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The Growth Whisperers are Brad Giles and Kevin Lawrence, two advisors to mid-market businesses, one Australian, one Canadian, who each work with CEOs and Leadership Teams across the world with a mission to build enduring, great companies.

Each weekly episode covers interesting situations and questions from the world of strategic planning, leadership development, talent and hiring in high growth entrepreneurial companies where real results matter.

The Growth Whisperers podcast Brad Giles & Kevin Lawrence

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The Growth Whisperers are Brad Giles and Kevin Lawrence, two advisors to mid-market businesses, one Australian, one Canadian, who each work with CEOs and Leadership Teams across the world with a mission to build enduring, great companies.

Each weekly episode covers interesting situations and questions from the world of strategic planning, leadership development, talent and hiring in high growth entrepreneurial companies where real results matter.

    7. Return on Luck, Ferrari back to work theme, Entrepreneurs mental health

    7. Return on Luck, Ferrari back to work theme, Entrepreneurs mental health

    Return on Luck
    All companies experience good and bad luck to approximately equal amounts. Kevin and Brad talk about how leaders can use the return on luck concept looking beyond COVID.

    Ferrari back to work theme
    The Growth Whisperers talk about Ferrari's new theme called "Back on Track" and how leaders can use themes now to align teams to safely get back to work.

    Leaders mental health
    Brad & Kevin discuss why entrepreneurs need to actively look after their mental health during COVID19.

    • 51 min
    6. Elon Musk factory reopening, Efficient vs effective leadership, Virtual vs face to face meetings

    6. Elon Musk factory reopening, Efficient vs effective leadership, Virtual vs face to face meetings

    Tesla factory reopening

    Kevin & Brad talk about Elon Musk reopening the factory & asking authorities to only arrest him for doing so.


    Efficient vs effective leadership

    The Growth Whisperers discuss the difference between effective and efficient leadership, and why leaders need to focus on their effectiveness right now.



    Virtual vs face to face meetings

    Brad & Kevin share experiences with virtual meetings and will virtual strategic planning meetings become commonplace in the future.

    • 41 min
    5. Leadership team accountability, Recalibrating priorities, Shifting from health to economic crisis

    5. Leadership team accountability, Recalibrating priorities, Shifting from health to economic crisis

    Leadership team accountability

    Kevin and Brad talk about what leaders need to do to create real accountability in their teams.



    Recalibrating priorities

    The Growth Whisperers talk about the 'Coronavirus excuse problem' and whether CEOs and leaders should accept the excuse that people were working on other things and haven't been working on the business plans.  



    Shifting from health to economic crisis
    Brad and Kevin talk about the economic crisis small to medium businesses are facing.

    • 46 min
    4. Finding A players during COVID19, MeUndies Profit per X

    4. Finding A players during COVID19, MeUndies Profit per X

    Finding A players during COVID19

    During the Coronavirus pandemic one of the greatest opportunities is improve the effectiveness of your team, to use this time and improve the productivity and culture of your team by finding and hiring the best talent in your industry.


    MeUndies Profit per X

    The Growth Whisperers talk about how the MeUndies business model works and why it is so attractive.

    • 39 min
    3. Disagree and commit, Pivoting cinemas

    3. Disagree and commit, Pivoting cinemas

    Disagree and commit

    To create a high performing leadership team one of the most important principles is disagree and commit. Leaders must enter healthy, vigorous debate and be prepared to individually disagree with the decision, but commit to its successful execution. Brad and Kevin talk about how they use disagree and commit with leadership teams




    Pivoting cinemas

    The Growth Whisperers talk about two example of cinemas pivoting to generate new revenue.

    • 37 min
    2. Kids disrupting homeschool, Getting back to the office after COVID19, Government opening the economy

    2. Kids disrupting homeschool, Getting back to the office after COVID19, Government opening the economy

    Kids disrupting homeschool

    Kevin & Brad look at a couple of examples where kids have been innovative in their new digital environment.



    Getting back to the office after COVID19

    The Growth Whisperers discuss what getting back to work after the coronavirus means for many businesses.



    Government opening the economy

    How will Governments open up the economy and how will that impact business owners? Brad & Kevin discuss things you should consider.

    • 31 min

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