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Scaling Up Using the Rockefeller Habits, with Verne Harnish

Verne Harnish

Verne Harnish is the founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), with over 12,000 members worldwide, and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants” held at MIT, a program in which he still teaches today. Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company with over 200 partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies scale up. The “Growth Guy” syndicated columnist, he’s also the Venture columnist for FORTUNE magazine. He’s the author of the bestseller Mastering the Rockefeller Habits which is translated into 9 languages; and along with the editors of Fortune, authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times,” for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword. His latest book Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) has won eight major international book awards including the prestigious 2015 International Book Award for Best General Business book. Verne also chairs FORTUNE Magazine’s annual ScaleUp and Growth Summits and serves on several boards including chairman of The Riordan Clinic and the newly launched Geoversity. A private investor in many scaleups, Verne resides in Barcelona, Spain, with his wife and four children and enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • How Verne used frank and honest self-assessment to find the best people
  • The value of not being “the smartest person in the room” and what to do if you are
  • Ten habits of the most successful scale ups
  • How and why to implement a daily huddle in businesses of any size
  • Figuring out your own strengths and knowing what your role should be in your company
  • The most important abilities to have as a corporate leader
  • About “energy management” and how to use your gifts
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