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Corporate Competitor Podcast

Dec 21, 2022

Ep. 126: College football shaped this executive in his 40th year with Avnet. Phil leads more than 15,000 employees across 140 countiries. Phil doesn’t believe in quick fixes and argues that integrity, the first among core values, has to be developed in the way we behave in the here and now—and over time. “There’s an old saying,” says Phil, “that people build trust penny by penny and spend it like a buck. You have to prioritize standing by your word.”

Download our BONUS RESOURCE which includes fill-in-the-blank notes and reflection questions for you to complete throughout Phil’s teaching.


9:00   Why substituting the word “we” in place of “I” immediately builds trust.

11:30  The steps to a successful merger or acquisition.

15:30  How to prioritize your tasks in alignment with your values.

16:30  Why you need to walk into the office with good news, and run in with bad news.


Special thanks to Samuel Manley and Francisco Nunez for making this episode possible.