“‘Why” and ‘How' are words so important that they cannot be too often used.” --Napoleon Bonaparte
Here at Brixey & Meyer our mission is to have a positive impact on the people of our firm and the clients we serve. Our people are our greatest asset, which is why they come before anything else. As a growing business, we take pride in investing in our team so that they feel empowered to invest in themselves. This investment pays off as it translates to better service to our clients, which lead to long standing relationships and many referrals.
Treating our clients' business as our own business is one of our core values that is important to our firm. We don't have to tell you that we live up to this core value, because our clients have graciously shared...
I often get questions from listener's of my podcast, The Learning Leader Show. This is where many of my blog post ideas come from. If you have a question, comment below or email me: Ryan at LearningLeader dot com. This is a topic I often discuss and am excited to share my thoughts below. Here we go...
As mentioned previously, most of my posts are written in response to questions I receive from fans/listeners of The Learning Leader Show. Below are my answers to some really thoughtful questions on focus. If you'd like to email me a question, send to Ryan at LearningLeader dot com. Okay, here we go...
Many podcast listeners/friends have asked me what books they should read to become a better leader. The totality of this list is in the hundreds... But for now, let's start with seven. You'll notice I'm more interested in reading about fascinating stories and the heroes in them than I am about "business" type books. There is so much to learn from real stories and the action taken (and the subsequent consequences of those actions) by the leaders in those stories.
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College athletes have recently asked me "what do you wish you would have known (and done) while in college?" In order to be better prepared for those conversations, I realized I had a few regrets (primarily for not taking action when I had the chance). My goal was to make sure the people I met with knew this so perhaps they wouldn't make the same mistakes.
I've worked for large international corporations for 12 years in leadership roles and interviewed more than 500 candidates for a variety of positions during that time. I've also interviewed 250+ of the brightest leadership minds in the world on my podcast, The Learning Leader Show. I am on a mission to understand how we all can sustain excellence over an extended period of time.
A good friend recently asked me for advice:
"Ryan, I am in the process of hiring a few management positions. I have eight candidates lined up. What questions do you ask to hire great leaders?"