Lafe Bailey is Co-CEO of the Wenger Group and is President of the Sales and Business Development division at Wenger.
Lafe has been with the family firm for 30 years, and this tenure has allowed him a unique perspective on the industries which they serve, as well as transnational business and cycles of innovation.
A perennial student of leadership, innovation, and faith topics, Lafe consumes more than 60 books annually and several decades of these efforts have brought Mr. Bailey to the conclusion that all business and self-management books trace their origins to two foundational volumes. Mr. Bailey serves as either Director or Deacon on a number of Boards and Foundations.
Believing that the stresses of Sabetha city life are too burdensome, Lafe resides in the countryside with his wife and four children where they can enjoy horseback riding and shooting sports.
About the Wenger Group:
Our corporate culture has played a central role in our success as individuals and as a company. As we see it, it is the sum of these beliefs and/or values that have animated our company.
We need to live them at work and in our personal lives. By our actions, we do what we value most. Those around us see what we do more than what we say we do. Culture and its values are hard to put into measured specifics, but the outcomes are very clear.
Integrity: Honesty and sound moral character define us.
Quality: We maintain standards of excellence in all that we do.
Respect: We value one another—team members, customers, and vendors.
Safety: We put safety first to ensure the physical health and safety of every team member.
Stewardship: We manage our lives and assets responsibly for a sustainable future for our team members, customers, community, and the environment.