Influence people with these 4 words

There are 4 pillars of leadership that if you are seeking to be a better leader should mesh with everything you do. The beauty of being a leader doesn't mean you have to be in management or own a business. Leadership is "influencing the people around us," says Dr. Gary McCaleb of ACU. When we … Continue reading Influence people with these 4 words

Featured Leader #4 – A talk with Matt Paul

E6 - Matt Paul, Sales Leader with State Farm, helps 28 different agents reach their goals You may not know Matt Paul now, but after you listen to his thoughts on leadership you will want to. Matt Paul has been with State Farm for 8 years and now holds the position of Sales Leader.  He … Continue reading Featured Leader #4 – A talk with Matt Paul

​ A Story of 2 Leaders and 6 Reasons One of Them is Great

I recently met with two different schools. Both schools are in small towns where everyone knows everyone, the drag still exists, and high school sports is the end all and be all. I grew up in a small town like this, so visiting these two schools felt like home. I met with the administration to … Continue reading ​ A Story of 2 Leaders and 6 Reasons One of Them is Great

Visit Your Restaurant – Table for Two

  I recently had a conversation with a former 9-year mayor of Abilene, Dr. Gary McCaleb. During the conversation, he told a story about a time when he failed as mayor. He was having a conversation with a restaurant owner and thanking the businessman for his gift to the community when the man proceeded to … Continue reading Visit Your Restaurant – Table for Two

A Higher Purpose – Ride of Silence

The first Leadership is Listening episode is with a respected leader, Mark Spurlock. Mark started as a direct Xerox sales rep 40 years ago. He started Innovative Business Systems in 1992 and sold his company to Benchmark in 2013. His success as an Agent owner is a true testament to his leadership style and ability. … Continue reading A Higher Purpose – Ride of Silence