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System & Soul

By Chris White & Benj Miller
Welcome to System & Soul, the podcast for growth-minded leaders to strengthen the system and soul of their business to create breakthrough. Hosted by Chris White and Benj Miller. S2 is a business framework helping entrepreneurs start their own business coaching practice through business coach certification and training. We'll talk: How to grow as a leader Business tools and advice How to scale your business How to improve your organizational culture Small business Clarity and control Guiding entrepreneurs And much, much more. //formerly Tractionville™
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#013: Doing Business Without Compromising Health with Dr. Jerome Lubbe
Did Benj just find his System and Soulmate? This week, we talk with Dr. Jerome Lubbe, an expert in shifting from health care to human care, and a man with a bio so fascinating you have to hear it for yourself. This week Benj Miller and Dr. Jerome talk about what it really means to be taken care of, how business leaders can effectively take care of the people they serve in a way that builds healthy culture, and how to do all this without compromising self-care and family life. This is certainly a conversation for the books! This episode is sponsored by The 261. Start your day with clarity! As leaders, we have countless things on our mind: things we need to do, things we’re not doing, problems we need to solve, new exciting ideas––all jotted down in that worn out mental notebook we keep in our heads. But, sometimes leaders and entrepreneurs simply need to step away from the mental clutter––sometimes we don’t need the notebook, we just need a sticky note––a simple reminder along the way to help us gain clarity and control of our business. That’s why we created a new FREE resource called The 261. As you may know, there are 261 work days in the calendar year. So, we have mapped out the entire year with daily micro thoughts and micro actions––sticky notes––to help keep the ball moving forward in your personal life as a leader and for the sake of your business. If you want to start your day with clarity and receive a short, helpful thought to jumpstart your leadership, please go to The261.com and sign up! References: DrJerome.com The Brain-Bases Enneagram by Dr. Jerome Lubbe
40:30
May 17, 2022
#012: Culture: Moving From Program to Practice with John Robertson
Gaining clarity and control in our business is not a one-time event; it’s an on-going journey that requires leaders to gain new skills along the way. Today on System & Soul, we invite crisis expert John Robertson, who helps senior leaders transform both personal and professional crisis into opportunities to thrive. In this episode, Benj and John discuss how to move leadership and culture out of a programmatic system; how we think about expenses vs. investments, especially when it comes to internal systems and processes; and, connecting the long-term vision of the organization with the work and efforts of today. Click here to learn more about John Robertson and Fortlog This episode is sponsored by The 261. Start your day with clarity! As leaders, we have countless things on our mind: things we need to do, things we’re not doing, problems we need to solve, new exciting ideas––all jotted down in that worn out mental notebook we keep in our heads. But, sometimes leaders and entrepreneurs simply need to step away from the mental clutter––sometimes we don’t need the notebook, we just need a sticky note––a simple reminder along the way to help us gain clarity and control of our business. That’s why we created a new FREE resource called The 261. As you may know, there are 261 work days in the calendar year. So, we have mapped out the entire year with daily micro thoughts and micro actions––sticky notes––to help keep the ball moving forward in your personal life as a leader and for the sake of your business. If you want to start your day with clarity and receive a short, helpful thought to jumpstart your leadership, please go to The261.com and sign up!
40:12
May 03, 2022
#011: Becoming a LinkedIn Pro with Justin Nassiri
Who should you hire and when should you hire them? When should you be honest with who your ideal client is and isn’t? And, how to become a pro at building your network on LinkedIn? All that and more as we invite Justin Nassiri, CEO of Executive Presence on the podcast to help us navigate how to gain more clarity and control in our business. This episode is sponsored by The 261. Start your day with clarity! As leaders, we have countless things on our mind: things we need to do, things we’re not doing, problems we need to solve, new exciting ideas––all jotted down in that worn out mental notebook we keep in our heads. But, sometimes leaders and entrepreneurs simply need to step away from the mental clutter––sometimes we don’t need the notebook, we just need a sticky note––a simple reminder along the way to help us gain clarity and control of our business. That’s why we created a new FREE resource called The 261. As you may know, there are 261 work days in the calendar year. So, we have mapped out the entire year with daily micro thoughts and micro actions––sticky notes––to help keep the ball moving forward in your personal life as a leader and for the sake of your business. If you want to start your day with clarity and receive a short, helpful thought to jumpstart your leadership, please go to The261.com and sign up! References: ExecutivePresence.io Justin@ExecutivePresence.io Justin Nassiri on LinkedIn
33:51
April 21, 2022
#010: The Healthy Entrepreneur with J.R. McNair
Your business is powered by human energy. When a leader develops the skill of fostering a healthy culture and safe atmosphere within their organization, it probably stems from their own self-growth and development. You can’t give what you do not have. In other words, an unhealthy leader cannot create a healthy organization. This week on System & Soul, we invite Atlanta entrepreneur, J.R. McNair onto the show. J.R. is an author and founder of Small Business Day––the nation’s largest startup launch event. J.R. and Chris White discuss the Five Pillars of a Healthy Entrepreneur and the importance of proactively engineering your company’s culture. This episode is sponsored by The 261. Start your day with clarity! As leaders, we have countless things on our mind: things we need to do, things we’re not doing, problems we need to solve, new exciting ideas––all jotted down in that worn out mental notebook we keep in our heads. But, sometimes leaders and entrepreneurs simply need to step away from the mental clutter––sometimes we don’t need the notebook, we just need a sticky note––a simple reminder along the way to help us gain clarity and control of our business. That’s why we created a new FREE resource called The 261. As you may know, there are 261 work days in the calendar year. So, we have mapped out the entire year with daily micro thoughts and micro actions––sticky notes––to help keep the ball moving forward in your personal life as a leader and for the sake of your business. If you want to start your day with clarity and receive a short, helpful thought to jumpstart your leadership, please go to The261.com and sign up! References: TheSB.com JRMcNair.com
39:40
April 07, 2022
#009 Addressing Core Issues with Scott Ritzheimer
How do organizations address root issues when they are distracted by easier and less complex fires to put out? Scott Ritzheimer, CEO and Founder of Scale Architects, helps entrepreneurs and companies alike solve this very problem and hone in on the most important obstacles that stand in the way of clarity and control in their business. In this episode, Scott and Benj also discuss how to hold system, structure, and process in tension with creativity, initiative, and experimentation. They also investigate the importance of keeping leaders engaged to support the legacy of the organization. This episode is sponsored by S2 Sync. Running the day-to-day of your business shouldn’t feel like herding cats, right? Well, it can. With a full team and full plates, it’s tough to have a pulse on the big picture all the way down to what’s going on today in the business. There’s an easier way to keep track of it all and keep your team connected. That’s what S2 Sync is all about. S2 Sync is a platform designed to help you run easily on the System & Soul Framework. Everything from your Org Chart to Scoreboard, Quarterly Objectives to weekly meetings. You can track it all in S2 Sync. S2 Sync gives your business the clarity and control you need to breakthrough to the next stage/phase of your business. Experience a free trial today at S2sync.com.
50:37
March 24, 2022
#008: Rediscovering Your Why with Jennifer Zick
This week, we have a familiar face on the podcast! Jennifer Zick, CEO of Authentic Brand joins us after her six-part takeover of the S2 Podcast to discuss her three big ideas! In this episode, Jennifer shares her observation that many companies are (and should) get back to the basics to rediscover their why and their how, the importance of identifying the relational tradeoffs we make with clients when we work remotely versus in person, and how she and her brand balance diverse perspectives in a world of contradictions. This episode is sponsored by S2 Sync. Running the day-to-day of your business shouldn’t feel like herding cats, right? Well, it can. With a full team and full plates, it’s tough to have a pulse on the big picture all the way down to what’s going on today in the business. There’s an easier way to keep track of it all and keep your team connected. That’s what S2 Sync is all about. S2 Sync is a platform designed to help you run easily on the System & Soul Framework. Everything from your Org Chart to Scoreboard, Quarterly Objectives to weekly meetings. You can track it all in S2 Sync. S2 Sync gives your business the clarity and control you need to breakthrough to the next stage/phase of your business. Experience a free trial today at S2sync.com.
37:33
March 01, 2022
#007: The Only Leaders Worth Following with Tim Spiker
S2 listeners! This week we are excited to announce the launch of a new format for the S2 Podcast! We will be releasing episodes with a different guest who will pose three big ideas for us to discuss every two weeks! And this week we are kicking things off with Tim Spiker. Tim is the author of The Only Leaders Worth Following, and he joins us to discuss having a consistent leadership narrative, the idea of leaders going first, and how leaders spend time, energy, and money on leadership development. We can’t wait for you to hear this one, so buckle up! This episode is sponsored by S2 Sync. Running the day-to-day of your business shouldn’t feel like herding cats, right? Well, it can. With a full team and full plates, it’s tough to have a pulse on the big picture all the way down to what’s going on today in the business. There’s an easier way to keep track of it all and keep your team connected. That’s what S2 Sync is all about. S2 Sync is a platform designed to help you run easily on the System & Soul Framework. Everything from your Org Chart to Scoreboard, Quarterly Objectives to weekly meetings. You can track it all in S2 Sync. S2 Sync gives your business the clarity and control you need to breakthrough to the next stage/phase of your business. Experience a free trial today at S2sync.com. Resources: BeWorthFollowing.com Be Worth Following by Tim Spiker Tim Spiker
48:26
February 22, 2022
#006: Authentic Growth Though Attracting New Audiences with Josh Becerra
Having a clear understanding of the soul of your brand makes your marketing investment go further. Today, our guest host Jennifer Zick, founder and CEO of Authentic Brand, continues her takeover over of the S2 Podcast by inviting Josh Becerra, President and Founding Partner of Augurian, to talk about the digital marketing problems they’re helping their clients solve and navigate? This episode is brought to you by System & Soul. We have to fess up––we have done all the wrong stuff when it comes to running a business. We’ve hired too quickly, fired too late, wasted resources, picked the wrong objective… the list is long. But, here’s what we’ve learned: the only way to fight the chaos and complexity that is constantly coming at you is to get clarity and control over your business. Over 20 years, we’ve seen it all. The more businesses get stuck in the chaos and complexity, the harder it is to grow, stay healthy and sustainable as a business. That’s why we created System & Soul. It is the only business framework that helps you run better systems and do it with the soul of your business in mind. We want to help business leaders like you find breakthrough. If you’re ready, learn more at SystemAndSoul.com. Resources: Josh.bercerra@augurian.com
30:56
February 08, 2022
#005: Authentic Growth Through Employment Brand and Culture with Mary Nutting
Creating a healthy culture in your business isn’t only about taking care of the people that are on your team. It’s also about finding the right people to bring onto your team. This week on System & Soul, our guest host Jennifer Zick, founder and CEO of Authentic Brand, continues her takeover over of the S2 Podcast by inviting Mary Nutting, Owner and CEO of CorTalent. Mary discusses how CorTalent helps business owners develop and execute a people plan that matches their business plan and how they help organizations get the right person in the right seat at the right time. This episode is brought to you by System & Soul. We have to fess up––we have done all the wrong stuff when it comes to running a business. We’ve hired too quickly, fired too late, wasted resources, picked the wrong objective… the list is long. But, here’s what we’ve learned: the only way to fight the chaos and complexity that is constantly coming at you is to get clarity and control over your business. Over 20 years, we’ve seen it all. The more businesses get stuck in the chaos and complexity, the harder it is to grow, stay healthy and sustainable as a business. That’s why we created System & Soul. It is the only business framework that helps you run better systems and do it with the soul of your business in mind. We want to help business leaders like you find breakthrough. If you’re ready, learn more at SystemAndSoul.com.
26:51
February 01, 2022
#004: Scaling Your Sales with Gary Braun
This week on System & Soul, our friend Jennifer Zick, founder and CEO of Authentic Brand, continues her takeover of the S2 Podcast! This week Jennifer invites her friend Gary Braun, Partner and Co-Founder of Pivotal Advisors, LLC. Gary discusses how Pivotal Advisors helps sales organizations put in the systems, process, and structure that enable them to scale more effectively. He also discusses the importance of working with leadership to hone their skills to drive that system so they can break through to the next level of growth. This episode is brought to you by System & Soul. We have to fess up––we have done all the wrong stuff when it comes to running a business. We’ve hired too quickly, fired too late, wasted resources, picked the wrong objective… the list is long. But, here’s what we’ve learned: the only way to fight the chaos and complexity that is constantly coming at you is to get clarity and control over your business. Over 20 years, we’ve seen it all. The more businesses get stuck in the chaos and complexity, the harder it is to grow, stay healthy and sustainable as a business. That’s why we created System & Soul. It is the only business framework that helps you run better systems and do it with the soul of your business in mind. We want to help business leaders like you find breakthrough. If you’re ready, learn more at SystemAndSoul.com.
27:24
January 25, 2022
S2 Tips: Can You Engineer Your Future?
Too often entrepreneurs and business leaders find themselves fighting the fires of the culture they have created rather than getting out in front and engineering the future of their business. In this week's tip, we share an exercise we use at System and Soul that will help your organization create and embrace the culture you want to create. This episode is sponsored by S2 Sync. Running the day-to-day of your business shouldn’t feel like herding cats, right? Well, it can. With a full team and full plates, it’s tough to have a pulse on the big picture all the way down to what’s going on today in the business. There’s an easier way to keep track of it all and keep your team connected. That’s what S2 Sync is all about. S2 Sync is a platform designed to help you run easily on the System & Soul Framework. Everything from your Org Chart to Scoreboard, Quarterly Objectives to weekly meetings. You can track it all in S2 Sync. S2 Sync gives your business the clarity and control you need to breakthrough to the next stage/phase of your business. Experience a free trial today at S2sync.com.
03:55
January 20, 2022
#003: Authentic Growth and Strategic Content with Scott Severson
Many companies tend to mystify digital marketing––thinking it’s too complicated or that some sort of complex marketing software will do all the work for them. Today on System & Soul, Jennifer Zick invites her friend Scott Severson, CEO of Brandpoint, to discuss how companies can experience authentic growth through content and digital demand generation. Scott talks about the most common misunderstandings about digital growth generation, how a consistent strategy will drive consistent results, how he helps clients shift to a more strategic mindset, and the importance of investing in a content strategy for the purpose of building trust with customers. This episode is brought to you by System & Soul. We have to fess up––we have done all the wrong stuff when it comes to running a business. We’ve hired too quickly, fired too late, wasted resources, picked the wrong objective… the list is long. But, here’s what we’ve learned: the only way to fight the chaos and complexity that is constantly coming at you is to get clarity and control over your business. Over 20 years, we’ve seen it all. The more businesses get stuck in the chaos and complexity, the harder it is to grow, stay healthy and sustainable as a business. That’s why we created System & Soul. It is the only business framework that helps you run better systems and do it with the soul of your business in mind. We want to help business leaders like you find breakthrough. If you’re ready, learn more at SystemAndSoul.com. Resources: Scott Severson BrandPoint.com AuthenticBrand.com
30:29
January 18, 2022
S2 Tip: The 7 Deadly Sins of Setting Quarterly Objectives
The whole point of setting your quarterly objectives is to achieve them! But sometimes businesses get lost in the process and create unhealthy habits when setting their quarterly goals. Today on S2 Tips, Benj Miller outlines the Seven Deadly Sins of setting quarterly objectives. No one wants to recite Hail Marys half way through the quarter, so keep these helpful reminders on hand in your next quarterly meeting. You can learn more about gaining clarity and control in your business by visiting SystemandSoul.com. This episode is sponsored by S2 Sync. Running the day-to-day of your business shouldn’t feel like herding cats, right? Well, it can. With a full team and full plates, it’s tough to have a pulse on the big picture all the way down to what’s going on today in the business. There’s an easier way to keep track of it all and keep your team connected. That’s what S2 Sync is all about. S2 Sync is a platform designed to help you run easily on the System & Soul Framework. Everything from your Org Chart to Scoreboard, Quarterly Objectives to weekly meetings. You can track it all in S2 Sync. S2 Sync gives your business the clarity and control you need to breakthrough to the next stage/phase of your business. Experience a free trial today at S2sync.com.
04:58
January 13, 2022
#002: Soul-Based Marketing with Kate DiLeo
In week two of our Authentic Brand take-over with guest co-host Jennifer Zick, you’ll learn about what it means to have a soul-based marketing strategy. In this episode, Jennifer brings on her good friend Kate DiLeo to discuss the work she and her company, Ennobble, do to help clients develop brand messages that resonate with their target audiences, ultimately helping them win more work. Jennifer and Kate discuss how companies should start thinking about branding, how branding is more than just visual, and how the ultimate goal of successful marketing means getting the right prospect to the right table at the right time. This episode is brought to you by System & Soul. We have to fess up––we have done all the wrong stuff when it comes to running a business. We’ve hired too quickly, fired too late, wasted resources, picked the wrong objective… the list is long. But, here’s what we’ve learned: the only way to fight the chaos and complexity that is constantly coming at you is to get clarity and control over your business. Over 20 years, we’ve seen it all. The more businesses get stuck in the chaos and complexity, the harder it is to grow, stay healthy and sustainable as a business. That’s why we created System & Soul. It is the only business framework that helps you run better systems and do it with the soul of your business in mind. We want to help business leaders like you find breakthrough. If you’re ready, learn more at SystemAndSoul.com.
29:35
January 11, 2022
S2 Tips: What to do When Your Meetings Get Stale
Your team meetings are some of the most important moments in your business’s life! That’s we’re vision is casted, ideas are sparked and shared, and momentum is created. At, least that’s what your meetings should be. So, what do you do if your meetings get stale? First of all, don’t ignore it! That’s a red flag. It’s an obvious indicator that your team or business is not ambitions enough, or not focused enough, or not dealing with the important issues your business needs to solves. In this episode, Benj Miller shares the FREE System & Soul tool that can help you get your business out of this rut and make your meetings more energetic, engaging, and proactive! Click here to access the free tool! This tip is sponsored by S2 Sync. Running the day-to-day of your business shouldn’t feel like herding cats, right? Well, it can. With a full team and full plates, it’s tough to have a pulse on the big picture all the way down to what’s going on today in the business. There’s an easier way to keep track of it all and keep your team connected. That’s what S2 Sync is all about. S2 Sync is a platform designed to help you run easily on the System & Soul Framework. Everything from your Org Chart to Scoreboard, Quarterly Objectives to weekly meetings. You can track it all in S2 Sync. S2 Sync gives your business the clarity and control you need to breakthrough to the next stage/phase of your business. Experience a free trial today at S2sync.com. Resources: Check-In Question Upgrades System & Soul
03:53
January 06, 2022
#001: Intentional Growth with Ryan Tansom
Happy New Year, System and Soul listeners! We’re kicking off this year something different and exciting. Today we’re beginning a mini series with our friend Jennifer Zick, Founder and CEO of Authentic Brand. Jennifer is taking over our podcast to talk with some of her friends who are making an impact in the system and soul of their business. In this first episode, Jennifer invites Ryan Tansom, President and Co-founder at Arkona, on the podcast to discuss his framework for helping businesses increase their value. Ryan explains the vision behind Arkona which serves its clients serves its clients through education training to equip businesses to grow intentionally by keeping the end in mind. This episode is brought to you by System & Soul. We have to fess up––we have done all the wrong stuff when it comes to running a business. We’ve hired too quickly, fired too late, wasted resources, picked the wrong objective… the list is long. But, here’s what we’ve learned: the only way to fight the chaos and complexity that is constantly coming at you is to get clarity and control over your business. Over 20 years, we’ve seen it all. The more businesses get stuck in the chaos and complexity, the harder it is to grow, stay healthy and sustainable as a business. That’s why we created System & Soul. It is the only business framework that helps you run better systems and do it with the soul of your business in mind. We want to help business leaders like you find breakthrough. If you’re ready, learn more at SystemAndSoul.com. References: Arcona.io SystemAndSoul.com SystemAndSoul.com/Coach
28:13
January 04, 2022
#034: Love and Fear with Benj Miller
Happy Holidays System and Soulville! We wanted to make this episode short and sweet as we make a fun announcement about the new year and what you can expect from System and Soul after the coming weeks. But, we also wanted to offer a thought for the holiday season. We all have mixed feelings about the holidays. For some it’s stressful, over commercialized, and chaotic. For others it’s a happy, festive, and even nostalgic season. But what most of us have in common during this time is that we all have a hope for next year. In this episode, Benj Miller reminds us that as we hope, there are always two forces at play within us: love and fear. So, as you hope and dream for the next year, remember that the thoughts and distractions that creep in and stifle our big ideas about what could be come from our fear. This season, let’s focus on the love, let’s hope a little bit more, let’s dream and little bit bigger, and let’s make next year the best one yet! We’ll be here on the journey with you to help make those big ideas come true and to help you gain more clarity and control. See you next year! This episode is brought to you by System & Soul Coaching. Are you limiting your impact as a leader? We know you’re experienced in the world of business, entrepreneurship, and leadership development. We know you’re smart, intentional, business-savvy folks. But are you playing too small? One of the greatest steps you can take after years of leading a company or organization is to become a coach for other businesses. I’ve been a business coach for over 10 years after a 20 year corporate career, and I have to tell you, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. It’s also why Benj and founded System & Soul. We’re training coaches right now to help small businesses everywhere experience breakthrough in both the system and the soul of their business. If you’re ready to expand your capacity and create impact like never before, let’s go! Get on my calendar so I can tell you more. Head over to SystemandSoul.com/Coach.
05:20
December 21, 2021
S2 Tips: What Are You Optimizing For?
What are you optimizing for? This is one of the best questions you can ask yourself during this season of your business. Whether you’re on purpose or not, you’re optimizing your business for something, but unless it’s intentional, you may end up optimizing for the wrong thing––trajecting your business in a direction you don’t want it to go. In today’s tip, Benj Miller explains the many things some businesses optimize themselves for, and how asking yourself this question can set your business on the path to accomplishing the core vision your business is designed to achieve. This episode is sponsored by S2sync.com. Running the day-to-day of your business shouldn’t feel like herding cats, right? Well, it can. With a full team and full plates, it’s tough to have a pulse on the big picture all the way down to what’s going on today in the business. There’s an easier way to keep track of it all and keep your team connected. That’s what S2 Sync is all about. S2 Sync is a platform designed to help you run easily on the System & Soul Framework. Everything from your Org Chart to Scoreboard, Quarterly Objectives to weekly meetings. You can track it all in S2 Sync. S2 Sync gives your business the clarity and control you need to breakthrough to the next stage/phase of your business. Experience a free trial today at S2sync.com.
03:23
December 16, 2021
#033: Brand and Culture with Jason Ogden
Your brand is not just for your customers. It’s also for your current and potential employees. How are you attracting people to your business? In today’s episode, we bring back a good friend to help you navigate how to get people’s attention in a competitive marketplace. Jason Ogden, President at Syrup Marketing walks through three aspects of how to attract people to your business… not just customers, but also the talent that can bring your organization to the next level. He argues that the fundamentals of attracting customers and attracting talent ultimately reply on the same fundamentals. By following these key components of attraction, you’ll find yourself hiring for the future, not just for the role. This episode is brought to you by System & Soul Coaching. Are you limiting your impact as a leader? We know you’re experienced in the world of business, entrepreneurship, and leadership development. We know you’re smart, intentional, business-savvy folks. But are you playing too small? One of the greatest steps you can take after years of leading a company or organization is to become a coach for other businesses. I’ve been a business coach for over 10 years after a 20 year corporate career, and I have to tell you, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. It’s also why Benj and founded System & Soul. We’re training coaches right now to help small businesses everywhere experience breakthrough in both the system and the soul of their business. If you’re ready to expand your capacity and create impact like never before, let’s go! Get on my calendar so I can tell you more. Head over to SystemandSoul.com/Coach. Resources: Jason@syrupmarketing.com
29:05
December 14, 2021
S2 Tips: Reset and Refuel
We’re less than 30 days from the start of Q1 2022! That’s exciting, and so many of you are probably vamping up to get a head start on your new year. This season is busy, both personally and professionally, and most leaders get lost in the busyness of it all. Ironically, these are the seasons when we most need to find time to pause and recharge. When we pause to collect ourselves, we gain focus on the most import aspects of our lives and our businesses. So in today’s S2 Tip, Chris White shares some helpful tips on how to reset and refuel during such a busy time. These are the moments when it’s most important to pause and take time to gain clarity and control in our business. Check out the Clarity Field Guide to help you, step-by-step, through this process. This Tip is sponsored by S2 Sync. Running the day-to-day of your business shouldn’t feel like herding cats, right? Well, it can. With a full team and full plates, it’s tough to have a pulse on the big picture all the way down to what’s going on today in the business. There’s an easier way to keep track of it all and keep your team connected. That’s what S2 Sync is all about. S2 Sync is a platform designed to help you run easily on the System & Soul Framework. Everything from your Org Chart to Scoreboard, Quarterly Objectives to weekly meetings. You can track it all in S2 Sync. S2 Sync gives your business the clarity and control you need to breakthrough to the next stage/phase of your business. Experience a free trial today at S2sync.com.
06:30
December 09, 2021
#032: Expressing Gratitude with Chris White
Now that we’ve all awakened from our turkey comas, let’s talk gratitude. This episode is short and sweet, because we want our listeners to take the time they normally would listen to this podcast to express and participate in gratitude. Gratitude is not and should not just be a seasonal practice, but rather a way that we show up in our businesses and relationships. Participating in gratitude is scientifically proven to create happier lives, boost your mood, and even lower blood pressure. So, in this episode, Chris White shares ten helpful ways that you can express and participate in gratitude in your own life and leadership. This is a shorter episode, so we encourage you to take the remaining time and practice what you learn in this episode. We promise you’ll be better for it! This episode is brought to you by System & Soul Coaching. Are you limiting your impact as a leader? We know you’re experienced in the world of business, entrepreneurship, and leadership development. We know you’re smart, intentional, business-savvy folks. But are you playing too small? One of the greatest steps you can take after years of leading a company or organization is to become a coach for other businesses. I’ve been a business coach for over 10 years after a 20 year corporate career, and I have to tell you, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. It’s also why Benj and founded System & Soul. We’re training coaches right now to help small businesses everywhere experience breakthrough in both the system and the soul of their business. If you’re ready to expand your capacity and create impact like never before, let’s go! Get on my calendar so I can tell you more. Head over to SystemandSoul.com/Coach.
11:16
December 07, 2021
S2 Tip: Relationship Lifehacks
Are you a personality assessment junkie? Do you pee a little bit when someone mentions the Enneagram or Myers Briggs? We sure hope not, because that sounds like something you need to see your doctor about. …anyways, if you’ve taken any personality assessment, you may have noticed that they typically place people on a spectrum of either relationship-oriented or task-oriented. And, depending on where you fall on the spectrum can determine how well you succeed in different areas of your work and how well you collaborate with others. In this week’s S2 Tip, Benj Miller walks you through two lifehacks that will help people, wherever they are on the relationship/task spectrum, become more intuitive in the areas in which they struggle. The result will help you possess a better understanding of yourself, the people you collaborate with, and the people you lead. This S2 Tip is sponsored by S2 Sync. Running the day-to-day of your business shouldn’t feel like herding cats, right? Well, it can. With a full team and full plates, it’s tough to have a pulse on the big picture all the way down to what’s going on today in the business. There’s an easier way to keep track of it all and keep your team connected. That’s what S2 Sync is all about. S2 Sync is a platform designed to help you run easily on the System & Soul Framework. Everything from your Org Chart to Scoreboard, Quarterly Objectives to weekly meetings. You can track it all in S2 Sync. S2 Sync gives your business the clarity and control you need to breakthrough to the next stage/phase of your business. Experience a free trial today at S2sync.com.
04:45
December 02, 2021
#031: The Power of Pressure with Dane Jensen
What’s the most pressure you’ve ever been under? Most likely, there is a great story behind that question––either about overcoming a big obstacle or learning an important lesson. This week on the podcast, we have invited Dane Jenson, CEO of Third Factor, to talk about his new book, The Power of Pressure. Dane is an expert on pressure and is a second generation entrepreneur with decades of experience helping high performers embrace the chaos of running a business. Dane will help you learn how to––as the prayer goes––accept the things you can change, change the things you can, and understand the difference between the two. This episode is brought to you by System & Soul Coaching. Are you limiting your impact as a leader? We know you’re experienced in the world of business, entrepreneurship, and leadership development. We know you’re smart, intentional, business-savvy folks. But are you playing too small? One of the greatest steps you can take after years of leading a company or organization is to become a coach for other businesses. I’ve been a business coach for over 10 years after a 20 year corporate career, and I have to tell you, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. It’s also why Benj and founded System & Soul. We’re training coaches right now to help small businesses everywhere experience breakthrough in both the system and the soul of their business. If you’re ready to expand your capacity and create impact like never before, let’s go! Get on my calendar so I can tell you more. Head over to SystemandSoul.com/Coach. Resources: DaneJensen.com The Power of Pressure LinkedIn: @DaneJensen
35:31
November 30, 2021
S2 Tips: Is Your Business Inwardly Sound?
One of our most talked about episodes was our ninth episode, which featured John Ott. John talked about what is meant to be an “inwardly sound” leader. Based on his research, an inwardly sound leader poses self-awareness, is principled, purposeful, holistically healthy, secure and settled. In this week’s tips Benj Miller approaches these traits from a new angle in order to discover what it would look like if your business was inwardly sound. Then he challenges you to identify the biggest gap in your business as it relates to these traits and to ask yourself, “What is the one next step I can take to fill that gap?” This episode is sponsored by S2 Sync. Running the day-to-day of your business shouldn’t feel like herding cats, right? Well, it can. With a full team and full plates, it’s tough to have a pulse on the big picture all the way down to what’s going on today in the business. There’s an easier way to keep track of it all and keep your team connected. That’s what S2 Sync is all about. S2 Sync is a platform designed to help you run easily on the System & Soul Framework. Everything from your Org Chart to Scoreboard, Quarterly Objectives to weekly meetings. You can track it all in S2 Sync. S2 Sync gives your business the clarity and control you need to breakthrough to the next stage/phase of your business. Experience a free trial today at S2sync.com.
08:20
November 25, 2021
#030: Commander's Intent with John Richie
Today we have a returning guest that we couldn’t be more excited about! John Richie is the Owner and Founder of Venture and a sought after executive coach. His decades of experience bring fresh insight and confidence to the leaders he coaches. His last episode on System and Soul was one of our most fun and talked about episodes, and this one will certainly not disappoint. John joins us to discuss a variety of topics––expanding on some his own business axioms and expressing what he is learning from “the great resignation.” He also discusses trends he is currently seeing in today’s marketplace and economy, and finally, he explains the importance of Commander’s Intent when it comes to planning business strategy. This episode is brought to you by System & Soul Coaching. Are you limiting your impact as a leader? We know you’re experienced in the world of business, entrepreneurship, and leadership development. We know you’re smart, intentional, business-savvy folks. But are you playing too small? One of the greatest steps you can take after years of leading a company or organization is to become a coach for other businesses. I’ve been a business coach for over 10 years after a 20 year corporate career, and I have to tell you, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. It’s also why Benj and founded System & Soul. We’re training coaches right now to help small businesses everywhere experience breakthrough in both the system and the soul of their business. If you’re ready to expand your capacity and create impact like never before, let’s go! Get on my calendar so I can tell you more. Head over to SystemandSoul.com/Coach. References: John Richie The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
38:12
November 23, 2021
S2 Tips: Principles vs. Prescriptions
Often, leaders get confused between principles and prescriptions. It would be nice if all the self-help books that offer a clean-cut formula to run your business actually worked as seamlessly as they sound. But the best leaders know that business is more complex than that. The best leaders know the difference between principles and prescriptions. Principles help shape how we live, lead, and the decisions we make. These are our mental models of how the engine works. But often times, it’s too easy to want prescriptions. Prescriptions are a great way to gloss over the problems that needs fixing. In this episode, Benj Miller explains the importance of collecting principles, not prescriptions. This episode is sponsored by S2 Sync. Running the day-to-day of your business shouldn’t feel like herding cats, right? Well, it can. With a full team and full plates, it’s tough to have a pulse on the big picture all the way down to what’s going on today in the business. There’s an easier way to keep track of it all and keep your team connected. That’s what S2 Sync is all about. S2 Sync is a platform designed to help you run easily on the System & Soul Framework. Everything from your Org Chart to Scoreboard, Quarterly Objectives to weekly meetings. You can track it all in S2 Sync. S2 Sync gives your business the clarity and control you need to breakthrough to the next stage/phase of your business. Experience a free trial today at S2sync.com.
05:32
November 18, 2021
#029: Culture, Performance, and Engagement with Tricia Sciortino
If you don’t get culture right, you’re not going to get much else right. Culture is one of the most important things to establish from the start of an organization. Today we’re excited to talk with a leader who knows how culture and performance equal engagement. Tricia Sciortino is the CEO of Belay Solutions, a company that is passionate about connecting the right people with the right organizations. She is someone we have wanted to have on the podcast for a while now, and you will soon find out why! Her insight is especially critical to business leaders and entrepreneurs who are struggling to increase engagement as work and collaboration become even more critical in today’s remote work environment. This episode is brought to you by System & Soul Coaching. Are you limiting your impact as a leader? We know you’re experienced in the world of business, entrepreneurship, and leadership development. We know you’re smart, intentional, business-savvy folks. But are you playing too small? One of the greatest steps you can take after years of leading a company or organization is to become a coach for other businesses. I’ve been a business coach for over 10 years after a 20 year corporate career, and I have to tell you, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. It’s also why Benj and founded System & Soul. We’re training coaches right now to help small businesses everywhere experience breakthrough in both the system and the soul of their business. If you’re ready to expand your capacity and create impact like never before, let’s go! Get on my calendar so I can tell you more. Head over to SystemandSoul.com/Coach. Resources: BelaySolutions.com Started From the Bottom by Drake
36:47
November 16, 2021
S2 Tips: What is Decision Velocity?
It’s nearly impossible to be a leader and not have to make important decisions every day. And, with all those decisions, the questions often comes to mind, “Am I making the right decision?” and, “Am I making this decision quick enough?” Well, today we’re talking about how to make the right decision in a short amount of time. You may have heard business leaders like Jeff Bezos talk about Decision Velocity––the speed at which people can make the right decisions. In this episode we discuss how decision velocity usually comes down to trust and the best ways to navigate this with your own team. If you’re facing a big decision right now, do yourself and favor, and don’t miss this week’s tip! This episode is sponsored by S2 Sync. Running the day-to-day of your business shouldn’t feel like herding cats, right? Well, it can. With a full team and full plates, it’s tough to have a pulse on the big picture all the way down to what’s going on today in the business. There’s an easier way to keep track of it all and keep your team connected. That’s what S2 Sync is all about. S2 Sync is a platform designed to help you run easily on the System & Soul Framework. Everything from your Org Chart to Scoreboard, Quarterly Objectives to weekly meetings. You can track it all in S2 Sync. S2 Sync gives your business the clarity and control you need to breakthrough to the next stage/phase of your business. Experience a free trial today at S2sync.com.
07:45
November 11, 2021
#028: Transforming the Gap Into the Gain with Dr. Benjamin Hardy
We are so excited to invite our good friend and fan favorite, Dr. Benjamin Hardy, back onto the podcast. Dr. Hardy is the bestselling author of Willpower Doesn't Work, Personality Isn't Permanent, and Who Not How. He joins us on System & Soul to talk about his recently released book, The Gap and the Gain, which he co-authored with Dan Sullivan. Dr. Hardy explains that every experience can be leveraged into a “gain.” Rather than allowing your experiences to happen to you, great leaders happen to their own experiences. The difference means being the creator of your experiences instead of the consumer of your experiences. This episode is brought to you by System & Soul Coaching. Are you limiting your impact as a leader? We know you’re experienced in the world of business, entrepreneurship, and leadership development. We know you’re smart, intentional, business-savvy folks. But are you playing too small? One of the greatest steps you can take after years of leading a company or organization is to become a coach for other businesses. I’ve been a business coach for over 10 years after a 20 year corporate career, and I have to tell you, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. It’s also why Benj and founded System & Soul. We’re training coaches right now to help small businesses everywhere experience breakthrough in both the system and the soul of their business. If you’re ready to expand your capacity and create impact like never before, let’s go! Get on my calendar so I can tell you more. Head over to SystemandSoul.com/Coach. Resources: The Gap and the Gain: Benjamin Hardy and Dan Sullivan More Benjamin Hardy Books Dr. Benjamin Hardy’s YouTube Channel Benjamin Hardy
35:48
November 09, 2021
#027: Eight Paradoxes of Great Leadership with Tim Elmore
Leading a business today requires higher social and emotional skills than ever before. And today’s guest is a seasoned author who has discovered that many of those skills are seemingly paradoxical. In today’s episode we speak with Tim Elmore, Founder of Growing Leaders, to talk about his 37th book (that’s right, 37th book), The Eight Paradoxes of Great Leadership. He explains that leadership, at its core, means solving problems and helping people, which requires paradoxes such as confidence and humility, and leveraging vision as well as blindspots, just to name a few. This insightful conversation is one every leader needs to hear! This S2 Tip is sponsored by S2 Sync. Running the day-to-day of your business shouldn’t feel like herding cats, right? Well, it can. With a full team and full plates, it’s tough to have a pulse on the big picture all the way down to what’s going on today in the business. There’s an easier way to keep track of it all and keep your team connected. That’s what S2 Sync is all about. S2 Sync is a platform designed to help you run easily on the System & Soul Framework. Everything from your Org Chart to Scoreboard, Quarterly Objectives to weekly meetings. You can track it all in S2 Sync. S2 Sync gives your business the clarity and control you need to breakthrough to the next stage/phase of your business. Experience a free trial today at S2sync.com. Resources: Leadership Essentials Assessment
36:33
November 02, 2021
S2 Tips: Is the Team You Have the Team You Need?
How do you know if the team you have is the team you need? Companies evolve, but sometimes people don’t, and the growth of a company doesn’t always mean the growth of the individual––especially if the the team hasn’t identified their core values. In this week’s S2 Tip, Chris and Benj discuss a question sent in by a listener. They identify the importance of making sure everyone is a healthy fit from the hiring process––that they are fueled by their role, are able to make an impact in the organization, and that it’s the right timing for their career. They also discuss how the right fit can change as the company evolves. If you’re asking yourself, “Is the team I have the team I need?”, you definitely don’t want to miss this tip. This S2 Tip is sponsored by S2 Sync. Running the day-to-day of your business shouldn’t feel like herding cats, right? Well, it can. With a full team and full plates, it’s tough to have a pulse on the big picture all the way down to what’s going on today in the business. There’s an easier way to keep track of it all and keep your team connected. That’s what S2 Sync is all about. S2 Sync is a platform designed to help you run easily on the System & Soul Framework. Everything from your Org Chart to Scoreboard, Quarterly Objectives to weekly meetings. You can track it all in S2 Sync. S2 Sync gives your business the clarity and control you need to breakthrough to the next stage/phase of your business. Experience a free trial today at S2sync.com.
10:16
October 28, 2021
#026: Living On Purpose with Tanya Dalton
Wouldn’t it be nice sometimes if you could put life on auto-pilot? According to Tanya Dalton, this is possible by creating intentional habits. Tanya is a best-selling author, speaker, and nationally recognized productivity expert who joins us on S2 to talk about her new book On Purpose, in which she helps readers build systems at home and work that lead to an “extraordinary life of meaning and success.” In this episode, she explains how creating strategic habits in our lives allows us to focus less on the least important, more on the most important––ultimately creating more fulfilling lives. She also discusses her Impact Goal System and the idea of “cathedral thinking.” This episode is brought to you by System & Soul Coaching. Are you limiting your impact as a leader? We know you’re experienced in the world of business, entrepreneurship, and leadership development. We know you’re smart, intentional, business-savvy folks. But are you playing too small? One of the greatest steps you can take after years of leading a company or organization is to become a coach for other businesses. I’ve been a business coach for over 10 years after a 20 year corporate career, and I have to tell you, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. It’s also why Benj and founded System & Soul. We’re training coaches right now to help small businesses everywhere experience breakthrough in both the system and the soul of their business. If you’re ready to expand your capacity and create impact like never before, let’s go! Get on my calendar so I can tell you more. Head over to SystemandSoul.com/Coach.
36:19
October 26, 2021
S2 Tip: Seeing Yourself in a Clarity Break
Did you know that the average person begins to feel unsettled after merely four seconds of silence in a conversation? We don’t like silence. We are downright uncomfortable with it. And when there isn’t noise we freak out! Anybody else sleep with a noise machine? So how, in a world of perpetual, overlapping noise, does a leader get the time to think and reflect on the health and soul of their business? The leaders who can embrace the quiet and confront the uncomfortable will tell you that’s where the magic happens. That’s the space in which the big picture becomes clearer and the immediate seems less significant (because most of the time it is). This is the space where problems are identified, clarity is gained, and ideas are sparked! In this S2 Tip, Chris White shares a story of a friend who recently gained massive clarity during their own clarity break, and he encourages you to not rob yourself of the same opportunity. This S2 Tip is sponsored by S2 Sync. Running the day-to-day of your business shouldn’t feel like herding cats, right? Well, it can. With a full team and full plates, it’s tough to have a pulse on the big picture all the way down to what’s going on today in the business. There’s an easier way to keep track of it all and keep your team connected. That’s what S2 Sync is all about. S2 Sync is a platform designed to help you run easily on the System & Soul Framework. Everything from your Org Chart to Scoreboard, Quarterly Objectives to weekly meetings. You can track it all in S2 Sync. S2 Sync gives your business the clarity and control you need to breakthrough to the next stage/phase of your business. Experience a free trial today at S2sync.com.
06:07
October 21, 2021
#025: Prioritizing the Soul with Benj Miller and Chris White
Philosophers, scientists, and perhaps the particularly reflective daydreamers alike, have all marveled at the question, “What is the soul?” Here at S2, we couldn’t have founded a company called System & Soul without giving a considerable amount of thought to that question as it relates to, not only the human soul, but the soul of the business. Today, Benj Miller and Chris White dive into the S2 Framework and discuss how it prioritizes the soul of the business and helps accelerate the value of the organization and its attractiveness to the market. You’ll learn how S2 defines the soul of the business and its components and how this foundation is the best framework for helping you gain clarity and control in your business. This episode is brought to you by System & Soul Coaching. Are you limiting your impact as a leader? We know you’re experienced in the world of business, entrepreneurship, and leadership development. We know you’re smart, intentional, business-savvy folks. But are you playing too small? One of the greatest steps you can take after years of leading a company or organization is to become a coach for other businesses. I’ve been a business coach for over 10 years after a 20 year corporate career, and I have to tell you, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. It’s also why Benj and founded System & Soul. We’re training coaches right now to help small businesses everywhere experience breakthrough in both the system and the soul of their business. If you’re ready to expand your capacity and create impact like never before, let’s go! Get on my calendar so I can tell you more. Head over to SystemandSoul.com/Coach. Resources: Culture Code by Daniel Coyle The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni System & Soul
25:20
October 19, 2021
S2 Tips: What Makes a Great Coach?
One of our most talked about S2 episodes to date was with John Ott. In that episode John discusses the two most desirable attributes that make a great leader––inwardly sound and others-focused. Today we’re going to add two more attributes to this to paint the picture of a great coach. In this S2 Tip, Benj Miller discusses the importance of strategic thinking and effective communication, and he dives into the key practices that leaders must embrace in order to possess these leadership attributes. This episode is sponsored by S2 Sync. Running the day-to-day of your business shouldn’t feel like herding cats, right? Well, it can. With a full team and full plates, it’s tough to have a pulse on the big picture all the way down to what’s going on today in the business. There’s an easier way to keep track of it all and keep your team connected. That’s what S2 Sync is all about. S2 Sync is a platform designed to help you run easily on the System & Soul Framework. Everything from your Org Chart to Scoreboard, Quarterly Objectives to weekly meetings. You can track it all in S2 Sync. S2 Sync gives your business the clarity and control you need to breakthrough to the next stage/phase of your business. Experience a free trial today at S2sync.com.
05:02
October 14, 2021
#024: Permission to Glow with Kristoffer Carter
Let’s have a soul conversation. An increasing number of leaders today are discovering the benefits of taking a spiritual approach to executive leadership. This week, we are super excited to learn from Kristoffer Carter, a spiritual teacher, author, and executive coach who teaches leaders to harness the opportunity of chaos through spiritual practices and allow it to guide them to achieving their biggest goals. In this episode, Kristoffer walks us through the components of his new book Permission to Glow, which teaches leaders how to access their highest expressions in life and leadership through The 4 Permissions. He also discusses the four most common “frenemies”––counter productive leadership traits that act as obstacles to our leadership. This episode is brought to you by System & Soul Coaching. Are you limiting your impact as a leader? We know you’re experienced in the world of business, entrepreneurship, and leadership development. We know you’re smart, intentional, business-savvy folks. But are you playing too small? One of the greatest steps you can take after years of leading a company or organization is to become a coach for other businesses. I’ve been a business coach for over 10 years after a 20 year corporate career, and I have to tell you, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. It’s also why Benj and founded System & Soul. We’re training coaches right now to help small businesses everywhere experience breakthrough in both the system and the soul of their business. If you’re ready to expand your capacity and create impact like never before, let’s go! Get on my calendar so I can tell you more. Head over to SystemandSoul.com/Coach.
35:32
October 12, 2021
S2 Tips: "Priorities" Is an Oxymoron
Did you know that the plural form of the word “priorities” wasn’t used commonly until the 1950’s? That’s because it’s an oxymoron. A priority, by definition, refers to the thing that’s in first place. If you have more than one thing in first place, essentially, you have nothing in first place. In this week’s S2 Tip, Benj Miller challenges us to rethink our understanding our own priorities and narrow them down to one thing. Doing so may very well provide some clarity and control in your leadership and your business by homing in on that one thing you need to own. This episode is sponsored by S2 Sync. Running the day-to-day of your business shouldn’t feel like herding cats, right? Well, it can. With a full team and full plates, it’s tough to have a pulse on the big picture all the way down to what’s going on today in the business. There’s an easier way to keep track of it all and keep your team connected. That’s what S2 Sync is all about. S2 Sync is a platform designed to help you run easily on the System & Soul Framework. Everything from your Org Chart to Scoreboard, Quarterly Objectives to weekly meetings. You can track it all in S2 Sync. S2 Sync gives your business the clarity and control you need to breakthrough to the next stage/phase of your business. Experience a free trial today at S2sync.com.
02:36
October 07, 2021
#023: Mapping the Leader's Brain with Katerina McNally and Adrien Quevedo
Are you ready to get brainy? What if you could map out your brain to help you navigate the areas in which you’re underperforming? Does that sound like science fiction? Well it isn’t, and your co-host Chris White went through the process himself! Today on the System & Soul Podcast, we are excited to get neurologically nitty and gritty with the COO and CEO of Newrologix, Katerina McNally and Adrian Quevedo, to talk about the ground-breaking work they do in neurofeedback. This neurological brain mapping is helping many business leaders understand the way their own brains works, and ultimately set the paths for a more efficient work life and a healthier home life. This episode is brought to you by System & Soul Coaching. Are you limiting your impact as a leader? We know you’re experienced in the world of business, entrepreneurship, and leadership development. We know you’re smart, intentional, business-savvy folks. But are you playing too small? One of the greatest steps you can take after years of leading a company or organization is to become a coach for other businesses. I’ve been a business coach for over 10 years after a 20 year corporate career, and I have to tell you, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. It’s also why Benj and founded System & Soul. We’re training coaches right now to help small businesses everywhere experience breakthrough in both the system and the soul of their business. If you’re ready to expand your capacity and create impact like never before, let’s go! Get on my calendar so I can tell you more. Head over to SystemandSoul.com/Coach. Resources: Newrologix.com The ISNR Comprehensive Bibliography of Neurofeedback Research 
33:26
October 05, 2021
S2 Tips: Embrace The Rules of Improv
Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady––these aren’t exactly the first names that come to mind when you think of brilliant entrepreneurial minds. No, when you think of these names, you think of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, “the show where everything is made up, and the points don’t matter.” But, as it turns out, the actors and comedians who wow us from stage with their off-the-cuff, on-the-fly wit, often follow an unofficial set of rules called The Rules of Improv, which surprisingly “set the stage” for some insightful and helpful tips that we can implement to make our businesses better, healthier, and more efficient. In this S2 Tip, Benj Miller walks through his favorite Rules of Improv as he extrapolates how they have the potential to better our communication, listening, brainstorming, collaboration, and leadership within your own businesses. This episode is sponsored by S2 Sync. Running the day-to-day of your business shouldn’t feel like herding cats, right? Well, it can. With a full team and full plates, it’s tough to have a pulse on the big picture all the way down to what’s going on today in the business. There’s an easier way to keep track of it all and keep your team connected. That’s what S2 Sync is all about. S2 Sync is a platform designed to help you run easily on the System & Soul Framework. Everything from your Org Chart to Scoreboard, Quarterly Objectives to weekly meetings. You can track it all in S2 Sync. S2 Sync gives your business the clarity and control you need to breakthrough to the next stage/phase of your business. Experience a free trial today at S2sync.com.
10:22
September 30, 2021
#022: Engineering Your Culture with Jude Homola
It IS possible for your organization to engineer its culture. Too many businesses today just passively accept the current culture they posses without take steps to actively and intentionally cultivate the healthy, productive, profitable culture they could have. To talk about engineering culture, who better to invite onto the System & Soul podcast than an actual engineer who has helped create a thriving culture within his own organization? Today Chris and Benj are joined by Jude Homola, Founding Partner at Windsor Engineers, to discuss the “spherical growth concept,” how his engineering mindset helped him shape his organization’s culture, and how core values play into the model of Windsor Engineers’ culture. This episode is brought to you by System & Soul Coaching. Are you limiting your impact as a leader? We know you’re experienced in the world of business, entrepreneurship, and leadership development. We know you’re smart, intentional, business-savvy folks. But are you playing too small? One of the greatest steps you can take after years of leading a company or organization is to become a coach for other businesses. I’ve been a business coach for over 10 years after a 20 year corporate career, and I have to tell you, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. It’s also why Benj and founded System & Soul. We’re training coaches right now to help small businesses everywhere experience breakthrough in both the system and the soul of their business. If you’re ready to expand your capacity and create impact like never before, let’s go! Get on my calendar so I can tell you more. Head over to SystemandSoul.com/Coach. Resources: WindsorEngineers.com S2 Road Map PDF
28:52
September 28, 2021
S2 Tips: How Do You Build an Org. Chart?
Any organization that wants to operate with clarity needs to have a hierarchal structure. That’s Business 101. Perhaps the most popular way businesses organize this structure is through an organizational chart, which maps out all the roles, functions, and relationships to other roles. Also, Business 101. What isn’t Business 101 is how to build an org. chart. In this week’s S2 Tip, Chris White explains a functional, systematic way of organizing the structure of your business. It’s what we at System & Soul do to build and organize our team, and it’s one of the most foundational tools we use to gain clarity and control in our business. To learn more about achieving clarity and control in your business, visit us at SystemAndSoul.com. S2 Tips are brought to you by Ninety.io. Ninety is a cloud-based collection of the essential business building and awareness tools you need to make running your business almost easy. The clean and extraordinarily intuitive system includes every one of the tools you need to not only run your operating system but cascade it down and throughout your company. Learn more at Ninety.io.
05:11
September 23, 2021
#021: Instilling a Culture of Personal Growth with Larry Dorfman
When an organization wants their business to grow, they need to equip their people to grow first. That’s why we are stoked to invite Larry Dorfman, the former Founder CEO of APCO Holdings and Partner at Roots Real Estate Exchange onto the podcast. Larry takes us on his journey of personal growth and how it drove him to instill a culture of self-improvement within his own companies. He talks about what it takes to get ideas and culture “upstream” to the c-suite leaders, and how he had to modify his org. chart to accommodate this upgrade in culture. Larry also also shares the meaningful work he’s doing in the real estate rental space which sets renters up for financial success rather than draining them of their hard-earned money. This episode is brought to you by Delegate Solutions. Many entrepreneurs are overwhelmed, burnt out, and frustrated because they aren't able to spend enough time on their highest and best work.  They know they need to delegate to an assistant, but they don't want the responsibility of managing one. At Delegate Solutions, we provide leaders with a different approach to admin support, without the hassles of committing to an employee.  We support our clients remotely in as little as 1-2 hours per day all the way through to full-time.  Our systematic approach includes customized delegation coaching to help you figure out what and how best to delegate, coupled with a team of thinkers and doers to continually get those things off your plate. We love to help visionary leaders free up time so they can do more of what they love and have a big impact. Learn more about our delegation support system by visiting www.delegatesolutions.com.
38:44
September 21, 2021
S2 Tips: Have a Moat Mindset
Every business leader, no matter great they are, experiences ruts—or as Seth Godin calls them, dips—in their business. These dips can be discouraging, draining, and just down right not fun! But as Godin says, don’t think of the dip as a dip. Think of it more like a moat––is just something you have to swim through to get to your business, or “the castle.” The moat is the thing that separates you from the competition. It’s what only you are willing to swim through to create the company you want to create. So, instead of our usual tip this week, we just wanted to encourage you: if you’re in a dip right now, change your mindset and imagine it’s just a moat. If you’re not in a dip right now, keep this in your pocket for a rainy day. S2 Tips are brought to you by Ninety.io. Ninety is a cloud-based collection of the essential business building and awareness tools you need to make running your business almost easy. The clean and extraordinarily intuitive system includes every one of the tools you need to not only run your operating system but cascade it down and throughout your company. Learn more at Ninety.io
02:15
September 16, 2021
#020: The Culture Fix with Will Scott
There is a big difference between what your company’s culture is and how it makes your people feel. Misaligning people with culture and vice versa can stifle an organization’s growth––leaving people unmotivated and disengaged. We’ve invited Will “The Culture Czar” Scott onto the podcast to talk about his passion and mission to help companies identify, embrace, and implement their core values to create thriving cultures. Will is the author of The Culture Fix: Solving C-Suite Problems at the Ground Level and Founder of The Culture Fix Academy. He discusses his 9-step process for taking organizations from simply having core values to truly having a valued culture. To learn more about Will or connect with him, email him at Will@CultureCzars.com. This episode is brought to you by Titus Talent Strategies. Titus Talent Strategies exists to equip companies to make the best attraction, engagement, hiring, and development decisions to meet their organization’s people and performance objectives. We’re here to help you get the right people, in the right seats and be the best team members they can be, guaranteed. This is not your traditional recruiting model. Our approach has led to measurable results for our clients and lasting partnerships. Learn more at titustalent.com.
32:14
September 14, 2021
S2 Tips: 5 Reasons Your Meetings Suck
If you hate meetings, you’re doing them wrong. Great meetings create progress, alignment, clarity, and control in your business. But too many people think of meetings as obstacles to progress instead of assets to progress. In this week’s S2 Tip, Chris White shares five ways you’re sabotaging your own meetings and what practices you can implement to make your meetings engaging, productive, and, dare I say, enjoyable! If you’d like to dive deeper into how to facilitate great meetings, check out our recent episode called Deep Dive: The Art of Facilitation. S2 Tips are brought to you by Ninety.io. Ninety is a cloud-based collection of the essential business building and awareness tools you need to make running your business almost easy. The clean and extraordinarily intuitive system includes every one of the tools you need to not only run your operating system but cascade it down and throughout your company. Learn more at Ninety.io
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September 09, 2021
#019: Leading in Crisis Through Human Connection with Scott Mann
Before the pandemic, the workplace was increasingly becoming imbued with distraction, disengagement, and distrust. Unfortunately, the pandemic heightened some of these unhealthy culture symptoms by withholding from employees some of their most basic human needs. Now, before that dark cloud of a paragraph above makes you want to pull out your umbrella, take a breath, and don’t fear, because Scott Mann is hear! Joining us for his third time, retired Green Beret, founder of Rooftop Leadership and The Heroes Journey, Scott Mann teaches us the critical leadership skill of human connection and the role it plays in developing healthy, safe, effective teams and organizations. Scott points out that when we don’t understand our most basic human drives, the more we become removed from them, and the more they show up in our lives, our leadership, and in the workplace. But the leaders who lead with purpose and human connection skills are the ones who thrive, especially during crisis. This episode is brought to you by Titus Talent Strategies. Titus Talent Strategies exists to equip companies to make the best attraction, engagement, hiring, and development decisions to meet their organization’s people and performance objectives. We’re here to help you get the right people, in the right seats and be the best team members they can be, guaranteed. This is not your traditional recruiting model. Our approach has led to measurable results for our clients and lasting partnerships. Learn more at titustalent.com. Resources: Rooftop Leadership Scott Mann LinkedIn Pre-Engagement Prep Tool
45:40
September 07, 2021
S2 Tips: The Law of Attraction
Let’s quit flirting with our dreams, and start committing to them. When we don’t take the time to get clarity on what we want for our business or in our life, we create a cloud of ambiguity over our journey getting there. That’s why, at System & Soul, we teach businesses how important it is to get a very vivid picture of their goals. In today’s S2 Tip, Benj Miller talks about the Law of Attraction: the ability to attract the things you desire into your life. After you listen to this tip, we challenge you to grab that one thing that you desire, write it down, and get determined. Then, see what aligns and comes to your aid to make that a reality. S2 Tips are brought to you by Ninety.io. Ninety is a cloud-based collection of the essential business building and awareness tools you need to make running your business almost easy. The clean and extraordinarily intuitive system includes every one of the tools you need to not only run your operating system but cascade it down and throughout your company. Learn more at Ninety.io.
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September 02, 2021
#018: Deep Dive: The Art of Facilitation
Meeting are the biggest opportunities in your business to get everyone rowing in the same direction. Meetings are necessary, but too often they miss the mark. That’s why great meetings need great facilitators––the people who can direct the human energy in the room towards progress, alignment, and ultimately, clarity and control for your business. Today, Chris and Benj talk about the qualities of a great facilitator, and how possessing these qualities can help businesses build world class senior leadership teams. They also talk about some of the common missteps in facilitation and why it’s important leverage the collective knowledge in the room. To find a certified System & Soul coach for your business, check us out at SystemAndSoul.com. This episode is brought to you by Delegate Solutions. Many entrepreneurs are overwhelmed, burnt out, and frustrated because they aren't able to spend enough time on their highest and best work.  They know they need to delegate to an assistant, but they don't want the responsibility of managing one. At Delegate Solutions, we provide leaders with a different approach to admin support, without the hassles of committing to an employee.  We support our clients remotely in as little as 1-2 hours per day all the way through to full-time. Our systematic approach includes customized delegation coaching to help you figure out what and how best to delegate, coupled with a team of thinkers and doers to continually get those things off your plate. We love to help visionary leaders free up time so they can do more of what they love and have a big impact. Learn more about our delegation support system by visiting www.delegatesolutions.com.
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August 31, 2021
S2 Tips: The Best Way to Build a Sales Team with Jeff Messner
Many business start out as a sales-focused organization with a sales-focused leader. As the leader, it’s so important to understand the best practices and components of building a great sales team from the start. In today’s S2 Tip, Benj Miller invites the newest member of the System & Soul team, Jeff Messner (Chief Growth Officer), to talk about the three components he’s discovered at the most important for a sales-leader to embrace when building his or her sales team. You can learn more about System & Soul at SystemAndSoul.com. This episode is brought to you by Ninety.io. Ninety is a cloud-based collection of the essential business building and awareness tools you need to make running your business almost easy. The clean and extraordinarily intuitive system includes every one of the tools you need to not only run your operating system but cascade it down and throughout your company. Learn more at Ninety.io.
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August 26, 2021
#017: Compassionate People Development with J. Quincy Evans
If you’ve listened to any of our past episodes, you know that your business has a soul. And, the most important element of your business's soul is the people. Today we’re bringing you, J. Quincy Evans, President of BCJ Building Services. Quincy is a rare leader who intentionally exercises compassion and commitment to developing his people as individuals. He reminds us that the health fo our business will greatly increase when we love our people authentically and beyond the pragmatic mechanisms of the business. “If you can make the human better, the function of the job takes care of itself. Learn more about J. Quincy Evans and BCJ Building Services at Bcjbuildingsevices.com. This episode is brought to you by KeyStone Search. There is no doubt the right Integrator, COO or President can take your business to new heights. The team at KeyStone Search is expert at helping Visionaries, Entrepreneurs and Owners make this crucial hire. No-one has more experience placing these leaders than KeyStone.  If hiring a rockstar second in command is in your future, visit us at www.keystonesearch.com and reach out anytime for more information.
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August 24, 2021
S2 Tips: The Seven Deadly Sins of Setting Objectives
The whole point of setting your quarterly objectives is to achieve them! But sometimes businesses get lost in the process and create unhealthy habits when setting their quarterly goals. Today on S2 Tips, Benj Miller outlines the Seven Deadly Sins of setting quarterly objectives. No one wants to recite Hail Marys half way through the quarter, so keep these helpful reminders on hand in your next quarterly meeting. You can learn more about gaining clarity and control in your business by visiting SystemandSoul.com. This episode is brought to you by Work from Anywhere. It’s an amazing moment in time, the new era of Work From Anywhere. It’s a time when our post-pandemic environments are opening the door for leadership teams to reconsider how to run great companies in this new Work From Anywhere world. To help with that, our friends at Ninety.io have launched a new channel completely devoted to all things Work From Anywhere, among the leading authorities on Working From Anywhere to support small and medium-sized businesses. It totally makes sense. The Ninety.io technology makes it easy for teams to stay connected as they transition into a Work From Anywhere world. From people and technology, to communication and culture, rely on Ninety.io as a trusted resource for this new era. Stay up on the trends. Explore what’s now and what’s next. Just Google “Ninety.io Work From Anywhere” or Visit them online at WorkFromAnywhereWithNinety.com.
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August 19, 2021
#016: Why Most Leaders Suck with John Richie
You know who sucks more than people? Bad leaders. Today we bring back an episode from the archives that rings true even more so in today’s leadership landscape. John Richie is a highly-sought after executive coach and long-time mentor to our leadership team. He joined us in 2019 to talk about why some leaders fall short of confronting the demands of reality. Most people would rather live in the world that exists within their heads rather than the world that exists. In this episode we are reminded of how to address the issue right in front of us and embrace the future we envision for our organization. This episode is brought to you by Titus Talent Strategies. Titus Talent Strategies exists to equip companies to make the best attraction, engagement, hiring, and development decisions to meet their organization’s people and performance objectives. We’re here to help you get the right people, in the right seats and be the best team members they can be, guaranteed. This is not your traditional recruiting model. Our approach has led to measurable results for our clients and lasting partnerships. Learn more at titustalent.com.
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August 17, 2021
S2 Tips: What Do Followers Need?
We talk a lot about what leaders need, but what do followers need? According to research from Gallup involving 10,000 people in “follower” roles between 2005 and 2008, leaders who were “perceived to be trustworthy and compassionate and who offer stability and hope have a significant impact on their employees.” In this week’s tips, Benj Miller discusses these essential needs, but also reminds us that we cannot give what we do not have. Before leaders can offer trust, compassion, stability, and hope, they must first possess these characteristics within themselves. To learn more about System & Soul and gaining clarity and control in your business, visit us at SystemandSoul.com. This episode is brought to you by Work from Anywhere. It’s an amazing moment in time, the new era of Work From Anywhere. It’s a time when our post-pandemic environments are opening the door for leadership teams to reconsider how to run great companies in this new Work From Anywhere world. To help with that, our friends at Ninety.io have launched a new channel completely devoted to all things Work From Anywhere, among the leading authorities on Working From Anywhere to support small and medium-sized businesses. It totally makes sense. The Ninety.io technology makes it easy for teams to stay connected as they transition into a Work From Anywhere world. From people and technology, to communication and culture, rely on Ninety.io as a trusted resource for this new era. Stay up on the trends. Explore what’s now and what’s next. Just Google “Ninety.io Work From Anywhere” or Visit them online at ninety.io/WorkFromAnywhereWithNinety.com.
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August 12, 2021
#015: Deep Dive: The People Component with Benj Miller and Chris White
People can make or break an organization. Sometimes leader might even think that their business would be better without the people element. But without people, your organization is going to go nowhere fast. Today on System & Soul, we’re doing another deep dive, this time, into the people component of your business. Time and time again, we see that the healthiest and most profitable businesses are ones that prioritize employee wellbeing through healthy culture, effective problem solving, and compassionate leadership. So we’re doing to dive deep and teach about these three elements of leading people within your organization. To learn more about having a healthy culture in your organization, we recommend going back and listening to our episode with John Ott and being inwardly sound. This episode is brought to you by KeyStone Search. There is no doubt the right Integrator, COO or President can take your business to new heights. The team at KeyStone Search is expert at helping Visionaries, Entrepreneurs and Owners make this crucial hire. No-one has more experience placing these leaders than KeyStone.  If hiring a rockstar second in command is in your future, visit us at www.keystonesearch.com and reach out anytime for more information.
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August 10, 2021
S2 Tips: Is your team empowered to ask questions?
There’s a big difference between being open to questions and actively inviting questions. Asking a question is a vulnerable thing––it implies you don’t know the answer. And, no one wants to feel like the person in last place. But behind whatever big issue your company is trying to solve, there is a great question that needs to be asked. That’s why everyone on your team needs to know they have permission to ask the great, hard, necessary questions that will take your team to the next level. In this S2 Tip we talk about the importance of actively creating a culture where people feel free and comfortable to ask questions. A question could be the very thing you need to solve big issues and gain clarity in your business. S2 Tips is brought to you by Work from Anywhere. It’s an amazing moment in time, the new era of Work From Anywhere. It’s a time when our post-pandemic environments are opening the door for leadership teams to reconsider how to run great companies in this new Work From Anywhere world. To help with that, our friends at Ninety.io have launched a new channel completely devoted to all things Work From Anywhere, among the leading authorities on Working From Anywhere to support small and medium-sized businesses. It totally makes sense. The Ninety.io technology makes it easy for teams to stay connected as they transition into a Work From Anywhere world. From people and technology, to communication and culture, rely on Ninety.io as a trusted resource for this new era. Stay up on the trends. Explore what’s now and what’s next. Just Google “Ninety.io Work From Anywhere” or Visit them online at ninety.io/WorkFromAnywhereWithNinety.com.
02:57
August 05, 2021
#014: Radical Candor with Jason Rosoff
Giving and receiving feedback is one of an entrepreneur’s greatest assets. But many of us fall into the trap of thinking that in order to give effective feedback, you either have to be a jerk or your feedback has to be sugarcoated. This week on System & Soul, we talk with CEO of Radical Candor, Jason Rosoff, to learn about his organization’s work helping businesses navigate this very complex but necessary aspect of communication. The process of giving feedback can be affected by so many factors including power dynamics, human complexity, sexism, and prejudice. Jason helps us understand the inner work that must be done in leaders before clear, kind, effective criticism can be practiced in a constructive way. You can learn more about Radical Candor, buy the book, or check out any of their helpful resources by visiting RadicalCandor.com. This episode is brought to you by Delegate Solutions. Many entrepreneurs are overwhelmed, burnt out, and frustrated because they aren't able to spend enough time on their highest and best work.  They know they need to delegate to an assistant, but they don't want the responsibility of managing one. At Delegate Solutions, we provide leaders with a different approach to admin support, without the hassles of committing to an employee.  We support our clients remotely in as little as 1-2 hours per day all the way through to full-time.  Our systematic approach includes customized delegation coaching to help you figure out what and how best to delegate, coupled with a team of thinkers and doers to continually get those things off your plate. We love to help visionary leaders free up time so they can do more of what they love and have a big impact. Learn more about our delegation support system by visiting www.delegatesolutions.com.
39:57
August 03, 2021
S2 Tips: What Should You Stop Doing?
Thinking of new, innovative tools and strategies to run your business is always exciting! But for everything you want to start doing, there’s something you need to stop doing. Today’s S2 tip is all about getting a grasp on the many facets of your business’s system and reexamining the things that you need to stop doing. To learn more about achieving clarity and control in your business, visit us at SystemAndSoul.com. S2 Tips are brought to you by Ninety.io. Ninety is a cloud-based collection of the essential business building and awareness tools you need to make running your business almost easy. The clean and extraordinarily intuitive system includes every one of the tools you need to not only run your operating system but cascade it down and throughout your company. Learn more at Ninety.io
03:31
July 29, 2021
#013 What Are You Known For? with Jeff Henderson
What do you want to be known for? What are you actually known for? For most companies, there’s a big gap between those two questions. But, when you close that gap, you’re likely to experience the healthiest form of growth from the most powerful force in the market… your customer. Today on System & Soul, we invite Jeff Henderson, one of Forbes’ 20 Speakers You Should Not Miss, and author of Know What You’re FOR to talk about what it looks like to be the best company for the world, not just the best company in the world. To learn more about Jeff Henderson, visit his website at JeffHenderson.com. This episode is brought to you by Titus Talent Strategies. Titus Talent Strategies exists to equip companies to make the best attraction, engagement, hiring, and development decisions to meet their organization’s people and performance objectives. We’re here to help you get the right people, in the right seats and be the best team members they can be, guaranteed. This is not your traditional recruiting model. Our approach has led to measurable results for our clients and lasting partnerships. Learn more at titustalent.com.
22:30
July 27, 2021
S2 Tips: Do You Have a Culture of Vulnerability?
Perhaps one of the biggest topics today, when it comes to team health, is vulnerability. If you’re tired of hearing about vulnerability, you probably don’t understand what it is or how useful it can be to your organization. So, what does vulnerability actually look like on a team? In today’s S2 Tip, Benj and McKenzie talk about some helpful ways to understand vulnerability so that you can create a safe culture in your team. Safety is important because it precedes vulnerability. When people step out with vulnerability and are met with safety, it forms an inclusive culture in your organization with the freedom to learn from, contribute with, and challenge others on the team. These are critical aspects of a team who can identify solutions to big issues and navigate obstacles in your business. To learn more about the improving the health of your own business, take System & Soul's 5-minute Business Health Diagnostic.  S2 Tips are brought to you by Ninety.io. Ninety is a cloud-based collection of the essential business building and awareness tools you need to make running your business almost easy. The clean and extraordinarily intuitive system includes every one of the tools you need to not only run your operating system but cascade it down and throughout your company. Learn more at Ninety.io.
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July 22, 2021
#012: Setting Your Destination with Chris White and McKenzie Reeves Decker
Dreaming big is intimidating when so much feels uncertain. That’s why many business leaders would rather lead their company to a safe (often overcrowded) destination instead of taking on the daunting task of navigating to a destination no one has been before. This week we discuss three key questions your organization has to answer in order to identify where you want to plant your flag in the ground. Setting your destination will strengthen the soul side of your business. It will help you put a plan behind your aspirations. This is going to challenge you to think bigger than you already are and to identify what motivates you regardless of circumstances. To learn more about gaining clarity and control in your business, visit us as SystemAndSoul.com This episode is brought to you by KeyStone Search. There is no doubt the right Integrator, COO or President can take your business to new heights. The team at KeyStone Search is expert at helping Visionaries, Entrepreneurs and Owners make this crucial hire. No-one has more experience placing these leaders than KeyStone.  If hiring a rockstar second in command is in your future, visit us at www.keystonesearch.com and reach out anytime for more information. Additional Resources: Think Again by Adam Grant
19:20
July 20, 2021
S2 Tips: Are Your Values a Trap?
Defining your organization’s core values is key to providing clarity and control in your business. But defining your values improperly can leave you trapped––operating your company outside of its innate strengths. Today on S2 Tips, Benj Miller walks through Patrick Lencioni’s three Value Traps. These are the pitfalls that organizations often experience when they set their values based on what is not core to their organization. By avoiding these traps, you will gain more clarity and control in your business by embracing what is unique to your organization, identifying what values are current and relevant to your organization, and setting values that are innate to your identity and ethos. To learn more about gaining clarity and control in your business, visit us at SystemAndSoul.com. S2 Tips are brought to you by Ninety.io. Ninety is a cloud-based collection of the essential business building and awareness tools you need to make running your business almost easy. The clean and extraordinarily intuitive system includes every one of the tools you need to not only run your operating system but cascade it down and throughout your company. Learn more at Ninety.io
03:56
July 15, 2021