Pack Your Trash, and GO!

Over the weekend Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State and the talk for NCAA football fans is who Oklahoma will play in the Championship Game.  The bigger story happened off the field.  Baker Mayfield, the Sooners quarterback, was a walk-on at Texas Tech in 2013.  Coming out of high school in Austin, TX he wasn’t considered big…

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I Met a Leader Last Weekend

What does a business leader look like?  It looks like Scott. Last week I went to a peer conference, with 800 people in attendance.  Part of the agenda included a talented speaker and graffiti artist – Erik Wahl – who created some original canvas works in front of the crowd.  One of these canvases was…

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An Open Letter to the Younger Crowd

Dear Mr. & Ms. Millenial: You came and you went, after just a few short months.  You left because you need more…  ROS and ROI  wasn’t of interest and “you’re more than just a number.”  You have a yearning need to “change the world, and it’s all a bunch of BS,”  you say…!  Afterall, you…

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Fearing Failure Does Not Lead to Success

I had to take one of those funky personality tests recently.  One of the traits it highlighted about me is that I will make a change for the sole purpose of making a change. Its conclusion was spot-on, I do make a lot of changes… I don’t think I make changes because I’m bored.  I…

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The Path to Success? – EARN IT!

I’m a fitness junkie and my work-out starts promptly at 7AM Monday thru Friday.  One day last week I was in the midst of a tough one at the local college and noticed a group of high school kids doing the same, about a dozen in all.  With them were a few “twenty somethings” who…

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How to Stay on Top of the Aerospace Industry as a Sales Executive w/Brant Dahlfors

There is no end to what you can learn about the airplanes you sell, the sales processes, and how to manage a team. But how do you keep reinventing yourself? What are the best sources of leads? How can you add more value to your clients? On this episode, Brant Dahlfors shares his approach to…

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Newspaper or Sales Commission … the Dilemma

A few years ago I was VP of Sales for a premier and exclusive resort community development in West Virginia.  It was the end of a late fall day and I was bored but, but couldn’t go anywhere as I had an upcoming dinner meeting, about 90 minutes away.  To go home and back would…

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The Democratization of Business Aviation w/Alasdair Whyte

With the growth of global business, airlines are struggling to keep up with the demand of travelers. What does this mean for business aviation as an industry? Are we on the verge of a Golden Age for aviation? What makes this industry so unique? On this episode, I talk to the co-owner and founder of…

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How Jeff Barger Used Leadership Essentials to Turn Around a Business & Get Union Buy-In

A winning company is rooted in strong culture and good leadership. When this is lacking, what are the questions you should ask to start turning things around? How do you evaluate whether the management has the appetite to do what needs to be done? How can you go about assembling the right team? On this…

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How Aerospace Executives Succeed at the Highest Levels w/Bill Koch, Certified Executive Coach & Chairman of Hawthorne Aviation

What does it take to be an executive at the highest level? Should you focus on developing your strengths to the maximum extent, or do you shore up your weaknesses? What happens in a world where IQ is just table stakes? Certified Executive Coach and Chairman of Hawthorne Aviation, Bill Koch joins us to share…

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