Aaron Walker started his first business at 18 and selling to a Fortune 500 company nine short years later. Having a strong desire for personal development has kept Aaron in a weekly mastermind group for more than a decade with Dave Ramsey, Dan Miller, Ken Abraham and seven other notable Nashvillians. Aaron joins Kevin to discuss not only his new book, View From The Top, but to share examples of leading with a growth mindset. His philosophy is that an effective leader encourages others to get what they want.
What is the secret formula for success and happiness? Mike Whitaker, author of The Decision Makeover: An Intentional Approach to Living the Life You Want joins Kevin to discuss how our decisions, and we need to take ownership, can impact and shape our professional and personal lives. Mike offers insight into the types of decisions we make and the importance of connecting goal setting to our decision-making process.
Loyalist teams are 40 times more productive and less than 15% of all teams are true loyalist teams. Linda Adams and Rebecca Teasdale, co-authors of The Loyalist Team, join Kevin to discuss the research that led to their book and learn some of predictable, repeatable traits the best teams in the world share. Leaders need to create an environment where you can raise the “real” issues and move your mission forward.
Gallup says 51% of the workforce is not engaged. Jeff McManus joins Kevin to discuss how you get your people on board and excited. Jeff is the Director of Landscape Services at the University of Mississippi and the author of Growing Weeders Into Leaders. He shares his experience of managing a multi-million-dollar landscaping beautification implementation project with minimal resources. He knew that growing the mindset of his team would be critical to results.
The art of a good story. It is interactive and uses words and actions to engage the listener and encourage imagination. Sandy Coletta is the former President of Kent Hospital and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of a Care New England. She joins Kevin to talk about her leadership journey and how it lead to her new book, The Owl Approach to Storytelling: Lead with Your Life. She suggests that we all have roles/positions in our organizations and stories need to come from the heart. Leaders should leaders open themselves up to using their own life stories to enhance employee engagement and achieve organizational goals.