Leadership

EPISODE 44: Enhance Your Own Leadership Through The Leaders Who Inspire You

As a leader, knowing who other leaders inspire you is important. The ones who inspire you, emulate the values that are already inherent in you and to establish true leadership, you have to lead from your core convictions.

In this episode, learn a quick exercise on how you can collate the top leadership traits you are drawn to from other leaders and a few questions as well to guide you in adopting those traits.

Key takeaways:

  • Leaders face the truth. Therefore, when in need of change and action, they get real with themselves and with their environment.
  • Thereafter, they are able to make decisions that arise from something pure and honest, resulting to better outcomes.
  • Leaders are inspired by other leaders. They see leadership in others because there’s leadership in themselves.
  • Identify the traits of the leaders who inspire you and get real with the actions that you need to adopt and amplify those traits.
  • If you are able to identify inspiring traits from other leaders, then you yourself share the same traits. The challenge for you then is how you can amplify and strengthen those traits in you.

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Time-Stamped Show Notes

[00:00] Intro

[00:14] What kind of leaders inspire you?

[00:25] List down 5 leaders who inspire you.

[00:30] List down 5 traits from each of the 5 leaders who inspire you.

[01:32] Choose 5 top traits out of the 25 total traits of the 5 leaders who inspire you.

[01:49] How far away are you where you are now to adopting those 5 top traits?

[02:05] What are the actions that you need to do to adopt those traits?

[02:14] What are the actions necessary to amplify those traits in your life?

[02:54] Leaders are inspired by other leaders.

EPISODE 42: How Do You Pave The Way as The Leader of Your Business and Your People?

This episode is recorded from one of my talks on leadership. Leaders are meant to pave the way for the rest. As a CEO, that is your ultimate task. Both the brunt and rewards of your company’s performance are on your shoulders. How do you then clear the path and set the stage for your business and for your people?

Here’s a quick view on some of what’s discussed in this episode: The better way of taking responsibility, increase your profitability by increasing your confidence, find out my simple rule on how you can move your business forward through making a request/promise, why you should increase your empathy for yourself, why you should think weirder, not bigger. And why you should stop wasting time working on your weaknesses. (This is crazy, I know, but it works.) I hope this episode helps you out in affirming the leader within you.

Key takeaways:

  • You want to find more business opportunities? Think weirder.
  • Reconsider the things that don’t make sense. Just because it didn’t make sense in the past doesn’t mean they don’t make sense now to the future.
  • You’ve been told to go make your weaknesses stronger.
  • Challenge that and instead, get weaker in them. Get even crappier at what your weaknesses are. Just be don’t just be shit in, be absolute shit in it.
  • Identify what those weaknesses are and then identify your core strengths. And then every bit of energy that you have been spending trying to get better with your weaknesses? Give it up. Take that energy and put it towards your strengths and become exceptional in those.
  • Bring more empathy to you first, and ultimately, you’ll build a gentle company with a culture of kindness and connection a.k.a. love.
  • The number one component in sales is love. It transcends all the techniques. So why not build companies that are built on a foundation of love? The whole universe is based on love.

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Time-Stamped Show Notes

[00:00] Intro

[00:10] The CEO is always responsible for his company

[00:29] The better way of taking responsibility

[01:03] Increase your profitability by increasing your confidence

[01:56] What’s your relationship to requests and promises?

[02:08] The different kinds of conversations people make and which kind you should focus on.

[03:46] A simple rule on how you can move your business forward through making a request/promise

[05:05] If money was no issue, what would you do and what would you say?

[05:57] If your business was a message, what would be its message?

[06:47] Why you should increase your empathy for yourself?

[08:55] What areas are you not willing to let go of control?

[10:02] You want to find more opportunities? Think weirder.

[12:19] Know what your weaknesses are and don’t waste your time working on it. (This is crazy, I know, but it works.)

EPISODE 38: How Legacy Best Defines a Great Leadership

This week’s guest is Dov Baron, the man with a finger on the pulse of the evolving world of NextGen leadership. He has been speaking internationally for over 30 years, is one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers to hire, and is considered by many as the leading authority on Authentic Leadership. Dov is also a bestselling author of several books. His latest book is Fiercely Loyal; How High Performing Companies Develop and Retain Top Talent. He also writes for and has been featured in many industry magazines including being featured on CNN, CBS Small Business Pulse, SHRM, Yahoo Finance, Boston Globe, Business in Vancouver, USA today, CEO, Entrepreneur and many more.

This episode tackles the importance of building your legacy and how its lasting impact defines great leadership; Why women used to be considered ineffective leaders (of course now we know it’s far from the truth); How Leadership is evolving; And a quite provoking point (I suggest you listen in before this freak you out) — Find out why Dov considers Nelson Mandela a failed leader. This will hit home once you realized why. Plus, a bonus: Dov shares an exercise on building a legacy which he does with clients that will confront the way you see yourself and the way you would want others to see you.

I apologize if the audio for this episode is kinda whacked. We had some audio issue during the recording, but I thought I’d go ahead and have this gold released rather than not. It’s too good not to share.

Key takeaways:

  • Within each of us inherently lies a deep greatness. This greatness is the wholeness in us. The original premise of being a human being. We spend our lives thinking that something we can have or do will complete us when we have been complete all along.
  • There’s nothing to add but everything to take away.
  • The leadership of today is evolving into a non-egoic leadership. It is a leadership that is soulful, collaborative and inclusive.
  • Individuals of working organizations are no longer willing to be led by dictatorial leaders anymore.
  • With all the war talks emerging, we see a reaction to the universal concept of polarity or extremes. At the moment, there is a natural tendency to find a middle ground to avoid swimming from one side to the other. Polarity makes us confront the things that we have been neglectful and complacent.
  • Most multi-generational family business fail as result of losing the connection with the original intention of what the business was.
  • There’s no succession plan beyond the financial intention when they should have created a Values and Purpose Driven succession plans.
  • We create a lasting and impactful legacy when learn to transcend the personality and the way we do that is to become empowered with our service.

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Time-Stamped Show Notes

[00:00] Intro

[00:38] Who is Dov Baron?

[00:35] Dov’s approach to leadership – finding that Deep Greatness within you and why he thinks its what we’ve all been searching for

[02:53] Dov uses an interesting metaphor to describe what Deep Greatness is like.

[05:02] Dov’s realization on why we keep looking for something when we’re not missing anything in the first place

[05:19] The backbone of Dov’s work on leadership building

[05:43] We have always been whole and complete

[06:27] Dov’s view on how leadership is evolving today

[07:22] Why women were used to be considered ineffective as leaders, and why it’s now proven wrong.

[08:59] Dov’s view on the polarity in Leadership and why it’s related to all the crazy stuff that’s happening in the world right now

[10:56] Why Dov considers the phenomenal Nelson Mandela, a failed leader

[11:43] Why Dov’s credits Donald Trump for pushing people out of complacency

[13:13] Dov’s interesting angle on how to measure an effective leadership and why most family businesses fail. (TAKE NOTE OF THIS)

[15:08] What is your Legacy and how do you measure it? (Dov shares a personal story here to express how he measured his legacy and how it transformed his life.)

[17:51] Being measured without a name but by what’s left behind

[20:01] A sense of urgency within leaders

[20:23] Embrace your magnificent rage, embrace that beast within you

[21:16] A deeper definition of True Greatness

[24:14] Dov shares a revealing and confronting exercise he does with his clients to trigger the shift within them from a state of complacency to actioning on their legacy. (Get your paper and pen ready.)

[29:14] Why we shouldn’t run away from having fierce conversations

[30:41] A bit on what Dov’s writing now – Dealing with impostor syndrome and accessing your deep greatness

[31:58] How to get in touch with Dov

[32:19] LAST NOTE – DOV wants an email from YOU

EPISODE 34: How Do You Discover and Reinforce Your Message as a Leader?

High Performing Entrepreneurs and Leaders of today are inspiring leadership with their life’s expressions and choices. No longer is it about inspiring people with prolific statements. It has become about your life, being embodied as your own message.

This episode is all about finding your own message as a leader and I’ve got 10 great questions here to help you out in this pursuit.

Key takeaways:

  • Our job to empower other leaders is to work on ourselves and as leaders it’s no longer about having a message, it’s about expressing our lives in such a way that it speaks for us.
  • Your environment affects your reality and behavior.
  • The old leadership method is to be disconnected from people and relationships. It is all about command and control, whereas the new leadership is about connection…to be self-aware and to feel.
  • Instead of thinking payments and incomes in terms of weeks, try breaking down your target money goal in terms of months. The brain is designed to think in terms of months and when you make this switch in approaching money, your money goal becomes achievable this way.
  • When we get healthy we can start to feel again and we feel again we feel other people’s emotions and we feel our own emotions, we become more empathetic leaders.

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Time-Stamped Show Notes

[00:00] Intro

[00:19] Where do you actually live right now and where do you want to live?

[01:02] How do you want to feel as a leader? What do you eat?

[01:57] So, ask yourself as a leader what you’d like your main sources of income to be?

[02:07] How much do you want to earn per month?

[02:49] How much do you want to contribute per month?

[03:03] As a leader what do you do with your downtime?

[03:31] A bit on NuCalm

[04:17] So what changes do you need to make with people you spend time with

[04:53] Have.Sex.Often.

[05:26] When you wake up ask yourself what’s the first thought you say to yourself?

[06:06] What are you really committed to changing in this world?

[06:43] What ways do you contribute most in your life?

EPISODE 33: How to Become Self Aware to the Voice of Your Own Soul

In leadership and in business, self-awareness is one of the most important attributes that one must possess. And listening to your own soul enables you to establish connections to every little nuance in your life, making you a more productive and a more effective leader.

How do you become self-aware to the voice of your own soul? To help you with that, I’ve got eight great questions here for you to answer and reflect on.

Key takeaways:

  • The number one attribute of High Performing Entrepreneurs and leaders is self-awareness. Therefore as leaders, we need to learn how to discern the voice our own soul.
  • Our soul may speak in completely different language. It might speak through symbols, it might speak through feelings so you might be looking for your soul to talk to you in the English language when in fact, it is talking to you in feelings and intuition.
  • There is a radical difference between how the Western World and the Shamanic World approach the human stress and trauma. The former provides superficial treatment that can even promote further sickness while the latter promotes healing by re-establishing the body’s connection to its soul.

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Time-Stamped Show Notes

[00:00] Intro

[01:28] If your soul had something to say in one sentence, what would it say?

[01:40] What does your soul want to say to your personality?

[02:16] Is your personality leading your life or your soul?

[02:42] What the Western World programs us about personality and the soul.

[03:36] What activities feed your soul?

[04:02] Where and who do you spend time with that feeds your soul?

[04:44] If you had a soul family, who would it be?

[04:51] A particular concept from TV Show “Sense 8” that I find interesting…and something that everyone should consider.

[06:32] What percentage is your soul in your body?

[07:05] What if all disease was a soul that disassociated from the body?

[08:09] Handling Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome: The Western World way vs The Shamanic way