From Dictator To True Leader and Putting on a Party
Bret is a successful businessman who has learned the importance of leading with respect and appreciation for the unique gifts of those he works with.
Bret Barnhart is a business owner and entrepreneur who has been in business since 2002. He is also a husband and father of three.
This is Bret Barnhart's story...
Bret Barnhart has been in business since 2002 and has always wanted to be one of the biggest excavation businesses in Oklahoma. However, ten years ago he was miserable and angry, often taking it out on his team members. He realized he needed to change and went on a journey to discover what would make him happy. He found coaching with Big A and it changed his life. He now understands the importance of embracing each team member's personality and using their gifts to build a successful business.
In this episode, you will learn the following:
- Finding a Mentor will change everything for you.
- Use personality profile programs to better understand yourself and others. This will improve your relationships dramatically.
- How Brett's relationship with his team members has changed over the years, and how he has come to embrace their uniqueness.
Bret Barnhart, Jr. is the fourth generation in his family to start his own excavation company. He began Bret Barnhart Excavating (BBE) in 2002 with $1,500, a single backhoe and truck, and a trailer. Since then, BBE has grown to an entire fleet of heavy machinery and trucks, averages just under 20 employees, and grosses $4mil annually. Bret started out with the family business knowledge and expanded it. In the beginning, his work mainly consisted of general earthwork, utility installation, and excavating pools and storm shelters. As his company grew, Bret saw the need for being more specialized and began pursuing certifications for government contracts and local municipal work. Being specialized, along with having a personal mentor and joining a mastermind, has helped shape not only Bret's company but also himself as well. Bret and his wife Crystal have been married for 16 years and have two children, Cole and Adelyn.
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