Posted in: Management

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October 7, 2020
Author: Fabi Sanchez
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The Cost of Mental Health on Your Business

Mental illness and substance abuse cost employers an estimated $225.8 billion each year. Businesses often prioritize physical healthcare over mental healthcare which is a shame because absenteeism or non-productivity due to mental health issues cost businesses dearly. In this episode, we will talk about the hidden cost of mental health and how it impacts our […]

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October 1, 2020
Author: Fabi Sanchez
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Traction: How to Turbocharge your Organization using E.O.S with John Lund

Implementing the methodology outlined in the book Traction by Gino Wickman took our property management company to the next level, and was the single biggest game-changer we made in the last 4 years to move our business forward. Jeremy and I discuss how we made the change to become a Traction company, how we operate […]

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September 23, 2020
Author: Fabi Sanchez
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Finding Your Passion and Making it Your Business with Peter Fink

Peter Fink built a > 100 million dollar revenue business from scratch. He did it without sacrificing his high standards, and all the while building a tremendously loyal employee base, He believes in complete transparency which means his team can know everything about the books if they want to. In this podcast we hear Peter’s […]

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September 17, 2020
Author: Fabi Sanchez
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How to Manage Remote Teams

Managing Remote teams, sharing from our experience. In this episode the Aspens share their experiences and stories of managing remote teams since 2009.  They discuss tips like how and why it is important to call out micro-emotions you see on webcam, how to deal with conflict remotely, how to handle passive-aggressive behavior, how to measure […]

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September 7, 2020
Author: Jeremy Aspen
Reading Time: 3 minutes

How to Reclaim Control of a Stalled Task, Why Wait?

Whenever an employee, or a vendor, or anyone really, gives me a project update that they are “just waiting on…,” it makes me uneasy. As in angst-inspiring  uneasy. “Just waiting on” is the clear signal that a task is stalled, which tells me: We’re exactly where we were last time;  it sounds like the task […]

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September 1, 2020
Author: Gwenn Aspen
Reading Time: 3 minutes

Write Your Own Obituary to Focus and Improve Your Time Management

I woke up on a Monday totally overwhelmed. As an avid bullet journaler, I was reviewing my goals, objectives and commitments for the week, the month and the quarter, which I typically do each Monday morning. I quickly realized there was no organizational strategy on earth that was going to help me execute what was […]

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August 26, 2020
Author: certified-admin
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Taking Big Risks with Congressman/General Don Bacon

On this episode of Bootstrappers, we chat with Nebraska’s Second District Congressman, but we’re not talking to him about politics or his campaign. Instead, we want to know about his long and successful career in the US Airforce. We talk to him about those career risking decisions one makes along their career path that define […]

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July 20, 2020
Author: certified-admin
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Bootstrappers: When Do You Transition a W-9 Contractor to an Employee? ft. Mike Mapes

Stay Hungry, Break Things, This Is the Bootstrappers Show. In this episode of Bootstrappers, we cover stress management, getting out of a business partnership that no longer works, and when it is time to take a W-9 contractor and transition them to an employee. Also, hear about Jeremy’s creative employee benefit he used to keep […]

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June 10, 2020
Author: certified-admin
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Bootstrappers: Leadership and Accountability, insights from Chris Mangan

Stay Hungry, Break Things, This Is the Bootstrappers Show. In this episode, we talk about how to have an effective meeting, how to hold people accountable, and how to talk to people so they will listen. We also discuss the common error of trying to make an employee we love fit in a seat they […]

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April 1, 2020
Author: Gwenn Aspen
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Quick Tip for Managing Remote Teams: The Daily Huddle

One thing that has helped our remote teams stay focused on the day’s tasks is having a daily huddle. Huddles are 5-minute meetings every day at the same time.

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March 1, 2020
Author: Gwenn Aspen
Reading Time: 2 minutes

The Cost of Ideas.

You’ve heard the adage “there’s no such thing as a bad idea.” Well, and we all know this, it just isn’t true. If there really is no such thing as a ‘bad idea’ how would be express a sentiment that an idea just didn’t work out, that it wasn’t good, or that it ended up being ruinous? We say it pretty much to get people who would otherwise not feel comfortable going out on a limb to, well, walk out on that limb. We know there is something about the phrase that works logically, but what is it?