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Out of the Hourglass
45 minutes | 6 hours ago
Levels of Work Series: Level 1
Today we are kicking off our Levels of Work Series, hosted by Molly Nolan; featuring Andrew Amrhein and Kathryn Freeman. In this series, we’ll discuss different levels of work and understanding the concept of timespan for each employee. This episode starts things off at the beginning - an introduction to the concept & Level 1. As you’re listening, start to think about which roles in your company belong in the Level 1 category, and if the right people are in those roles.
29 minutes | 7 days ago
Creating an Annual Sales Business Plan
This episode features NCG’s Sales Guys, Andrew Amrhein and Jim Falk. They team up to discuss the outline for an Annual Sales Business Plan. Do your estimators have an Annual Business plan? Are they preparing for 2021 with goals and do they understand what they need to do each day to achieve those goals? All of this and more from Andrew and Jim.
31 minutes | 14 days ago
The Cascading Planning Process in 2021
Today's episode of Out of the Hourglass features highlights from our recent CPP Planning Webinar. You'll hear from NCG Coaches Brian Nolan, Kathryn Freeman and Andrew Amrhein who will go into detail about your vision for 2021, how to manage your team moving forward, and preparing yourself financially today, for what lies ahead in the coming year.
25 minutes | 21 days ago
Refreshing the Employee Handbook
Today’s episode features a discussion with Molly Nolan and Senior NCG Coach & Director of Operations Kathryn Freeman on creating or refreshing an Employee Handbook. Consider asking yourself: When was the last time you revised your employee handbook? Is everyone in your company aware of what it entails? Listen now for some key points on why it's important and how to go about an efficient refresh process.
36 minutes | a month ago
Sales Management Covenants
Today’s episode features some highlights from our recent Sales Management Webinar featuring Brian Nolan and Mark Repkin. Leading the discussion is a conversation around "Sales Covenants", an idea from the Summit Sales Peer Groups that includes 15 creative behaviors, attributes, and commitments that create a successful Sales Manager and Leader.
22 minutes | a month ago
NCG Highlights What They're Listening To
This week on Out of The Hourglass, we decided to give a look into what our team listens to in our free time. Whether we're in the car, out on a run, or even getting some work done, we're always looking for new content to absorb and share with Summit Members. Over the years, we have recommended many new books to Summit Members, and many Summit Members have recommended books to us. So why stop there? Now we're looking to different platforms such as podcasts, audiobooks and more to innovate and collaborate, personally & professionally.
26 minutes | 2 months ago
Special Release: Book Club in Action - First, Break All the Rules
This week's episode is a bit more unique. A few weeks back, the NCG Team hopped on a full-team Zoom call to discuss First, Break All the Rules by Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman. This book discusses how managers can get the most out of each of their employees by assigning them to the correct role and playing to their strengths. At NCG, we're always striving to keep ourselves sharp with new information and bouncing ideas off of one another. Holding regular Book Club meetings such as this one give us a great opportunity to continue expanding our knowledge, discussing it in theory, and then directly applying it to how we serve our clients.
28 minutes | 2 months ago
D4 & S4 - SLII Experience™ Series
This episode is the final installment in our SL2 Experience Series, finally discussing the highly sought after D4 and S4 level. Colin and Molly team up to talk about how to tell that someone has reached D4 in a particular area, how to keep them there, and effective ways of restoring their D4 status if they happen to drop back into D3. As always, we recommend that you scroll back and listen to our previous episodes in the series to catch up if you have not already.
30 minutes | 2 months ago
Winter Sales Prep & Identity Role
Today’s episode features The Sales Guys, Andrew Amrhein and Jim Falk. They have a discussion on a number of topics including what the upcoming Winter looks like from a Sales Perspective, how to implement Identity-Role Theory into your thought process, and the importance of preparation before each and every prospect meeting.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Lessons in Leadership 3.0
Today’s episode features our third installment of Lessons in Leadership. NCG Managing Partner Brian Nolan is joined by NCG Partner and Nolan Painting President & CEO, Kevin Nolan. This conversation is all about preparing to lead and navigate through uncertain times. Our first Covid Winter is steadily approaching and Brian and Kevin are here to help you wrap your head around the future, plan accordingly, and come out stronger on the other side.
27 minutes | 3 months ago
Ideas to Make a Budget That's Worth Making
Today’s episode is a discussion around Budgeting. Senior NCG Coach Andrew Amrhein joins Molly Nolan to discuss taking the necessary steps to having your 2021 budget ready with time to spare. Additionally, a conversation on employee development. How can you have an understanding of where your company will be by creating a vision for your employees to buy into? All of this and more to make sure you are prepared for 2021 both financially and strategically.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Behaviors & Accountability of Business Development
Today’s episode features 2 esteemed NCG Coaches; Kathryn Freeman and Jerry Block. Jerry joins Kathryn to bring his expertise and years of experience to the table regarding Behaviors & Accountability of Business Development. This is all about relationship building; whether you have someone in your company devoted to Business Development OR you view it as a group effort amongst members of the Sales team and beyond.
32 minutes | 3 months ago
D3 & S3 - SLII Experience™ Series
Continuing our SL2 Experience Series featuring NCG Coach Colin Nolan, and hosted by Molly Nolan This time, they’re covering the D3 Learner and S3 Leader. What traits are common to someone in D3 in a particular area? What are some of the risks of someone sticking around too long in D3? All of this and much more. Don’t forget to stick around for the end where Colin puts Molly’s knowledge to the test with a short quiz for you to play along with!
24 minutes | 3 months ago
Becoming WBENC Certified: A Personal Take
Long time Summit Member, Meg Cook, President of Painters USA in Chicago. Meg joins NCG Coach Colin Nolan to discuss becoming WBENC Certified. For those not familiar, WBENC stands for the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs. If you’re looking to get your business WBENC Certified or interested in learning more about the Council, Meg shares her experience and will likely answer some your top questions during this episode! Thanks to Meg Cook for sharing!
33 minutes | 4 months ago
Budget Planning in a Time of Uncertainty
Featuring NCG Coach and Financial Expert Andrew Amrhein, discussion topics include how to budget during an uncertain time, When to start discussing your 2021 Budget, how to approach meetings about the budget, who to include, and much more
32 minutes | 4 months ago
D2 & S2 - SLII Experience™ Series
The latest installment of our SLII Experience™ Series. NCG Coach Colin Nolan and Molly Nolan are teaming up again to discuss Situational Leadership, this time talking about D2 and S2. Do you know how to spot where an employee may be a D2 in your company? What are some of the ways you can manage a D2 properly? All of this and much more on this episode of Out of The Hourglass!
28 minutes | 4 months ago
Preparing for Fall in the Field
Our resident Field Expert, Conal Mulreany joins NCG Coach Kathryn Freeman, Conal discusses what safety protocols and general operations Nolan Painting is implementing this Fall. Staying on top of your field operations is essential to keep your business running smoothly, especially as complications like Covid-19 mean more attention and effort on keeping your employees and customers aligned.
39 minutes | 4 months ago
Leveraging Google to Boost SEO
Molly Nolan has a virtual sit-down with Micheal Murray, Owner of Textbook Painting in Cleveland, Ohio and contributing Summit Member. Molly and Michael discuss the importance of leveraging your "Google Real Estate" to improve your SEO presence and how to be proactive in your strategy. In addition to running his own business and involvement within the Summit Group, Michael has recently joined the NCG Team as a Peer Content Coach to assist Summit Members with Marketing. Whether just scratching the surface, or looking to take things to the next level, Michael can help with an assessment of your current marketing activity and strategic plan. If you're interested in how Michael can help you and your team, please don't hesitate to reach out to your coach.
33 minutes | 5 months ago
Lessons in Leadership 2.0
This episode features two very special guests. NCG’s Managing Partner, Brian Nolan, as well as NCG Partner and Nolan Painting President, Kevin Nolan for another discussion on Lessons in Leadership. They'll share what they’ve implemented themselves over the Summer, as well as what they’ve learned from business owners around the country during this time. Additionally, we know the Winter months are coming. How are you preparing your cash reserves for the upcoming Covid winter and the uncertainty that it will bring? Brian and Kevin take a dive on this to help you envision your business for the rest of 2020 and into 2021.
31 minutes | 5 months ago
D1 & S1 - SLII Experience™ Series
NCG Coach Colin Nolan discusses the different development and support levels as a part of the Leadership Model. Hosted by Molly Nolan, We’ll cover what it means to be a D1 and the right support needed for continued success as well as the different characteristics and misconceptions that are attributed to D1’s. Don’t forget to stick around for the end where Colin puts Molly’s knowledge to the test with a pop quiz for you to play along with.
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