Leaders who want to inspire others need inspiration themselves. That inspiration is your purpose. Join us for a conversation with former Pepsi Cola and Cole Haan executive Lance Tanaka to learn how you can identify your gifting, find your passion, and build the discipline to take the steps that will help you achieve your dream. Get inspired to inspire in this heartfelt episode.
Dream and Achieve: Get Inspired to Inspire Your People
2:09 – We begin with a look back at when classmates asked Lance to run for student body president. It was a time when he didn’t see himself as a leader.
6:12 – The 7-9 elements that everyone needs in their life. These things cannot be ignored and are a source of powerful leadership energy. When you align these elements they become a source of powerful energy. It’s that sense that you’re doing what you were meant to be doing.
8:07 – The trap leaders can fall into by comparing themselves to other leaders.
9:24 – The notion of “north” vs “true north” and how leaders get caught in paralysis by looking for one exact path. It is more effective to know the general direction and get moving.
12:06 – The misconception that leaders must have charisma. Rather, they need authenticity.
17:00 – How to find the elements and gifts that are critical to your purpose and being inspired to inspire.
21:13 – Understanding why we might shy away from some of our elements and gifts when we need to embrace them.
23:00 – How to use your elements and gifts to choose directions and next steps.
25:42 – The challenge of focusing on your weaknesses as opposed to gifts and strengths.
29:00 – More elements and gifts to help you find yours.
32:00 – Explore elements and gifts in four areas: who, what, where, and when.
41:35 – The Choice Matrix, a tool to help you make decisions in alignment with your elements and gifts.