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Secret Academy Episode - David Long

David Long is the CEO and founder of My Employees, a site that helps managers motivate employees through recognition tactics. But more than just that, through his years of working for others and reading nearly 400 books on leadership, Long has created a platform to turn average managers into favored leaders. Through this practice of employee engagement, Long has been able to create programs designed to give managers feedback on their performance straight from their employees mouth. With this type of recognition on both ends of the spectrum, Long’s My Employees has helped companies like Doubletree Hotels, Fed-Ex, Chick-F-La become positive and enjoyable workplace cultures.

Lesson's in Today's Interview:
  • Realize where leadership really comes from.
  • What makes a good leader.
  • What the difference between a manager and a leader is.
  • How to create positive persuasion skills.
  • Leadership is not something you are born with, but rather learned over time.
  • Mentorship is key to elevating yourself into a better leadership role.
  • Caring about your employees creates a loyalty bond that is past the superior/subordinate role.
  • Building better people makes them become better employees, coworkers, etc.
  • How to create a company culture.
  • Recognition helps employees perform better in the long run.
  • Create a work environment where people don’t want to leave the company.
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