When your team thinks of you as a leader, is your leadership loveable? The lovable leader knows that all people are capable of extraordinary things, that obstacles can empower you instead of limit you, and that your abilities combined with your choices give everyone you lead opportunities for greatness.
For too long leadership has been defined by the bottom line, at the expense of the humans leading and being led. Obviously, results matter but now more than ever, leaders need to be more than a boss wielding the authority of a title to produce results. Leaders need to be lovable. In this episode author, speaker, and strategist Jeff Gibbard offers an invaluable set of practical skills that will inspire people to follow you, make your organization a better place to work, and might just change the broken culture of work.
The Loveable Leader
05:40 What’s the definition of a lovable leader?
11:22 What are the different leadership archetypes?
13:36 What is it like to work for me? Ask questions, be curious and think about what type of leader you wanna be.
14:06 Leadership is your responsibility, burden, and privilege.
20:40 What are the three pillars of lovable leadership?
25:26 There are different ways to show care as a leader such as being curious about what people on your team care about, acknowledging people for their wins and validating them in their time of losses, and standing up for them.
30:56 In terms of building trust, what is a practical thing we can do to validate rather than judge?
34:32 Our job as leaders often is to solve problems or to help people solve their own problems. If we have people who are guarded if we’re judging, instead of validating, they’re gonna be defensive.
36:36 Becoming a lovable leader doesn’t mean you have to change anything about what you’re doing in terms of getting work done. You’re just changing how we interact with one another.
39:33 Productive conflict as a forcing of a resolution or achieving an outcome.
53:56 Practical ways to take care of yourself as a lovable leader.
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