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Best Advice - Don’t Wait to Have a Family

“If I were to plan that out, that would never have looked like the best time to have children,” says Jessica Kruse, Associate Circuit Judge, Division 3 in Christian County. Kruse and her husband …

Shawn Usery, Chief Medical Officer at Cox Medical Center Branson, says two staff members at his high school helped him become the person he is today. “So, I was always that kid who was never going …

“It’s all about who you can be and the steps that you take to get there,” says Andrea Sitzes, Executive Director of Show Me Christian County Economic Development. Sitzes met her mentor at the …

Trevor Croley of Croley Insurance and Financial has been lucky enough to have a few great mentors in his parents and an early business leader. He shares his story with us.  Duration: 1:26

“I’m the only guy ever to move from Los Angeles to Springfield to get on TV,” says Jeff Houghton, host of The Mystery Show. Houghton moved to LA for a year to try to make it big. He says the …

Mark Holmes, President of Consultant Board, shares how his mentor helped him hone his skills at public speaking, leadership, teamwork, and communication and how he now uses that knowledge to teach …

“A good leader has to be able to listen before they can make change or make decisions,” says Jessica Kruse, Associate Circuit Judge, Division 3 in Christian County. Kruse says when she joins an …

President of Croley Insurance and Financial, did a lot of “grunt work” at his first job. Croley says his boss told him he could stay in his position, but at some point he should build his own …

“You’ve got to take everything in perspective. There’s a lot worse things you could be going through,” says Gregg Scholtens, Executive Vice President for Nabholz Construction in Springfield, …

Don’t procrastinate. Rob Keck, Director of Conservation at Bass Pro Shops, says his great-uncle Bill told him to never put off anything he wanted to do. “That’s something that has inspired me …

“When starting the company, the first thing I thought was who are the people I want to be with every day? What’s the culture I want,” says Mark Steiner, Co-founder and CEO of GigSalad. Steiner …

“When I first started in insurance, I was trying to mimic the way others were doing it,” says Leah Callahan with Insurance Group of the Ozarks. Callahan says once she embraced who she was, she …

“I think a leader’s job is very challenging, and we can say there are qualities of leaders, but then one important thing is that you have to be able to adjust your leadership style,” says Linda …

“One thing that I’ve always told my kids and my dad told me is, no matter what job you ever do, ‘be the very best at it.’ I don’t care if you’re washing dishes in a restaurant, be the …

Karen Thomas, President of Oxford Healthcare and Advanced Telehealth Solutions says if you stand still, you’re falling behind. Thomas says complacency is dangerous and you must constantly strive to …

“I love the opportunity to engage in the local business community, but I also recognize part of our responsibility is not just to serve our clients, but to raise up all individuals in the …

“Leadership, to me, is setting the example. Don’t ask anybody to do something that you wouldn’t do,” says Rob Keck, Chairman of the Board at Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium. …

“We talk a lot about, we read a lot about servant leadership, and for me, that metaphor of a third class ticket really captures the essence of how we choose to lead,” says Dr. Carol Taylor, …

“A leader is someone that can guide others, work with others and move them in a direction that the organization needs to go in,” says Tim Clothier, Chief of Police for the city of Ozark, Mo. …

“I’ll never be able to give back to the small community what it gave me,” says Charity McGill, CEO and Co-founder of Deep Water Software. McGill says she was shy and didn’t believe she …

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