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I have found that when you are true to yourself and the people you lead, you are authentic in the way that you lead and as a result, create followers who want to follow you.

Throughout my decades-long career, I have experienced good leaders who people want to follow because of the person they are and how they lead. Of course, I have also experienced bad leaders who lead through their authoritative title, intimation, and demands. I bet you have also experienced good and bad leaders.

I have also been a good and a bad leader and have had to learn through trial and error, research, training, reading and other resources, what it takes to lead effectively. . . what it takes to lead authentically.

Leading authentically is leading in a way that is true to yourself and the people you lead so that people want to authentically follow you.

This show will provide content that will help you to learn leadership and management principles, high-performance tools, and, productivity tips.

The Authentic Leader Show Christopher R Jones

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 29 Ratings

I have found that when you are true to yourself and the people you lead, you are authentic in the way that you lead and as a result, create followers who want to follow you.

Throughout my decades-long career, I have experienced good leaders who people want to follow because of the person they are and how they lead. Of course, I have also experienced bad leaders who lead through their authoritative title, intimation, and demands. I bet you have also experienced good and bad leaders.

I have also been a good and a bad leader and have had to learn through trial and error, research, training, reading and other resources, what it takes to lead effectively. . . what it takes to lead authentically.

Leading authentically is leading in a way that is true to yourself and the people you lead so that people want to authentically follow you.

This show will provide content that will help you to learn leadership and management principles, high-performance tools, and, productivity tips.

    109: Why Micromanagers Are So Bad at Delegation

    109: Why Micromanagers Are So Bad at Delegation

    Most managers who micromanage their team are unknowingly doing so. Most micromanagers would say that they aren’t micromanagers. You may be micromanaging and not realize it.
    So, what’s so bad about micromanaging anyway?
    If you are a micromanager, it can feel like you are taking control and ensuring that your team doesn’t mess something up.
    If you are the team member being micromanaged, it can feel like your manager is getting in the way of your productivity. It can be suffocating and insulting. It can make you question, “if I am going to be micromanaged like this, why am I even doing this work?”
    Today's episode is about recognizing if you are unknowingly micromanaging and how to eliminate micromanaging with confidence.

    • 8 min
    108: 6 Things You Can't Delegate

    108: 6 Things You Can't Delegate

    Leaders who attend my Delegation Master workshops learn about delegation so that they can make room for higher-level thinking.
    But, sometimes these same leaders have gotten overeager and go beyond what they are actually able to delegate. When over delegating key responsibilities that the leader can’t delegate, it creates a real problem for the leader that can be hard to recover from.
    Because when a leader crosses that line, the leader’s earned credibility and influence erodes. I want to keep you from delegating more than you are able to and ruining your earned influence as a leader.
    Preventing erosion of your leadership from misguided delegation can be shown through examples. These 6 examples that I am going to share today are not comprehensive. In other words, I’m not saying, “If you don’t delegate these things, you don’t have to worry.” Rather, these examples are to get you thinking about other similar things that you can’t delegate.

    • 12 min
    107: The Dirty Secret About Delegation Nobody Wants to Accept

    107: The Dirty Secret About Delegation Nobody Wants to Accept

    Leaders continue to struggle with their delegation strategy.
    Some may not realize that they even have a strategy, which ends up being haphazard delegation. Some realize that delegation is necessary, but don’t know how to intentionally and strategically delegate. Others, whom I call delegation masters, fully embrace a delegation strategy as a part of their leadership plan. The problem comes when leaders want the immediate results of being a delegation master. Implementing your delegation strategy isn’t immediate. It’s an investment.

    • 55 sec
    106: Ten Reasons Delegation Fails

    106: Ten Reasons Delegation Fails

    Just knowing the top reasons delegation fails can keep your next delegation of work from failing.
    There is a lot at stake for leaders when delegating work. The ability for leaders to effectively delegate has a direct effect on a leaders ability to lead their team, get high priority work done, increase a team's productivity, identify better ways of getting work done, develop and uncover a team's capabilities, establish a team culture of creativity, innovation, & initiative, increase a team's morale, develop confidence among the team . . . the list goes on and on.
    But failing to be effective at delegation, prevents everything I just listed from happening.

    • 14 min
    105: Knowing Authority or Accountability When Delegating

    105: Knowing Authority or Accountability When Delegating

    Leaders don’t understand what delegation really is and what it is not. Many leaders are already delegating without realizing it.
    Every task completed by your team, every function they perform, and every project that they work on is a task that you delegated to them. If your team wasn’t performing these tasks, functions, or projects, you would be doing them.
    The real problem comes when delegating new tasks, functions, and projects to your team. Are you delegating authority or accountability?
    In today’s episode, I share how leaders can go too far when delegating to their technology teams and how to simply determine what you are really delegating.
    Are you delegating accountability or responsibility?

    • 8 min
    104: 3 Delegation Strategies for Technology Teams

    104: 3 Delegation Strategies for Technology Teams

    Delegation not only gets work done, but it's also a strategy to be implemented for leading your team.
    * Without a delegation strategy, you will drift in your delegation methodology and in your leadership.
    * Without a delegation strategy, you will delegate to everyone the same way or you won't know how to delegate differently based on skill, experience, and motivation.
    * Without a delegation strategy, you will miss out on an effective tool to coach your team and increase their skills and experience.
    In today's episode, I share 3 Delegation Strategies for Leading Technology Teams.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

EmotionallyNaked.com ,

Very practical advice

I like how Chris drills things down to simple points. He makes you think and redefine your leadership style, take bold steps and be vulnerable.

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Episode 64 with Greg Huber

Great details about how industries are changing and being challenged as a gift from the pandemic. Thrilling to think about how are interactions and more importantly connections will continue to thrive as we invest in solid communication via various platforms.Appreciate the confidence it takes for industry leaders and innovative thinkers like those at signature team building to move forward.

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Highly Recommend These Podcasts

I've taken too long to write a review. You do a great job of interviewing these leaders, and make it feel like we are in the room with you. The questions are really good, and offer the interviewee a platform to get started. Have enjoyed them all so far. I've especially enjoyed the interviews with Gary LeClair and Kent Julian. Thank you, and keep doing great things with these podcasts.

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