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The SightShift podcast is in a new format. Listen in as Chris interviews leaders on their journey of becoming! SightShift.com

SightShift with Chris McAlister Chris McAlister

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    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

The SightShift podcast is in a new format. Listen in as Chris interviews leaders on their journey of becoming! SightShift.com

    Leaving a Family Business Legacy: 5 Signs You're Doing it Wrong

    Leaving a Family Business Legacy: 5 Signs You're Doing it Wrong

    In this episode, we’re continuing to dive into the specific challenges of leading a business where one or more family members are involved. Today we’re looking at the dangers of getting stuck in a cycle of "I know best" leadership, which can stifle creativity, innovation, and growth in your family members. Learn the five negative consequences you might face by leading for validation, and discover the three key moments that signal a healthy succession plan is in place. 
     
    We’re diving into the following key topics:
    Leaders who prioritize validation over impact stifle creativity, innovation, and growth in their team members, especially family members.
    Family businesses can get stuck in a cycle of "I know best" leadership, which undermines morale and leads to disengagement.
    Secure leaders who are confident in their abilities create an environment where team members can learn, experiment, and take ownership.
    A healthy succession plan involves a vision transfer, public adoption of new systems implemented by the next generation, and the handover of key relationships.

    • 24 min
    3 Leadership Warning Signs Your Succession Plan Will Fail

    3 Leadership Warning Signs Your Succession Plan Will Fail

    In this episode, Chris McAlister and special guest Mark Stanifer delve into the intricate world of succession planning within family businesses. As leaders embark on this unique journey, the challenges they face are not just about business growth, but also about nurturing the relationships that form the foundation of their legacy.
    In this episode, you will learn:
    The Importance of Openness to Change: Discover how embracing change and considering different perspectives can lead to true innovation and growth in your family business.
    The Power of Clear Communication: Learn why clarity is crucial during transitions and how to effectively communicate your vision while allowing the next generation to contribute their ideas.
    Strategies for Relationship Building: Understand the significance of strengthening relationships within your family business and how it impacts a successful succession.
    Focusing on the Bigger Picture: Gain insights into how the true return on your investment extends beyond financial terms to the legacy you leave and the impact you have on your family.
    Navigating the Complexities of Succession Planning: Explore practical tips and strategies for successfully navigating the succession planning process in a family business.
    Join Chris and Mark as they share their expertise and experiences to help you lead your family business towards a prosperous future with a lasting legacy.

    • 26 min
    The 7 Terrible Ending Points for Leadership Development

    The 7 Terrible Ending Points for Leadership Development

    In this episode, we explore the crucial mindset shift from leading for validation to leading for impact. Join us as we delve into the concept of envisioning leadership beyond the present moment and contemplating the impact of our actions when we're no longer in the picture.
    Key Takeaways:
    Leadership Vision Beyond the Moment: Discover why real leaders think beyond the present, imagining a future where they're absent. Learn how this mindset shapes the development of leaders who can thrive independently.
    Terrible Ending Points in Leadership Development: Uncover the pitfalls in common starting points like personality tests, HR practices, and hero dependence. Understand how these can become stumbling blocks rather than stepping stones in the journey of impactful leadership.
    Transformational Coaching: Explore the power of coaching that goes beyond asking questions. Find out how transformative coaching leads individuals through a process of personal growth and development, creating leaders who can navigate uncharted territories.
    This 10-minute episode challenges conventional wisdom, guiding you through the intricacies of leadership development. Whether you're a seasoned leader or aspiring to enhance your impact, these insights will inspire meaningful change in your approach. Join us on this journey of leadership evolution!

    CONNECT WITH US:
    🔗 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sightshift
    📷 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrismcalister/
    📘 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrChrisMcAlister/
    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrismcalister
    🌐 Website: https://www.sightshift.com/

    • 9 min
    The 3 Elements of Great Leadership [Your Leadership Operating System]

    The 3 Elements of Great Leadership [Your Leadership Operating System]

    In this episode, we’re talking about the power of an identity shift for impactful leadership. Learn how a robust leadership operating system, incorporating measurement, model, and method, can revolutionize the way you lead. 
    Key Takeaways:
    Identity Shift for Impact: The episode emphasizes the need for leaders to move beyond validation-seeking and embrace a profound identity shift for impact. It draws parallels to athletic achievements, highlighting the necessity of systematic approaches to greatness rather than relying on isolated moments.
    Leadership Operating System: The concept of a leadership operating system is introduced, comprising three essential elements: measurement, model, and method. Measurement involves gaining a deep self-view through tools like the IFC, while a reliable model, exemplified by "Be the Tree," provides a metaphorical framework. The method encourages an identity shift, emphasizing the importance of clarity in mission and community building.
    Building a Secure Identity: The method stresses the importance of building a secure identity, transcending superficial aspects like race, gender, or accomplishments. The goal is to help leaders discover who they truly are, fostering clarity of mission and the ability to positively impact and build a community.
    Uncover the secrets to building a secure identity and fostering a community that thrives by taking 13 minutes out of your day to tune into this episode of the SightShift podcast.
     
    CONNECT WITH US:
    🔗 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sightshift
    📷 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrismcalister/
    📘 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrChrisMcAlister/
    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrismcalister
    🌐 Website: https://www.sightshift.com/

    • 12 min
    The Impact of Doubt on Your Leadership

    The Impact of Doubt on Your Leadership

    Imagine looking back on your work life decades from now. Will it be fulfilling just because you managed your inbox and attended every meeting? 
    In today's corporate landscape, where drudgery often leads individuals to seek meaning elsewhere, the episode challenges this escape. It prompts us to confront the deeper issue—the quest for meaning is intertwined with our identity. Work, the episode argues, is a potent context for self-knowledge and transformation. 
    It's not merely about tasks; it's about who we are becoming. 
    Key Takeaways:
    Leading for Validation vs. Impact: The episode delves into the crucial distinction between leading for validation and leading for impact. It challenges leaders to reflect on their motives, emphasizing that work isn't just about completing tasks but about the person they are becoming in the process.
    The Impact Leader's Struggle: The concept of the Impact Leader's Struggle is explored, highlighting the external and internal pressures that come with ambition. The episode urges leaders to embrace doubt as a direction moment, shaping their actions and, consequently, their impact on the culture around them.
    Transformative Power of Doubt: Doubt is presented as a catalyst for awareness and growth. Leaders are encouraged to navigate doubts, understand their motives, and use them as a tool to shape a positive impact on themselves and their teams. The narrative emphasizes that the journey is as important as the destination in leadership development.
    Take 12 minutes to explore the shift from leading for validation to leading for impact, navigating doubts, and transforming your leadership journey into a meaningful pursuit. 
    CONNECT WITH US:
    🔗 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sightshift
    📷 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrismcalister/
    📘 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrChrisMcAlister/
    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrismcalister
    🌐 Website: https://www.sightshift.com/

    • 11 min
    Conquer Your Doubts and Master Leadership: Unleash Your Hidden Potential

    Conquer Your Doubts and Master Leadership: Unleash Your Hidden Potential

    In our latest podcast episode, "Lead for Impact, Not Validation," Chris dives deep into the world of self-mastery, doubts, and motives. 
    Key Takeaways: 
    Discovering Self-Mastery and Purpose: Leadership thrives on self-mastery and understanding one's core motivations. By exploring the depths of personal identity and uncovering the "why" behind leadership roles, individuals transition from seeking validation to leading with genuine impact.
    Embracing Doubts for Growth: Doubts are not stumbling blocks but stepping stones to growth. Leaders are encouraged to confront and learn from their doubts, using them as opportunities for personal and professional development. Embracing doubts becomes a pathway to resilience and a secure motive.
    Beyond Psychological Safety for Real Growth: Psychological safety is a tool, not the goal. Leaders should create environments where mistakes fuel growth, doubts spark curiosity, and real results drive continuous development. This approach distinguishes impactful leaders who foster genuine progress and a culture of ongoing improvement. 
    Elevate your leadership game by taking 15 minutes out of your day to tune into this episode!
    CONNECT WITH US:
    🔗 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sightshift
    📷 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrismcalister/
    📘 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrChrisMcAlister/
    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrismcalister
    🌐 Website: https://www.sightshift.com/

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

MikeAlbertdotCo ,

How to be a better leader

If you're a leader, this podcast will give you the tools that you need to break through whatever hurdles you're facing. I've consumed dozens of books and audio on the subject of management/leadership and none of them have affected me the way that SightShift has. The content that you can get FOR FREE from Chris is insanely valuable. His coaching is even better.

Mark123450 ,

Excellent leadership podcast

SightShift is jammed full with excellent leadership advice and motivation. Deep, thoughtful analysis and comprehensive episodes. Highly recommended for all leaders.

Tithe4Days ,

Mind Blowing in a Good Way!

This show is great, Chris has a way of challenging you in your thinking, perception of yourself, life, relationships you name it. This show will challenge you to locate who you are and why you act and react the way you do. It's super helpful and will change your life if you apply what you learn. Well done!

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