The Nuts and Bolts of Leadership: Failing Fast & Sustainable Growth with Rebecca Gray

Get ready to lead with another episode of the Nuts and Bolts of Leadership podcast with your hosts Billy Duren and Hali Gibson as they are joined by Rebecca Gray, CEO of Gardner’s Supply Company to discuss the essentials of supportive and aware leadership.

Rebecca stresses the importance of nurturing an open environment where successes are celebrated, and failure is embraced as a team. She and Billy discuss “failing fast and cheap” as a driving force for improvement and acknowledging failure as a process for success. She emphasizes that by promoting open conversations, encouraging new ideas, and celebrating both successes and failures, innovation and success can flourish. Rebecca then highlights the importance of a leader balancing high-level goals with detailed contributions. Rebecca also shares her insights on the evolution of eCommerce and the shift towards authenticity and storytelling in marketing. Tune in for another nugget filled episode, enjoy!

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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.

Threaded Fasteners, Inc

Threaded Fasteners Inc. (TFI) is a 100% employee-owned business that specializes in the manufacturing, custom packaging, and distribution of steel fasteners. With over 270 dedicated employee owners, TFI maintains over $14 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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