Episode 264 - Life Lessons with Mike Choutka, CEO of Hensel Phelps


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Leaders are responsible for dealing with difficult times, but that doesn't mean every leader will find the best answers. Last year, a hard-times making machine put every leader's abilities to deal with adversity to the test.

Today's guest, Mike Choutka, President and CEO of Hensel Phelps, based his strategy to cope with tough times on momentum, the perpetual motion. He went to the fundamentals and succeeded with two simple principles. First, maintain the company's momentum. Fortify what's already working. And second, create new momentum, new ideas to trigger that impulse. He also shares his thoughts on what attributes a good leader should have and valuable advice from his more than 25 years of experience in the building industry. 

If you want to know what is expected from a good leader, the relevance of having a well-balanced life and being well rounded, and much more, tune into Episode 264 of Becoming Your Best and listen to the story of this flawless leader. 

Some questions I ask:

  • What does it take to move up in an organization like this? (5:45)
  • What would you say to someone who's looking for something positive to take into 2021? (9:24)
  • If you had to share some advice with our listeners, one of your biggest lessons learned through life, what would you share? (19:17)
  • If you had your kids in a room, and you could share with them one piece of advice, what would that be for them? (23:20)

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The role of good fortune, opportunity, availability, and ability in Mike's career (6:08)
  • Learning the lessons from hard times (11:15)
  • Momentum will be key in 2021 (17:51)
  • Empathetic leaders are the solution (19:17)
  • How a balanced life affects people's productivity at work (26:00)

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