Build a Better Business Podcast

62 – The Anti-Corporate Approach | Philip Williams

3 Key Points in this Episode:

  1. You can have huge success by making small adjustments.
  2. You can be an effective leader even if you don’t understand the jobs of the people you lead.
  3. Using the anti-corporate approach will help you create sustainable growth without arbitrary goals that come from an “ivory tower!”

Show Notes:

Bio of Today’s Guest (0:46)

Philip was raised by a small business owner and is a 3-time Inc5000 CEO honoree outside the family business after growing a company at 50% per year for 5 straight years. Today, he helps small business owners build their businesses.

Their Blueprint for Success (3:41)

Philip is a big fan of having huge success by making small adjustments at the margins. Philip also tries to limit the number of projects that he does at one time. Philip recommends the Bullet Method.

The Barriers They Have Faced and How They Removed Them (8:12)

Philip has struggled with leading people whose jobs he doesn’t know how to do. He also has the habit of starting from behind. Philip got past these barriers by building confidence in his team that he could work with them.

Fully Express Greatness by Celebrating Success (13:46)

Philip is a closet non-celebrator, so he had to learn how to celebrate. Philip likes to have random “ice cream and cake” days to celebrate wins throughout the month.

Advice for Your Younger Self (17:13)

“Learn to celebrate earlier!”

Teaching Moment (20:24)

The most important thing you need to know is that you need to have goals in an organization without being arbitrary and the numbers are spoken from an “ivory tower.”

Contact Philip Williams: Website


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