Can small changes in your mindset, motivation or methodology double your business? Absolutely, says this week’s featured guest, Brian Buffini. And this guy knows. Brian immigrated to San Diego, California, in 1986 with basically nothing. After becoming one of the nation’s top real estate agents, he founded Buffini & Company, an organization dedicated to sharing his powerful lead-generation systems with others. Today, Buffini & Company has trained more than 3 million business professionals around the world.
What makes a super leader? After 10 years of research and more than 200 interviews, best-selling author Professor Sydney Finkelstein says they share a common goal—finding, nurturing, leading and even letting go of great people. Sydney shares what he’s learned and how you can be an incredible leader too. Also on tap, we’re sharing a special panel discussion with Dave, Jim Collins and Patrick Lencioni from this spring’s EntreLeadership Summit in Dallas.
What are the top virtues of a great team player? Best-selling author Patrick Lencioni joins us to talk about the three qualities that every awesome team member exhibits and how to identify, hire, and develop ideal team players in any kind of organization. If you are a small-business owner who’s hiring, a leader, or just a someday-in-the-future entrepreneur, this is the episode for you.
We’re going extreme this week with a special conversation with ultimate leader Jocko Willink. The retired Navy SEAL, recipient of the Silver and Bronze Stars, and best-selling author shares the mind-set and principles that enable SEAL units to accomplish the most difficult missions in combat. Also on this episode, Armando Lopez, Dave’s Executive Director of HR, stops by to discuss four onboarding mistakes to avoid. And we’re honoring legendary Tennessee Lady Vols Coach Pat Summit by re-airing her talk with host Ken Coleman on how to build a championship team.
Go to lunch with one of our top leaders at Ramsey Solutions. Suzanne Simms, Executive Vice President of the Business to Consumer Division, joins host Ken Coleman for a special noontime discussion on leadership and how you can influence and lead. Also on board is EntreLeadership Coach John Felkins, who answers business questions sent in from our listeners.
Suzy Welch, co-author of the best-selling The Real-Life MBA, former editor of the Harvard Business Review, and wife of the legendary Jack Welch, joins us to talk all things business. She’s covering everything from why you need an overall strategy to best practices to working with your spouse. Also on this episode, we’re featuring a lesson from Dave on how to grow your business bigger than you.
Brian Clark, founder and CEO of Rainmaker Digital—the company behind Copyblogger, StudioPress, Synthesis, Rainmaker FM and Digital Commerce Institute—joins us to discuss content marketing strategies and how to easily connect and build a relationship with customers. Also on tap is Ramsey Solutions Personality and best-selling author Chris Hogan. He’ll walk you through the basics of delegation, with six steps that you can start today.
Delegation may be something that everyone knows about but few know how to do it well. On this week’s episode, we’re talking to someone who excels at it. Craig Groeschel is senior pastor of Life.Church, the largest church in America with 570 team members, 25 campuses and weekly average attendance of more than 70,000. It might be a church, but it’s also one of the best-run organizations in the country. Craig shares some of his top tips for leading and growing an organization, including proper delegation.
How do you lead a generation of team members who work under a totally new set of rules? Leadership expert Dr. Tim Elmore joins us to share his research and advice on leading Millennials, who now make up a full one-third of our workforce. Also on tap, we’re featuring a special conversation with Dr. Meg Meeker, best-selling author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters. Dr. Meeker gives advice on how to raise great kids and parent really well.
Every leader needs to be a great storyteller, whether they speak publicly or not. And this week’s guest, communication guru Nancy Duarte, joins us to share her tips for creating compelling, persuasive communication. Also on the episode, we’re talking to fellow great communicators Ike and Guy Eastman. The brothers are owners of Eastmans’ Publishing Company and the hosts of Eastmans’ Hunting TV. They’re discussing their journey to debt freedom.
Want to be amazed at what you can get done in a day? Business and social-media expert Claire Diaz Ortiz joins us to discuss how to design your day so you work less and achieve more. And since Claire was an early employee of Twitter, we had to get her advice on social media too. To dive deeper into social, we also talk with Branden Harvey, who helps some of the biggest brands in the world tell their stories.
What makes a great EntreLeader? Our own Daniel Tardy, vice president of EntreLeadership, joins the podcast to share his story and what he’s learned through the years about becoming a leader others will follow. We’re also returning to Main Street with a special interview with small-business owner Megan Huffman. This EntreLeader discusses her journey to becoming debt-free as well as how she tackled some big financial issues at her business.
It’s all things EntreLeadership this week, with a lesson from Dave sharing the foundational principles that helped him win. We’re also hitting Main Street with an interview with a highly successful EntreLeader. And we wrap things up with part two of a conversation with the Ramsey family, including Winston and Rachel Cruze, Daniel Ramsey and Denise Whittemore
Social media expert, digital advertising agency CEO and best-selling author Gary Vaynerchuk returns for a fun conversation on business, leadership, social media and his tried-and-true methods for success.
Is there a way to generate amazing ideas or solve problems on demand? In our first feature interview, Todd Henry, author and expert on creativity, leadership and passion for work, shares his step-by-step process for being prolific, brilliant and healthy in life and work. Also on the episode, we join Alli Worthington, Executive Director of Propel Women, to dive deeper into trying to find balance in life. This wife and mother of five boys, a stepdaughter and a rescue dog knows a bit about the subject. She talks with our own Christy Wright about living in the tyranny of the urgent and how to find peace and purpose in the world of crazy. So if you are feeling overwhelmed and your creative juices are taking a holiday, this episode is for you.
Serial entrepreneur and Atlanta Hawks owner Jesse Itzler joins us to share his story of getting out of a rut and why every business owner needs to do the same. Warning, though: Itzler took it to the extreme. The former rapper and co-founder of Marquis Jet invited a Navy SEAL to live with him and his wife for a month so he could train with the toughest man on the planet. So if you feel like you need to break the routine and continue growing, listen in. This one is definitely for you.
We’re talking baseball, business and so much more with two incredible guests this week. First up is Chicago Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist. This consummate professional became a superstar with the Kansas City Royals—not by showboating but with lots of hard work and consistent excellence in a variety of roles. Also on the roster is Kansas City Royals General Manager Dayton Moore, who talks about building a championship culture and team. So if you are looking to hit a home run, this podcast is for you!
Is it possible to keep your company’s culture intact and offer unbelievable customer service—even when your business is growing fast? Gary Kelly, CEO of Southwest Airlines, believes you can. Even though Southwest employs 50,000 and serve 118 million passengers per year, he and his team prove it every day! The CEO joins us to talk about his company, its culture, why people matter most, hiring, and the legacy of leadership. Also on tap is Dave’s CMO, Jen Sievertsen. Jen stops by to discuss how you can grow your business by creating trusted content. Fasten your seatbelts. This is going to be a super special episode.
Best-selling author Donald Miller returns to share more about what it means for you to tell your story the right way for your brand. He’s getting tactical, so grab a pen and notebook before joining us. Also on tap, digital marketing guru Amy Porterfield talks to our own Christy Wright about social media strategy and why it’s so critical to your business. Listen in, because you are going to learn!
EntreLeader Ryan Deiss, CEO of Digital Marketer, joins us for an in-depth conversation on small-business marketing. Ryan discusses how to avoid the trap of wearing out your customers and the balance between branding and selling. Ryan includes great takeaways that you can use today. To add to the conversation, former Yahoo Chief Solutions Officer and best-selling author Tim Sanders joins us to talk about what it takes to sell and how to get unstuck.
Join marketing guru and best-selling author Seth Godin and Dave for an unprecedented conversation on making a difference in the marketplace, the new economy, and why you need to connect with your customers, plus much more. We’re also going to Main Street to talk with EntreLeader Dr. Gary Mennie about his journey to pay off more than a million dollars of business debt in 36 months. He’s already more than one-third of the way there!
We are diving deep into the heart of great leadership with Perry Noble, author and founding pastor of NewSpring Church in Anderson, South Carolina. Perry’s church has grown from a group of 15 people meeting in a living room to more than 30,000 weekly attendees at multiple locations across the state. Perry is a true student of leadership and is sharing his innovative approach. Whether you lead a business, a nonprofit or a ministry, this conversation is for you.
This month’s focus is family-owned business, and no one tells it better than Stephen Mansfield, the best-selling biographer of one of the world’s most famous brands. Stephen shares the story of the Guinness family and the beer that changed the world. You’ll walk away with some practical tips on how to run a family-owned business and the principles they used to win. To continue the theme, we’re talking with family-business expert Edgell Pyles, whose company helps families understand and work through the psychological dynamics of being in business together.
We’re sitting down with three future owners of Ramsey Solutions—Rachel Cruze, Winston Cruze and Daniel Ramsey—to discuss the dynamics of family business and the efforts it takes to slowly transition the company to the next generation. They’re discussing what works and what doesn’t work, how they’re being trained, and how communication is key. If you run a family business, don’t miss this podcast!
We’re hitting Main Street this week to talk to someone who’s getting it done in a big way. Kent Lapp, CEO of Woodtex Products, joins us to talk about leadership, transitioning a family business, and how to motivate a team. Also on this episode, Dave teaches how a detailed job description can help your team members win. And we wrap it up with our own Christy Wright speaking with Caren Merrick, founder and CEO of Pocket Mentor, on 10 things highly successful female leaders should never do.