After five successful seasons in the NFL, Jelani Jenkins was now about to face his toughest challenge yet! In this video, Jelani is open and honest about his transition out of professional sports, to his new life as an entrepreneur. He talks about his highs and lows, and those who helped him through it. Jelani discusses his time under legendary college coach Urban Meyer, and the transition to Coach Muschamp. He talks about what he learned from both Meyer, and Muschamp. Listen as he talks about his favorite coach in the NFL, and what that coach taught him about being a leader. Jelani gives deep praise to his father who was his biggest supporter in and out of sports. Last, he revels his new mission in life of helping other college and professional athletes through their personal journey of life after sports. His new mission is the catalyst to starting his own business Post Season. Here you will hear his challenges as a business owner, and how his desire to serve others helps him persevere through those challenges. This is a must watch for business owners, sports enthusiast, and anyone who is struggling through personal changes in their life.
Wondering why your team didn’t pick a certain player in a particular round, or how a rookie fell or even rose in the draft? Guest Reggie Grant, owner of eSportinstruction.com, has seen it all. As a former NFL player himself, he has stayed close to the scene with players going into the draft and those who have retired from the NFL. Reggie shares with us what happens behind the scenes from agent selection, combine preparation, to day of the draft.
Tight labor markets are nothing new to our economy. Weather it’s difficult to fill open positions, or it’s difficult to find an open position, the answer is still fundamental. It’s about developing company strategy, and creating your company culture. In this episode, executive coach Mike Temple, of Temple Executive Coaching, outlines the consistent top 10 reasons why employees leave their jobs, and what business leaders can do to retain top talent. Conversely, he explains what employees need to do to avoid their personal great resignation.
The dirty little secret of why your company is not growing. Keep in mind, your revenue can not exceed your company structure or process. In fact, an increase in revenue could expose your organizations faults, leading to a negative customer experience and an increase in employee exasperation. In this segment, Mike Temple provides simple steps to turn around a declining organization.
Leadership communication norms are evolving faster than we can keep up with. In this segment, Mike Temple and Ann Holm of Temple Executive Coaching discuss the importance of this evolution and why everyone needs to get it right. Get it wrong, and the work environment can become fractured.
Beyond world class athletic ability; what else does it take to make it in the NFL? In this interview, former NFL player Reginald (Reggie) Grant talks about his personal journey from a high school football standout in Seattle Washington, to playing at University of Oregon. Once drafted by the NY Jets in 1978, Reggie highlights his personal experience on what it took to make the roster. He explains his philosophy on how football was his vehicle to get to the next level of personal and professional development. Hear who he credits his success to, what playing under Coach Brooks was like, and how he took the very attributes that helped him succeed in the NFL and transition those specific attributes to becoming a successful entrepreneur. We’ll find out who he thinks a few of the best players where in college and the NFL. Last, he explains what his company eSportsInstruction is and how they are helping current and former professional athletes position themselves for success after life in sports is over through EFT’s
In this fascinating video, Demo Perez gives a detailed account of how he and his partner started their logistics company during one of the worst times in our modern history; the COVID pandemic. Demo also explains how his experience and global connections helped him succeed on an international logistics stage. He also gives you an inside look at how entrepreneurs view risk of working for themselves versus an employer. When banks turned him down, Demo’s entrepreneurial spirit shows through when he and his partner bootstrapped their start up. Last, with his 20 plus years’ experience in the logistics industry,
Demo explains how small to medium size companies can ship products to South America and make money!
Niches earn riches. It’s no secret that organizations that focus on a niche have a greater chance of dominating their market. Focusing on your niche will help you stand out from the noise and confusion of the competition. In this session, Mike Temple will show you exactly which of the 3 areas you must focus on.
With as fast as the landscape changes in business, is it worth the time and effort to create a company strategy? Depending on how the leader views strategy, it very well may not be worth it. In this episode, industry strategy advisor, Mike Temple, discusses what strategy is and what it is not. These small changes could make all the difference in the world.
We have all heard the stories of how most successful people fail before succeeding. This is one of those inspiring stories. Watch Chad describe how his earlier setbacks prepared him for long term success in the logistics industry.
In this episode, successful entrepreneur Chad Almjeld, describes his philosophy between a growth company, and a life style company. He outlines the benefit of a leader that wants others to be part of the company growth.
There is a ransomware attack every 14 seconds, and it takes on average 206 days to detect the breach! You’ve been hit and you might not even know it! The financial loss in just the US alone has been over $1.6 billion just in the last year alone. The UK reports that 46% of their business experienced an attack this past year. The cost to fight these attacks will rise to $6 trillion. As consumers we know that cost is past to us. International cyber security expert Felix Asare discusses how to protect ourselves before it’s too late.
In our five-part series 5 Financial Pillars, we continue the conversation of Profit, and profit margin. Temple Executive Virtual CFO Donna Febus, covers the critical difference between profit, and profit margin. She also gives us 7 key tips on how to increase your profit margin.
Now you can get your organization focused, turned around, and moving in the right direction. Leading industry expert, Mike Temple, of Temple Executive Coaching introduces us to his proven process. Using foundational techniques combined with his 10 plus years of hands-on experience, he demonstrates how to understand and integrate current state, desired state, S.M.A.R.T goals, assigning accountability, set a time frame, and focus. Weather you need to execute your current strategy, get it back on track, or simply finish out your year, this proven process has worked for Mike’s clients regardless of their size and it will work for you.
Every aspect of your company should have a process and sales is no different. A flurry of activity goes nowhere if it’s not tied to a process. In this videocast Donna ties her 4 ways to increase sales into a system of connecting your sales process together.
In building off of the 4 ways organizations can increase their sales, Donna Febus of Temple Executive Coaching reminds us of a time-tested process that still works today. Get back to the basics guys and pick up the phone!
High stress environments never bring out the best in any of us. These past few years are perfect example. We have experienced higher levels of stress; politics, COVID lockdowns, even delivery of every day products via the supply chain chaos. With these higher levels of stress, we are probably not slowing down to see if we are making the connection, or impact with people we wanted. Through our own misunderstanding of communication styles; opportunities we thought where closed may still be in play. In this episode with Mike Temple and Ann Holm of Temple Executive Coaching we will learn how to recognize 4 different types of personalities, and how to communicate with them.
Liquidity is the measure of the company’s ability to meet obligations as they come due. However, exactly how you define and use liquidity is crucial to every business. In this short video, Donna Febus Virtual CFO, of Temple Executive Coaching explains that difference.
A company budget is your cash accountability plan. It’s a plan for how much money is expected to come in, where your money is going and what your expected profit is. Creating a comprehensive company budget doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process. Industry expert, Donna Febus of Temple Executive Coaching shows how simple it can be. If you do not control your money, it will control you.
In this interview Mike Temple and Donna Febus of Temple Executive Coaching discuss the importance for entrepreneurs to get a handle on their finances. Virtual CFO Donna Febus, walks viewers through how to get a handle on where their cash is coming from, when it should be coming, and where it should go.
In this interview, Mike Temple and Donna Febus of Temple Executive Coaching discuss the importance for entrepreneurs to get a handle on their finances. Industry expert, Donna Febus, explains how increasing your sales might not be the solution to increasing revenue. Donna gives four areas where business owners should look to help increase their bottom line. Mike and Donna explain how attempting to increasing your sales might make the
problem worse of controlling your cash before it controls you.
Is developing our remote work staff all that it’s cracked up to be. Ann Holm of Temple Executive Coaching/ Ann Holm.net gives us her insight on Zoom taking over personal interaction within the work force. As many employees demanded more of a work/life balance, has remote meetings blurred the lines even more so? Is there such a thing as Zoom fatigue? Is it possible that working from home is more stressful than not? As in all things, is there a balance to remote work? Let us know what you think.
Employee training and development are sometimes used synonymously. What’s the difference between the two? In this podcast, industry expert, Ann Holm discusses what they are. Employee Training focuses on the tactical, these are functions found in the company manual, procedures, the “how too” of things. Employee training can happen on levels of individuals or groups. Employee training can only advance people as far as you show them the “how to”. Most employee training doesn’t continue until a “new how to”. Employee Development goes much deeper. Here is where you help them recognize their strengths and blind spots. Helping them interact with other employees, or enhancing communication skills with different personalities. Implementation is ongoing and never fully developed. Employee development increases self-awareness, and typically leads to other levels of awareness. A simple example could be a very talkative individual. If another employee needs to communicate to them about something very important, they may avoid speaking to them out of concern of how much time the talkative party will take. Toxic environments are due to lack of employee development. If you address the people development, this could lead to better training on the “how to”.
As we return to work after the pandemic, we are facing new challenges. Despite our best laid plans, there is still an enormous amount of uncertainty about what it will look like when we return. In this episode, industry expert Ann Holm of Temple Executive Coaching, explores 9 different mindsets known as “saboteurs”, that at first glance, look like helpful strategies to use during these uncertain times. What we will learn is that they actually get in our way of the outcomes we seek, and what’s more, make our relationships stressful as well. The end of this episode will outline the first steps you can take to silence your
It’s never too late to create and use a budget. If you wait you perpetuate the problem of no clarity of where your money is going. If you set goals you have no idea if you’re coming close to them. All of this could be a sign that the money is controlling you instead of you controlling your money. Why not start immediately so you know exactly where you’re at; which will give you clarity on your current state. It’s a discipline of mindset to start a budget, stick to it, if you approach your numbers with a willy nilly mindset, that’s what you’re going to get willy nilly results. People are feeling anxiety, depressed, that lost feeling of what am I going to do. Controlling your cash helps alleviate a great deal of those feelings.
Knowing how to have difficult conversations with staff can either make, or break a leader. In this episode, Mike Temple and Ann Holm of Temple Executive Coaching, introduce a 4-step strategy that ANY leader can utilize to move difficult conversations to effective conversations.
You need to control your cash and dictate how your funds are managed instead of your cash controlling you. In this episode, Donna Febus. MA, of Temple Executive Coaching, demonstrates how some trends are good and need to be sustained, and some could be catastrophic and ruin your business. You need to be able to spot them, root them out before
they take hold of your business. We show how to prepare a budget using your own historical data. Having at least 3 years of historical data to spot trends in your business would be ideal to gain an understanding of how your funds have been utilized. Every month you need to run a budget to actual report. You should then look at what was budgeted and what actually happened. If there are any drastic differences, you should be asking “why”. Not only why did we go way over, but why were we drastically under? You never know what you will find through this process. Who knows, just like Donna, you might find a bigamist when digging through your budget!
There are three types of individuals that make up every company culture. In this session I break them down for you, and reveal what to watch for.
Creating company culture is one of the most critical elements that many business leaders over look. By not creating your company culture, it will grow on its own. If that happens you have no idea what type of company culture you will get. In my experience working with entrepreneurs all
Many “experts” discuss the importance of company culture, but no one shows HOW to create authentic values that lead to company values. In this video I show you the “how to” of creating authentic company values.
The dirty little secret of why your company is not growing. Your revenue can not exceed your company structure or process.
Digital Body Language: Leaders Need to Know This!
To Avoid the Great Resignation, Do This Now!
From NFL Standout to Business Owner the Story of Jelani Jenkins
In this episode with Mike Temple and Ann Holm of Temple Executive Coaching
we will learn how to recognize 4 different types of personalities, and how to communicate with them.
In this new episode of 5 financial Strengths, cast Donna ties her 4 ways to increase sales into a
system of connecting your sales process together.
We discover through this episode the successful entrepreneur Chad Almjeld, who describes his
philosophy between a growth company, and a life style company.
In our five-part series 5 Financial Pillars, we continue the conversation of Profit, and profit margin.
There is a ransomware attack every 14 seconds, and it takes on average 206 days to detect the breach!
In part one we introduced the 5 strengths with Dona Febus our expert and virtual CFO at Temple Executive.
Most company owners or founders have a hard time talking about finances but it is the beating
heart of the business and an essential aspect to consider.
Knowing how to have difficult conversations with staff can either make, or break a leader.
You need to control your cash and dictate how your funds are managed instead of your cash controlling you.
As we return to work after the pandemic, we are facing new challenges.
It’s never too late to create and use a budget.
Is developing our remote work staff all that it’s cracked up to be?
In this podcast, industry expert, Ann Holm discusses differences between employee development and training.
Donna Febus gives four areas where business owners should look to help increase their bottom line.
Creating a comprehensive company budget doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process.
Learn about the importance for entrepreneurs to get a handle on their finances.
You can develop grit by doing the following:
- Have a growth mindset that recognizes that you can continuously improve your attitude, skills, and knowledge. Treat setbacks as an opportunity to grow and improve.
- Know your why, which will remind you to focus your efforts on what matters most, compelling you to do the work, take risks, and push forward regardless of how hard the path becomes.
- Identify a movie character or scene that moves you to keep going and bring that extra effort.
- Listen to a song or songs that inspire you to push forward regardless of the odds or obstacles.
- Avoid negative media that can sap your energy and demotivate you.
- Think of a relative like a parent or a grandparent who embodies grit in your mind.
- Avoid the “what the hell” effect which is the feeling you get when you’ve already failed so you decide you might as well fail spectacularly. To keep the progress going, manage your slips.
Slay the Procrastination Dragon
Procrastination keeps us from tapping into our true excellence. Learn how procrastination and it’s tag team brothers Distraction and
5 Ways to Bring Your “A” Game
- The term “A game” is typically used in athletics and it means bring your best game, the right attitude, a winning, focused, positive mindset
- “A game” is now used broadly and refers to the attitude, effort, and skills required to slay the moment
- You must find ways to act even when you are not feeling confident and positive
- Your A game doesn’t come like a lightning bolt from the sky, you must learn to create your A game when you need it
Saboteurs: How You Sabotage Yourself When Trying to Sell or Run a Small Business
- Saboteur type comes from the book, Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential and How You Can Achieve Yours
- You deploy certain strategies that have been with you since you were very young, that you used to navigate your life.
- The strategies helped you meet three basic needs: independence, acceptance, and security by asserting, earning, or avoiding. They become a hindrance rather than a useful strategy as you become an adult and your life becomes complex.
Understand How Your Customer Thinks
- Knowing the varying temperaments will assist in understanding the differences between how people think. It’s easy to remember, and the tips are immediately helpful.
- All customers think differently; however, temperament is being able to take a calibrated guess on how they will feel.
5 Ways 3PL Sales Have Changed
- 5 ways 3PL (third-party logistics) sales have changed
- Suggestion on how to deal with these changes is offered.
- How do you approach sales from lead to close?
- Knowing the sales personalities of your team is invaluable.
- Communication needs to be adjusted between different personality types.
Emotional Intelligence 101
- This is an easy to understand overview of emotional intelligence
- It has broad implications for work and life
- Additional focus and examples are explained in the contest of sales
Stop Toiling in Obscurity
- Toiling in obscurity may indicate you lack leadership, influence, and you are not recognized for your contributions.
- This podcast gives easy to use tips to learn how to leverage your skills and accomplishments and become part of your industry conversation.
Leaders are like everybody else. We don’t wake up every single morning thrilled to go to work. Often, we want to call in sick and go hiking, play tennis, or play hooky with our family. But we don’t. One thing that sets leaders and up-and-coming leaders apart from most people is our ability to generate […]