When everyone in an entrepreneurial business shares the leader’s vision and works toward it, everybody has a chance to succeed. But some individuals are focused solely on their own advancement—seeking status, dividing and conquering. In this episode, Shannon explains why this behavior is toxic to an entrepreneurial culture and how to make sure everyone on[…]
Shannon Waller talks to entrepreneurial HR specialist Alex Swiech about the new realities of hiring after “The Great Resignation.” Together, they walk through a step-by-step hiring process that helps both the entrepreneur and the candidate get what they want from a working relationship. Download Episode Transcript
What is the growth path in an entrepreneurial company? In the absence of a traditional corporate hierarchy, how do you expand your contribution and get rewarded for it? Your team members want to know! In this episode, Shannon reveals the simple steps you can take to help team members recognize their strengths, grow their capabilities,[…]
All of us have had experience with family businesses. They represent over two-thirds of privately held companies in the U.S., yet few people understand the unique challenges (and opportunities) that owning one presents. It requires a much more emotional approach to business than owning a traditional corporation—but that doesn’t mean emotion runs the show. In[…]
If you’re stepping into a leadership role, remember that your primary responsibility is to provide direction. If you’re stepping out of a leadership role, make sure your community knows there’s someone in charge whom you believe in.
Shannon talks with Alec Broadfoot and Kate Norton of VisionSpark, who’ve discovered how to identify and hire those elusive “innovation managers” who can turn an entrepreneur’s wildest ideas into practical results.
We can all benefit from having regular conversations with professional friends who energize us, challenge us, and expand our thinking. Reach out and build your own “thinking partner network”!
What are you called to do? What contribution do you want to make to this world? Whatever your answer, delegation is the key to accelerating and multiplying your efforts—the ultimate freedom, growth, and retention strategy. In this episode, Shannon talks with Emily Morgan about her deep, fun, and practical new book on the subject of[…]
In order to shift your behavior, shift your mindset first. If you’re not seeing the results you want, stop for a moment to think about your thinking. This is the way to make a higher level of personal and professional growth your new normal. It isn’t easy, and it takes courage, but it can spark[…]
In this episode, Shannon talks with Jerry Lujan in depth about The WHY Institute’s new “WHY.os” profile, which helps you understand what motivates you at your core so you can better filter opportunities and consistently show up as your best self. Learn more about The WHY Institute.