forward and fuel creativity and problem-solving. Today's guest is Hadi Chaudhry, CEO and President at CareCloud. Inc Magazine ranked his company #574 on the 2015 Inc 5000 list. CareCloud is a leading healthcare technology company with a suite of unified, technology-enabled solutions for healthcare organizations, medical practices, and health systems. In this episode, Hadi talks about the importance of recruiting and retaining a talented workforce. He also talks about leading by example. Join us as we uncover the latest trends, share success stories, and discuss proven strategies for recruiting and retaining a diverse, talented, and globally-minded workforce. Get ready to optimize your recruitment efforts, enhance employee engagement, and build a high-performing team that drives your organization's success.   Get the show notes for Recruiting and Retaining a Talented Global Workforce with Hadi Chaudhry at CareCloud Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #HadiChaudhry featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttHadiChaudhry   #RecruitingandRetaining #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1002 #Inc5000 #healthcaretechnologycompany   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
6/26/202323 minutes, 35 seconds
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3 Principles of Growth and Leadership | Looking back after 1000th Episodes |

In this solo podcast series, I will be your guide as we explore the core principles of growth and how they intersect with effective leadership. The principles of growth are guiding concepts and strategies that empower individuals and organizations to expand their capabilities, overcome challenges, and reach new heights of achievement. I'm Gene Hammett, an executive coach with over ten years of experience working with CEOs and their executive teams. After studying the leadership of fast-growth companies, I have developed frameworks and insights to help you and your company grow. Join me on this special episode as we uncover the principles of growth and discover how they can elevate your leadership skills, unlock your potential, and drive sustainable success. Get ready to embark on a transformational path of growth and leadership excellence through the power of these foundational principles.   Get the show notes for 3 Principles of Growth and Leadership | Looking back after 1000th Episodes | Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gtt1001GeneHammett   #PrinciplesofGrowth #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1001 #Inc5000 #Leaders #ExecutiveCoach #Author   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
6/22/202310 minutes, 24 seconds
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1000th Episode Special: Unveiling the Secrets of Leadership in Hard Times |Ryan Estis, Todd Herman, Bob Glazer, Amanda Hammett, Karly Neveu, and Gene Hammett

Leadership in hard times requires resilience, adaptability, and the ability to inspire and guide teams through uncertainty. In the face of adversity, exceptional leaders emerge, showcasing their ability to navigate challenges, inspire their teams, and drive organizations toward success. Welcome to a special episode of our podcast as we celebrate our 1000th milestone! We invited and brought together experts from various industries to share their insights and experiences on navigating leadership in hard times. We explore the key qualities and strategies that effective leaders employ when faced with adversity, including resilience, adaptability, and clear communication. Through candid conversations and real-life examples, we uncover the lessons learned and best practices for leading teams and organizations through tough times. Join us as we delve into the topic of leadership in hard times and gain valuable insights from our esteemed panel of experts. Get ready to discover the tools and strategies you need to excel as a leader when faced with challenging circumstances.   Get the show notes for 1000th Episode Special: Unveiling the Secrets of Leadership in Hard Times |Ryan Estis, Todd Herman, Bob Glazer, Amanda Hammett, Karly Neveu, and Gene Hammett Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #ToddHerman  #BobGlazer  #RyanEstis #KarlyNeveu #AmandaHammett featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gtt1000thEpisodeSpecial   #LeadershipinHardTimes #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode1000 #Inc5000 #Leaders #Keynotespeaker #Author   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
6/19/202344 minutes, 31 seconds
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Retaining Talented People with Kshitij Jain at Joveo

Welcome to our podcast, where we delve into the topic of retaining talented people. In today's competitive job market, organizations face the challenge of attracting and retaining top talent. We explore the key strategies and best practices for retaining talented people, including creating a positive work culture, and providing growth and development opportunities. Today's guest is Kshitij Jain Founder and CEO at Joveo. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2875 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Joveo is a recruiting company enabling companies to buy, manage and track recruitment media including job sites, search marketplaces, and social media. In this episode, Kshitij talks about the importance of retaining talented people within the organization. He also talks about the difference between having managers vs. leaders and the concept of firing fast and hiring slow. Through his insightful real-life examples, we uncover the factors that contribute to employee retention and share practical tips for fostering a work environment that keeps talented individuals engaged and motivated. Join us as we discuss the importance of retaining talented people and discover strategies to build a strong and committed workforce that drives organizational success.   Get the show notes for Retaining Talented People with Kshitij Jain at Joveo Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #KshitijJain featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttKshitijJain   #RetainingTalentedPeople #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode999 #Inc5000 #recruitingcompany   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
6/15/202323 minutes
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Others First Culture and Passion Alignment for Company Scale with Frankie Russo

Welcome to our podcast, where we explore the concept of an "others first culture" and its significance in fostering passion alignment for company scale. Other first culture is rooted in prioritizing the needs and well-being of others above individual interests. We delve into the key elements that contribute to creating an others first culture through insightful discussions and real-life examples. We uncover strategies for cultivating an others first culture that empowers employees, enhances teamwork, and drives company growth. Today's guest is Frankie Russo, Best-selling Author, Keynote Speaker, and an 8X Inc 500 Founder. As an expert in Innovation and change management, Frankie Russo has helped hundreds of people ignite innovation and transform into authentic leaders at the four organizations he has led, authored two bestselling books, and achieved 60X growth with his tech company in three years. In this episode, he talks about the others first culture and passion alignment for company scale. We also talk about how he's so far ahead of employees and what your employees want. Join us as we discuss the benefits and challenges of embracing others first culture and explore how passion alignment can be achieved to propel your company's success.
6/12/202328 minutes, 44 seconds
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Teams Focused on Customer Success with Daniel Jaye at Aqfer

Welcome to our podcast, where we explore the importance of teams focused on customer success. In today's competitive market, organizations need to prioritize customer satisfaction to thrive. We discuss the key elements that make teams focused on customer success successful, including a deep understanding of customer needs, effective communication, and a proactive approach to problem-solving. Today's guest is Daniel Jaye, Founder, and CEO at Aqfer. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1165 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Aqfer is a software platform providing marketing solutions through a scalable framework, data management, and actionable real-time data insights. In this episode, Daniel talks about teams focused on customer success. He also talks about value and transparency. Join us as we dive into the challenges and opportunities of creating customer-centric teams and discover how you can drive exceptional customer experiences and long-term success for your organization. Join us as we dive into the challenges and opportunities of creating customer-centric teams and discover how you can drive exceptional customer experiences and long-term success for your organization.   Get the show notes for Teams Focused on Customer Success with Daniel Jaye at Aqfer Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #DanielJaye featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttDanielJaye   #TeamsFocusedonCustomer #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode997 #Inc5000 #softwareplatform #marketingsolutions   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
6/8/202323 minutes, 27 seconds
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Leading the Next Generation with Brad Kugler at Direct Mail 2.0

In today's ever-changing business environment, it's crucial for leaders to adapt their approaches and strategies to effectively guide and inspire the upcoming generation of talent. Leading the next generation requires a deep understanding of their unique needs, aspirations, and motivations. By embracing a collaborative and inclusive leadership style, leaders can create an environment where the next generation can thrive and contribute to their full potential. Today's guest is Brad Kugler, Co-founder, and CEO at DirectMail 2.0. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2538 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. DirectMail2.0 is a direct mail technology company that offers a cloud-based marketing platform that reports, enhances, and shows attribution of direct mail campaigns. In this episode, Brad talks about his insights and perspective on leading the next generation. He also talks about how leadership changes. Join us as we uncover the best practices, challenges, and opportunities involved in leading the next generation, and learn how you can become a leader who positively impacts the future.   Get the show notes for Leading the Next Generation with Brad Kugler at Direct Mail 2.0 Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #BradleyKugler featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttBradleyKugler   #LeadingtheNextGeneration #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode996 #Inc5000 #directmailtechnologycompany #cloudbasedmarketingplatform   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
6/5/202323 minutes, 15 seconds
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Culture that Fosters Innovation with Brian Minick at ZeroBounce

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, organizations must create an environment that nurtures creativity, risk-taking, and out-of-the-box thinking. We explore the key elements involved in building a culture that fosters innovation and provides practical insights and strategies to ignite innovation within your organization. Today's guest is Brian Minick, Founder, and CEO at ZeroBounce. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1954 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. ZeroBounce is an email validation and deliverability company helping 150,000-plus businesses land more emails in their customers' inboxes. In this episode, Brian talks about creating a culture that fosters Innovation. He also talks about failure and innovation. Join us as we dive deep into the power of fostering a culture that fosters innovation and empowers your team to push boundaries and achieve extraordinary results.   Get the show notes for Culture that Fosters Innovation with Brian Minick at ZeroBounce Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #BrianMinick featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttBrianMinick   #CulturethatFostersInnovation #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode995 #Inc5000 #emailvalidationcompany #deliverabilitycompany   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
6/1/202321 minutes, 23 seconds
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Why Employees Need to Memorize Your Values with David Asarnow

When employees internalize and memorize your values, it creates a strong foundation for decision-making and behavior alignment. By consistently reinforcing and emphasizing these values, you cultivate a shared sense of purpose and a unified company culture. Employees who have memorized your values are more likely to exhibit behaviors that align with your organizational vision and mission. Today's guest is David Asarnow, Founder, and CEO at Business Nitrogen. Business Nitrogen is an international digital marketing agency based in Atlanta, Georgia, and works with clients around the world. They're the go-to experts for entrepreneurs, executives, and small business owners looking to monetize and accelerate their business results through Click Funnels marketing. In this episode, David talks about Why employees need to memorize your values. He also talks about tough conversations and client alignment. Tune in to discover why employees need to memorize your values and how they can positively impact your organization's success.   Get the show notes for Why Employees Need to Memorize Your Values with David Asarnow Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #DavidAsarnow featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttDavidAsarnow   #MemorizeYourValues #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode994 #Inc5000 #internationaldigitalmarketingagency   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
5/28/202320 minutes, 52 seconds
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Hiring Right and Building a Culture of Innovation with Chris Bullock at ClearGov

In today's competitive business landscape, building a culture of innovation is crucial for organizations to thrive. By creating an environment that encourages experimentation, risk-taking, and collaboration, companies can unlock the potential of their employees and drive innovation at all levels. Through interviews with industry experts and real-life examples, we uncover the challenges and opportunities associated with building a culture of innovation. Today's guest is Chris Bullock, Founder, and CEO at ClearGov. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1251 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. ClearGov is a software company providing budget management solutions to local governments for their capital, personnel, and operational budget processes. In this episode, Chris talks about the correlation between hiring right and building a culture of innovation. He also talks about values and leading by example. Join us as we share insights and best practices to help you hire right and build a culture of innovation in your organization.   Get the show notes for Hiring Right and Building a Culture of Innovation with Chris Bullock at ClearGov Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #ChrisBullock featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttChrisBullock   #BuildingaCulturofInnovation #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode993 #Inc5000 #softwarecompany #capitalbudgeprocesses   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
5/25/202321 minutes, 42 seconds
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Finding The Right People and Leading Managers with Thorwald Herbert at Semarchy

Leading managers requires not only strong leadership skills but also requires an understanding of what makes a good manager. Effective communication is key when leading managers, as it allows you to align expectations and goals. It's also important to provide managers with the support they need to succeed, including training, resources, and feedback. Today's guest is Thorwald Herbert, Founder, and CEO at Semarchy. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2487 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Semarchy is a data integration company providing a platform allowing organizations to discover, govern, manage, integrate, and visualize critical information scattered across applications. In this episode, Thorwald shares the importance of finding the right people and leading managers. Join us and learn the qualities that are necessary for leading managers effectively.   Get the show notes for Finding The Right People and Leading Managers with Thorwald Herbert at Semarchy Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #ThorwaldHerbert featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttThorwaldHerbert   #LeadingManagers #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode992 #Inc5000 #dataintegrationcompany    Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
5/22/202328 minutes, 53 seconds
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Building Relationships Inside Your Company with Slava Khristich at TATEEDA

Building relationships is a vital part of running a successful business. When it comes to building relationships inside your company, it's important to take the time to get to know your employees. By doing this, you can gain a deeper understanding of their skills and strengths, which can help you better align tasks and projects with the right people. Additionally, building relationships can lead to a more positive work environment, which can improve employee retention and satisfaction. Today's guest is Slava Khristich, Founder, and CEO at TATEEDA. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2833 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. TATEEDA is a global custom software developer specializing in the development and QA services for health care, IoT, and fintech industries. In this episode, Slava talks about building relationships inside your company. He also talks about personal conversations. Tune in as we discuss the importance of building relationships inside your company and how it can lead to improved productivity, better communication, and increased job satisfaction for everyone involved.   Get the show notes for Building Relationships Inside Your Company with Slava Khristich at TATEEDA Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #SlavaKhristich featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttSlavaKhristich   #BuildingRelationships #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode991 #Inc5000 #globalcustomsoftwaredeveloper    Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
5/18/202316 minutes, 48 seconds
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Create a Culture of Learning with James Carman at Callibrity

Creating a culture of learning within your organization is essential for employee growth and company success. To create a culture of learning, leaders must first prioritize learning and development, and set clear goals and expectations for their employees. It involves providing access to training programs and educational resources, encouraging feedback and collaboration, and promoting a growth mindset. Today's guest is James Carman, CTO & Co-Founder at Callibrity. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4961 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Callibrity is a software consultancy specializing in software engineering, digital transformation, cloud strategy, and data-driven insights to help businesses solve complex problems. In this episode, James talks about various ways leaders can create a culture of learning within their organizations. Join us and learn strategies and techniques that can help you create a culture of learning in your workplace that not only drives individual success but also contributes to the overall success of your organization.   Get the show notes for Create a Culture of Learning with James Carman at Callibrity  Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #JamesCarman featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJamesCarman   #CreateaCultureofLearning #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode990 #Inc5000 #softwareconsultancy   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
5/15/202319 minutes, 36 seconds
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Getting Team Alignment in the Face of Change with Jan Bruce at meQuilibrium

Getting team alignment is crucial to the success of any organization, particularly in the face of change. As organizations experience change, it is essential to have a cohesive team that can adapt and work collaboratively towards shared goals. Today's guest is Janesse Bruce, Founder, and CEO at meQuilibrium. Inc Magazine ranked her company #2813 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. meQuilibrium (meQ) is the #1 global digital resilience solution to build workforce well-being and performance. Their mission is to make any workforce a workforce for growth. In this episode, Jan talks about getting team alignment in the face of change. She also talks about resilience and over-communicating. Join us as we explore different approaches to getting team alignment, including communication strategies, creating shared vision and values, and team-building exercises. Tune in to discover the secrets of getting team alignment and build a strong foundation for your team's success.   Get the show notes for Getting Team Alignment in the Face of Change with Jan Bruce at meQuilibrium Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #JanBruce featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJanBruce   #GettingTeamAlignment #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode989 #meQ #digitalresilience   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
5/11/202321 minutes, 53 seconds
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Leaders Do the Inner Work with Marc Scheff

Leaders do the inner work, which means taking the time to reflect, learn, and grow on a personal level to become more effective and impactful in their roles. In today's fast-paced business environment, leaders must be equipped with the emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and resilience necessary to navigate challenges and lead their teams to success. Today's guest is Marc Scheff, a Creative Transition Coach who guides breakthrough-ready clients to discover and act on their true purpose so that they can create a lasting impact in their communities, societies, and the world. In this episode, Marc talks about how leaders do the inner work. He also talks about sabotage and feeling vulnerable. Join us as we discuss different ways how leaders do the inner work. With our expert insights and practical advice, you can learn how to prioritize your personal growth and development as a leader and elevate your impact in the workplace.   Get the show notes for Leaders Do the Inner Work with Marc Scheff Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #MarcScheff featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttMarcScheff   #LeadersDotheInner Work #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode988 #Coaching #ExecutiveCoach   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
5/8/202325 minutes, 10 seconds
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Treat Your People Right with Jim Paolino at LodeStar Software Solutions

Treating your people right means creating a positive work environment where employees feel valued, respected, and supported. By prioritizing employee satisfaction and engagement, you can build a culture of trust and loyalty that drives organizational success. Treating your people right involves providing opportunities for growth, recognizing their contributions, and fostering open communication and collaboration. Today's guest is Jim Paolino, Founder, and CEO at LodeStar Software Solutions. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1231 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. LodeStar Software Solutions is a mortgage lender software platform devoted to easing lender margin compression by streamlining costs and minimizing expenses for lenders nationwide. In this episode, Jim shares the importance of treating your people right. Join us as we explore different ways to treat your people right and how it can improve employee retention, productivity, and overall business performance. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how to create a thriving work culture that benefits both your team and your organization.   Get the show notes for Treat Your People Right with Jim Paolino at LodeStar Software Solutions Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #JimPaolino featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJimPaolino   #Treatingyourpeopleright #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode987 #Inc5000 #mortgagelender #softwareplatform   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
5/4/202324 minutes, 15 seconds
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Leading a Fully Remote Team with Whitney Myers at Zuar

In today's digital age, remote work has become increasingly popular, and many leaders are finding themselves managing teams spread across different locations and time zones. Leading a fully remote team requires a different approach than traditional office management, with a greater emphasis on communication, collaboration, and trust. Today's guest is Whitney Myers, Founder, and CEO at Zuar. Inc Magazine ranked her company #4781 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Zuar is a software company devoted to helping customers consolidate and stage data, create analytical dashboards, and present actionable content. In this episode, Whitney talks about leading a fully remote team. Join us as we explore different techniques for leading a fully remote team, including virtual team-building activities, effective communication tools, and flexible work arrangements.   Get the show notes for Leading a Fully Remote Team with Whitney Myers at Zuar Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #WhitneyMyers featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttWhitneyMyers   #LeadingaFullyRemoteTeam #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode986 #Inc5000 #softwarecompany   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
5/1/202325 minutes, 34 seconds
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Let Love in with the author, Jacob Kauffman

Welcome to our podcast where we discuss the transformative power of Let Love In, a book written by our guest, Jacob Kauffman. Jacob is a best-selling author and a High-Performance Coach & Business Mentor to mission-driven coaches & entrepreneurs. In this episode, Jake talks about his book, Let Love In; The Pain Stops When the Truth Starts. Let Love In is a guide to developing a healthy relationship with yourself and others by letting love into your life. By opening yourself up to vulnerability and compassion, you can learn to connect with others on a deeper level and experience more joy and fulfillment in your relationships. Let Love In offers practical tools and exercises to help you cultivate self-love and create positive change in your life. So, join us as we delve into the insights and wisdom of Let Love In and explore how it can help you transform your life. Don't miss out on this opportunity to discover how to let love in and live your best life.   Get the show notes for Let Love in with the author, Jacob Kauffman Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #JacobKauffman featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJacobKauffman   #LetLoveIn #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode985 #Author #developingahealthyrelationship #LetLoveInThePainStopsWhentheTruthStarts   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
4/27/202323 minutes, 46 seconds
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How to Create a Culture of Accountability with Gene Hammett

A culture of accountability is essential for fostering a sense of ownership and responsibility among team members. When everyone is accountable for their actions, it becomes easier to identify areas for improvement and work collaboratively to achieve common goals. By setting clear expectations and holding team members accountable for meeting them, you can create a culture of trust, respect, and transparency. So, join us as we explore different strategies for creating a culture of accountability and how it can help you build a high-performing team. I'm Gene Hammett, an executive coach with over ten years of experience working with CEOs and their executive teams. I have developed frameworks and insights to help you and your company grow. In this special episode, I shared the importance of creating a culture of accountability in your organization. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how to create a culture of accountability that promotes growth, innovation, and success for your organization.   Get the show notes for How to Create a Culture of Accountability with Gene Hammett Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttGeneHammett984   #cultureofaccountability #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode984 #Inc5000 #accountability   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
4/24/20237 minutes, 29 seconds
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Develop a Servant Leadership Mindset as Your Company Grows with Brad Griffith at Buckeye Innovation

A servant leadership mindset is focused on serving others and empowering them to reach their full potential. This leadership style can lead to higher employee satisfaction, better collaboration, and improved business outcomes. By embracing a servant leadership mindset, you can create a culture of trust, respect, and accountability within your organization. Today's guest is Brad Griffith, Founder, and CEO at Buckeye Innovation. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4423 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Buckeye Innovation is a software services company, partners with clients to support their web and mobile applications, marketing, e-commerce sites, voice, and kiosk technology. In this episode, Brad talks about the importance of developing a servant leadership mindset as your company grows. He also talks about values and managers vs. leaders. Tune in as we explore different strategies to develop a servant leadership mindset and how it can help you lead your team to success. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how to become a more effective leader and create a positive impact on your organization.   Get the show notes for Develop a Servant Leadership Mindset as Your Company Grows with Brad Griffith at Buckeye Innovation Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #BradGriffith featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttBradGriffith   #ServantLeadershipMindset #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode983 #Inc5000 #softwareservicescompany   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
4/20/202325 minutes, 10 seconds
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Using Technology to Enable Collaboration with Ibrahim Mesbah at RevolutionParts

Enabling collaboration is crucial for businesses to stay competitive and technology can help make it happen. By leveraging tools like video conferencing, instant messaging, and cloud-based software, team members can easily communicate and collaborate. Technology can also help teams work across different time zones and locations, making it easier to bring together people with different skill sets and experiences. Today's guest is Ibrahim Mesbah, Founder, and CEO at RevolutionParts. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4741 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. RevolutionParts is an Arizona-based company delivering an enterprise-ready platform for automotive parts and accessories for both retail and wholesale commerce channels. In this episode, Ibrahim talks about using Technology to Enable Collaboration. He also talks about asynchronous meetings and giving your people a chance to collaborate. Join us as we discuss different strategies for using technology to enable collaboration and how it can help you build a more connected and efficient team. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how to use technology to enable collaboration and drive success for your business.   Get the show notes for Using Technology to Enable Collaboration with Ibrahim Mesbah at RevolutionParts  Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #IbrahimMesbah featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttIbrahimMesbah   #Enablecollaboration #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode982 #Inc5000 #Ecommerce #automotiveparts #automotiveaccessories   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
4/17/202322 minutes, 41 seconds
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Finding Talent that Aligns to the Company Values with Travis McAshan at Glide Design

Finding talent that shares your company's values can lead to a more positive and productive work environment. It's important to have a clear understanding of the skills and qualities needed for each role when finding talent. By identifying the right candidates who not only have the necessary skills but also share your company values, you can build a team that's committed to the same mission. Today's guest is Travis McAshan, Founder, and, CEO at Glide Design. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4207 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Glide Design IS an Austin-based digital creative agency designing, building, and optimizing websites for startups, nonprofits, and difference makers. In this episode, Travis talks about finding talent that aligns with the company's values. He also talks about the intentional focus on healthy relationships. Tune in as we explore different strategies for finding talent that aligns with your company values to create a cohesive and high-performing team. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how to attract and retain top talent that shares your vision.   Get the show notes for Finding Talent that Aligns to the Company Values with Travis McAshan at Glide Design Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #TravisMcAshan featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttTravisMcAshan   #findingtalent #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode981 #Inc5000 #digitalcreativeagency #designingwebsites #buildingwebsites #optimizingwebsites   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
4/13/202325 minutes, 33 seconds
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Keeping Alignment of Vision and Values that Aligns Your Team with Anna Crowe at Crowe PR

When everyone on the team is aligned with the same vision and values, it becomes easier to make decisions and work together effectively. Keeping alignment of vision also helps to build a strong team culture that supports growth and success. By regularly communicating and reinforcing the vision and values, you can keep everyone on the same page and moving in the right direction. Today's guest is Anna Crowe, Founder, and CEO at Crowe PR. Inc Magazine ranked her company #4303 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Crowe PR is an integrated public relations and marketing agency specializing in mid- to large-sized consumer goods, hospitality, health care and technology brands. In this episode, Anna talks about keeping alignment of vision and values that aligns your team. She also talks about values and creating a vision for the company. Join us as we explore different strategies for keeping alignment of vision and values to create a high-performing team that achieves its goals.   Get the show notes for Keeping Alignment of Vision and Values that Aligns Your Team with Anna Crowe at Crowe PR Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #AnnaCrowe featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAnnaCrowe   #KeepingAlignmentofVision #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode980 #Inc5000 #integratedpublicrelations #marketingagency   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
4/10/202324 minutes, 16 seconds
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Right People, Right Roles with Erin Mays at EBCO Trends

In today's competitive job market, it's more important than ever to find the right people for the right roles. Having a clear understanding of the skills and qualities needed for each role can help you identify the right candidates. When you have the right people in the right roles, it can lead to higher job satisfaction, increased productivity, and overall success for your organization. Today's guest is Erin Mays, Co-Founder and CEO at EBCO Trends. Inc Magazine ranked her company #2,383 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. EBCO Trends is a women-owned innovation firm bringing together decades of experience as consultants, in-house innovation leaders, and trend experts. It was founded on the principle that innovation requires a new way of thinking that leverages trends and translates them into possibilities for innovation. In this podcast, Erin talks about having the right people in the right roles. She also talks about the external perspective of a coach and culture-fit hiring. Tune in to learn more about strategies and best practices for hiring the right people in the right roles.   Get the show notes for Right People, Right Roles with Erin Mays at EBCO Trends Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #ErinMays featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttErinMays   #RightPeopleintheRightRoles #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode979 #Inc5000 #womenownedinnovationfirm #consultants #trendexperts   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
4/6/202325 minutes, 18 seconds
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Increase Employee Engagement with Srikant Chellappa at Engagedly

Engaged employees are more productive, satisfied, and loyal to the organization, which can result in significant benefits for the business. By creating a positive work culture, providing growth opportunities, and fostering strong relationships, leaders can increase employee engagement and create a high-performing team. We will discuss the best practices and real-world examples of how to increase employee engagement in the organization. Today's guest is Srikant Chellappa, Co-founder, and CEO at Engagedly. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2,205 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Engagedly is a growth and performance management firm providing a platform to combine business strategy execution, talent enablement, and employee engagement into a software solution. In this podcast, Srikant talks about how to increase employee engagement in the organization. He also talked about coaching and allowing some space to fail. Listen to the podcast to discover more tips and strategies, you can learn how to increase employee engagement and drive success in your organization.   Get the show notes for Increase Employee Engagement with Srikant Chellappa at Engagedly Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #SrikantChellappa featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttSrikantChellappa   #IncreaseEmployeeEngagement #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode978 #Inc5000 #growthandperformancemanagement #softwaresolution   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
4/3/202321 minutes, 25 seconds
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B2B Lead Generation In Today's World with Philip Smith

With the increasing competition in the B2B space, it is crucial to understand how to generate high-quality leads that can convert into customers. B2B lead generation requires a strategic approach that combines data analysis, targeting, and personalized outreach. By leveraging the latest tools and techniques, you can optimize your B2B lead generation efforts and achieve greater success in your sales and marketing campaigns. Today's guest is Philip Smith, President at PJP Marketing. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4,957 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. PJP Marketing is a performance-based marketing company helping businesses across industries grow their top line revenue through online marketing strategies. In this podcast, Philip talks about B2B lead generation in today's world. He also talks about mini-channels of marketing. Tune in to learn more about B2B lead generation and how to stay ahead of the curve in this rapidly evolving landscape.   Get the show notes for B2B Lead Generation In Today's World with Philip Smith Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #PhilipSmith featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttPhilipSmith   #B2BLeadGeneration #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode977 #Inc5000 #ImproveYourMarketing #performancebasedmarketingcompany   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
3/30/202319 minutes, 52 seconds
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Leading a Remote Culture with Ali Winkle and Stacey Clarke at Just Drive Media

With the rise of remote work, it is more important than ever for leaders to understand how to effectively manage and motivate remote teams. Leading a remote culture requires a different approach than traditional leadership styles, as remote employees have different needs, communication preferences, and work habits. By developing a leadership style that is tailored to the remote culture, you can build a high-performing team that is engaged, productive, and connected. Today's guests are Ali Winkle, Co-founder & CEO, and Stacey Clarke, Head of People and Culture at Just Drive Media. Inc Magazine ranked their company #4448 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Just Drive Media is a one-stop communications shop helping clients in the technology industry with social media marketing and analytics, PR, and daring creativity. In this podcast, Ali and Stacey talk about the challenges and opportunities of leading a remote culture. They also talk about focus time and the selection process for hiring. Listen to the podcast to learn more about leading a remote culture and how to create a thriving virtual workplace.   Get the show notes for Leading a Remote Culture with Ali Winkle and Stacey Clarke at Just Drive Media Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #AliWinkle #StaceyClarke featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAliWinkleStaceyClarke   #LeadingaRemoteCulture #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode976 #Inc5000 #socialmediamarketing #socialmediaanalytics #socialmediaPR #socialmediadaringcreativity   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
3/27/202323 minutes, 51 seconds
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Leading The Younger Generation with Kaushal Kakadia at Sociallyin

As more and more millennials and Gen Zers enter the workforce, leaders need to understand how to manage and engage with these younger employees. Leading the younger generation requires a different approach than traditional leadership styles, as these younger employees have different values, expectations, and work habits. By developing a leadership style that is tailored to the younger generation, you can build a high-performing team that is motivated, engaged, and committed to achieving success. Today's guest is Kaushal Kakadia, Partner and CTO at Sociallyin. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2856 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Sociallyin is a social media agency helping medium and large-sized brands with social strategy, content production, community management, ROI modeling, and more. In this podcast, Kaushal talks about the strategies for leading the younger generation in the workplace. He also talks about family values and embracing the entitled it. Tune in to learn more about leading the younger generation and how to unlock their full potential in the workplace.   Get the show notes for Leading The Younger Generation with Kaushal Kakadia at Sociallyin Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #KaushalKakadia featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttKaushalKakadia   #LeadingTheYoungerGeneration #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode975 #Inc5000 #socialmediaagency #sociastrategy #contentproduction #communitymanagement #ROImodeling Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
3/23/202323 minutes, 28 seconds
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Discover Why Responsiveness Is the Key to Growth in 2023 with Jay Baer, Hall of Fame Speaker

Responsiveness is the key to growth, as it enables organizations to adapt to changes quickly, respond to customer needs, and stay ahead of the competition. To achieve responsiveness, it is crucial to foster a culture of agility and innovation within your organization. This requires a willingness to embrace change, experiment with new ideas, and continuously improve your processes and systems. My special guest today is Jay Baer, Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker, and Founder of 5 multi-million dollar companies. He is a business growth and customer experience strategist, researcher, and author of best-selling business books. In this episode, Jay talks about why responsiveness Is the key to growth in 2023. He also talks about process change and the 25 questions in your brand. Tune in to discover why responsiveness is the key to growth in 2023 and beyond.   Get the show notes for Discover Why Responsiveness Is the Key to Growth in 2023 with Jay Baer, Hall of Fame Speaker Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #JayBaer featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJayBaer   #ResponsivenessIstheKeytoGrowth #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode974 #HallofFameKeynotSpeaker #EmceeonBusinesGrowth #KeynoteSpeaker Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
3/20/202323 minutes
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Living the Values for Alignment with Rob Sanchez and Heather Buxton at Anteriad

Living the values for alignment is a critical component of personal and professional success. It involves aligning your beliefs with the core values of your organization. By doing so, you can create a sense of purpose and meaning in your life and work towards achieving your goals. Today's guests are Rob Sanchez, CEO, and Heather Buxton, Chief People Officer at Anteriad. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3994 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Anteriad is a business-to-business marketing firm providing clients full-funnel account-based marketing and demand generation platform, world-class data and analytics, and omnichannel performance marketing. In this podcast, we will explore the importance of living the values for alignment with Rob and Heather. Rob also talks about how he continues to evolve as a leader. Tune in to learn more about living the values for alignment and achieving greater success and fulfillment in all aspects of your life.   Get the show notes for Living the Values for Alignment with Rob Sanchez and Heather Buxton at Anteriad Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #RobSanchez #HeatherBuxton featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttRobSanchezHeatherBuxton   #LivingtheValuesforAlignment #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode973 #Inc5000 #businesstobusinessmarketingfirm #fullfunnelaccountbasedmarketing Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
3/16/202322 minutes, 46 seconds
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Delegate Better and Grow Your Company with Jenna Spencer at AssistPro

Delegation is essential for any business that wants to grow. It allows you to free up your own time so that you can focus on the bigger picture, while still getting all the work done. When you delegate better, you are able to focus on the most important aspects of your business while still getting critical work done. Today's guest is Jenna Spencer, founder, and CEO at AssistPro. Inc Magazine ranked her company #3409 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. AssistPro is a solution for solopreneurs and small business owners. They are an executive assistant matching and delegation coaching service created to free up time and create growth for busy leaders. In this episode, Jenna talks about how to delegate better and grow your company. She also talks about recognition and investing in yourself. Listen to the podcast to discover more tips and strategies, you can learn how to delegate better and grow your company faster than ever before.   Get the show notes for Delegate Better and Grow Your Company with Jenna Spencer at AssistPro Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #JennaSpencer featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJennaSpencer   #DelegateBetter #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode972 #Inc5000 #solopreneurs #executiveassistant #delegation #coachingservice Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
3/13/202325 minutes, 8 seconds
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How to Optimize Your Relationship with Your Executive Assistant with Trivinia Barber at Priority VA

Your executive assistant can be a valuable asset in managing your workload and ensuring that you are able to focus on high-priority tasks. By leveraging their skills and expertise, you can increase your productivity and improve your overall performance. To optimize your relationship with your executive assistant, it is important to establish clear expectations and communicate regularly. Additionally, you should provide them with the resources and support they need to be successful in their role. Today's guest is Trivinia Barber, founder, and CEO at Priority VA. Priority VA serves overwhelmed, change-making Founders, CEOs, and Small Business Owners by sourcing the Executive Assistants they can trust to delegate, outsource, and eliminate the tasks they don’t know how to do, don’t want to do, or don’t have time to do so they can create, lead, and disrupt! In this podcast, Trivinia will discuss how to optimize your relationship with your executive assistant. She also talks about time audit and building trust with your executive assistant. Tune in to learn more about how to maximize the value of your executive assistant and achieve greater success in your work.   Get the show notes for How to Optimize Your Relationship with Your Executive Assistant with Trivinia Barber at Priority VA Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #TriviniaBarber featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttTriviniaBarber   #YourExecutiveAssistant #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode971 #VirtualAssistant #ExecutiveAssistant Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
3/9/202320 minutes, 40 seconds
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Leading a Team for Fast-Growth with Rob Volk and Megan Zeeck at Foxbox Digital

Leading a team is a critical skill for success in any business or organization. It involves creating a shared vision, setting goals, and motivating team members to work towards achieving those goals. Leading a team also involves building a strong culture that aligns with the company's values and mission. Today's guests are Rob Volk, Founder & CEO, and Megan Zeeck, Chief Human Resources Officer at Foxbox Digital. Inc Magazine ranked his company #121 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Foxbox Digital is s an award-winning digital product agency, headquartered in Chicago. They partner with clients ranging from high-growth startups to Fortune 500 companies and everyone in between to design, develop, and deliver successful digital experiences. In this podcast, Rob and Meagan talk about the core elements of leading a team for fast growth. They also talked about values alignment and ownership. Listen to the podcast to discover more about the best practices for leading a team and how to develop the leadership skills necessary for success in a fast-paced business environment.   Get the show notes for Leading a Team for Fast-Growth with Rob Volk and Megan Zeeck at Foxbox Digital Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #RobVolk #MeganZeeck featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttOrrinKlopper   #leadingateam #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode970 #Inc2022 #digitalproductagency Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
3/6/202319 minutes, 18 seconds
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Protecting Your Culture for Growth with Orrin Klopper at Netsurit

Protecting your culture is essential for maintaining a positive and productive work environment. It involves creating and maintaining a set of values, beliefs, and behaviors that reflect the company's identity and mission. By doing so, organizations can create a strong foundation for growth and innovation. Protecting your culture also involves recruiting and retaining employees who align with the company's values and behaviors. By hiring individuals who share the company's core values, organizations can maintain a cohesive and productive workforce. Today's guest is Orrin Klopper, Founder, and CEO at Netsurit. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2630 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Netsurit is a managed IT services provider optimizing the design and implementation of IT environments and securing business-critical apps and infrastructure. In this episode, Orrin talks about the importance of protecting your culture for the growth of your organization. He also talks about over-communicating and knowing your employee's dreams. Tune in to learn more about the strategies for protecting your culture and how it can positively impact your organization's growth and success.   Get the show notes for Protecting Your Culture for Growth with Orrin Klopper at Netsurit Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #OrrinKlopper featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttOrrinKlopper   #protectingyourculture #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode969 #Inc2022 #managedITservicesprovider #ITservicesprovider Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
3/2/202324 minutes, 13 seconds
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Creating a Culture Where You Promote From Within with Tom Carolan and Jennifer Rollins at Digital Market Media

Companies that promote from within have a competitive advantage over those that rely heavily on external recruitment. Creating a culture where you promote from within is an effective way to improve employee retention and build a more engaged and loyal workforce. It demonstrates a commitment to employee growth and development, which can lead to increased job satisfaction and motivation. To promote from within, organizations must have a clear career progression plan and offer opportunities for upskilling and professional development. Today's guests are Tom Carolan, Co-founder and CEO and Jennifer Rollins, the Senior HR Advisor at Digital Market Media. Inc Magazine ranked their company #2276 and recipient of the Power Partners Award. Digital Market Media is a national award-winning performance marketing company that enables the world's leading brands to acquire valuable new customers at scale. Providing media buying, lead generation, and live transfer calls for the insurance, financial services, and healthcare sectors. In this podcast, Tom and Jennifer talk about the benefits when organizations promote from within and create a culture that fosters career growth and advancement opportunities. They also talk about shared goals and values alignment. Tune in to learn more about creating a culture where you promote from within and strategies for developing and retaining top talent.   Get the show notes for Creating a Culture Where You Promote From Within with Tom Carolan and Jennifer Rollins at Digital  Market Media Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #TomCarolan #JenniferRollins featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttTomCarolanJenniferRollins   #PromoteFromWithin #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode968 #Inc2022 #performancemarketingcompany Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
2/27/202328 minutes, 26 seconds
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Leading a Versatile Team with Chris Lee at Reel Axis

Leading a versatile team requires a leader to be adaptable, open-minded, and skilled in managing different personalities and work styles. When you are leading a versatile team, it is important to embrace diversity and encourage open communication. Leading a versatile team also involves providing the right tools and resources to ensure each member can contribute to their full potential. Today's guest is Chris Lee, founder, and CEO at Reel Axis. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4273 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Reel Axis is a full-service B2B demand generation agency that specializes in the design and execution of go-to-market programs. They focus on a flywheel approach to attract, engage, and delight prospects and customers along their buyer's journey. In this podcast, Chris talks about effective strategies for leading a versatile team. He also talks about the agile approach and playing to their niche. Tune in to learn more about the techniques for leading a versatile team.   Get the show notes for Leading a Versatile Team with Chris Lee at Reel Axis Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #ChrisLee featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttChrisLee   #LeadingaVersatileTeam #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode967 #Inc2022 #B2Bdemandgenerationagency #gotomarketprograms Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
2/23/202323 minutes, 40 seconds
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Hiring the Right People the Right Way with Aaron VanderGalien at Deksia

Hiring the right people the right way is crucial for the success of any organization. It is important to find candidates who have the required skills and experience and fit well with the organization's culture and values. Investing time and resources in hiring the right people the right way can lead to significant long-term benefits for the organization. It can improve productivity, enhance employee satisfaction, and reduce turnover. Today's guest is Aaron VanderGalien, founder and CEO at Deksia. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3889 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Deksia is a strategic marketing agency providing a team of creative entrepreneurs to quickly and efficiently develop and implement successful marketing campaigns. In this episode, Aaron shares the importance of hiring the right people the right way. He also talks about the values inside the hiring process and how he spends the majority of his time growing and evolving. Tune in to learn more about hiring the right people the right way and how to develop an effective hiring strategy for your organization.   Get the show notes for Hiring the Right People the Right Way with Aaron VanderGalien at Deksia Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #AaronVanderGalien featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAaronVanderGalien   #HiringtheRightPeopletheRight Way #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode966 #Inc2022 #strategicmarketingagency #marketingcampaigns Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
2/20/202324 minutes, 3 seconds
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Company Growth Requires Strong Leadership with Kara Brown at LeadCoverage

A company's growth requires strong leadership to guide the organization toward its goals and vision. An effective leader is able to inspire and motivate their team, make informed decisions, and create a positive work environment that fosters innovation and success. Without strong leadership, a company may struggle to achieve its objectives and may experience obstacles that hinder growth and progress. Today's guest is Kara Brown, Founder, and CEO at LeadCovearge. Inc Magazine ranked her company #2101 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. LeadCoverage is a premier B2B marketing and PR firm that helps companies develop, or boost, lead generation through targeted marketing strategies and media coverage that drives inbound conversions and measurable marketing ROI. In this episode, Kara talks about how a company's growth requires strong leadership. She also shared how was she evolving as a leader. Join me and learn more about why a company's growth requires strong leadership and how it can make a difference.   Get the show notes for  Company Growth Requires Strong Leadership with Kara Brown at LeadCoverage Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #KaraBrown featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttKaraBrown   #GrowthrequiresStrongLeadership #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode965 #Inc2022 #B2Bmarketing #PRfirm Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
2/16/202327 minutes, 33 seconds
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Leveraging Business Transparency with Natalie Nathanson with Magnetude Consulting

Leveraging business transparency helps to build trust and credibility with employees, leading to a more engaged and motivated workforce. Having open and honest communication fosters a positive company culture and enhances employee satisfaction. It also leads to improved decision-making, increased accountability, and a more successful business overall. Today's guest is Natalie Nathanson, Founder, and CEO at Magnetude Consulting. Inc Magazine ranked her company #4351 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Magnetude Consulting is a global B2B marketing firm specializing in integrated marketing strategy consulting and program services for growing tech-related businesses. In this episode, Natalie talks about leveraging business transparency and what usually gets in the way of it. She also talks about cultural alignment and updating core values to make sure it's keeping pace. Tune in and learn more about Leveraging business transparency and how it can make you an effective leader.   Get the show notes for Leveraging Business Transparency with Natalie Nathanson with Magnetude Consulting Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #NatalieNathanson featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttNatalieNathanson   #LeveragingBusinessTransparency #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode964 #Inc2022 #B2Bmarketing #integratedmarketingstrategy Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
2/13/202321 minutes, 22 seconds
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Leverage Three Proven Frameworks to Transform Managers into Leaders

To transform managers into leaders is a crucial step in the growth and success of an organization. It involves equipping them with the necessary leadership skills, such as communication, decision-making, and team-building, and fostering a leadership mindset that prioritizes empathy, innovation, and accountability. I'm Gene Hammett, an executive coach with over ten years of experience working with CEOs and their executive teams. In this episode, I'll talk about the leverage of three proven frameworks to transform managers into leaders. These effective frameworks to transform your managers into leaders can create a dynamic and inspiring work environment that drives success and innovation. After studying the leadership of fast-growth companies, I have developed frameworks and insights to help you and your company grow. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to transform your managers into leaders, tune in to this podcast episode today.   Get the show notes for Leverage Three Proven Frameworks to Transform Managers into Leaders with Gene Hammett Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/GeneHammett963   #TransformManagersintoLeaders #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode963 #Inc2022 #GeneHammett Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
2/9/202314 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Importance of Being an Authentic Leader with Kenny Chapman at The Blue Collar Success Group

Being an authentic leader is important because it helps to build trust and credibility with team members. When leaders are genuine and transparent, it creates a sense of safety and respect within the team. Additionally, being true to oneself allow leaders to be more adaptable and effective in different situations. Authentic leaders are also better equipped to inspire and empower others to reach their full potential. Today's guest is Kenny Chapman, Founder, and CEO at The Blue Collar Success Group. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3,278 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. The Blue Collar Success Group is a coaching, training, and business development organization supporting the home services industry in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. In this episode, Kenny talks about being an authentic leader. He also talks about core values and how ego usually gets in the way. Being an authentic leader takes courage and a commitment to one's values, but the rewards are well worth it. I hope this special podcast has encouraged you to reflect on your leadership style and strive to lead in a more authentic and genuine way.   Get the show notes for The Importance of Being an Authentic Leader with Kenny Chapman at The Blue Collar Success Group Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #KennyChapman featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttKennyChapman   #BeinganAuthenticLeader #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode962 #Inc2022 #businessdevelopmentorganization Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
2/6/202322 minutes, 27 seconds
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How to Get Employee Buy-in with Erik Olson at Array Digital

How do you get employee buy-in? For most leaders, it’s an important question to consider. Getting employee buy-in is an important step in implementing changes or new initiatives within an organization. One way to achieve this is to involve employees in the decision-making process, giving them a sense of ownership and investment in the outcome. Today’s guest is Erik Olson, Founder, and CEO at Array Digital. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3,494 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Array Digital offers everything you need to establish a strong online presence by combining the latest technologies with real-world expertise to deliver fully integrated digital marketing campaigns that generate trackable results. In this episode, Erik talks about how to get employee buy-in and the importance of having the right team. He also talks about transparency and setting expectations before the interview. Tune in and learn more about how to get employee buy-in to the changes you want to make and the vision you established.   Get the show notes for How to Get Employee Buy-in with Erik Olson at Array Digital Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #ErikOlson featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttErikOlson   #GetEmployeeBuyin #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode961 #Inc2022 #digitalmarketingcampaigns Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
2/2/202324 minutes, 9 seconds
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Leading Without Ego with Gary Mittman and Andrea Fenster at KERV Interactive

Leading without ego means putting the needs of the team or organization before one's desires or personal agenda. It involves being open to feedback and criticism and being willing to admit mistakes. A leader with a strong ego may make decisions based on their self-interest, while a leader without an ego will make decisions based on what is best for the group. This style of leadership can help to create a positive and productive work environment, as well as build trust among team members. Today’s guests are Gary Mittman and Andi Fenster, CEO and CPO at KERV Interactive. Inc Magazine ranked his company #556 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. KERV Interactive is a digital advertising platform built on patented technology to create shoppable and immersive experiences within a video. In this episode, Gary and Andi talk about why leading without ego is an important aspect of the growth of the company. They also talk about value transparency and why coaching all levels of the company is essential. Tune in to this episode and learn all about the things that you need to understand leading without ego is a crucial aspect of effective leadership.   Get the show notes for Leading Without Ego with Gary Mittman and Andrea Fenster at KERV Interactive Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #GaryMittman #AndreaFenster featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttGaryMittmanAndreaFenster   #LeadingWithoutEgo #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode960 #Inc2022 #interactivevideoplatform Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/30/202325 minutes, 52 seconds
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How to Accelerate Your Growth By Learning from Other Inc 5000 CEOs with Gene Hammett

If you want to accelerate your growth, there's no better way to learn than from other successful CEOs. The Inc 5000 list is full of inspiring entrepreneurs who have achieved incredible success. By hearing their stories and understanding their strategies, you can gain valuable insights into what it takes to reach the top. I'm Gene Hammett, an executive coach, and my job is to help YOU accelerate your growth. After studying the leadership of fast-growth companies — the Inc 5000 — I have discovered how their approach to leadership activates growth. We have set this unique experience for Inc 5000 CEOs to engage with other fast-growth CEOs about strategy, leadership, culture, execution, and other aspects of growth. Our mission is to accelerate your growth with modern leadership and a competitive-advantage culture and create new opportunities for you and your company. Join us for a unique experience with other successful visionary leaders where we facilitate in a way that allows you to gain insight into your next moves.   Get the show notes for How to Accelerate Your Growth By Learning from Other Inc 5000 CEOs with Gene Hammett Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttGeneHammett959   #Accelerate Your Growth #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode959 #Inc2022 #AccelerateLeadershipExperience #PorscheExperienceCenter Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/26/202310 minutes, 3 seconds
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Building a Team of Leaders with Jeff Lantz at Prosponsive Logistics

Building a team of leaders can be a challenge, but it's critical for success. When you focus on building a team of leaders, you must start by getting to know them on a personal level and giving them a chance to learn from each other. It’s about building relationships, making things happen, and motivating people. Today’s guest is Jeff Lantz, Founder, and CEO at Prosponsive Logistics. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3,943 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Prosponsive® logistics is committed to delivering a higher standard by embodying the Prosponsive® Approach, meaning they proactively communicate and respond to customers, carriers, and anyone involved in the cycle of transportation solutions. In this episode, Jeff talks about building a team of leaders and how he gets to know them on a personal level. He also talks about figuring out what drives them and giving them a chance to learn. Tune in and discover the secrets to building a team of leaders and the keys to next-level growth.   Get the show notes for Building a Team of Leaders with Jeff Lantz at Prosponsive Logistics Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #JeffLantz featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJeffLantz   #BuildingaTeamofLeaders #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode958 #Inc2022 #transportationsolutions Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/23/202324 minutes, 15 seconds
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Buy Back Your Time - Interview with Author - Dan Martell

How you use your free time will make or break your success. The secret? It’s not about working harder or finding more time to do work. Today’s guest is Dan Martell, best-selling author of the book: Buy Back Your Time: Get Unstuck, Reclaim Your Freedom, and Build Your Empire. Dan Martell is an entrepreneur, angel investor, thought leader, and highly sought-after coach in the SaaS, or software as a service, industry. He founded, scaled, and successfully exited three technology companies within a ten year period. With over two decades of experience as a serial entrepreneur and founder, Dan Martell shares the secrets to working less and playing more while building an empire. Tune in and learn the fastest way to make money and free up your time to enjoy life.   Get the show notes for Buy Back Your Time - Interview with Author - Dan Martell Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank with #DanMartell featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttDanMartell   #BuyBackYourTime #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode957 #BestSellingAuthor Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/19/202334 minutes, 27 seconds
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Healthy Leaders Have Increased Productivity and Effectiveness with Gene Hammett

Healthy leaders understand that the connection between performance and leadership is a two-way street. Productive and healthy leaders are focused, effective and productive. They help their employees learn and grow, take care of their health, and believe in their staff, day after day. I'm Gene Hammett, an executive coach with over ten years of experience working with CEOs and their executive teams. After studying the leadership of fast-growth companies, I have developed frameworks and insights to help you and your company grow. Tune in to this special episode and learn how being a healthy leader can increase productivity and effectiveness.   Get the show notes for Healthy Leaders Have Increased Productivity and Effectiveness with Gene Hammett Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttGeneHammett956   #HealthyLeaders #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode956 #Inc2022 Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/16/202313 minutes, 6 seconds
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How to Create Success with This One Trait with Gene Hammett

How to create success with the power of self-belief? You need a clear idea of what you want and believe you can achieve it. Self-belief can help you tackle any challenge and create success in every area of your life - it's the key! Whether you are starting your career or transitioning to a new role and need a confidence boost, I've got some great tips and advice on how to do it. Join us as we dive into the topic of self-belief and how it create success. I'm Gene Hammett, an executive coach with over ten years of experience working with CEOs and their executive teams. After studying the leadership of fast-growth companies, I have developed frameworks and insights to help you and your company grow. Learn how to create success with the power of self-belief and achieve your dreams.   Get the show notes for How to Create Success with This One Trait with Gene Hammett Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttGeneHammett955   #HowtoCreateSuccess #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode955 #Inc2022 Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/12/20236 minutes, 38 seconds
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Stop Feeling Overwhelmed with A Time Audit by Gene Hammett

It is easy to overthink your time and feel overwhelmed. One of the first steps in taking back your time is to understand how much time you're spending on tasks and projects. A time audit can be a powerful tool for improving work productivity, even if you're interested in increasing productivity within a team, department, or entire organization. If you keep feeling overwhelmed with your time and don’t know where to start, this is the simple way to get started! In this episode, I will explain why you need to do a time audit, what makes a good one, and how to make sure your approach is helpful enough to stay focused. I'm Gene Hammett, an executive coach with over ten years of experience working with CEOs and their executive teams. After studying the leadership of fast-growth companies, I have developed frameworks and insights to help you and your company grow. As a busy entrepreneur, you probably feel overwhelmed by your daily to-do list. To make it easier for you, I’ve put together strategic ways to stop you from feeling overwhelmed with the help of a time audit.   Get the show notes for Stop Feeling Overwhelmed with A Time Audit Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttGeneHammett954   #TimeAudit #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode954 #Inc2022 Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/9/202317 minutes, 37 seconds
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How to Get What You Want - 4 Questions

You are not born with all the answers on how to get what you want in life. It is easy to know what we want. It is harder to get it. Getting a new job, a raise or a promotion can be difficult, but knowing how to get what you want can be more black-and-white than you might think. Want something? You must develop a game plan, an approach, and a craft. I'm Gene Hammett, an executive coach with over ten years of experience working with CEOs and their executive teams. After studying the leadership of fast-growth companies, I have developed frameworks and insights to help you and your company grow. Tune in to this special episode and learn four questions that will guide and help you figure out how to get what you want.   Get the show notes for How to Get What You Want - 4 Questions Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttGeneHammett953   #howtogetwhatyouwant #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode953 #Inc2022 Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/5/202313 minutes, 37 seconds
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How Inc 5000 CEOs Plan for Next Year - 2023 with Gene Hammett

At this time of year, we often think about career goals and make plans to grow. Having goals and a plan for next year will help you decide which direction to go when you need to make any changes – because you'll already know where you want to end up. Tune in to this special episode and discover ways to improve your plan for next year. I'm Gene Hammett, an executive coach with over ten years of experience working with CEOs and their executive teams. I have developed frameworks and insights to help you and your company grow. In this special episode, I shared how CEOs plan for next year's goals and why every leader needs to implement them. Learn different strategic ways to help you figure out what you want and where to focus your goals.   Get the show notes for How Inc 5000 CEOs Plan for Next Year - 2023 with Gene Hammett Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttGeneHammett   #PlanforNextYear #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode952 #Inc2022 #CEO  Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/2/202336 minutes, 59 seconds
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Attracting and Retaining Talent with Yu Sunny Han at Fulcrum Pro

Retaining talent is an important aspect of any organization's success. It can be challenging to find and hire top talent, so it's essential to do everything possible to keep them engaged and committed to the organization. This can be achieved through a combination of effective communication, opportunities for growth and development, and a positive work environment. Providing competitive compensation and benefits is also important, as is showing appreciation for the contributions and efforts of team members. By investing in the retention of talent, organizations can create a positive and productive work culture that helps attract and retain top performers. Today's guest is Yu Sunny Han, founder, and CEO at Fulcrum Pro. Fulcrum Pro is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) ERP, MRP, and MES platform allowing small and mid-sized manufacturers to improve efficiency through workflow optimization and automated data collection. In this episode, Yu talks about why attracting and retaining talent is important. He also talks about transparency and the use of puzzle interviews to make sure they are hiring the right people. Discover the importance of retaining talent and how it can benefit your business.   Get the show notes for Attracting and Retaining Talent with Yu Sunny Han at Fulcrum Pro Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #YuSunnyHan with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttYuSunnyHan   #RetainingTalent #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode951 #Inc2022 #SaaS #ERP #MRP #MESplatform #datacollection Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/29/202223 minutes, 21 seconds
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Employee First Mindset Creates Growth with William Harris at Elumynt

Many leaders across the world believe growth comes by putting customers first. However, fast-growth company leaders look at it another way. Having an employee first mindset is what drives growth. When people feel valued and cared for, they do their work with strong motivation, a deep sense of meaning, and great engagement. Today's guest is William Harris, founder, and CEO at Elumynt. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1283 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Elumynt is an award-winning advertising company optimizing e-commerce campaigns around profit to scale clients faster and help them get acquired. In this episode, Williams talks about having an employee first mindset and the seven people of your sphere. He also talks about how they take good care of their people and their loved ones. Employee first mindset may be foreign to you, but it could be the key to new growth.   Get the show notes for Employee First Mindset Creates Growth with William Harris at Elumynt Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #WilliamHarris with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttWilliamHarris   #EmployeeFirstMindset #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode950 #Inc2022 #advertisingcompany #ecommercecampaigns Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/26/202228 minutes, 37 seconds
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Being Intentional about Culture Creates Growth with Ryan Jones at Florence Healthcare

Throughout the years, successful businesses have learned the importance of having the right culture in a company. Being intentional about culture matters, and it makes every company unique. It is all about monitoring what you are creating and making necessary shifts along the way to ensure you are accomplishing what you set out to by creating the intentional culture in the first place. Today’s guest is Ryan Jones, co-founder, and CEO of Florence Healthcare. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1145 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Florence Healthcare is a clinical trial workflow platform providing a suite of products digitally linking the clinical research ecosystem to accelerate cures. In this episode, Ryan talks about being intentional about culture and how it drives growth to their business. He also talks about being direct with bad news, the cadence of communication, and how he empowers his people. Discover the secrets to being intentional about culture and the keys to next-level growth.   Get the show notes for Being Intentional about Culture Creates Growth with Ryan Jones at Florence Healthcare Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #RyanJones with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttRyanJones   #BeingIntentionalaboutCulture #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode949 #Inc2022 #clinicaltrialworkflowplatform #clinicalresearchecosystem Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/22/202222 minutes, 4 seconds
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Creating a Solid Office Culture to Drive Growth with Joe Shelerud at Ad Advance

Creating a solid office culture can be challenging. As leaders during this time of the rise of remote and hybrid work, collaboration and a level of trust to have an in-office culture are necessary. Today’s guest is Joe Shelerud, co-founder and CEO of Ad Advance. Inc Magazine ranked his company #500 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Ad Advance is a digital advertising agency specializing in Amazon Sponsored Ads and DSP. They work with established eCommerce brands ready to invest in a more complex and custom approach to push their advertising to the next level. In this episode, Joe talk about creating a solid office culture and why hiring for culture is important. He also talks about how they value transparency as part of their culture. Tune in and discover the secrets to creating a solid office culture.   Get the show notes for Creating a Solid Office Culture to Drive Growth with Joe Shelerud at Ad Advance Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #JoeShelerud with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJoeShelerud   #CreatingASolidOfficeCulture #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode948 #Inc2022 #digitaladvertisingagency #AmazonSponsoredAds #DSP Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/19/202223 minutes, 46 seconds
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Leading Through a Pivot with Sarah Petty at Joy of Marketing

Every business has to go through change. In times of change, they need a rock-solid foundation for culture and leadership. Leaders must look for ways to align people and make sure they are cared for while leading through a pivot. Today’s guest is Sarah Petty, Founder of Joy of Marketing. Inc Magazine ranked his company # 3071 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. The Joy of Marketing is a coaching program providing business courses, photography, and marketing ideas for portrait photographers desiring to build a profitable boutique photography business. In this episode, Sarah talks about why leading through a pivot is important and the steps she took to ensure that her people are aligned through this change. She also talks about the company values and how important they are as a foundation when you have to go through a pivot. Learn about the challenges she had gone through and the communication patterns that are necessary as you are leading through a pivot.   Get the show notes for Leading Through a Pivot with Sarah Petty at Joy of Marketing Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #SarahPetty with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttSarahPetty   #LeadingThroughAPivot #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode947 #Inc2022 #coachingprogram #boutiquephotography Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/15/202220 minutes, 24 seconds
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Making Sure People Feel Connected Creates Growth with John Duisberg at Cooleaf

For the organization to be successful, leaders must be proactive in keeping their people feel connected. Employees feel more engaged when they feel connected and appreciated at work. It benefits your organization by reducing absence, boosting engagement, and increasing the chances of your employees living happy lives. Today’s guest is John Duisberg, Co-Founder at Cooleaf. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2681 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Cooleaf is the leading experience platform that helps top companies to engage, motivate, and connect with their people. Through meaningful recognition, virtual experiences and challenges, strategic listening, and empowering workplaces to lead with love. In this episode, John talks about how to make sure your people feel connected, why it matters, and investing in your people. He also talks about holding people accountable, empowerment by trusting others, and a sense of ownership. Discover the secrets to making your people feel connected and the keys to next-level growth.   Get the show notes for Making Sure People Feel Connected Creates Growth with John Duisberg at Cooleaf Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #JohnDuisberg with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJohnDuisberg   #PeopleFeelConnected #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode946 #Inc2022 #teamcollaborationplatform #Software Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/12/202224 minutes, 30 seconds
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Leading a Company to Scale Fast with Michael DeCesare at Exabeam

Companies don’t scale fast without the right people on the team. Leaders must focus on a strategy to develop people and create a place where culture is everything. Building the right team is essential if you want your company to scale fast. So slow down and make a sustainable plan to scale fast. Today’s guest is Michael DeCesare, President, and CEO at Exabeam. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2945 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Exabeam is a global cybersecurity leader that created New-Scale SIEM™ for advancing security operations. Built for security people by security people, they reduce business risk and elevate human performance. In this episode, Michael talks about how to lead a company to scale fast and what it takes to build a strong team. He also talks about how the leadership team should be responsible for developing people. Discover how to take your business to the next level and continue to scale fast the way you want it.   Get the show notes for Leading a Company to Scale Fast with Michael DeCesare at Exabeam Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #MichaelDeCesare with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttMichaelDeCesare   #ScaleFast #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode945 #Inc2022 #globalcybersecurity #SIEM Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/8/202223 minutes, 12 seconds
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Values Driven Leadership Creates Predictable Growth with Chris Dreyer at Rankings.io

There's nothing stronger than values driven leadership. Values driven leadership instills a common set of values in all employees, improving their cohesiveness and willingness to work together. People who have similar values to each other and to those of the organization will build stronger bonds, look out for each other, and engage in more meaningful interactions than those that don’t. Today’s guest is Chris Dreyer, Founder, and CEO at Rankings.io. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3360 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Rankings.io was purpose-built with one goal in mind: delivering exceptional results for attorneys without compromising on customer service. In its history, Rankings has not only won multiple digital agency awards from both Clutch and UpCity, but has been a member of the Inc. 5000 for five consecutive years. In this episode, Chris talks about his unique approach to a values driven leadership. He also share how he pass down values to employees. Join me to discover how to create a fast-growth company with values driven leadership.   Get the show notes for Values Driven Leadership Creates Predictable Growth with Chris Dreyer at Rankings.io Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #ChrisDreyer with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttChrisDreyer   #ValuesDrivenLeadership #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode944 #Inc2022 #SEOforLawyers Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/5/202220 minutes, 10 seconds
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Having a Business that Runs Like Clockwork with Mike Michalowicz

Every business owner who needs to take their life back needs a business that allows them to spend less energy, resources, and money. A business that runs like clockwork gives you freedom and time to focus on your people first. That’s why it’s worth thinking about the steps you can take to have a business that runs like clockwork. Today’s guest is Mike Michalowicz, founder of multiple multi-million dollar businesses and a best-selling author of Clockwork: Design Your Business to Run Itself. The book explains how entrepreneurs can grow their enterprises without sacrificing their sanity. In this episode, Mike talks about having a business that runs like clockwork, systems and productivity. He also talks about the role the queen bee has in your business. Listen in for game-changing concepts that may change the way you run your business.   Get the show notes for Having a Business that Runs Like Clockwork with Mike Michalowicz Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #MikeMichalowicz with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttMikeMichalowicz   #ABusinessthatRunsLikeClockwork #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode943 #ProfitFirst #Clockwork #ThePumpkinPlan #FixThisNext Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/1/202224 minutes, 26 seconds
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Bring People Together From Across the World for Growth with Cameron Allahverdi and Hamza Khan at GetUrns

A true leader brings people together. As leaders during this particular time of the rise of remote and hybrid work, one of the top priorities right now should be bringing people together to achieve common goals. Knowing they are part of a team can help employees develop a positive attitude about their work and develop strong relationships with their colleagues. Both of which can result in higher morale and a better work environment. Today’s guests are Cameron Allavendi and Hamza Kahn, leaders of GetUrns. Inc Magazine ranked their company #528 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. GetUrns is an online retailer featuring quality, customizable cremation urns, and cremation jewelry to honor loved ones with compassion, support, and guidance. In this episode, Cameron and Hamza talk about bringing people together and spending time and effort to listen to their aspirations. They also talk about asynchronous collaboration and the evolution of processes. Tune in to discover how bringing people together helps grow your company.   Get the show notes for Bring People Together From Across the World for Growth with Cameron Allahverdi and Hamza Khan at GetUrns Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #CameronAllahverdi #HamzaKhan with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttCameronAllahverdiHamzaKhan   #BringingPeopleTogether #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2022 #GHepisode942 #customizablecremationurns #cremationjewelry Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/28/202222 minutes, 14 seconds
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Transparent Culture Drives Growth with Syed Ishaqui at AvistaTech

Transparent culture is sharing information freely to benefit the organization and its people. When an organization is transparent, it increases employee engagement and allows them to communicate freely. A transparent culture creates trust between employers and employees and being transparent costs nothing, which gives it an exceptional ROI. Today’s guest is Syed Ishaqui, Founder and CEO at AvistaTech. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3022 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. AvistaTech is a recruiting company providing consulting, strategic solutions, and staffing using a proprietary tool to identify resource gaps and assess technology. In this episode, Syed talks about creating a transparent culture and its impact on the organization. He also shared his insights about leading by example and how as a leader, it always starts with you. Discover how you can create a transparent culture to drive growth for your company.   Get the show notes for Transparent Culture Drives Growth with Syed Ishaqui at AvistaTech Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #SyedIshaqui with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttSyedIshaqui   #TransparentCulture #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2022 #GHepisode941 #consultingsolutions #strategicsolutions #staffing Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/24/202221 minutes, 35 seconds
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Right People Required for Growth with Donovan Farrow at Alias Infosec

There are many avenues to an organization's success, but the process often starts with having the right people required for growth. Invest your time, resources, and energy to get the right people required on the bus, and you will have fewer headaches, expenses, and flat tires later. Today’s guest is Donovan Farrow, Founder, and CEO at Alias Infosec. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2068 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Alias Infosec is a cybersecurity service specializing in custom prevention, detection, and response solutions to protect clients from cyber threats, attacks, and risks. In this episode, Donovan talks about the right people required for growth. He also shared his journey when he had to reboot, back when he did not have the right people in the right places. Donovan gets real and shares how you can improve your hiring process. Tune-in to our conversation to get the steps he had learned that work for their company.   Get the show notes for Right People Required for Growth with Donovan Farrow at Alias Infosec Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #DonovanFarrow with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttDonovanFarrow   #RightPeopleRequired #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2022 #GHepisode940 #cybersecurityservice #protectclientsfromcyberthreats Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/21/202222 minutes, 14 seconds
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Leading a Culture of Ownership with Abeer Raza at TekRevol

Leading a culture of ownership can be challenging. It is about holding yourself and others accountable for your mindset, behavior, and performance. Leading a culture of ownership starts with you. High-performing organizations in Inc 5000 list have cultures built on ownership and accountability and have critical strategic advantages for leaders and teams. Today’s guest is Abeer Raza, CMO & Co-Founder at TekRevol. Inc Magazine ranked his company #769 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Tekrevol is a mobile app development and digital transformation company delivering products to transform digital presence and improve internal processes. They provide people with a platform where they are free to think critically and innovate to create a better world. In this episode, Abeer talks about leading a culture of ownership, why it matters and what you can do to get there. He also talks about giving his employees greater authority, responsibility, and a sense of ownership. Discover the secrets to leading a culture of ownership and keys to next-level growth.   Get the show notes for Leading a Culture of Ownership with Abeer Raza at TekRevol Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #AbeerRaza with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAbeerRaza   #LeadingaCultureofOwnership #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2022 #GHepisode939 #mobileappdevelopment #digitaltransformationcompany Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/17/202223 minutes, 1 second
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The Journey of Leadership with Jake Dunlap at Skaled Consulting

Becoming a great leader is a lifelong journey, it doesn't happen overnight. Every day you are on your personal journey of leadership and its full of of failures, lessons, and sacrifices along the way. Today’s guest is Jake Dunlap, Founder, and CEO at Skaled Consulting. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3963 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Skaled Consulting is a world-class management and sales consulting provider. They accelerate the growth of emerging and enterprise companies by bringing in Sales Leadership, Operations, and Enablement experts who drive real and quantifiable business outcomes. In this episode, Jake talks about his journey of leadership and the things he learned the hardway. He also talks about how to get yourself and the people truly aligned when changes are bound everywhere. He shares the mistakes he has made in his journey of leadership. Learn from this interview with Jake about why values are important and some unconventional approaches to leadership.   Get the show notes for The Journey of Leadership with Jake Dunlap at Skaled Consulting Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #JakeDunlap with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJakeDunlap   #JourneyofLeadership #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2022 #GHepisode938 #managementconsulting #salesconsulting Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/14/202222 minutes, 19 seconds
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Why Culture Matters with Amanda Lucey at The Partnership

Culture matters, and it makes every company unique. Having the right culture builds trust, respect, and the opportunity for employees to participate in shared values and passion. Creating the right culture matters because it directly affects people factors such as employee engagement and motivation; and productivity factors such as product and customer service quality. Today’s guest is Amanda Lucey, CEO of The Partnership. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4298 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. The Partnership is Atlanta’s oldest privately held, female-owned marketing and brand communications agency. They truly believe in partnerships, and their approach is to treat all clients like partners to create a deeper working relationship. In this episode, Amanda talks about why culture matters so much if you want a fast-growing company. She also shared how she uses values to align people together and how she created her culture brand. Discover how letting employees learn to start thinking for themselves helps contribute to their growth.   Get the show notes for Why Culture Matters with Amanda Lucey at The Partnership Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #AmandaLucey with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAmandaLucey   #Culturematters #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2022 #GHepisode937 #femaleownedmarketing #brandcommunicationsagency Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/10/202223 minutes, 4 seconds
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Being Adaptable with Jason Feifer at Entrepreneur Magazine

If the challenges of 2020 have taught us anything, it has certainly taught us the importance of being adaptable. There are times we experience unexpected unpleasant situations in life. Being adaptable ensures you stay afloat when adversities of life try to sink you down. Today’s guest is Jason Feifer, Editor-in-chief at Entrepreneur Magazine and Author of Build for Tomorrow: An Action Plan for Embracing Change, Adapting Fast, and Future-Proofing Your Career. Build for Tomorrow is designed to accelerate that process—to help you lessen your panic, adapt faster, define the new normal, and thrive going forward. And it arrives as we all, in some way, have felt a shift in our lives. In this episode, Jason talks about being adaptable and embracing change. He also talks about how running experiments are part of the process for growth. Disocover how to use the power of change and being adaptable to your advantage.   Get the show notes for Being Adaptable with Jason Feifer at Entrepreneur Magazine Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #JasonFeifer with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJasonFeifer   #BeingAdaptable #GHepisode936 #GeneHammettPodcast #Author #Build for Tomorrow Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/7/202224 minutes, 38 seconds
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Leadership and Innovation with Mauro Porcini at PepsiCo

Leadership and innovation are a combination of leadership styles that influence employees to produce creative ideas, products, and services. It is also about figuring out how to add value to an organization and, like with most practices, reaching mastery of leadership and innovation starts within the person herself- or himself. It is the ability to inspire productive action in yourself and empower others during times of creation, invention, uncertainty, and risk. Today’s guest is Mauro Porcini, Chief design officer at PepsiCo and Author of The Human Side of Innovation: The Power of People in Love with People. He is responsible for leading innovation by design across PepsiCo’s food and beverage portfolio, extending from physical to virtual expressions of the brands. PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. Their product portfolio includes enjoyable foods and beverages, including many iconic brands. In this episode, Mauro talks about leadership and innovation. He also talks about the human side of innovation and making people dream with you. Learn how having a human-centered culture in a workplace makes everything extraordinary.   Get the show notes for Leadership and Innovation with Mauro Porcini at PepsiCo Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #MauroPorcini with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttMauroPorcini   #LeadershipandInnovation #GHepisode935 #TheHumanSideofInnovation #ThePowerofPeopleinLovewithPeople Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/3/202224 minutes, 32 seconds
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Leadership is Everything with Quinton and Terran Lewis at Herb'N Eden

Leaders all across the world would agree that leadership is everything. It determines where the organization will go, what will be achieved, how it will be done, and when it will be done. Leadership is everything. Today’s guest is Quinton and Terran Lewis, Founders, and CEO at Herb'N Eden. Inc Magazine ranked his company #125 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Herb'N Eden is a Georgia-based natural soap and body care company that creates products made exclusively from plants. Their mission is to develop holistic bath and body products that help maintain skin health with products made from botanical ingredients and essential oils. They strive to empower others with an alternative to the harsh chemicals found in today's market. In this episode, Quinton and Terran talk about how leadership is everything and how it became a key factor in their growth as a company. They also talk about handling difficult conversations and the challenges they had to overcome throughout this journey. Discover the importance of prioritizing customer communication can benefit your business.   Get the show notes for Leadership is Everything with Quinton and Terran Lewis at Herb'N Eden Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #TerranLewis #QuintonLewis with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttQuintonTerranLewis   #Leadershipiseverything #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2022 #GHepisode934 #bodycarecompany #naturalsoapcompany Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
10/31/202220 minutes, 45 seconds
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Creating a Results-driven Culture for Growth with Enrique Alvarez at Vector Global Logistics

Companies have found a way to create engaged employees who have a clear view of the company’s future goals by transitioning to a results-driven culture that rewards employees' achievements. The foundation of a results-driven culture is built upon effective communication between managers and employees and the aligning of a company’s mission and values. Today’s guest is Enrique Alvarez, Managing Director at Vector Global Logistics. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1775 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Vector Global Logistics is a Georgia-based logistics firm providing logistics and shipping services, with expertise in nonprofit organizations and complex regions. In this episode, Enrique talks about creating a results-driven culture and hiring based on values and culture alignment from the beginning. He also talks about leadership and how giving the people the freedom contributed to the success of their company. Take away any one of these 3 simple parts and see if it's something that you may want to align your organization with.   Get the show notes for Creating a Results-driven Culture for Growth with Enrique Alvarez at Vector Global Logistics Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #EnriqueAlvarez with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttEnriqueAlvarez   #ResultsdrivenCulture #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2022 #GHepisode933 #logisticsfirm #shippingservices Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
10/27/202224 minutes, 4 seconds
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Hiring and Leading Passionate People with Shawn Lankton at CoreView

Passion makes a difference and if you want to have a passionate, inspired workforce, it begins with you: the leader. Leading passionate people also requires passion. Passionate leaders motivate and inspire their people to be the best they can be and put as much of their best self, as they can into achieving their goals. Today’s guest is Shawn Lankton, Founder, and CEO at CoreView. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1388 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. CoreView is a software platform helping IT teams manage oversight of their Microsoft 365 environment by providing management solutions. In this episode, Shawn talks about leading passionate people and why it's such a critical factor in the company's growth. He also talks about how as a leader, you have to want to do the actual work and figure out where every employee's passion lies. Motivating team members to act toward achieving a shared goal and leading passionate people to help them realize their highest potential. Discover how sharing stories with team members about the impact you have on the customers and the value of the services you all give can make a difference and serve as an inspiration to others.   Get the show notes for Hiring and Leading Passionate People with Shawn Lankton at CoreView Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #ShawnLankton with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttShawnLankton   #LeadingPassionatePeople #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2022 #GHepisode932 #managementsolutions #Microsoft365ManagementPlatform Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
10/24/202223 minutes, 7 seconds
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Leadership and Innovation - AI in Marketing with Erik Huberman at Hawke Media

Leadership and innovation are much more than just inventing new creations. It is about figuring out how to add value to an organization and, like with most practices, reaching mastery of leadership and innovation starts within the person herself- or himself. It is the ability to inspire productive action in yourself and empower others during times of creation, invention, uncertainty, and risk. Today’s guest is Erik Huberman, Founder, and CEO at Hawke Media. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3503 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Hawke Media is a digital marketing agency creating custom performance-driven solutions for businesses, helping them to launch, scale, and invigorate their brand. In this episode, Erik talks about the ups and downs of leadership and innovation. He also talks about fault starts, and how it became a part of his journey. Learn how challenging and empowering your employees is an essential condition to keep them engaged, motivated, and interested in your company.   Get the show notes for Leadership and Innovation - AI in Marketing with Erik Huberman at Hawke Media Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #ErikHuberman with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttErikHuberman931   #LeadershipandInnovation #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2022 #GHepisode931 #digitalmarketingagency Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
10/20/202225 minutes, 7 seconds
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Using Your Values to Create Growth with Nehal Kaiser at Blue Hammer Roofing

Company values play a crucial part in how the company is shaped and grows. It is vital to start using your values in the early stages of building your company and consider them in your hiring strategy. When employees find their organizational values aligned with principles and values, this environment helps them connect deeply. Today’s guest is Nehal Kaiser, Founder, and CEO of Blue Hammer Roofing. Inc Magazine ranked his company #17 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Blue Hammer Roofing are expert in hail, wind, tornado, and storm-based roof repairs and replacements with millions of dollars in repairs performed every year. They are dedicated to providing an excellent customer experience while protecting your home with high-quality roofing that lasts for a long time. In this episode, Kaiser talks about using your values to create growth and how to align people around it. He also talks about how values are designed for difficult times. Discover how using your values help people remember what makes the company special, and what the team stands for.   Get the show notes for Using Your Values to Create Growth with Nehal Kaiser at Blue Hammer Roofing Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #NehalKaiser with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttNehalKaiser   #UsingYourValues #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2022 #GHepisode930 #RoofingCompany #highqualityroofing Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
10/17/202223 minutes, 2 seconds
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How to Create a Culture of Integrity with Adwait Joshi at DataSeers

Creating a culture of integrity is something every leader should strive to build. Integrity matters, and creating a culture of integrity takes a lot of intention, thought, and commitment to doing the right thing. If the organization has a culture of integrity, employees are proactive when they don’t understand their responsibilities and are accountable for their results. As a result, the business thrives. Today’s guest is Adwait Joshi, Founder, and CEO at DataSeers. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1503 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. DataSeers is a financial technology company helping other fin-tech companies and banks solve operational issues related to onboarding, reconciliation, compliance, fraud, and business. In this episode, Adwait talks about what it takes to create a culture of integrity. He also talks about leading by example and how it always starts with you. Learn how to give employees the balance they need, make a difference, and can contribute to lasting growth.   Get the show notes for How to Create a Culture of Integrity with Adwait Joshi at DataSeers Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #AdwaitJoshi with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAdwaitJoshi   #CultureofIntegrity #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2022 #GHepisode929 #financialtechnologycompany Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
10/13/202225 minutes, 37 seconds
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Creating an Adaptable Culture with Sam Kolbert-Hyle at Brandlive

Business leaders are aware of how important it is to have an adaptable culture to survive. We all wish our employees were ever-evolving, adaptable, willing to be a little bit flexible, and looking for innovation. To embrace and seek out changes instead of resisting them. If you have all these, you have an adaptable culture. Today’s guest is Sam Kolbert-Hyle, Founder, and CEO at Brandlive. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2167 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Brandlive is shaping the Future of Work through meetings that are more fun, more engaging, more interactive, and, well, more like television. They provide streaming tools and audience platforms designed to make remote work and meetings more fun and engaging. In this episode, Sam talks about creating a space for employees to have an adaptable culture and how to use video to engage people. He also talks about the importance of having a point of view and knowing what you stand for. Discover how he quickly and effectively created an adaptable culture and its impact on leaders and their organizations.   Get the show notes for Creating an Adaptable Culture with Sam Kolbert-Hyle at Brandlive Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #SamKolbertHyle with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttSamKolbertHyle   #AdaptableCulture #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2022 #GHepisode928 #streamingtools #audienceplatforms Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
10/10/202223 minutes, 47 seconds
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How Culture is Everything with Darrin Jahnel at Jahnel Group

This comes as no surprise how culture is everything across an organization. It affects all aspects of business, from protocols to decision-making, managing employees, and projects. When workplace culture aligns with your employees, they are more likely to feel more comfortable, supported, and valued. Today’s guest is Darrin Jahnel, Founder, and CEO at Jahnel Group. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2701 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Jahnel Group brings over a decade of web development experience with a great eye for design and an impressive set of technical skills. They offer a suite of client services, from design and ideation through design, development, QA, analytics, and more. They work hard to stay on the cutting edge of the industry and make their customers happy. In this episode, Darrin shares how culture is everything and how it's a fundamental aspect of their growth rate. He also talks about creating extraordinary experiences and creating a place where employees wouldn't want to leave. Learn about why having the right people and leadership makes a big difference in the organizational culture.   Get the show notes for How Culture is Everything  with Darrin Jahnel at Jahnel Group Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #DarrinJahnel with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttDarrinJahnel   #HowCultureIsEverything #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2022 #GHepisode927 #webdevelopment #ideationthroughdesign Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
10/6/202224 minutes, 57 seconds
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Leading a Team Atmosphere Creates Growth with Justin Rainer at TeamWRX

As a leader, if you want to foster a culture of creativity and productivity, then you may want to take steps to create a team atmosphere. Creating a team atmosphere in the workplace unites employees in pursuing common objectives and sets a clear direction. Trust, open communication, and collaboration are just a few examples of essential elements in creating a team atmosphere. Today’s guest is Justin Rainer, founder, and CEO at TeamWRX. Inc Magazine ranked his company #716 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. TeamWRX is an award-winning, culture-driven company that provides immediate contingent employee placement and the scheduling of long-term staffing in the Metro Atlanta, Greater Savannah, and Dallas-Fort Worth areas. It is built on the foundation of superior customer service and heavy investment in the culture, training, and advancement to produce extraordinary results. In this episode, Justin talks about creating a team atmosphere out of sport-based fundamentals and why it is important to celebrate the small wins just as much as the big ones. He also talked about empowering people and building camaraderie in the workplace. Discover what it takes to create a culture where people feel like they belong and create one within your own workplace.   Get the show notes for Leading a Team Atmosphere Creates Growth with Justin Rainer at TeamWRX Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #JustinRainer with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJustinRainer   #TeamAtmosphere #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2022 #GHepisode926 #staffingcompany #culturedrivencompanyGive Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
10/3/202222 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Shift of Leadership with Bill George - Author of True North

Leadership is changing, it comes in many forms, and right now, we are in the middle of a significant shift of leadership. Many examples of the shift in leadership don't fit the stereotypical image of positional power. Old models of commanding control are no longer working, and managers who can't adapt to this shift are resigning or retiring. Today's guest is Bill George, former chairman and CEO of Medtronic. Bill is a renowned leadership expert and the author of True North: Leading Authentically in Today's Workplace, Emerging Leader Edition. The book is filled with dramatic stories from successful leaders of how they overcame great challenges to build highly successful organizations. In this episode, Bill talks about the shift of leadership and the importance of focusing on frontline employees. He also talks about how introspective leaders are a purposeful and more effective type of leaders. Discover different models of leadership that can help you become a better leader and work well with others.   Get the show notes for The Shift of Leadership with Bill George - Author of True North  Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #BillGeorge with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttBillGeorge   #ShiftofLeadership #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2022 #GHepisode925 #AuthorofTrueNorth #renownedleadershipexpert Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
9/29/202226 minutes, 21 seconds
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Strong Culture and Retaining Talented Employees with Corbin Wrights at REPLI

A core element of a strong culture is retaining talented employees. With the low unemployment rates and expensive employee turnover costs, the focus on retaining talented employees is vitally important for business owners and leaders. Today’s guest is Corbin Wrights, founder, and CEO at REPLI. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1376 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. REPLI is a fast-growing property tech company that develops software solutions for multifamily organizations. From custom community websites to renter-focused ad funnels – REPLI helps multifamily owners and managers create unforgettable digital experiences for their future and current residents. In this episode, Corbin talks about retaining talented employees and what it takes to be a leader that can. He also talks about the importance of value alignment and how it helps the company to succeed. Learn how having the right team in place can make a difference.   Get the show notes for Strong Culture and Retaining Talented Employees with Corbin Wrights at REPLI Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #CorbinWrights with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttCorbinWrights   #RetainingTalentedEmployees #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2022 #GHepisode924 #techcompany #customwebsites Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
9/26/202222 minutes, 38 seconds
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How to Build a Confident Team for Massive Growth with Brett Stevens at FOHSE

Your team matters more than you know, and as a leader, you'll have to play a more direct role in ensuring the team works well together. One of the most important roles is helping them improve their confidence. Part of the ways on how to build a confident team is to empower them and build them up emotionally. Today we ask our guest, Brett Stevens, founder, and CEO of FOHSE, Inc., to join us for a conversation on how to build a confident team. Inc Magazine ranked his company #19 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list with 14,708% 3-Year Growth. FOHSE. is a rising star in indoor horticulture lighting application and research. They are the leading manufacturer of high-performance LED grow lights designed for cannabis cultivation. In this episode, Brett shares how to build a confident team and what does it takes to create high-level growth. He also talks about the importance of hiring people with emotional maturity. Discover these most effective strategies to maximize your company's growth.   Get the show notes for How to Build a Confident Team for Massive Growth with Brett Stevens at FOHSE Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #BrettStevens with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttBrettStevens   #HowtoBuildaConfidentTeam #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2022 #GHepisode923 #LEDgrowlightsdesigned #CannabisCultivation Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
9/22/202219 minutes, 21 seconds
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Two Ways to Improve Organizational Alignment Across a Team - Behind the Scenes

To improve alignment within the organization is a powerful strategy. It helps achieve goals faster, overcome challenges, and create a unifying workplace culture. To do this effectively, you have to start with a strong foundation. Tune in to this special episode and discover ways to improve organizational alignment across your team. I'm Gene Hammett, an executive coach with over ten years of experience working with CEOs and their executive teams. I have developed frameworks and insights to help you and your company grow. In this special episode, I shared ways to improve alignment across a team and why every company needs to implement them. Learn different leadership development strategies that would create growth for your company.   Get the show notes for Two Ways to Improve Organizational Alignment Across a Team - Behind the Scenes Click to Tweet: Listening to an amazing episode on Growth Think Tank - Behind the Scenes @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/btsGeneHammett922   #ImproveAlignment #BehindTheScene #GeneHammettPodcast #Leadership #GHepisode922 #Podcasts #Frameworks #Insights   Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
9/19/202210 minutes, 56 seconds
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A 3 Year Revenue Growth of 14,016% by Having the Right Culture with Marie Nicole Clothing

Throughout the years, successful businesses have learned the importance of having the right culture in a company. Culture matters, and it makes every company unique. Having the right culture builds trust, respect, and the opportunity for employees to participate in shared values and passion. Today's guest is Jane Zhu, Founder, and CEO of Marie Nicole Clothing, together with their HR Manager Emily Moses. Inc Magazine ranked her company #23 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list with 14,106% 3-Year Growth. Marie Nicole Clothing is a children's clothing company providing adorable, affordable, and comfortable attire. Its mission is to bring high-quality children's clothing directly from the manufacturer to your doorstep, without additional costs. In this episode, Jane shares the importance of having the right culture and why it's essential to a company’s success. She also talked about creating a safe place for her employees and how it can foster new levels of creativity in the workplace. Discover the importance of hiring the right professional and how it became a key factor to their growth as a company.   Get the show notes for A 3 Year Revenue Growth of 14,016% by Having the Right Culture with Marie Nicole Clothing Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #JaneZhu #EmilyMoses with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJaneZhuEmilyMoses   #HavingTheRightCulture #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode921 #GeneHammett #ChildrenClothing Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
9/15/202223 minutes, 39 seconds
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How to End the Cycle of Overwhelm - Special Episode

As a leader, your to-do list can be overwhelming. The constant feeling that you're running behind and that what you're doing is not enough. Feeling the cycle of overwhelm is often the initial sign that things are not sustainable. It can disrupt your work-life balance and produces high levels of physical and emotional stress. If you feel like your life is spinning out of control, tune in to this special episode and discover how to End the Cycle of Overwhelm. I'm Gene Hammett, an executive coach, and my job is to help YOU grow as a leader. After studying the leadership of fast-growth companies — the Inc 5000 — I have discovered how their approach to leadership activates growth. In this special episode, I shared techniques that will help leaders end the cycle of overwhelm and how the change begins with yourself. Learn different thinking habits and how they would make a big difference.   Get the show notes for How to End the Cycle of Overwhelm - Special Episode Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank #SpecialEpisode with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttGeneHammett920   #CycleofOverwhelm #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode920 #GeneHammett #EndtheCycleofOverwhelm Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
9/12/202215 minutes, 42 seconds
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Give Employees Space to Think Differently with Tom Wheelwright at WealthAbility

An effective leader knows it is necessary to give employees space and time to innovate. Give employees space to think, share ideas, and create ways to solve problems. Leadership is about supporting the people around you, empowering them, and allowing them to contribute their knowledge so that the team can become more than the sum of its parts. Today’s guest is Tom Wheelwright, founder, and CEO of WealthAbility and Best-Selling Author of Tax-Free Wealth. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3326 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. WealthAbility is a financial education company equipping entrepreneurs and investors with the information and systems they need to reduce taxes legally. Tom shares how he gives employees space to think, and it helps them develop leaders faster. He also talked about allowing employees to think differently within the workplace to boost creativity and productivity and improve motivation. Discover how getting people to own it helped them to grow.   Get the show notes for Give Employees Space to Think Differently with Tom Wheelwright at WealthAbility Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #TomWheelwright with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttTomWheelwright   #GiveEmployeesSpace #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode919 #financialeducationcompany #CPA #taxexpert Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
9/8/202223 minutes, 15 seconds
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How Leaders Can Prevent Quiet Quitting - Special Episode

Quiet Quitting is about doing the bare minimum at work. It's about doing what is only required of you without telling your boss you're leaving. In this special episode, our CEO, Amanda Hammett, joins us for a conversation on what leaders should know about Quiet Quitting and how to prevent it in the workplace. Amanda is an expert on young leaders in the workforce and the host of the Next Generation Rockstars podcast. She talks with millennials and their leaders to see what is working to create rockstars in today's ever-changing workforce. In this episode, we will share some insights on how to recognize and prevent quiet quitting as a leader of a fast-growing company. Discover the most common reasons why Quiet Quitting happens and why investing in your leaders is necessary. Learn the key areas you need to focus on if you want your leaders to be well-equipped in this pivotal situation.   Get the show notes for How Leaders Can Prevent Quiet Quitting - Special Episode Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #AmandaHammett with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAmandaHammett918   #QuietQuitters #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode918 #boomers #genX #millennials #genZ Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
9/5/202221 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Principles of Leadership that Drive Growth with Joseph Hansen at Buy Box Experts

Leadership principles are essential for management professionals to have so they can accomplish their business goals. While there are several styles of leadership and unique theories, all great leaders have similar leadership principles that help them find success. Today’s guest is Joseph Hansen, founder and CEO of Buy Box Experts. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2186 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Buy Box Experts is a marketing agency for medium to large online sellers and investors of businesses selling on Amazon. They provide website owners and Marketplace sellers with strategic and technical expertise to increase sales velocity and profitability. In this episode, Joseph shares some essential leadership principles that would help you grow your business and how being authentic helps drive company culture. He also talked about the importance of values, how he organizes them into core values and aspirations, and why he does it that way. Discover why having self-awareness is crucial and why it is considered one of the fundamental parts of leadership strengths.   Get the show notes for The Principles of Leadership that Drive Growth with Joseph Hansen at Buy Box Experts Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #JosephHansen with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJosephHansen   #PrinciplesofLeadership #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode917 #marketingagency #investorsofbusinesses #Amazon Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
9/1/202226 minutes, 28 seconds
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Setting Up the Right Culture for Growth with Chintan Shah at Brainvire Infotech

Having the right culture makes all the difference. Successful companies typically have to put a great deal of attention into setting up the right culture that aligns with their mission, vision, and values. Setting up the right culture is hugely important to the success and overall health of your company, people, and customers. For it boosts productivity, decreases turnover, and improves employee engagement. Today’s guest is Chintan Shah, founder, and CEO of Brainvire Infotech. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2261 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Brainvire Infotech is a reliable IT consultancy and Digital Enabler that has transformed many businesses. They are committed to offering time-tested contributions by innovation in the field of Information technology. In this episode, Chintan talks about setting up the right culture, and a lot of this comes from his background of an entrepreneurial family. He also shares how a company can thrive by putting people first and the importance of hiring people with the right attitude if you want the right culture.   Get the show notes for Setting Up the Right Culture for Growth with Chintan Shah at Brainvire Infotech Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #ChintanShah with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttChintanShah   #SettingUpTheRightCulture #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode916 #ITconsultancy #DigitalEnabler  Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
8/29/202223 minutes, 2 seconds
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Building Trust in a Team Environment with Charles Feltman - Cycle of Commitment

Trust is the foundation of company success. Building trust in a team is just as important as building your brand. Employees must believe in each other. Because when they don’t, communication, teamwork, and performance inevitably suffer. Today’s guest is Charles Feltman, founder, and owner of Insight Coaching. Insight Coaching is a sole proprietorship that has been in business in California since founded in 1992. They served a wide variety of individuals and companies with coaching, consulting, and training. Charles brings us decades of experience and practical insight into building trust in a team. He talks about every leader’s role in building trust in the team and how it is up to the leader to make the first move to earn the trust of their followers. Not only does the leader have to earn trust, but the leader also has to grant trust to others, so they feel empowered to act responsibly and with authority to achieve the goals set before them. Discover why psychological safety plays a dominant role in highly effective teams.   Get the show notes for Building Trust in a Team Environment with Charles Feltman - Cycle of Commitment Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #ChrisPrefontaine with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttCharlesFeltman   #BuildingTrustinaTeam #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode915 #ExecutiveCoach  Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
8/25/202224 minutes, 58 seconds
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Getting Everybody Aligned Creates Growth with Chris Prefontaine at Wicked Smart

Leaders all across the world would say that one of the most important aspects in creating the kind of growth that is necessary is getting everyone in the company aligned. Every leader should start looking at the bigger picture and understand everyone’s role within the company. Good employee alignment is essential to helping employees stay focused and maximizing profits for the company. Today’s guest is Chris Prefontaine, CEO, and founder of Wicked Smart. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3938 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Wicked Smart empowers individuals and families to create the life of their dreams. They encourage aspiring investors and entrepreneurs to take the first step towards creating REAL income with real estate. In this episode, Chris shares how the company grew together at the same rate and direction. We also discuss how sharing customer stories on how their life was changed and the impact the team has made on them kept employees aligned.   Get the show notes for Getting Everybody Aligned Creates Growth with Chris Prefontaine at Wicked Smart Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #ChrisPrefontaine with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttChrisPrefontaine   #GettingEveryoneAligned #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode914 #DBASmartRealEstateCoach #RealEstateCoach Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
8/22/202221 minutes, 15 seconds
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Leaders treat employees like internal customers with Matthew Davis at Davis Business Law

Always treat your employees precisely as you want them to treat your best customers. Employees who believe that leaders are concerned about them as a whole person, not just an employee, are more productive, more satisfied, and more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability. Today’s guest is Matthew Davis, CEO, and Owner of Davis Business Law. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2987 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. Davis Law is a group of dedicated general counsel and litigation experts for business clients of all sizes. Their goal is to provide a solid foundation for growth while preventing and eliminating legal problems. They transform how companies operate by enhancing and systematizing procedures to minimize legal mishaps and maximize growth. Matthew shares how he treats employees like internal customers and gives them a work-life balance. We discuss why it's important in growing your business and retaining employees. Discover how to take your business to the next level and continue to grow in scale the way you want it to.   Get the show notes for Leaders treat employees like internal customers with Matthew Davis at Davis Business Law Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #MatthewDavis with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttMatthewDavis   #Leaderstreatemployees #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode913 #BusinessLaw #businesslawyers Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
8/18/202220 minutes, 20 seconds
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Leading Employees To Solve Their Own Problems with Lee Deaner at Leading Edge Training Solutions

Every leader I know wants their employees to solve their own problems. Leaders who solve problems for their people are considered micro managers. When employees solve their own problems, they feel more empowered. Today’s guest is Lee Deaner, Founder & CEO at Leading Edge Training Solutions. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2207 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Leading Edge Training Solutions helps companies both large and small take huge steps forward in how they reach, train, and inform their sales force. They build highly customized virtual programs that are learner focused and utilize a combination of technology, production, and web conferencing platforms in unconventional ways. Lee shares his thoughts on how employees think and solve their challenges. We discuss how mistakes are a necessary part of the innovation process because from mistakes comes learning. Discover how to shift your leadership so that employees solve their own problems.   Get the show notes for Leading Employees To Solve Their Own Problems with Lee Deaner at Leading Edge Training Solutions Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #LeeDeaner with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttLeeDeaner   #EmployeesToSolveTheirOwn Problems #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode912 #webconferencingplatforms Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
8/15/202221 minutes, 46 seconds
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Leadership Styles that Drive Growth with Brandon Knudsen at Ziggi's Coffee

Leadership comes in many shapes, forms, and people. Across the history, many great leaders have emerged with exceptional leadership styles in providing guidance, executing plans, and motivating people. Today’s guest is Brandon Knudsen, Co-Founder & CEO at Ziggi’s Coffee. Inc Magazine ranked its company #1421 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Ziggi’s Coffee is a leading specialty coffee shop and drive-thru franchise with 50 locations nationwide. Dedicated to serving only the finest sustainably-sourced coffee, uniquely handcrafted drinks, and amazing locally-made breakfast, lunch, and snack options. Brandon Knudsen shares his thoughts on leadership styles. Discover how different leadership styles apply to driving the growth of the company. We discuss how he overcame challenges and the things he learned along the way.   Get the show notes for Leadership Styles that Drive Growth with Brandon Knudsen at Ziggi's Coffee Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #BrandonKnudsen with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttBrandonKnudsen   #LeadershipStyles #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode911 #coffeeshop #drivethrufranchise Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
8/11/202221 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Leadership Mindset Drives Growth with Nathan Miller at Rentec Direct

Leadership mindset is very important for the growth of the company. It involves having certain attitudes, beliefs, and expectations that create the foundation of who you are, how you lead others, and how you interact with and influence your colleagues. Today’s guest is Nathan Miller, Founder & CEO at Rentec Direct. Inc Magazine ranked its company #2887 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Rentec Direct serves as a web-based, full-featured property management software for landlords and property managers. Nathan shares his thoughts on how leadership mindset drives growth. We discuss the importance of employees and creating a family culture. We dived into the some core aspects of leadership mindset to help employees be a stronger leader and drive growth for the company.   Get the show notes for The Leadership Mindset Drives Growth with Nathan Miller at Rentec Direct Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #NathanMiller with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttNathanMiller   #LeadershipMindsetDrivesGrowth #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode910 #propertymanagementsoftware Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
8/8/202222 minutes, 9 seconds
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Building a Culture that is an Ambitious, Fun, and Exciting with Ahad Khan at Kajabi

Every leader knows that culture is essential. Building a culture matters not just to the employees but also impacts the company's financials. The companies on the Inc 5000 typically have put a great deal of attention on building a culture that aligns with the company's mission, vision, and values. Today's guest is Ahad Khan, CEO at Kajabi. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1136 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Kajabi is an all-in-one platform streamlining online business management, providing access to a client's website, products, marketing, community, and more from a single dashboard. Ahad shares his thoughts on building a culture. We discuss how to make work exciting and why that matters to the bottom line. Discover how building a culture leads to a more aligned company.   Get the show notes for Building a Culture that is an Ambitious, Fun, and Exciting with Ahad Khan at Kajabi Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #AhadKhan with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAhadKhan   #BuildingACulture #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode909 #allinoneplatform #singledashboard Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
8/4/202224 minutes, 4 seconds
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Growth Comes From Being Relentlessly Focused with Patrick Ghilani at MRI Software

Distractions don't just pull us away from our work. They impede us on personal growth. As you grow your company, being relentlessly focused becomes even more critical than when you started. Today's guest is Patrick Ghilani, Chief Executive Officer at MRI Software LLC. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2820 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. MRI Software is a leading real estate software solution provider that transforms communities' lives, works, and plays. Patrick shares his thoughts on being relentlessly focused and why it matters. We talk about what gets in the way of focus. Discover the mindset changes required to being relentlessly focused.   Get the show notes for Growth Comes From Being Relentlessly Focused with Patrick Ghilani at MRI Software Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #PatrickGhilani with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttPatrickGhilani   #BeingRelentlesslyFocused #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode908 #realestate #realestatesoftware Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
8/1/202223 minutes, 26 seconds
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Leading Remote Teams in Today's Workplace with Alex Faust at Growth Institute

The future requires you to embrace remote work. Leading remote teams is a new skill set that has emerged over the last few years. Some of the leadership strategies that used to work just don’t anymore. Today’s guest is Alex Faust, COO & Orchestrator at Growth Institute. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3952 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Growth Institute is the premiere online training company for mid-market companies around the world. Alex gives you insights on leading remote teams. We look at things you have to unlearn from old styles of leadership. Discover the skills of leading remote teams in this interview.   Get the show notes for Leading Remote Teams in Today's Workplace with Alex Faust at Growth Institute Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #AlexFaust with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAlexFaust   #Leadingremoteteams #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode907 #onlinetrainingcompany Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
7/28/202222 minutes, 29 seconds
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Scaling Your Business a Different Take with Craig Swanson

Scaling your business is often the goal. This means growth in revenue, optimizing your systems, and developing authentic leaders. When scaling your business the right way, you get to experience the full potential of your business. Today’s guest is Craig Swanson, Partner at KaisaFit. KaisaFit is partnering with personal trainer, fitness educator, and social media influencer Kaisa Keranen, they are building JUST MOVE, an online fitness platform with hundreds of on-demand, at-home workouts that fit any mood, any activity level, and anybody. Craig discusses scaling your business and the strategies that matter the most. He outlines what gets in the way of growth. Discover the keys to scaling your business.   Get the show notes for Scaling Your Business a Different Take with Craig Swanson Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #CraigSwanson with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttCraigSwanson   #ScalingYourBusiness #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode906 #growthinrevenue #optimizingyoursystems Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
7/25/202223 minutes, 2 seconds
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Reimagining Company Culture with Michel Falcon at Brasa Peruvian Kitchen

Reimagining company culture will allow you to create the company of your dreams. Having a company that people love and know how to do the job passionately requires authentic leadership. Today’s guest is Michel Falcon, Founder, CEO at Brasa Peruvian Kitchen. Brasa Peruvian Kitchen is a fast-casual restaurant serving everyday salads and warm bowls with real Peruvian flavours. Their menu has been designed by Peruvian-born chefs from Toronto and New York. Their menu is "flavour-first" supported by nutrient-dense ingredients and full meals you can eat daily. Michel and I talk about reimagining company culture. He shares how he changed the game in an industry with a high turnover. When reimagining company culture, you have to start with your leadership.   Get the show notes for Reimagining Company Culture with Michel Falcon at Brasa Peruvian Kitchen Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #MichelFalcon with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttMichelFalcon   #ReimaginingCompanyCulture #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode905 #fastcasualrestaurant #Peruvianflavours Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
7/21/202225 minutes, 23 seconds
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Being Honest with Your Team is a Path to Growth with Brian Burke at SellYourMac.com

Being an honest leader may seem like a given. However, being honest with your team is not for every leader. Many leaders don’t like to share the bad news. I believe in transparency. Today’s guest is Brian Burke, Chief Mac Man at SellYourMac.com. Inc Magazine ranked its company #4794 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. SellYourMac.com is a trusted buyer and seller of used Apple products, through a simple online platform. Brian gives you insights on being honest with your team. We discuss why leaders must be transparent. We also look at what gets in the way of being honest.   Get the show notes for Being Honest with Your Team is a Path to Growth with Brian Burke at SellYourMac.com Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #BrianBurke with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttBrianBurke   #BeingHonestWithYourTeam #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode904 #buyerandseller #Appleproducts Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
7/18/202220 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Mindset of Improvement with George Breiwa at DynaVap

How you think matters more than you know. What you do is essential, and it all comes from your mindset for improvement. Today’s guest is George Breiwa, Founder of DynaVap. Inc Magazine ranked its company #1084 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. DynaVap is a manufacturer of aromatherapy vaporizers that can use nearly any available heat source. DynaVap was born with the primary goal of creating simple, battery-free Thermal Extraction Devices (TEDs). George discusses his mindset of improvement and how it relates to company growth. If you want to evolve, you have to be willing to change how you think. Having a mindset of improvement gives you the power to grow.   Get the show notes for The Mindset of Improvement with George Breiwa at DynaVap Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #GeorgeBreiwa with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttGeorgeBreiwa   #MindsetofImprovement #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode903 #aromatherapyvaporizers #ThermalExtractionDevices Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
7/14/202221 minutes, 12 seconds
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Keeping the Right Talent with Josh Becerra at Augurian

Keeping the right talent will give you an edge in company growth. The job market right now is insane. When you have the strategies, your people are aligned with your company's mission. Today’s guest is Josh Becerra, President and Founding Partner at Augurian. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1976 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Augurian was founded to give digital marketing executives confidence in their marketing investments. Josh and I talk about keeping the right talent and why it matters if you want to grow your company. We share the strategies that are working right now. Discover how keeping the right talent says more about your leadership than your business.   Get the show notes for Keeping the Right Talent with Josh Becerra at Augurian Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #JoshBecerra with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJoshBecerra   #KeepingtheRightTalent #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode902 #digitalmarketing #marketinginvestments Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
7/11/202222 minutes, 24 seconds
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Keep the Culture with Remote Workers with Ryan Thogmartin at DISRUPT Media Group

Employees are demanding flexibility. Flexibility can work, but it causes specific challenges. One big challenge is how to keep the culture with remote workers. Today’s guest is Ryan Thogmartin, Owner & CEO at DISRUPT Media. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4740 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. DISRUPT Media is a full-service social media management and content agency dedicated to the funeral profession. Ryan shares how to keep culture with remote workers in today’s marketplace. We discuss the strategies that are working. Discover the keys to keep the culture with remote workers in this interview.   Get the show notes for Keep the Culture with Remote Workers with Ryan Thogmartin at DISRUPT Media Group Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #RyanThogmartin with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttRyanThogmartin   #KeeptheCulturewithRemoteWorkers #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode901 #socialmediamanagement #contentagency Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
7/4/202224 minutes, 57 seconds
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How to Develop Your Leaders - What it is Missing with Gene Hammett and Amanda Hammett

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!
6/30/202231 minutes, 11 seconds
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Alignment on Vision is Required for Fast-Growth with George Baker at ParkHub

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!
6/27/202223 minutes, 14 seconds
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Culture First Drives Growth with Brett Curry at OMG Commerce

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!
6/23/202226 minutes, 15 seconds
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Attracting Quality People and Excellent Levels of Service with Peter Green at MASSIE R&D Tax Credits

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!
6/20/202222 minutes, 38 seconds
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Perpetual Optimism is a Force Multiplier with Allison Minutillo with Rebel Interactive Group

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!
6/16/202223 minutes, 21 seconds
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Work-Life Balance Matters Long-term with Marc Reifenrath at Spinutech

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!
6/13/202221 minutes, 47 seconds
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Hiring Location-Independent Employees with Jeff Wilhelm at Infused Innovations

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!
6/9/202223 minutes, 53 seconds
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Having the Right Leadership for Growth with Jayesh Mori at Rapidops

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!
6/6/20220
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Having the Right Leadership for Growth with Jayesh Mori at Rapidops

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!
6/6/202225 minutes, 24 seconds
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We Grow Because We Believe in People Over Profit with Chris Palmer at SupplyKick

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!
6/2/202221 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Journey of Being a Servant Leader with Matt Kestian at 66degrees

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!
5/30/202226 minutes, 23 seconds
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Investing in People Drives Growth with Janet Casey and Kate Popp at Marketing Doctor

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!
5/26/202224 minutes, 7 seconds
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Developing a Strong Culture is Everything with Dr. Jason Helfrich at 100 Percent Chiropractic

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!
5/23/202223 minutes, 51 seconds
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D&I drives Growth with Wale Mafolasire at Givelify

Many leaders will say they understand diversity and inclusion. Today we look at how embracing D&I drives growth. Today’s guest is Wale 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. Wale 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 Wale Mafolasire at Givelify Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #WaleMafolasire with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttWaleMafolasire   #DiversityAndInclusion #GeneHammettPodcast #Inc2021 #GHepisode888 #onlinegivingplatform #mobiledonationapp Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
5/19/202227 minutes, 4 seconds
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Leading from the Front with Mark Stanley at Stanley Law Group

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!
5/16/202222 minutes, 43 seconds
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Discover the Power of Inclusive Leadership with Dr. Randal Pinkett with BCT Partners

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!
5/12/202223 minutes, 43 seconds
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Developing Other Leaders in Today's World with Blake Bozarth with CoThryve

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!
5/9/202224 minutes
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Being a Servant and Humble Leader with Shaun Sexton at SKYNET Innovations

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!
5/5/202222 minutes, 49 seconds
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Why Deliberate Growth Works for QTEC Aerospace with Carol Daniel

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!
5/2/202222 minutes, 30 seconds
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Always Be Learning Everything with Todd Conklin at Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties

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!
4/28/202222 minutes, 53 seconds
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How to Empower Employees to Innovate with Keith Murphy at Astrawatt Solar

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!
4/25/202223 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Value of Transparency with Liz Steblay at ProKo Agency

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!
4/21/202221 minutes, 45 seconds
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Leading through Innovation with Kathleen Brunner at Acumen Analytics

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!
4/19/202221 minutes, 4 seconds
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Mission More than Money with Kevin Stoller at Kay-Twelve

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!
4/18/202222 minutes, 27 seconds
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Leading through Difficult Times with Noah Dentzel at Nomad Goods

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!
4/14/202222 minutes, 9 seconds
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Navigating a Business Pivot for Fast-Growth with Guy Ironi at Nutrifresh Services

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!
4/12/202219 minutes, 31 seconds
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Creating an Amazing Team with Paul Goldman at Muserk

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!
4/11/202222 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Power of Focus for Growth with Jon Elwell at Kno2

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!
4/7/202220 minutes, 15 seconds
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Creating a Values-centric Organization with Susan Acker-Walsh at CREO

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!
4/5/202221 minutes, 23 seconds
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Leading Your Team to Conscientious Participation with John Spencer at BrainGu

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!
4/4/202219 minutes, 53 seconds
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Creating a Culture of Game Changers with Paul Wiltshire at SongTradr

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!
3/31/202221 minutes, 54 seconds
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Hiring the Right People with Spencer Hadelman at Advantage Marketing

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!
3/29/202219 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Neuroscience of Leadership with Dr. Alok Trivedi

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!
3/28/202218 minutes, 39 seconds
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Give People Ownership to Activate Growth with Brent Gibson at Construction Simplified

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!
3/24/202220 minutes, 30 seconds
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Great CEOs Know How to Build Strong Relationships with David Nour

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!
3/22/202220 minutes, 21 seconds
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Business Performance and Parenting Well Go Together with Yummii Nguyen

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!
3/21/202220 minutes, 49 seconds
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Creating the Feeling of Ownership that Drives Growth with Sandy Posa with Force of Nature

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!
3/17/202221 minutes, 8 seconds
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How to Get Your Employees to Be Client Advisors with AV with Avero Advisors

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!
3/15/202220 minutes, 10 seconds
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Inspire People to Create the Unimaginable with Keri Ford

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!
3/14/202220 minutes, 7 seconds
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Investing in Leadership Development is the Path to Growth with Chester Buczynski at Big Lakes Lawncare

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!
3/10/202222 minutes, 7 seconds
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Optimizing a Hybrid-work Model for Growth with Vishal Sunak with LinkSquares

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!
3/8/202225 minutes, 10 seconds
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Employer Branding is the Intentional Strategy that Aligns People with Mada Seghete with Branch Metrics

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!
3/7/202221 minutes, 41 seconds
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Building the Right Team with Ken Jisser at The Pipeline Group

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!
3/3/202219 minutes, 10 seconds
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Leading Your Company to Maximize Your Company Value with John Warrillow

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!
3/1/202226 minutes, 17 seconds
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Hiring Independent Employees and Retaining Talent with Ivan Jarry at Obvio Health USA

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!
2/28/202221 minutes, 10 seconds
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Leaders vs. Managers from the View of a Extremely Entrepreneur, Naveen Jain at Viome

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!
2/24/202223 minutes, 18 seconds
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Leading through a Major Pivot with Stephen Aborn at Freightplus

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!
2/22/202223 minutes, 14 seconds
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Employee Ownership Without Financial Tools with Allison Blake and Elisa Van Arnam at SoulKu

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!
2/21/202220 minutes, 43 seconds
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Embracing Failure and a Culture of Joy with Evan Horowitz at Movers+Shakers

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!
2/17/202218 minutes, 26 seconds
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Aligning Culture with Mission with Ben Hodson at JobNimbus

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!
2/15/202223 minutes, 40 seconds
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Employee-centric Focus to Fast Growth with Jill Ellsworth at Willow Industries

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!
2/14/202219 minutes, 43 seconds
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How Diversity and Inclusion Drive Growth with Everett Harper at Truss

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!
2/10/202224 minutes, 3 seconds
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Learning from Other Leaders with Lauren Collander at LC Design Interiors

One way of expanding your capacity to lead is learning from other leaders. It may be mentors, coaches, or others in your peer network. Today’s guest is Lauren Collander, the Owner / Interior Designer at LC Interiors. Inc Magazine ranked her company #681 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. LC Interiors is a full-service interior design company that does more than make your space look beautiful. Lauren shares the value of learning from other leaders. We look at the styles of leadership that are necessary as your company grows and moves through different cycles. Get the show notes for Learning from Other Leaders with Lauren Collander at LC Design Interiors Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #LaurenCollander with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttLaurenCollander #LearningFromOtherLeaders #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode849 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 #interiordesigncompany Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
2/8/202223 minutes, 26 seconds
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Leading Remotely in Today's New World with Garik Goldsheyd

Virtual workers are commonplace for many businesses. Workers are demanding freedom. Leading remotely comes with particular challenges that you must understand. Today’s guest is Garik Goldsheyd, Co-Founder & CEO at TheoremReach. Inc Magazine ranked his company #116 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. TheoremReach powers millions of surveys and helps publishers monetize their apps while gaining powerful user insights. Garik talks about leading remotely in today’s business world. He gives you insight into what works and didn’t work when leading remotely. Get the show notes for Leading Remotely in Today's New World with Garik Goldsheyd Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #GarikGoldsheyd with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttGarikGoldsheyd #LeadingRemotely #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode848 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 #monetizationservices Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
2/7/202221 minutes, 53 seconds
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Military Leadership Advantages and Disadvantages in Business with Craig Henderson at Extract Labs

You have many leadership styles to choose from. We often look at how military leadership experience can guide us to a new level of growth. In my experience, there are advantages and disadvantages to military leadership strategies. Today’s guest is Craig Henderson, CEO at Extract Labs. Inc Magazine ranked his company #615 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Extract Labs is a Boulder, Colorado-based full-service hemp extraction lab offering a proprietary line of boutique CBD-infused products. Craig shares how he uses his military leadership experience to drive growth. We look at how military leadership skills can get in the way of company growth. Get the show notes for Military Leadership Advantages and Disadvantages in Business with Craig Henderson at Extract Labs Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #CraigHenderson with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttCraigHenderson #MilitaryLeadership #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode847 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 #CBDinfusedproducts Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
2/3/202222 minutes, 40 seconds
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Embracing Humble Leadership with Marcello Parravicini at Cygnus Education

There is no single strategy or tactic for better leadership. Yet it is clear that if you don’t have a culture of humble leadership, you are likely to go in the wrong direction. Today’s guest is Marcelo Parravicini, CEO, Principal at Cygnus Education. Inc Magazine ranked his company #596 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Cygnus Education provides strategic marketing, communications, and enrollment management operations solutions to colleges and universities. Marcelo and I talk about humble leadership and why it is essential at this time. Join us as we look at what gets in the way of humble leadership. Get the show notes for Embracing Humble Leadership with Marcello Parravicini at Cygnus Education Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #MarcelloParravicini with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttMarcelloParravicini #HumbleLeadership #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode846 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 #strategicmarketing Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
2/1/202222 minutes, 1 second
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Developing a Mindset for Fast Growth with Benjamin Tietje at Earthley Wellness

The beliefs and thoughts that you have determined your mindset. The mindset for fast growth leaders is different from companies that tend to grow more slowly. Today’s guest is Benjamin Tietje, Co-Founder & CEO at Earthley Wellness. Inc Magazine ranked his company #599 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Earthley Wellness is a manufacturer of natural health and wellness products, sold directly to consumers. Benjamin shares his mindset for fast growth strategies. We look beyond the traditional tactics that most people think drive growth. Discover the mindset for fast growth by listening to this podcast interview. Get the show notes for Developing a Mindset for Fast Growth with Benjamin Tietje at Earthley Wellness Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #BenjaminTietje with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttBenjaminTietje #MindsetForFastGrowth #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode845 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 #WellnessProducts Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/31/202222 minutes, 33 seconds
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Realizing the Company's Purpose with John Berkowitz at OJO Labs

Mission-driven companies know the power of purpose. The strategies of realizing the company's purpose will help you create the kind of team that you always wanted. Today’s guest is John Berkowitz, Founder and CEO at OJO Labs. Inc Magazine ranked his company #49 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. OJO Labs provides the only solution homebuyers, sellers, and owners need to navigate the complex real estate landscape. John and I talk about realizing the company's purpose. We share with you strategies to unite and align your people. Get the show notes for Realizing the Company's Purpose with John Berkowitz at OJO Labs Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #JohnBerkowitz with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJohnBerkowitz #RealizingTheCompanysPurpose #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode844 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 #RealEstate Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/27/202222 minutes, 37 seconds
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Promoting the Entrepreneur Spirit within the Company with Brian Elrod at Text Request

The entrepreneurial spirit is one reason why founders are driven to innovate. It can also be harnessed to grow your company. The entrepreneurial spirit throughout your people will help you overcome the challenges you face. Today’s guest is Brian Elrod, Co-Founder and CEO at Text Request. Inc Magazine ranked his company # 335 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Text Request helps businesses increase profits through powerful text messaging software. Brian talks about the entrepreneurial spirit and why it is vital to company growth. The entrepreneurial spirit is a force that unites the culture together. Get the show notes for Promoting the Entrepreneur Spirit within the Company with Brian Elrod at Text Request Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #BrianElrod with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttBrianElrod #TheEntrepreneurialSpirit #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode843 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 #TextMessagingSoftware Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/25/202221 minutes, 27 seconds
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Helping Others Be Successful with Sean Mooney at BluWave

Leadership is not just about getting the job done. It is about developing others. Another way to say that is helping others be successful. Today’s guest is Sean Mooney, Founder & CEO at BluWave. Inc Magazine ranked his company #127 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. BluWave is a business intelligence network powered by technology, data, and human ingenuity. Sean talks about a fundamental principle that drives him as a leader — helping others be successful. We discuss the importance of serving others. Get the show notes for Helping Others Be Successful with Sean Mooney at BluWave Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #SeanMooney with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttSeanMooney #HelpingOthersBeSuccessful #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode842 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 #BusinessIntelligenceNetwork Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/24/202225 minutes, 25 seconds
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People Make the Company with Ganesh Shankar at RFPIO

Your company idea is essential, and timing certainly matters. However, people make the company in the long term. Leaders seek to align people to the goals. Culture shapes how you communicate and engage. If you want to grow beyond where you are now, you have to know people make the company. Today’s guest is Ganesh Shankar, CEO and Co-Founder at RFPIO. Inc Magazine ranked his company # 281 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. RFPIO is the market leader in response management software. Ganesh shares with us why people make the company. He gives you his perspective on company growth. Get the show notes for People Make the Company with Ganesh Shankar at RFPIO Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #GaneshShankar with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttGaneshShankar #PeopleMakeTheCompany #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode841 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 #ResponseManagementSoftware Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/20/202222 minutes, 39 seconds
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Creating Your Company Values with Johnny Hanna at Homie

Company core values are a big topic in today’s business world. Many leaders know that they need to refresh their values. Creating your company values the right way will give you a boost in company culture. Today’s guest is Johnny Hanna, co-founder and CEO at Homie. Inc Magazine ranked his company #305 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Homie is a tech-first brokerage building software to streamline home buying and selling with a mission is to eliminate unnecessary fees and commissions. Johnny gives you strategies for creating your company values. We look at values in a more profound way to live your values daily. Get the show notes for Creating Your Company Values with Johnny Hanna at Homie Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #JohnnyHanna with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJohnnyHanna #CreatingYourCompanyValues #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode840 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 #BrokerageBuildingSoftware Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/18/202221 minutes, 32 seconds
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Optimize Teamwork Across the Company with Joshua Bieler at Vector Force Development

All leaders want more teamwork across the company. Fast growth companies know the principles of optimizing teamwork. Learn how you can develop the skills necessary to engage high-performance teams. Today’s guest is Joshua Bieler, President at Vector Force Development, LLC. Inc Magazine ranked his company #151 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Vector Force Development is a construction source for underground construction support services to include sewer camera inspection, traffic control, hydro vacuum services, and workforce solutions. Joshua shares how optimizing teamwork leads to happier employees and more robust company performance. He talks about what gets in the way of collaboration. Discover how you can lead powerfully and the power of optimizing teamwork. Get the show notes for Optimize Teamwork Across the Company with Joshua Bieler at Vector Force Development Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #JoshuaBieler with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJoshuaBieler #Optimize Teamwork #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode839 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 #ConstructionSource Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/17/202222 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Future of Remote Working with Liam Martin at Time Doctor

Given the shifts in the last two years to working from home, we have to look at the future of remote working. Many employees are now in a place where they desire more flexibility which requires CEOs to find new ways to give it to them. Leaders must have an intentional plan that addresses the future of remote working to attract top talent. Today’s guest is Liam Martin, Co-founder at Time Doctor. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3303 on the 2020 Inc 5000 list. Time Doctor is a SaaS employee monitoring tool launched by the owners of Staff.com. It includes keystroke logging, screenshot and internet usage tracking features. Liam and I discuss the future of remote working by looking at the changing factors in today’s economy. He has tons of data and experience with remote workers to give you. Understanding the future of remote working will give you the edge in creating the right culture for your team. Get the show notes for The Future of Remote Working with Liam Martin at Time Doctor Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #LiamMartin with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttLiamMartin #FutureofRemoteWorking #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode838 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 #SaaSEmployeeMonitoringTool Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/13/202224 minutes
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Making Your Team Your Greatest Assets with Jake Deegan at Simplify Home Loans

Leaders have many areas of focus. Making your team your biggest asset comes when you develop them and keep them aligned to the company mission. Discover how making your team a powerful machine for growth allows the company to overcome its challenges. Today’s guest is Jacob Deegan, President at Simplify Home Loans. Inc Magazine ranked his company #192 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Simplify Home Loans LLC is made up of a team of professionals who are dedicated to one vision: making the home loan process easy and convenient for everyone who is taking such an essential step in their lives. Jacob shares how making your team your greatest asset is a long-term strategy that pays off. He gives you strategies in making your team create high-performance results. Discover how making your team the companies biggest tool for growth. Get the show notes for Making Your Team Your Greatest Assets with Jake Deegan at Simplify Home Loans Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #JakeDeegan with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJakeDeegan #MakingYourTeam #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode837#GTTepisodes #Inc2021 Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/11/202224 minutes, 26 seconds
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Collaborative Cultures Drive Growth with Johnathan Ruggiero at Manly Bands

Your culture can take many shapes that define who you are. When companies share openly and actively engage in conversations aimed at growth, you have collaborative cultures at work. Today’s guest is Johnathan Ruggiero, Founder & CEO at Manly Bands Inc Magazine ranked his company #388 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Manly Bands offers hundreds of unique and affordable wedding bands for men. Johnathan shares his views on creating collaborative cultures. We talk about the power of sharing data and being cooperative. Their company has grown extremely fast, and one factor to that growth is their collaborative culture. Get the show notes for Collaborative Cultures Drive Growth with Johnathan Ruggiero at Manly Bands Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #JohnathanRuggiero with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJohnathanRuggiero #CollaborativeCultures #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode836#GTTepisodes #Inc2021 #WeddingBandsForMen Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/10/202219 minutes, 34 seconds
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Transformational Leadership Lessons From a Pro Athlete with Chris Redhage at ProviderTrust

Every business must execute if they want to stay in business. I also believe that companies must develop their people. One way to look at this is transformational leadership. It is an essential set of strategies and approaches to get people to shift from the inside out. Today’s guest is Christopher Redhage, Co-Founder, and Partner at ProviderTrust. Inc Magazine ranked its company #3715 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. ProviderTrust is a healthcare software resource providing a simple solution for storing, managing, and monitoring required healthcare credentials. Christopher shares his insights on transformational leadership and why it matters. We talk about the everyday management oversights that get in the way of leading your people. Discover more about transformational leadership so you can lead powerfully. Get the show notes for Transformational Leadership Lessons From a Pro Athlete with Chris Redhage at ProviderTrust Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #ChrisRedhage with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttChrisRedhage #transformationalleaderhship #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode835 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 ##transformationalleaderhship Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/6/202225 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Great Resignation with Amit Kothari

For months now, companies have been navigating a new era of work. It is called “the great resignation.” It is not a problem you can afford to ignore. Let’s look at the drivers of the great resignation and develop a plan to move forward. Today’s guest is Amit Kothari, Executive Coach at Kothari Leadership Enterprises, LLC. Kothari Leadership & Business Advisory provides executive coaching focused on leadership and achieving business results. Amit and I look at the fundamental elements behind the great resignation. You will be surprised by some of the data and principles driving the mass exodus at all companies. Discover how you can attract and keep top talent. Let the great resignation be a problem your competitors have to overcome. Get the show notes for The Great Resignation with Amit Kothari Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #AmitKothari with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAmitKothari #TheGreatResignation #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode834 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 #KothariLeadershipEnterprises Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/4/202224 minutes, 42 seconds
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Building a Strong Remote Culture with Ryan Malone at Smart Bug Media

Flexibility at work is the new standard and remote teams are not going away. You have likely been talking about keeping a strong remote culture over the last few months. It is a challenge that many leaders face and requires new thinking. A strong remote culture will allow you to keep your people connected and appreciated through this phase of work. Today’s guest is Ryan Malone, Co-Founder & CEO at SmartBug Media. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2638 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. SmartBug Media is the Intelligent Inbound marketing agency that assists businesses in growing revenue. Ryan and I talk about what it takes to create a strong remote culture. We talked about the challenges of working remotely and keeping the culture aligned. Discover the principles that allow you to have a strong remote culture. Get the show notes for Building a Strong Remote Culture with Ryan Malone at Smart Bug Media Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #RyanMalone with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttRyanMalone #StrongRemoteCulture #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode833 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 #IntelligentInboundMarketing Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
1/3/202223 minutes, 4 seconds
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Hiring the Best People Starts with Your Values with Derek Weber at goBRANDgo!

The job market today is very competitive. It may be tempting to hire people that are less than optimal. However, hiring the best employees is the cornerstone of a powerful culture and long-term growth. Many companies say that talented people have kept them in the game through all the tough times. Hiring the best employees is not just a strategy. It is THE strategy. Today’s guest is Derek Weber, President and Co-Founder at goBRANDgo!. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4827 on the 2020 Inc 5000 list. goBRANDgo! is a marketing company for mid-sized privately held B2B companies. Derek shares why hiring the best employees has contributed to their fast-growth and developing customer value. He shares the mistakes he has made in his journey of leadership. Discover the core principles of hiring the best employees. Get the show notes for Hiring the Best People Starts with Your Values with Derek Weber at goBRANDgo! Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #DerekWeber with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttDerekWeber #HiringTheBestEmployees #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode832 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 #MarketingCompany #B2BCompanies Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/30/202126 minutes, 3 seconds
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Investing in Your Employees for Rapid Growth with Ed Buckley at Peerfit

Investing in your employees is not just smart business. It is essential. When you have the right strategies for employee growth, the whole company benefits - including the bottom line. Discover how investing in employees can create more growth for your company. Today’s guest is Ed Buckley, Chairman and CEO at Peerfit. Inc Magazine ranked his company #140 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Peerfit is the market leader in connecting employers and carriers with innovative fitness experiences. Ed and I talk about investing in your employees. We share what is working and what isn’t. Ed has created a fantastic team. He knows investing in your employees has been a massive factor in growth. Get the show notes for Investing in Your Employees for Rapid Growth with Ed Buckley at Peerfit Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #EdBuckley with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttEdBuckley #InvestingInYourEmployees #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode831 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 #InnovativeFitnessExperience Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/28/202120 minutes, 36 seconds
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Creating a Culture of Humility with Fred Kneip at CyberGRX

Culture is an essential part of company performance. One aspect of that is to create a culture of humility. Leaders that know the power of being humble tend to lead others to be more humble. Today’s guest is Fred Kneip, Founder and CEO at CyberGRX. Inc Magazine ranked his company #97 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. CyberGRX provides the a comprehensive third-party cyber risk management platform to cost-effectively identify, assess, mitigate and monitor an enterprise’s risk exposure across its entire partner ecosystem. Fred gives you his take on a culture of humility. He is a firm believer in how being humble is a powerful trait for growth. Discover the keys to a culture of humility. Get the show notes for Creating a Culture of Humility with Fred Kneip at CyberGRX Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #FredKneip with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttFredKneip #CultureofHumility #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode830 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 #cyberriskmanagementplatform Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/27/202121 minutes, 12 seconds
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Put Culture First for Fast Growth with Chris Crosby at Compass Datacenters

Many leaders know the importance of people. When leaders put culture first, the people feel it. My coaching experiences with founders and CEOs of fast-growth companies give me an inside view how they over-index on culture. Today’s guest is Chris Crosby, Founder and CEO at Compass Datacenters. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1193 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Compass Datacenters builds and operates modular data centers providing dedicated customer solutions where they need them. Chris talks about how to put culture first. We talk about why culture matters even more in this challenging time. When you put culture first, it creates new growth opportunities. Get the show notes for Put Culture First for Fast Growth with Chris Crosby at Compass Datacenters Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #ChrisCrosby with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttChrisCrosby #Put Culture First #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode829 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 #ModularDataCenters Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/23/202118 minutes, 56 seconds
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Creating a Place People Love to Come to Work with Sunny Lowe at Blue Jean Networks

Let’s be honest we have all had jobs where it is a chore to go to work. I hope you have had the experience of working in a place where you love to come to work. You can likely guess which environment has the most engaged and passionate people. Today’s guest is Sunny Lowe, President and CEO at Blue Jean Networks,LLC. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4828 on the 2020 Inc 5000 list. Blue Jean Networks provides audited managed IT support for companies needing reliable, process-driven strategies. Sunny shares how to create a place where people love to come to work. We look beyond culture to understand how to connect with people. When people love to come to work, the energy is different from places where people work out of responsibility. Get the show notes for Creating a Place People Love to Come to Work with Sunny Lowe at Blue Jean Networks Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #SunnyLowe with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttSunnyLowe #PeopleLoveToComeToWork #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode828 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 #BlueJeanNetworks Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/21/202119 minutes, 2 seconds
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High-growth Cultures Drive Customer Value with Brett Galloway at AttackIQ

Many people believe culture is essential to work and perform at your best. Leaders that understand high-growth cultures will have an advantage over their peers. Today’s guest is Brett Galloway, CEO at AttackIQ. AttackIQ, a leading independent vendor of breach and attack simulation solutions, built the industry’s first Security Optimization Platform for continuous security control validation and improving security program effectiveness and efficiency. Brett talks about the need for high-growth cultures. We look at what gets in the way of culture. Get the show notes for High-growth Cultures Drive Customer Value with Brett Galloway at AttackIQ Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #BrettGalloway with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttBrettGalloway #HighGrowthCultures #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode827 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 #SecurityOptimizationPlatform Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/20/202121 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Challenges Going from Founder to CEO with Joel Trammell at Khorus Software

Not every founder is meant to be the CEO of their company. Going from founder to CEO takes new skillsets, and some founders aren’t willing to do the work. Today’s guest is Joel Trammell, founder and CEO at Khorus Software. Khorus provides a software-based management system for CEOs to optimize the performance and alignment of their organizations. Joel and I discuss the challenges of going from founder to CEO. This transition gives many founders trouble, mainly due to blind spots. Joel shares his ideas about going from founder to CEO so you can make the shift. Get the show notes for The Challenges Going from Founder to CEO with Joel Trammell at Khorus Software Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #JoelTrammell with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJoelTrammell #GoingfromFoundertoCEO #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode826 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/16/202120 minutes, 50 seconds
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Cultural Transformation to Drive Growth with Brittany Burns at Simpler Trading

Cultural transformation is more straightforward when the company is smaller. As the company grows, any changes in culture can be complicated. Today’s guest is Brittany Burns, CEO at Simpler Trading. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3856 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Simpler Trading, assembled a team of successful trading experts knowledgeable in Options, Stocks, Forex, and Futures with over 100 years of combined market experience to create effective trainings to help you improve your trades. Brittany talks about cultural transformation and how it relates to company growth. We talk about leadership’s job in growth. This story is a powerful example of cultural transformation that allows you behind the scenes. Get the show notes for Cultural Transformation to Drive Growth with Brittany Burns at Simpler Trading Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #BrittanyBurns with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttBrittanyBurns   #CulturalTransformation #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode825 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 #TransformationalLeadership Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/14/202120 minutes, 54 seconds
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Improve Employee Engagement With Core Values with Labinot Avdiu at Medication Management Partners

Lots of things can get in the way of company growth. The time to improve employee engagement is worth it because people are the path to scaling. Today’s guest is Labinot Avdiu, CEO at Medication Management Partners. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4791 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Medication Management Partners, is a pharmacy service providing medication management solutions to assisted living, memory care, and behavioral health facilities. Labinot gives you insights on how to improve employee engagement. He shares what comes before engagement. If you are on a journey to improve employee engagement, this is the episode for you. Get the show notes for Improve Employee Engagement With Core Values with Labinot Avdiu at Medication Management Partners Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #LabinotAvdiu with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttLabinotAvdiu #ImproveEmployeeEngagement #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode824 #GTTepisodes #Inc2021 #MedicationManagementSolutions Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/13/202120 minutes, 53 seconds
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Becoming the Best Leader You Can Be with Jordan Passman at Score a Score

Most entrepreneurs are so focused on executing their strategy that they don’t think much about expanding their leadership capacity. Becoming the best leader you can be is one of the most critical paths to success. The journey to be the best leader is filled with fulfillment too. Today’s guest is Jordan Passman, CEO and Founder at Score a Score. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4930 on the 2020 Inc 5000 list. Score a Score, is a music company specializing in original music for global advertising, including ad campaigns and movie trailers. Jordan shares his journey to becoming the best leader he can be. We look at what gets in the way of leadership. Check out my invitation to become the best leader you can be. Get the show notes for Becoming the Best Leader You Can Be with Jordan Passman at Score-a-Score Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #JordanPassman with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJordanPassman #BestLeader #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode823 #GTTepisodes #Podcasts #Inc2021 #MusicCompany Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/9/202122 minutes, 24 seconds
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Hiring Slow and Firing Fast with Tanner Milne at Menlo Group

You have likely heard the adage of “hiring slow.” Well, it is still working now, just as it always has. Even with the markets being employee-driven, hiring slow is essential. Today’s guest is Tanner Milne, President & Founder at Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4973 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate is a full-service commercial real estate brokerage that services the industrial, retail, child care, and general, medical and dental office markets in the metropolitan Phoenix area. Tanner and I look at why hiring slow is still vital to company growth. He shares with you the process they use and why it works. Get the show notes for Hiring Slow and Firing Fast with Tanner Milne at Menlo Group Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #TannerMilne with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttTannerMilne #HiringSlow #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode822 #GTTepisodes #Podcasts #Inc2021 #CommercialRealEstateBrokerage Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
12/7/202122 minutes, 17 seconds
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Fast-Growth Companies are Values-driven with Brian Hudson at Avant Healthcare Professionals

Company core values may seem trivial to companies. However, being a values-driven organization is a big part of how successful companies scale effectively. Today’s guest is Brian Hudson, Senior Vice President at Avant Healthcare Professionals. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3074 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Avant Healthcare Professionals is a health care staffing specialist providing internationally educated registered nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists. Brian shares his insights on being a values-driven organization. He gives you strategies and explains why this is so important. Discover new ways your company can be values-driven.
12/2/202120 minutes, 5 seconds
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Leading the Journey to a Niched Company with Tim Brown at Hook Agency

One idea that is often debated is how to focus your company in the right direction. I am a firm believer in creating a niched company. It aligns people, processes, and products to one audience. I have helped many companies grow fast with this one strategy. Today’s guest is Tim Brown, Founder and CEO at Hook Agency. Hook Agency create compelling websites for people and drive traffic through Search Engine Optimization)and conversion through Conversion Rate Optimization. Tim was a client of mine that embraced the idea of a niched company. It took a while to transition to a niched company, but the success he has had of late is impressive. We look at strategies that he used to get there. Get the show notes for Leading the Journey to a Niched Company with Tim Brown at Hook Agency Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #TimBrown with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttTimBrown #NichedCompany #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode819 #GTTepisodes #Podcasts #SEO #SmallBusinessMarketing Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/30/202123 minutes, 13 seconds
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Improving Your Culture with Matthew Greer at Digital Marketing Services

Many strategies define an organization. None is more critical in the long term than improving your culture. Leaders who understand the power of culture will tell you that creating an environment for supportive and challenging employees is essential. Today’s guest is Matthew Greer, CEO/CTO at Digital Marketing Services. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4374 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Digital Marketing Services, Inc. specializes in the deployment of Market Asset Management Systems (MAMS) that automate the tedious tasks found in a marketing department. Matthew and I share the strategies for improving your culture to get your people ready for growth. When you get the right culture, your job as a leader will be so much easier. But let me be direct improving your culture will challenge every part of your leadership capabilities. Get the show notes for Improving Your Culture with Matthew Greer at Digital Marketing Services Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #MatthewGreer with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttMatthewGreer #ImprovingYourCulture #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode818 #GTTepisodes #Podcasts #Inc2021 #MarketAssetManagementSystems Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/29/202122 minutes, 48 seconds
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Driving Flexibility at Work in Today's Workplace with Tom Shea at OneStream Software

The shifts in the last eighteen months due to work from home have changed the minds of millions. Flexibility at work is not a strategy; it is a must in the future of work. Today’s guest is Tom Shea, CEO at OneStream Software. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1527 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. OneStream provides seamless integration with SAP ERP systems. Tom takes on the hot topic of today, which is flexibility at work. We discuss why this is not a trend but a way of life. Tune in to understand how to make flexibility at work benefit the company and the employee. Get the show notes for Driving Flexibility at Work in Today's Workplace with Tom Shea at OneStream Software Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #TomShea with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttTomShea #FlexibilityAtWork #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode817 #GTTepisodes #Podcasts #Inc2021 #FinancialDataQuality Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/25/202122 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Values of the Company are the Glue that Binds Us at Jeff Oskin at Forcivity

Every leadership book agrees on one fundamental idea. The values of the company must be front and center every day. You may hear them say “operationalize your values” or “living your values,” either way, they are essential. Today’s guest is Jeff Oskin, CEO at Forcivity. Inc Magazine ranked his company #359 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Forcivity is a full-service Salesforce Implementation and ISV partner, who can help you with anything from simple implementation to complex architecture. Jeff and I have a deep look at the values of the company and how they work to unite the team. When you have a values-driven organization, you have a more aligned group. Jeff believes wholeheartedly in the power of living the values of the company. Get the show notes for The Values of the Company are the Glue that Binds Us at Jeff Oskin at Forcivity Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #JeffOskin with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttJeffOskin #ValuesoftheCompany #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode816 #GTTepisodes #Podcasts #Inc2021 #ISVpartner Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/23/202120 minutes, 5 seconds
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Get Full Buy-in from Employees to Serve Your Customers with Daniel Catullo at Perishable Shipping Solutions

You don’t just hire people to do some work if you want to grow fast. You need buy-in from employees that is deeper than just the trade of time for money. Today’s guest is Daniel Catullo, Chief Customer Officer and Co-founder at Perishable Shipping Solutions. Inc Magazine ranked his company #177 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Perishable Shipping Solutions provides temperature-controlled e-commerce order fulfillment services for foods and beverages. Daniel gives you the strategies of getting buy-in from employees. We talk about the importance of this idea. Daniel has proven that buy-in from employees is a considerable part of company growth. Get the show notes for Get Full Buy-in from Employees to Serve Your Customers with Daniel Catullo at Perishable Shipping Solutions Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #DanielCatullo with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttDanielCatullo #BuyinFromEmployees #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode815 #GTTepisodes #Podcasts #Inc2021 #FulfillmentServices Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/22/202120 minutes, 37 seconds
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Culture is the Personality of the Company with Marc Betesh at Visual Lease

Culture is more than a business buzzword. Discover how you can improve the personality of the company in this interview. Today’s guest is Marc Betesh, CEO and Founder at Visual Lease. Inc Magazine ranked his company #941 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Visual Lease brings together powerful tools and expert services to help you handle complex scenarios and take advantage of every opportunity. Marc gives us why he believes culture is the personality of the company. We look beyond the normal aspects of culture. Get the show notes for Culture is the Personality of the Company with Marc Betesh at Visual Lease Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #MarcBetesh with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttMarcBetesh #PersonalityOfTheCompany #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode814 #GTTepisodes #Podcasts #Inc2021 #LeaseManagement Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/18/202121 minutes, 54 seconds
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Why Values Drive Growth with Steve McQuin at Farwell

Growth is a by-product of other things working inside our businesses. Those other things are not always clear to leaders. I have seen companies that make company core values a central part of the business grow faster than their peers. Values drive growth because they align people. Today’s guest is Steve McQuin, Co-Founder, President and CIO at FarWell. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4732 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. FarWell provides project execution services while being strategically prepared to manage and sustain change. Steve gives us his perspectives on why values drive growth. Discover the unique approaches they use to align people to their company core values. Get the show notes for Why Values Drive Growth with Steve McQuin at Farwell Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #SteveMcQuin with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttSteveMcQuin #ValuesDriveGrowth #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode813 #GTTepisodes #Podcasts #Inc2021 #CoreValues Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/16/202122 minutes, 54 seconds
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From Start-Up to Grown-Up with Alisa Cohn

The journey of every start-up takes many turns. Not all of them will be successful. Since this podcast is dedicated to growth and leadership, our special guest is an expert on both. Today we have Alisa Cohn, the author of Start-Up to Grown-Up, published by Kogan Page. She is named a top start-up coach. We have a ton in common, so this interview is so much fun. Alisa is wicked smart and shares actionable insights in this interview. Her book, Start-Up to Grown-Up, is fantastic. Join us for a unique conversation on leadership for start-ups. Get the show notes for From Start-Up to Grown-Up with Alisa Cohn Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #AlisaCohn with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttAlisaCohn #Startup #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode812 #GTTepisodes #Podcasts #BestSellingAuthor #GlobalCEOCoach Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/15/202130 minutes, 42 seconds
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Great Company Cultures Drive Impact in Many Ways with Brian Mize at Ad Victoriam Solutions

Businesses are struggling to find talented people and retain the right people. Great company cultures attract and keep the right people. Today’s guest is Brian Mize, President at Ad Victoriam Solutions. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2880 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Ad Victoriam is a Salesforce® and MuleSoft® Partner that provides multi-cloud consulting services, from strategy to implementation. Brian believes that great company cultures drive growth. The techniques that work for culture are sometimes counter-intuitive. Discover how great company cultures create new opportunities. Get the show notes for Great Company Cultures Drive Impact in Many Ways with Brian Mize at Ad Victoriam Solutions Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #BrianMize with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttBrianMize #Great Company Cultures #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode811 #GTTepisodes #Podcasts #IncList2021  Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/11/202123 minutes, 13 seconds
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Putting Employee-First is Everything with Sean McGraw at FOR Energy

Most leaders would likely say that customers are more important than employees. I have read the books that tell you that a customer-first strategy is what works. However, fast-growth companies operate differently. They believe in putting employees first. Today’s guest is Sean McGraw, Founder at FOR Energy. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1982 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. FOR Energy is a full-service residential energy company serving Arizona, Nevada, Florida, New Jersey, and South Carolina. They help homeowners reduce their energy costs through solar power and energy efficiency. Sean shares his reasons why putting employees first drives growth. Discover the shifts he made that have made the most significant impact in terms of putting employees first. Get the show notes for Putting Employee-First is Everything with Sean McGraw at FOR Energy Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #SeanMcGraw with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttSeanMcGraw #PuttingEmployeesFirst #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode810 #GTTepisodes #Podcasts #IncList2021  Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/9/202121 minutes, 41 seconds
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Leading Through Challenges with Steve Latham at Banyan Hills Technologies

Every business goes through difficult times. Leading through challenges is part of the job. Discover the strategies that will help you be a more effective leader. Today’s guest is Steve Latham, CEO and Founder at Banyan Hills Technologies. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4651 on the 2020 Inc 5000 list. Banyan Hills Technologies is an IoT company and a trusted partner for innovative software solutions. Steve gives you his strategies when leading through challenges. We look at what happens during the hard moments of leadership. This interview will help you when you are leading through challenges. Get the show notes for Leading Through Challenges with Steve Latham at Banyan Hills Technologies Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #NourBaki with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttSteveLatham #LeadingThroughChallenges #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode809 #GTTepisodes #Podcasts #IncList2021 #IoTCompany Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/8/202125 minutes, 6 seconds
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Investing in Your People to Fuel Growth with Nour Baki at InstaFuel

To invest or not invest. Investing in your people is a big decision. The real issue here is that it depends on where you are in the growth of your company. But for nearly all of the companies I see, they must be investing the right way. When you are investing in your people, you want to make sure it is more than just traditional training that gets certifications and technology tools. Today’s guest is Nour Baki, Co-Founder at Instafuel. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1298 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Instafuel is the most innovative way to improve efficiency and increase profitability within your fleet. Nour gives his reasons for investing in your people. We look beyond the traditional methods companies are doing it. Get the show notes for Investing in Your People to Fuel Growth with Nour Baki at InstaFuel Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #NourBaki with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttNourBaki #InvestingInYourPeople #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode808 #GTTepisodes #Podcasts #IncList2021 #MobileFuelingServices Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/4/202121 minutes, 34 seconds
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Leading a Hybrid Team with Bill Austin & Associates

The future of work has changed. Most organizations will never go back to 100 percent back to the office. It would help if you learned the power of leading a hybrid team. Today's guest is Bill Austin, President at Bill Austin & Associates. Inc Magazine ranked his company #4124 on the 2020 Inc 5000 list. Bill Austin & Associates, Provides system engineering services for heavy-duty systems, which is also called information engineering. Bill shares how he is leading a hybrid team during today's challenges. We discuss the key elements of accountability with remote workers. When you understand leading a hybrid team, you have a better chance of leading your company to the next level. Get the show notes for Leading a Hybrid Team with Bill Austin & Associates Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #BillAustin with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttBillAustin #LeadingAHybrid #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode807 #GTTepisodes #Podcasts #IncList2021 #SystemEngineering Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
11/2/202120 minutes, 29 seconds