Why I believe Dave Ramsey’s team is winning in their crusade

I had a great time meeting Dave Ramsey this past Monday, and for the rest of the week I am sharing some thoughts about my visit there.

Here are some reasons I believe Dave Ramsey's team is winning in their crusade to help people achieve Financial Peace.

  • Intense focus.  There are nearly 200 staff members working on Dave's team.  I didn't see any of them standing around.  They were all at work and focused on accomplishing their individual tasks.
  • Team.  I am sure that Dave mentioned the word "team" at least 25 times during the radio show and my visit with him.  Great leaders realize early and often that a team can accomplish far better and longer-lasting results.
  • Prayer.  Ten minutes before the show goes live, Dave and his team gather together to pray for the show.  To pray for blessing.  To pray for the callers.  To pray for changed lives.  Every Wednesday, the entire Lampo team gathers for all-staff devotionals.
  • Pay for performance.  As Dave has said many times – "Your raise is effective when you are."
  • Organized.  Dave has his calendar put up on the wall so that everyone understands what is next and upcoming.  That ensures that each experience is outstanding.  I know my experience was!
  • Inspiring work.  To borrow a word from the great theologian, fisherman Bill Dance, – "Dad-gummit" – this is an awesome crusade to be a part of!  The staff gets it, is on board with it, and is flat out getting it done.

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  1. Renee on August 15, 2007 at 3:57 am

    Joe, I’m impressed you actually know who the great Bill Dance is. One of our big dreams was realized when we were able to meet him at Grady’s earlier this year. We are living like no one else, so later we can live on the road fishing in retirement.

  2. Moneymonk on August 15, 2007 at 9:23 am

    Congrats Joseph, It had to been your proudest moments.

    That is so neat that Dave and his staff pray together before every show. Not your typical job

  3. Andy on August 15, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    Congrats Joe!

    Now you’ve got to take a trip out to Phoenix (actually Scottsdale) sometime to meet Robert Kiyosaki. =)

  4. Dustin Willis on August 15, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    Hope you are doing well Joe. Chris Kakaras, our finance guy at Midtown, will be at your round table and he is definitely looking for it. You guys have a great time!

  5. Chris Thomas on August 17, 2007 at 8:29 am

    Joe, it was great meeting both you and your lovely wife Jenn. I’m glad you guys had a good experience. You really seem to “get” what we do, and that’s actually a pretty rare thing. Stay in touch.

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