162 episodes

Giving you every tool you need to grow + scale your business with operational excellence, while also prioritizing your quality of life. Hosted by best-selling author + speaker Mike Michalowicz + operational efficiency expert + CEO, Adrienne Dorison, the Run Like Clockwork podcast is a series of insightful + topical operations conversations based on the best-selling book, Clockwork, to help small business owners design a business + team that runs itself. To stay in touch with all things Run Like Clockwork, you can check out runlikeclockwork.com. Subscribe, review + share your takeaways from each episode with us on social media so that we can connect!

RUN LIKE CLOCKWORK: SMALL BUSINESS OPERATIONS Mike Michalowicz + Adrienne Dorison

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    • 4.8 • 53 Ratings

Giving you every tool you need to grow + scale your business with operational excellence, while also prioritizing your quality of life. Hosted by best-selling author + speaker Mike Michalowicz + operational efficiency expert + CEO, Adrienne Dorison, the Run Like Clockwork podcast is a series of insightful + topical operations conversations based on the best-selling book, Clockwork, to help small business owners design a business + team that runs itself. To stay in touch with all things Run Like Clockwork, you can check out runlikeclockwork.com. Subscribe, review + share your takeaways from each episode with us on social media so that we can connect!

    163: Best of Replay - What does “Clockworking” your business even mean?

    163: Best of Replay - What does “Clockworking” your business even mean?

    With Adrienne out on a 12-week clockwork vacation, we thought this would be the perfect time to throw it back to one of the Run Like Podcast origin episodes!

    In this episode, Adrienne shares what the new verb she made up, “clockworking,” your business even means, why the vacation is just a carrot + not really the point of it, and how to get started clockworking your business.
     
    Plus she dives into the mindset shifts you need to make to be successful.
     
    She even shares a super tip on how to recoup 15 days this year of your time with one simple shift.
     
    If you want to learn more about clockworking your business check out www.clockworkaccelerator.com

    • 23 min
    162: What the 4-Week Vacation is like for your team

    162: What the 4-Week Vacation is like for your team

    We talk a lot of hype about the 4-Week Vacation, and as our Clockwork CEO’s unplug from the business their team members are always asking us the same question – What is this actually going to be like?


    Team RLC has expanded our team recently and as we prepare for Adrienne to take her own unplugged leave from the business, our newest team members have been wondering the same thing – how will this play out here?.

    In this episode Emily and Julie connect to chat about some of their questions like:
    Does she really not checkin? How long does it take to prepare for the vacation? What happens if something goes wrong while she’s out? How will her work get divided on the team? What was it like when she come back?  
    It was so fun to share a little glimpse of our own Clockworking, even for us this process is never over.

    If a 4-week vacation is on your 2023 vision board and you're looking for a little extra support to make it a reality you can learn more about the work we do at clockworkaccelerator.com

    • 36 min
    161: Preparing for the unknown with Brenda Blankenship

    161: Preparing for the unknown with Brenda Blankenship

    The best part of the Run Like Clockwork Podcast is having the chance to share the stories of our amazing Clockworkers, and on this episode we are joined by Brenda Blakenship, owner of Express The Hearts School of Performing Arts. 
     
    After 24 years in business, Brenda was ready for some operational changes to her business and new that Clockworking would give her the freedom she was looking for.

    She chats with Julie about her success over the last few years, including taking test vacations during their 2 busiest times of the year!
     
    She also shares with us about the heartbreaking health scare that hit her family during the last week of her 4-week vacation, and how her team was able to give her the gift of all the time she needed to focus on her family

    Brenda is proof that Clockworking is not something that can wait for a rainy day, and that being prepared for the unexpected is the most responsible thing you can do for both yourself and your team.

    If you’re ready to implement clockwork so you too can be prepared for whatever is coming your way, you can learn more at www.clockworkaccelerator.com
     

    You can learn more about Brenda at www.expressthearts.com

    • 36 min
    160: Your top hiring questions answered

    160: Your top hiring questions answered

    You asked, we’re answering!
     
    We’ve been talking about hiring and retaining your staff for a few weeks now and we have been loving all the questions you’ve been asking in response.

    This is such a nuanced process and can be very specific to the season your business is in, so we knew we needed to dedicate an entire show to it.

    In this weeks episode Emily answers your top hiring questions, like:


    How many steps is our hiring process Where find quality candidates How can we be sure that applicants are not just telling us what we want to hear?  How to make sure you're hiring practices are diverse, equitable and inclusive How do we make our part time team members feel as included as full time If these answers just brought up more questions for you, maybe it’s time to check out clockworkaccelerator.com to learn more about Clockworking your business.

    • 20 min
    159: How to build your dream team

    159: How to build your dream team

    When you don't have a team you can trust, it's impossible to step away from the business for any length of time. You're constantly being pulled back in, you can never fully unplug, and things can't move forward without you…  
    But you can’t do it alone, either — finding your dream team is essential to the business no longer being dependent on YOU.
     
    In this weeks episode Emily shares more details around:
    Why you might be afraid to hire How to attract higher-quality candidates An exciting new training from us to help build your dream team!  
    Whether you’re making your first hire or you’ve been through the hiring process before, we want to invite you to join us at our 2-day workshop “Build Your Dream Team” workshop.

    Learn all the details here: http://www.letsbuildyourdreamteam.com/
     
    Learn from the pros and ensure that your next hire is a number one draft pick that can go the distance! 

    • 15 min
    158: Delegating your way to your dream business with Danielle Cherewyk

    158: Delegating your way to your dream business with Danielle Cherewyk

    When Team RLC was making our nominations for Clockie recently, Danielle was a unanimous winner. Not only is she dedicated to making the clockwork systems work for her, but she’s also built an incredible team of 40+ women during the process. 
     
    And the icing on the cake? She has now officially taken all of her Clockwork vacations, and is a member of the 4-Week Vacation Club!

    In this episode, Danielle chats with Julie about:
    What it was really like to clockwork her rapidly growing salon business Her powerful “hit by a bus” strategy to engage her team. How she solved her biggest bottleneck and created a system that will develop incredible new team members for her in one shot.   
    Danielle is truly a Clockwork superstar, and has so much valuable experience to share, particularly with those in the service industry.  She is living proof that this Clockworking can work for all business models.

    If you’re ready to take the next step, visit clockworkaccelerator.com
     

    If you want to follow along on Danielle’s clockwork journey you can learn more about her and The Head Room at the links below
    The Head Room (IG)
    Danielle Cherewyk (IG)
    The Head Room (FB)
    Website

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

maddie@podcastingyou ,

Incredible podcast!

This podcast is a must listen for small business owners and entrepreneurs everywhere! Mike and Adrienne are super knowledgeable and skilled hosts and each episode is filled with valuable insights and advice.

dave from PDX ,

Love this show!

Run like Clockwork has already changed business and I’ve only been connected to the vision for a short time! Listen to this podcast and you’ll creat more time to grow your business and take more time off!

Andrew I think Siri ,

Great podcast

Thanks for sharing!

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