Episode 126 | Introducing Our New hosts, Dan and Ian

Show Notes

What works:

  • Results based reporting on a weekly basis.
  • Uninterrupted times of work. (creative work vs. grunt work)
  • Buddy system
  • Frequent touching base sessions in-person to ensure wires aren’t getting crossed.

What you need:

  • Flexibility in your working hours as a manager
  • sliding time wigit
  • Google calendar sync’d with everyone + google invitations
  • Skype + gotomeeting

SOD – Strategic Operating Document

  • Strategic Objective
  • Operating Principles
  • Operating Procedures

Examples

  • Team Communication SOP
  • Phone call rhythm, plan, and results.
  • Weekly reports.
  • TWBI, NWBI
  • KPI
  • Projects / Notes
  • Boomerrang to reach inbox at same time.
  • Example of what they look like.
  • Open Projects with GTD Cues, ie:
  • @ Friday Call.
  • @ Waiting
  • @ Elisa
  • @ Dan

Trancript

Coming soon.

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12 Responses to “Episode 126 | Introducing Our New hosts, Dan and Ian”

  1. Finally, Rob and Mike were getting too high on their pedestal.

  2. Finally! Now the show will actually be worth listening to… (And I haven’t listened to this episode yet). This is so refreshing, and this is a much needed change.

    I was getting so tired of hearing “we are building this SAAS app, we are building that SAAS app.

    If I wanted to hear about SAAS apps so much, I would have subscribed to a SAAS app podcast.

    Question? Will you also be taking over their Twitter accounts? Or should I just quit following them?

    Thanks.
    Eric Foster

  3. I was so happy to hear about this change. I just got done listening to the latest episode, and all I can say is… By far, this is the best episode ever!

    There was finally some useful information and content that was worth my time.

    Side note… I hope you guys did not pay more than just a couple hundred bucks for this podcast, as you may find it to be a mistake. From what I have heard, there has been a lot of damage caused by previous podcast episodes. I know they were also having a hard time retaining their listeners… I am guessing it was because of their personalities.

    Assuming you are also taking over the Micropreneur Academy, I now finally have a reason to join.

    Keep up the great job!

  4. Could people please elaborate on the “damage done by previous podcast episodes” and “their personalities”?

    Honestly intrigued as I didn’t notice anything wrong with the podcast, but only listened to some of them.

  5. Where can I get examples of your SODs?
    Excellent info.

  6. Yes, the inevitable April Fools Day episode. Hope everyone enjoyed it!

  7. I don’t normally check the dates of podcasts. After listening to the first 10 mins of the show on the 2nd I decided the new show format wasn’t for me and unsubscribed.

    I only came to the site today to see if I’d missed an episode explaining there’d be new hosts next week.

    Glad I did. Obviously love the show’s old format and glad you guys will be back next week.

  8. Also time zones don’t help. It’s the 3rd April here.

    But I guess with the Internet you should be on guard for at least the first half of April.

  9. Mike,

    Ha. That was great… I loved it. I was over at the Lifestyle Business Podcast website blasting them too. I posted the same messages in both places.

    I like things just the way they are… Don’t change a thing!

    Eric Foster

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