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Tailoring Group Efforts with CliftonStrengths Model

Carrie Richardson, Executive Director at Leadership Springfield, says they build their board with the same model they teach. Using the CliftonStrengths development model, it allows them to tailor …

“The challenging thing that I found with a team is ensuring engagement. That is really difficult,” says Angela Frantz with Ultimate Software. Frantz says we use visual cues to communicate and …

Dana Ford, Head Men's Basketball Coach at Missouri State University, says there are many variables to consider in defining success. You could have a goal in mind that you never meet, but you may have …

Jamie Kinkeade, owner of The Studio and The MVMNT, says many clients who moved away from Springfield told her they missed her gym. She responded by starting an online fitness studio. She hired a …

Wayne Dipper, Chief Operating Officer and co-owner at KPM Technology, says you must remember that anything you post to social media can come back to haunt you. “I know for a fact that before I ever …

Jenn Darden, Marketing Manager for Russell Cellular, says they know they’ll never be the biggest retailer, so their goal is to be the best. “ So our motto and as a company, everything we do is …

Brandon Goodwin, co-founder and executive producer at Blend, says his company has never done any substantial form of marketing. “99% of our work comes from word of mouth and from putting work out …

“Skills that we really need right now are more what we call the soft skills,” says Mailyn Jeffries, Human Resources Director for Greene County Missouri. Jeffries says many employers are seeking …

“I want to be here on the open side with the client and educating and answering questions and giving them the experience I envisioned with this location,” says Kim Gardner, owner of Breathe Salt …

“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,” …

Curtis Millsap, owner of Millsap Farms, says they started out growing produce on a half acre of land. When they turned a profit, they decided to scale their production up to seven acres. “Anybody …

“It was one of the best things in my life, selling the business, because I was able to take a vacation with no cell phones or anything and just read and not worry that my business was burning down …

“Unfortunately, we’re seeing a lot of retail stores - brick and mortar - that are closing and it’s all because of the online sales that have been taking place,” says Vera Gibbons, managing …

Brandy Hickman, owner of 2B Well and Living Light with Brandy Lane, saw a need for holistic health providers to share a space as well as the marketing and administrative duties. Hickman says …

Derek Shimeall, one of the owners with 4 by 4 Brewing Company, says he and his partners opened their brewery as a hobby and were surprised at the rapid growth they experienced. “It’s a …

Rick Meewes, Managing Partner with Reliable Toyota, shares the guiding principles he’s used throughout his life and business. Duration: 7:03

With age comes experience. Scott Shotts, founder of Missouri Spirits, says it’s important to know the business cycles, but more important is to recognize which one your business is experiencing. …

Jamie Kinkeade noticed most of the women in her fitness classes at The Studio were wearing Lululemon. She knew her clients were driving to Kansas City to purchase the brand, so she approached the athletic apparel company to stock their merchandise in her store, The MVMNT. They said "no" at first because they were not looking to expand into the Springfield market, but her persistence paid off.

Jason Gage, City Manager for the City of Springfield, says he wants coworkers to enjoy their job, take ownership, as well as understand and fulfill the mission. Gage says the problem in trying to …

“I’ve had a lot of employees that have given their two weeks notice and it was over things that I didn’t even know about, ” says Lauren Brown, Co-owner of Neighbor’s …

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