Cash Keahey works with new and emerging leaders and is often asked what personality types make the best leaders? It’s a difficult question at best and he didn’t have the data to provide a solid answer. So, he took his interest in politics and studied successful presidents based on the assessments of 120 presidential historian-experts and accompanying analyses and authored Eight Leader Types in the White House: Discover and Leverage Your Oval Office Leadership Style. Cash used the Myers-Briggs/Jungian personality theory to develop his leadership types. We all demonstrate these styles depending on our view of the world and we evolve. He suggests we find our leadership type and jump to that presidential chapter in the book to learn more about our strengths and blind spots.
I am starting this episode with a very important question for leaders.
Commitment or compliance: WHICH do you want?
And your answer to that question will make all the difference to which you will actually get. Check out the video to learn more.
Statistics show that we spend more time with the people we work with than we do with our family. Todd Palmer, CEO of Extraordinary Advisors and author of The Job Search Process: Find & Land a Great Job in 6 Weeks or Less, discusses servant leadership and taking care of those that take care of you. He tells Kevin that there are fewer people working than 40 years ago, yet not enough people for jobs. Leaders need to be thinking about their talent search and the opportunities their companies offer. Todd also offers a bonus to listeners of the Remarkable Leadership Podcast
In leadership, there are a couple of types of problems or challenges: there are skill problems and there are habit problems.
And in today’s episode, I am sharing some ideas with you that will help you to address the habit problem of how to listen more and listen better.
Early in his career, Carter Cast sat in a tough meeting with his supervisor and learned a hard truth about himself. He says it derailed him for a time and then led to the research to understand what impeded the career progress of talented people. Carter is very candid with Kevin about that meeting and shares his research and about his book, The Right (and Wrong) Stuff: How Brilliant Careers are Made. Carter believes we must understand our own vulnerabilities to work around or manage them, so we don’t sabotage our future.
It’s inevitable that there will be “silos” in organizations – groups that operate individually and separately from the rest of the organization. And unfortunately, this can often lead to the “Them vs. Us” syndrome.
And as leaders, we need to be breaking down barriers between project teams, groups and departments so that we can be more inclusive and therefore more successful.
In today’s episode, I am giving you five pieces of advice to help you and your organization be more inclusive.
You are not alone if you are feeling overwhelmed by the changing workplace. Not only do we have more generations working side by side, we also have colleagues working a time zone away. Wayne Turmel, Kevin’s co-author of The Long-Distance Leader, joins Kevin to dig deeper into the book and share his thoughts about remote leadership. Results from their research suggested that 60% of managers feel like they don’t know what they are doing when it comes to remote working. Yes, the work is getting done and at what cost? Because we can’t rely on real-time, face-to-face communication when people work from home or the other side of the world, leaders need to change how they think, act and communicate
When we do something with intention, it’s something that is on purpose, planned and conscious.
And intentional leaders are simply better leaders.
So today, I’m giving you four things that you can do right away to be more intentional starting today.