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The Grow Show: Business Growth Stories from the Frontlines

Author: Scott Scully, Jeff Winters, Eric Watkins

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Sick and tired of the same, boring business podcasts? The Grow Show makes it easier for entrepreneurs and leaders to grow their businesses. You’ll hear from real leaders with real stories about their successes and failures, so you don’t make the same mistakes. No textbooks or theory — only raw stories from the frontlines with actionable take-aways.
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Maintaining a direct connection with new hires is critical for CEOs to ensure the organization's culture and standards are upheld. Engaging with each new hire class allows leaders to personally assess and influence the quality of talent joining the team. This approach not only enhances employee relations but also solidifies the foundation of the company’s future. Without this involvement, there's a risk of cultural erosion and misalignment. Listen in to find out how this practice can transfor...
If your senior leaders aren’t part of a structured development program, you’re missing out on untapped potential. Our "12-0 Book Series" is a game-changer. By dedicating just two sessions a month to reading and discussing relevant books, we’ve created alignment, consistency, and a powerful growth environment. Don’t let your leaders fall behind – discover how this simple, effective method can elevate your leadership team and drive your organization forward.School of Podcasting -Launch, Grow, M...
Find out why excluding your CFO from major decisions is a costly mistake you can't afford to make. This episode highlights how CFO involvement leads to more informed, effective choices that save you money and drive sustainable growth. When your team is guessing costs or modeling out scenarios without considering all financial implications, you’re missing out on crucial insights. Tune in for practical advice on leveraging your CFO’s financial and operational expertise to avoid pitfalls and ens...
Revisiting a critical concept from Season 2, Episode 31, this discussion underscores the importance of a mobility culture within organizations for fostering employee growth and organizational flexibility. The idea that employees should move across various roles and disciplines is not just about career progression; it's a strategic approach to building a resilient and adaptable workforce. By sharing stories of individuals who have navigated from entry-level positions to leadership roles, we hi...
Explore the critical relationship between personal connections and business performance, highlighting the importance of effective communication and mutual support between entrepreneurs and their partners. It presents a framework for understanding how supportive partnerships and clear communication are essential in managing the complexities of entrepreneurship. The focus is on practical steps for aligning personal and professional goals, enhancing mutual understanding, and strategically naviga...
We are joined by Corey Nieder, Vice President of Sales at PHMG, a leading authority in the world of audio branding. Since joining PHMG in 2016, Corey has been instrumental in driving the company's expansion across North America, particularly marking significant strides in key metropolitan markets like Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. His journey from making initial client calls to leading strategic sales initiatives showcases not just his mastery in sales and audio branding but also ...
Mindset Matters

Mindset Matters

2024-02-1537:08

In a world where economic uncertainties and unprecedented challenges like pandemics test our resolve, this episode dives into the mindset needed to achieve the seemingly impossible. Drawing inspiration from visionaries like Steve Jobs, who transformed the concept of carrying music in our palms into reality, it underscores the importance of unwavering belief in one’s goals, irrespective of skepticism from data or doubters. The narrative highlights the benefits of having a team full of believer...
Understand why 90% of businesses don't meet their annual goals, with a sluggish first quarter often to blame. This episode highlights the critical impact of Q1 performance on achieving yearly objectives, especially in sales. It stresses the need for thorough preparation in Q4, building a solid pipeline, and maintaining team motivation. We also explore the consequences of inadequate budgeting and the risks of over-reliance on end-of-year growth. Learn how a focused Q1 strategy can help your co...
Dive into this episode to grasp the concept of 'replanting' within the corporate world, mirroring the careful cultivation of a lush garden. It focuses on the proactive recognition and nurturing of sectors or departments that, although promising, remain stifled under the canopy of larger entities. The discussion highlights the necessity of reallocating resources and attention to these overshadowed 'trees,' thereby enabling them to flourish and contribute significantly to the business's overarc...
Don't Pass The Buck

Don't Pass The Buck

2024-01-1845:13

Focus on breaking the cycle of 'passing the buck,' especially the prevalent 'Scott said' excuse, by embracing true decision ownership as a leader. Learn about the detrimental effects of shirking responsibility and the power of wholeheartedly adopting and communicating corporate decisions. Discover the 'disagree and commit' philosophy and how it can revolutionize your approach to leadership, promoting a culture of trust and teamwork. This episode is your guide to enhancing leadership skills an...
As companies grow and evolve, they face the challenge of integrating new talent without disrupting the processes that have proven successful. It's a delicate balance between welcoming fresh perspectives and guarding the core methodologies that have driven the company's progress. Newcomers may be inclined to initiate changes, often underestimating the complexity and effectiveness of existing systems. Therefore, it's crucial for leadership to scrutinize any proposed changes, demanding clear, un...
Transform how you invest in software. Learn to identify tools that directly address your business needs and enhance productivity. Gain insights on thoroughly assessing software companies, the critical role of a software 'owner' in your team, and how to negotiate contracts that favor your business goals. Understand the power of conducting software audits to streamline expenses. This episode is your guide to making software investments that are not just cost-effective but also performance-drive...
Think cold calling is outdated? Think again. Despite what some so-called experts on LinkedIn might say, cold calling is thriving. Here's the proof: a whopping 69% of businesses connected with their current vendors through a cold call. Plus, companies embracing cold calling are seeing a whopping 42% boost in growth. This old-school tactic is clearly a secret weapon for serious business growth, smashing the myths and exceeding expectations.School of Podcasting -Launch, Grow, Monetize Your Podca...
Quarterly vision meetings are key for setting clear goals and fostering team alignment. These sessions provide a transparent look into leadership's plans, celebrating team achievements and discussing future challenges. They energize the team, create a sense of ownership, and highlight growth opportunities. Learn how these meetings, akin to energetic sports events, are crucial for keeping everyone informed, motivated, and focused on the organization's objectives.School of Podcasting -Launch, G...
A Rule is A Rule

A Rule is A Rule

2023-11-0801:00:14

Consistency is the bedrock of success in both business and personal endeavors. Establishing clear rules and unwaveringly enforcing them turns high standards into routine achievement. This disciplined approach guarantees that objectives are not just met but expected, driving team performance and transforming goals into concrete accomplishments. Discover the power of consistent action in realizing your team's potential.School of Podcasting -Launch, Grow, Monetize Your PodcastYou’re don't know w...
In this episode, Eric and Jeff are joined by #GrowthGuest Jesse Ouellette. Jesse is the founder of Lead Magic, a software that reveals your anonymous website visitors, so you can convert them to customers. He also founded Agency Source, the #1 digital agency network that helps businesses instantly connect with digital agency partners. With his years of experience, Jesse is an expert in outbound strategy and a globally recognized expert in B2B sales email delivery.Listen as Jesse, Jeff, and Er...
Few can boast a career as illustrious as Deion Sanders. Yet, his transition from NFL superstar to Colorado coach was met with skepticism. Through sheer determination, preparation, and a deep-seated belief in his team's potential, Sanders orchestrated a remarkable turnaround. This episode explores how his philosophy of 'practice like it's a game' can resonate beyond the football field and into the realm of business and personal growth.School of Podcasting -Launch, Grow, Monetize Your PodcastYo...
"If it doesn't have a logo, it doesn't count." Learn how we've created an actionable and unified strategy to crack open new industries and hit record breaking sales targets. By giving our mission a name, logo, and unique script, we've built a framework to make our goal not just a possibility, but a guarantee. Uncover how you can turn your sales quotas into a reality for your team.School of Podcasting -Launch, Grow, Monetize Your PodcastYou’re don't know where to learn to podcast. Now You...
Master the art of sales with Allan Langer, the renowned author of 'The 7 Secrets to Selling More by Selling Less.' In this episode, Allan, who boasts nearly thirty years of experience, introduces Jeff and the audience to insights that will revolutionize their approach to sales. Join us as he delves deep into the intricacies of prospect behaviors, decoding their intentions through subtle hand gestures and foot positions. Discover the power of discussing price at the right moment and crafting i...
In this episode, host Eric Watkins welcomes Sam Parker, a seasoned business veteran with over 25 years of experience and a wealth of insights on leadership and culture development. Sam is the co-author of the impactful book “212° The Extra Degree." His philosophy centers on the idea that the difference between 211 and 212 degrees, while seemingly small, can lead to exponential rewards. Sam also highlights his other noteworthy works like “Lead Simply,” “Cross The Line,” and “Love Your People,”...
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