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All Things Small Business Podcasts visits with Ms. Wendi Peck and Dr. Bill Casey of Executive Leadership Group Inc

Take a break and listen to the All Things Small Business podcast series. For episode 26, we visit with Ms. Wendi Peck and Dr. Bill Casey of Executive Leadership Group, Inc. (ELG) which is a woman-…

All Things Small Business Podcasts visits with Ms. Wendi Peck and Dr. Bill Casey of Executive Leadership Group Inc

All Things Small Business Podcasts visits with Ms. Wendi Peck and Dr. Bill Casey of Executive Leadership Group Inc
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Take a break and listen to the All Things Small Business podcast series. For episode 26, we visit with Ms. Wendi Peck and Dr. Bill Casey of Executive Leadership Group, Inc. (ELG) which is a woman-owned small business. ELG has been providing strategic advisory, leadership development, and targeted cultural assessment solutions to Federal, DoD, and commercial clients since 1981. Ms. Peck is the CEO and Dr. Casey is the President of ELG. Together, they discuss the importance of leadership within the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) and do a deep dive into the leadership article, “Success on Purpose”, that Ms. Peck co-authored with Colonel Russell Steven Williford, USAF that appeared in the 4th Quarter 2020 edition of Joint Force Quarterly.

According to Ms. Peck and Dr. Casey, the genesis for the article was data that was collected during an assessment of revitalized USAF squadrons back in 2017 that was conducted for General David Goldfein, who was the Chief of Staff for the USAF. They served as senior advisors to the core team. One of the most prominent findings of the study was that the mission or purpose was not clear in squadrons with low morale or poor performance. The article was written to highlight the importance of having a clear and meaningful purpose. These themes are supported by a vast amount of literature that show that clarity and meaningfulness are two components of successful organizations. The article also addressed ways to connect people or teams to purpose; making the purpose personal to everyone, making the people believe that the purpose may be difficult, but achievable, and providing autonomy for individuals make some decisions. The article also talked about the leadership and purpose in active (operational) and standing (support) military organizations. Finally, they discussed how these principles directly applied to small businesses within the DIB and the defense acquisition community.

To learn more, listen to the podcast and read the article.

The article, “Success on Purpose”, is available at https://ndupress.ndu.edu/Portals/68/Documents/jfq/jfq-99/jfq-99_88-94_Williford-Peck.pdf.

To learn more about ELG visit their website at https://www.elg.net/.

You can listen to episode 26 at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-things-small-business-wendi-peck-bill-casey-success/id1523710805?i=1000579352012 or by subscribing to the All Things Small Business podcast series via the Apple store.

The All Things Small Business podcast series can also be found on the DAU Industry Support page at https://www.dau.edu/industry-support/p/doing-business-with-the-department-of-defense. Just scroll down to the podcast section, click on the red “Listen Now” button, and select the podcast of your choice.

You can also access the DAU Small Business Media Page at https://go.usa.gov/xhgDw for more Small Business-related videos, webinars, and other DAU events that can apply to small businesses.

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