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“F***ing earn it, don't f***ing expect it."

Being the irreverent pair they are Ken and Russell embellish Shane’s own motto "Earn it, don't expect it”, before joining him in conversation and meandering with purpose through the topics of being an entrepreneur at Shane Holmes, leading culture change in the organization, Shane’s advice to the new Mayor of Calgary and learn a couple of Shane’s other favourite sayings from comic books and film.

Before you ask, yes, the company was named after Shane. Shane joined Shane Homes at a young age and learned the new home building industry from the ground up, first working in the field on jobsites, then joining the Sales and Marketing department. While in the role of Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Shane was instrumental in leading innovation in marketing and design for the company. Now, Shane leads the Shane Homes Group of Companies as President, isa social media creative, a mentor, podcaster, speaker, and an active member of the LGBT community.

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Hope you enjoy listening to Episode 26 .

About the Podcast: Do you want to f***ing improve individual and team performance in your workplace? Do you think mediocrity f***ing sucks and you shouldn't have to put up with it? Do you aim to be more than a good boss and aspire to be a great leader?Then join Ken and Russell for thoughtful and at times f***ing irreverent conversation on the topics of leadership and organizational culture.

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