On this week’s episode of the Blue Collar Culture Podcast, we speak with leadership expert Gary Varnell. Gary has over 35 years of corporate business and business ownership experience across five different industries, has worked in sales, sales management, training, and has even been a COO for a national company. Today, he is very passionate about helping people develop their leadership, sales, goal setting, and planning skills. We hope that by the end of this episode, you’ll walk away with the inspiration to take immediate action.
“To me, the biggest myth about leadership is that because someone runs a company, or someone is promoted to a position of authority, they automatically think they’re a leader. That is the furthest thing from the truth out there. People will follow someone who actually they look up to, admire, and respect, so it’s who we become that they follow, not our position,” says Gary.
We chat about more myths around leadership, as well as:
- Becoming a better leader through personal growth
- Cleaning up baggage and being able to admit mistakes
- Developing leaders and building trust within your team
- The importance of incremental goals and successes
- And more
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