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Mapping Your Leadership Style

We all want to be a better leader, but it’s hard to picture what it’s like to experience our leadership – right? We try to communicate better, to have more team meetings, to ask our team members how they are doing, but at the end of the day we’re left wondering if it’s even enough. […]

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5 Things Your Team Members Aren’t Telling You – and How to Be A Better Leader for Them

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If you’re like me, you love a good personality test. Give me the enneagram, the DiSC, the Kolbe, StrengthsFinders, Myers Briggs any day, and that list can go on and on. But, I’ve spoken before about the detriments weaving in a personality test too early in your hiring process can have.  So today on the […]

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When Should Personality Tests be Used in the Workplace? (Hint: it’s NOT in your hiring process)

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Hiring a team as an entrepreneur is an exciting adventure, but how do you get ready to make your first hire?  Maybe you’re wondering if you have what it takes to lead, or, maybe you’re worried about skipping a crucial step in the process and dealing with those repercussions later on. Perhaps deeper than that, […]

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The Entrepreneur’s Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Ready to Make Your First Hire

get ready to make your first hire

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I had an amazing conversation with Stephanie Ann Bagley on The Dream Makers Podcast where we talked about how you can start building the team of your dreams! The Dream Makers Podcast is hosted by Stephanie, an amazing and inspiring woman who is a photographer, entrepreneur, and mom!  Listen to the Episode Here! How to […]

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Building the Team of Your Dreams with the Dream Makers Podcast

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I had the honor earlier this month to be featured on Michelle Hagan’s The Busy Years Podcast– and we talked all about building your dream and making your first hire! As a mother and businesswoman myself I have loved listening to Michelle’s podcast where she brings together women to share their stories about motherhood and […]

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Building A Dream Team and Making Your First Hire with The Busy Years Podcast!

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In this week’s episode I’m sharing the top 9 things I learned from hiring an intern this year.  My ultimate goal bringing on an intern was to increase podcast traffic and listenership. I brought her on in September and came to it with open hands and made sure to remember this role is about THEM!  1.) […]

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9 Things I Learned Hiring an Intern This Year

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We talk about hiring a lot here on the Joy to Lead Podcast, but something many of us may find we’re ill-prepared for is firing. What do you do when you decide it’s time to let a team member go, and how do you navigate having that conversation? In today’s episode we cover how to […]

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Firing – How to Let a Team Member Go

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You guys! Today I have one of my biz idols on the show, Jordan Gill of Systems Saved Me. Jordan is an expert on all things systems and helps overworked one woman shows, become streamlined solopreneurs. Today we dive into how she has grown, developed, and managed her team so that she can step into […]

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Scaling, Hiring & Team Leadership with Jordan Gill

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Stephanie Ann Bagley is on the show today, and I’m so excited and honored to share this bright light of a CEO with you today! In today’s podcast, Stephanie and I dive into the joy of entrepreneurship, and how to be vulnerable in business – infusing your personality into what you do without losing your […]

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Being Unapologetically You as a CEO with Stephanie Ann Bagley

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The problem with entrepreneurship… No one tells us how to build a company. How to grow a team. How to BE CEO. Ever heard of the phrase “small potatoes?” This is a phrase I started using to describe my own mindset several months ago. Now, I’m playing big potatoes (trust me, it’s catchy). Too many […]

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Entrepreneurship vs. Being CEO

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