Why Caring Is Key To Your Ability To Succeed At Leadership
Over the many years I’ve been doing this leadership podcast, one of the common themes that comes up in any given episode is the fact that leadership is not about you; it’s about the people you lead. That’s why I’m delighted to speak with my friend (and fellow Canadian) Dan Pontefract about why the most successful leaders are those who care on this episode of "Leadership Biz Cafe". Dan is the founder and CEO of The Pontefract Group, a firm that improves the state of leadership and organizational culture. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria Gustavson School of Business. Prior to this, Dan was the Chief Envisioner and Chief Learning Officer at TELUS—a Canadian telecommunications company. Dan is and the best selling author of four books, including this latest "LEAD. CARE. WIN." which is what Dan and I discuss in this episode. Over the course of our discussion, some of the topics Dan and I talk about include: Why leaders need to be relatable and how the way we view our mistakes is directly connected to it.How so many leaders are poor at managing their time and the critical activity they need to schedule in their work flow.How leaders can be more present in order to better connect with their employees.Why leaders need to make a commitment to balance if they are to both attract and retain the best talent to their teams and organization. Noteworthy links: Buy Dan Pontefract’s book “Lead. Care. Win.” on Amazon*Learn more about Dan’s work - danpontefract.com *Sponsored link.