On Independence Day he posted our conversation, “Leadership Requires Getting in the Trenches and Doing, Not Just Learning – a conversation with Joshua Spodek, bestselling author of “Leadership Step by Step” and an Adjunct Professor for Columbia Business School.”
Here are the show notes:
Leadership Requires Getting in the Trenches and Doing, Not Just Learning
Great leaders have developed their ability to connect with others by learning about and understanding what motivates each individual. They recognize that we each bring a different view of the world to work because of varied life experiences. As you are leading a team, how are you connecting to what interests each team member? Are you clear about what motivates each one to do and be their best? When leaders connect with people and their motivations they are tapping into the reasons why those individuals want to excel. Help them to find the joy they desire and the success they are working toward by connecting to what they are motivated by. Successful leaders help team members uncover a sense of ownership to the team, not simply give them reasons to be compliant. This podcast will explain why leaders need to get in the trenches and actively lead others. Understanding leadership principles in the classroom or from a text book doesn’t develop a great leader. Experience does.
Learn more about Joshua Spodek and receive a free leadership exercise that will help you to connect quickly and meaningfully with others by clicking here.
You can check out his book by clicking this link – Leadership Step by Step
Steve Caldwell is an executive mentor and coach to managers and leaders who desire to excel in their career and become the leader others want to follow. Steve is a leadership expert, host of the Manager Mojo podcast and author of the book Manager Mojo – Be the Leader Others Want to Follow. (www.ManagerMojo.com)
Steve also coaches his followers not only on how to become great leaders, but how to effectively coach and lead their employees to find satisfaction and fulfillment from their jobs and life.
Having started his work career at the savvy age of 13, Steve is also currently CEO of Predictive People Analytics based in San Francisco, CA, a firm specializing in helping leaders increase sales, reduce turnover, and attract key talent. (www.PredictivePeopleAnalytics.com)
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