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Value of Community Connection

Carrie Richardson, executive director at Leadership Springfield, says The Harvard Business Review recently published an article listing community connection as the fourth largest motivator for …

Vineese Knight with the Massengale Group Of Keller Williams, says as a leader you have to delegate tasks to employees and trust they’ll be done correctly. If they aren’t, sometimes you have to …

Carrie Richardson, executive director at Leadership Springfield, says one of the greatest tools for networking is to look at your social circle and seek to connect with people outside that group. …

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 …

“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 …

Will Carter, Marketing Officer for Central Trust Company, says he didn’t realize how important it is to listen until he started working with groups of people. “You can’t move the process forward …

Jay Guffey, CEO of Mercy Rehab Hospital in Springfield says he likes “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin because it shows Abraham Lincoln’s leadership abilities. 

“I’ve realized that working with other people is once of the most crucial things that you can possibly do, and that you can’t do everything yourself and take it all on yourself,” says Will …

“There ability to move forward in the face of challenges is a part of leadership, but I’d say I probably as much when I was at the frontline caring for patients,” says Jay Guffey, CEO of Mercy …

“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 …

“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 …

The best leaders display qualities like vision and having their employees back, says Shawn Usery, Chief Medical Officer at Cox Medical Center Branson. “I think some of the best leaders I work for …

“The biggest key is the leader’s effect on the environment. That goes right smack back to culture,” says Mark Holmes President and owner of Consultant Board Inc. Holmes says culture is …

“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 …

“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. …

Before you invest in technology invest in yourself. This is the advice of Rick Grayson, 42-year golf pro veteran and 2018 SBJ Men of the Year honoree. He says, when he started he would travel to …

“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. …

It is critical for leadership to set the tone and values for an organization and reflect that in their hiring practices, says Kelly Lee, Business Program Manager on the Infrastructure Team at …

Mark Holmes President and owner of Consultant Board Inc., says there are a number of traits a leader must possess in today’s business climate. “Specifically today, leaders are tasked with …

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