Episode 11: Casting the Spotlight Hosts Tim Bollinger and Elijah Andrews
A Man and His Podcast
On this episode I have two friends that also host a podcast themselves. We talk everything from backyard wrestling, party stories, and the MCU! Make sure to check out their podcast Casting the Spotlight!
Leading A Company of 130 Employees With Purpose with Tim Bollinger
Small Business, Big Growth
Tim Bollinger is the CEO of MVE Group which delivers quality electrical, energy, and security solutions to meet the unique needs of its customers (businesses, government agencies, and homeowners). They attribute success to small business roots, where hard work, unique skills, and the creative ideas of their staff have allowed them to develop long-lasting relationships with satisfied customers. The company began in 1973 as Meadow Valley Electric, an electrical contracting firm, and has grown to include ESCO (1984) commercial and home security and fire protection systems; KWReduction (1999) energy-saving lighting solutions; and MVE Solar (2009) solar PV systems. In 2011, the companies united under a single corporation, MVE Group, and their employees became employee-owners through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Top takeaways:- Defining and developing servant leadership- How to construct a team that works together from the start- Going forward with biblical values Episode Highlights:[00:00] Intro to Tim’s background[03:23] Learning to work together as a team while making transitions[04:45] Servant leadership from a biblical standpoint[06:25] How he devoured tons of business books[07:25] Tips on learning leadership through self-study[08:45] How to overcome difficult times in business[10:53] Ways to pushing the core values out there[12:42] Freedom to make mistakes.[13:56] Applying faith foundation that helped[16:43] Skills needed to run the business for long term[19:46] Identifying what is your purpose for wanting to be a leader[22:15] Why he decided to go to a more traditional model[24:16] Methods to cut back on employees when needed[27:04] Understand the need for leadership potential within that structure Stand-Out Quotes: “Servant leadership is really putting my employees first. And one of our mantras within our core values is after each of the areas we say, do not make the bottom line the most important thing.” [08:19] “My life verse is Galatians 2:20 I've been crucified with Christ. I no longer live, but Christ lives in me and the life that I now live, I live by faith in the son of God. And so, you know, as a surrendered child of God “ [12:23] Connect:https://www.mvegroup.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-bollinger-06347514/