Some people understand leadership skills at a young age. For Bruce Wirt, EVP and CRO at Telesystem, it happened at 13 years old.
“I was a pretty good baseball player, but not the best,” Wirt said of that time. “But I started coaching at that age and I knew from that point that this is what I wanted to do. It fills my bank when I can make somebody else better.”
Baseball was just the vehicle for him. It was the opportunity to shape people so they can be their best selves.
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He added: “Everything in my life forward from that was about learning how to be a better leader, and every job that I took, I had that leadership aspiration set in my sights.”Over the last 15 years of executive leadership, Wirt has built two nationwide brands and led organization growth in the tens of millions of dollars. Maybe more importantly, he’s amassed what he calls a “coaching tree” of technology industry superstars. Part of his leadership style is centered on encouraging employees to know their purpose and then apply the passion and perseverance necessary for success.
At the Channel Partners Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, Wirt will take attendees through his personal journey and share his foundational elements for individuals to thrive. His conference session, "Leading and Motivating Using the 4Ps of Success," will explore how partners can utilize purpose, passion, perseverance and positivity to achieve nearly anything they aspire to.
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The session is the culmination of years of insight. Some of it stems from Wirt’s upbringing.