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E019: How to Develop Ninja Leadership Skills (with Jason Gore)

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“Speak to someone ELSE about your difficult conversation first, to release charge. Then the actual conversation will be much smoother”

– Jason Gore

Listen in to hear:

  • Who should be listening to this podcast? (Hint: It’s not just for executives)
  • Why is leadership so important?
  • How important is leadership development in a company?
  • You don’t just lead people reporting to you – you can lead your co-workers too!
  • How critical it is to manage up.
  • What gets in the way of leadership development.
  • Are you leading yourself!?
  • How to you measure great leadership? Jason explains the value of micro-practices.
  • Jason outlines a few of the top micro-practices a leader demonstrates.
  • What’s the best way for a manager, exec or even entrepreneur to develop their leadership skills?
  • The value of self-assessment.
  • The value of group-assessment (360 feedback).
  • While 360 feedback is bringing in the big guns, Jason explains how you can elicit feedback as a daily practice.
  • How awareness alone can drive change. But Jason has a powerful system to accelerate that change!
  • What are some categories that are assessed?
  • What happens once the feedback is in? (development plan)
  • How do you help ensure the plan is followed? What accountability systems are most effective?

” Don’t have tough conversations when you’re upset ”

-Jason Gore

QUOTES:
“When you try and preserve a relationship by avoiding a tough conversation, you can destroy the relationship” – Jason Gore
“Speak to someone ELSE about your difficult conversation first, to release charge. Then the actual conversation will be much smoother” – Jason Gore
“When you get employees talking to each other, everything gets better” – Jason Gore
“When you avoid a tough conversation, you also avoid the likelihood of things getting better” – Jason Gore
“You really get to know who people are by how they navigate conflict with you” – Jason Gore
“Be soft on the person, hard on the problem” – Jason Gore
“Tough Conversations – Missing Ingredient #1: Willingness to Own your world or perceptions” – Jason Gore
“Tough Conversations – Missing Ingredient #2: Willingness to understand the other person’s world” – Jason Gore
“Don’t have tough conversations when you’re upset” – Jason Gore
“We’re talking about the easy stuff; we’re not talking about the harder stuff” – David Wood

BIO:
Jason Gore is an Executive Coach at Neuberg, Gore & Associates specializing in leadership at high-growth startups. For over 20 years, Jason has led leadership programs in over 85 cities across 15 countries for the Fortune 500, The Military, NASA, and even Burning Man.

He has led leadership and change initiatives at Disney, Starbuck’s, ABC, Honda, Bombardier Aerospace, Genentech, GAP, Target, REI, MasterCard, Cisco, and many others.

Jason later taught Negotiations at Harvard Law School as a TA. Jason is also an adventurer. He flies antique, open-cockpit cockpit airplanes, is a professional rafting guide, and spends a lot of time in the mountains of South America. He has made many decisions with life-and-death consequences, and when asked, will share a story from one of his narrow escapes.

www.neuberggore.com – check out the tools section for the Saturn Leadership Index, and the Cube model for Conflict.

I’d love to hear your greatest take-away from this interview if you’ll share it with me in the comment section below. I look forward to every one of them!

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