Being a Young Commercial Lender in a Leadership Position and Getting Others to Follow – Episode 2

Brett McDowell is an Executive Vice-President at Centennial Bank in Lubbock, Texas.

As a young, smart and ambitious lender, Brett needed to figure out how to get his older peers in the bank to take him seriously and ultimately follow his lead.

In this 15 minute podcast, I speak to Brett about how he managed to accomplish that feat, what he thought of the Southwest Graduate School of Banking and other hurdles younger lenders have to struggle with.
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What can bankers learn from an old school fighter pilot?

Col Ben O. Davis leads F-86 flight (51st FIW, Korea)" by USAF - USAF website photo 070727-F-2911S-580. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons -,_Korea).jpg#/media/File:Col_Ben_O._Davis_leads_F-86_flight_(51st_FIW,_Korea).jpg

You probably don't know this, but during the Korean War, American fighter pilots were outnumbered and out gunned. At the time, the Air Force's state of the art fighter jet was the F-86 Sabre, and the North Koreans were using the Soviet … [Continue reading]