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146 – Get Results from Strategic Planning

146 - Get Results from Strategic Planning

 

Last week we touched on how why annual planning sessions are important what’s the purpose, and the components or structure of a successful business retreat.  This week we will focus on how to ensure the strategic planning gets implemented and your company see results.    If you are going to spend the time and money bring all your top line managers or key executives to an annual 1 or 2 full day strategic planning retreat then you must make sure you will be getting the amazing results.  I see it happen all the time: A group of managers get together at a resort for two days to hammer out a “strategic plan.” Done and dusted, they all head home. But have they produced a plan with a strategy?  Do they have the correct plan and how are they going to execute is critical, otherwise it was just a waste of time and money.

 Before we dive into the episode I want to take a minute to thank you for listening and if you enjoy this podcast please share and I would love if you could give us a rating and review while on iTunes hit the subscribe button so you never miss an episode

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145 – How to plan your company annual strategy retreat

145 - How to plan your company annual strategy retreat

Welcome to episode 145 Corporate Strategy planning

Today is the part 4 and the final session on our series of Meeting Rhythms.  If you are listening to this podcast for the 1st time welcome.  You may find it helpful to go back to episode 142 and listen to part one which was the importance of daily huddles, then 143 on weekly meeting who should attend and what does an agenda look like.  Last week we covered the Monthly meeting and todays episode is about the importance of booking time with your team for an off-site business planning session or corporate retreat!  Regardless if you are a solepeneur a small company or a large company with a formal board of directors, corporate retreats are Vital to the success of your business. As a graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors they also promoted that the Board of Directors should have annual board retreats to foster board culture.  In this episode, we will cover why annual planning sessions are important what’s the purpose, and the components or structure of a successful retreat. 

With 20+ years as an entrepreneur I have attended many retreats I have also facilitated corporate retreats for my staff as well as, retreats for multitude of companies.

That’s why I am passionate to offer corporate retreat programs through my business Maxum Corporation and I want to provide a special offer for my inspiring greatness listeners. Book your corporate retreat using code MAXretreat and receive $500 discount off a one day program and a $750 discount off a two day program. All you need to do to get more information on this offer tap on the corporate retreat link in the description of this episode or email shelley@maxumcorp.com.au

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144 – Great Companies Have Monthly Management Meetings

144 - Great Companies Have Monthly Management Meetings

Happy Easter to all my friends listening to around the world. I hope everyone had the time to take a day or few off and enjoyed a chocolate Easter bunny or a few chocolate eggs.

Well I'm back from a very exciting week of travel and training. I am grateful I was asked to co-facilitate a full day of training on Mentorship in Thailand for the Entrepreneurs Organization.  What an amazing experience as I had the pleasure of meeting so many outstanding people.  The workshop was full of hand on tools and practical exercises how to be a great mentor! 

Before we dive into this episode I wanted let you know the Small Business Growth Challenge contest comes to a close on April 6th  you only have a few more days so quickly register so you don’t miss out! 

That’s right one more chance to win a 1 year $2500.00 growth plan for your business.   Full details on this offer for Inspiring Greatness Listeners from Silver Lining Ltd on episode 136. Or access the links on our show notes page. Maxumcorp.com.au/podcast   This amazing growth plan will help you  gain clarity around your business, understand your ideal client and how to connect with them without spending too much time and money but most importantly, set and hit your financial goals year after year.

Its super easy one quick form for a chance to win a 1-year business growth plan, valued at $2500 US.

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143 – Great Companies Have Weekly Meetings

143 - Great Companies Have Weekly Meetings

Greatness is not a function of circumstance,  Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline” said Jim Collins 

Collins and his team of researchers used strict benchmarks to identify a group of eleven elite companies that made the leap from good to great and sustained that greatness for at least fifteen years. The companies that made the list might surprise you as much as those left off (the likes of Intel, GE and Coca Cola are nowhere to be found). The real surprise of Good to Great isn’t so much what good companies do to propel themselves to greatness — it’s why more companies haven’t done the same things more often.

Here is a summary of things you will Learn from his book Good to Great a number 1 best seller.

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142 – Communication is Critical Start with a Morning Huddle

142 – Communication is Critical Start with a Morning Huddle

Are you sick of walking out of an hour-long meeting thinking, “What was the point?”  Cameron Herold even wrote a book called “Meetings SUCK” I agree meeting do suck if they are not run properly, they have no agenda, they don’t start on time or finish on time and no one is held accountable for action items.  Meetings must be focused with specific agenda to eliminate daily back and forth emails and impromptu questions.  It’s all about how we move faster, pulse faster to be leaders and remain ahead of our competition. At the heart of a team’s performance is a rhythm of well-run daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual meeting.  These meeting bring focus and alignment, provide an opportunity to solve problems more quickly, and ultimately save time.  They also address the #1 challenge people face when they work together…. That is Communications.   

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141 – LIZ WISEMAN MULTIPLIERS MAKE EFFECTIVE LEADERS

141 - LIZ WISEMAN MULTIPLIERS MAKE EFFECTIVE LEADERS

Ask yourself are YOU a good leader or do you tend to operate in Crisis Management.? What I mean by Crisis Management is when everyone in your organization is coming to you for information and you end up being the bottleneck that tells them what to do.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to  win a 1-year business growth plan, valued at $2500 US.  Deadline to enter is April 6th.  

There are two types of leaders, according to author and researcher Liz Wiseman. Some leaders encourage intelligence and creativity in their employees, creating other leaders, while others “shut down the smarts of others and waste talent and intellect”. Today you will looking at, are YOU a good leader or do you tend to operate in crisis management?

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140 – HIRE & RETAIN “A” PLAYERS USING TOPGRADING TECHNIQUES WITH DR. TODD SMART

140 - HIRE & RETAIN A PLAYERS USING TOPGRADING TECHNIQUES WITH DR. BRAD SMART

Today I will talking about TopGrading a specific approach to hiring the right people for your company and making sure they are doing the right jobs in your organisation.  

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139- Small Business Growth Challenge valued at $2500.00

139 - SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH CHALLENGE

Join us for this episode and learn how to enter our SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH CHALLENGE and get a chance to win a one-year business growth plan, valued at $2500.
I have teamed up with Carissa Reiniger, Founder & CEO of Silver Lining Ltd so she can give her expert insight on how to help get clear on what you do, who you do it for, and the scale on which you wish to grow.

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138 – Small Business Growth Challenge valued at $2500.00

138 - SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH CHALLENGE

Join us for this episode and learn how to enter our SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH CHALLENGE and get a chance to win a one-year business growth plan, valued at $2500.

I have teamed up with Carissa Reiniger, Founder & CEO of Silver Lining Ltd so she can give her expert insight on how to help get clear on what you do, who you do it for, and the scale on which you wish to grow.

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137 – Small Business Growth Challenge valued at $2500.00

137 - SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH CHALLENGE

As we head into the new year, we often take time to reflect on the past year and set resolutions and goals for the year ahead.

It is a time when many entrepreneurs decide to take the leap and vow to finally turn their ideas into a reality. Join us for this episode and learn how to enter our SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH CHALLENGE and get a chance to win a one-year business growth plan, valued at $2500.
I have teamed up with Carissa Reiniger, Founder & CEO of Silver Lining Ltd so she can give her expert insight on how to help get clear on what you do, who you do it for, and the scale on which you wish to grow.

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136 – Small Business Growth Challenge valued at $2500.00

136 - SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH CHALLENGE

As we head into the new year, we often take time to reflect on the past year and set resolutions and goals for the year ahead.

It is a time when many entrepreneurs decide to take the leap and vow to finally turn their ideas into a reality. Join us for this episode and learn how to enter our SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH CHALLENGE and get a chance to win a one-year business growth plan, valued at $2500.
I have teamed up with Carissa Reiniger, Founder & CEO of Silver Lining Ltd so she can give her expert insight on how to help get clear on what you do, who you do it for, and the scale on which you wish to grow.

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135 Sheri Fitts – 3 C’s: Content – Connect & Consistency

135 Sheri Fitts - 3 C's: Content - Connect & Consistency

WELCOME TO EPISODE  135 you just heard an opening snippet from Sheri Fitts who is an expert on internet marketing, business strategies and marketing.

In this episode you'll discover:

  •  Sheri shares her first venture at the tender age of five, selling her own homemade rose petal perfume in baby food jars, door-to-door.  
  • CASHFLOW matters
  • The importance of keeping your body healthy for a successful business
  • How she used a series of blog posts to write her first book

Lastly don’t miss how to get access to her free gift for Inspiring Greatness listeners which is her ebook on 100 Tips for Social Media Success offers tips and tricks for entering the digital conversation effectively, efficiently, and completely in compliance.

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134 – The Best Advice from 13 Famous Entrepreneurs

134 – The Best Advice from 13 Famous Entrepreneurs

As we start the year, I felt it was timely to provide some inspiration and motivation to you.  In today’s episode, you will hear from 13 of the top most influential famous Entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, even Donald Trump and many more as they provide advice on what it takes to be a successful Entrepreneur. I will also share 10 key traits or talents of successful entrepreneurs. 

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133 Heather Ann Havenwood – Chief Sexy Boss

133 Heather Ann Havenwood - Chief Sexy Boss

Heather Ann Havenwood is a serial entrepreneur and is regarded as a top authority on digital marketing, sales coaching and online publishing business strategies.  Heather Ann has been named Top 50 Must Follow Women Entrepreneur's for 2017 by Huffington Post.  She is also called Chief Sexy Boss™ (from her Amazon BEST SELLER book Sexy Boss™ How Female Entrepreneurship is Changing the Rule Book and  Beating the Big Boys. In 2006, she started, developed and grew an online information marketing publishing company from ground zero to over $1 million in sales in less than 12 months.

Heather Ann is now a nationally syndicated radio show host of ‘The Win’

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132 Carissa Reiniger – Ask For Help

132 Carissa Reiniger - Ask For Help

 

You just heard a snippet from Carissa Reiniger, what a delight to interview.  For those of you who have already listened to episode 131 you would have heard Carissa and I reveal our Small Business Growth Challenge contest for a chance to win 1-year growth plan for your business worth $2500.00 US. If you have not listened to the episode I suggest you do so right after this episode, so you can enter. The contest closes Feb 28th, 2018 and the lucky winner will be announced Mar 1st.  

Onto Today’s interview with Carissa.

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131 – Small Business Growth Challenge valued at $2500.00

131 - SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH CHALLENGE

As we head into the new year, we often take time to reflect on the past year and set resolutions and goals for the year ahead.

It is a time when many entrepreneurs decide to take the leap and vow to finally turn their ideas into a reality. Join us for this episode and learn how to enter our SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH CHALLENGE and get a chance to win a one-year business growth plan, valued at $2500.
I have teamed up with Carissa Reiniger, Founder & CEO of Silver Lining Ltd so she can give her expert insight on how to help get clear on what you do, who you do it for, and the scale on which you wish to grow.

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130 – Top Recommended Books

130-  Top Recommended Books

Happy Holidays! I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and  spending quality time with your loved ones.  Before we dive into recommended books by my guests, I would love to hear what traditions you do each year. The past 5 years, one of our family traditions has been making 300 lunches for the people at The Mustard Seed in Calgary. It’s an afternoon of quality time with our family. All of us in the kitchen laughing, a bit of banter after a few Christmas drinks but had fun at all.  I have posted a few pictures, so you can see all the carts of groceries required to make that many lunches. Head over to Maxumcorp.com.au/ Or you can also send a message and share your pictures on Inspiring Greatness Facebook page.

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129- 2017 Best Advice

129 - Best Advice

Welcome to episode 129 on Best Advice & tips from experienced entrepreneurs that were guests on Inspiring Greatness Podcast. First, I’d like to wish all my listeners a wonderful holiday season and hope that you get to spend quality time with your loved ones.  Speaking of spending time with loved ones,  it was my 49th Birthday recently. How quickly time flies! We all have ups and downs, life brings curve balls and we sometimes wonder how are we going to get thru.  However, regardless of the troubles we face we still have so much to be grateful.  For my Birthday I was not seeking gifts, instead, I have committed to doing 49 random acts of kindness. 

This means I need to co-ordinate something weekly to accomplish my goal before next December. There is no better feeling than the gift of giving during the holiday season and why not carry that over throughout the year? I'd love to hear some Acts of Kindness suggestions on what shall I do?  Send us message on Facebook or email me at Shelley@maxumcorp.com.au

 

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128 Top Tech Tools of 2017

128 Tech Tools of 2017

Back by popular demand several listeners have asked us to summarize the most popular BEST Technology Tools that our guests recommend on our podcast.  Now this was difficult to pick as you can imagine there are a TON of tools out there… did you know that the apple App store is growing by 1000 new apps each day? Plus when I ask my guest what is the BEST Technology tool or app you find useful they usually respond with not just one but several suggested.  In fact, some one guest recommended nine tools and people even categorized them in Best Business App, Best Health App, Best Social Media App the list goes on. I have had well over 100 recommendations in just apps on this podcast.

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127 ISAAC TOLPIN – Lessons From Failure

127 ISAAC TOLPIN - Lessons From Failure

Isaac is one of the Founders of ConveYour.com, the #1 Micro-Learning platform for influencers and companies. He’s a tech entrepreneur and futurist at heart, on a mission, enabling brands to authentically connect and inform at scale with over 105 million in combined revenues from the companies he’s helped build.

His recent background includes, cultivating a vineyard, keynote speaker, digital marketer, and EdTech disrupter through the pioneering Mirco-Training technology, ConveYour.com, the platform that’s improving the way influencers and organizations connect and train their people.

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