Why Being Chief Is A Choice, Not A Title with Rick Miller [Podcast]

Rick Miller

On today’s Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William Vanderbloemen talks with Rick Miller, a business leader who has served as President and/or CEO in Fortune 10, Fortune 30, non-profit, and startup companies.

William talks with Rick about his new book, Be Chief: It’s a Choice, Not a Titleand how to establish authentic connections and effectively lead in a position of power – and why effectively wielding power is the key to sustainable organizational growth.


About Rick

Rick spent over 30 years as a business leader, serving as President and/or CEO in Fortune 10, Fortune 30, non-profit, and startup companies. He has helped front-line workers, managers, and executives at all levels achieve personal and professional growth and establish meaningful connections between what they do and who they are.

Rick’s new book Be Chief: It’s a Choice, Not a Title releases on September 4 via Motivational Press. Conventional wisdom has long defined “Chiefs” as rulers of people—and the perception in business and society is that only those at the top have the power to be Chief. It’s time for a new way to think about where power comes from and consider new tools to help leaders build organizations full of empowered Chiefs.

Be Chief isn’t just for managers and executives—it’s for families, communities, governments, social agencies, educational institutions, and ministries. In his book, Rick shares the choices available to any member of a group or organization to increase their power, boost positive capacity, and increase the probability of sustainable growth and success.

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Quotes from Rick:

“You can accomplish incredible things if you’re fair, open, honest, transparent and work really hard to build those connections.”

“Power these days has to do with a title, or a position, or authority, or control, or some sense of superiority. When in fact, the power that we all have is about clarity influence, energy, confidence, and the impact we can make.”

“Powerful people tend to have that power shared amongst that group.”

"i3K: Intelligence, Intensity, Integrity, Kindness”

The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.

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