Ann Fishman’s mentoring series is based on her expertise in generational trends, helping business owners understand different age demographics and how they respond to different messages and why. In this session, Ann discusses why it’s important to understand these generational differences, but also the limitations of generational knowledge. While trends are useful in the aggregate,…

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Jeff Hayzlett’s mentoring series inspires entrepreneurs to not just make plans, but to act. In this session, Jeff and Fran talk about the connection between continual learning and bold action. They talk about conditions of satisfaction, and how they can direct your daily routine to help your business achieve the growth you are aiming for.…

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TJ Muehleman’s mentoring series shares his story of entrepreneurship, starting one business and then another, and gradually shifting focus from one to the other. In this session, he talks about the kind of culture he wants to build in his business: a culture of empowerment where everyone has both the resources and the ability to…

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Molly Fletcher’s mentoring series breaks down the secrets to being a great negotiator. In this session, Molly and Fran talk about going the extra mile for your partners and customers. When you go above and beyond to help someone without expecting anything in return, you win enthusiastic supporters and advocates. Watch this “Best of” mentoring…

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Kory Kogon’s mentoring series is all about your team—how you can make your team more productive, and how you can more effectively lead your team. In this session, Kory discusses how the changing nature of work has also changed the nature of employees in the 21st century. Brainpower and mental engagement are more important than…

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Adam Grant’s mentoring series looks at different perspectives on giving and taking, the differences between the two strategies, and how they relate to the workplace. In this session, Adam and Fran look into the dangers for givers—the pitfalls that givers need to be wary of to maintain maximum effectiveness. Watch this “Best of” mentoring session…

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Santo Stephens’ mentoring series is all about building relationships and putting together teams and organizations. Based on his experiences in football and business, Santo and Fran discuss what it takes to build and nurture business relationships, the mentality of a championship organization, and how we can learn to listen. In this session, Santo and Fran…

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Judith Glaser’s mentoring series looks at different forms of intelligence, focusing on communication, leadership, culture, relationships, and learning. In this session, Judith and Fran discuss the concept of conversational intelligence, and its connection to leadership, relationships, and neuroscience. After spending more than 10 years working on her book investigating conversational intelligence, Judith shares not only…

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Jesse Maddox’s mentoring series tells the story of how he took the long, winding road to becoming an entrepreneur, from the track to becoming a lawyer to travels abroad and on to startup events and venture capital. In this session, Jesse talks about how he found and put together the team of people who helped…

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Bill Aulet’s mentoring series looks at entrepreneurship education in the United States, and the ways to increase and improve entrepreneurial training for young people. He and Fran discuss whether it’s even possible to teach entrepreneurship, the biggest challenges for new entrepreneurs, and how improving entrepreneurial education can increase entrepreneurship. In this session, Bill busts some…

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