Mary Kelly is a motivational leadership speaker, business consultant, and author of 13 books about business and economics. She helps businesses improve profit growth through training and coaching. She has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, and various other media outlets. Some of her specialties include human resources and logistics – skills honed by 21 years of active duty in the Navy.

In this episode, we talked about leadership, economic development, marketing strategies and communications, motivational speaking, management and executive coaching…

Show notes

  • Introducing Mary Kelly. [1:20]
  • Understanding forecasting and economics. [4:30]
  • More information about Mary’s career journey, current projects, and plans. [6:50]
  • How COVID-19 has changed the business landscape, from an economist’s perspective. [11:11]
  • About the book 5 Minutes Per Week – 52 Weeks to a Better Business. [15:12]
  • How business owners can bring out the best leaders in themselves. [18:18]
  • Why economics is a dismal science, and the mindset that can get entrepreneurs through the worst of the global health crisis. [28:11]
  • Why it’s important to delegate, and the truth behind the average CEO’s workweek. [37:31]
  • Having an action plan, and what delegation really means. [40:10]
  • How to use a productivity log, and the benefits of using one. [44:00]
  • How to get more information about Mary. [50:04]
  • Three books on Mary’s reading list. [51:23]
  • Mary’s most important piece of advice to home service business owners. [54:10]

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