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David Long is the Founder and CEO of My Employees, which specializes in helping business managers grow through the development of their relationships with their employees. My Employees has the distinction of being a 30-year-old firm in the Top 1% Worldwide in the Employee Engagement and Recognition industry. 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: 

  • [2:56] Jeremy welcomes David Long to the podcast
  • [4:57] The importance of training great people
  • [9:25] A job should be more than a paycheck
  • [12:30] People crave recognition
  • [15:54] Success is more than just money
  • [19:90] Money is not a goal, it’s a tool
  • [22:29] Choosing people over money

In this episode…

What are the most important elements of a successful business? How key are people in the day-to-day growth of an organization? On this episode of Inspired Insider, David Long drops by the podcast to talk about his book and what the keys to success are for a successful manager. David also discusses the importance of management in the happiness of all employees, and how they have to be “all-in” with ownership. 

What does success look like? What are the key factors and traits to look for in employees and candidates that go into David’s R.E.W.A.R.D.S? Each of those letters in that acronym are one of the seven principles that David scripted that will lead to great management that is elevated into the top 10% of managers. Learn more about David Long and My Employees by following the links at the bottom of this post. 

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