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The Food Truck Challenge

Recently, I took the Ptex Team on a surprise outing just a few doors down from our office. We came to a large, empty hall with chairs arranged in a circle. As the team filed in, no one knew what was going on, why they were there, or what we’d be doing.

Then, our moderator explained that we would spend the afternoon competing in “The Food Truck Challenge.” We divided into four teams and each team was tasked to create their own food truck according to their assigned cuisine (Mediterranean, Asian, South American, and desserts), complete with branding and marketing, three dishes plated for 20 people, and of course, the truck itself. Everyone had a blast!

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How to Build a Culture that Helps You Scale– with Garry Ridge

Many entrepreneurs have trouble building a culture that enables them to build a scalable company.

In this episode, Garry Ridge, the CEO of WD-40 Company, joins me on the show. WD-40 is a product found in 8 out of 10 American households and sold in more than 176 countries around the world. In this interview, Garry and host Meny Hoffman discuss the approach WD-40 took throughout the years to turn one product into a billion-dollar company, the qualities that make a good leader, and how to build a culture that truly allows you to scale your company.

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You 2.0: Your Update Is Now Available

You turn on your phone, and a familiar message flashes across the screen. It’s a request to update to the new and improved version of some app or software. You ignore it.

The next day, the same message comes up during an important meeting. And once again, you hit “not now.”

Then, a few days later, it happens again. Annoyed, you ignore the message, telling yourself that you’ll deal with it later.

A couple of weeks later, you find out that some of your friends and colleagues have certain helpful features on their phones that you don’t have, making you feel outdated. The only difference? They took action—they clicked “update.”

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How to Lead Your People to High-Performance– with Chester Elton

If you could motivate your people to perform at their peak every single day, how would you do it?

I’m excited to share my interview with one of today’s most influential voices in workplace trends, Chester Elton. Chester has spent two decades helping business owners engage their employees in their organizational strategy, vision, and values. He provides real solutions for real leaders looking to build culture, manage, change, and drive innovation.

In this episode, Chester covers the best practices of successful leadership and breaks down the five disciplines every leader needs to have in order to empower and motivate their team. Chester also shares practical tips for developing a company culture that supercharges employee performance and serves as a key differentiator for you in your industry.

Listen and enjoy!

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The Power of Building the Right Relationships—with David Nour

Whether we like it or not, we all need to build the right relationships in order to survive in the world of business.

This week’s guest is David Nour, the CEO of the Nour Group, Inc. David is an internationally acclaimed speaker and author of ten books, including his best-sellers Relationship Economics and ConnectAbility. He has spent the past two decades studying business relationships and has helped countless organizations, from small enterprises to Fortune 100 companies, learn to leverage the value of their greatest off-balance-sheet asset—their relationships.

In our interview, David and I discussed the power of building relationships to drive strategy, innovation, growth and profitability. David explains the number one reason why companies fail at cultivating valuable relationships and clarifies the correct steps to identify the people in your life or your business that you should prioritize.

Listen and enjoy!

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Finding Your “Mojovation” on LinkedIn– with Joe Apfelbaum

Is it time for your company to pivot in a different direction?

If you’re ready to shake up the status quo, I’m excited to share my interview with business strategist, acclaimed author and motivational speaker Joe Apfelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union. Joe shares his personal experiences with growing million-dollar companies and demonstrates how pivoting is crucial for personal and professional growth. He outlines his proven method for staying “mojovated,” energized, optimistic, action-oriented, and hungry to succeed. Finally, Joe demystifies why networking doesn’t work for most people, explains why LinkedIn needs to be part of your business strategy before it’s too late, and breaks down the steps to successfully build your brand online.

 I know you’re going to love the awesome energy and information in this interview, so listen below and enjoy!

 

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Don’t Make Things Harder than They Need to Be

I was once discussing with two business partners how to upgrade their company’s technology. When I suggested we first examine their current order processing system, one partner launched excitedly into a detailed explanation of how it all works: Orders are taken by phone, then someone handwrites an order form, then it goes to billing, and so on and so forth. He explained the ins and outs of their complicated system for tracking orders, packing and shipping items at their warehouse. Read more

LTB 22 | Finding Your Why

Finding Your Why And Making That Your Differentiator– with Mark Levy

How are your customers’ lives better because of you? If you’re ready to dig deep for an answer that sets you apart from the competition, you don’t want to miss my interview with Mark Levy, founder of Levy Innovation. 

Mark Levy, the founder of Levy Innovationhas consulted some of the world’s most prominent CEOs and thought leaders, including Simon Sinek of Start with Why, and helped them differentiate themselves with a big idea that sets them apart. 

In this episode, Mark shares the importance of finding your purpose, your “why,” and making that your differentiator. Through riveting anecdotes of clients he has worked with, Mark explains why most companies fail to differentiate themselves and offers practical tips on how to define and articulate your “why” to the world in ways that will transform your business and scale it.

I hope you listen and gain from all the valuable advice Mark offers in this episode!

 

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