Business Wingmen Podcast

Business Wingmen Podcast

Tired of boring business discussions fit for your out of touch boss? The Business Wingmen Show, brought to you by father and son duo Steve and Travis Smith, trade tales of corporate absurdity and career brilliance with an electric candor, one which isn’t scared to not be politically correct. Our show dives deep into the thinking, behaviors and actions professional people at the top of their game embody. From leadership and management challenges to climbing the corporate ladder or being a successful entrepreneur, Steve and Travis’ insights help their listeners put to practice REAL ideas and tactics that actually work in the business world. Gain some new, thought-provoking perspective on how to lead your team and run a profitable, growing business- all in about 20 minutes.

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May 4, 2021 36 min
When is it time to leave, or is it? Deciding to quit to pursue a new career opportunity or stay put may not always be within your control. So, what is the best way to leave if all the signs point in that direction. Join your Business Wingmen Steve & Travis Smith and learn from the experiences they have had in a variety of circumstances and career histories.
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We're all susceptible to burnout. It comes from feeling defeated, being overwhelmed or being stressed all the time. Do you know the signs that show up before burnout hits? As a leader, can you identify someone who is entering the early stages of burnout? Today, your Business Wingmen hosts, Steve and Travis Smith discuss how to spot and deal with burnout on the job.
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The world is full of people speaking out about all kinds of social, political and economic issues; some responsible and others not. As a company owner or senior leader in a business, when do you make your opinions known and should you even be opening your mouth! In today's Business Wingmen Show, Steve & Travis Smith debate situations and examples to try and cover the spectrum of reasons and problems associated with speaki...
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There's nothing worse than realizing that the people that work for you routinely discount or blow off your direction, ideas or input. Don't let this continue. Learn how to improve your communication style and engage your people at a deeper level.
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In this special episode we interview gubernatorial candidate for California, Major Williams. Our talk focuses on today's business conditions and what the future holds. Major is an entrepreneur and small business owner with aspirations of becoming the next governor of California and changing the state's poorly rated business climate.
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How motivated is your team to be their best and bring their A game to work each day? If motivation is an issue for you or the people you employ, join Business Wingmen Steve and Travis Smith for a lively, informative discussion on how best to motivate your employees so they will do their best.
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Business Partnerships have the highest rate of failure of any business structure because the partners in question don't do enough to qualify their compatibility and shared visions for success. In today's show, Steve and Travis Smith discuss the importance of operating agreements, understanding your partner's priorities and making sure the partnership roles are clearly defined.
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Is the customer always right or do you have the right to say No! If you can't or don't want to accommodate a customer request, what is the best way to decline without losing the customer. Today, your business Wingmen hosts, Steve and Travis Smith will debate the best ways to say no and still maintain the customer's respect.
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Do you know someone in your workplace who exhibits bad behavior but doesn't realize it? What do you do? Do you tell them or stay out of it? Today, your Business Wingmen Steve Smith and Travis Smith debate the pros and cons of engaging people who interact inappropriately with others regardless of the damage it causes.
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What do you do when someone you work with or works for you is someone you dislike or are uncomfortable being around? Happens all the time and it can lead to work flow issues or HR problems if it's not addressed. Join your Business Wingmen Steve Smith and Travis Smith and gain new insights about solving this common problem.
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From the days of email and social media to our current video conferencing communications, operating in a digital world has behavioral best practices- Etiquette! It is not complicated but making some or all of these mistakes can make you look very unprofessional. Join Steve and Travis and learn the 'dos' and 'donts' of communicating virtually.
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We all deal with things that take us off track and away from our responsibilities but the greatest distraction suffered by small business owners is Shiny Object Syndrome. This disorder makes it difficult to stay focused on your business long enough to be successful. In today's episode of the Business Wingmen, Steve and Travis debate why this happens and how to overcome it.
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February 3, 2021 35 min
Companies who supply products and services to your business are an important part of your overall success. So, what is the best way to select and monitor your suppliers to insure you are getting the best for your business? In today's episode, Steve and Travis debate the essential strategies for picking the right supplier for you.
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Today, it's possible to have as many as 5 generations represented in your business! The dominant ones remain millennials, then boomers with gen zs gaining speed. How do you insure that working relationships don't become an issue? Join Business Wingmen Steve and Travis and learn about the differences and the solutions to this challenging but very real situation.
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January 20, 2021 32 min
How influenced are you by books? have you read books that really changed your career, your business or your life? Today's episode focuses on books that shape thinking, attitudes and new approaches to reach professional goals. Join Steve and Travis and get their list of the books they were most influenced by.
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Did you make a new years resolution this year? Are you concerned that you won’t follow through and achieve your goal? This is not unusual. New Years resolutions have less than a 10 percent chance of success unless you do a few things to insure your goals get done. On today’s Business Wingmen Show, Steve and Travis Smith debate the benefit and relevance of setting New Years resolutions and offer ways to insure you accomplish wha...
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In this episode, your business wingmen toss around the debate surrounding the value of education and the question about whether or not more education or occupational certification worth the time and money. Why do professionals seek more education and what can they expect as a career benefit.
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What should you be thinking about and doing once you become the boss of a new team? In today's episode, your business wingmen, Steve Smith and Travis Smith debate how to approach a new group of employees and earn credibility quickly.
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When you are faced with challenges or big obstacles for the first time, how confident are you that you will be able to manage through them? In today's episode, Business Wingmen, Steve Smith and Travis Smith discuss the pitfalls and strategies for adopting a more courageous approach to managing through uncertainty.
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Working at home has its benefits and its issues. Today's episode discusses how to make working from home a highly productive endeavor. Join Steve and Travis for their lively way of dissecting and recommending ways to excel.
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