Leaders in the Trenches Podcast

Leaders in the Trenches started in 2014 to serve leaders on their journey of growth and significance with their work. It is conversations with leaders for leaders. My name is Gene Hammett, host of the show. I am proud to be recognized by Inc Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine for our impact on leaders that are evolving to better serve their teams.

Leaders in the Trenches - leadership podcast

Over the years, I have interviewed leaders in amazing companies, best selling authors, and experts that serve leaders. We have touched on topics of growth, culture, leadership, sales, marketing and other areas of growth for leaders.

Latest Episodes…

 

355 | Creating a Culture of People First with Janel Laravie

Putting people first is the way it should be. But I write it that way because sometimes it is not. Janel Laravie shares with me how putting people first has changed her culture and business to be among the fastest growing companies in America. Janel’s company Chacka Marketing made the Inc5000 list this year based on putting people first. Learn how creating a culture of people first changes the leadership and results for this company.

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354 | Create a Stronger Team for Growth

When you think about creating a culture for growth, you want to have 3 aspects of your culture aligned. Today, we talk about your team. You will learn how to create a stronger team. You will discover two critical elements that drive growth. This is a HyperGrowth Tip so that you can create a stronger team.

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353 | How to Create Systems To Operate Your Business with Mike Michalowicz

Does getting your business to run like clockwork sound like a dream? To me the idea of the business running smoothly and clients being cared for is SEXY. Yes. I said sexy. If you can align your team and the systems in your business to run like clockwork you have something special. Today’s interview is with Mike Michalowicz, author of Clockwork, The Pumpkin Plan, Profit First, and other books too. He is a fantastic speaker and just all around great guy. I am excited to share with you my interview on how to create systems to operate your business.

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Solo Episode 352 with Gene Hammett

352 | How to Be a More Effective Leader the C’s to Leadership

How to be a more effective leader with these 4 C’s in the art of leadership. I struggled as a leader until I was able to understand the power of these four words that start with the letter C. When you decide to take your leadership to the next level, you must master these skills for yourself. You must also learn to transfer them to others on the team. This is the key to great leadership. Discover how to be a more effective leader.

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351 | How Do you Double Your Company

How do you double your company revenues and impact in the world?

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350 | How to Create Success – Your Give Up List

Do you want to create success? Many people focus on what the must do to have success. This short video is a different take on it. It is about you must give up to create success.

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349 | Vulnerability is NOT a Weakness in Leadership With Dov Baron

Have you ever heard or thought that vulnerability was a weakness? It is a prevailing thought in our world that you have to be strong and resilient. However, I believe in leadership you are strong and resilient when you are not afraid bot be vulnerable. Today, I share my interview with Dov Baron. Dov is a strong leader. He advises other leaders. He is amazing, and he shares why vulnerability is not a weakness. Take it all in and let it change you as a leader. Learn how to be vulnerable and why it is so important.

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Gene Hammett Episode 348

348 | How to Make More Impact – Finding Essentialism

How to make more impact on your work. Today, I share with you insight on how to get more done which is really all about getting the RIGHT things done. I learned this from Greg McKeown who wrote the book Essentialism. I talked with Greg about one strategy he suggests that will cause your stomach to turn, but it works.

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Creating a Growth Culture with Mike Popowski

347 | Creating a Growth Culture with Mike Popowski

Do you want to make the Inc5000 next year? If you do, you must have a growth culture. This is a culture that goes beyond just focus on performance to create real growth inside the company. Today’s guest is Mike Popowski who is the CEO for Dagger Agency. Dagger was the fastest growing agency in Atlanta in 2017 and made the Inc5000 list this year with a 3-year growth rate of 482%. Mike and I talk about how that was possible and what you need to have to create a growth culture.

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346 | How To Be More Productive – Your Calendar

Would you like your calendar to be filled with the RIGHT stuff and at the RIGHT time? Would you like to learn how to be more productive? Would you like more time?

Your calendar should be where you keep your MOST important appointments. I could not function without my calendar being organized and ready to guide me through the day. When you think about your calendar, does it stress you or empower you? They say if you want to see what someone values, all you have to do is check their financial statements and their calendar. These two things hold what you value most. Think about it.

In this video, I share with you a simple way to look at your calendar and make intentional choices so that you don’t feel overwhelmed.

Discover how to be more productive in this crazy world of distractions and stress. When you listen to this video it will help you.

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345 | Leadership that Activates the Entrepreneurial Mindset With Frank Blake

When you get employees to think like entrepreneurs, you get them to see the work they do from a different perspective. I have noticed this in my own business for years, and it has been confirmed in my work with Inc5000 leaders. Today I talk with a legend in leadership with a corporate perspective on leadership. Frank Blake, retired CEO of The Home Depot, shares with me insights on leadership that can help anyone that wants to lead more effectively and to creates a sense of ownership amongst all levels of the company. Learn how Leadership that Activates the Entrepreneurial Mindset can change your organization no matter the size of it.

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344 | Getting Your Employee To Go Beyond Responsibility

Have you ever thought to yourself that you wanted to hire a mini-me for your business? You might have even said it out loud. I know I have said this before so I could have someone to do all the work. It is hard for any leader to hire someone like you that will treat your business like you do. likely want your people to take more responsibility. Today we look at going beyond responsibility. In fact, the gap between responsibility and ownership is huge.

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