058: Chris Hutchinson | The Ideal Leader: Listening vs. Talking


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Truth You Can Act On:

  1. Healthy Teams. You may have superstars sitting next to each other, but they don’t work well together. Sound familiar? As a leader, don’t be a referee. A healthy team consists of people helping each other be bigger than themselves.
  2. Get Uncomfortable. Yes, you heard that right. As Chris says, getting uncomfortable is vital to your organization. Talk about how you’re feeling, and look at the bigger picture.
  3. The “Ideal Leader.” An ideal leader isn’t someone shouting orders - it’s someone who is listening. Try starting your one-on-one meetings by asking your people how they’re doing as a human. Let them know right off the bat that they’re psychologically safe, and can be themselves around you.

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Book Recommendation:

  • Emplify – Are you still using pulse surveys? How about annual questionnaires? If your organization relies on either of these, it’s time to discover Emplify. Emplify has created a new way to measure employee engagement. It’s where CEOs who want to know what’s really happening within a workforce go… to get honest feedback… and to understand what needs to change for people to love their work using simple and trustworthy data.

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