leadership

059: The One Thing You Need to Know About Finding Your Voice

Be careful about the labels you put on yourself,” warns Josh Cary, “Because people are willing to validate them.” A hard, but valuable lesson he learned after spending 40 years in hiding. In this episode, Josh, a former actor turned podcaster and business coach, explains the moment he realized he was hiding his power and ability as a leader. Tune in to learn the specific people, processes, and tools he leveraged to reclaim his power and why he says it’s imperative you do the same as you lead your company through growth spurts.

Special Guest: Josh Cary, Founder & CEO – The Josh Cary Company, LLC

Location: Brick, New Jersey  USA

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Related Episodes:

  • Episode 011: The Benefits of Backpacking on Your Small Business
  • Episode 009: Business Coaching vs. Consulting: 9 Tips for Choosing the Right Type of Guidance
  • Episode 017: How Traveling Can Lead to Self-Discovery and Business Evolution

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052: The One Thing You Need to Know About Organizational Agility – Roger Nierenberg

What does an orchestra have in common with your company?  Plenty, according to Maestro Roger Nierenberg.  As CEO, you are the conductor charged with listening and leading to ensure harmonious results.  By seating your team within a live professional orchestra, Roger teaches you how to look at it “as a mirror reflecting how you want to be and how you actually are.”  In this episode, he not only defines what organizational agility is, but also shares the one thing we need to know about it in order to identify root causes of problems, adapt quickly, and perform with less chaos.  Listen as he explains how you can use your voice as an instrument to facilitate teamwork.

Special Guest: Roger Nierenberg, Founder & CEO – The Music Paradigm

Location: New York, NY  USA

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Related Episodes:

    • Episode 008: The Lean Methodology: What It Is & How to Apply It to Your Small Business
    • Episode 034: Developing a Business Strategy for Sustainable Growth
    • Episode 035: Positioning Front Line Leadership for Success
    • Episode 045: Using Organization Design to Drive Innovation with Ron Carucci

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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037: Leveraging Culture to Drive Business Transformation

Just because the word “cult” is part of “culture,” it does not mean that your company has to function like one in order to attain sustainable success.  As small businesses grow larger, the transformation into becoming more corporate can be jolting and founders and employees alike may fear losing the very essence of what makes a business so special.  In this episode, Lakeisha Poole, a workplace futurist and expert in company culture, explains how a culture rooted in open communication and fairness can actually drive transformation in a positive direction.  Culture does not have to be cult-ish, not does it have to be toxic or adversarial to get things done.  Listen as Lakeisha shares her insights as an employment lawyer in defining the: 1) “untouchables” in an organization, 2) the 3 main issues that lead to workplace breakdown, and 3) how to make ethics and inclusion-focused leadership practical and tactical.

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Related Episodes:

  • Episode 014: Dispelling 4 Common Entrepreneur Myths about Business Growth
  • Episode 023: Attracting Top Talent to Your Small Business
  • Episode 028: Managing Virtual Teams in a Freelance Economy
  • Episode 035: Positioning Front Line Leadership for Success

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