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Episode 1 – Verne Harnish on How To Scale Your Business

March 1, 2017 • Business Leaders

Known simply as “The Growth Guy,” Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) and has been called one of the “Top 10 Minds in Small Business” by Fortune. On this episode, Verne talks about how to scale your business, the common barriers to growth, and why we need less management and more coaching.

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Show Notes

  • What inspired him to dedicate his career to growing businesses (2:06)
  • His purpose and how it allows him to stay focused (4:30)
  • Why to be careful with following your passion (4:41)
  • We don’t need more managers, we need more coaches (5:59)
  • No one has ever achieved peak performance without a coach (6:54)
  • How a leader behaves like a coach, not a manager (7:20)
  • Habits of valuable employees (10:14)
  • Commonalities of successful companies (11:57)
  • The key to Warren Buffett’s success (13:04)
  • Leaders are readers; leaders are learners (13:23)
  • Common barriers to success and growth (14:10)
  • Advice to people ready to take the next step in their business (16:17)
  • What to do when you go from being a lean start up to an agile scale up (17:35)
  • Daily habits of great leaders (18:19)
  • You need a village of support to help you succeed (22:30)
  • His biggest fear (27:27)

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