How to Succeed in Leadership? Put Others First!

Life is Life!

Feb 8 2024 • 1 hr 15 mins

Chase and Burner sit down with Paul McClintock who shares his journey from humble beginnings outside of St. Louis to finding his passion in Southern California. Paul reflects on his early life and education, growing up in Missouri and studying finance at the University of Missouri. They discuss his experiences in the medical device sales industry, including relocating to Southern California and the challenges and rewards of the job. He also discusses his transition to leadership positions and the fulfillment he finds in patient care even when not being the doctor himself. He emphasizes the importance of setting goals and putting in full effort to achieve the best possible outcomes. Paul discusses the challenges of transitioning from a peer to a boss and the importance of putting others first as a leader. He shares his experiences of leading teams and the lessons he learned along the way. Paul also talks about the significance of gratitude and how it helps him overcome dark days. He reflects on the support of his wife, Nicky, and the impact she and his boys have had on his life.  He discusses his inspiration for starting his new podcast My Badass Friends and the value he sees in long-form interviews. Finally, Paul discusses his decision to leave his corporate role and focus on the next phase of his life.

Takeaways

Long-form interviews provide a platform to tell the stories of individuals who may not have mainstream recognition.
Sales is a crucial skill that drives success in everything we do, and it is important to recognize its value.
College can provide valuable experiences and networks, but it is not the sole determinant of success.
Overcoming fears and taking risks can lead to personal and professional growth.
Leadership positions can offer new challenges and opportunities for fulfillment. Setting the mind for the day and putting in full effort is crucial for achieving the best possible outcomes.
Transitioning from a peer to a boss can be challenging, but approaching the role with a selfless mindset and asking how you can help others can make a significant difference.
Leadership is about stepping out of the spotlight and giving credit to your team members. Being inspired by their success and wanting them to get all the glory is a key aspect of effective leadership.
Gratitude and perspective gained from life-changing experiences can help overcome dark days and provide a sense of purpose and inspiration.
Having a supportive partner who shares your values and supports your career decisions can make a significant impact on personal and professional success.



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