My guest this week is Matt Lesser. He was given his family’s oil business at just 22 years old. Things didn’t quite go to plan in the beginning, but he got some help, turned it around, and sold it to a competitor two decades later. He’s here to talk candidly about this experience.
Matt is the Founder/CEO of Uniquely Normal, LLC, which exists to equip leaders to build flourishing organizations through empathy, empowerment, and excellence. He has trained leaders, teams, and boards all around the world for over 20 years. Prior to launching Uniquely Normal, Matt owned and operated businesses, and served in several C-Suite roles across various industries, so he has a ton of value to share.
Discover what it takes to turn around a failing family business. Matt is sharing how he worked on his mindset around rebuilding a business that was in deep trouble, and how he works with his clients to help them learn from their experiences, apply lessons, and take ownership of their organizations.
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What You Will Discover:
- How Matt was brought into his family business and found himself as the boss fresh out of college.
- Why Matt believes he went to college to get his degree, but went into business to get his education.
- The mess his family business was in when Matt took over and the impact this had on his life.
- How Matt found people to help him turn his family’s business around.
- What Matt’s relationship with his mentor looked like.
- The changes Matt had to make and what he had to learn to become the leader his business needed.
- Why Matt believes more family business leaders need to get a clearer idea of what shared leadership looks like.
- How Matt coaches his clients around finding a solution to problems in their multi-generational family businesses.
- Matt’s advice for anyone taking over their family’s organization at a young age.
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- Matt Lesser: Website | LinkedIn | Email
- unSatisfied: When Less is More by Matthew Q. Lesser
- DiSC Assessment
- Myers Briggs Type Indicator
- Kilman Diagnostics
- Thinking Style
- The Enneagram Personality Test
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