Leadership is often lonely. This conversation reveals the unspoken challenges at the top, and creates resources for connected leadership.
E95 FEAR and COURAGE in leadership
This week Chad sits down with Dan and Adrian to discuss the topic of FEAR and COURAGE. We really dig into the obvious and the nuance of the experience of fear in leadership.
Peace is not necessarily an indicator that you have made the right decision
Why we shouldn’t interpret the experience of fear as “there must be a problem”
Courage is a result of curiosity
Fear can invite us to pay attention or paralyze us.
Why you should talk to your team about fear
E94 Conflicting Intentions and Leadership
This week Chad sits down with Dan and Adrian to explore the topic of conflicting intentions and how they show up in our leadership and business.
What is intention and how does it show up in my leadership?
Intentions equal results.
What if you actually want the results that you say you don’t want?
How is what I am afraid of the opportunity I am looking for?
How intentions are like an iceberg.
We are not truth-tellers, our results are.
E93 Safe Spaces Don‘t Exist
This week Chad sits down with Adrian and Dan to discuss the idea of SAFE SPACES! Spoiler alert, the tenants don't hold up! But will let you listen for yourself.
Some topics discussed:
What does it mean to have a safe space?
How safe spaces might hinder our ability to connect with each other.
The fear of "I am my failure"
The distinction between safety and security
Security is an inside game
We aren't truth tellers
E92 Founders, You Are Not Alone!
In this conversation, we sit down with our very own Mark Edwards and discuss the almost universal experience of the founder of feeling alone. We hit so many meaningful points that really call into question the story of being "lonely at the top". If you have ever felt lonely in your position of leadership, this episode is a must-listen!
Why founders feel isolated and alone often
How founders can stay connected, even at the top
Why some founders might be choosing to be lonely
A founders job is to become less significant in the business
Burnout is a virus
E91 Leaders: Pursue Curiosity At All Cost! with Carl Lubbe
Pursue curiosity at all costs!
In order to be interesting, you have to be interested
The paradox of being curious and having answers
Attention is the greatest gift you can give another human being
How to be the most interesting person in the room
The two things all humans are hard-wired for
Carl began his creative career as a songwriter and touring musician, and now uses those same abilities as a storyteller to help companies, brands, and products share why they exist. Born in South Africa, he moved to the Southern United States with his family when he was young. He loves traveling, live music, and Manchester United (not necessarily in that order).
Carl's LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carl-lubbe-5136b042/
Replay: Think You Are Living In Reality?
This is a replay of an episode that originally dropped on February 12, 2020.
This week Chad, Dan, and Adrian sit down to discuss the topic of connecting to current reality, and how to lead from a place of reality.
Why a leader should care if they are connected to current reality or not
What are we talking about when we talk about connecting current reality?
What does it mean to ground in reality?
When we are disconnected from reality, there is no way to learn about ourselves and others.
When you have it all figured out you lose curiosity.
Connecting to current reality is like taking inventory.
We tend to see things the way we want to see them.
How often do you check in with your team, finding out what is true for them in the moment?
Connecting to reality takes courage.
Nothing ruins a plan like reality.
What it means to contend with reality.
The content here is valuable and deep. The guests I heard take you beyond the surface of leadership issues into deep conversations that using their wisdom, experience and suggestions can help you be a better leader and help you in your challenges ahead. This is an easy add to your playlist.
Being a Leader
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