PODCAST

Episode 23: Interview with Dr. Bruce Irwin

“The difference between a dreamer and an entrepreneur:  a dreamer has an idea and thinks about it. An entrepreneur has an idea and acts on it.” – Dr. Bruce Irwin

Leadership podcast with Dr. Bruce Irwin

In this week’s episode of the 3% Leader™ podcast I speak with Dr. Bruce Irwin, Founder and CEO of American Family Care (AFC). Founded in 1982, AFC revolutionized the urgent care movement. AFC not only offers urgent care services, but family care and pharmacy options. AFC has seen major growth over the years, especially in light of the recent recession where urgent care had seen a resurgence. Today, AFC is operating in several states with 150 care facilities. Dr. Irwin shared sound advice about achieving goals as well as other great leadership insights and ideas.

Some key topics we discussed in this episode include:

“If you believe that your idea is a good idea, stay positive about it and pursue it, aggressively. Ignore the naysayers and stay true to your goal.” – Dr. Bruce Irwin

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Episode 22: Interview with Vicki Briggs

“It’s not about posting values on the wall; it’s about living those values day in and day out.” – Vicki Briggs

Leadership podcast with Vicki Briggs

In this week’s episode of the 3% Leader™ podcast I speak with Vicki Briggs, Chair, for Peer Advisory Groups at Vistage Worldwide. Prior to being a Chair at Vistage, Vicki served as CEO and COO for over 37 years in the healthcare industry.  During our conversation Vicki shares what it’s like to create an environment where you can be challenged by your team. We discussed many key points about mentoring and leading a diverse group of individuals.  She also provided information about data analysis and graciously sent a PDF link to a diagram she uses to help better understand and assess data. Here is a link to the document with the supporting diagram she mentions during our chat.

Some other key topics we discussed in this episode include:

“You don’t have to second guess everybody all the time and you don’t have to put your stamp on everything.” – Vicki Briggs #trust

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Episode 21: Interview with Trey Echols

“You fall into an individual contributor operating role or you fall into a leadership role. You can’t do both.”  – Trey Echols

Leadership podcast with Trey Echols

In this week’s episode of the 3% Leader™ podcast I speak with Trey Echols, President and CEO of Highland Associates, Inc.  Highland Associates provides investment consulting services for not-for-profit healthcare organizations.   During our conversation, Trey shared with me the fundamentals of working in a niche market, such as tax exempt healthcare. Prior to becoming CEO at Highland, Trey worked in merger and acquisitions; he shared his insight about risk and strategy in the M&A world.

Some other key topics we discussed in this episode include:

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Episode 20: Interview with Marty Renkis

“Our “why” has always stayed the same.” – Marty Renkis #leadwithvision

Leadership podcast with Marty Renkis

In this week’s episode of the 3% Leader™ podcast I speak with Marty Renkis, Founder and CEO of Smartvue. Smartvue started out primarily as a video-surveillance hardware provider. Due to ever-changing technology,  the company has evolved into one that provides cloud video-surveillance solutions. Over 150,000 hours of video data is uploaded to the cloud, daily. That’s an amazing amount of data and quite an achievement! During our conversation, Marty shared with me the importance of changing with the times, but also remaining true to the company’s mission.

Some other key topics we discussed in this episode include:

  • Staying true to company core fundamentals
  • Managing a large amount of data and siphoning out what is most important to clients

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