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How can we become leaders to inspire more impact in the world?
If you are someone who wants to make an impact in the world, lead an influential and inspiring life; you will fall in love with today's episode.
In this episode, we meet Ron Carucci who is the best-selling author of 8 books, and popular contributor at Harvard Business Review and Forbes. Ron is an expert on the journey from start up to scale up of a young business and leading massive transformation for organizations and change makers. Ron led a ten year longitudinal study on executive transition to find out why more than 50% of leaders fail within their first 18 months of appointment, and uncovering the four differentiating capabilities that set successful leaders apart. Those findings are highlighted in his groundbreaking Amazon #1 book Rising To Power, co-authored with Eric Hansen. Ron also did an inspiring Tedx Talk called "How to Be More Powerful than Powerless".
Ron Carucci is co-founder and managing partner at Navalent, working with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change for their organizations, leaders, and industries. He has a thirty-year track record helping some of the world’s most influential executives tackle challenges of strategy, organization, and leadership. From start-ups to Fortune 10’s, turn-arounds to new markets and strategies, overhauling leadership and culture to re-designing for growth, he has worked in more than 25 countries on 4 continents. In addition to being a regular contributor to HBR and Forbes, and has been featured in Fortune, CEO Magazine, BusinessInsider, MSNBC, Inc, Business Week, Smart Business, and thought leaders.
In this episode we talk about:
-How we can become leaders to inspire more impact in the world
-Self-destructing belief structures
-Two questions to ask yourself when emerging as a leader that will guide the way
-Why leaders have the imposter syndrome and what to do about it
-His insightful perspective about millennials
-How to stop comparing your journey to others.
There were so many tidbits of practical and experiential knowledge in this episode.
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Ron's quoteable's throughout the episodes
"Why not choose to say “I have power and I can change the world. I can be responsible with that power and intentionality.”
"Leaders fear being found our that they’re imperfect. Your humanity, your imperfection, your fallibility is your greatest asset and greatest source of credibility."
"Leaders have to appreciate that the IMPOSTER syndrome has a cost to other people."
"Millennials were the generation raised with the message "you can change the world."
"If you dig up underneath behind what's the driven-ness to advance? It's really the driven-ness for impact— NOT FOR SUCCESS."
"The good leaders are the ones who realize “the more I know, the more I don’t know” They begin their day with I don’t know. They solicit feedback. How can I serve you better? "
"You can spend the rest of your life singing to your hairbrush, but why wouldn’t you want the real thing? "
"Some of the best chapters of our lives don’t have titles until a little later. Most of us put the pen down rather than say I’m gonna co-create my story."
Resources mentioned in the episode:
Leadership Divided (on cross-generational relationships)
Rising to Power (10-year study on leadership transitions)