28 minutes | Jan 26th 2021

010: Dave Best and Integrity without Reward

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives.

In Episode Ten, Dave Best talks about ways to connect with one another, what it means to encourage growth, and urges us to practice being genuine.

00:18 Prologue: Givers Put Others First

I’ve known Dave for about ten years. We met at Lowe’s. Since then, Dave has worked at Wal-Mart and now is a senior manager at The Home Depot. To learn more about Dave, you can view his LinkedIn profile (link below).

01:26 Part 1: Connect with Others

Core to leadership is how we interact with people at different levels. Dave shares a story about Mike Abrashoff, a leadership author, that illustrates the challenge of connecting with others.

06:43 Part 2: Encourage Growth

Leadership is not about you, but it is about other people. Practicing leadership is about helping others develop their mental and moral qualities, capabilities, and behaviors. In other words, leading people involves building character.

21:08 Part 3: The Real Deal

One of the themes of these episodes is being genuine. Dave discusses what this means and how crucial being genuine is when leading.

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Episode links

Dave’s LinkedIn Profile

Navy Captain MIKE ABRASHOFF: People Don’t Come to Work to Fail [00:03:50] (monkey story video)

Gary DePaul's website

Gary's books:

   What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care?

   Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership


Background Music

You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements.

00:00 Theme music: Inspiring Uplifting Corporate by mixer_drummer

01:05 At Jazz by EightBallAudio

06:25 Comedy Pizzicato by Praded

20:50 Softly Building Lite Rock by pinkzebra

27:26 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia


Lead on!

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