Episode 9. Susan Buxton
Cutthroat Business is joined by Susan Buxton, the Director of The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (3:15). Susan talks about becoming a partner early in her legal career (8:58), and the entrepreneurial experience of being a managing partner (11:59). She shares career highlights and lessons learned from over twenty years in private practice; including managing to people's strengths, seizing opportunities, and not being afraid to try new things (14:37). We visit with Susan about her transition to public service (20:08), what she was most proud of during her time running HR for the State of Idaho (26:04), and what the state Department of Parks and Recreation is focusing on right now (28:22). Finally, we ask Susan if she's more of a Leslie Knope or Ron Swanson (36:30); and about her favorite small businesses in the area (37:10).
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