The single most important decision I made in my dental practice was the moment I stopped trying to create followers with this broken, top-down management style and started a leadership development program for everyone on my team. Today’s guest, Chuck Blakeman, is a world-renowned expert on this topic. He is a successful entrepreneur, best-selling business author, and TEDx speaker who has built 12 businesses around the world and now uses his experience to advise others. You can find show notes and more information by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/37vw3Bk
Chuck Blakeman on Changing Your Mindset to Better Achieve Your Business Goals
The Dental Brief
Chuck Blakeman is an expert in helping dentists and other professionals around the world become skilled business owners and leaders. Chuck founded and currently operates the Crankset Group, where many of his clients are dentists. He also is a regular speaker as well as a best-selling author. Chuck explains how dentists can either choose to become an income producer or a business owner and what that means for their success. He shares multiple ways dentists and practices can better themselves and expand their businesses.
Rehumanizing The Workplace By Giving Everybody Their Brain Back with Chuck Blakeman
Dental Wealth Nation with Tim McNeely
On this episode of Dentalpreneur Secrets, you will have the opportunity to learn from entrepreneur, best selling author, and thought leader, Chuck Blakeman. By the end of our time together, you will know how to build an even better business and understand why management of people is not the best way to motivate people. You will have insight into the 12 tools of the participant age and how these tools can engage your team in making better decisions. But most of all you will feel motivated to grow, learn, and do dentistry in a different way. Connect with Chuck on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/chuckblakeman/ Check out Rehumanizing The Workplace By Giving Everybody Their Brain Back at the link below: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1734486902/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_lvBTFbPCPH483?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
319: Re-humanizing the workplace - a chat with Chuck Blakeman
The Business Storytelling Podcast
Chuck joins Christoph on this live recording of the Business Storytelling Podcast to discuss the topic of his latest book "Re-humanizing the workplace." Get a copy here: https://amzn.to/3nkQcPM Christoph's content performance book: https://amzn.to/38ezVrb Christoph's blog: http://authenticstorytelling.net--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ctrappe/message
262: Chuck Blakeman: The Need to Re-Humanize the Workplace
The Best Practices Show
In this episode of The Best Practices Show, host Kirk Behrendt sits down with serial entrepreneur, speaker, and author Chuck Blakeman to talk re-humanizing the workplace of a dental practice. Blakeman believes that since the dawn of factories, our culture has slowly but steadily grown towards de-humanizing our workforce. This same trend is all too true in the world of dental practices. Kirk asks Blakeman for his best advice to return humanity to the 8 to 5, and takes a deep dive into a world where there are no longer managers. Re-humanizing a workplace that has been de-humanized by too much telling and not enough asking isn’t an easy process, but from his bevy of experiences, Blakeman shares some of his best advice, starting with a return to our humanity through awareness and creativity. Blakeman goes on to illustrate how training is better than telling when it comes to building leaders, and that overall, a dental practice, or any workplace, needs input from its people to regain its collective humanity. The episode concludes with Blakeman’s insight into turning employees into adults again, a practice that includes letting your people make decisions, making it possible for them to do what they like and what they’re good at, and asking the most powerful question in business: "Why?" The final factor to take a practice from de-humanized to re-humanized is through examining your own mindset. Blakeman emphasized that if a leader thinks his or her people are stupid and lazy, those people will most likely be stupid and lazy. On the converse, when leaders believe that their people are smart and motivated, re-humanizing is not only possible, it’s probable. Main Takeaways Awareness and creativity make us human (5:58) Training is better than telling when it comes to building leaders (16:34) Leaders don’t tell, they ask (19:32) Managers have reports, leaders have followers (27:21) Decision-making makes us adults (29:10) Letting people do what they like and what they’re good at re-humanizes the workplace (33:01) The most powerful and least asked question in business is "Why?" (38:49) When it comes to re-humanizing the workplace, the place to start is your own mindset (42:23) Key Quotes “We’ve de-humanized work. Now we have to figure out how to re-humanize it.” “What de-humanizes us is other people telling us what to do.” “What’s the one thing most people at dental practices are not allowed to do at work? Make decisions.” “People commit to what they create.” “You can impose any goal you want on anybody, but if they don’t believe it, it’s not going to come true.” “Managers need to become leaders and they do that by asking questions, instead of making statements.” “Why is the most human of questions. It’s the one that motivates us.” Snippets Why no practice should have a manager (5:11-9:03) Consensus and collaboration (9:12-13:30) Agency of Responsibility (13:53-17:04) Input equals ownership (17:44-23:51) Everyone should be a leader (23:57-28:36) What really makes us an adult (28:53-31:40) Distributed decision-making (35:00-39:14) Bio of Guest Chuck Blakeman is a serial entrepreneur, international speaker, best-selling business author and world-renowned business advisor who built ten businesses in seven industries on four continents, and now uses his experience to advise others. His company, Crankset Group, provides outcome-based mentoring and peer advisory for business leaders worldwide. Chuck sold one of his businesses to the largest consumer fulfillment company in America and led three other $10-$100 million companies. He presently leads the Crankset Group and a for-profit business based in Africa, focused on developing local economies to solve poverty. Chuck is a results leader with decades of experience leading companies in marketing, import/export, fulfillment, call centers, website development, printing and direct mail processing. Some of Chuck’s customers have included Microsoft, Apple, Eli Lilly, TAP Pharmaceuticals, Sun Microsystems, Tyco Healthcare, Johns Manville and many more Fortune 5000s and smaller businesses. Chuck is a convention speaker, writer, and non-profit board member. Recent speaking appearances include Kenya, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and across the US. 100+ times a year. Recent print and online appearances include Inc. Magazine (regular contributor), Success Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, CNNMoney.com, NYTimes.com. He was recently cited in Dr. Stephen Covey’s recent book, The 3rd Alternative. Chuck’s vision is to live well by doing good. Chuck Blakeman’s Contact InfoWebsite: https://www.chuckblakeman.com/Additional ResourcesRe-humanizing the Workplace (by giving everybody their brain back)Get Off the Dental Treadmill podcast
Chuck Blakeman, Founder and Chief Transformation Officer of Crankset Group
Commercial Real Estate Secrets
Chuck Blakeman is the Founder, Chief Transformation Officer of Crankset Group, author of the #1 rated business book of 2010 “Making money is Killing Your Business”, and has started and built 8 businesses internationally. Chuck brings his unique approach to scaling a business in this episode and goes into detail on what he thinks most businesses get completely wrong: management. Chuck is opposed to the hierarchical management style popular in corporate America today, and instead explains the "Lattice Approach" and how this can help organizations break free from their current bottle necks. The concept is simple, treat employees as adults capable of making decisions that will benefit the company overall. We also discuss assuming verses verifying and how that can have a catastrophic effect on the outcome. Chucks book recommendations are:The Lattice Organization - Bill Gore (actually just a 16 page paper)The Human Side of Enterprise - Douglas McGregorThe Art of Possibility - Zander & ZanderSeven Habits - CoveyTurn the Ship Around - David MarquetYou can get in touch with Chuck at Chuckblakeman.com or send him an email Chuck@cranksetgroup.com. If you need help finding the perfect location for your practice or you're ready to invest in commercial real estate, email us at email@example.com. You can also download the Top 10 Site Selection Factors subscribe to our podcast.
Chuck Blakeman | Rehumanizing the Workplace | CEO of The Crankset Group
Freedom at Work with Traci Fenton
What would it be like to have a more “human” workplace, one that treats adults like adults, where freedom rather than fear called the shots? In this provocative episode, Chuck Blakeman, best-selling author and CEO of the Crankset Group, talks about his new book, Re-humanizing the Workplace: By Giving Everybody Their Brain Back and the key steps leaders can take to democratize their team or workplace to help everyone be more human to each other, with meaningful results. Visit WorldBlu.com to learn more, become a member, and join other top leaders leading their organizations with Freedom at Work™.
Episode 3 - Cultivating Freedom In The Workplace with Traci Fenton and Chuck Blakeman!
Get Off The Treadmill for Business Leaders
What do you think causes fear at work? What does freedom at work look like? In this episode, we are joined by two incredible people in the coaching space, Traci Fenton, the founder and CEO of WorldBlu, and Chuck Blakeman, the founder and CEO of Crankset Group and the founder and Chief Transformational Officer of 3to5 Club, who will be co-hosting with me today. Traci Fenton developed the Freedom at Work™ leadership model, which is used by for-profit and nonprofit organizations worldwide. She has been recognized in Inc. magazine as one of the “Top 50 Leadership Thinkers in the World” and has also earned the Game Changer award for “Outstanding Results in Shaping the World.” She was also named a "2020 World-Changing Woman in Conscious Business." Traci is the author of the forthcoming book, Freedom at Work: The Leadership Strategy for Our Organizations and Our World. Most of the conflicts and problems in the workplace are rooted in fear and unless we address this fear, there will always be a glass ceiling the keeps us from growth and success. How then do we deal with this fear? Tune in now and understand the principle of organizational democracy and how it can amazingly transform the company culture into a place of growth, opportunities, success, and freedom. Quote: “When we understand how to shift our mindset, from fear to freedom, we're able to make better decisions and that translates directly to the bottom line.” - Traci Fenton “If we don't take accountability, we don't own the fear, then you just prolong it. And it does impact your mindset.” - Traci Fenton “Democracy is an organizing system that releases the potential of each and every person.” - Traci Fenton “Mindset, then how we lead, then we're ready to transform the systems and processes. And when you do that in the right order, it really flies.” - Traci Fenton Mentions: 3to5 Club firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.worldblu.com/ Freedom At Work Model https://www.worldblu.com/membership The upcoming book, Freedom At Work, by Traci Fenton
Episode 2 - “Thrive, Don’t Survive” with Chuck Blakeman
Get Off The Treadmill for Business Leaders
In this episode, we welcome back the founder of Crankset Group and 3to5 Clubs, Chuck Blakeman. Chuck’s authored the best-selling books, ‘Making Money Is Killing Your Business,’ and ‘Why Employees Are Always A Bad Idea,’ and now, we’re looking forward to his new book that is coming out late summer, ‘Re-humanizing The Workforce And Giving People Their Brain Back.’ So today, we talk about meaningful, practical, and relevant principles that will surely help us THRIVE in these uncertain times. Chuck also shares three things that you can do to take full advantage of the economy’s roller-coaster ride. Tune in now and find out how to Sur-Thrive and come out of these opportunities winning! Quote: “Circumstances don't make me who I am. How I respond to them does.” - Chuck Blakeman “Check every day we are faced with opportunities cleverly disguised as obstacles.” - Chuck Blakeman “Thrive, don’t survive.” - Chuck Blakeman Mentions: 3to5 Club email@example.com Crankset Group firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.chuckblakeman.com/ https://www.risingphoenixbusinesscommunity.com/
Episode 1 - People With A Big ‘Why’ with Chuck Blakeman
Get Off The Treadmill for Business Leaders
Welcome, everybody, to our first episode of ‘Get Off The Treadmill’ podcast with me, Sandy Corrigan! Our very first guest is no other than, Chuck Blakeman, the founder of the Crankset Group and 3to5 Clubs. Chuck is a successful entrepreneur, a best selling business author, a TED speaker, and a world-renowned business advisor who built 12 businesses in eight industries on five continents. And now, he uses his expertise to advise others. His company, Crankset Group, provides outcome-based mentoring and peer advisory for business leaders worldwide. Chuck sold one of his business to the largest consumer fulfillment company in America, and lead three other $10 to $100 million companies. He presently leads the Crankset Group and a for-profit business, based in Africa focused on developing local economies to solve poverty. Chuck is a results leader with decades of experience leading companies in multiple markets. Chuck is a convention speaker, writer, and non-profit board member. Chuck is also the author of the best-selling book ‘Making Money Is Killing Your Business,’ one of the top 10 business books ‘Why Employees Are Always A Bad Idea,’ and a soon to be released book we're all looking forward to is ‘Re-humanizing The Workforce And Giving People Their Brain Back.’ So, come and join me now, and let’s gain valuable insights from Chuck Blakeman’s experiences and learn more about what he does and why. Quote: “What we should really ask when we say why am I doing this is what is the long term purpose for me doing this? How does this fit into the rest of my life? And how am I building a legacy? Am I building a legacy?” - Chuck Blakeman “People with a big Why have a big long blue flame coming out the rear side which keeps them moving. And that's the motivation.” - Chuck Blakeman “Re-humanizing the workplace by giving everybody their brain back.” - Chuck Blakeman Mentions: 3to5 Club email@example.com Crankset Group firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.chuckblakeman.com/