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Leadership – Texas Style


by Glenn Shepard
November 7, 2017
Category: Leadership


Silver Springs, MD

Nov 14

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Last week I wrote this:

“To be a true leader, you must lead people to do things they would not have done without your leadership”

Dr. Kyle Smith of Temple, TX is a perfect example. He’s the CEO of Veracity Innovations in Temple, Texas. Tammy Stallings wrote this about him:

“Have you ever met a person who amazed you with their many talents and creativity? Well, Kyle Smith is that guy. When he sees a need for something to be done or something to be changed, he takes action.

Here are just a few examples:

1. In December 2002, he offered me the position of program coordinator for the residency program that he was the director of at the time, at a major medical center in Texas. I was able to watch him interact with the young physicians who obtained training through the program. The physicians who trained under his leadership gained so much more than knowledge. They grew to be better men and women during their time as a resident and looked up to him for many things.

2. He saw a need for these young physicians to have an avenue to become involved in medical missions all over the world, and served as the President of Project Vision, which is an organization that provides monies and opportunities for them to be able to serve the less fortunate in other parts of the world.

3. In January 2009, he founded Integrity Digital Solutions, an electronic medical record (EMR) company to improve the lives of eye care professionals and their patients through innovative digital technology. Electronic medical records at that time were not as advanced and didn’t meet the need, so he saw the need and created Integrity EMR which is one of the best, if not the best, EMR available for use now.

4. With his retirement at the end of 2016 and with the success of Integrity, he felt the next need would be to add a surgical planning aspect to work in conjunction with an EMR. So in October 2016, he decided to devote his full attention to Veracity Innovations, which is the surgical planning piece. I am fortunate enough to work with him again after his retirement and my retirement in March 2017. I am sure that this surgical planner will be the cutting edge of technology for use by eye care professionals.

His leadership ability and his ability to create such great outcomes to better enrich the lives of those around him is totally amazing. He is the nicest, kindest, and most hardworking person you will meet. He says, “It’s people, not things that matter”. He is one person that matters and is a blessing to so many.

With all of the above being said, did I even mention that he is a retired ophthalmologist who is still working to make the lives of patients the very best they can be? He never gives up when he’s on a mission.”

It is my great honor to announce that Dr. Smith is the winner of the 2017 Glenn Shepard Excellence in Leadership Award.

To Your Success,

Glenn Shepard

 If you know someone who deserves to be recognized like this, you should nominate them for the 2018 award. For details, go to 


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