In this week’s #NewBusinessMindset, businessman, consultant and political candidate Greg Clay talks about the central importance of knowing people to being able to solve problems – relationships and solutions – as well as looking at your own leadership style and abilities. At the end of the day, he argues, we are all in relationship-based businesses though we don’t always realize it, and the value we deliver is based on the quality of the relationships we cultivate!
Lessons from the Show
Greg talked to us about his business and his ongoing political campaign and offered us many wonderful lessons that point us towards an authentic, happy and fulfilling life and career including:
- We’re all already in a relationship-based business, but most of us just don’t realize it!;
- You can’t build solutions or solve problems without knowing people;
- Leadership is about learning we depend on and need to involve other people, which requires bringing people to the table, and it’s about leaning on and leaning into problems.
About Greg Clay
With 12 years of public and private sector experience, Greg began his professional career in marketing and fundraising, ultimately pursuing a career in public service. At a young age, Greg was able to serve at the senior level of local government, focusing on government and political operations at the macro and micro-level. Greg has had the opportunity to work extensively with elected officials and public sector leaders as an advisor, government practitioner and communications expert.
With Lieneur, Greg utilizes his knowledge of communities and government to assist clients and constituents with navigating through processes and successful projects and engagements. As a civic leader, he serves on numerous boards focused on youth development and education, innovation, and workforce development. Additionally, Greg is the spokesperson for the Atlanta Speaks Initiative which has recruited over 800 professional speakers impacting thousands of students in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
Greg is the recipient of the Presidential MLK, Jr. Drum Major for Service Award, Stephen Ford Young Public Administrator of the Year Award, and an alumnus of LEAD Atlanta, Outstanding Atlanta, and the New Leaders Council.
Greg has lectured, and served as an expert on topics related to civic and community engagement, politics and government, millennial issues, and youth development. He is currently a candidate for Atlanta City Council – District 3.
You can contact Greg by email at GClay@lieneur.com, on social media at @clayfor3 or by phone at 850-322-7212 and you can find out more about his campaign, his life and his businesses at www.gregclay.com.
This is episode # 156