How do you “grow” a leader? In the workplace, the family, and really anywhere else, what does it look like to motivate people to lead? How do you build a culture that values things like greatness, resiliency, opportunity, and wisdom? Why is it important to value these things?

On this episode of the podcast, Jonathan Morrow and our guest Jeff McManus answer these questions and discuss how to grow leaders that are resilient, the importance of celebration and “quick wins”, how trust leads to empowerment, and more.

Jeff McManus is the Director of Landscape Services at the University of Mississippi and is a grower of plants, people, and ideas. Jeff speaks to groups nationally and is the author of Growing Weeders Into Leaders: Leadership Lessons from the Ground Up. You can find Jeff online and subscribe to his blog at

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