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Scaling Culture & Developing a Common Ideology: Emerge and Evolve, Episode 7
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Earlier in my career as a CEO, our Chief Growth Officer Bobby Christian and I butted heads over whether culture is something that can be managed and cultivated. Bobby believes…

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Finding Great Mentors & The Importance of Mentorship: Emerge and Evolve, Episode 6
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I first got to know Mark Timm during a leadership master class conducted by Michael Hyatt that Mark and I both attended. We became fast friends over the course of…

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Mastering the Fundamentals of Leadership
Mastering the Fundamentals of Leadership: Emerge and Evolve, Episode 5
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Alan Stein, Jr., keynote speaker and author of the recently released book Sustain Your Game, joins me for episode 5 of Emerge and Evolve to talk about the importance of…

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Leadership + Emotional Intelligence: Emerge and Evolve, Episode 4
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Emotional intelligence is often overlooked when we’re thinking of the most important leadership intangibles. Far too frequently, leadership is mistaken for charisma, or even popularity or social ease. For this…

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Leadership & The Stages of Growth, Continued: Emerge and Evolve, Episode 3
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Bobby Christian joins us again for episode 3 of Emerge and Evolve to continue our discussion on how and why your leadership focus and capabilities must adapt as your company…

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Leadership & the Stages of Growth: Emerge and Evolve, Episode 2
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Back in 2012, I wrote a blog post called The Stages of Entrepreneurial Growth. It was a short post that was almost entirely comprised of an email that Bobby Christian,…

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Why Are We Here?: Emerge and Evolve, Episode 1
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For the first episode of my new series, Emerge and Evolve: Becoming the Leader You Were Made to Be, I talked with host Will Sherlin about why I felt compelled…

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Why Leadership is a Learned Skill (and How You Can Boost Your Own Skills)
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There are a few common misconceptions around leadership that hold many people back from taking on leadership roles. One of the most frequent flawed refrains is that leadership is innate.…

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The Top 4 Lessons I’ve Learned from Acquisitions
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I’ve been involved in a fair share of acquisitions over the years. We recently completed 3 in a span of 8 months, and our first acquisition dates back to 2009.…

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The Top 3 Lessons I’ve Learned Raising Venture Capital
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On March 9th, 2020, just as the global pandemic began to surge and public markets became unstable, 3Pillar closed a strategic investment. This investment was the culmination of a long…

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