Being true to character is one of the most rewarding principles of highly successful leaders. While honesty and integrity might lead to sometimes recognizing a mistake and eventually losing a client, at the end of the day, the other side of the coin brings you the fulfilling feeling of having done the right thing. There’s nothing like looking your spouse in the eye and letting them know you are doing your best at being honest and ethical, regardless of the consequences.
Today's guest is Mark Holland, CEO and Chairman of Ascend Staffing, one of the largest light industrial and non-clinical hospital staffing companies in the US, and among the world's largest. He founded Ascend HR Solutions in 1995, and five years later, the company was listed #17 in Inc. Magazine's 500 list, and has been included in the Utah 100 nine out of ten years in a row. Mark served as Vice-Chair of the Utah State University Board of Trustees; he also received the highest award given from the Huntsman School of Business in 2018, the Distinguished Executive Alumnus award. He served as a Board Member for the Children's Center, Single Moms’ Foundation, and he is an active member of his community and the church where he resides.
In this episode, we talked about the power of networking and how easy it is to take a step in the wrong direction when we are not surrounded by like-minded people. He shared some of the key lessons he learned throughout his extensive career and what it means to have integrity and be true to ourselves in our professional lives.
If you want to know more about taking educated risks and being willing to fail, tune in to Episode 269 of Becoming Your Best and listen to Mark's masterclass on leadership, honesty, and integrity.
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