Kevin Guest, the author of All the Right Reasons, appeared on The Daily Flash show on Nov. 11, 2021. In the interview, he outlined principles from the book, including The Dorothy Principle and The Cardboard Keyboard Principle.
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What I found interesting about the role once I became CEO
Who’s mentored me to help me in my journey
Why diversity, equality, and inclusion are so important
And a few myths about being a CEO
Then, we got into the heart of the article. I provided 5 things I wish someone told me before I became a CEO.
5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became a CEO
Please take a look at the full article in which I expand on the following points. I wish someone would have…
Better educated me on government relations and affairs
Told me that every single member of the senior executive team has value
Better educated me from a financial perspective on publicly traded companies
Better explained the delicate nature of family dynamics in a family-founded business
Told me more about international commerce for a global company
Thank you to Parveen Panwar — Mr. Activated — for inviting me to participate in his series. I enjoyed sharing my thoughts, and I hope my answers provide value to you personally or professionally.
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Kevin Guest, a lifelong musician, best-selling author, and Chairman and CEO of USANA Health Sciences, visited with Bass Frontiers TV to talk about two of his favorite things — music and USANA. The interview — From Bassist to Boss — launched Bass Frontiers’ new YouTube channel on Dec. 8, 2020.
“As long as I knew my core values, I could stay in harmony with myself.”
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With the COVID-19 pandemic having eroded corporate culture and upended the rhythm of coworkers’ connections, restoring corporate culture may be difficult.
Inspired by Peter Drucker’s quote, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” I’m convinced that restoring culture is key to bringing our companies back from the pandemic. Aligning personal values with your employer’s culture brings a peaceful sense of harmony and strengthens teams.
Corporate Culture: 8 Steps for Success
Celebrate with Co-Workers: Transitioning to hybrid work is the perfect time to celebrate reuniting with the team that achieved success together during the pandemic. Deepening those relationships at company and personal events can reinforce the sense of team and harmony.
Give Back to the Community: Every great company I know has a robust community outreach program. This service provides opportunities to forget about yourself and to help others. When you’re doing this with coworkers, you’ll see an inner source of accomplishment and gratitude for how you can make a difference and lift others.
Focus on Strengths: Pay attention to the things you do well. Then build on that footing to reach higher and grow personally and as a company.
Face Challenges Head On: When challenges arise, stand up, be strong, and meet your troubles head-on. You can conquer just about anything if you’ll just face it.
Communicate Openly: Nothing beats speaking directly and respectfully. When we can feel safe about sharing and receiving direct communication, we grow exponentially.
Give Praise: Generously acknowledge the talents and achievements of colleagues. A genuine thank-you energizes colleagues who work hard to bring success to projects.
Seek Input From Others: It’s important to build consensus and to seek feedback to involve others when making important decisions. When we seek input in safe conversations, others will be more likely to support projects they have helped develop. More importantly, they’ll feel valued and recognized.
Keep Learning and Growing: I have spent hours at home learning to play guitar and honing my skills. Although I love music and love to play, it has been hard work. However, the years of hard work have paid off.
I believe Implementing these steps will help restore corporate culture and build stronger teams going forward.
Ask Kevin: How Does USANA Maintain its Strong Corporate Culture?
Here’s an answer to a question I received on social media. If you’re unable to view the video below, please watch it on my YouTube channel.
I shared these thoughts and more in a news release that went out on June 1, 2022.
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The wide-ranging article, which starts on page 111, discusses Kevin’s approach to leading a billion-dollar company. It outlines how living a life in harmony plays a critical role in Kevin’s personal and professional endeavors.
Setting clear priorities is one piece of advice Kevin shares. By doing so, one’s able to regulate personal energy, cope with stress, and avoid various problems and pitfalls that may arise.
The article traces Kevin’s path from growing up in Montana to starting his own business to leading USANA Health Sciences. The Salt Lake City-based company, which operates in 24 markets worldwide, celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2022.
“I thank all our employees for their hard work and all our stakeholders for their continued support as we work to create the healthiest family on earth,” Kevin is quoted as saying in the article.
CEO Magazine North America, distributed throughout the United States and Canada, serves as a core business publication for C-Suite executives.
“USANA’s CEO Kevin Guest loves music and believes in living life to the fullest. He also keeps working hard putting a healthy, happy life within reach for all.” — CEO Magazine North America
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Leading a balanced life, I believe, is critical to overall health and well-being. In honor of National Mental Health Awareness Month, I shared five steps to increase harmony and balance in our lives.
Surveys show that pandemic-induced anxiety and depression levels increased by 25 percent globally in 2021. It’s vital that we support mental health.
Some mental health aspects are highly vulnerable to environmental influences. The pandemic has certainly levied an unprecedented effect on workers. I’ve adopted five practices that consistently bring a more balanced approach to function at higher levels.
Even in today’s hybrid working environment, staying connected to a network of people, groups, and organizations that are supportive and fun is key to good mental health. This includes friends, neighbors, volunteer opportunities, church, book clubs, support groups, community events, and extended family members.
2. Find an enjoyable hobby
I’ve been fortunate to perform with country star Collin Raye’s band, playing at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry and sharing the stage with Brooks and Dunn, Keith Urban, Diamond Rio, and many others. Not only is music my passion, but I’ve found it’s a necessary outlet for mental balance, and that people benefit by doing hobbies they love.
3. Eat nutritious foods
Experts agree eating plenty of vegetables and fruit, with lean protein and moderate carbohydrates is ideal for most people. Because health begins at the cellular level, good intake naturally results in a good output.
4. Manage demands of the day effectively
Leading a global company can bring high levels of nonstop stress. In my quest to live a life in harmony, a habit of setting clear priorities in the greater context is one secret to regulate personal energy, cope with stress and avoid a multitude of problems.
5. Exercise regularly—and know when to rest
Exercise, as we know, is important for good health. But relaxation and adequate sleep are as important for stress management and overall mental health. Each person must identify their personal sleep needs but getting seven to eight hours of sleep has greatly improved my ability to handle daily challenges.
I shared these thoughts and more in a news release that went out on May 2, 2022.
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Kevin Guest, USANA Chief Executive Officer, earns Gold for “Executive of the Year – Consumer Products, Non-Durables” by International Stevie Awards.
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Kevin Guest, USANA CEO, named Gold winner for “Executive of the Year – Medium & Large Companies” by BestinBiz International.
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