Ron Dunford has been working for Schreiber Foods for over 30 years, and has learned a thing or two about leadership along the way. Now that he’s retiring from Schreiber Foods, Ron plans to help business owners achieve and set the right tone for their team. Over the years, Ron has come up with five leadership principles that will help someone go from completely clueless to a powerful, and thoughtful, leader.
[1:20] How did Ron first get started in Schreiber foods? And now that he’s retiring, what’s next for him?
[3:25] Leadership and success principles are universal.
[4:40] Ron has a five-principle philosophy that he’s developed and perfected over the years.
[6:35] One of Ron’s principles is to dream big. How does someone successfully do that?
[8:15] Are people telling you you’re crazy? If not, you might not be dreaming big enough.
[10:30] How does Ron motivate others to get beyond their comfort zone and to dream big?
[14:25] If we only expect success, we won’t be able to handle the roadblocks along the way. What are Ron’s thoughts on this?
[16:10] How does Ron manage the millennial generation? 40% of the Schreiber Foods workforce are millenials.
[23:35] Ron is a competitive guy, but it’s important to realize that he doesn’t, and nor should you, want to try and win no matter what the costs.
[25:20] When you know what your values are, it’s easy to say no, and walk away from business deals.
[27:20] If you find yourself saying, “I’ll be happy when… (fill in the blank),” watch out! You need to enjoy the journey, not just the end result.
[30:35] What was Ron’s big aha moment when it came to achieving his goals and changing his mindset?
[33:20] Ron does a quick recap of his five principles.
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