How To Think About Leadership
This month's interviews really got me leaning into leadership.
Just a few insights:
The difference between an audience and a community is how the chairs face.
Great leaders get everyone involved. Everyone is looking at and helping each other, building community and culture.
One of the things we teach in GrowBIG Leader Training is the idea of everyone coaching each other. I won't go through the math build-up here, but in Leader Training, we map out how you can get 100x coaching conversations when a team coaches each other compared with only the leader coaching. Scale!
How can you get more people helping and coaching each other to succeed?
The best leaders are expert leaders.
I ran across Amanda Goodall's research years ago, and it's a part of GrowBIG Leader Training.
It was SO COOL I got to interview her about her first book, Credible: The Power Of Expert Leaders.
In the interview, we cover her research on what highly technical leaders do to foster engagement and elevate their teams to higher performance levels.
Great quote from her: The standard bearer sets the standard.
What can you do to model the behavior you want?
A leader only does three things.
Trey might seriously be the best interview I've ever done. I'm almost afraid to look at myself in the video interview because I was hanging off every word he said. Intellectually drooling.
So many insights.
The three things?
Culture. People. Numbers.
In the interview he describes each in great detail, giving practical tips to improve each.
My personal evaluation of my own leadership skills got chopped in half after talking with Trey, and I mean that in a great way.
I didn't know what I didn't know.
What can you do next to move one of the three?
Much more below including a cocktail recipe, my favorite book of the last year, a permanent hammock and more...
What Great CEOs & Leaders Do
Cool news: we're partnering with the fine folks at the relationship-management app Cove to create some gratis relationship training. Really proud of how it's coming together.
Episode 1 gives practical insights to enhance your business growth through meaningful relationships.
You can learn more about the Covve app HERE.
Real Artists (And Advisors) Don't Starve!
SUPER interview with best-selling author and friend Jeff Goins. If nothing else, check out the first 10 minutes of this one as Jeff describes the secret commercial success of Michelangelo.
We discuss how to think about your fees, talk about money, and more. So good!
Discover Your Hidden Genius with Polina Pompliano
I usually don't get into biographies, but Polina has put together the most interesting bio book I've ever read. I just loved it.
Fast-paced and highly entertaining, we applied her learnings to your focus on growing relationships and a book of business. Highly recommend!
What Great CEOs & Leaders Do
Trey Taylor rocked my world.
It's hard to remember an interview that I hung on every word. Intellectual drooling.
Enough said–you have to check this one out. Be sure to stick around until the end because Trey's final story pulls everything together...