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In Grow Regardless
, entreQuest CEO Joe Mechlinski provides a simple, yet powerful, strategy that can transform small to midsized businesses into mission-driven growth organizations. Since 2001, Mechlinski has helped hundreds of companies grow despite the recession and other challenges. Grow Regardless
presents his practical, step-by-step method for business leaders who seek to reinvigorate organizations, overcome inertia and even reverse a decline.
Mechlinski makes a compelling argument that to achieve growth, companies must do four things exceptionally well: reset the direction of the organization, develop a great employee experience, create a remarkable client experience and tell an authentic company story. Grow Regardless presents the philosophy behind each step, explains how to implement and provides exercises to walk leaders through the same process Mechlinski uses with his clients. Grow Regardless also features in-depth interviews with five successful CEOs who talk candidly about their experiences and successes with this method.
Grow Regardless reveals the importance of acknowledging and accepting the past, your employees and customers' point of view and then moving on. Mechlinski shares the seven qualities a company culture must have for a great employee experience and how to get there. Mechlinski explains the four elements of a remarkable client experience and why, in todays economy, companies must exceed customers expectations. Mechlinski also gives leaders the tools to uncover authentic, compelling motivations and use these to build a company story that resonates inside and outside the organization.
The strategies outlined in Grow Regardless are based on the stark realities of a post-recession, 21st-century economy. As Mechlinski observes, most companies are aware of their challenges, but few leaders invest the time and energy to fully capture opportunities. Mechlinski, a small business owner himself, knows that leaders need a practical, proven method they can use, today. Grow Regardless will empower any business to leverage its best assets-its people and the experience it gives to clients-to grow, regardless.
Author Joe Mechlinski provides a simple, yet powerful, growth strategy for small to midsized businesses to create fundamental organizational change. The author shares the method he has used to help hundreds of companies grow despite a tough economy and what he calls “a government in gridlock.” His step-by-step method, beginning with a reset in culture and direction, will reinvigorate your company, improve employees experience, create a remarkable client experience, and enable you to tell your companys story in a compelling way. The goal of Grow Regardless is to give business leaders the tools to overcome inertia and even reverse a decline by becoming a mission-driven growth organization.
"You have the capacity to influence others and start a movement that makes life better for everyone in America. Its time to sidestep our governmental gridlock, link arms, get completely honest with ourselves and each other, and do the right thing, which is to make meaningful promises to ourselves, our employees, our clients, our neighbors, and our families and then to keep our word, no matter what. The time has come to find our voice as a group. Leaders of small to midsize businesses have the potential to drive this countrys economy, and its high time we started acting like it. Its going to take our combined heart, hustle, and humility to break through to the other side, but we can do it. Not only will we come out of the process better people than we were going in, but well also bootstrap our nations recovery.
I believe the firsthand stories and simple strategies contained within these pages will move us closer to that worthy goal. These principles have the power to transform ordinary businesses into mission-driven growth organizations, and that has the power to change communities.
This is our movement: Helping companies Grow Regardless.
Study this book. Apply its principles. Pass it on. Grow Regardless."
“If you want to get bigger, better, and move past all the excuses, this encouraging and practical book will give you hope and a plan.""
- David Rendall, author of The Freak Factor and The Four Factors of Effective Leadership
""Grow Regardless is practical and compelling... a must read for every business leader trying to compete in this ever-changing financial world. Grow Regardless defines our purpose.""
- Bob Compton, CFO, Agora Publishing
“This is a must read, must incorporate, must integrate into your corporate culture manifesto.”
- Edwin Warfield, CEO, citybizlist
""Grow Regardless, provides a unique perspective combining both bottom line numbers with overhauling your culture resulting in a practical guide to revolutionize your organization.""
- Connor Marsden, US Director of CRM, Microsoft
“This book is a treasure… Joe reveals a foundational path to true growth, regardless...”
- David Powell, COO, Federal Business Council, Inc.
Joe Mechlinski is a man with a mission: to help businesses grow regardless of their size, industry, economy, and despite the government.
Growing up in inner-city Baltimore, Joe learned first-hand what its like to be undervalued and underserved. After graduating from one the worst high schools in Baltimore, Joe attended one of the best colleges in the country, became an entrepreneur and learned one of the most critical steps to growth: people are your most important asset. He now runs an award-wining management consulting firm. For more than ten years he has been sharing this and the other critical strategies for growing regardless with hundreds of companies nationwide.
Grow Regardless presents the philosophy behind each step, explains how to implement, and provides exercises to help leaders get started. Grow Regardless also features in-depth interviews with successful CEOs talking candidly about their experiences and successes with this method.
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Table of Contents
Part One: Clearing the Way for Growth Regardless
Chapter 1: The Method and Me—Humble Origins
Chapter 2: Understanding Our New-New Reality
Chapter 3: The eQ Growth Methodology
Part Two: Nurturing Growth Regardless
Chapter 4: Hit the Reset Button
Chapter 5: Story—Start with WHY
Chapter 6: Employee Experience—Make Them Feel Valued
Chapter 7: A Remarkable Client Experience—The Unconditional Guarantee
Chapter 8: Suit Up or Shut Up
Acknowledgements - Attitude of Gratitude
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