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078 — Jim Tselikis

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Shark Tank Alum, Jim Tselikis, is building a lobster empire with his cousin, Sabin. He shares his story becoming a Co-CEO with his cousin. I was most impressed how he has navigated the challenge of holding employees, who have become friends, accountable to productivity. He also talks about:

  1. How he and his cousin, Sabin, divide the CEO responsibilities.
  2. How assessment tools helped he and his cousin, Sabin, build a strong relationship.
  3. Why they chose the franchise route.
  4. This quote: “It’s about how to make this better and how to humanize this.”
  5. How to navigate being friendly with staff and holding staff accountable.
  6. This quote: “We’ve stayed true…to what we’ve done with our product with our sourcing with everything with our supply in our family in Maine…keep the brand consistency…proud of that.”

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072 — Kim Nelson

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Shark Tank Alum, Kim Nelson, secured a big investment from Barbara Corcoran and went on to build a cake empire – over $3 million in cake sales.  She’s a kind, hard working South Carolina leader whose enthusiasm is infectious.  I have personally ordered, eaten and LOVED her gluten free carrot cake. It was amazing! Just as amazing are the powerful leadership lessons she shares about:

  1. How just asking got Daisy Cakes on the “Price is Right” TV show.
  2. The challenges of finding employees who have the same sense of ownership as you do.
  3. How focusing on a quality product has fueled her success.
  4. How focusing on strategic marketing has kept her in front of new customers.
  5. How being fair to her employees has helped keep turnover low.
  6. How to handle good employees who take too much “ownership” and become emotionally attached to their job.

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