EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches
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From New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated talk radio host Dave Ramsey comes the secret to how he grew a multimillion dollar company from a card table in his living room.
Your company is only as strong as your leaders. These are the men and women doing battle daily beneath the banner that is your brand. Are they courageous or indecisive? Are they serving a motivated team or managing employees? Are they valued?
Your team will never grow beyond you, so here’s another question to consider. Are you growing? Whether you’re sitting at the CEO’s desk, the middle manager’s cubicle, or a card table in your living-room-based startup, EntreLeadership provides the practical, step-by-step guidance to grow your business where you want it to go. Dave opens up his championship playbook for business to show you how to:
• Inspire your team to take ownership and love what they do
• Unify your team and get rid of all gossip
• Handle money to set your business up for success
• Reach every goal you set
• And much, much more!
yet, aspire to be an EntreLeader, you have to declare that passivity is no longer an option. Leadership is not for the weak and the timid; it requires tremendous backbone, tremendous strength. The larger your dream, the larger the organization, the more complicated and emotionally draining your decisions. Big-time EntreLeadership is simply not for wimps. A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week. —George S. Patton Yet we have all faced decisions that
for a decision to force yourself to deal with it. I am often asked on my radio show by a small-business owner when it is time to close a struggling business. A recent example was when Tim, a web designer, called my show to ask if he should “get a real job” and close his business. Big decision. Take time, but also set a self-imposed deadline. My suggestion to him was to think of three or four things to try to get his income up and give himself a date to measure the success of the new ideas. He was
they can make a lot of money. Find something you love doing so much that on the tough days you have a reason to fight on. The “why” of your business has to be so big that it keeps you on fire and even bleeds over to your team and ignites them. Simon Sinek does a great TED talk (TED is an online motivational series) about people and companies who win because they get the why of their calling. He calls it “the Golden Circle.” Picture three rings making a bull’s-eye. In the center ring, you have
Dentyne breath rather than coffee breath. In some cases the marketing strategy does the selling and the salespeople become order takers. People Don’t Buy Products or Services People don’t buy products or services, they buy what those products or services do. You don’t buy a watch, you purchase a mechanism that allows you to manage your time. If you buy an expensive watch you purchase a mechanism that allows you to manage your time that also makes a statement about you to other people. When I
She just didn’t have the mental tool set to rise to where she could perform with excellence in her role. However, she was one of the nicest people I have ever met. Everyone loved her and wanted to see her win. Because she was so well loved and so nice we let her lack of performance go on for a year too long. Finally we started getting the sense that our team was rolling their eyes when her name was put on a project. They really didn’t roll their eyes, but there was this sense in the air that