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Toni Robinson, president of Springfield NAACP, says leaders must listen to young professionals if Springfield wants to change its culture and retain them in the workforce. Robinson is one of …

Austin Fax, attorney at Lowther Johnson Attorneys at Law, LLC says there’s no such thing as a well-rounded leader. He says the key is identifying the skills you lack and surrounding yourself with …

Toni Robinson, president of Springfield NAACP says they learned early in their career to practice listening and humility. Robinson says these abilities are critical to being a good leader. Robinson …

Mark McNay, senior vice president and general manager of SMC Packaging Group, remembers lessons he and friends learned on a bicycle trip to Alaska more than 40 years ago. He says learning to listen and …

Sarah Walters, organizational leadership coordinator with Evangel University says partnering builds a sense of community. She says building relationships and networking are just two advantages to …

Motivational speaker Zach Troutman says his grandmother and a coach helped him discover his passion. He founded Follow the Leader to normalize conversations about mental health after dealing with …

Todd Nielsen, chief strategy officer with JMark, says when dealing with a remote team, it’s important to see your coworkers. Seeing expressions can help you read emotional states, observe stress …

Sarah Walters, organizational leadership coordinator with Evangel University, says leaders must empower employees and train them to meet expectations. Focus on developing your team and take …

Steve Edwards, president and CEO of CoxHealth, says the window of time when you can effect change is very brief. Edwards says one leader demonstrated the boldness to push forward and defy the status …

Chrystal Irons, director of the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University says she likes to have a team debrief each business day. Irons says leadership and …

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 …

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