The Nuts and Bolts of Leadership: Commanders Intent with Andrew Podner

On this episode, Billy and Hali are joined by Andrew Podner, President of Atlas Precision Consulting, LLC. Discover how honesty really is the best policy when it comes to the customer experience and how to focus on the big picture and finding the “50,000-ft View.”

Andy speaks on how his military background has impacted his leadership from the power of clearly communicating the “commanders intent“ to creating a team in lockstep with one another. Dive into the secret of putting things into context quickly and knowing how to tie in all aspects of a business when making strategic decisions. Uncover the power of being willing and determined to fail at something as quickly as you can and the danger of keeping a bad idea alive. Get your pens ready; there are nuggets of wisdom around every corner!

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The Nuts and Bolts of Leadership Podcast

What does it mean to be a leader? Why does learning about leadership matter? How can we become servant leaders? The Nuts and Bolts of Leadership Podcast drills into the foundations of leadership for both the emerging and established leader. Billy Duren and Hali Gibson bring in dynamic leaders each week to discuss what being a lifelong learner and people developer really looks like. Join us as we bring you proven leaders who want to serve you with their story, as well as teaching us how to grow as leaders. We will be mining for the nuggets of wisdom from these dynamic leaders from throughout the country.

“The Nuts and Bolts of Leadership” is available on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. For more information, please visit the Nuts and Bolts of Leadership Website.

This Podcast is edited by our friends at Deep Fried Studios.

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Threaded Fasteners Inc. (TFI) is a 100% employee-owned business that specializes in the manufacturing, custom packaging, and distribution of steel fasteners. With over 260 dedicated employee owners, TFI maintains over $13 million worth of inventory across 16 locations, to meet the global needs of customers from industries including electrical utilities, chemical and electrical, commercial marine construction, steel fabricators, metal building manufacturers and Department of Transportation (DOT) fabricators. More information about TFI can be found on its website at or through social media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.


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