Once upon a time, Jocko Willink—a retired and highly decorated Navy SEAL (he’s both a Silver and Bronze Star recipient)—traveled the world on military missions. These days, as a best-selling author and leadership coach, his work still takes him around the globe but to a much different battlefield. Jocko now spends his time helping civilians navigate all sorts of leadership challenges. And whether those obstacles are big or small, the solution for all of them comes down to one thing: discipline. Join us to find out more.
In this special bonus episode, our own Chris Hogan, best-selling author of Retire Inspired, explains why he has forced himself to get really comfortable with being uncomfortable—and why you should too! Although leading from your comfort zone may feel good, it is actually quite counterproductive in terms of growing yourself and your team. Turns out meaningful growth comes from trying new things and even setting goals that scare you. Join us to find out more—and then try it for yourself.
Did you know a high percentage of small businesses are started by emigrants? How about Fortune 100 and 500 companies? Ditto. So what gives them such an advantage? Best-selling author Brian Buffini returns to the podcast to discuss the emigrant edge and how you can apply these same attributes to your small business. It’s an amazing way to embrace challenges and opportunities to build your own American dream.
An Intelligence Officer in three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Mike Erwin has had to weigh in on the heaviest of all decisions—the ones that involve life and death. Of course, military intel and his years of training were invaluable in those situations, but he would argue that solitude—those quiet moments that bring clarity—was equally important. Mike, who now serves as the CEO of the Character & Leadership Center, explores how some of history’s greatest leaders (think Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King Jr.) found courage and conviction during moments alone. Tune in to find out how you can too.
Best-selling author and leadership expert Patrick Lencioni has high standards when it comes to hiring, but the qualities he looks for might not be at all what you think. Join us to find out his three non-negotiable characteristics—and why the combination can be a total game changer for your team, your business, and your bottom line. Plus, we make an exciting, first-time-ever announcement about our upcoming EntreLeadership 1-Day event in Nashville. You’re not going to want to miss this!
From local radio to national syndication, Dave Ramsey and longtime producer Blake Thompson have been on quite a journey together. While the scope and reach of The Dave Ramsey Show have grown immensely, the focus still remains on one singular thing: providing hope for every listener. Join us as Dave and Blake reminisce about their humble radio beginnings, figuring it out along the way, and turning felt needs into thriving business units at Ramsey Solutions. Their best advice after all these years? Never, ever give up! Words to live by, for sure.
Even if you’re offering up the most groundbreaking, one-in-a-million product, actually sealing the deal—the close—can be tricky. But best-selling author, sales leader and entrepreneur Anthony Iannarino insists it doesn’t have to be. In fact, in this episode, he explains that closing the deal can be the easiest part of the whole sales process. The key is approaching each transaction as a collaboration with and for your potential customer instead of as a self-serving proposition. This small shift in perspective may just mean big success for you.
Best-selling author and leadership consultant Jon Gordon has coached an impressive roster of powerhouse leaders from many organizations—the Clemson Tigers football team, the U.S. Military Academy and Dell to name a few. And they all have one thing in common: positivity. Whether on the football field or in the boardroom, Jon has learned that positivity is much more than just a state of mind; it is a state of action. Join us to find out why pessimists are simply incapable of changing the world and how you can break the habit of negativity.
New York Times best-selling author and leadership guru Stephen Mansfield has seen his share of powerful leaders crash and burn—and the fallout is pretty brutal (think reputations destroyed, careers ruined, billions of dollars lost). Find out what destructive mind-set Stephen has seen plague leadership and why confrontation is the key ingredient to success.
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Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Robert Cialdini has spent over 30 years studying the science of influence—and everyone from Google and Microsoft to the United States Department of Justice has sought his expert advice. In this episode, Dr. Cialdini reveals the key to getting what you want lies in the sweet spot before the request is even made. Join us as he shares the method behind the scientifically based magic.
When it comes to a struggling business, we’ve heard pretty much every excuse in the book: a terrible economy, a bad location, an overcrowded marketplace. But this week’s guest, Jon Taffer, isn’t buying it. The no-holds-barred star of Spike TV’s hit show Bar Rescue explains why excuses are the common denominator of all failing businesses—and exactly how to kick them to the curb for good.
One of our most popular guests, Dr. Tim Elmore, returns to discuss the next generation entering the workforce—Generation Z. This group is definitely different, and leadership styles will need to change. Also on tap, host Ken Coleman interviews one of our youngest EntreLeaders yet—15-year-old Drew Formsma.
We’re all familiar with mentoring. But this week’s guest, leadership guru Ken Blanchard, puts a new spin on it. It’s not always about the older, wiser, seasoned business vet giving advice to a newbie just starting their career. Each has their own gifts they can share. In fact, developing effective communication and relationships across generations can be a tremendous opportunity for companies and individuals alike.
Dr. Arthur Laffer, world-renowned economist, father of supply-side economics, and advisor to President Ronald Reagan, joins us for a unique conversation on what makes an economy thrive and what makes it dive. He also shares his memories of the late president and what you, as a business owner, can do to prosper. Host Ken Coleman also answers your questions.
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The days of traditional advertising are quickly disappearing, so how do you get your name out there? Digital marketing expert Jeff Rosenblum joins us to share his secrets for making people passionate about your brand. Jeff is the founding partner of Questus, a digital marketing agency that has worked with some of the world’s most influential brands, including Apple, the Discovery Channel, Disney, the NFL and more. Also on the show, EntreLeader Andrew Hatfield talks about his million-dollar mistake and the lessons he learned from it.
Imagine getting a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to catapult your business to the stratosphere by pitching it on the hit TV show Shark Tank . . . but you blow it. What do you do? If you are today’s guest, John Tabis, CEO and founder of The Bouqs Company, you take that tough lesson and turn it into even more success. John joins us to share his story and show how it’s possible to not only survive rejection but also thrive.
Marketing master Seth Godin returns to the podcast for an in-depth conversation on change, from why we avoid it to how you can make it the number-one weapon in your arsenal. We’re also sharing another EntreLeader story. Small-business owner Mike Langston, owner of Tampa Sheds in Tampa, Florida, discusses his journey to success at his family business.
Entrepreneur and best-selling author Jeff Goins stops by the studio to discuss thriving in today’s creative age, whether you’re the next Michelangelo or a business person looking to launch that next great idea. Also on the show is social media expert Melissa Anthony Sinn, founder and CEO of anthonyBarnum Public Relations. She shares how to market in today’s digital world.
What if you could become more confident, stop procrastinating, beat fear and uncertainty, story worrying, and feel happier? This week’s featured guest, Mel Robbins, says you can change in five seconds, and she’s sharing the tools you need to get started transforming your life. Also on board, Shawn Stevenson joins us to help you even more. He discusses why you can’t cheat sleep and how to get some great slumber.
As business owners and leaders, we have a deep desire to do work that matters. World-class musician, entrepreneur and author Zoro shares his keys for unlocking your limitless potential. Hear how attitude, learning, practicing and the power of proximity can help you maximize your talents and make the most impact on your business and in the world around you.
We wind up our EntreLeadership Summit podcast series with a fascinating conversation featuring Dave and best-selling business author Patrick Lencioni. The pair discuss the three qualities you need to look for when trying to hire ideal team members—and what characteristics you need to avoid. To wrap up, Dave and Pat answer questions from Summit attendees, including how to bust through to the next level, how to develop leaders, and how to stop spending your time putting out fires.
We’re continuing our bonus content from EntreLeadership Summit in Orlando, Florida, with some special conversations with Ramsey Solutions leaders. We start with Herb Jenkins, Executive Vice President. Herb shares what prevents a small business from hitting its marketing goals and the three simple questions you need to ask to keep everyone on track. We then talk with Daniel Tardy, Vice President of EntreLeadership, and Sarah Sloyan, Director of Sales for EntreLeadership. The pair recap the week’s top moments. We wrap up the episode with excerpts of Chris Hogan and Christy Wright from the stage.
On today’s bonus episode from EntreLeadership Summit, we’re featuring a Q&A session with one of our favorite leadership experts—Simon Sinek. In addition to his lesson, Simon took the time to answer queries from our attendees. Once off the stage, Simon continued sharing his insights in a special conversation with podcast host Ken Coleman. We’re wrapping up today’s episode with an interview with Josh Hayes, a top Dutch Bros. Coffee franchisee. Dutch Bros. is known for its amazing coffee and incredible culture. Josh shares how he keeps his team motivated and fired up to win.
He may be known for teaching leadership and writing international best sellers, but John C. Maxwell says what he’s most passionate about is personal growth. On the final day of EntreLeadership Summit, he takes the stage to share his tips on bringing out the best in yourself and your team. Check out this excerpt from his lesson. Following his talk, podcast host Ken Coleman interviews John for even more wisdom, plus our top leaders take part in a special Q&A session.
We start the second day of our special EntreLeadership Summit podcast series with an excerpt from today’s talk by one of the winningest college football coaches of all time—Lou Holtz. Lou shares his simple rule to success, which works for life or business. As a bonus, podcast host Ken Coleman interviews Coach Lou on the characteristics of a championship team, plus much more. Country superstar and entrepreneur John Rich also stops by. Then, we end the day with two EntreLeaders who share their stories.