Our guest today is James McClure, ex-Airbnb & Google executive, coach and angel investor, and an overall expert in leadership development.
In this episode, we explored James's journey from selling non-veggie snacks in school when he was younger to his transition from operator to coach. We also discussed the importance of removing bias in the recruiting process, self-coaching, and how to balance parenthood and your career.
Through personal stories, laughs, and decades of experience, James shares his perspective on what leadership truly is, how your leadership journey progresses over time, and how you can adopt a global, open-minded perspective when learning to be a better employee, leader, coach, and person.
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Things you learn in this episode:
What it means to be a true leader
How leadership progresses with time and experience
How understanding yourself on a deeper level can lead to more effective coaching of others
The importance of diversity, keeping an open mind and acknowledging psychological biases in decision-making and perspective-taking