Team Building and Communications

Getting people to share information and resources toward accomplishing common goals.

293: If your process for setting goals sucks and your business goals are half-baked, what makes you think your accomplishments are going to be great?

Goal-Setting Boot Camp: Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Kevin Shulman Kevin Shulman and Bill Ringle discuss the subtle …

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310: Reaching and connecting with colleagues in meaningful ways when you are working remotely with guest expert Kevin Eikenberry

Kevin Eikenberry, author of The Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere. Kevin Eikenberry and Bill Ringle discuss practical examples of establishing meaningful …

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304: Finding the best fit organizational structures through conversational depth with guest expert Brent Lowe

Brent Lowe, co-author of Lead Together: The Bold, Brave, Intentional Path to Scaling Your Business Brent Lowe and Bill Ringle discuss the hidden value unearthed …

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303: Trust your mentor, stay situationally aware, and always do the right thing with guest expert Mark Brouker

Mark Brouker, author of Lessons from the Navy: How to Earn Trust, Lead Teams, and Achieve Organizational Excellence Mark Brouker and Bill Ringle discuss leadership …

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287: Becoming the best version of yourself and helping each person on your team do the same with guest expert Mitzi Perdue

Mitzi Perdue, author of How to Be Up in Down Times Mitzi Perdue and Bill Ringle discuss committing to service as a means to overcome …

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263: Merrick Rosenberg – Understanding the personality types of your team to influence better outcomes

Merrick Rosenberg, author of The Chameleon: Life-Changing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has a Personality or Knows Someone Who Does Merrick Rosenberg and Bill Ringle discuss …

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237: Jackie Stavros – applying Appreciative Inquiry for organizational improvement

Jackie Stavros, co-author of Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement Jackie Stavros  and Bill Ringle discuss using Appreciative Inquiry …

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224: Operating with Higher Levels of Integrity, interview with Katie Hendricks, PhD

Katie and Gay’s article on Operational Integrity Katie Hendricks and Bill Ringle discuss integrity, operating agreements, and the underlying dynamics of strong relationship in small …

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210: Real Estate On Your Terms: Create Continuous Cash Flow Now, Without Using Your Cash Or Credit – Interview with Chris Prefontaine

Chris Prefontaine, author of Real Estate on Your Terms Chris Prefontaine and Bill Ringle discuss options business owners have to invest in real estate without …

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158: Overcoming Diversity Fatigue – Featured Interview with David Livermore

David Livermore talks with Bill Ringle about how awareness of values diversity drives business value.

Key points that you’ll learn from this interview:

The importance of taking inventory of your company culture.
How to recognize and overcome “diversity fatigue.”
The role of diversity metrics in business.
The key ingredient of shared objectives.
What Jeff Bezos missed with his “empty chair” technique

145: Following Small Business Trends – Featured Interview with Anita Campbell

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • How she made the successful transition from the corporate world to being a successful entrepreneur.
  • What other entrepreneurs want from learning materials and networking.
  • Four trends that are driven by different forces and are shaping what tools and strategies entrepreneurs use to grow.

Anita Campbell talks with Bill Ringle about small business trends and success.

144: 9 Steps to a Better Bottom Line – Featured Interview with Dorriah Rogers

Dorriah Rogers talks with Bill Ringle about the principles and benefits described in Decide to Profit.
 
Key points that you’ll learn from this interview:
The impact a mentor had on Rogers’ life and career, and how he inspired her to be her own person.
How the Lego company used a single, unified goal to really turn things around.
The importance of not only giving everyone in the company or organization, not just the decision makers, a voice.
How to teach employees to tie their ideas to the overarching goal: making money.
Rogers’ 9 steps to a better bottom line.

120: How Good Managers Become Great Leaders – Featured Interview with Mike Figliuolo

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • The distinction between managing and leading, advocated by Admiral Grace Mary Hooper
  • Stages to building a profitable, scalable training company
  • What leaders did to deepen trust and improve communications at a Fortune 100 company
  • Why boundaries are so elusive for leaders and how to make them work better
  • The mindset needed to grow your company in a short period of time

Mike Figliuolo talks with Bill Ringle about the importance for leaders of understanding people as individuals in an organization. 

118: What Do You Really Want? – Featured Interview with Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier, author of The Coaching Habit, talks with Bill Ringle about how to strengthen your management effectiveness by giving less advice.

Key points that you’ll learn from this interview:

What it means when managers create an environment to stay focused, engaged, and learning as the standard
How to avoid being an advice-giving maniac
Tactics to get beyond the first answer to a deeper question (which is not the only answer and rarely the best answer)
Why your organization will become more productive when there is less of a rush to action
What makes up 50% of our waking behavior and rarely gets the attention it deserves

116: Turning the Coin Over – Featured Interview with Doug Conant

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • How getting fired can lead to new and better opportunities
  • What it means to “turn the coin over” when presented with a problem
  • The two top qualities of mind that set exceptional leaders apart from well-intentioned leaders
  • How you can use the criteria to win in the marketplace in your own business
  • What resulted from combining the social agenda with the value agenda at Cambell’s Soup for employees and other stakeholders

Doug Conant talks with Bill Ringle about proven leadership principles that apply across the board, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups.

115: Share Your Code to Become a Better Leader – Featured Interview with Mette Norgaard

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • What leaders who care about the human side of business can be observed doing regularly
  • How the Finnish Broadcasting situation was turned around one lunch conversation at a time
  • What distinguishes a conversation from a Touchpoint opportunity
  • Why sharing your “code” with your team can make you a better leader
  • How to combine your words and energy in an interaction to produce extraordinary impact
  • What you can do to sidestep the myth of “no time to slow down” 

Mette Norgaard talks with Bill Ringle about Touchpoints as a transformative tool in business.

108: Guerilla Selling – Featured Interview with Orvel Ray Wilson

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • How insisting on a meeting with a decision maker led to a great friendship and business partnership with Jay Levinson
  • What Red Bull did to break into the London bar scene
  • Economic trends that every business owner can use for growth
  • The business growth leverage opportunity in upgrading the skills of your team

Orvel Ray Wilson talks with Bill Ringle about Guerrilla Marketing and conquering overseas territories.

106: The Leaders Climb – Interview with Paul Heagen

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • How an early start in news radio led to a career in executive coaching
  • What to do when you find yourself going too fast and fighting too many decisions
  • The similarities of a movie script to a life script
  • How having a professional code of behavior makes it easy to be consistent and credible
  • How publishing a book creates a public standard and personal challenge for congruence

Paul Heagan talks with Bill Ringle about how to succeed by creating an environment where you can do your best thinking and leading.

104: Leadership from the Inside Out – Interview with Kevin Cashman

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • The value of both outer tools (strategy, communications, teambuilding, finance,…) and inner tools (self-awareness of values, character, talents, vision,…) for great leaders
  • What it takes to transform the volitility, unpredictability, complex, and ambiguous elements to those of vision, understanding, clarity, and agility
  • How it took 9 years of research and 1 year of writing to create The Pause Principle book
  • What steps Kevin took to add a “pause environment” in his home 

Kevin Cashman talks with Bill Ringle about using the Pause Principle to develop yourself, others, and to create a culture of innovation. 

103: 18 Minutes – Interview with Peter Bregman

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • The right environment to train business leaders who must have dangerous conversations
  • What makes the “You can have it all” myth so important to burst
  • How to use 5 boxes on your daily planner to accomplish the most important objectives each year

Peter Bregman talks with Bill Ringle about the benefits of finding your focus.

101: Change Friendly Leadership – Interview with Rodger Dean Duncan

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • What newscaster Jim Lehrer taught Rodger about good interviewing
  • Why it is important to set up and maintain an environment to challenge the status quo
  • How an losing agra business turned itself around in 12 months and yielded a $252 million profit 
  • Points of effective communication with a change initiative
  • The importance of being wiling to be influenced

Dr. Rodger Dean Duncan talks with Bill Ringle about change-friendly leadership.

100: A Slice of the Pie – Featured Interview with Nick Sarillo

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • The most important aspect of a business is not it’s product or people or process, but another “p” word
  • The importance of making your company values current and present to each employee so that employees can use values in day-to-day decision making
  • The case of the burned bottom pizza, and the broader lessons any business owner can draw from it
  • Why you need to oversee multiple health dimensions of a business for all stakeholders
  • What exceptional factors drives higher profits and lower turnover in a traditionally slim margin and low commitment business that you can model in your business

Nick Sarillo talks with Bill Ringle about creating an empowered work culture for small businesses.

99: How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things – Interview with Neil Smith

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • Identifying the structural and human obstacles to change
  • About how Bank of America generated 150,000 ideas for improvement and engaged on the path to improvement through this process

  • Why the fear of the unknown is always a give with change programs, and how to handle it
  • Examples of how to create the right environment for change

Neil Smith talks with Bill Ringle about overcoming the hidden barriers to success for entrepreneurs.

95: For Better or for Work – Featured Interview with Meg Hirshberg

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Listen to this interview to learn:

  • How telling the truth makes you feel less alone, and that being a founder is lonely journey at times
  • That business, like marriages, goes through distinct phases
  • Your partner or spouse really wants to know how you are feeling, not just the “good” or “great” response you give to your colleagues and team
  • Being authentic about every aspect of the journey together is critical to the success of both the business and the relationship

Meg Hirshberg talks with Bill Ringle about navigating the challenges of building a business while making a marriage (with children) successful.

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