Tony Misura is the founder of Misura Group, an executive recruiting firm that focuses on the lumber and building materials industry. In each episode, Tony will chat with building materials industry leaders, swapping stories and sharing best practices on how to Hire Smarter and make better career decisions.
Gary Poulos, President of Mill Creek Lumber
In this episode, we are joined by Gary Poulos, President of Mill Creek Lumber, a $250m LBM, Truss, and Millwork dealer serving the Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Wichita markets.
Gary answers a few tough questions:
What is your view on the current supply and demand challenges in our industry?
What are the steps you have taken as a leader to gain a competitive edge?
What does the future hold for our industry around the enormous inflation and supply chain challenges everyone is facing?
Dena Cordova-Jack, Sr Dir of Leadership & Talent Dev, Kodiak Building Partners
In this episode, Tony speaks with Dena Cordova-Jack, Sr Dir of Leadership & Talent Development at Kodiak Building Partners. Kodiak has over 5000 people and nearly $2B in sales annually. Dena and Kodiak are taking on many challenges facing multi-generational teams.
- What are the best practices defining, benchmarking, and feeding leadership development?
- What are the ways to approach succession planning?
- What is the distinction between a leader in a developmental stage and a leader who is miss cast
Robert Hogan, Founder of Hogan Assessments
In this episode, Tony speaks with Dr. Robert Hogan, the founder of Hogan Assessments, the leading professional assessment tool in the world. Dr. Hogan, Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Past Professor of Psychology at Johns Hopkins University, Past Psychology Department Chair at the University of Tulsa, and author of several books, shares his wisdom on why companies struggle to make leadership hires.
Cybelle Lyon, Ph.D., Leadership Consultant
In this episode, Tony is joined by Cybelle Lyon. Cybelle has a Ph.D. from Portland State University in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and has been doing leadership consulting for over 20 years. Cybelle delivers some crisp, precise answers around complex topics:
What are the two most critical traits of transformational leaders?
What are the top five most common areas of development for leaders?
Are you struggling with effectively implementing humility?
Kendall Hoyd, President at Residential Design Services
In this episode, Tony is joined by Kendall Hoyd, President at Residential Design Services, to discuss Hoshin Kanri. Kendall, previously the president of Idaho Truss and CFO of Trussway, has been effective at implementing Hoshin Kanri in multiple business models and cultures.
Listen on as Kendall shares 5 best practices as well as some common pitfalls that can be made while implementing Hoshin Kanri in your organization.
Kyle Little, COO of Sherwood Lumber
In this episode, Tony speaks with Kyle Little, COO of Sherwood Lumber, one of the largest privately-owned lumber distributors in the nation. 2020 has been a wild year and particularly explosive to the lumber market. Kyle has dedicated his life and profession to understanding the lumber commodity markets and has one message for everyone: the market volatility is here to stay for the next 5 years.