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 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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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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335 | Discover Your Moonshot with Naveen Jain

Do you have a mission? Better yet, do you have a moonshot? Today, we talk about what a moonshot is. We talk about why you need one. And we talk about it with a billionaire who is out to change the lives of billions with his Moonshot. Naveen Jain is the CEO of Viome and co-founder of Moon Express. Naveen and I talk about how to discover your moonshot.  Don’t miss this episode or part two of the interview for VIPs.

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334 | Do you have self-care built into your schedule?

Do you take time for yourself? No really think about that question. Are you intentional with your self-care? I find that leaders are so focused on goals, growth, and others that often they make excuses about not taking time for themselves. This is about the three ways you can set up self-care when you lead others.

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333 | How to Find Your Core Idea for Your Business with Dolores Hirschmann

Are you looking to clarify your idea you wish to share with the world? Dolores helps IDEAPRENEURS do just that. On this episode, we talk about Dolores’s communication strategies that have lead speakers and authors to share their CORE messages on stages like TEDx. Find out how you can share your core idea in a succinct way so that it can be conveyed to your audience and be truly heard.

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332 | Getting Your Employees To Do More

Have you ever thought to yourself… I wish my employees would do more than just the work that is right in front of them. I hear this all the time. I thought I would share a simple way to shift that conversation and it is all about getting your employees to do more. It is all about getting them to own the goal and own the process.

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331 | Developing Leaders with Seth Godin

My guest today needs no introduction. Seth Godin is an 18-best selling author and writes one of the most read blogs in the universe. Seth talks today about developing leaders. We talk about the problem in today’s talent development. We also dive into the revolutionary program he has created with his team called altMBA. It is not an MBA. It also has no teachers, no grades and no lectures — this is no problem for the program to get amazing results in the journey of developing leaders.

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Developing Leaders with Seth Godin

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330 | Creating a Growth Culture

Leadership experts talk about the importance of culture. And yes, it is very important. But you also want to align your culture to growth so that you have an opportunity for people to evolve and move up the organization. Today’s mini-episode is all about finding the alignment to growth within your culture and learn how to create a growth culture.

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329 | How to Test Your Way to Growth with Michael Cammarata

Growth does not come because you hope it will. Growth is a matter of the actions you take. One way to approach new strategies and new plans is to devise a test. The “test” method can change the way your company innovates and leads in today’s economy. My special guest on the show is Michael Cammarata. Michael has had amazing success in many businesses and one them recently being sold to Unilever (the multi-billion dollar brand). Discover your way to “Test your way to Growth.”

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How to Develop Internal Leaders with Gene Hammett

328 | How to Develop Internal Leaders

Discover how to develop internal leaders in this video. Companies are struggling to find people that will go beyond managing tasks to real leadership. You may have talented people in our organization; however, there is a serious need for more internal leaders that can inspire their people and create breakthrough results. After working with HyperGrowth companies over the last six years, I have seen this grow in need. In fact, when I talked and interviewed 51 CEOs from the 2017 Inc 5000 list, I discovered that 82% of companies see developing internal leaders as an essential component to staying relevant and thriving in today’s world. Today I share with you why internal leaders are so important and give you one simple way to start that process today. I call it “shared goals.” Shared goals is a process of finding out what someone wants and aligning it with the goals of the company. See what I mean in today’s video.

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327 | How to Define Customer Expectations To Drive Your Business with Chris Kneeland

How to define your customer expectations. This may sound oversimplified or you might rationalize that you have already done it. Take a breathe and ask yourself if you really understand what your clients expect of your organization. Maybe the question is not if you understand, but whether your team also understands. Pushing this even further, is there alignment between every team member and the expectations of your customers in your category of business? Today I share my interview with Chris Kneeland from The Cult Collective. Chris gives you examples and insight on why this is so important to your business. Don’t miss this episode on understanding your how to define customer expectations.

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