Tacey Atkinson and Jesse McCullough on the Customers First Podcast

Everyone Deserves To Be Lead Well with Jesse McCullough

Join us on this episode of the Customers First Podcast where host Tacey Atkinson welcomes leadership coach and Keystone Pharmacy Insights founder, Jesse McCullough, for a deep dive into the world of leadership and its profound impact on customer service and team dynamics. With a blend of personal anecdotes and actionable insights, Jesse shares his journey from pharmacist to leadership maestro, underscoring the importance of intentional leadership and the art and science behind it.

He emphasizes the importance of leadership in various aspects of life, from work to personal relationships. He discusses the forbidden phrase of leadership, emphasizing the shift from saying “Our people won’t do this” to “I haven’t led our people to do this yet.” Jesse explains the directional leadership framework, focusing on leading oneself first, then leading up, across, and down. He shares a touching story of impacting his team, leading to their personal growth and how everyone deserves to be led well.

Jesse encourages listeners that they are capable of doing hard things and that hard things are what shape and develop us. Finally, Jesse expresses his passion for studying leadership principles and his goal of impacting a thousand pharmacists to become stronger leaders in the coming year. Tune in for an enlightening conversation that promises to transform your approach to leadership and customer-centricity.



1:51: The Journey into Leadership Passion

5:33: Discovering Learnable Leadership Skills

10:10: Leadership: Art and Science Blend

17:58: The Forbidden Phrase of Leadership

23:23: Importance of Modeling Behaviors

34:24: Current Passion: Studying Leadership


Jesse’s Contact Information:

LinkedIn: jessewmccullough

Facebook Group: kpipharmacy


Tacey’s Contact Information: 

Social Media: @taceyatkinson

Thank you for tuning in, and Tacey looks forward to having more valuable conversations together in the future.


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