Business, Basketball, and Building a Winning Culture — Mat Ishbia Wisdom Series: Part One

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Business, Basketball, and Building a Winning Culture — Mat Ishbia Wisdom Series: Part One

Mat Ishbia

Posted on March 17, 2020

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Think basketball has nothing to do with business? Think again says Mat Ishbia, the CEO and President of United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) and a player on the NCAA National Championship winning Michigan State University team.

In part one of this Wisdom Series episode, we welcome Mat back to the podcast to dig deeper into his unique perspective on business leadership, why lessons learned on the court have translated into corporate workplace success, and his fantastic book on business, Running the Corporate Offense: Lessons in Effective Leadership from the Bench to the Board Room

And even if sports aren’t your thing, I promise that you’ll still take away so much value from Mat’s insightful, people-first advice. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why Mat uses a shot clock during team meetings
  • What advice Mat has regarding business decisions
  • Why the CEO should know how other roles work
  • How to motivate your team to be the best in their role
  • Why banning technology from meetings can shorten meetings
  • What it means to W.I.N.
  • Which strategies Mat uses to meet his goals
  • Why Mat encourages CEOs to call their clients directly
  • How No-Meeting Thursdays have boosted productivity
  • Why we need to be okay with failure
  • And so much more…

Listen to the full 30-minute podcast above, or enjoy shorter nuggets of wisdom pulled directly from the episode itself.

 

No Second Guessing

Do you get paralyzed by the number of choices you’re forced to make as a leader? It’s a common problem that Mat Ishbia has faced countless times. Listen to his philosophy on how he makes business decisions.

Should Technology Be Allowed in Meetings?

At United Wholesale Mortgage, no technology is allowed at most meetings. Why does Mat believe this rule has made his team more productive and present?

What is “No-Meeting Thursday”

At United Wholesale Mortgage, there are no meetings on Thursdays. What benefits have come from setting this time aside to get things done?

Why Should the CEO Personally Call Clients?

Why does Mat call his clients directly, and what huge benefits does his company experience thanks to their leader opening up a personal line of communication? Also, what has he learned from these conversations that he wouldn’t have otherwise?

Mat’s Favorite Goal Setting Strategies

What is the number one strategy that Mat has when it comes to setting great business goals? Also, what’s his philosophy on failure?

W.I.N.: What’s Important Now?

When planning on how to best accomplish a goal, Mat tells himself and his team to W.I.N.—or focus on What’s Important Now. Listen and find out why this mindset can help you achieve your goals.

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