12.25.2018-BALLARDBula is a Fiji term analogous to “aloha” in Hawaiian meaning hello and goodbye. It also means “life” and emphasizes “life is good.” I’m not from Fiji. I’ve never been to Fiji, but I’d love to visit it someday. The fact is, I came across this word when I was in my 20s and fell in love with it so I began to use it as a salutation on internal memos to my staff. I had to explain it the first time I used it, but once was enough. It’s a memorable word.

Network is all about people. They make a difference. YOU make the difference. The power is in the collective – some of us, many of us, all of us – working together to help one another.


Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson



Low-performing employees are killing me.

She’s high-performing but toxic. Everybody hates working with her.

He’ll do the work, but only if I stay on him constantly.



Randy Cantrell

Randy Cantrell founded Bula Network, LLC to help CEOs, city government leaders, business owners, executives, and leaders grow, improve, and transform. Since 2015 the focus has increasingly been to serve City Managers to help them and their teams perform at the highest levels. 

“Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.”
— Peter Drucker


The podcast and other resources are intended to serve as many leaders as possible…for FREE! 


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Always be honest, be competent, give more and make it right.

my business philosophy

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NOTE: All coaching is confidential. Stories in the podcast include fictionalized accounts of real-world incidents in order to maintain the security of confidential engagements.

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Grow Great a public sector leadership podcastAbout the hosts: Randy Cantrell brings over 4 decades of experience as a business leader and organization builder. Lisa Norris brings almost 3 decades of experience in HR and all things "people." Their shared passion for leadership and developing high-performing cultures provoked them to focus the Grow Great podcast on city government leadership.

The work is about achieving unprecedented success through accelerated learning in helping leaders and executives "figure it out." 

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