I enjoyed the interview a lot. He listened and asked meaningful questions that gave me a chance to share on leadership, learning, vulnerability, and more.
Here are the show notes:
When you think of a good leader, what do you think of? A good leader is someone who really knows the people that are following them. The people who follow them also know all about the leader. There needs to be a strong level of empathy. People need that emotional connection, and to feel invested. If you throw your power around, you’re only going to get compliance – not motivation. Nothing gets done efficiently with compliance.
Everyone has dreams and passions. You need to make sure you know what your follower’s are, and make sure that they know yours. When that happens they will become emotionally invested. They will want to help, they will be willing to go above and beyond to help you achieve your goals.
There are ways you can practice becoming a great leader. Just like a concert pianist practices their skills, and a pro tennis player practices their forehand drills, there are fundamental practices for Leadership. On this episode we are joined by Joshua Spodek, who has been shaking up the world of leadership.
Joshua has studied not only what truly makes the best leader, but more importantly what makes the best followers. He’s developed leadership training skills you can, and should, practice daily if you want to be the best possible leader. His recent discoveries have been progressing the business and creative entrepreneurial world faster than we’ve ever seen.
Download this episode today to learn how you can get ahead on these growing trends and be on the forefront of being a great leader, before everyone else.
THE FUN AND CURIOUS WARRIOR
“I didn’t want to live a life where people knew me for a long time and didn’t know me.” -Joshua Spodek
- Leadership isn’t about authority.
- A good leader can find what motivates people, and what they care about.
- Lead from compassion and empathy.
- You want people to work out of loyalty, not out of compliance.
- People need to feel a sense of ownership over a project.
- There’s no need to hide behind formality.
- If you don’t ask people what they care about, you’ll never find out.
- Don’t let your role get in the way of making connections.
- You need practice overcoming small things in order to overcome big things.
- Denying or suppressing your emotions limits your ability to improve yourself.
- In order to be a strong leader you HAVE to make a connection.
Guest Contact –
- Joshua’s Twitter
- Joshua’s Book
Learn to make Meaningful Connections
with a simple, effective exercise from my book, Leadership Step by Step.
- Step by step instructions
- Video examples of me and Marshall Goldsmith
- An excerpt from my book