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David Long is the Founder and CEO of My Employees, a company that specializes in helping business managers grow through the development of their relationships with their employees. David has worked with many major corporations such as McDonald’s, FedEx and Walmart. David is also the best-selling author of Built To Lead: 7 Management R.E.W.A.R.D.S. Principles for Becoming a Top 10% Manager.



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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • [2:51] Jeremy introduces his guest, David Long
  • [4:21] What is the number one thing business owners can do?
  • [12:35] How David has evolved as a leader in the last 22 years
  • [14:33] David’s favorite books
  • [18:02] Why a book club, and how it is structured
  • [22:52] David’s other favorite books
  • [24:12] What David wanted to be when he grew up
  • [26:40] Lessons learned from David’s Dad
  • [35:30] When David moved back in with his parents
  • [40:10] David’s early career working out of his Dad’s garage
  • [46:20] Life milestones
  • [53:54] David’s thoughts on structuring compensation
  • [1:05:16] What does David mean by R.E.W.A.R.D.S.?

In this episode…

What is the #1 thing that business owners can do to improve their company? How can ownership of an organization manage employees who have become seasoned veterans? For David Long, it means to constantly develop your people. No one is ever perfect, and learning will never stop. Improvement can always be achieved for employees no matter how long they have worked in their company or position.

What do the most important elements of a successful business look like? How important are employees and management in the day-to-day growth of an organization? David gives some great insight this week on the keys to the success of a manager. David also discusses the importance of leadership in the well-being of all employees, and how they have to be “all-in” with ownership.

What does a successful employee look like? What are the key factors and traits to look for in employees and candidates? Each of the letters in the acronym R.E.W.A.R.D.S is one of the seven principles that David created that will leads to quality managers. Do you want leaders that have been elevated into the top 10% of all management? Learn more about David Long and My Employees by following the links at the bottom of this post.

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