Many times you may see a manager set up as a negative comparison to a leader. Why is this? What might we be missing or limiting with this view? Hope you will join us as we explore questions like these around common concepts that are in need of some clarity.
Where we look at two related terms and tease out the important nuances between them.
Both my work and life paths are what one might call "circuitous". Claiming 11 addresses by the time I graduated high school, mainly from my dad's call as a minister, I learned early on that (1) people are fascinating wherever they are and (2) integrating into a new surrounding requires the skill of active listening. This fascination with people and hearing their stories led me to pursue a degree in Religious Studies at UW-Madison (where I went mainly to play Ultimate Frisbee). I then took the natural next step of working in my friend's tech start up designing industrial applications. Yet the call to work on behalf of people finally called me after a few years to follow in my dad's footsteps and attend seminary. After completing my studies and spending time working in a few national level positions on behalf of the church in social justice and disaster response communications, I decided to take a turn in corporate America. Working for a medium-sized medical supply company I spent time in Purchasing, Supply Chain and Sales Operations, picking up an MBA and a few certifications along the way.
After our third child was born in 2018 I found myself reflecting back on my career and forward into what I wanted our family's life to look like. I realized that what has been a consistent theme throughout all of my experiences in life and business was an almost obsessive drive to alleviate anxiety within people and the organizations they inhabit. I had seen time and again how stress and lack of clarity/direction can lead people to exhaust their will power at the office, especially during times of change, leaving little energy for their lives outside the office and also for helping move their business forward. While this is manageable in small doses it is not sustainable for the individual or the organization. So I decided I would step into the world of consulting with the intended purpose of helping individuals and companies address these situations. My direct experience in corporate America is mostly in Supply Chain, so I started there with my company Ley Brothers Consulting. In the midst of COVID I have decided to also focus my energies into another enterprise focused at helping organizations and individuals identify, prioritize and address the boulders over pebbles in their professional and personal lives. Also, whenever possible to help support this though data-driven decision making. So I started a new company, Flip The Script Consulting & Coaching as a platform to address these issues.
BA - UW Madison | M. Div. - LSTC | MBA - DePaul
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