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.

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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…

 

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?

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.

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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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343 | How to Sell On Value Instead of Price with Paul Reilly

You have likely heard of selling on value. Or maybe you know it as Value-based pricing. No matter what you call it, when you understand your value and can align your sales process to value — you will have a powerful way to grow your business. Paul Reilly is our guest who literally wrote the book on value selling. Paul and I talk about how to do it, why you must and the finer elements of how to sell on value.

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342 | How Leaders Can Increase Connection

A vulnerability is not a weakness. In fact, the courage it takes to be vulnerable is something that should be celebrated. Today’s message is about how leaders can increase connection.

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341 | How to Regain Trust with Stephen MR Covey

Trust is essential in business, leadership, and relationship. But what happens when you lose trust. What do you do next? I have a great interview with Stephen M.R. Covey about how to regain trust. This message is not just for leaders or even just business people. Listen in for Stephen’s insights on how to regain trust.

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Episode 340 - Getting the Team to Take Ownership

340 | Getting the Team to Take Ownership

You don’t want your employees to DO the work. You read that right. You want more than that. You want them to WANT to do the work. When they want to do the work, you have created a particular magic alignment that makes your company grow fast. Today we talk about the key to getting them to want to do the work. We are talking about getting the team to take ownership. When they have the feeling of ownership, you have connected deeply to their inner drive. Enjoy today’s show.

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339 | How to Lead Salespeople with Deb Calvert

Every company depends on sales for growth. When you start adding people to your team that will sell your services or products, you must learn how to lead salespeople. Sales are critical, and it could be the most important hires you make in the company. Also, it can take months for someone to get up to speed and start selling. This can be very expensive. Today I am talking with Deb Calvert about how to lead salespeople. Deb is an expert in an area of leadership. Enjoy today’s interview where you will learn how to lead salespeople.

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Creating a New Sales Process

338 | Creating a New Sales Process

Do you want to improve your sales? Improving means you might have to change the way you actually sell and how you engage the team to do so. It takes a complete revamp of sales inside of the company and it is a long sales cycle so if that’s you, then let’s talk about creating a new sales process.

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337 | How to find the right agency for you with Tyler Sickmeyer

Have you ever wondered how to find the right agency for you? Today we talk about marketing agencies, but I think this conversation applies to any service provider. I am talking to Tyler Sickmeyer who shares with you fundamental questions to ask your agency to ensure that you are hiring a strategic partner and not just a vendor. Tyler is the CEO of Fidelitas Development who works with major brands to develop powerful marketing strategies.

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Gene Episode 366

336 | The Evolution of Leadership: It is not YOUR company…It is OUR Company

The evolution of leadership has been coming for some time now. All things evolve. Markets evolve. People evolve. Leadership must evolve too. One of the most significant shifts is the focus on leaders to encourage others to feel like it is there company. It can be noticed in the words they use. Today I talk about how you should encourage others to say “our company” because when they feel like it truly is “our” company, they will show up in new ways. The evolution of leadership is here.

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