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My Mentor - Experience Counts

“I don’t care what position you’re in, you need to have someone else who’s been there and done that… to bounce things off of, talk about your mistakes,” says Paul Long, Vice President …

Christina Ford, President and Founder of The Rebound Foundation, discovered that she and her husband, Coach Dana Ford, each had experience with domestic violence growing up. They decided they wanted …

Wayne Dipper, Chief Operating Officer and co-owner at KPM Technology says IT professionals often work long hours but you still have to make time for your family. Dipper coaches his son’s little …

Judy Hadsall, President and CEO of Multipli Credit Union, says she started in banking as a teller, but knew she wanted to get into commercial lending. She says her former boss, Rex Johnson, was …

“We’re looking at some different designs together, getting Ömer’s initial reactions and trying to find out where we’re gonna take the visual part of this brand,” …

Elizabeth Brooks, Owner of Springfield Riding Club, says when she started her business, she knew about horses and farming, but should have known more about how hay production affects her bottom …

“It’s so incredibly helpful to have a group of people that I know I can shoot a text to or I can grab coffee with and say, ‘Hey, what do I do here,’” says Hector Cruz, Director of Alumni …

Mickey Moore, CEO of Tomo Drug Testing, discusses some effects of the company’s growth that have been simultaneously encouraging and challenging. Moore says in a growing company, you have to learn …

“So what we have discovered is that workforce development has quickly become economic development, and so in order to continue the growth that Branson has seen, we need a strong, skilled …

Shawn Usery, Chief Medical Officer at Cox Medical Center Branson, says learning to delegate and embracing other professionals is the way to ensure patients receive the best care. “Having everybody …

Jonathan Garard, owner of Grooms Office Environments, says his tips can be broken into two categories — doing the right thing and keeping people as the central focus. Don’t let work get in the …

Alina Lehnert, Owner of Lehnert Leadership Group, says if you want to be a good leader, you must first learn to lead yourself. Take care of yourself so you can take care of others. Learn to regulate …

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