PODCAST EPISODE 168: ARE YOU TAKING YOUR CEO BRAIN FOOD WITH MICHAEL LANGHOUT

EPISODE SUMMARY

In this episode of Your Business, Your Wealth, Paul and Cory welcome CEO, entrepreneur and business growth coach, Michael Langhout to share his experience working strategically with businesses and CEOs. Michael is a self-described lifetime learner and is extremely well read, especially when it comes to books about business. Paul, Cory and Michael discuss the importance of culture, hiring the right people, and execution. They talk about disruption in the ever-evolving landscape of the marketplace. Finally, Michael provides a list of books he recommends to listeners of Your Business Your Wealth. Paul and Cory encourage the audience to subscribe and listen to Michael’s podcast, CEO Brain Food.

WHAT WAS COVERED

  • 02:09 – Introducing today’s guest, Michael Langhout
  • 03:40 – Michael speaks to his background and how he became such a voracious reader
  • 07:37 – Biggest challenges that CEOs tend to struggle with
  • 10:30 – Common themes and issues that Michael sees among his entrepreneur clients
  • 13:15 – The importance of recruiting, interviewing, hiring, onboarding and training
  • 14:14 – The value Michael places on culture, people, and execution
  • 17:32 – Why ‘C’ performers can drive ‘A’ performers out of your organization
  • 18:40 – Paul interrupts the podcast to provide the audience with a special offer
  • 19:41 – Other book recommendations from Michael
  • 23:04 – Paul shifts gears to discuss the topic of disruption
  • 27:54 – Big Data
  • 28:58 – Paul encourages listeners to subscribe to Michael’s podcast, CEO Brain Food
  • 29:59 – Paul encourages listeners to reach out and leave a review on the podcast for a special giveaway

TWEETABLES

LINKS

Sound Financial Group’s Website for a Financial Inquiry Call – Info@sfgwa.com (Inquiry in the subject)

Your Business Your Wealth on Instagram

Your Business Your Wealth on Facebook

Sound Financial Group on LinkedIn

Paul Adams on LinkedIn

Cory Shepherd on LinkedIn

Cape Not Required (Cory’s Book)

Sound Financial Advice (Paul’s Book)

Clockwork: Design Your Business to Run Itself

Mike Michalowicz’s Book – Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine

Michael’s LinkedIn

Michael’s Website

BOOKS MENTIONED

Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Good to Great)

Who

Get In The Game: How To Create Rapid Financial Results And Lasting Cultural Change

The Great Game of Business, Expanded and Updated: The Only Sensible Way to Run a Company

3HAG WAY: The Strategic Execution System that ensures your strategy is not a Wild-Ass-Guess!

Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours (and what to do about it)

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MUSIC CREDITS

“Legends Are Made” Copyright 2017. Music, arrangement and lyrics by Sam Tinnesz, Savage Youth Music Publishing SESAC and Matt Bronleewe, UNSECRET Songs SESAC

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