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The Leadership Conundrum

Sarah Walters, organizational leadership coordinator with Evangel University, says the role of a leader can be tricky. Recognition of leadership skills often comes with many requests for assistance. …

“I think accountability is profoundly critical in an organization,” says Elizabeth Hurst, business development manager with HR Advantage. She says leaders must exemplify accountability if they …

Curtis Millsap, owner of Millsap Farms, says most of their apprentices and interns are searching for a career more in line with their values and interests. Millsap says they greet potential …

City Utilities’ Gary Gibson says he sees the promotion from associate general manager to general manager as both a challenge and an opportunity. Gibson says it’s the GM’s responsibility to set …

Zachary Troutman, motivational speaker, says you never know what coworkers are going through in their lives outside of the workplace. Troutman dealt with depression and denial after a close friend …

“We have to be the example of not being negative,” says Chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, Glenna Wallace, Chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. Wallace says she likes to …

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. …

Dr. Jose Dominguez, surgeon with CoxHealth, says when presenting an unfavorable prognosis, you must demonstrate a positive attitude for the patient and family. “The main thing is, when you deal …

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 …

“I let that negativity spread to me like a cancer, and that’s what it is in your organizations,” says Becky Borthwick, Associate Circuit Judge at 31st Circuit, State of Missouri. Borthwick says …

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 …

“He goes out and takes risks and might do something that people advised him against, but definitely follows what he believes is right and truly [is] a very smart guy,” says Rachel Anderson, …

“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 …

Rich Callahan, General Manager of Air Services Heating and Air Conditioning and All Service Plumbing, says he believes servant leadership is the most important aspect of managing employees. “You …

“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 …

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