Make the Noise Go Away

Many entrepreneurs embrace the challenge of being their own boss; they desire freedom-both financial and temporal. But, often, the business consumes both time and money and ends up owning the owner.

In Make the Noise Go Away, author Larry G. Linne discusses thirteen principles to help business owners reclaim their freedom. Written in parable style, Make the Noise Go Away follows business owner Jim Clancy and second-in-command Brett Giles at Golden Electric Supply. During a weekend retreat at a quiet mountain cabin, the two executives discuss the principles and strategies that make Jim's noise-all the worries and concerns about his business-go away and allow Brett's job to be more enjoyable and successful.

They talk about important skills and concepts such as maintaining upward communication, setting priorities, practicing effective problem solving, and introducing new ideas. Targeted to both first- and second-in-commands, Make the Noise Go Away provides insights on decision-making skills, methods to protect and nurture great CEO ideas, and strategies for managing the perception of the business by important third parties.

With concrete takeaways and tools for implementation, this guide helps clear the way for productivity and success for today's business executives and their seconds-in-command.

PURCHASE BOOK

The Four Pillars of Behavior

  • Dominance

    The D is challenge-oriented, competitive, highly active, innovative, and tenacious. They are forceful, decisive, direct and independent - bottom-line driven self-starters who value time and are not content with the status quo.  

    The Time Edge

     

     

  • Influence

    The I is expressive, enthusiastic, friendly, demonstrative, and talkative. They are optimistic, creative problem solvers who verbalize articulately Outgoing and empathetic, they want to be liked and trusted and make great team players.

    The Time Edge

  • Steadiness

    The S is methodical, reliable, steady and modest. They are loyal, patient, dependable team players and work hard for the right leader. Calming and stabilizing, they are logical, step-wise thinkers who are good at completing tasks. 

    Edge Business Essentials

  • Compliance

    The C is analytical, exacting, careful, and deliberative. They maintain high standards and are , task oriented objective thinkers. They define, clarify, get information, criticize, test, pay attention to small details, and like to follow the rules. 

    The Alternative Board

A Better Team

Building a more effective management team allows you to spend time on what you do best. When you are able to focus on what adds the most value to the company, you can boost your bottom line exponentially.

Increased Value

Improving your management team will increase the value of your business. The more time you spend working in your business the less it is worth. Purchasers increasingly look for solid management in their acquisitions. 

Quality of Life

If you're planning to sell, building a more effective management team will increase the value of your business. Acquirers look for solid management, and the more time you spend working in your business the less it is worth.

Exit Strategy

If your likely exit is to sell to family or employees, the successful perpetuation of the business depends on it being able to function without you. Investing in better managers is an essential start towards that goal.