The Lead Up Podcast

Episode 203 with The Busy Leader Mentor Quint Studer

October 1, 2020

Quint Studer is a lifelong student of leadership. He is a businessman, a visionary, an entrepreneur, and a mentor to many. He has worked with individuals at all levels of leadership and across a variety of industries to help them become better leaders and create high-performing organizations. 

Quint was named in Florida Trend’s 500 Most Influential Business Leaders list for 2018, 2019, and 2020. He currently serves as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of West Florida, Executive-in-Residence at George Washington University, and Lecturer at Cornell University.

Quint books include The Busy Leader's Handbook and Building a Vibrant Community

Things you will learn more about in this episode. 

When a CEO or an executive team realizes that 85 to 90% of the people don't report to them or even possibly a person that reports to them. Then all of a sudden, you cannot train.

We owe our employees. A great place to work and good to give a great, great place to work the person that impacts them the most is their manager.

The problem is not too many meetings, it is too many ineffective meetings.

Whether it's perception or not and you could help our listeners with this, the perception is that people are busier today than they were 10 years ago.

Life is difficult, and once we understand that is not as difficult. I'm going to change that and say if you're a leader, you're always going to have a full plate. Once you accept the fact you're always gonna have a full plate, you can manage the plate. 

If you're in a leadership role and you look to your left and no one is there. You look to your right and no one is there, and you look behind you, and no one's there. It's called you have no followers. And if you have no followers, you are not a leader, even though your title, might say leader.

In this episode, Quint offered to share multiple leader tools. Please email to request these tools for download. 

  • Leadership Foundational Skills – Self Assessment
  • Effective Meetings Management System
  • Prioritization tool – 90 days plan
  • Emotional Journey – Valley of Despair
  • Downtime Assessment (article and tool)

How people can connect with Quint Studer:

LinkedIn profile

Quint is always on the lookout for ways to share great learning tools. For example, he writes a weekly leadership column that runs in the Pensacola News Journal and several other daily newspapers across the country.  Now we’ve added a podcast that’s kind of an extension of his The Busy Leader’s Handbook called The Busy Leader’s Podcast – A Catalyst for Inspired Action. Click here to listen to or it’s also available on Apple PodcastSpotify, and Google Podcast. We’ll release a new podcast every two weeks, with a variety of guests who will share their best practices.                                                                    

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