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“You’ve got to take everything in perspective. There’s a lot worse things you could be going through,” says Gregg Scholtens, Executive Vice President for Nabholz Construction in Springfield, …

Don’t procrastinate. Rob Keck, Director of Conservation at Bass Pro Shops, says his great-uncle Bill told him to never put off anything he wanted to do. “That’s something that has inspired me …

“When starting the company, the first thing I thought was who are the people I want to be with every day? What’s the culture I want,” says Mark Steiner, Co-founder and CEO of GigSalad. Steiner …

“When I first started in insurance, I was trying to mimic the way others were doing it,” says Leah Callahan with Insurance Group of the Ozarks. Callahan says once she embraced who she was, she …

“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 …

“One thing that I’ve always told my kids and my dad told me is, no matter what job you ever do, ‘be the very best at it.’ I don’t care if you’re washing dishes in a restaurant, be the …

Karen Thomas, President of Oxford Healthcare and Advanced Telehealth Solutions says if you stand still, you’re falling behind. Thomas says complacency is dangerous and you must constantly strive to …

“I love the opportunity to engage in the local business community, but I also recognize part of our responsibility is not just to serve our clients, but to raise up all individuals in the …

“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. …

“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. …

“I’ll never be able to give back to the small community what it gave me,” says Charity McGill, CEO and Co-founder of Deep Water Software. McGill says she was shy and didn’t believe she …

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 …

“I owe more than I’ll ever be able to pay forward when it comes to mentoring, coaching and influence,” says Thomas H. Douglas, CEO of JMark Business Solutions. Douglas says he had several …

Brad Thomas, President of Silver Dollar City Attractions says there are a number of educators who mentored and encouraged him to keep going in difficult times. “Those little words are significant …

Austin O’Reilly, owner and founder of Dynamic DNA Laboratories, shares philosophies that have helped him be a better entrepreneur and person. O’Reilly says you should strive to reduce baseline …

“A good mentor doesn’t always have the answers you want, but they’ll always ask the right questions,” says Mickey Moore, CEO of Tomo Drug Testing. Moore says his father-in-law helped teach …

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 …

“I do truly believe your future is what you make it,” says Nancy Bogart, Founder and CEO of Jordan Essentials. Bogart says you have to be ready to lead and know your employees are ready to …

Always make career decisions after careful consideration. Brad Thomas, President of Silver Dollar City Attractions, says you need to hit the pause button and make a calm evaluation of your life and …

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