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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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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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083: Showing Up as You, Inc.

 

 

The impact of the pandemic over this past year has hit everyone. While no one would argue that healthcare and frontline workers have felt it the hardest, the next largest industry might just be the change management professionals.  

These individuals have worked for years to persuade businesses and teams to embrace...

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082: Not hiring a team comes at a great cost

 

 

Comic strips and funny stories abound with humorous anecdotes about clogged sinks and how homeowners make things worse before calling in a professional to fix the problem. 

There’s a reason they are funny. 

Because it’s a universal experience. 

We have a problem. We think we can fix it. Only to discover...

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Episode 081: You can afford to hire help early in your biz

 

 

Whether it’s a home improvement weekend adventure, a quick renovation, or flooring or paint refresh, Americans love DIY projects. 

In fact, in 2020 the total sales of all 3 types of home improvement stores totaled more than $450 billion dollars.

And HGTV’s website attracts an average of 10.2 million visitors each...

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Episode 080: Why there’s Two I’s in Team

 

 It’s easy for businesses to get caught up in the day-to-day and not look at the current trends and how things are shifting and changing. 

But when that happens, big names like Blockbuster and Kodak go the way of dinosaurs and buffalo. 

To stay current, you have to be aware of fundamental shifts in how businesses...

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Episode 079: Hiring for Cultural Add, Not Fit

 

 

There are around 400,000 different flowering plants, over 60,000 tree species, and 8.7 million species of animals! 

Clearly God designed, created, and appreciates variety. 

All too often in business, though, new employees get hired based on cultural fit which can lead to hiring team members who think the same, act the...

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078: Evolving an Employee-First AND Client-First Culture (Craig Wood)

 

 

The 1980s were filled with money-hungry firms who were getting rich at all costs. As my podcast guest, Craig Wood, mentions in our interview, that was reflected in the entertainment of the time. Like fictional Wallstreet character, Gordon Gekko, who famously stated, “Greed is good.” 

But Craig’s...

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077: Collaboration Not Delegation (part 2)

 

 

Did you start your business to keep track of the bookkeeping? Or to become a marketing expert? Or write all the copy? Or maybe you looked forward to taking care of the mail and holding meetings? 

Probably not. 

If I had to guess, I’d say that you started your business because you were passionate about providing a...

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Episode 076: Collaboration, Not Delegation

 

 

From movies to concerts or sports - everywhere you look in the field of entertainment, you see how specialists come together to create a whole that’s better than its parts. 

Those specialists aren’t order-takers. They’re captains of their own work...even when that work is part of someone else’s whole....

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