Linda Combs – From The Schoolhouse To The White House Part 2


“I never believe people get up in the morning and look at themselves in the mirror and say, ‘I’m going to work and I’m gonna make things as hard as I possibly can on everybody I see.’ I just don’t believe people are that way.” -Linda Combs

If you listened to last week’s episode, you can see how difficult it is to write classical show notes for a conversation with Dr. Combs.  She is so conversational and has mastered the art of storytelling.

Show Notes

0:42 – Dr. Combs shares how the Controller’s Office of the State of North Carolina was prepared (well in advance) for the realities of off-site operations caused by the Covid pandemic.  She was ready for something like a pandemic because of her work in various crises while serving in Washington DC.

13:46 – Dr. Combs shares her approach to problem-solving.

17:57 – I asked Dr. Combs what she believes her greatest strength to be.  She talks about building relationships and maintaining relationships.

23:17 – Dr. Combs shares what is going on in her heart and mind when she has to make the decision on whether to give someone a “second chance”.

Not one time did the word pandemic cross our mind in the planning of that, but we knew, we absolutely knew, that if the hurricane blew the roof off our building, that we could do it and ice storms and that kind of thing.  So, we were early adopters and it served us very well.” -Linda Combs

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