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Ep 49: Successful Managers Really and Truly… Care, with Russ Laraway

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In today’s episode of The Veterinary Business Success Show, we are joined by Russ Laraway to discuss the essentials of effective management in the veterinary business and beyond. 

Russ Laraway is a management expert with 28 years of expertise. Before setting foot in the private sector, Russ served as a commander in the Marine Corps. As a Wharton Business School graduate, Russ has served as The Industry Director at Google, Vice President of SMB Business at Twitter, Chief People Officer at Qualtrics, and currently serves as the Chief People Officer at Goodwater Capital. Throughout this period, he has managed 700-person teams and $700M businesses facing a vast array of leadership challenges along the way.

In this episode, Russ talks about mentorship and leadership in management. 

Podcast Outline

  • [00:00] Podcast Intro 
  • [01:15] Brendan asks Russ Laraway if his military experience inflicted his management when ventured into the private sector. 
  • [04:48] They discuss differences between management in the military and in the private sector.
  • [12:22] Russ talks about how to restore dignity in the management office.
  • [18:22] Ad break. Learn more about the Veterinary leadership program. 
  • [19:37] The episode resumes with Russ explaining why management fails. 
  • [24:49] How to assess a good manager.
  • [28:51] Russ talks about the behaviors of bad bosses and how they improve their management.
  • [32:00] Outro.
  • [33:01] The end.

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