John Wilfong: Leading by Investing in Others

John Wilfong: Leading by Investing in Others

In today's podcast John Wilfong, Senior VP at UBS Financial and Founder of two nonprofits, shares his insights about leading by investing in others.

Through one of his nonprofits, Coaching for Literacy, John is pouring into young athletes who struggle with illiteracy. John shares a touching story of investing his time and resources into a young 7th grader who, despite incredible athletic abilities, was not able to read anything beyond 3-letter words. This experience impacted John for life and set him on a path of growing as a leader and increasing his influence by pouring into others.
 
Here are some powerful statements from today's podcast:
 
"19% of high school graduates are functionally illiterate."
"The only things that'll make you different are the books you read and the people you meet."
"Friendships determine the direction and the quality of your life."

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