8: Darin Anderson | Excellence, Self-Belief, and Other Critical Traits of Exemplary Leaders

On today’s show, we interview Darin Anderson, Chairman, and CEO, Salas O’Brien who shares with us his distilled wisdom on excellence, perseverance, and self-belief.  You will also get some practical financial tips as Darin espouses the benefits of putting up with short-term pains for long-term gains.


Growing up, admittedly, Darin wasn’t exceptional in academics or sports. And he only discovered himself in college.

When Darin entered college, he was intensely aware that his parents had limited means. And he did not want them to take on extra debt. So, he had to make his own share of sacrifices as he took the harder right and set out to make the life of dreams for himself.

Darin first took up the engineering route but then decided to pivot and get his CPA. While working at PWC, Darin got an opportunity to learn about industry best practices that set the tone for an immensely successful career.

At the age of 25, Darin was appointed the CFO of an architectural engineering firm. He went on to have some immensely successful stints at the Kleinfelder and ABM industries.

Today, as a business leader at the helm of a large consulting firm, Darin talks about the importance of constantly benchmarking yourself against your peers. We also discuss some critical traits that enable great leaders to build trust and find buy-in.


What You Will Learn In this Show

  • Understanding excellence and how to level up by benchmarking yourself against your peers
  • Putting up with short-term pains for long-term gains
  • Critical traits of hugely successful leaders
  • And so much more…


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