Paving Your Path: Energy, Responsibilities and Feedback

This week, host Brett Lyle is joined by Steve Dralle, South region president for Global Medical Response (GMR), as he opens up about his first leadership experience as a manager at McDonald’s at 17 years old and his path since then. Steve shares a few management lessons and leadership principles he still uses today, discusses the roles of energy and mindset and the challenging transition from a frontline clinician to a leadership role.

They discuss the differences between leading, managing and having charisma – and the value of each of them. They talk tough conversations. They talk social interactions and interpersonal relationships. They talk feedback. They talk sacrifice.

Steve talks about the burden placed on today’s leaders, explores the value in asking for help and emphasizes the importance of the people you surround yourself with as you navigate your path. 

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