Inclusion & Representation
Russ Ewell is committed to promoting and fostering inclusion for people from all walks of life, with a particular focus and commitment on individuals with special needs.
Throughout his career, Russ Ewell has focused on leading others. As the founder of two different technology-related companies, over the years Russ has gained a lot of experience bringing people together and helping teams realize their full potential. Today Russ’ focus is on “leading good.” Every business wants to be successful, but at the same time, it’s critical that businesses remember to give back to the community in some manner as well as ensure that the work environment is supportive to employees. Russ intends to take his leadership experience and help others learn how to lead good.
Russ Ewell discovered his leadership abilities during high school. While running for student body president, he gave his first speech and received a standing ovation. Russ never expected that type of reaction. During college, Russ thought that he would pursue politics. However, after becoming involved with a Bible study group, Russ decided to pursue spirituality instead. Russ believed that he would be able to help more people through spirituality rather than politics
The concept of leading good means many different things to Russ Ewell. While it is tied to his spiritual beliefs, every organization can benefit from it. Ultimately, leading good means inspiring others to give back to their community and ensuring that the workplace provides employees with a sense of purpose beyond just getting a paycheck. Through his work, Russ hopes to help organizations bring quality living to employees and make a positive impact on the community outside of work. An organization that leads good has a sense of community and is therefore truly successful.
There are a number of qualities that a leader should possess. One of the essential qualities is humility. Looking back at his path as a leader, Russ Ewell admits that as a young man he lacked humility, and it is something he has worked hard to rectify over the years. Another critical quality that every leader must possess is emotional intelligence. Finally, it’s also vital to have the discipline and capacity to execute. Any leader can have an idea of how a business should function. However, a true leader knows how to execute and how to inspire others to follow his or her vision.
Russ is continually inspired by the innovation and drive to improve he sees in technological fields; he hopes that his unique experiences and vision can help inspire the industry to become more inclusive, and adopt his personal philosophy of people over profit. As a reflection of these values, all apps that Digital Scribbler develops are affordable and accessible, so that the people who need them can benefit from these tools. Russ is optimistic that through sharing his expertise and leading by example he will encourage others to consider how they can be more inclusive in their business decisions and take different kinds of people into consideration when creating products and services.
Russ Ewell’s experience in the church and the technology industry have taught him a lot about how to successfully lead others. Helping others discover how they can not only lead but lead good as well is something that Russ looks forward to exploring in the coming years.