090: How Strong Core Values Builds a Stronger Core Team

 

 

What would it be like to have a 24/7 coach for each of your team members?

On this week’s podcast episode we talk about how you can achieve this.

Core value statements serve as a 24/7 coach to your team members, providing practical guidance for how you and your team show up for one another, and how you handle your clients and...

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089: Being clear on your Mission, Vision, and Values

 In this week’s podcast episode, we dig into two essential leadership decisions in business, creating a compelling why and a clear what to build a team you love. But before you can define these, you need to be clear on your mission, vision, and values.

Why does this matter? Without defining your business's...

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088: Hiring Team Members - Cost or Investment?

 

 

Hiring is a business cost that I can't afford right now. 

In this week’s episode , we get to the problem faced the most by solopreneurs building their very first team, the cost.  

Let us ask you, what kind of cost is hiring? 

Do you look at a gym membership as just a cost? or an investment in your future...

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087: The hidden costs of doing everything yourself

 

 

What does it cost you to do something yourself?

In today’s podcast episode we do a deep dive on this question. The bottom line is that as the leader of your organization, doing something you don't like or are not good at is the largest expense to your company, bar none. This is because there's 10 times more energy and time...

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086: How Collaboration leads to a win-win for leaders and teams

 

“Here's the deadline and this is how I want you to do it.  And if you don't do it the way I want, you may have to do it over and over until it’s right.”

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As a team member, there's nothing more de-motivating than this.

A+ talent will not hang around to find out what the next job is and the step by step...

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When the Reflection isn’t Flattering

Perhaps you remember the Fun House mirrors at the local carnival.  

Some mirrors made you appear taller, others shorter or wider.  

Distorting your face or legs in weirdly odd ways.  

Perspective is hard to grasp when the reflections cannot be trusted.  

Time away also provides needed...

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085: Charting a New Path following a Founder | J.R. Howard | UPIC Solutions

 

 

Six years ago, Winston Faircloth stepped down from the technology organization he helped to build over a 15 year period.  As a founder, one of the hardest things you can do is to “let your baby go”.  

Yet, the prior 12 months had been filled with turmoil and internal discord -- it was no longer fun,...

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Why we connect to stories and how we can use them in our businesses

Once upon a time….

Four words that have a big impact on each of us. Immediately we are drawn into the possibilities or the memories those words bring to mind.

We were created for stories. When we engage in a story, our brains actually play along and interpret our being INSIDE the story. 

But in business, we don’t typically talk...

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084: UNLOCK Innovation

 

 

In the Indian fable about the blind men who each touched a different part of the element, we aren’t surprised to see that an argument breaks out. Each man trusted his own perception to guide him. Until someone with sight coached them on their error, they made assumptions about the whole.

Within an organization, leaders can...

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You don’t have to be cruel to be kind

Back in the late 70s, teens danced along with a pop favorite, “You have to be cruel to be kind.” 

The band got it wrong. 

As a 1 Corinthians 13 leader, leaders need to be kind but not cruel. 

I get where the song is coming from. Sometimes you do have to plainly lay out the honest truth. For example, at a recent team...

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