Episode 044 of my leadership podcast is a great interview with an engaging author, Bob Burg.
Our discussion is packed with compelling stories to help you learn how to be a leader of influence.
Bob Burg and I have similar passions—empowering leaders to pursue the next best versions of themselves.
Here's a little about Bob Burg:
- He's named one of the 30 Most Influential Leaders by The American Management Association.
- He's an avid supporter and defender of the free society, free enterprise, and free people (believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people one serves).
- He co-authored The Go-Giver, a bestselling business leadership parable, and then a follow-up parable, The Go-Giver Leader—both books challenge the long standing paradigm of being a go-getter and other conventional ideas about business success.
Bob and co-author, John David Mann, are back with another compelling story in the Go-Giver series: THE GO-GIVER INFLUENCER: A Little Story about a Persuasive Idea tackles the paradox of achieving what you want by focusing on the other person’s interests and needs—not in a way that is self-sacrificial but rather in a way where all parties benefit greatly.
Listen to episode 044 of Garage to Goliath | Leaders Building Legacies podcast to hear:
- Bob talk about leadership ideas that can unite even two people with opposite perspectives—like Glenn Beck AND Arianna Huffington. [3:17]
- Why the free market is the only system where people can only prosper by serving others. [4:06]
- Why millennials unfairly get a bum rap. [6:12]
- Bob and Dan’s advice on how to disagree without being disagreeable and how to have more fruitful interactions when we don’t agree. [7:40]
- How to use the principles of influence to delight and more importantly persuade others. [13:12]
- A plan for how to master your emotions. [15:45]
- Strategies to communicate with tact and empathy. [26:00]
- How letting go of the need to be right can actually make you, as a leader, more influential. [30:05]
- The one sentence that leaders can use to mitigate conflict and misunderstanding. [35:15]
- The 8 keywords you can use to move someone to your side. [38:44]
- Why compromise is typically NOT the answer. [41:18]
- How Bob describes his leadership style. [44:46]
- The one trait Bob looks for in his top people. [46:10]
- Bob share what he learned from his life mentors. [48:33}
- How Bob wants to be described when he’s gone. [50:05]
Listen and enjoy!
Links from episode 044 of Garage to Goliath | Leaders Building Legacies podcast:
- Bob Burg: The Go-Giver Movement | Facebook | Twitter | Podcast
Dan’s leadership ebook: Is CEO Disease Crippling You? | How to Diagnose and Treat It Before It’s Too Late
- Drive by Daniel Pink
- The Art of War by Sun Tzu
- Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't by Simon Sinek
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