EntreLeader Spotlight: Joel Denny

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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 the franchise director and franchise owner for The Mosquito Authority in Hickory, North Carolina.

Fighting the Tough Times

Persistence pays off. Sometimes we have to make ourselves do things we're not comfortable doing to overcome an obstacle.


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My Mentor

Fortunately, I have had multiple mentors who have been there for me over the years. They all share the ability to listen well and are totally honest with me, even when they know I may not like what they have to say. 

My Best Leadership Advice

Be a good listener. I also would reflect on people who you felt like were good leaders in your life and the qualities they demonstrated.

My Biggest Takeaway From EntreLeadership Master Series

Prioritization. I need to be more accountable to my business and avoid putting things off.

I'm Passionate About...

My family, our business and my health (cycling). 

How I Keep My Competitive Edge

I have to set goals to keep challenging my body and mind. If I don't, I feel like I'm spinning around in circles and getting further and further behind.

The Best Part of the Job

I'm extremely competitive, and my job in sales enables me to use that in a productive and fulfilling way.

If I Knew Then …

I would hire and delegate sooner. The growth of the business has been so fast, we were constantly using the fog test (they’re breathing) to hire people. Not anymore.

To learn more about business, team building and leadership, download our EntreLeadership Podcasts, which include lessons from Dave, plus interviews with key business leaders from across the nation.

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