#106: Jenn Lim—How to Build a Positive Company CultureBuilding a StoryBrand with Donald Miller | Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen add
There’s more to business than just making money. We want to make the world better, both for our customers and our employees. To do that, we need to create a company culture that’s built around happiness.
Today on the Building a StoryBrand podcast, Donald Miller sits down with Jenn Lim, one of the pioneers of culture at Zappos. Listen and discover three key ways we as leaders can build a positive, thriving culture for our employees.
#105: Go Behind the Scenes of the Art WorldBuilding a StoryBrand with Donald Miller | Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen add
Art helps us see the world in a new way. But the art world itself can feel pretty intimidating. Today on the Building a StoryBrand podcast, we talk with three art world insiders -- an artist, a curator, and a patron -- so we can understand how it works and why it makes life better.
If you want to appreciate art at a finer level but don’t know where to start, this episode will inspire you.
#104: Armando Lopez—6 Failproof Tips for Hiring Amazing PeopleBuilding a StoryBrand with Donald Miller | Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen add
Hiring the right person can transform your business. Bring on the wrong person, and you can substantially set it back. So if you’re growing your team, don’t miss this episode with Armando Lopez, the Executive Director of HR for Dave Ramsey’s company. Follow the six steps he outlines, and make sure everyone who joins your team helps to make it amazing.
#103: What Works Better: A Physical Office or a Virtual One?Building a StoryBrand with Donald Miller | Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen add
Do you really need a physical office space? Remote collaboration is easier than ever, and digital workplaces are on the rise. But how does each setup impact how we work? Which kind of office will help your team members achieve their best?
Today on the podcast, we have two guests with differing opinions. Bryan Miles of BELAY joins us to discuss the merits of the virtual remote office. And Jacob Morgan, a leading expert on how we work, shares the benefits of a thoughtfully designed physical space.
In these two conversations, you’ll be able to compare and contrast the benefits and determine which style works for you, or how to blend them to get the best of both worlds.
#102: Dr. Lee Norton—Why You Need to Pay Attention to Mental Health at WorkBuilding a StoryBrand with Donald Miller | Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen add
If you read the headlines, you know our mental health is precious. But you also know it’s in jeopardy.
As business leaders, what can we do? Plenty.
Today on the podcast, we welcome Dr. Lee Norton, a clinical social worker and trauma expert. She helps us understand the role mental health plays at work. What is trauma and how does it show up in our employees? What do you do if you work for someone who lacks empathy? How can you protect your own mental health and look out for the people around you, too?
It’s a timely conversation with loads of insight for business leaders who want to create a safe and nurturing work environment.
#101: Peter Smith—What in the World is Cryptocurrency?Building a StoryBrand with Donald Miller | Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen add
We hear words like “cryptocurrency” and “blockchain” and “Bitcoin” and we know they’re supposedly the Next Big Thing. But what do they really mean? How are they relevant to us as business leaders?
Today’s guest, Peter Smith, the CEO and Founder of Blockchain, Inc., walks us through this brave new world of digital finance in a way we can actually understand.
Listen to this episode and you’ll have a practical understanding of digital currency and what next steps you can take if you’re ready to dig in more.
#100: Bonnie St. John—How to Stop Mental Exhaustion So You Can Work SmarterBuilding a StoryBrand with Donald Miller | Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen add
Why are we always mentally worn out?
As business leaders, we ask a lot of our brains every day. Decisions, creativity, strategy, and more. And if we don’t protect our mental energy, it will show up in our bottom line.
Today on the Building a StoryBrand podcast, Donald Miller sits down with Olympic medalist and leadership consultant Bonnie St. John. She shares small but mighty “micro-resilience” techniques that can help us keep our mental sharpness so we can be at our best for the people who count on us.
#99: Business of Film—Go Behind the Scenes of the Cutthroat Movie IndustryBuilding a StoryBrand with Donald Miller | Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen add
Ever wonder what it’s like in the film industry? What it’s really like?
Today on the Building a StoryBrand podcast, we’re taking an insider tour of the movie business. Our guest correspondent Allison Trowbridge sat down with actor Kellan Lutz (of 'Hercules' and 'Twilight' fame) and top manager/producer Ryan Daly. Together, they give us a fascinating look at what it takes to succeed with integrity in a cutthroat industry. There are some surprising takeaways for other industries too, particularly if partnerships, clients, negotiation, or first impressions are a part of your job.
#98: Branden Harvey—How to Use Social Media in a Dynamic, Irresistible WayBuilding a StoryBrand with Donald Miller | Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen add
If you want to build a strong social media following without resorting to negativity, you’ll love today’s episode of the Building a StoryBrand podcast.
Branden Harvey of Good, Good, Good joins Donald Miller for a conversation about how we can create dynamic and positive social media that draws our customers in.
You’ll learn what to post about, how to separate your personal brand from your business, and so much more. Your social media can be a huge asset to your brand and your bottom line. This episode will help you make it happen.
#97: Too Faced Founders—How to Build an Authentic and Inviting (Billion Dollar) BrandBuilding a StoryBrand with Donald Miller | Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen add
Growing a business is tough and risky.
And as pressures rise and competition emerges, we’re tempted to make compromises with our brand in order to win the day.
But if you want to be successful in the long run, you’ve got to know what your brand authentically stands for and stick to it.
Today on the Building a StoryBrand podcast, we hear from Too Faced founders Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson. With their winsome blend of authenticity and creativity, they’ve built one of the biggest and most beloved cosmetics brands in the world.
Their story -- and their unique approach to business -- will encourage you to stay true to your brand as your grow your company.
#96: Vanessa Van Edwards—How to Become the Most Captivating Person in the RoomBuilding a StoryBrand with Donald Miller | Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen add
The awkward stops here, folks.
If you want to be more memorable and captivating when you talk to other people, then you need to listen to this episode. Donald Miller talks with Vanessa Van Edwards, a human behavioral expert, about the art and science of how we interact with each other.
Discover the small signals you don’t even know you’re sending out -- and how to authentically manage them so people easily connect with you. You’ll feel more confident and and in control the next time you walk into a room of strangers or sit down to talk with your team. Listen now!
#95: How 3 Successful Companies Hire Smart, Quality PeopleBuilding a StoryBrand with Donald Miller | Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen add
Making a smart hiring decision can make you a ton of money. But the wrong choice can set your business back dramatically. So how can you make sure you’re hiring the right person for the role?
Today, we’re going to hear from three big brands who’ve developed their own strategies to find and keep amazing talent: Chick-fil-A, POPsocial, and Ramsey Solutions.
If you’re hiring or if you want to better nurture your current employees, then you want to listen to this episode. It’ll help you tap into (and keep!) amazing talent that will grow your business.
#94: Shark Tank's Daymond John—How to Grind Out Success on Your Own TermsBuilding a StoryBrand with Donald Miller | Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen add
On the podcast today, we welcome Daymond John. He founded the iconic fashion brand FUBU. He kills it every week on Shark Tank. He is, without a doubt, successful.
But the story behind his success -- and how he pursues it now -- is what truly makes Daymond inspiring. In this conversation with Donald Miller, Daymond shares the habits and qualities you need as a leader if you want to truly prosper in both life and business. He also tells some amazing stories about the early days of FUBU that will encourage you if you’re in the beginning stages of your startup.
Don’t miss this one -- listen now!
#93: Steve Cockram—How to Lead Your Team So Everyone Brings Their BestBuilding a StoryBrand with Donald Miller | Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen add
If you want to build a team where everyone feels supported, heard, and ready to tackle big challenges, then you want to listen to this episode of the Building a StoryBrand podcast.
In it, we welcome our correspondent Allison Trowbridge as she talks with GiANT co-founder Steve Cockram. As a expert in both leadership and personality types, Steve walks us through the five different personalities (or “Voices”) you’ll find on every team and how to nurture each one.
In Steve’s words, “You can’t outsource culture.” Build a better one by making sure everyone feels safe and supported to contribute their best.
This episode will show you how. Give it a listen!
#92: Bob Goff—Leading Without Fear and Loving Without LimitsBuilding a StoryBrand with Donald Miller | Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen add
Hustle and grind. Plan out everything. Protect your availability. That’s the typical advice business leaders get to “maximize our efficiency.”
But there’s more to life than efficiency.
And no one models this better than Bob Goff, the bestselling author of Love Does. He joins Donald Miller on the podcast for an inspiring conversation about leading well by loving others. It’s a different kind of mindset that puts people before efficiency and meaning ahead of success.
If you struggle with a fear of failure, if you’re looking for permission to start that next big thing, or if something about your current way of life just isn’t working, THIS is the wisdom you need to hear today.
#91: Shannon Miles—9 Ways to Create a Life Where Both Work and Family Can ThriveBuilding a StoryBrand with Donald Miller | Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen add
You’re driven to lead your business well. But you want quality time with your family, too.
It’s a constant balancing act, and for women especially, it can seem like you have to choose one or the other.
But Shannon Miles, today’s guest on the StoryBrand podcast, believes it doesn’t have to be that way. She shares nine creative and practical ideas that will help you succeed both at home and at work instead of feeling like you have to choose between them.
If you want to design a life where both work and family can thrive, don’t miss this episode!
#90: Michael Hyatt—Redefining Productivity to Focus on What Actually MattersBuilding a StoryBrand with Donald Miller | Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen add
If you’re reading this, you’re probably a productivity junkie. You love getting stuff done and being successful. You write down stuff you’ve already done just so you can check it off!
But when constantly being in “beast mode” leaves us feeling depleted and unhealthy, is that really success at all? What if we’re doing productivity all wrong?
Today on the StoryBrand podcast, Donald Miller sits down with Michael Hyatt to talk about a better approach to productivity.
Michael believes that to truly be productive, we need freedom to focus on the things that matter most. That way, your life can be full of significance and meaning, not just tasks and goals.
In this episode, he teaches us the surprisingly simple systems and rituals we can implement to help us do just that.
If you struggle to turn off work at nights and weekends, or if you always feel defeated at the end of the day no matter what you’ve gotten done, you need the wisdom Michael shares in this episode. Listen now, and don’t forget to subscribe, too.
#89: Ron Clark—10 Practical Ways to Build a Positive, Productive TeamBuilding a StoryBrand with Donald Miller | Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen add
If building a positive team at your organization feels like a uphill battle, this week’s podcast is for you. Ron Clark joins Donald Miller to share ten practical habits that will help both leaders and employees contribute to their teams in extraordinary ways.
Ron developed these ideas after years of serving educators and schools, but they work for businesses and nonprofits, too. Why? Because at the end of the day, ANY organization needs great people in order to thrive. Ron will show you how to be the kind of leader who draws the best out of your team.
Don’t miss this inspiring (and incredibly practical) episode. Listen now!
#88: Ryan Holiday—The Crazy Story of a Narrative War and the Conspiracy That Won ItBuilding a StoryBrand with Donald Miller | Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen add
The world around us is pretty bonkers.
Fortunately, that’s good for us as business leaders. Behind every headline, there are so many lessons that can make our business stronger.
Today on the Building a StoryBrand podcast, we hear the crazy story behind one of those headlines. Ryan Holiday is the author of Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue, which tells the story of how Peter Thiel strategically launched a behind-the-scenes conspiracy to take down media giant Gawker.
The story itself is wild, but when Ryan tells it, it becomes a study in how to use narrative, patience, and strategy if you find yourself in a battle of sorts.
Maybe you’re battling a competitor for market share. Or battling a public misconception that’s hurting sales. In either case, this episode will give you a glimpse into what Thiel did behind the scenes to create the outcome he wanted.
Give it a listen today!
#87: Carey Lohrenz—Three Characteristics You Need to Be a Bold LeaderBuilding a StoryBrand with Donald Miller | Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen add
Why do organizations fail?
For countless reasons, of course, but at the root of every business failure you’ll find a leader who never gave their team a clear vision.
It sounds so simple, but in practice, only the boldest leaders have the courage to craft a vision and the tenacity to keep their staff focused on it.
So when it comes to bold leadership, you don’t need to look much farther than today’s podcast guest, Carey Lohrenz. She was the first female pilot of an F-14 Tomcat, and she knows what it takes to lead well when the pressure’s on and the stakes are immense.
In today’s episode, she shares the three characteristics you need to be a bold leader, with practical ways you can develop them.
Listen now, and give yourself a huge boost of motivation this week!