The Essential Guide to Management for Small Business Leaders

Key Resources for Management

On My Quest for the Best with Bill Ringle, the podcast for ambitious small business leaders, I have had the pleasure and privilege of meeting and learning from world-class authorities to teach you about the best in terms of small business management.

These are the best of the best interviews based on subscriber comments and my experience as a host. 

Listen, learn, and enjoy!

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What is Management for Small Business Leaders?

Managers make the planes (and soon, drone deliveries) fly on time. While management involves both science and art, it is important to take these 5 topics into account to produce a well-functioning business, a profitable business, and a business that leaves a lasting legacy.

  • Teamwork – designing, maintaining, achieving, and growing through the people in your company, division, or department.
  • Productivity & Delegation – how to stay focused and accomplish more with and through others.
  • Metrics – measuring what matters to make better decisions.
  • Mission and Morale – creating a purpose, stating a vision for what you can achieve, and communicating your appreciation to your team for their smarts, talents, and hard work.
  • Customer Service – establishing policies and practices that protect your company and at the same time creating a channel for feedback and resolving disputes.

Industry Leaders and Sources for Management

Top 10 sources for Expertise in Small Business Management

Michael Gerber is a bestselling author, small-business guru, and founder of the Michael E. Gerber Companies.

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Dale Carngie was a master of self-improvement and sales, a public speaker and an author.

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Robert Greene is an American author and public speaker.

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Sun Tzu was a Chinese general, strategist, and philosopher.

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Brené Brown is an author, speaker, and podcast host.

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Eric Ries is management expert, entrepreneur, blogger, and author.

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Grant Cardone is a bestselling author and real estate mogul.

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Jason Fried is an author, productivity expert, and co-founder and president of 37signal.

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Gino Wickman is a bestselling author and founder of EOS Worldwide.

His best-known books include:

Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business

John Doerr is an American author and venture capitalist who was ranked by Forbes as the 105th richest person in the United States.

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Featured Interviews – Management

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