9 episodes

Join Lodestone True North's head coach Mark Whitmore as he unearths some wisdom, truths, and hacks, to help you sharpen the saw as you operate your business. And have fun while we help you take your business from Broken to Smokin'!

Business Broken to Smokin' Podcast Lodestone True North

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Join Lodestone True North's head coach Mark Whitmore as he unearths some wisdom, truths, and hacks, to help you sharpen the saw as you operate your business. And have fun while we help you take your business from Broken to Smokin'!

    Episode 017 - July 21, 2022 - In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast, Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore discusses his TOMKAT tool, and his new tool about eyesight.

    Episode 017 - July 21, 2022 - In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast, Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore discusses his TOMKAT tool, and his new tool about eyesight.

    In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast, Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore discusses his TOMKAT tool, and his new strategic tool about eyesight.



    :50 Opening song, Open your eyes, by Asia

    1:20 Book reference - Team of Rivals by Goodwin

    3:19 Book reference - Pinnacle by Steve Preda and Gregory Cleary

    4:20 Mark talks through his tool called TOMKAT (Tools, Opportunity, Materials, Knowledge, Acquired Experience, Talent)

    9:15 Reference to a Brian Regan skit

    27:00 New tool



    Website: www.lodestonetruenorth.com
    Website www.bigeasydesk.com
    LinkedIn Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-whitmore-lodestone/
    LinkedIn Lodestone: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lodestone-true-north
    Lodestone Courses on Thinkific: lodestone.thinkific.com/

    Podcast:
    YouTube (video)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWcZ3wC733fQzTkWtAud0IQ
    Spotify (video or audio)
    https://open.spotify.com/show/3QCsZ7fyKr4z804oTac3FU
    Apple Podcasts (audio)
    https://apple.co/3O4uv4H



    **Credits**

    Music - Open your eyes - Asia

    Book reference - American Icon, by Hoffman

    Book reference - Good to Great, by Jim Collins

    • 45 min
    Episode 016 - July 8, 2022. Generating Buy-in and Grit.

    Episode 016 - July 8, 2022. Generating Buy-in and Grit.

    In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast, Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore discusses Generating Buy-in and Grit, the Book “Drive” by Daniel H. Pink, our M3M Took, and a Shoutout to Leppo Rents, Akron Ohio.

    1:32 Shoutout to Leppo Rents https://www.lepporents.com/locations/akron

    3:51 Tom Petty, and Buy-In and Grit

    4:43 Book reference - Drive, by Daniel H. Pink

    5:20 The M3M Tool

    7:33 Meaning

    8:49 Mastery

    10:32 Mine (Autonomy)

    18:56 Zappos example

    25:04 Using meaning to cast a vision

    26:19 The Pathway to Mastery

    31:58 More thoughts on autonomy, and the English Garden (Stan Hywet gardens https://www.stanhywet.org/ )

    37:15 ooo look what Zog do (Gary Lawson, The Far Side https://www.thefarside.com/ )

    37:50 Second shoutout to Leppo Rents https://www.lepporents.com/locations/akron

    38:16 Talent flees from bad culture



    Website: www.lodestonetruenorth.com
    Website www.bigeasydesk.com
    LinkedIn Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-whitmore-lodestone/
    LinkedIn Lodestone: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lodestone-true-north
    Thinkific: lodestone.thinkific.com/

    Podcast:
    YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWcZ3wC733fQzTkWtAud0IQ
    Spotify
    https://open.spotify.com/show/3QCsZ7fyKr4z804oTac3FU
    Apple Podcasts
    https://apple.co/3O4uv4H

    **Credits**

    Music - Won’t Back Down - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

    Book "Drive" by Daniel Pink

    Book "Culture Code" by Dan Coyle

    • 42 min
    Episode 015 - The Visionary Dilemma - June 21, 2022

    Episode 015 - The Visionary Dilemma - June 21, 2022

    In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast, Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore discusses the main premise from his upcoming book, The Visionary Dilemma.

    Website: www.lodestonetruenorth.com

    Website www.bigeasydesk.com  
    LinkedIn Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-whitmore-lodestone/  
    LinkedIn Lodestone: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lodestone-true-north

    Thinkific: lodestone.thinkific.com/  
    YouTube
 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWcZ3wC733fQzTkWtAud0IQ

    Spotify 
https://open.spotify.com/show/3QCsZ7fyKr4z804oTac3FU

    Apple Podcasts
 https://apple.co/3O4uv4H  

    2:42 Shoutout to TTX  https://www.ttx-inc.com
    4:00 What is vision?
    5:46 Book referenced - Visioneering: Your Guide for Discovering and Maintaining Personal Vision, by Andy Stanley
    6:00 Shoutout to Josh Gordon, Full Spectrum Marketing https://www.fsm.agency/
    17:35 The “Fair Weather” Canvas
    19:35 Vision in relation to business
    20:00 Back to Andy Stanley and Vision
    21:20 John Adams mini-series https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472027
    26:25 Book referenced - The Real George Washington
    33:50 What is vacation, anyways?
    36:25 Brian Regan skit about station wagons
    31:50 A Compelling vision comes from…
    38:30 Talking about Mark’s upcoming book, The Visionary Dilemma
    38:45 Book referenced - The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life, by Ben Sherwood
    42:50 Book referenced - Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl
    46:25 Book referenced - Drive, by Daniel Pink 4
    7:20 M3M tool reference, link to other video
    50:14 Joy and satisfaction comes from mastery
    52:15 Reference to Stan Hywet & English gardens https://www.stanhywet.org/
    56:35 Shoutout to Apollo heating and cooling [link]
    58:30 Back to casting a vision
    59:28 The Visionary Dilemma - 3 Parts
    1:00:00 First Dilemma - You’re casting a vision for people that don’t know they even need a vision…  
    1:01:45 - Without a vision people perish - Proverbs
    1:04:14 - Adapting can be good, but we tend to have a toxic ability to adapt to something that we actually should change
    1:04:30 Second Dilemma visions are invisible pictures
    1:06:38 One of the goals of a visionary: putting clothes on the invisible man
    1:08:48 Third Dilemma - Visions are disruptive  

     **Credits**
    2 Tickets to Paradise - Eddie Money
    Book - Man O Man, by Mark Whitmore

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 014 Interview with Brandon Kenney, Co-Owner and CEO of TTx Inc. - June 17, 2022

    Episode 014 Interview with Brandon Kenney, Co-Owner and CEO of TTx Inc. - June 17, 2022

    In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast, Brandon Kenney Co-Owner & CEO of TTx https://ttx-inc.com/ has a discussion with Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore over chapters 1-2 of the book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Dorris Kearns Goodwin. They also discuss the Culture, Strategic Niche, and Recruiting Flywheel of TTx. Brandon and TTx are one of those businesses that we are helping guide to the Land of Awesome. 

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Episode 013 - Strategy & War Room

    Episode 013 - Strategy & War Room

    Episode 013 - June 9, 2022. In which we discuss strategy, War Room, a little bit of Miles Davis, and a shout out to New Riff Distilling.



    https://www.newriffdistilling.com/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 012 - May 27, 2022 - Tribute to Alan White, Same Page Workshop, StrengthsFinder

    Episode 012 - May 27, 2022 - Tribute to Alan White, Same Page Workshop, StrengthsFinder

    Tribute to Alan White 0:00

    Same Page Workshop 27:50

    StrengthsFinder 44:45

    • 1 hr 7 min

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