10 Leadership Lessons I’ve Learned from Podcast Conversations

The idea of a conversation is being lost on a lot of people, we’ve all seen the boom in technology that makes it easier for us to not have to talk face to face with a single person.  By starting my podcast I’ve been able to have 18 different conversations with people and allowed me to learn so much from each individual person.  Through these conversations I’ve had with various people about different industries I started to notice a pattern of underlying lessons in leadership.  These are a simple things that most of us forget and need to be reminded of from time to time.

  1. Understand the value of your own time – make sure the things you commit to doing are worth sacrificing the seconds, minutes or hours it will cost you.
  2. Once you establish a standard within your team, it becomes your jobs as a leader to make sure all the team members are working at a level that will live up to it.
  3. You don’t have to be the boss to be the person people look to for advice and guidance
  4. It never hurts to ask a question and be curious about a topic.  You only know what you know so there’s nothing wrong with trying to learn something new.
  5. Sometimes investing your time into doing something for another person leaves a lasting impression
  6. Appreciating the things and people in your life that put a smile on your face.
  7. Giving someone a new experience can ultimately change their outlook on life and may change the course they were heading on.
  8. Self-evaluation is a hard thing to do.  You need to sit down and take an unbiased look at where you’re seeing success and what areas you can improve.
  9. Leaders make decisions and are ready to deal with those consequences.
  10. We tend to over complicate things – show up, work hard, repeat
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