Many of us, as men, have ambitions to leave a legacy. What that legacy looks like varies from man to man but ultimately, we all have a desire to leave this world better than when we got here. And, legacy is something my guest, his father, and his father’s father know how to create.
Today, I’m joined by the President and CEO of Weatherby (American Firearms Manufacturer), Adam Weatherby. He is the grandson of the founder, Roy Weatherby. And, he recently took up the mantle as head of this 70-year-old, third-generation business. Today, we talk about what it took to create, how things evolve over generations, the power of storytelling, and how to create a generational business and legacy.
“Life’s too short to hunt with an ugly gun.” Tweet That— Adam Weatherby
Today, I’m joined by my friend and the President of Weatherby, Adam Weatherby. I met Adam a couple of years ago through mutual friends at MTNOPS and, in getting to know him, and hearing more about the history of Weatherby and his vision for, I knew we needed to sit down for a conversation.
Adam started working at Weatherby more than 20 years ago in tech. support, warranty service, and sales and marketing before leaving after four years to pursue his ambitions to become a pastor. He returned to Weatherby not too long ago and was named President in 2017.
I’m inspired by his vision, direction, and leadership with his organization and I think you guys are going to get a glimpse into what it takes to lead a generational business.
“When it says Weatherby on it, people have a certain expectation.” Tweet That— Adam Weatherby
- The beginning of a legacy
- Leveraging everything
- A woman’s perspective
- Manufacturing arms
- Creating a prestigious brand
- The value of marketing
- Inspiring dreams
- Balancing life
- Taking on leadership
- Cultural change
- Respecting history
- The future generation
- Leaving the business behind
- Developing the right skills
- Owning your mistakes
- Riding shotgun with dad
- Delegating leadership
- Mutual respect
- Relocating the business
“There’s a lot of people who take a paycheck with my name on it to feed their family. The more successful I can make the business, the better I can make those people.” Tweet That
Gents, let me hit the pause button real quick to tell you about our Order of Man Maine event. I hesitate to say, “Meet-Up,” because it is so much more than that but if you want to meet me, my co-host, Kipp Sorensen, and my partner in the Order of Man events, Legacy and Uprising, Matthew Arrington, get here August 10-11, 2019 (with an exclusive Iron Council dinner on the 9th).
But not only are you going to meet us, you’re going to meet 75 other like-minded men who are accomplishing big things with regards to their relationships, wealth, health, and lives. You’ll be able to band with, compete with, and learn from these men in two days of instruction and activity designed to give you access to the network and framework for success.
You can learn more and register at www.orderofman.com/maineevent
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