019 Randy Wilburn – Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship And Leadership

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Episode 19 Randy Wilburn - Entrepreneurship Intrapreneurship and Leadership Welcome to Authentic Leadership for Everyday People the podcast that investigates the connection between effective leadership and authenticity Our guest today is Randy Wilburn Over the course of his career Randy developed deep expertise in multiple disciplines In a world that pushes people to specialize Randy has followed his entrepreneurial passion to create a firm where he can integrate all the facets of his personality He is the founder of Encourage Build Grow a leadership consulting coaching and training firm that serves the construction design and architecture industries Randy is also the host and producer of I Am Northwest Arkansas a podcast with over 130 episodes During our conversation Randy tapped into his experience as an intrapreneur first and entrepreneur later to discuss what qualities make a great leader We also talked about building trust with your team and within your community At the core of Randy s leadership is the idea of character and the importance of keeping one s word We dove into Randy s long journey started at a young age when he was delivering newspapers We cover his years working at a firm where he was greatly empowered becoming essentially an intrapreneur and we follow with the years when he started his own business Randy shares the lessons he learned throughout and how his understanding of what it means to be a leader and an authentic leader evolved as he navigated these different experiences An important part of Randy s ability is his full awareness of all the parties involved at any point in time whether it is clients or the internal teams He also stresses the importance of giving back and the importance of keeping an open mind This is a special multi-part episode Here I am interviewing Randy In the next he will interview me Key Takeaways 02 06 - Today s guest is Randy Wilburn 03 26 - Randy welcome It is great to have you on the show and why don t we start and give our listeners your background 05 48 - Randy always understood how to get out and hustle and do some things Randy also fully embraced working for other people 06 33 - You graduated from college took your first job and then there was a point I believe when you started your own firm for the first time And and that s probably a different perspective when you are doing that after having been in the workplace and deciding okay no now I want to go on my own tell me about that moment 09 45 - Randy explains what an intrapreneur is and how it is different from an entrepreneur 10 52 - When did you start thinking about who you wanted to be as a leader 12 39 - What were some of the moments when you started formulating this is who I am as a leader I am in this position and these are like the key 3 or 4 things that I m going to try and do and communicate 15 33 - When Randy did leadership training years ago he would tell people tell leaders your job as a leader is to work yourself out of a job 16 23 - Was there any leader that you worked with that did that for you 17 50 - Randy shares the moniker he lives by if you re the smartest person in the room you need to find a different room 19 31 - How do you measure success and has that definition changed over time 22 35 - You mention the need to ask yourself what you need to do better and that you re fallible Is there a moment of crisis or something that you know went wrong that you think of as a point where you actually got a lot of learning 25 36 - How do you build trust 27 04 - Tell our listeners a little bit about what you re doing with encourage build grow 29 50 - We learn from Randy that he encourages firms to tell their story through voice 32 21 - Why don t you tell our listeners about your podcast 35 07 - Somebody who s listening right now is thinking about launching a podcast What are the first 2 or 3 things that they should be thinking about 38 10 - You mentioned that you cannot separate personal from work What is one outside interest that is really important to you And how does that impact your work 41 20 - Is there a business expression a cliche that drives you crazy 42 46 - I ask my final question food for the body or food for the soul Randy Wilburn Randy on Linkedin LinkedIn com in randywilburn Randy on Twitter randywilburn Randy on Instagram randywilburn Podcast I Am Northwest Arkansas On Facebook facebook com iamnorthwestarkansas On Twitter iamnorthwestar1 Authentic Leadership For Everyday People Dino Cattaneo Website al4ep com or authenticleadershipforeverydaypeople com Dino s Email dino al4ep com Dino on LinkedIn linkedin com in dinocattaneo Podcast Instagram al4edp Podcast Twitter al4edp Mentioned in the Episode Programs Events Podcast Movement Conference Special Mentions Mark Zweig Zweig Group Bren Brown Crystal Bridges Museum Susan Cattaneo Website susancattaneo com Song Little Big Sky Click here to visit this podcast episode