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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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#019: Designing a Life You Love with Jeff Lovell
However clear or vague it may be, we all have an idea of what our ideal life looks like. But a dream is just a dream without action. This week on System & Soul, expert guide and coach, Jeff Lovell, joins Benj and Chris to discuss how he helps entrepreneurs and business leaders embrace authentic living. The three ideas Jeff bring to this conversation are how to help people answer the “what’s next” question, how to avoid climbing higher without going deeper, and the difference between pursuing information vs. transformation. This episode is sponsored by SignatureFD. Do you ever feel like you’re counting the days to retirement to enjoy the money you’ve been working so hard to earn? If this is you, we want to introduce you to our friends at SignatureFD. SignatureFD is a different kind of wealth management company that’s helping clients enjoy their wealth now while creating security for the future. They have a unique trademarked process called Net Worthwhile, which helps clients integrate and activate their wealth in four key categories: grow, protect, give, and live. You can take the first step to discovering your Net Worthwhile with their free quiz. You can find it at SigatureFD.com/MyGPGL. References: JeffLovell.Coach Connect with Jeff on LinkedIn
36:42
August 09, 2022
#018: Strategy: Scaling Your Big Idea with Brin Enterkin
System & Soul invites GoogleTech Project Manager, Brin Enterkin, to this week’s conversation. Brin’s impressive background as a philanthropist, Chief Strategy Officer, Chair at Harvard’s Innovation Adventures, and her current work at Google has earned her key and unique insights into how strategy and execution can help any entrepreneur to scale their ideas and their business. In this episode, Brin shares her passion for scaling ideas that have tremendous positive impact, how to coach people to slow down when their own mental health needs it, the relationship between strategy and execution, and balancing the tension between what the investor wants and what the customer wants. This episode is sponsored by BELAY Solutions. We’re passionate about bringing business leaders the insights you need to keep doing great work, and so are our friends at BELAY Solutions. BELAY is an incredible, 100% remote organization revolutionizing productivity with virtual assistants, bookkeepers, and social media managers. Their podcast One Next Step is so full of practical tips and actionable tools to help you run your business so it stops running you. Find them at OneNextStepPodcast.com. Or subscribe in the Apple podcast app today.
43:56
July 26, 2022
#017: The Power of "I Don't' Know" with Clay Scroggins
#017: The Power of “I Don’t Know” with Clay Scroggins Despite what your ego might tell you, you don’t have to know it all in order to lead. This week on System & Soul, Benj Miller invites long-time friend and returning guest, Clay Scroggins, to discuss the power of admitting you don’t know the answer. Clay also shares the importance of getting the right people on the bus and a few who aren’t so right. Plus he and Benj dive into the the issue of conflict––it never goes away, it’s never perfect, but it’s always worth it. This episode is sponsored by BELAY Solutions. We’re passionate about bringing business leaders the insights you need to keep doing great work, and so are our friends at BELAY Solutions. BELAY is an incredible, 100% remote organization revolutionizing productivity with virtual assistants, bookkeepers, and social media managers. Their podcast One Next Step is so full of practical tips and actionable tools to help you run your business so it stops running you. Find them at OneNextStepPodcast.com. Or subscribe in the Apple podcast app today. References: ClayScroggins.com The Aspiring Leader’s Guide to the Future One Next Step Podcast
31:16
July 12, 2022
#016: Leading Through Chaos with Grit and Grace with Heather Fortner
Benj said it himself––this episode is a masterclass in leadership! This week, System & Soul invites Heather Fortner to share her journey of becoming CEO of SignatureFD––a ground-breaking wealth management company that understands the difference between wealth and worth. Heather shares what she has learned about servant leadership and intentionally working through chaos with “grit and grace.” This episode is sponsored by BELAY Solutions. We’re passionate about bringing business leaders the insights you need to keep doing great work, and so are our friends at BELAY Solutions. BELAY is an incredible, 100% remote organization revolutionizing productivity with virtual assistants, bookkeepers, and social media managers. Their podcast One Next Step is so full of practical tips and actionable tools to help you run your business so it stops running you. Find them at OneNextStepPodcast.com. Or subscribe in the Apple podcast app today. Resources: SignatureFD Net Worthwhile OneNextStepPodcast.com
38:56
June 28, 2022
#015: Leading with a Culture-First Mentality with Will Scott
Healthy culture and lasting growth go hand-in-hand in any successful organization. Today, we bring back culture expert, Will Scott, Founder of The Culture Fix Academy, to discuss what it means to lead with a culture-first mentality; when and how the next recession will change the way businesses operate; and the necessary skills leaders need to develop in order to reach the next level of their leadership. This episode is sponsored by One Next Step Podcast. One Next Step is hosted by Belay Solutions’ CEO Tricia Sciortino and CFO Lisa Zeeveld. They’re serving up weekly episodes with actionable business tips and tools from fantastic guests like Damon John, Michael and Megan Hyatt, Chris Walker and more. They cover everything from how to leverage your executive assistance, to free tools to unlock your leadership potential, to what to know when you can’t hire a CFO! Every week they offer listeners a free resource, like Belay’s latest ebook, Delegate to Elevate. In it, you’ll learn how to accomplish more by juggling less. So, go to BelaySolutions.com/Delegate, and download your free copy of it today. References: The Culture Fix Academy Will Scott on LinkedIn Will@TheCultureFixAcademy BelaySolutions.com/Delegate
31:27
June 14, 2022
#014: What Got You Here Won't Get You There with Jeremy Miner
Growing businesses are always adapting because great business leaders know that what might have worked for them up to this point probably won’t get them to the next level of business. This week on System & Soul, we invite sales guru Jeremy Miner, Founder and Chairman of 7th Level Communications, to talk about bringing in the right people and systems to prevent your business from plateauing, the importance of utilizing and expanding your business through social media, and expanding the infrastructure needed as your business grows. Jeremy provides keen insight into the evolution of sales strategies and how the best form of sales depends on intentional dialogue between the sales staff and the customer. And, he shares about his soon-to-release book The New Model: Selling to an Unsellable Generation. To learn more about Jeremy and honing your team’s sales skills, check out SalesRevolution.Pro for access to their Facebook Group and a free tool! 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! Resources: SalesRevolution.Pro The New Model: Selling to an Unsellable Generation To Sell is Human by Daniel Pink
36:42
May 31, 2022
#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
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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
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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
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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
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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 
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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