There are more than 3 key attributes or characteristics that describe a compelling 21st Century Leader, but these 3 actions are behaviors and mindsets that every culture needs in the world today.
1:47 – Jason introduces Season 4 episode 9 of the podcast. Welcome back to the podcast and thank you for listening. We wish to create content that engages your mind and heart and allows you to step back and think and add some positivity to your life. This podcast leadership lessons and 3 keys of leadership that are needed in the world today.
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3:40 – We can’t control everything but what we can control is our response. Still a lot of work to do but wanted to remind the audience what is within our control is the temperature we create in the organizations and teams we work with. If you have a suggestion, please send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org
4:30 – Jason talks about today’s conversation about leadership and lessons learned from 2020 and into 2021 for teams and organizations. So many things are out of our control and the challenges are not over but how we react to obstacles is within our power and can be seen as opportunities to grow. How can we be a part of the change we want to see in the world?
Challenges can be seen as opportunies to help stimulate progress.
6:22 – Many of us are leaders by title but leadership is not about title. We are all leaders in the sense that someone is watching how we react and respond to every situation. The people around us are taking cues on it. From your family, to your job, we are all leaders in that sense.
10:35 – Jason talks about the importance of 3 leadership qualities that he has identified that the world needs right now.
12:45 – The first leadership lesson is the listen. The best leaders are setting out and listening to their employees, their customers, and trying to build relationships and rapport with everyone. How are we going to intentionally listen to our people and to create an environment for them to be comfortable about being heard?
15:20 – Another characteristic that leaders need to point out to do, leaders need to be willing to utter the phrase, I don’t know”. These are three words that we don’t nearly hear enough. We got confused that the leaders need all the answers but that confusion has lead to leaders that share misinformation. Or worse leaders that jump to conclusions and give a premature answer that they don’t have a grasp on. Lack of clarity creates confusion. One of the best things a leader today can do is be venerable. It’s okay that if we don’t know to share that with others. Many of the things we are dealing with in the world do not have direct answers.
19:24 – Jason talks about the third characteristic involves the mindset of including. It is important to widen the circle of who is included. The best leaders celebrate the diversity of thought, experience, of background.
How can we bring everybody into participation?
Questions to Ponder
- How do need to listen next?
- Where do you need to share the I don’t know?
- Who do you need to include so that you can widen the circle and bring more into participating in wherever you’re going next?
Remember the best leaders create cultures that listen, that are vulnerable, and are inclusive. So let’s go create a culture and set a temperature that we all want to be a part of.
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.