Next Peak Podcast

Team Building and Commitment to Service | Guest Rusty Fulling

November 30, 2021 Clint Herndon & Rusty Fulling Season 3 Episode 83
Next Peak Podcast
Team Building and Commitment to Service | Guest Rusty Fulling
Show Notes

Rusty Fulling serves as founder and CEO of Fulling Management & Accounting, Inc. in Olathe, KS. Since April 2000, Fulling Management & Accounting has been focused on helping business leaders make sense of their numbers, grow their profits, and gain peace of mind. Over the years, Rusty has been selected to participate in strategic leadership programs, including Kauffman's Entrepreneurs' Boardroom and HEMP (Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program). He has served on business advisory boards with local Kansas City universities and is an active board member at his local church. Rusty and his wife, Pam, have been Olathe residents since 1989 and recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.   

In this episode, Clint chats with Rusty about team building and commitment to service. Rusty shared the acronym, G.R.A.C.E., which he uses within his business, and what makes Fulling Management what it is today.

G: Growth, personal and professional growth. 

R: Representing our clients.

A: Accountability.

C: Champion Attitude.

E: Eternal Impact.

Clint discusses and asks Rusty, "How would you describe your current leadership style, and how has that evolved from 21 years ago?"

Rusty shares, "I think top-down leadership, where you're acting more as the boss, is where I grew up in that mentality. I think evolving into more of a team lead leadership and tapping into the people you have around you has been just, that's been the catalyst of, I think, our growth and, so I would say, team-driven leadership, making sure it's team-driven from a culture standpoint. Yes. There's somebody at the helm driving it but and making sure that the ones you have around you, yeah. You're just leaning into them. So that's been huge."

Top 3 Books Recommended by Rusty:

  1. I'd Choose You - John Trent
  2. Wolves Can't Fly - Dan Meers (Mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs)
  3. The Mulligan: A Parable of Second Chances - Kenneth Blanchard

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