Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership


Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership

Used with permission from daveramsey.com To learn more about business, team building and leadership, download Dave Ramsey's EntreLeadership podcasts, which include lessons from Dave plus interviews with key business leaders from across the nation.




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Being a leader within your community

June 14, 2017 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership
Leadership means doing a lot more than making hiring decisions, signing paychecks, and taking care of your team and your company. True leaders motivate others to take action. When you think of leaders in your community, who comes to mind? Public officials? Civic group presidents? Pastors? These are fine choices, but many entrepreneurs don’t realize how their business acumen and leadership skills in the corporate world can be used to enhance the communities in which they live. If you don’t already consider yourself a leader with the community, then think about this: You have the potential to be one. If you’ve ever wanted to be more ... [read more]
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4 Ways to Protect Your Company’s Good Name

September 22, 2014 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership
As a small business owner, one of your greatest assets is your reputation. It’s the best way to gain new customers and keep your regulars coming back.unnamed-16 But in today’s social media world where every 12-year-old is a critic, is it still possible to protect your good name, especially online? And what if a complaint or concern is legitimate? To find out, we spoke with Beth Tallent, vice president of public relations for Dave’s company. Here’s her advice for handling online issues, as well as what to do when there’s truly a problem. Do Your Best Social media provides incredible opportunities to promote your business. But unf... [read more]
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How to Hire a Rock-Star Sales Team

September 15, 2014 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership
I have a confession to make. I truly love my job. Helping small business owners is my passion, and I can’t wait to get to work each morning. And I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. As an entrepreneur, you’re probably just as fired up about what you do.unnamed-15 The problem comes when you try to instill that passion into your team, especially your salespeople. Because if anyone needs to bring it day after day, it’s the sales team—or else no one has a job. There are lots of actions you can take, like offering great incentives and compensation packages, an awesome place to work and plenty of motivation. But no matter wh... [read more]
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Celebrating the Season with Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership

December 22, 2013 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership
EntreLeader Christine Fischer, president of C&A, Inc. in Owasso, Oklahoma, is a huge fan of Christmas. She loves all that decking the halls, goodwill toward men and holiday cheer. But it also happens to be the busiest time of year for her lab, which offers a specialized testing service for the oil industry. So in December, when a lot of small business owners can relax a unnamed-2bit, Christine and her team are slammed. But despite all of that hard work and additional stress, her team is full of s... [read more]
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How to Hire a Rock-Star Assistant

December 6, 2013 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership
Jack Galloway freely admits it. When the Executive Vice President of Dave's Business to Business Division first started more than a dozen years ago, he was pretty green—especially when it came to finding the perfect unnamedadministrative assistant. But through the years, he's learned a lot of valuable lessons. And today, Jack has the reputation of screening assistants harder than any other people on his team. "It's so important," he says. "Not having the right person is frustrating, complicated and painful, but a great one is incredibly valuable." So how do you avoid hirin... [read more]
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Entreleadership: Are You Suffering From Small-Business Burnout?

November 1, 2013 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership
Take the Test ai_entre_burnoutWith all the responsibilities and demands a small-business owner faces each day, a bit of stress is just a natural part of the job. And that’s not always a bad thing. It can fire you up and keep you going. But what happens when stress becomes a major part of your day? It can lead to job burnout—an extreme level of stress that causes physical, mental or emotional exhaustion, according to the Mayo Clinic. So how do you know if you are heading toward burnout? Here’s a test to help you find out. If you answer yes to any of th... [read more]
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Busting the Myths of Leadership

October 4, 2013 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership
The great statesman Benjamin Franklin once said, "When you are finished changing, you're finished." And even though it's been 200-plus years since he uttered those famous words, they still hold true—especially in today's business world. ai_entre_ben_franklin Long-standing ideas about how to lead a team are no longer viable. Nowadays, workers won't stick around for a bad boss, no matter how much they're paid. They want to be motivated and inspired. So how can you ensure you're an awesome leader—one others will follow? Start by avoiding these common, long-held leadership beliefs. 1. The Myth: They're inspired by their paycheck. As th... [read more]
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How to Lead a Life of Purpose

July 26, 2013 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership
What makes the average person truly happy? Research has shown that it's never about money or success. Instead, it's about meaning. Those who have lives filled with purpose are much more satisfied and have much higher self-esteem than people who don't. So as a busy entrepreneur, striving for success each day, how do you make the time to lead such a life? It's not as tough as you think. Here are three simple steps you can take to get started on leading a life of purpose. ai_eladvisor_list 1. Make It a Mission Just like your business' mission statement drives your company, a personal mission statement directs your life. Not only do you nee... [read more]
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How to Stay Connected to Your Team

July 12, 2013 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership
How to Stay Connected to Your Team ai_el_advisor_stayconnectedFor EntreLeader Josie Lightfoot, it was a dream come true. The company she started was booming. New Dimensions Home Healthcare Plus employed hundreds of team members in the Houston/Pasadena area. The growth was awesome, but it also left Josie feeling more and more out of touch with her team. Josie is not alone. As a company grows, so do the demands on its owner. And if you're not intentional about maintaining the culture, it will slip away. So how do yo... [read more]
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How to Properly Fire a Team Member

June 28, 2013 by Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership
ai_entre_how_to_fireAs a business owner or leader, it's one of the toughest calls you'll ever make. With one decision, you're affecting someone's livelihood, family and future. But sometimes, you simply have to let someone go. Although it's never easy for anyone involved, there is a way you can fire someone that will cause the least amount of damage. As a bonus interview for our EntreLeadership Advisor readers, Rick Perry, Dave's HR Director, recently sat down with EntreLeadership Podcast host Chris Hogan to discuss the proper way to fire someone. Here... [read more]