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Russ Kathrein

Russ Kathrein is with the LBM Division of Do it Best Corp. based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Selling our industry

Finding the right people to help you grow your business—or just maintain it at its current level—has been an ongoing challenge.
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Other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?

I’ve been known as an analogy guy for most of my career. I was okay with that reputation because I strongly believe when you’re making a point using an analogy, it’s easier to see the answer.
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Management advice for new leaders

Ask anybody who ever moved as a child, being the new kid in school can be both terrifying and exhilarating.
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Do you lead like a Tigger or an Eeyore?

Most people have both a little Tigger and a little Eeyore inside of them. The trick is in how you manage them and when you let them out.
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I believe in you

Sometimes successful leadership can be boiled down to giving people something that they have never had in their life—confidence.
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Speak in a manner that others will listen

Sometimes you need to stop, hear yourself speak, and then ask, “Would I want to listen to what I have to say?”
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Providing structure to your expectations

How do you hold an employee accountable in their job performance if you are basing your evaluation on subjective or vague criteria?
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How extremes can affect your leadership

Many important decisions get derailed because we have a customer or employee who we know will not like the outcome of the decision, so we refuse to go forward.
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The power of building your networks

Human beings are by their nature social animals, yet often when it comes to leadership, we view the task as a solitary endeavor that we have to just endure on our own.
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The powers of your own purpose

Clearly defining your purpose will set you up for success, as well as happiness. Not having a personal purpose might mean you are spending a lot of time doing things other than your job.

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