Ep7- Jim Tolbert CEO of Vista College Part 2

Ep7- Jim Tolbert CEO of Vista College Part 2

Show Notes

Why Jim thinks baby boomers are an adaptable generation  [02:17]

Two stereotypical images of baby boomers [03:27]

On having a career plan and making sacrifices to achieve it  [07:08]

How being geographically flexible helped Jim achieve his goals  [09:44]

Jim’s 4 metrics of success  [13:25]

What traits does Jim look for in a leader?  [15:05]

A look into Jim’s recruitment process  [16:37]

Books for the emerging leader  [19:26]

On Steve Jobs  [20:30]

Baby boomers’ work ethic: we are going to do what it takes to get it done.  [22:06]

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Circumstances change, opportunities present themselves, things don’t always work out the way you want. You have to adjust to that. — Jim Tolbert

You’ve got to put geographic flexibility as part of your portfolio. — Jim Tolbert

Vista College has demonstrated you can have very high levels of integrity and still be very successful. — Jim Tolbert

Leaders of companies that go from good to great start not with “where” but with “who.” They start by getting the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats. –Jim Collins


Links and Mentions

Jim’s interview Part 1

Vista College

Connect with Jim via email


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

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