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United States Beef Corporation

Why we exist:  We are a family owned business that operates and supports great restaurants.  In doing so, we provide opportunities for personal and professional growth, development, and advancement.

Jul 10, 2017

Welcome to Part 1 of my interview with Jeremy McGraw, Regional Director of Operations for Region 4 (Little Rock).  It's another "On the Road" style CompassCast and we cover lots of ground on Episode 22.  Here is a breakdown of the episode:

(0:28)-  Episode Intro

(1:54)-  Interview Intro

(2:35)-  How Jeremy ended up at US Beef and personal background

(5:21)-  When Jeremy knew he wanted to build his career at US Beef

(7:11)-  When Jeremy realized that some tough feedback from Karen Lynch was exactly what he needed to hear

(8:08)- After a short stint away from US Beef, Jeremy returns and learns some valuable lessons that led to his promotions

(9:58)-  How Jeremy ended up in Little Rock

(11:11)-  Mental approach as the Director position became a more realistic possibility

(13:49)-  Where Compass has made the greatest impact on Jeremy

(15:20)-  Aspects of Compass that really jumped out to Jeremy when he was first introduced to it

(17:07)-  Jeremy's advice for those that might struggle with humility

(18:33)-  Key takeaway!

(21:25)-  Listener Question:  Work/Life balance


(27:24)-  Jeremy's work/life balance tips

(28:25)-  Listener Question:  Impactful restaurant visits

(35:20)-  Listener Question:  Something Jeremy looks for in every restaurant

(36:36)-  Outro

(37:37)- CompassCast Challenge reminder

This week's CompassCast Challenge:

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