PODCAST

The Advice Trap with Michael Bungay Stanier

Join us this week with Michael Bungay Stanier, speaker, author of The Coaching Habit and founder of Box of Crayons. Michael and his company work worldwide to transform companies from advice-driven to curiosity-led. In this week’s podcast, Michael addresses key concepts from his upcoming book, The Advice Trap.

Michael shares, “Your advice is not nearly as good as you think it is. It isn’t as smart as you think it is, and it isn’t as useful as you think it is. In fact, your role as a leader is actually really not to be providing nearly as much advice as you are currently doing.”

“You have to acknowledge how much we are all wired to give advice. We’ve been taught all our lives that having the answer is the thing to do. This is the way you add value.”

Michael shared the three ways that your drive to always have the answer can get in the way:

1. Most of the time you are trying to solve the wrong problem.
2. Your advice just isn’t as good as you think it is.
3. Your advice can be diminishing to you and to the other person.

Listen to the podcast to learn how you can change your patterns of behavior and, with it, transform the culture of your workplace from know-it-all to learn-it-all!

Michael’s new book, The Advice Trap, is available for pre-order now on Amazon!

Increasing Your Return on Investment Capital as an Entrepreneur with Greg Crabtree – Part 2

Join us with Greg Crabtree, speaker, entrepreneur, financial expert and author of Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits! As the CEO of Crabtree, Rowe & Berger, PC, he’s dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build the economic engine of their business.

“I often ask entrepreneurs the question, ‘What do you think the appropriate return on invested capital in your business should be?’ Many say anywhere between 15-20%. Would it shock you if I said that the minimum number should be 50%, and the average is closer to 75-90%?”

“The biggest challenge I see facing entrepreneurs is they frequently don’t understand the investment value of their business as it sits in their hands. Until you understand your business as an investment, you’re really just living moment to moment,” Crabtree shares.

In the second part of this two-part podcast, Crabtree outlines what entrepreneurs should expect from their investment capital, and how they can increase their return on that investment.

Increasing Your Return on Investment Capital as an Entrepreneur with Greg Crabtree – Part 1

Join us with Greg Crabtree, speaker, entrepreneur, financial expert and author of Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits! As the CEO of Crabtree, Rowe & Berger, PC, he’s dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build the economic engine of their business.

“I often ask entrepreneurs the question, ‘What do you think the appropriate return on invested capital in your business should be?’ Many say anywhere between 15-20%. Would it shock you if I said that the minimum number should be 50%, and the average is closer to 75-90%?”

“The biggest challenge I see facing entrepreneurs is they frequently don’t understand the investment value of their business as it sits in their hands. Until you understand your business as an investment, you’re really just living moment to moment,” Crabtree shares.

In the first part of this two-part podcast, Crabtree outlines what entrepreneurs should expect from their investment capital, and how they can increase their return on that investment.

Made To Thrive with Brad Giles

Join us this week with Brad Giles, Gravitas Impact Coach and author of Made to Thrive. As a lifelong entrepreneur, Giles’ passion has always centered around building companies, and understanding the difference between a good company and a great one. In many ways, that difference can rest on the shoulders of the leader.

Giles advises, “In order to make your effort count for the most, it’s important to understand that the role of a leader is really about not doing other people’s job, and doing your own.”

In his recently released book, Made to Thrive: The Five Roles to Evolve Beyond Your Leadership Comfort Zone, Giles uncovers the five roles a leader must fill to consistently achieve great results. On this podcast, Giles uncovers each role and addresses the need to evolve beyond your comfort zone as a leader in each of these.

The Five Roles:

1. Accountability
2. Ambassador
3. Culture
4. Strategy
5. Succession Planning

Optimizing Profit through Skillful Tax Strategies with Brett Ellen

Join us this week with Brett Ellen, President & CEO of American Financial Network as he shares his expertise on how CEOs can optimize their Tax Planning throughout the Year to increase the net take on their net income.

If you’re paying net taxes of above 15% you need to think through your process,” Ellen advises.

His best advice? Be Proactive. “As you build your business throughout the year, you need to think about your tax strategy.”

As a leader, “You want to navigate all the opportunities at the company level to be able to do smart planning at the individual.”

Ellen shares advice on using proactive planning, R&D credits, conversation easement, company insurance and other tools to optimize your profit and grow your business.