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!
Jonah Berger, author of Contagious, explains the science behind why some products go viral while others don’t. Learn how to make your brand spread like wildfire without breaking your budget. Also, podcast listener and EntreLeadership Master Series attendee Brett Fischer shares his heart behind founding Victory Lane Camp, a support and therapy community for children with disabilities and their families. Get inspired by his passion and learn how EntreLeadership has helped him carry out his goal of spreading hope to those in need.
Imagine trying to launch a brand with a different team, different country, different culture and different language every week. Impossible, right? Not if you’re this week’s special guest, Kat Cole. The Group President of Focus Brands, parent company to well-known franchises like Cinnabon, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Carvel and Moe’s Southwest Grill, joins us to discuss her amazing story. Plus, Kat shares how building trust with your team is one of the main ingredients of success. Also on tap, we’re heading down to Main Street to learn from EntreLeader Adam Kugel, CEO of Kugel Corporation in Chehalis, Washington.
When it comes to leadership, no one plays a more critical role than a military officer. The decisions they make can mean life or death. On this week’s episode, we’re featuring one of the best. Lt. Gen. George Flynn, USMC (Ret.) spent 38 years in the Marines, serving in some of the highest levels of leadership in the military. He currently consults with major corporations, think tanks and universities on organizational adaption and leadership. He joins the podcast to discuss the winning attributes of outstanding leaders and how you can build trust within your team.
Country music legend and The Celebrity Apprentice winner John Rich joins us for our first live podcast straight from EntreLeadership Master Series. Hear John’s thoughts on taking risks, overcoming intimidating situations, and breaking through difficult barriers in business. In addition, EntreLeadership favorite and best-selling author Dr. Henry Cloud joins us to talk about the emotional impact your behavior as a leader makes on your team.
If you want to build a Steve Jobs-like environment, where innovation and creativity reign, cookie-cutter won’t cut it. Learn from management consulting expert Lisa Kay Solomon as she discusses how to design strategic conversations that accelerate change. Lisa will show you how to get your employees to view themselves as innovators, not clock-punchers.
If the attitude of entitlement is a disease, this week’s featured guest has the cure. Psychologist, leadership expert and best-selling author Dr. John Townsend joins us to share steps for leading those with an I-deserve-special-treatment mindset, whether it’s found in your team members, customers, kids . . . or even yourself! These are practical tools for a life of success.
Emotions are the primary drivers of our behavior, and we’re all hard-wired to let them get the upper hand. So how do you deal with them? This week’s guest, Dr. Travis Bradberry, discusses how understanding and increasing your emotional intelligence can take your leadership skills and workplace performance to new heights. Dr. Bradberry is the award-winning author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and co-founder of TalentSmart, the world’s leading provider of emotional intelligence tests and training.
Kelly Leonard, Executive Vice President of The Second City—the world’s premier comedy theater and school of improvisation—joins us to discuss how the skills used in improv can easily transfer to leadership and business. He shares techniques that can help any organization develop innovators, encourage adaptable leaders, and build transformational businesses.
Researcher and business consultant Marcus Buckingham returns to talk about making the most of your God-given talents and how you can use them to contribute to others. The former senior researcher at the Gallup Organization and best-selling author shares plenty of tips . . . plus a new way of thinking about your strengths that can be life-changing.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Charles Duhigg returns to the podcast for a cutting-edge look at the science of productivity. He explains how we can improve at the things we do how and how to get more done without sacrificing what we care about most. This is a fascinating conversation. Also on tap, Dave discusses one of our core values: crusading. And always, we’re giving away FREE tools, so listen in!
In today’ economy, businesses that are winning create connections and community. And this week’s guest is going to share how to do exactly that. Robbie Kellman Baxter joins us to discuss the membership economy and how to find your super users. Because when you make your customers feel like they are members of a club, you’ll make more money and perform a really valuable service. Also on this episode, we’re sharing an EntreLeader’s story on turning a stop sign into a starting line, and we’re giving you free tools to help you win.
Entrepreneur extraordinaire and best-selling author Carrie Wilkerson joins us to talk some personal-growth gold, including how to be successful without leaving those you love behind and how to handle difficult conversations with one of your toughest employees—you! Also on this episode, EntreLeadership Coach John Felkins stops by to answer some small-business questions from our listeners.
You’re in for a special treat this week because legendary college football coach Lou Holtz joins us to talk football and so much more! One of the most celebrated and accomplished coaches in sports history, Lou has made a career of inspiring his players and motivating them to be winners. It’s advice that will transfer directly to you and your business! If you want to be a success and be a better leader, listen to this great conversation.
What would you do if you were only 24 years old, had no experience in business, and were asked to take the helm of your legendary father’s multi-million-dollar company? If you’re Amanda Holmes, you ask a lot of questions, say yes, and double business within two years. The CEO of Chet Holmes International is a marketing, sales and social-media wiz, and she’s sharing her story with you on this week’s podcast. This is a conversation you don’t want to miss.
What makes some people prosper while others struggle simply trying to get through the day? Jon Gordon, multi-best-selling author, joins us to discuss the keys to long-term sustainable growth at business and home. He discusses the simple factors of success that anyone can easily put into practice. Start loving your life again by listening in to this episode today!
If you find yourself stretched too thin, losing momentum, or working yourself to death without a lot of traction, listen in. Greg McKeown, best-selling author of Essentialism, teaches leaders of the most innovative companies around the world how to achieve the disciplined pursuit of doing less and getting more done. Greg shares his tips on finding out what’s important and breaking the habit of being distracted by things that don’t matter. It’s a seriously unique conversation that can help you break your business through to the next level.
As a leader, it’s your job to bring out the best in others. But how do you become a person of positive influence? This week’s guest, best-selling author and leadership expert Dr. Jackie Freiberg, lays out some practical, easy-to-implement ideas to get you started on the journey. If you want to become a better leader, build a brand you can be proud of, and live a life of significance, begin with this episode.
What’s the one question you need to ask that will propel you, your business and your team to greater heights? Leadership expert and best-selling author Simon Sinek stops by to give the answer, plus he shares lots of additional leadership and business tips. This episode is leadership gold.
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.