Sophie Allen-Etchart

Q: What most notably stands out about your leadership style or what is an example of leadership success you can share with our readers? I commit wholeheartedly to Carol Dworkin’s philosophy of the Growth Mindset. I fail regularly and make every effort to share my reflection and iteration with those around me. I endeavor to create a space in which others feel safe to do the … [More]

Matthew Clyde

Q: What most notably stands out about your leadership style or what is an example of leadership success you can share with our readers? My aim in leadership style is to be collaborative and open with the intention of being a servant leader in giving big paralleled with setting big expectations – from that,  you’ll see big things in return. We make our business values real … [More]

Mike Ebert

Q: What most notably stands out about your leadership style or what is an example of leadership success you can share with our readers? At RED Development, we have created a highly successful flat organization where everyone plays a valuable role and we do not have any full-time managers. I practice leading by example because self-motivated individuals thrive in our culture … [More]

Angela Garmon

Q: What most notably stands out about your leadership style or what is an example of leadership success you can share with our readers? Times of crisis and change require a sense of calm and clarity. More often than not, clients describe my personality as calming, which is an innate characteristic. So, it was easy to build ARG’s foundation on being the peace in the middle of … [More]

Dr. Steven Gonzales

Q: What most notably stands out about your leadership style or what is an example of leadership success you can share with our readers? Over the past 18 months, our world has seen heightened volatility through the pandemic/retirement, political issues and other uncertainties. I am a firm believer in building a foundation of authentic leadership through transparency in … [More]

James Goodnow

Q: What most notably stands out about your leadership style or what is an example of leadership success you can share with our readers? Fennemore’s greatest strength is its people. I’ve seen that first hand since I started at the firm as a summer file clerk when I was 19 years old. In my current role, I have the great fortune of collaborating with talented, smart, caring … [More]

Scott Gruwell

Q: What most notably stands out about your leadership style or what is an example of leadership success you can share with our readers? I started at Courtesy Chevrolet as a retail salesperson right out of college 26 years ago and rose through the ranks to assistant used car manager, director and general manager. When I took over as CEO, I established an autonomous group of … [More]

Jim Hayden

Q: What most notably stands out about your leadership style or what is an example of leadership success you can share with our readers? No filter. Tell it like you see it. After placing more than thousands of people on boards in the past 15 years, leaders want leaders who will tell them what they “need” to hear versus what they “want” to hear. This philosophy has directly … [More]

Debbie Johnson

Q: What most notably stands out about your leadership style or what is an example of leadership success you can share with our readers? For me, being an impactful leader is a choice I make every day. We are all pulled in so many different directions, it’s critical to prioritize and balance!   I adapt my style to the priorities directly in front of me. Some days, I’m in … [More]

Karen D. Johnson, Ph.D.

Q: What most notably stands out about your leadership style or what is an example of leadership success you can share with our readers? We have an abundance of amazing nonprofits in Phoenix doing great work. Just imagine what we can do if we can find new ways to collaborate? My goal has been to meet with as many nonprofit leaders as I can and to strategize how we can work … [More]

Todd LaPorte

Q: What most notably stands out about your leadership style or what is an example of leadership success you can share with our readers? HonorHealth has grown to become a complete healthcare system across a continuum of care that focuses holistically on enhancing the well-being of its patients and community with world class service.   My leadership style is situational, … [More]

Tim O’Neal

Q: What most notably stands out about your leadership style or what is an example of leadership success you can share with our readers? I have been called a visionary business and social innovation leader because I have dedicated my career to creating programs and services that help underserved people thrive. My personal vision is to build bridges that uplift entire … [More]

Brigette Peterson

Q: What most notably stands out about your leadership style or what is an example of leadership success you can share with our readers? I’m a firm believer in understanding where we’ve been to be better equipped when planning for our future. Since 1997, I’ve proudly served in the Town of Gilbert in many different roles: as a town volunteer, as an appointed planning … [More]

John G. Pierson

Q: What most notably stands out about your leadership style or what is an example of leadership success you can share with our readers? I am fortunate to work in an industry and with a company of self-motivated people who are passionate about what they do. My leadership style is based on positive motivation that encourages others to be better people, not just better workers. … [More]

David Rousseau

Q: What most notably stands out about your leadership style or what is an example of leadership success you can share with our readers? As president of the nation’s third-largest not-for-profit community-based utility, my leadership approach has evolved over time.  I have transitioned from being vision-focused to directing my attention to what is possible.  In managing … [More]

Jason Rowley

Q: What most notably stands out about your leadership style or what is an example of leadership success you can share with our readers? Every leader develops their own leadership style through some combination of natural talent, formal training, mentorship, observation, experience and luck. It’s an evolutionary process that is unique and personal to each leader. … [More]

Steve Seleznow

Q: What most notably stands out about your leadership style or what is an example of leadership success you can share with our readers? I believe that a leader is best judged by what they leave behind, not what they accomplish today. This standard has guided me throughout my career and driven many of my actions at ACF. No organization can innovate or be responsive without a … [More]

Kyu Utsunomiya

Q: What most notably stands out about your leadership style or what is an example of leadership success you can share with our readers? When Troy Watkins and I started Conceptually Social in 2014, we wanted our culture and leadership styles to be reflected in our mission statement and principles. Showing Passion, Being Selfless, Bringing the Positivity, Never Negotiating … [More]

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