GA 174 | How to Foster Leadership in the Blue-Collar Workforce with Mack Story

This week’s guest is consultant and speaker Mack Story. Mack talked about his experiences sharing leadership development skills with the blue-collar workforce. This is a powerful episode that really sheds light on what it means to be a leader. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The quote that inspires Mack (5:24)
  • Mack’s background (6:16)
  • The best leader Mack has ever reported to (8:50)
  • About resistance and character (12:29)
  • How symbols indicate leadership (14:13)
  • Mack’s transition to consulting (15:47)
  • A story about leadership (19:41)
  • Mack’s next career move (21:51)
  • When and how Mack discovered “Respect for People” (23:40)
  • About blue-collar leadership (25:57)
  • An example of blue-collar leadership (28:11)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Mack (31:54)
  • The best advice Mack has ever received (34:42)
  • A project that didn’t go as planned (36:51)
  • What Mack is most proud of (41:58)
  • A knowledge or skill area Mack feels he needs to improve (44:12)
  • Mack’s final words of wisdom (47:07)

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