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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.

    Are you planning to sell, or planning to keep your business? Or, are you stuck in the mediocre middle? (Part 1 of 2)

    Are you planning to sell, or planning to keep your business? Or, are you stuck in the mediocre middle? (Part 1 of 2)

    If you don't have a plan to keep or sell your business, are you stuck in the mediocre middle?

    That is, you're not planning to sell, and you're not planning to
    keep, and you're suffering the consequences of inaction in the middle.

    And it's not consciously that you're doing it.
    You're busy running your business. And that takes a lot of time.

    This week in part 2 of 2 we discuss how to escape the mediocre middle and provide the tools to help you understand what you must do in order to endure.

    • 53 min
    Are you planning to sell, or planning to keep your business? Or, are you stuck in the mediocre middle? (Part 1 of 2)

    Are you planning to sell, or planning to keep your business? Or, are you stuck in the mediocre middle? (Part 1 of 2)

    If you don't have a plan to keep or sell your business, are you stuck in what we call the mediocre middle?

    That is, you're not planning to sell, and you're not planning to
    keep, and you're suffering the consequences of inaction in the middle.

    And it's not consciously that you're doing it.

    You're busy running your business. And that takes a lot of time.

    This week in part 1 of 2 we discuss what it means to be stuck in the mediocre middle and the cost that you pay for not having a plan either way.

    • 33 min
    How do you integrate cultures when companies merge or a company is acquired

    How do you integrate cultures when companies merge or a company is acquired

    Many leaders will focus on the finances and processes when acquiring a company and don't often consider the culture. Yet the culture can actually create major problems and can even destroy a good merger.

    So when acquiring a company, having a plan for the cultures to merge is one of the most important things you must do.

    This week we answer the question How do you integrate cultures when companies merge? Then we review the 7 most important things to consider when merging two company cultures.

    • 38 min
    Why finding the best advisors will help you quadruple your IQ

    Why finding the best advisors will help you quadruple your IQ

    Finding a competent advisor is easy, but if you want the best to really make a difference in any area, it is important to ask the question, who is the person that has been in your situation 14 times before. 

    We also discuss the Billionaire mindset and consider if a Billionaire with no limits on money was in your situation, what adviser would they choose and why. Finally, we talk about the importance of getting the right fit with an adviser so you can become clearer, stronger and more inspired.

    • 50 min
    Confront the Brutal Facts - Jim Collins method for team hygiene

    Confront the Brutal Facts - Jim Collins method for team hygiene

    One of the key concepts from Jim Collins is that teams must regularly confront the brutal facts. Not the opinions or the hopes or dreams, but the facts. 

    It's important to regularly discuss these brutal facts so we can catch problems early before they turn from small problems into large problems.

    In this episode, we talk about how to manage brutal facts in your business and how they can be an incredible thing for you to focus on.

    • 37 min
    Collective intelligence, the key to a successful weekly meeting

    Collective intelligence, the key to a successful weekly meeting

    The collective intelligence agenda item inside the weekly meeting is one of the most valuable parts of the weekly meeting. This is where decision-makers learn all the data and facts, debate the merits of ideas and most importantly make decisions to help the business pulse faster. 

    But there are seven important aspects to making collective intelligence work well in your company. We discuss these and detail how you can make weekly meetings more effective using the power of collective intelligence.

    • 43 min

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