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EntreLeadership is not just a theory. Thousands of business owners and leaders are using Dave’s principles every day to take their companies and team members to heights they never imagined. In the EntreLeadership Spotlight series, we’ll be highlighting some of these great leaders and learning about their dreams, motivation and secrets to success.
What I Do
I’m president of North Star Paving and Construction in Soldotna, Alaska. We specialize in heavy highway and site work, underground utilities and paving.
A Characteristic Every Leader Should Possess
When you have integrity, people know what to expect. You always honor your word and are fair. You’ll do what's right even when no one is looking. Once you have integrity, all the other characteristics seem to line up.
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On Fighting the Tough Times
I just keep persevering. To survive, you have to creatively think of alternate ways to do things. If you focus on the negative, you will miss opportunities for solutions. Most importantly, I endlessly pray and always give thanks!
My Best Leadership Advice
Take it one step at a time and don’t get overwhelmed. Always be diligent, listen carefully, and go through the processes needed to become a great leader. It's not going to happen overnight.
My Biggest Takeaway From EntreLeadership Master Series
Learning the prequalification process to employ team members gave me more confidence that I'm adding the right people to our team.
I'm Passionate About ...
Loving God, my family and others well; creating new things; and helping other people.
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How to Beat the Competition
My advice is to always do what you say you're going to do and then follow up, keep current with technology, and stick to your niche.
If I’d Knew Then …
I wouldn't go into debt. It's bondage. It takes away all your freedom to make choices, and it also makes you have to work longer and harder with the stress of always having the debt hanging over your head.
Why I Love My Job
For me, it's truly about the people. We just use the construction business as the vehicle to serve people.
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