Capitalism at Its Best

Change the Game™ Podcast

Developing Employees is as Important as Strategy

Jim Sliker and John Williams
Jim Sliker (CEO of Central States Manufacturing) and John Williams (Great GameTM Coach) talk with Steve Baker about strategic planning is a process, not an event, that developing people is as important as strategy, and outline the three-step plan to leadership success.

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A Baby Boomer and Millennial Talk Competition

The Great Game™ Team
Jack Stack and Brandon Lockhart highlight the baby boomer vs millennial perspective on what is competition, teaching people how to win, and how do we handle the loss.

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Unleashing Ownership Mentality

Prairie Capital Advisors
Tom DeSimone and Hillary Hughes, Prairie Capital Advisors, interview our very own Rich Armstrong on what is an ownership mentality? Is it created or taught? And what is the difference between an ESOP, private, and public company?

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Developing Financially Responsible Employees

Verity Homes

Art Goldammer (Founder & CEO), Aaron Tackett (Chief People Officer) of Verity Homes, and Dave Scholten (GGOB Coach) talk about their brand promise and core values and how breaking methodology creates a more fiscally responsible employee who has a deeper understanding of how every dollar spent impacts the bottom line.

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Helping Your Team Understand Your Business

Chuck Monico

Chuck Monico, Branch Manager at Ryan Lawn & Tree, talks to Rich and Steve about the importance of learning, keeping it simple, and how teaching financial literacy to your team can help them ask better questions and be better team members.

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ESOP Roundtable 4

The Great Game™ Team
This episode was recorded at a live roundtable event discussing the benefits and pitfalls of being an ESOP company. It is not required to be an ESOP company to enjoy the benefits of the Great Game of Businesses practice and principles, but they definitely pair well together.

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Steve Baker's 2021 Book-A-Week Goal

Steve Baker, Vice President

Steve Baker, Vice President at The Great Game of Business, talks about his 2021 goal to read one book a week, how we turned his car into a classroom, and which of the 88 books he has consumed this year will make it to his 2022 to read it again list.

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Involving Everyone in Your Company

Michael Kiolbassa

Michael Kiolbassa, President at Kiolbassa Smoked Meats, describes how unconscious commitments were holding him back, how values-based leadership training put the organization on the right path, and how opening the books magnified the trust in his organization and unleashed creativity.

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The Power of Purpose

Clark Gey

Clark Gey, President of Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers, discusses how fairness and equality are not the same thing, why you should not read entitlements in your company, and the power of purpose.

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Planning is Essential for Growth and Success

Casey Hildebrandt
Casey Hildebrandt, Owner of Hildebrandt Tree Tech, tells Steve how being a Great Game company helped to calm the storm, built his confidence as a leader and allowed him to not carry the entire burden of the business alone.

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About The Podcast

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Hosted by Rich Armstrong and Steve Baker the Change the Game podcast highlights true life stories of organizations influencing positive change by doing business differently. They’re teaching people how business works and closing the gap between the haves and have-nots. It’s capitalism at its best. Inside each episode, you’ll discover stories of entrepreneurs who are Changing the Game.

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