PP 438: Spike Edwards, Business Coach and Founder of The Spike Edwards Group

“The essence of what I do is creating a culture. I actually go in and create a culture. The first way to do that is to look at what is deficient.”

Raised on a small country farm in Australia, Spike decided at the age of 8 years old that he would either be a doctor or go into the military. At the age of 15 he began an apprenticeship in the military and had the opportunity to become a Special Forces operative with training in industrial engineering and total quality management.  Listen in as Spike shares with Kim the way to unlock profits inside a business, how safety is a key ingredient to a successful team, and the benefits of strong communication.

Highlights:
1:27 Spike’s journey
6:12 Working with resistance in a company
12:59 Businesses have to provide safety
21:16 A favorite success story
28:17 How do you keep your presence from being scary?
35:02 What is in store for the next 90 days?
39:49 Bullet proof safety

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Resources Mentioned

Movies:
Office Space

Books:
Work The System by: Sam Carpenter

Quotes

4:33 “The one thing that I worked on was unlocking the profits inside the business by connecting productivity and profits with safety.”

9:43 “The essence of what I do is creating a culture. I actually go in and create a culture. The first way to do that is to look at what is deficient.”

24:30 “I believe communication is in the hands of the giver.”

Episode Transcription

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