080: The pouring, pulling, and pushing of Leadership

In this episode, I sit with Edgar Butler Jr. Edgar is a seasoned leader with a background in the insurance industry. Edgar is also a leadership and employee development coach and author of Clarify, Construct, and Control Your Career. We discuss Edgar’s early days that shaped and molded his leadership style with great tips and a framework for leading your people.


  • Manage process. Lead people
  • Help your teams by putting them in the best position to create success for themselves while achieving company goals
  • Your team, individually, wants to know you care about them
  • The words you use with your team, and about your team, really do matter so choose wisely
  • We’re pouring (ourselves) into individuals because we want to understand who they are as people
  • We’re pulling the ‘greater’ out of people especially when they may not be hitting the mark
  • We’re pushing because we see the potential in them to go on and become successful


Leadership Jam Sessions' Executive Producer, James Christie

When James is not busy leading commercial teams in the biopharmaceutical industry, you can find him behind the scenes orchestrating all that happens for his brainchild - The Leadership Jam Session Podcast. As our Executive Producer, James' background of more than 20 years in Marketing, Sales, and Training, combined with a passion for business and leadership education, have all inspired the very direction we take with delivering our content. James holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.