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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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038: Building Business Infrastructure for Scale

Alicia is the founder of Equilibria, Inc. – the world’s largest repository on business infrastructure for small businesses.  And it happened quite by accident.  In this episode, she candidly shares the story of how this came to be by weaving together the messaging of each expert featured in Season 3 while acknowledging the mistakes she’s made along the way.  In doing so, Alicia candidly describes how she created a methodology for business infrastructure and how you can implement it to position your company for growth that is manageable, sustainable and profitable.  Also included are highlights from a conversation with fellow business infrastructure expert, Paul Nicholaides who confirms the benefits of business infrastructure.  Together, they are doing their part to eliminate the knowledge gap prevalent with this unseen, yet vital business area.

Monologue by: Alicia Butler Pierre, CEO of Equilibria, Inc. and Host of Business Infrastructure Podcast

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

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BONUS: Video Introduction to the KasennuTM Methodology

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027: I.P. Protection for Business Processes

Can you keep a secret?  Your answer to this question can determine your ability to capitalize on your company’s intellectual property (I.P.).  In this episode, seasoned patent attorney Steve Wigmore breaks down the different types of I.P. using examples of well-known brands.  There is both monetary and intrinsic value in your ideas and Steve offers guidance on how to choose among trademarks, trade secrets, patents and copyrights to protect your ideas.  In fact, your I.P. is a part of your small business’ asset portfolio.  Even intangible assets, like business processes, can be protected, especially if tied to technology.  If you own a service-based business, you’ll definitely want to hear what Steve has to say!
Special Guest:  Steve Wigmore, Esq – Partner at Smith Tempel and former U.S. Patent Examiner
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Related Episodes:

      • Episode 003: Who Exactly Is Business Infrastructure For?
      • Episode 008: The Lean Methodology: What It Is & How to Apply It to Your Small Business
      • Episode 009: Business Coaching vs. Consulting: 9 Tips for Choosing the Right Type of Guidance
      • Episode 018: How AI Technology Can Scale Your Small Business

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023: Attracting Top Talent to Your Small Business

Jim Stroud is a man of many talents.  Over the past decade, he has built an expertise in sourcing and recruiting strategy, public speaking, lead generation, video production, podcasting, online research, competitive intelligence, and online community management and training.  He combines all of these skills to bring a fresh approach to help companies attract and retain top talent.

In this episode, Jim describes how to use tools like video and LinkedIn to “bait” or kickstart your sourcing process.  He shares some specific examples he used to help tech giants like Google and Microsoft’s Canada Development Center to recruit and retain quality job candidates and how you can apply these to your small business.  In fact, Jim encourages you to use your company’s smaller size and agility to further humanize your sourcing process as long as you remember to craft job descriptions from three angles.

This episode is chocked full of free and low-cost resources for you to consider using in attracting and keeping top talent as your business continues growing.  It’s definitely an episode you’ll want to download and keep for future reference.

Special Guest:  Jim Stroud, Founder & CEO of The Jim Stroud Show

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Related Episodes:

  • Episode 007: Staffing Up While Scaling Up – Tips for Getting the Help You Need When You Need It
  • Episode 009:  Business Coaching vs. Consulting – 9 Tips for Choosing the Right Type of Guidance
  • Episode 012: How to Find the Right Person for Your Process Improvement Initiative

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