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Using Your Competitive Nature
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Tom is joined by Ken Pasch from the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University, who is an expert at training business owners and executives and they discuss how we can use our own personal competitive nature as leaders and business owners to gain a competitive advantage in our business world.
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SLAM Leadership
Ken Pasch talks about why many small business owners are focused more on survival, rather than leading. He discusses the steps leaders need to take to compete more effectively, starting with the four primary roles they must fill SLAM: Supervisor, Leader, Administrator and Manager.
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The Guts to Lead
Ken discusses the administrator & Manager parts of his anagram, and shares why good leaders need the guts to differentiate the members of their staff.
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Leading with Pride
Ken discusses the importance of leading with pride, and not only knowing where you are going, but knowing where you started. He also shares how you can gauge your success, and why you need to celebrate that success for the sake of your employees.
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Self- Introspection
Ken talks about self-introspection, and why that is a problem for someone in an ownership and managerial position. He also reveals the first step you need to take to recognize how to grow as a business.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Ken Pasch
20 years in the United States Air Force offered Ken lots of opportunities to earn his leadership ‘wings’. While on duty in Asia, Ken was exposed to a fascinating concept the people of Japan call ki (pronounced “key”), which is a connection between all humans. Ken became so convinced in the relationship between ki and leadership he established Ki Visions to help people and organizations unlock their potential, achieve their goals and enjoy the journey. Ken is currently an instructor at the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University.

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