In this episode, I talk to Dean Newlund about leadership and the importance of follow through. Ready to dive into some transformative insights?

Guest Introduction:

Now, let me introduce you to Dean Newlund. With over 30 years of experience, he’s the powerhouse behind a niche training and development company, Mission Facilitators International. Dean specializes in propelling leaders, teams, and organizations not just towards growth, but in executing strategies with surgical precision. Think strategic planning, culture change, executive coaching – the whole shebang.

MFI has over a dozen professional consultants, coaches, trainers, and strategic planning facilitators. Unlike most other firms where consultants work alone with their clients, MFI members often work as a team to facilitate growth for leaders and organizations. 

Today, Mission Facilitators is a respected company, having worked with scores of Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, educational institutions, and family-owned companies nationally and in 19 countries.  Grounded in age-old wisdom, modern-day learning models, neuroscience, business acumen, organizational development, and consulting, their approach has helped companies increase sales and engagement, create high-performing teams, cultivate leaders and improve company cultures.  

Dean is a skilled consultant, facilitator, coach, trainer, speaker, and author. For years he had a weekly column on leadership at the Arizona Republic Newspaper.  He’s authored dozens of articles and white papers and has presented on the TEDX stage in Bend, Oregon, in 2019. And he also has a popular podcast called The Business of Intuition. 

Dean wants to change the world grounded in these beliefs: that when we understand our purpose, acknowledge our truth, honor our intuition, and forge genuine connections with others, we all have the power to transform our lives and the workplace. And as each person cultivates new mindsets and new skills, the fabric of our society is gradually repaired.

Leadership & The Importance Of Follow Through: Key Takeaways:

Strategic Planning and Execution:

Slowing Down to Speed Up:

Decision-Making in Execution:

New Ways of Being:

Culture vs. Strategy:

Continuous Learning and Adaptation:

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A massive thank-you to Dean Newlund for sharing these powerful tips and strategies. Now, it’s action time – infuse these concepts into your business.