Nobody ever said Leadership was easy. Still, let’s not overcomplicate it. Jason shares six key reminders for leaders and teams to help engage and connect with their team members.
1:47 – Jason introduces Season 5 episode 16 of the podcast, Don’t Complicate Leadership. Welcome back to the podcast on corporate culture and leadership and thank you for listening. We engage thought leaders like CEOs, CFOs, managers, VPs, directors, and more for this podcast. 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. We deep dive into today’s topic.
2:20 – 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 to email@example.com
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4:22 – Recently we have been talking about the big shift and the big changes that are happening now through the Great Resignation and what that means in past episodes. What should I have done differently is a common phrase that leaders ask but many times we overthink things and make leadership too complicated. Today is a reminder to not complicate leadership too much.
5:45 – Leadership begins with a desire to serve. To come to it with the mindset that I am here to serve something that is greater than myself and to serve other people and to make others successful. We are all thermostats setting a temperature.
Could I have done this or that maybe? Don’t overcomplicate leadership. Don’t second guess yourself.
9:38 – If you see something you like in the organization then say it! Tell people that they are really doing great work. Don’t overcomplicate leadership.
10:20 – Jason goes over some keys to not overcomplicate leadership.
- Trust your gut. If you sense that someone is not okay then just pause for a second and ask, how are you? Don’t assume or brush it under the table. It can help a lot to communicate
- Lack of clarity, invite conversation. If there is a lack of clarity then we need to be even better in conversations about what is going on and how things should be done. Invite conversation and lean into to clarify why, when, where, how, and what.
- Have questions? Ask! Don’t sit and stew, if you have a question about something, ask a question.
- If you see something around you you like, tell them. Point it out, say it, and celebrate it. Say the good stuff we see in the people around us.
- If we see things we don’t like then we also need to be willing to say it. We need to be willing as leaders to be direct and to say it. Being clear to somebody is actually being kind.
- Take ownership over what success looks like. What will success look like in action and behavior? Paint the picture to everyone and express what this will look like in action and behavior.
Questions to Ponder
In what ways can you be more direct, more simple, more proactive in your leadership style?
In what ways are you making your leadership or your actions too complicated?
What are the things to clarify and focus all the items we talked about on today’s podcast?
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Remember, the best leaders, teams, & cultures stimulate progress by recalibrating their thermostat together.
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.