how to

046: Leveraging Your Story for Team Cohesion with Hasani X

“What are you fighting for?”  According to Hasani X, the answer to this question sets the foundation for everything you do.  But people need to know and hear this story in order to be compelled to work with you on a team or do business with you.  In this episode, Hasani, a communications and performance expert, shares the people, processes and tools he leverages to help his clients dramatically transform their businesses and team dynamics through storytelling.  He also shares how a personal tragedy led him to pivot from building businesses to building people.

Special Guest: Hasani X, Chief Storyteller at Lead Your Story

Location:  Columbia, SC  USA

Show Notes:

Related Episodes:

  • Episode 011: The Benefits of Backpacking on Your Small Business (Tim Walter’s story)
  • Episode 017: How Traveling Can Lead to Self-Discovery and Business Evolution (Keith Finger’s story)
  • Episode 043: Becoming an Online Influencer with Heather Havenwood
  • Episode 045: Using Organization Design to Drive Innovation with Ron Carucci

Subscribe for FREE on Your Favorite Podcast Platform:

    

045: Using Organization Design to Drive Innovation with Ron Carucci

“Fail fast doesn’t mean pray and spray,” warns Ron Carucci when asked about companies who rush to market without due diligence and suffer from “EBITDA addiction.”  Ron has a 30-year track record helping organizations articulate and execute strategies that lead to accelerated growth.  In this episode, he shares two examples that demonstrate how he uses organization design to encourage clarity-driven innovation.  He also discusses the three ways to organize work and explains why your work, your people and your technologies must be integrated to stay ahead. 

Special Guest: Ron Carucci, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Navalent

Location: Seattle, WA  USA

Show Notes:

Related Episodes:

  • Episode 018: How AI Technology Can Scale Your Small Business
  • Episode 029: Minimizing Risk with Decision Science
  • Episode 034: Developing a Business Strategy for Sustainable Growth

Subscribe for FREE on Your Favorite Podcast Platform:

    

044: Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce with Alissa Carpenter

When Alissa Carpenter worked in higher education, she became inundated with students confiding that their happy exterior was a façade.  Troubled by this growing trend, she started a company aptly named Everything’s Not Ok and That’s Ok to specifically bridge communication gaps across generations, job functions, and geographies in various organizations.  In this episode, Alissa describes how she supports companies with a multi-generational workforce in leading necessary changes in an organization’s structure

Special Guest: Alissa Carpenter, CEO of Everything’s Not OK and That’s OK

Location: Philadelphia, PA  USA

Show Notes:

 

Related Episodes:

  • Episode 009: Business Coaching vs. Consulting – 9 Tips for Choosing the Right Type of Guidance
  • Episode 035: Positioning Front Line Leadership for Success
  • Episode 039: Using Processes for Structure & Consistent Results with Paul Nicholaides

Subscribe for FREE on Your Favorite Podcast Platform:

    

042: Automating the Sales Process with Tim Bornholdt

As an app developer, Tim Bornholdt is no stranger to process automation.  Yet it wasn’t until he “put up a mirror” to his own company’s sales process, that he realized they were losing sales as a result of different people doing the same work in different ways.  So he automated the sales process leading to service consistency, better tracking and ultimately increased sales conversion.  Listen as he shares tips on selecting the right people and technologies to leverage during the process automation journey.

Special Guest: Tim Bornholdt, Partner at The Jed Mahonis Group

Location: St. Louis Park, MN  USA

Show Notes:

 

Related Episodes:

  • Episode 008: The Lean Methodology: What It Is & How to Apply It To Your Small Business
  • Episode 018: How AI Technology Can Scale Your Business
  • Episode 030: Connecting Your Software for Maximum Productivity

Subscribe for FREE on Your Favorite Podcast Platform:

    

040: Lowering Overhead and Increasing Revenue with Forrest Tuff

“When you call yourself the CEO, you have to make hard decisions.”  This is how Forrest Tuff describes the revelation that led to him redefining what success is at his film production company.  In this episode, he describes the two specific actions he took to reduce overhead that radically transformed his business model.  Find out how this transformation also increased his company’s operating capacity as well as competitive advantage leading to greater agility, revenue and profitability.

Special Guest: Forrest Tuff, CEO of One Vision Productions

Location: Atlanta, GA  USA

Show Notes:

Related Episodes:

Subscribe on Your Favorite Podcast Platform:

    

039: Using Processes for Structure & Consistent Results with Paul Nicholaides

In this first episode of Season 4, Paul Nicholaides shares an example of how he used processes to help a fast-growing company scale without compromising their culture.  He specifically explains how he helped shape his client’s business infrastructure based on their value chain and processes.  Processes are a valuable component of business infrastructure because as Paul says, “Without it, there is chaos and people will produce different results.”    He also debunks the popular belief that processes are only for large enterprises and stresses that, to be effective, processes must be purposeful, relevant and continuously improved.  Discover the important lesson Paul says he learned from this experience as well as the two fundamental things he says are needed to sustain processes.

Special Guest: Paul Nicholaides, Principal Consultant/Managing Partner at Tanic.

Location: Leeds, England 

Show Notes:

 

Related Episodes:

  • Episode 002: My Business is Small…Why Does It Need Business Infrastructure?
  • Episode 024: Driving Faster with Business Infrastructure
  • Episode 035: Positioning Front Line Leadership for Success
  • Episode 037: Leveraging Culture to Drive Business Transformation
  • Episode 038: Building Business Infrastructure for Scale (includes soundbites from Paul)

 

Subscribe on Your Favorite Podcast Platform: