Leaders Grow Leaders

Leaders grow leaders. They celebrate the successes of those they serve. This concept of servant leadership is at the heart of a Level 5 “All In” culture. Here’s what noted author Ken Blanchard says about the importance of servant leadership to the development of that world-class culture: When I mention servant leadership to many organizational … Read more

Podcast Episode 7: Taking Charge – An Interview With Lauren Dixon of Dixon Schwabl Advertising

In the latest episode of our podcast, we interview Lauren Dixon of Dixon Schwabl Advertising. The theme of our conversation is one of our Big Six Leadership Principles® — “When In Charge, Take Charge.” Along with that concept, we discuss making team members feel valued, personal accountability, when managers can become leaders, the importance of … Read more

A Level Five Culture in Antarctica?

A Level Five Culture in Antarctica? Yes, as unusual as it sounds. In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton, British explorer, embarked on an expedition to traverse Antarctica. His recruiting ad in The London Times read: “Men wanted: For hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and … Read more

Podcast Episode 6: A Culture of “Right” — An Interview with Bill Higgs of Mustang Engineering

In this episode, Robert Mixon interviews Bill Higgs of Mustang Engineering. Bill shares his experiences in growing a business, and the “growing pains” that can come with that. Robert and Bill discuss how having a strong organizational culture, where “doing the right thing” is the norm, can get you through those tough times. Bill’s stories … Read more

Podcast Episode 5: A Culture of Trust – An Interview With David Pinder of Cardinal Glass Industries

In this episode, Robert Mixon interviews David Pinder, President at Cardinal IG, about the key values that instill trust into an organization. They discuss how trust can be applied in day-to-day operations, the old axiom “Trust But Verify,” how to handle giving bad news, four steps on how to build trust into the heart of … Read more