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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 …

Running a restaurant often effects all members of the owner/operator’s family. But, for this restaurant the relationship is even more complicated than most. “It’s a romantic story,” says …

“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 …

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 …

Vineese Knight with the Massengale Group Of Keller Williams says she likes to ask people about their anchors. Hers are her faith and her family. She also likes to reassure herself with positive …

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 …

In a tight employment market “I think the first thing is really being more open to hiring someone who struggles with literacy,” says Kristy Frans with the Council of Churches. “Just because …

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

Greg Burris, with Give 5 and United Way of the Ozarks, says, “How do we pair you up with something you’re passionate about, but that you have the skills for also?” Burris recommends David …

“So the worst has happened. You’ve been told that you’re going to be let go, and now you wonder how am I going to position myself to get my next position or move on in my career so that I’m …

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