This is a podcast about leadership. Initiative is a major part of leadership. If you want to lead environmentally, you need to initiate because the world is likely going in an opposite direction than you want.
More fundamental to knowing the parts of leadership is how to learn to do them. You can’t lecture or coerce someone to learn to take initiative or to initiate, but lecture and coercion are the main ways our educational system teaches.
My next book, Initiative: A Proven Method to Bring Your Passions to Life (and Work), launches in a couple weeks.
I wrote it based on my course, where students consistently learned to unearth passions and initiate projects that help others so much they reward them for it, telling me they didn’t know they could learn such things, especially in school.
On The Leadership Update Brief, host Ed Brzychcy asked perfect questions to give an overview of Initiative. In today’s post, I edited just the relevant answers to give that overview.
Here’s the full conversation.