In the midst of unrest, chaos and anger surrounding the brutal death of George Floyd, leaders are calling for all to not be silent. In this special podcast, Jason Barger shares his feelings, thoughts, reflections and experience with his family. What kind of leadership is needed? What language do we need to hear again? What culture do we all share in the creation of?
1:00 – Jason talks about the protests in Columbus Ohio and all over the country in response to the brutal death of George Floyd.
2:33 – Now is not the time for silence. Jason shares thoughts on leadership, the times, and his response to what is going on, which involves listening to others.
3:50 – Jason tells a story about his experience with his family and his kids during all of this. He took the car downtown with the family and stood alongside protesters and shares his experience of what happened.
6:40 – Tear gas was about to come out and his kids didn’t understand what was happening. It was a peaceful protest but the response was not that.
9:17 – “Walk with us” began to be chanted through the air, he put down his gear, he listened and said, “let’s walk with each other”. Chief Swanson from Flynt Michigan is a prime example of the power of listening. Servant leadership is needed.
11:01 – Martin Luther King Jr.’s words are sampled from nobleprize.org Unarmed Truth and unconditional love will have the final word. Also, Gregory Or let’s remake the word with words.
14:20 – Jason shares a message of faith. “Faith without deeds is dead” – book of James
15:52 – We all share in the cultures we create. We are all a part of it in this moment by the way that we think act and interact daily together. Our habits impact our actions and interactions with each other. We are a thermostat that set the temperature for those around us. What is the temperature that is needed to be set with the people around you? What is the temperature that will reach to others and connect us all?
17:26 – Now is not a time to be silent. The temperature should be of caring, of listening, not of destruction but construction.
18:10 – Conversations are the currency for change. Voices are not being heard, we need to get to a place where conversations can be a currency for change. It is time for all of us to stand in support of progress.
19:35 – We hope this has been a moment to step back, to breathe, to think, to recalibrate to think. I hope we can set a temperature of love, that we are intolerant for injustice, and set a temperature and encouragement for those that are truly doing good work in the world.
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ABOUT THE THERMOSTAT
Conversations and micro-thoughts to engage your mind and heart.
A thermostat is proactive. It sets the temperature in a room. Controls the temperature. Regulates the temperature. But in today’s distracted, fast-paced and digital world, it’s easy for individuals and organizations to act more like thermometers, slipping into reactionary thinking, becoming scattered and inconsistent. The most compelling leaders, teams, organizations, families or collection of humans of any kind operate in thermostat mode. They calibrate their mind and heart to set the temperature for the vision and culture they want to create. Jason Barger, globally celebrated author, keynote speaker, and founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, is the host of The Thermostat, a podcast journey to discover authentic leadership, create compelling cultures and find clarity of mission, vision, and values.