It’s been a while since I highlighted the best podcast episodes I’ve had. For those of you who don’t know, I have a weekly podcast that comes out every Monday except when major US Holiday’s are on Monday’s like yesterday.
I thought since there wasn’t a new podcast posted, that I would highlight some past episodes I thought were especially good. Let’s jump in and get started.
If you just click on an episode that you find interesting, you’ll be taken to the podcast information page where you can download or subscribe to my podcast, The Sustainable Business.
Frank Wagner – Stakeholder Centered Coaching
Frank is an associate of Marshall Goldsmith and is one of the originators of what he calls Stakeholder Centered Coaching. You’ll learn why having an ongoing dialogue with people in your company about skills you want to improve are crucial to your business success.
If you have employees, you’ll want to listen to this episode to learn why having leadership skills is important and what you can do to improve yours.
I call Lou the video god. He is one of the most knowledgeable people about this topic I’ve ever run across. If you’re not using video in your marketing efforts, you’re missing the bus. At the same time video is often seen as something that’s too difficult, time intensive and expensive. All of this can be true, that is until you listen to Lou tell us how we can simplify the entire process.
Kathy Knowles – Building Successful, Empowering Teams
If you want to build a company where you have employees, you’re going to want to know how you can build successful teams. Kathy is going to help you understand what it takes to create great teams and what you can do to get better teams and teamwork in your company. This was an episode I really enjoyed doing and one you’ll learn tons from.
Michael Devellano – The Ins and Outs of “Innovate and Grow”
Michael is an interesting person. In fact, I would say he’s a really interesting person. His specialty is helping people with Salesforce integration in their company, and that was what we planned to talk about. Instead, we spent most of our time talking about disruptive technologies you need to be aware of to have a successful business over the coming years. I think this episode was one of the most important episodes we’ve ever had on The Sustainable Business.
Most businesses get stuck at some point along their growth path. Josh and I both agree that this is often caused by what he calls a “bottleneck.” I think that if you understand how bottlenecks can get in your way and how you often are at the center of them, you’ll learn how to move your company forward faster. Knowing when you’re stuck and how to get un-stuck is one of the most important skills you can learn as a business owner. Join us as we take a deep dive into this subject.
Ed Jacobson – Little Known Way to Create Constant Improvement
One of the most underlooked strategies a business can use to improve itself is what’s called Positive Inquiry. Ed and I discuss what Positive Inquiry is and how it can be used in your business to focus on what’s working, how to manage what’s not and get improvement that is much faster and more valuable. This is one of my favorite ways of improving a company and Ed is one of the most articulate people I know on the subject. You might just look at your business opportunities in a very different way after listening to this podcast episode.
Dean Skoukas – How this Website is Changing the World of Business Loans
When I had my vending company, finding an appropriate way to get loans that we needed was a hit and miss activity. Not anymore. Now, there is a website that can help you shop for the type of loan and the type of lender you need for where you are in your business life. Dean and I had an interesting conversation about what you need to do to find the loans that will work best for your company.
Understand that getting the right loan doesn’t mean you get a loan if you’re not a good candidate for a bank. It does mean finding the right bank for the type of loan you need, assuming you qualify.
Now that you’ve seen what I like, why don’t you leave a comment below and let me know which one was your favorite.