In this episode of Chasing the Insights, I talk to leadership development guru Darby Vannier.

Darby talks to us about the top 20% of activities that we should be doing as entrepreneurs.

Darby Vannier has over 20 years of experience in leadership development and strategic consulting. He has led effective teams of more than 100 employees, coached others into their own leadership positions, and created stability during challenging organizational transitions.

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His career has been built on the philosophy that developing the right people is the key to success.

Darby started his career as an HR and operations manager for a 22-screen AMC movie theatre, where he hired, trained, and managed a team of over one hundred employees, and as branch manager of a FedEx Office store, where he coached half of his team into their own leadership positions.

These positions readied him to fulfil the role of executive director and CEO of the Alpaca Owners Association, an international livestock association. There, he built the foundational systems, processes, and team in a newly opened corporate office, fostering the company and industry through difficult transitions, including a long-term rebranding program and an organizational merger. Combining the diverse knowledge and experience gained through these positions, he now serves on the leadership team of a highly successful leadership development organization, Leadership Resources.

After starting his first venture by mowing lawns in first grade, Darby discovered his passion for business. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Nebraska Wesleyan University and later earned his master of business administration from the University of Phoenix.

Darby lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, with his spouse, Erica, their daughter, and their dog named Fresca.

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