83: The Importance of Moving Forward

Don’t get stuck in mediocrity.  In life and leadership you are meant to go forward, to take your mission forward, your organization forward, your community forward, and your faith forward.  

Discover how to break the viscous cycle of apathy and contentment by challenging yourself everyday to be your best so you can move forward in every aspect of life.  

Find out what a can of mandarin oranges means to today’s guest, CEO of one the best places to work, Ron Kitchens.  In this episode, you’ll get some help and encouragement to unlock the secrets and embrace the unknown.

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Guest Bio:

Ron Kitchens is the senior partner and chief executive officer of Southwest Michigan First, an economic consulting firm, which has grown compounded revenue at 20 percent annually during his 14 years as CEO. The organization was also recognized by Best and Brightest Companies to Work For and Outside Magazine as the best place to work in America in 2018 under Kitchens’ leadership.

He is also the founder of the leadership conference Catalyst University and the co-founder of NEXT, an invitation-only leadership symposium for global economic development leaders. He previously served on the staff of U.S. Senator John Danforth. He is the author of Uniquely You and author/co-author of three other books.

Key Points:

  • As a leader you have to paint a vision and direction for people that they can embrace.
  • No matter what your circumstances are, we need to always move forward in our knowledge of Jesus Christ and His unconditional love for us.
  • Just like Nehemiah, its times of abundance as a leader that we make mistakes.
  • Don’t just look at people by their highlight reel, but by their hard work behind it.

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