Category Archives: Driving Business Growth Podcast

A podcast series for business leaders, CEOs, entrepreneurs and business professionals designed to provide valuable knowledge and techniques on how to drive the growth of your business. Executive Coach, Motivational Business and Leadership Speaker, and Best Selling Author Chris Ruisi will cover important topics such as Enhanced Personal Productivity; Developing and Maintaining the Right Mindset; Building Effective Systems to Run Your Business; Leadership Skills for Success and How to Select and Retain the Right People.

You’re the Leader. Where’s Your Focus?

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With help from Jimmy Buffet, Chris explains why living in the past serves no useful purpose. Rather, he shares the importance of maintaining a healthy sense of focus in order to get things done effectively and efficiently.

 

 

 

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Courage and Confidence

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Learn from Chris how to muster the courage and confidence from within you to achieve your goals. Chris uses a fishing trip to Costa Rica with his grandson to make his points. So, the question to you is, “What are you doing to find and use the courage within you (that’s right, it’s already there), to tackle one of your challenges?” All of us can always use a boost in our self-esteem and self-confidence. It doesn’t happen automatically. It only happens when you put yourself out there. We all have goals that are out there, waiting for you to have the courage to take the right actions to get started. It’s time to stop holding yourself back. It’s time for you to start your excellent adventure. Isn’t it?

 

 

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Personal Productivity Starts with YOU Management

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The reality is that time management does not exist. You cannot manage time. It’s about how you have the time available to you everyday. Many of you operate like a one-armed paperhanger, struggling to maintain the status quo and never getting beyond the first sheet of wallpaper. Instead, here are 10 ways to effectively manage yourself and learn how to practice productive YOU management.

 

 

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Building a Winning Team

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Every leader thinks they have a winning team. But do they? Ask yourself, “Do I have a team that wants to win or just a group of folks who show up, do no more than what they are asked to do, collect a check and do the same thing again every week?” In this episode, Chris explains the 8 characteristics of a winning team and how to develop these characteristics in your team. Listen in to learn how to stop managing your team and start leading them, so that they become the most unstoppable competitive advantage that differentiates your company in the marketplace.

 

 

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Feedback: Some leaders don’t like it, but every leader needs it

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Most leaders “say” they want feedback, yet leaders today struggle with how to provide it in an effective and constructive way. But for our purposes today, Chris’ podcast will focus on how you as a leader can ask for it and accept it. Why is this important? Simple really: because the true mark of a courageous leader isn’t measured by how many tough situations are handled, but in how they create openness in their company that encourages the giving and accepting feedback at all levels.

 

 

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Systematizing Your Business

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Many try to do everything in their business with the end result being a business that gets nothing done correctly or efficiently. If you want to grow your business successfully, then you need to understand the importance of having the right systems in place so the right things get done; in the right way by the right people. In today’s podcast, Chris explains a simple rule: Systems run your business; your people work your systems and you lead your people.

 

 

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You Can’t Have Confidence Without Willingness

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We all want to feel confident in ourselves. Self-confidence is one the keys to our ability to accomplish more and grow personally and professionally. Many talk about wanting to increase self-confidence but few are prepared to willingly do what is required to actually become more self-confident. Chris explains how personal willingness involves taking ACTION. In other words, to be more confident means you’re willing to act to first satisfy yourself (and no one else) that you did your very best.

 

 

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A Sense of Urgency – Do You Really Have One?

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Developing and maintaining an ongoing sense of urgency should be the norm for any company wanting to take a competitive lead in their marketplace. In this episode, Chris explains how to build and sustain a healthy sense of urgency in your organization.

Some people, when they hear the phrase “a sense of urgency” immediately think that a crisis is brewing and the pace needs to be stepped up to get back to normal or what we commonly call the “status quo”. However, in today’s business climate and the ever-changing priorities that come with it, can any company really afford to “get back to status quo” for any extended period of time? I don’t think so.

 

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3 Guaranteed Ways to Hire the Wrong People

Chris Ruisi Driving Business Growth PodcastIt’s amazing how everyone agrees that the quality of your team will determine the quality of your business. Yet many still approach the hiring and selection of employees as a burden or something you “have to do.” Well, you have to do it! And you had better be doing it right if you want to avoid mistakes, lost money and productivity, and cause your customers to go elsewhere. Listen in as Chris goes over these 3 critical points – but only if you want to create a great team that delivers great results.

 

 

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Consistency: A Building Block of Leadership

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It’s a known fact, that consistency builds trust, and trust is one of the key attributes that a leader must have. Leaders need to constantly demonstrate to their teams that they can be trusted. When people trust someone, they tend to listen to that person and are willing to follow them. Acting in a consistent manner on several fronts is one if the best ways a leader can earn this trust. Listen to Chris today as he reviews these critical leadership action steps.

 

 

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