Leveraging Self-Care to Level Up Your Leadership With Brent Pohlman

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Brent Pohlman is an author and the Owner and CEO of Midwest Laboratories, an innovative full-scale analytical laboratory providing analysis for an array of industries, including agriculture, environment, animal feed, food and beverage, and fuels. Brent’s leadership journey ignited his passion to teach others how to lead effectively. After discovering his path, working in education and the corporate world, Brent rejoined Midwest Laboratories, a company his father founded in 1975. He leads by faith to coach people and attributes his success to focusing on people, processes, and technology. In May 2023, Brent released his first book, Leaders Look Within, a memoir documenting his personal growth and the significance of self-reflection. 

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • Brent Pohlman discusses the inspiration for writing Leaders Look Within
  • What motivated Brent to join the family business?
  • Brent explains the people, process, and technology concept
  • Why Brent advocates for trusting your team to lead day-to-day operations
  • The importance of gratitude and managing your health to lead effectively
  • What is Midwest Laboratories and its mission?

In this episode…

When confronted with a barrage of demands, deadlines, projects, and obligations, it is easy to neglect your personal needs. However, it is nearly impossible to be an effective leader if you’re constantly running on empty. How can you incorporate self-care into daily routines to elevate your leadership game?

Business leader and leadership coach Brent Pohlman explains that healthier self-care can be achieved by focusing on personal care, a daily routine, and ideation. To create a personal care routine, measure and track your progress to set realistic goals and stay on track. This also allows you to be accountable for exercising, eating well, and forming healthy sleeping habits. A well-planned morning routine can mean the difference between a productive day and wasted time. When you take command of your schedule, you have more control over how you present yourself to your employees and clients, regardless of the obstacles that may come your way. It can be difficult to calm your mind and heart in a world of distractions, but it’s essential to be centered to maximize your leadership potential. Brent recommends meditation or prayer as a boost of empowerment to enhance your A game. 

Join Matthew Connor in this episode of The Cyber Business Podcast, where he’s joined by Brent Pohlman, author and Owner and CEO of Midwest Laboratories. Together, the two discuss Brent’s book Leaders Look Within, how to lead effectively, and the mission of Midwest Laboratories. 

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