Dec 4, 2019
As a leader, you’re able to
create the conditions where good things happen at your workplace.
You can influence the environment in ways where your team can
create, innovate, and solve wicked problems. In this episode, Jim
and Jan discuss how to address fear, how to cultivate hope and
creativity, and how leaders can strive to be better leaders with
the scarcity of time we all share.
[3:00] There’s a wide spectrum
of people out there and with that comes a wide spectrum of internal
motivation and what incentivizes them.
[5:00] With that being said,
people are also completely different at work than they are in their
[5:55] So what can leaders do if
they see someone who is fearful at their job? The best thing to do
is to look at yourself. How do you react when your staff presents
you with new ideas? How do you react when there is a major failure
in the company? As a leader, your reaction shifts the entire
culture of a company.
[11:15] If we are just a victim
of the world around us, we are perceived as weaker. We are weaker
because we have a lack of options in our lives so we might develop
a victim mentality in the workplace. It’s important to be active in
seeking alternative options, even if you don’t plan to take them
because it makes you stronger.
[17:00] Hope is not a strategy
but it is needed in the workplace. Hope is created when people feel
like they’re in control and that they have multiple options to
[19:55] We need creativity in
the workforce but in order to cultivate it, the leader’s workforce
needs to be relatively happy and stress-free.
[22:05] We are very confident
that we can read human emotions. In reality, we’re really bad at
[27:55] Leaders are busy. They
often don’t have extra time to study how to be good leaders, which
is why we need to surround ourselves with a good support system
that will help keep us accountable.
goes back to how people are incentivized and motivated. The baseline of those things is
fear and overconfidence.”
doesn’t always show up in the form of somebody that looks scared.
Fear can show up in someone that’s indecisive.”
- “Let’s find the optimal solution with the
information we have, in the time we have to make it.”
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