GTT featuring Trent Dyrsmid

Systems Grow Your Business with Trent Dyrsmid at Bright Ideas

Company growth is not just one thing. It takes the right product/service, the right timing, and the right people. It also takes the right systems. I can attest that systems grow your business. I would not have a podcast today without the right systems that my team executes weekly to keep the content following. Today’s guest is Trent Dyrsmid, CEO and host at Bright Ideas. Trent has been so successful in developing systems that he has another company Maverick Media Ventures, that made the 2019 Inc 5000 List at #254. Trent and I look at the power of systems to grow your business. We look at SOPs and how he aligns his team with them.

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Being Fully Transparent Takes Courage with Tiffany Sauder at Element Three

Being open with your employees about financials and other aspects of the business takes real courage. When you are fully transparent, you share all that you can. When you embrace being fully transparent, you can connect with your team members in new ways. Our guest today is Tiffany Sauder, Founder of Element Three, a marketing partner to fast-growth companies. Element Three was #4125 on the 2019 Inc 5000 list. It also has grown consistently by making the Inc list six times in a row. We discuss the power of being fully transparent. I love that she goes beyond open-book management in this interview by sharing her courage of vulnerability. Join us for this conversation if you want to be fully transparent and drive new company growth.

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Making the Most of Your Time – Behind The Scenes

Do you ever feel like you are behind in getting your work done? Well, you are not alone. I will share with you some simple and powerful ideas for making the most of your time. It is all about getting the most valuable work done. In my early years as the CEO of a team, I felt like I was always behind. I had to make some fundamental changes that I wanted to share with you to make the most of your time. I share a Warren Buffett story that will help you see what is most important to you. I will also give you a simple one-sheet paper exercise that will provide you with clues to making the most of your time.  

 

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Put Employees First To Grow Fast with Arthur Barrett and Tim Barrett at Barrett Distribution

Every company that enters a scaling mode knows the importance of employees. Yet few leaders understand the reasons why we must put employees first. After years of studying fast-growth companies, it is evident to me that those leaders know how to put employees first. Today’s guests are Authur Barrett, President, and Tim Barrett, CEO, at Barrett Distribution. Inc Magazine ranked Barrett Distribution #4404 on the 2020 Inc 5000 list. The company is a customized third-party logistics, omni-channel distribution, and direct-to-consumer fulfillment services for clients in many industries. Arthur and Tim share why they see a correlation in growth when they put employees first. In this interview, we look at the essential aspects of this style of leadership.

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The Power of Empathy to Create Company Growth with Jeanne David at Outer Aisle Gourmet

One profound superpower is how you leverage the power of empathy. Leaders that have a deeper relationship with their team members must use their hearts. Today we look at the power of empathy to increase connection with your people. Our guest is Jeanne David, CEO at Outer Aisle Gourmet. Inc Magazine ranked Outer Aisle Gourmet #63 on the 2020 Inc 5000 list. Jeanne gives us some stories that you will learn simple uses of empathy. Discover how you can create more connections with your people using the power of empathy.

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Balancing the Day-to-day Work and Being The Visionary – Behind The Scenes

Every CEO struggles with how to spend their time. I often get asked how do you balance your time doing the day-to-day stuff and being the visionary the company needs. If you want to shift into being the visionary consistently, you have to be willing to let go of the old way of leading your company. In this behind the scenes, I give you a question to help you see why you must make time to think and look around the corner in your business. We look at the constant struggle of being the visionary that your team craves.

 

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Creating a Culture to Attract Top Talent with Jason Carter at Uncomn

Hiring the best is one factor in your company building the foundation for growth. The rules to attract top talent are not just in paying the most. Your culture likely plays an even more critical factor than your payscale when you want to attract top talent. Today’s guest is Jason Carter, CEO at Uncomn. Inc Magazine ranked Uncomn #2356 on the 2020 Inc 5000 list. Jason shares how he thinks about culture and why their company can attract top talent. We look at what gets in the way of having a strong culture. Discover how you can attract top talent in today’s interview.

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Building the Right Team for Growth with Jeremy Parker at Swag.com

Teamwork requires the right people and exemplary leadership. Building the right team is an exercise in many skills of leadership. Today’s guest is Jeremy Parker, CEO of Swag.com. His company was ranked #218 on the 2020 Inc 5000 list. Swag.com is more than a place to buy your logo brand gear because they are a distribution system for your branded items. Jeremy shares his insights and challenges in building the right team. We look at the hiring process and the development strategies. Building the right team is essential if you want to grow beyond where you are today.

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What Does Teaching a Man to Fish have to Do with Leadership – Behind the Scenes

Leadership is a never-ending process if you do it right. There is always another level of growth for those that you lead. I talked to a client the other day about the quote that starts, “teaching a man to fish.” Many believe that leadership is about serving your people. I agree. However, some don’t understand that it is not about telling them what to do, but leadership is about leading them to figure it out. The Chinese proverb about giving a man a fish vs. teaching him to fish is a powerful way to look at leadership. In this short video, you will see what I mean. Here is to you teaching a man to fish in your role as a leader.

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Putting Your Heart in Leadership with John Hightower at Arch + Tower

Leadership is not just about results. Of course, you have to execute. You also have to put your heart in leadership to create a team that wants to join you on your mission. Putting your heart in leadership will allow you to build a connection and belonging across the team. My guest today is John Hightower, CEO of Arch and Tower. John shares what putting heart in leadership looks like in today’s modern workplace. We talk about vulnerability and authenticity. When you have a heart in leadership, you have a team that is more loyal too.

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Defining Your Company Values Creates Unity with Sam Bobley at Ocrolus

The work in defining your company values may seem like fluffy work. However, after talking with hundreds of leaders from the Inc 5000, I can assure you that defining your company values is a strategic move that pays off. We look in the trenches with a company that has grown incredibly fast by emphasizing company values. Today, my interview is with Sam Bobley, Co-founder, at Ocrolus. They offer a service for document-driven workflows in the digital space to help clients make faster, smarter decisions. Ocrolus was ranked #30 in the Inc 5000 list for 2020. Sam shares stories about how defining your company values are one of the best things the company did to boost growth.

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The Vision of Culture – What it Could Be Like – Behind The Scenes

Imagine the power of visionary leadership that connects people and aligns the work to a robust culture. It is financial health, strong employee experience, and your own peace of mind. The vision of culture is not something we take time to consider, given the need for focus on today’s issues. I invite you to think about your vision of culture as the company grows and evolves. This is an essential part of your success as a leader sees the future and aligns resources to what is most important. The vision of culture is complex and yet simple too.

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