Growth Think Tank

Growth Think Tank

Develop leadership skills and understand leadership development from expert interviews with transformational leaders. Growth Think Tank provides discussions that dive deep into new strategies to accelerate your company growth and your leadership abilities. What makes us different is the focus on interviews with founders and CEOs from the Inc 500 leaders. Learn from their failures and discover the finer elements of significance that will impact your company. This show was formerly known as "Leaders in the Trenches."

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September 26, 2022 22 min

A core element of a strong culture is retaining talented employees. With the low unemployment rates and expensive employee turnover costs, the focus on retaining talented employees is vitally important for business owners and leaders. Today’s guest is Corbin Wrights, founder, and CEO at REPLI. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1376 on the 2022 Inc 5000 list. REPLI is a fast-growing property tech company that develops software soluti...

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Your team matters more than you know, and as a leader, you'll have to play a more direct role in ensuring the team works well together. One of the most important roles is helping them improve their confidence. Part of the ways on how to build a confident team is to empower them and build them up emotionally. Today we ask our guest, Brett Stevens, founder, and CEO of FOHSE, Inc., to join us for a conversation on how to build a c...

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To improve alignment within the organization is a powerful strategy. It helps achieve goals faster, overcome challenges, and create a unifying workplace culture. To do this effectively, you have to start with a strong foundation. Tune in to this special episode and discover ways to improve organizational alignment across your team. I'm Gene Hammett, an executive coach with over ten years of experience working with CEOs and thei...

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Throughout the years, successful businesses have learned the importance of having the right culture in a company. Culture matters, and it makes every company unique. Having the right culture builds trust, respect, and the opportunity for employees to participate in shared values and passion. Today's guest is Jane Zhu, Founder, and CEO of Marie Nicole Clothing, together with their HR Manager Emily Moses. Inc Magazine ranked her ...

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As a leader, your to-do list can be overwhelming. The constant feeling that you're running behind and that what you're doing is not enough. Feeling the cycle of overwhelm is often the initial sign that things are not sustainable. It can disrupt your work-life balance and produces high levels of physical and emotional stress. If you feel like your life is spinning out of control, tune in to this special episode and discover ...

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An effective leader knows it is necessary to give employees space and time to innovate. Give employees space to think, share ideas, and create ways to solve problems. Leadership is about supporting the people around you, empowering them, and allowing them to contribute their knowledge so that the team can become more than the sum of its parts. Today’s guest is Tom Wheelwright, founder, and CEO of WealthAbility and Best-Selling Auth...

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Quiet Quitting is about doing the bare minimum at work. It's about doing what is only required of you without telling your boss you're leaving. In this special episode, our CEO, Amanda Hammett, joins us for a conversation on what leaders should know about Quiet Quitting and how to prevent it in the workplace. Amanda is an expert on young leaders in the workforce and the host of the Next Generation Rockstars podcast. She tal...

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Leadership principles are essential for management professionals to have so they can accomplish their business goals. While there are several styles of leadership and unique theories, all great leaders have similar leadership principles that help them find success. Today’s guest is Joseph Hansen, founder and CEO of Buy Box Experts. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2186 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Buy Box Experts is a marketing agenc...

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Having the right culture makes all the difference. Successful companies typically have to put a great deal of attention into setting up the right culture that aligns with their mission, vision, and values. Setting up the right culture is hugely important to the success and overall health of your company, people, and customers. For it boosts productivity, decreases turnover, and improves employee engagement. Today’s guest is Chintan...

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Trust is the foundation of company success. Building trust in a team is just as important as building your brand. Employees must believe in each other. Because when they don’t, communication, teamwork, and performance inevitably suffer. Today’s guest is Charles Feltman, founder, and owner of Insight Coaching. Insight Coaching is a sole proprietorship that has been in business in California since founded in 1992. They served a wide ...

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Leaders all across the world would say that one of the most important aspects in creating the kind of growth that is necessary is getting everyone in the company aligned. Every leader should start looking at the bigger picture and understand everyone’s role within the company. Good employee alignment is essential to helping employees stay focused and maximizing profits for the company. Today’s guest is Chris Prefontaine, CEO, and f...

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Always treat your employees precisely as you want them to treat your best customers. Employees who believe that leaders are concerned about them as a whole person, not just an employee, are more productive, more satisfied, and more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability. Today’s guest is Matthew Davis, CEO, and Owner of Davis Business Law. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2987 on the 2...

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Every leader I know wants their employees to solve their own problems. Leaders who solve problems for their people are considered micro managers. When employees solve their own problems, they feel more empowered. Today’s guest is Lee Deaner, Founder & CEO at Leading Edge Training Solutions. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2207 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Leading Edge Training Solutions helps companies both large and small take ...

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Leadership comes in many shapes, forms, and people. Across the history, many great leaders have emerged with exceptional leadership styles in providing guidance, executing plans, and motivating people. Today’s guest is Brandon Knudsen, Co-Founder & CEO at Ziggi’s Coffee. Inc Magazine ranked its company #1421 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Ziggi’s Coffee is a leading specialty coffee shop and drive-thru franchise with 50 locations n...

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Leadership mindset is very important for the growth of the company. It involves having certain attitudes, beliefs, and expectations that create the foundation of who you are, how you lead others, and how you interact with and influence your colleagues. Today’s guest is Nathan Miller, Founder & CEO at Rentec Direct. Inc Magazine ranked its company #2887 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Rentec Direct serves as a web-based, full-feature...

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Every leader knows that culture is essential. Building a culture matters not just to the employees but also impacts the company's financials. The companies on the Inc 5000 typically have put a great deal of attention on building a culture that aligns with the company's mission, vision, and values. Today's guest is Ahad Khan, CEO at Kajabi. Inc Magazine ranked his company #1136 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Kajabi is an all...

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Distractions don't just pull us away from our work. They impede us on personal growth. As you grow your company, being relentlessly focused becomes even more critical than when you started. Today's guest is Patrick Ghilani, Chief Executive Officer at MRI Software LLC. Inc Magazine ranked his company #2820 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. MRI Software is a leading real estate software solution provider that transforms communities&...

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The future requires you to embrace remote work. Leading remote teams is a new skill set that has emerged over the last few years. Some of the leadership strategies that used to work just don’t anymore. Today’s guest is Alex Faust, COO & Orchestrator at Growth Institute. Inc Magazine ranked his company #3952 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Growth Institute is the premiere online training company for mid-market companies around the wo...

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Scaling your business is often the goal. This means growth in revenue, optimizing your systems, and developing authentic leaders. When scaling your business the right way, you get to experience the full potential of your business. Today’s guest is Craig Swanson, Partner at KaisaFit. KaisaFit is partnering with personal trainer, fitness educator, and social media influencer Kaisa Keranen, they are building JUST MOVE, an online fitne...

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Reimagining company culture will allow you to create the company of your dreams. Having a company that people love and know how to do the job passionately requires authentic leadership. Today’s guest is Michel Falcon, Founder, CEO at Brasa Peruvian Kitchen. Brasa Peruvian Kitchen is a fast-casual restaurant serving everyday salads and warm bowls with real Peruvian flavours. Their menu has been designed by Peruvian-born chefs from T...

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