Several Habits of Highly Effective Leaders

Cadence Bank Podcast: In Good Companies

We talk to amazing people every week on In Good Companies, and often we find ourselves with more great audio than we can fit into an episode. So in the lead-up to our new season, we’re opening up the vault to share some extra conversations with you.

The first bonus episode features a familiar voice from our most recent episode: Craig Flowers, Army veteran and founder of Sideline Leadership. He spoke with us about talent retention and his “Know, Care, Challenge” framework for engaging teams. But through his decade-long work with special operations, Craig has seen incredible leaders up close, and he knows that elite performance starts with elite leadership.

So on this bonus episode we talk about several habits of highly effective leaders. Listen on to hear how service, vulnerability and language can make a huge difference, and take your leadership from average to elite.

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Meet the Host

Patrick Pacheco Patrick Pacheco, Executive Vice President, Trust Executive, has more than 25 years’ experience in wealth management, in addition to the designing and implementation of tax and related planning strategies.

Pacheco’s background includes years of legal practice and multiple degrees, including an LLM* Taxation from University of Houston, a JD from Southern Methodist University, and both an MBA and BS in Economics from University of Texas at Arlington.

He is also board certified in Estate Planning and Probate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


Meet the Speakers

Craig FlowersJ. Craig Flowers is a native Texan originally from San Antonio. His 25 years in the US Army encompassed a decade overseas, including three years in The Kingdom of Morocco. His final military assignment was at West Point where he taught and served as the Director of Cadet Activities and Assistant Baseball Coach.

Craig attended Texas Christian University earning a degree in Economics while playing baseball for the Horned Frogs. He holds a M.A. from Kansas University and is fluent in French. He trained, specialized and operated in the field of Human Intelligence.

Founder of The Sideline Leadership CO., he works with NCAA Coaches, CEO’s and Corporations on Character, Culture and Leadership Development. His corporate clients include Dell (Senior Executives), Sealed Air and The Tudor, Pickering, Holt & CO.

He also works with Horizon Performance LLC assisting in the assessment, selection and development of NASA astronauts, special operators and elite college athletes.

He is often heard on FM 104.9 ‘The Horn’ as a guest co-host for the “B&E Show”; Austin’s most listened to sports talk show. He hosts his own radio show “The Zero 900 Show”, Saturday’s 9-10 am (streamed live at Craig and his wife Beth have three daughters and live in Austin.





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