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December 7, 2023

Inspirational Leadership: Fostering Company Growth and Adaptation

In this episode of Get the Intel, Chad Gil welcomes Scott Tannen, Founder and CEO of Boll & Branch, as they discuss Scott's career journey and his company's growth from an online retailer to physical retail stores and a furniture line. Scott unpacks the details behind his leadership approach, the inspiring company culture that propelled Boll & Branch to a market leader, and ethical and sustainable practices in the home goods industry.  
November 16, 2023

Elevate Productivity With Custom Tools and Automation

In this episode of Get the Intel, host Chad Gill interviews Scott Weir, a Coda automation expert and the Founder and CEO of SimplaDocs, on improving efficiency through custom tools and automation. Scott shares his journey from education to tech and the origin of his passion for business workflows and automation. Tune in to learn actionable tips on time management and how to supercharge your productivity as a business owner.
November 2, 2023

Building a Seamless Hiring Process With AI-Powered Tools

Join Chad Gill in this episode of Get the Intel as he chats with Piyush Jain, the CEO of Simpalm and Co-founder of Ducknowl. They explore AI trends in hiring, the benefits of asynchronous interviews, and Ducknowl’s AI-powered tools for automating candidate screening and assessment tests. You’ll gain valuable insights into making informed hiring decisions, how to leverage digital tools to fast-track recruitment, and how to build a hiring system that candidates trust.
October 19, 2023

How To Enjoy Problems in Business and Life

In this episode of Get the Intel with Chad Gill, author and problem-solving expert Dr. Fred Ray Lybrand Jr. unpacks the strategy behind complex problem-solving for entrepreneurs and the inspiration behind his book Enjoying Problems. He emphasizes the importance of focusing on a goal rather than assigning blame, breaking complex problems into smaller parts, and the value of clear communication in leadership.
October 5, 2023

Top Strategies for Exceptional Leadership

In this episode of Get the Intel, Chad Gill welcomes Mike Dooley, General Manager at Columbia Precast Products, to explore the intricacies of leadership, problem-solving, and personal growth in a manufacturing setting. Mike reflects on his career experiences in the precast concrete industry and shares insights on streamlining operations. He highlights the industry’s impact on America’s infrastructure, the value of servant leadership, and building a thriving team culture.
September 21, 2023

How To Boost Client Satisfaction Through Active Listening

In this episode of Get the Intel, Chad Gill sits down with Steve Jacobs, renowned speaker and Founder of Nature Designs, to discuss the value of effective communication in building trust and understanding with clients. Steve emphasizes active listening for project managers and provides insights on streamlining landscaping operations. He also reflects on his career path in horticulture and how he navigates the challenges of San Diego's hot and dry climate as a landscape designer.
September 7, 2023

Modular Protective Buildings for High-Hazard Environments

In this episode of Get the Intel, Chad Gill sits down with Karen Vilas, President of FORTRESS Protective Buildings, to delve into the world of multi-hazard resistant buildings (MRBs). Together, they discuss the inspiration behind FORTRESS’ patented modular design and the construction process of modular precast buildings. Karen shares her thoughts on the challenges of finding a niche market for MRBs and the intricacies of managing a product-based business versus a service-based organization.
August 24, 2023

Designing Stormwater Management Systems for Maximum Performance

In this episode of Get the Intel, Chad Gill sits down with Doug Buch, Founder of PaveDrain, LLC, to discuss the intricacies of eco-friendly and functional stormwater management systems. Doug shares his transition from technical sales to inventing the award-winning PaveDrain System and the drawbacks of ponds in stormwater management. He provides insights on replenishing aquifers, the factors mitigating permeable drainage solutions, and the challenges of the concrete industry.
August 10, 2023

Simplifying Business Processes and Scaling Effectively

In this episode of Get the Intel, Chad Gill interviews seasoned entrepreneur and Certified EOS Implementer JJ White to explore the intricacies of scaling in business. JJ emphasizes the importance of simplifying business operations through proven business tools, how EOS helps team leaders foster effective collaboration, and how companies can navigate the challenges of EOS implementation. He also reflects on his entrepreneurial journey and the role of effective people management in business success.