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LEADING BY EXAMPLE

LoCo Leaders Share 10 Ways to Lead YOUR Team to Success



Strong leadership is the best way to ensure your business, group, or organization succeeds. Providing the time, patience, and communication that is takes to be a good leader is crucial to help your team flourish. Continuing to learn and striving to be a better leader will help you reach your goals faster. We’ve reached out to a few local leaders to share their tips on leading a team and how their leadership style helps them succeed.

Haley LaBatt CTA | Visitors Bureau Director


What is your best tip for leading a team?

I have two tips. Communication is key. It’s important to make sure your entire team is on the same page. My next tip is to show your team that you believe in them by giving as much positive feedback as you can, while also delivering constructive feedback when needed. Having a growth mindset will give you the results you are looking for from your team.

Lydia Hess

Logan County Chamber of Commerce Director


What is your best tip for leading a team?

I think it’s easy for a team to lose sight of the end goal. Remind your team why their work is important – not just to your organization, but in terms of the community as a whole. Everyone has a role to play in making our community the best it can be. And don’t forget to celebrate your wins and successes! Take time to recognize a job well done and your team will be energized to keep up the good work.

Ryan Berry

Owner of Berry Digital Solutions


What is your best tip for leading a team?

Lead by example. Inspiring others to be part of the solution and acknowledging that you don’t have all of the answers is what leadership is all about. I would never ask someone on my team to do something I wouldn’t be willing to do myself. 

Adam Rammel

CoOwner of Brewfontaine


What is your best tip for leading a team?

If you look at any situation where a team did not do their best, 9/10 times it comes down to communication. As a leader, it is my responsibility to communicate goals, expectations, and vision that my team members can get behind and buy into. While I don’t always have the answers, I will always do my best to figure them out for the better of our business. The other thing I would say is to never stop improving. Great leaders are constantly learning and always trying to improve themselves. There’s always something that you can work on or a new skill to master. Be sure to keep your mind open to new ideas and possibilities.

Amber Fagan

President | Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce


What is your best tip for leading a team?

I try not to pile too much all on at the same time so they don't feel overwhelmed. Share victories and achievements we accomplish. 

Teri Frymyer

Agent/Owner | Choice Properties Real Estate

What is your best tip for leading a team?

My best tips for leading a team would be to strive, for my actions as a leader, to inspire others. A leader must respect all members of the team. Never discourage others, but find the positive in their actions and encourage them along the way. Teach them everything you know in a kind, understanding way. Listen, listen, listen.

Ben Vollrath

President | Logan County Chamber of Commerce


What is your best tip for leading a team?

Empower people on your team to have real input and make real decisions. This means trusting others to do work, and being ok with them doing it in ways that maybe you wouldn’t have thought of or chosen. Essentially this about is letting your team know you are confident in their ability to do work well. When people feel valued and important they are almost always more engaged!

Jason Duff

Founder/CEO | Small Nation


What is your best tip for leading a team? Building a cohesive unit is critical to team success, and trust is one of the most important elements to overcoming obstacles together. Trust-building exercises as a team unit develops bonds between team members and confidence that each task that’s being accomplished contributes to the larger overall objective. One of my favorite team-building exercises is the jigsaw puzzle challenge. Break the company into teams, give team members different puzzle pieces and have them work together with a deadline to get the puzzle completed.

Brittany Saxton

Owner | Six Hundred Downtown


What is your best tip for leading a team?

Leading my team is leading with an ear, it becomes easy to tell people how to do the job and let it be, but it is also inspiring watching others find their way and making successes within the business and constant evolving is very rewarding.

Lindsey McGlone Owner | Elle A. Design

What is your best tip for leading a team?

As the creative director and leader of my team, the best tip I can provide is to be a good teacher, but yet be open to learning yourself. As a team we all work toward one common goal and it is essential for us to continue learning from each other and help each other grow.


Also, I think one of the biggest aspects of our productivity is streamlining our workflow. As creatives we like to knock out all of our logistical tasks first thing in the morning and create a general plan for the day so we can do what we do best and crush our goals.


I love my team - they are like family to me. And as a family we share all of the highs and lows. We are invested in each other and always hold each other accountable yet are there on a personal level too.

We hope you have taken away some new tips on how to help your team. As a community we can learn from each other to lead more effectively. When we lift each other up we will all succeed together to make our communities stronger.


Learn. Lead. Succeed.

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