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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.

    Why you can’t save your way to success

    Why you can’t save your way to success

    Sometimes either personally, or in your business, you can focus on saving money rather than making money. This means that you can be so focused on being efficient, that you can lose the opportunity for growth.

    Spending a few hours a week saving money might make you feel better about the waste reduction, but instead spending that time making money, could in fact produce ten or one-hundred times the impact.

    This week Brad and Kevin talk about the true cost of people who try to save their way to success.

    • 27 min
    Genius of the AND from Jim Collins

    Genius of the AND from Jim Collins

    Many times we get stuck in what's called the "Tyranny of the OR". This means that we are stuck thinking that we can only solve a problem thinking binary. For example, we can't pursue profit and a purpose is an example of "Tyranny of the OR". Instead, we might think we can pursue a profit AND a purpose. 

    We explain the Genius of the AND concept, we provide several examples, and explain how you can use the Genius of the AND concept with your team. 

    • 22 min
    The Power and Struggle of saying no

    The Power and Struggle of saying no

    Saying yes comes at a cost. Understanding the cost of yes and the challenge to say no, along with the cost can help you become more effective. 

    The price of no includes time, money and busyness, leading to less effectiveness. Also, saying no the mediocre things, means you can keep room for greatness. 

    This week we talk about the price of yes and provide some tools and techniques to help you to say no.

    • 27 min
    How the best leaders hold people accountable (part 2 of 2)

    How the best leaders hold people accountable (part 2 of 2)

    Many leaders want to know how to hold a team accountable. Often they will look at team members and wonder why they aren't accountable. In order to build accountability in a team, you need two things, the tools and the environment.
    In last weeks first episode we reviewed the tools required to build accountability in your team.

    In this part two of two, we discuss the elements and the environment required to build accountability in your team.

    • 36 min
    How the best leaders hold people accountable (part 1of 2)

    How the best leaders hold people accountable (part 1of 2)

    Many leaders want to know how to hold a team accountable. Often they will look at team members and wonder why they aren't accountable. In order to build accountability in a team, you need two things, the tools and the environment. 

    In this part one of two, we discuss the tools required to build accountability in your team.

    • 32 min
    How to use SMART goals with your team

    How to use SMART goals with your team

    SMART goals are used to help teams achieve better outcomes. They turn a vague intent into a direct, specific understanding of what needs to be achieved. This helps in both measuring progress and determining whether the goal has been achieved. 

    The problem with goals that aren’t SMART is that they don’t clearly state what needs to be achieved and when.

    This week we discuss what SMART goals are and why you should use SMART goals in your strategic and business planning. 

    • 29 min

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