Have you ever felt like you’re on the edge of something great? You’ve put in the work. You’ve done the hard stuff most people aren’t willing to do. And now, you can just sense a magical run lies ahead.
This season we’ll talk to leaders, across a wide variety of industries, to learn what it’s like to ride that edge and own it.
We’ll hear what separates those special teams from the more ordinary experiences – the kind, if we’re lucky, we get to be a part of maybe three or four times in our life.
Join me, Tim Leman, Chairman and CEO of Gibson—as we discuss, leading on the edge.
Jason Corley explores innovations in healthcare and recruiting strong leaders
Jason Corley joins host Tim Leman in a discussion about the healthcare industry and how organizations like CIC are taking a different approach to create a better healthcare experience for patients and physicians, while also lowering the cost of care. Jason also talks about the importance of finding the right cultural fit, especially when your team is geographically diverse, as well as the role leaders can have in helping employees grow and develop. Connect with Jason on LinkedIn. Learn more about Comprehensive Integrated Care Centers.
Key Takeaways: How CIC got its start (1:06) Understanding the integrated care model and cost savings (6:22) Future of big box hospital approach (13:07) Leading across multiple states (15:28) Best team (19:46) Looking for what someone's talent was (22:58) Jason's edge (24:22) Featured Quote: "You have to first identify good talent, then put them in the right position to succeed."
Jeff Terrill talks about the healthcare industry and leadership lessons
Jeff Terrill and host Tim Leman discuss recent trends in healthcare and what Marathon Health is doing to innovate for the industry's future. They dig into what it means to rally a team around a mission and a purpose. Jeff also discusses the difference between leadership and management, as well as what it takes to transform a group of people into a great team.
Connect with Jeff on LinkedIn. Learn more about Marathon Health.
Increased focus on mental health (4:00) Shortage of primary care? (6:33)
Regional differences on how employers manager their health benefit plans? (10:47)
Leadership lessons - the founder's mentality (14:56)
Differentiating leadership and management (16:55)
Being a player on the team versus the ultimate decision-maker (19:22)
What's the best team you've been on? (21: 23)
Jeff's edge (25:30)
Mendy Werne discusses connecting with employees and building culture
Mendy Werne, CEO of BLASTmedia, shares about her efforts to stay connected with employees and maintain company culture through rapid growth. She and Tim also talk about what makes for a strong leadership team including knowing your roles, holding each other accountable, and a strong level of trust and respect.
Connect with Mendy on LinkedIn. Learn more about BLASTmedia.
Focus on culture as the company has grown (2:10)
The pandemic - a wild and crazy ride (3:28)
Staying in touch and keeping employees aligned around the vision (5:05)
Industry changes and increased focus on brand (8:30)
Leadership team structure (12:17)
Best team (17:00)
Work-life blend - true partners (18:05)
Mendy's edge (24:26)
Larry Weigand shares about grit, hard work, and simplicity
Larry Weigand discusses being the fourth generation of a family business and his role as CEO of the company started by his great grandfather. Together he and host Tim Leman talk about grit, tenacity, and hard work. Larry also explains the importance of simplifying business and doing what you say you're going to do.
Connect with Larry on LinkedIn. Learn more about Weigand Construction.
How Weigand has changed through the generations (2:33) Larry's path back to the family business (6:14) A strong leadership team (9:18) Do what you say you're going to do (11:22) You've got to get your head up once and a while (12:40) Planning for succession and embracing development for the future of Weigand's business (14:07) The team at home (21:49) Larry's edge in life (23:58)
Quentin Messer discusses leadership, trust, and the great State of Michigan
Quentin Messer is the CEO of Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). He discusses with host Tim Leman how the pandemic has brought a greater focus on place and what that means for not only economic development organizations like MEDC, but for all businesses and each of us personally. They talk about the unique perspectives women bring to his leadership team and how he's worked to create trust on a team of forceful personalities, as well the importance of keeping family at the forefront.
Connect with Quentin on LinkedIn. Learn more about MEDC.
What is MEDC? (0:52) The notion of place has become much more powerful (2:40) Comparing Michigan & the Great Lakes to other regions (5:12) Building a diverse leadership team (9:14) Creating trust on a team (12:08) Staying close with family despite business obligations (16:42) Surrendering to purpose and embracing sources of strength (20:57) Energy and accessibility (24:45)
Don Cates explores lessons learned from farm life, the financial industry, and coaching
Don Cates and host Tim Leman explore lessons learned from Don's childhood on a farm and his leadership journey in the financial industry. Don talks about how the pandemic has challenged his organization, and all of us, to become adaptable and flexible. The two also discuss how Don coaching women's basketball has translated to professional insights and a philosophy that embraces diversity of thought. Additionally, the conversation includes how being intentional about time, choice, and scheduling encourages productivity.
Connect with Don on LinkedIn. Learn more about 3Rivers Federal Credit Union.
Lessons learned from farm life (1:45) Risks banks are facing and a mindset of flexibility (2:39) Thriving versus surviving (5:00) Don's transition through sales, lending, and leadership (5:57) Early leadership lessons (8:54) The evolution of a leadership team (10:37) Great teams and work ethic (11:36) The diversity of thought and experience that women bring (13:57) Being intentional about time, choice, and scheduling to encourage productivity (16:45) Don's edge in life (18:50)