The Nuts and Bolts of Leadership: A Legacy of Leadership with Ben Johnston

Join Billy and Hali for another captivating episode of The Nuts and Bolts of Leadership with special guest Ben Johnston, Chairman of the Board and Chief Technical Officer of Pittsburg Tank and Tower Group. Explore the profound importance of understanding your past to navigate the path to future success, whether you’re an individual or part of a corporation.

 Ben generously shares leadership nuggets throughout this episode, offering wisdom like “try to understand rather than being understood” and the invaluable advice of “when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” He reflects on the legacy of his father and how his personal history has shaped his present. Ben opens up about the honesty required in leadership, both with oneself and the team, stressing the significance of knowing when to seek assistance and investing in the trust bank account with your team.

 For those avid nugget enthusiasts, be sure to keep an eye out for some truly outstanding insights, ranging from discussions on Growth Groups to a nugget that will undoubtedly stop you in your tracks. We can’t wait for you to hear these gems that Ben generously shares in this episode, enjoy!

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Discover the leaders mentioned in this episode: Atomic Habits by James Clear and Boundaries by Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

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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