Driving your culture with employee engagement is a powerful tool when developing healthy and productive teams. According to Preston Poore, “Employee engagement is the fuel that drives the culture.” Preston has decades of leadership experience in the corporate world with the Hershey Company and Coca-Cola Company. Not only has Preston held significant positions, but he is also most importantly, a leader who truly cares for the people he has been entrusted with. To that end, Preston is not only passionate about personal development but also the development of leaders and employees. For a business, church, para-church organization, or non-profit to function well, there needs to be healthy and positive morale. Undoubtedly, this is accomplished when management effectively engages with employees, teams, departments, etc., by instilling value, purpose, and a sense of connectedness. When people experience this in a context, they will grow and improve, and leaders and others will all witness the ownership of the overall mission. To that end, we can all have a profound impact on our communities through the implementation of these principles.
In this episode, you will hear Preston and Bobby discuss the following:
- The importance of developing leaders.
- Accomplishing goals and the overall mission.
- Personal development and stepping out of your comfort zone.
- Focusing on the development and success of others.
- Seeking the wisdom and guidance of God through His Word and the Holy Spirit.
- The importance of being connected to God.
- The importance of employee engagement.
- How to sustain a healthy and productive culture.
Don’t forget to check out Preston’s book, Discipled Leader, and start transforming your workplace by pursuing Christ.
About the guest:
Through his roles at Consumer Products giants The Coca-Cola Company and The Hershey Company, Preston has learned how to be a powerful leader while staying true to his values, purpose, and goals. Now he desires to share his knowledge with others to enrich their professional experiences and, ultimately, their personal lives.
Preston uses his wealth of hard-earned experience in the corporate arena to help others achieve at their highest levels. He is a game-changer when it comes to building capability in emerging leaders. Preston leads and teaches by example. His lessons are not drawn from the classroom of academic theory but from the crucible of marketplace trenches. Preston is a Certified Maxwell Leadership Team Keynote Speaker, Facilitator, Trainer, and Executive Coach to help people become the best version of themselves.
Through his books Discipled Leader (2022 Selah Awards Nonfiction Book of the Year) and 21 Days to Sound Decision Making, blog, and podcast, he seeks to help people become redemptive influences in their workplaces and live more fulfilling lives.
Additionally, Preston is a minority shareholder and small-business owner of Numerica Corporation, an air and missile defense company based in Fort Collins, Colorado. He serves on the board of directors and as corporate secretary.
Preston holds an MBA from Samford University and a BS in management from Colorado State University. He and his family reside in the Metro Atlanta Area.
About the host:
Following a successful career as CEO, Bobby sold his business to a publicly-traded company. In what he calls his “second half of life”, Bobby seeks to pour Biblically-based principles into growth-minded business, church, and non-profit leaders.
Through Values-Driven Leadership, Bobby serves as an Executive Coach and Training Consultant for organizations. He shares many of his principles and practices through a weekly blog, the True North Leader podcast, and through three books he has authored:
- Principled Profits: Outward Success Is an Inside Job
- True North Business: A Leader’s Guide to Extraordinary Growth and Impact
- The Freedom Paradox: Is Unbridled Freedom Dividing America?
Find out more at valuesdrivenculture.com
Pause and Reflect: Driving Your Culture with Employee Engagement
- How to develop your people and step out of your comfort zone?
- How are you engaging your employees?