When you decide to improve your leadership skills, you may think the best solution is to find the latest book on leadership. I have interviewed many authors in the world of leadership, and they are smart for sure, but they may also lead you down a different path. If you are the leader of an Inc 5000 company — or want to be — you might want to look to your peers on the Inc list. I study the founders and CEOs of fast-growth companies. In this video, you will find a few helpful insights to improve your leadership skills. I will help you find your next step. Join me today to improve your leadership skills in this short video.
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Improve Your Leadership Skills: The Transcript
Disclaimer: This transcript was created using YouTube’s translator tool and that may mean that some of the words, grammar, and typos come from a misinterpretation of the video.
So thanks for watching this video, you’re probably watching this because you’re the founder or CEO of a fast-growing company, or you want to be the CEO or founder of a fast-growing company. Well, I want to walk you through a few things that you can do to prepare yourself for this journey.
When I study fast-growth founders and CEOs, and I say study them, because I put hundreds of these interviews on my podcast growth Think Tank, you can check out many of them. But before you leave, let me just kind of give you a quick tour of what you could expect here on the website. We create content for founders and CEOs for the Inc 5000.
These are the fastest-growing privately held companies in North America. And those companies are growing at astronomical speeds, the average company’s probably growing around 40%, over a three year period, we’ll just in the last two or three months, the interviews I’ve had the average growth was over 2,450% over a three year period. Now I know that’s a ton. But when these founders and CEOs think about growing their company, everything is optimized to grow fast. That means they think differently than their peers. They think differently than many of the slower-growing companies in their markets.
One of the big ideas behind them thinking differently is how they lead their people. They do leadership differently. And so all of the content we put on here is sharing with you insights, frameworks, different ways to think about it stories, all about the journey of these founders and CEOs. But how they think differently, how they lead differently, and how they create cultures that are quite different than everyone around fast-growth companies understand something, they understand that their people are the most important piece to them actually going fast. In fact, over 94% have said that employees are more important than customers, I asked them the impossible question.
Here it is. As a leader, what’s more, important your customers are your employees. Think about that for a second. If you immediately said customers, you’re not absolutely wrong, but fast growth leaders for some reason think that its employees. Now when I talk to them, and I used to run a fast-growing company, I get the fact that they can’t scale fast. If the employees aren’t bought in 100%, to the mission, to serving the clients into hitting the goals. That means those people must be put first customers come after that.
This means when you as a leader put employees first they’re able to take care of the customers at a different level. All this we said fast-growth founders CEOs have one thing in common. They want their people to feel like owners. And so we put a lot of content around the website to help you create a space where people feel like owners. And one of the things you might be thinking is, you know, where do you start? Well, we’ve got hundreds of interviews, I’ve got free training, I’ve got all kinds of articles I’ve written for ink magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine.
So where would you start? Well, the best place I can say is right below, I’ll put a link to a free training about building the right team, building a team of A-players, even in a recession like this, even at a time when it’s difficult and uncertain. You can build a team of A-players, but you must understand the three mistakes that commonly get in the way of building that team of A-players. I won’t go through their three mistakes today. But it’s absolutely free. All you have to do is go get it right now.
Now, if you are more of you want some support behind this, you want to know exactly what to do, then you can skip that you can actually schedule some time with me, I’d love to get to know you, all you have to do is go to the website and find start your journey. I’ll put another link on the bottom of this page so that you can find start your journey, which is just a way for you to connect with me directly. I’ve been helping founders and CEOs for about a decade, I used to run a company that was would have been on the Inc 5000 had I applied but I didn’t have time to apply because I was running a business. I say that jokingly because I know what it’s like to be you. And I’ve been working with founders just like you for the last 10 years. I’ve got testimonials of people in the, In fact, thousand of taking their leadership to that next level, going from founder to CEO, becoming stronger leaders, and doing all the things necessary to create a culture that’s a competitive advantage.
I share this with you because I want you to understand who I am, what I do. And what I stand for. This video is just an introduction to some of the content we have. So just to remind you, if you want to go build a team of A-players, then you can start that training right now. absolutely free. If you want to go out and get on my calendar, just go to start your journey. And you can find time with me so that we actually connect one on one specifically about your business. I’ll help you identify what’s getting in the way. Okay, identify exactly what to do next. And if you want to work with me, I’ll show you some different options of how we can proceed together. If you don’t want to work with me, that’s absolutely fine. Because I know that if I give value to you that someday, you’ll come back to me. Maybe we’ll refer someone to the podcast and the work that we’re doing here so we can help others.
My job here is not just to create this coaching business to serve people and make money. My job is truly to make a difference to create leaders that are more confident and courageous, more clear about who they are at the deepest levels. And that’s what it takes. evolving. Your leadership is something I want you to take seriously, you probably do. But I’m going to share with you some of the details, either in the training or in our call together. When you think about growth, and you think about leadership, I want you to think of a growth think tank and I want you to think of me, Gene Hammett. That’s what I do. As always lead with courage. We’ll see you next time.
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