If there are two qualities every small-business owner needs, it’s perseverance and the willingness to grow slowly. And this week’s featured guest could be a poster child for both. EntreLeader Danielle Ontiveros, CEO of Grab the Gold, joins us to discuss her company’s journey to becoming a national brand and how even a hurricane couldn’t stop her from building her business. EntreLeadership host Ken Coleman shares his thoughts on perseverance too, along with answering listeners’ mail.
If you’re struggling to recruit talent, listen in. Because according to this week’s guest, Adam Braun, your traditional candidate pool is about to get a lot deeper. The founder of Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit that builds elementary schools in third-world nations, has recently launched a new form of higher education. MissionU is an alternative to college that teaches students the hard and soft skills they need to thrive in any 21st century career. And did we mention that every student graduates without being saddled with debt? This is a fascinating conversation that explores a rising trend you can’t ignore.
In a recent study of CEOs, it was found that the highest predictor of success is knowing your own strengths and weaknesses. And on this week’s episode, we have the perfect person to help you become more self-aware. Best-selling author and psychologist Ian Morgan Cron joins us to discuss the Enneagram personality type system, which gives insight on who you are, how you think and feel, and why you act the way you do. If you are a leader or want to be one some day, don’t miss this episode.
Author and serial entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz joins us to discuss his principles for turning businesses from cash-eating monsters to money-making machines. Mike offers a simple cash-management solution that helps companies become permanently profitable and breaks the cycle of the day-to-day struggle to survive. Also on board, we’re interviewing EntreLeader Alex Andronic of Andronics Construction Company. Alex shares his journey from surviving to thriving.
When it comes to your business, you get things done—no matter what it takes. It’s just part of your DNA. But there is a cost to pay when you work nonstop, and it’s usually your family and health. So how do you win at work without losing at home? Ramsey Personality and Certified Business Coach Christy Wright joins the podcast to share her tips on life balance. Check it out.
In today’s business world, where job hopping is as common as beards on hipsters, how do you keep your workforce from leaving? Ryan Deiss, founder and CEO of DigitalMarketer, stops by the studio to share how he builds loyalty and keeps turnover low. The answer may not be what you think. It goes back to a practice that was used hundreds of years ago but is still applicable today.
As the CEO of one of the fastest growing financial firms in America, Patrick Bet-David knows business, especially when it comes to rapid growth. This entrepreneur joins us this week to share his tips on expanding a company, plus his own story of escaping Iran as a child, spending time in a refugee camp, and coming to America. This is an episode you don’t want to miss!
It’s an enemy we all face—wrecking careers, impeding learning, and running companies into the ground. This week’s guest, entrepreneur and best-selling author Ryan Holiday, joins us to discuss how to keep your ego in check in this age of “It’s all about me.” This is a must-listen for anyone who wants to succeed. Also on tap, EntreLeadership Vice President Daniel Tardy stops by to share tips on getting more things done in less time.
Scott Belsky, author of Making Ideas Happen and co-founder of Behance Inc., reveals his top tips for prioritizing your energy and keeping your team fired up while you’re in the trenches, fighting to make your dream a reality. Also on this episode, Brian Mayfield, Sr. Vice President of Ramsey Media, uncovers why the real work in sales begins after you’ve closed a deal.
Ideas are easy. But getting people to support them? That’s a whole different ballgame according to this week’s guest, Adam Grant. The awarding-winning Wharton professor, best-selling author and organizational psychologist joins the show to discuss how to recognize a good idea and how leaders can build cultures that welcome dissent. Also on this episode, EntreLeader Devin Becker shares his transformation from an “accidental leader” in his family business to becoming a more confident and effective EntreLeader.
Dynamic entrepreneur and co-host of ABC’s Shark Tank Robert Herjavec knows what it takes to not only survive but also win. From escaping communism to delivering newspapers and waiting tables to building one of North America’s fastest growing technology companies, Robert’s done it all. He joins us to share his story plus insights on fighting fear, becoming a better leader, and learning to swim with sharks without being one.
What does Napoleon’s defeat, Michael Phelps’ Olympic victories and the discovery of atoms all have in common? Best-selling author Andy Andrews says they were all made (or broken) by the little things. He stops by the studio to discuss the impact of small changes and how they can make a big difference in your life too.
Want to make your team happier, more productive and ready to take on every day? Acclaimed CEO David Novak joins us to discuss a simple but powerful tool that can help you achieve that goal: recognition. Whether you’re just starting a company or have hundreds of employees, this conversation will help you bring out the best in those around you. Also on tap, Ramsey Solutions Chief Experience Officer Brian Williams stops by to share his leadership tips and how he uses the DISC Profile System to communicate with his team.
Marketing and lifestyle expert Marie Forleo joins us for a fascinating conversation on how to fight fear, be more productive, and make the most of your life. Also on tap, we’re sharing a special audio clip from best-selling business author Patrick Lencioni’s amazing keynote speech from EntreLeadership Summit 2016.
Remember the days of going to local events, handing out cards, and hoping to grab some new business? This week’s guest, Bob Beaudine, believes this kind of networking is not viable anymore because you already know everyone you need to—and it starts with your friends. As CEO of Eastman & Beaudine, Bob manages the nation’s leading executive search firm in sports/entertainment. Also on the show, Daniel Tardy, vice president of EntreLeadership, joins us to share some advice for small-business owners.
Whether in business or sports, teams that are winning all have one thing in common: a sense of purpose. Best-selling author Don Yaeger joins us to discuss how you can create one for your employees. Also on tap, we’re sharing one of the most-talked about clips of the new year: Simon Sinek talking about leading millennials. And finally, we dug into the archives for a special clip on teamwork from former NBA coach and current LSU associate coach Brendan Suhr.
If “overwhelmed” seems like the best way to describe your day, listen in. Because the leading authority on personal organization, David Allen, joins us to discuss how to get things done. This best-selling author shares new insights on personal productivity and how you can become more effective, organized and focused, plus how you can plan projects like a pro.
Ace Hardware’s CEO and President John Venhuizen joins this week’s episode to share his company’s story of successfully reinventing itself to fight against ever-increasing competition from big box stores. With more than 4,800 stores locally owned and operated across the globe, it’s wasn’t an easy job. The secret? An irrational commitment and pursuit of amazing customer service and a whole lot of excellent leadership, culture and community along the way. Whether your company is big or small, you’re going to want to listen to this conversation.
In today’s world with all of its diversions, it’s harder than ever to concentrate. But don’t give up! It’s still possible to focus intensely on cognitively demanding tasks, says this week’s featured guest, Cal Newport. The author and professor joins us to share his tips on a better way to avoid all those disruptions and transform your mind and habits.
It’s been estimated that more than 80% of our time awake is spent on autopilot, leading to a life of missed moments and even less enjoyment at home and at work. This week’s guest, Chris Baréz-Brown, is on a mission to help us escape that routine. The inspirational speaker, author and business beatnik joins us to share his tips on how to feel more conscious, joyful and inspired, and how to avoid missing what matters most.
Life is a series of negotiations. And in this week’s episode, we’re going to show how to be the best at it with the help of a former FBI international hostage negotiator. Chris Voss joins us to share effective tactics and strategies you can use to become more persuasive in both your professional and personal life and how to solve business communication challenges with these hostage negotiation techniques.
We’re taking a look back at 2016 by sharing clips from our favorite podcast episodes of the year based on the number of downloads and feedback from our listeners. We’re also featuring our top five EntreLeadership tools.
Want to make 2017 the best year yet? Then listen in, because organizational strategist, social innovator and executive coach Steve Graves joins us to share his practical steps for winning next year. Whether you are a start-up, a growing enterprise, or ready to pass the keys to the next generation, this episode is for you.
If the word innovation had a poster boy, it would be this week’s guest, Tim Ferriss. This entrepreneur, self-improvement guru, podcast host and best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek joins us to share his story. Tim discusses how to handle rejection, how to overcome fears, and why, at the end of the day, it’s never just about us. This is a fascinating conversation you don’t want to miss.
Imagine trying to lead a team without the power to hire, fire or promote. Even tougher? That team was the worst-performing one in its entire division. So what do you do? If you are former Naval Captain Mike Abrashoff, you focus on your leadership—not the crew’s deficiencies. His results were spectacular. Abrashoff turned the ship around and made it number one. He joins us to share his story and give some practical tips. Also on the show, EntreLeadership Coach John Felkins answers your business questions. Don’t miss these great conversations!