You can lead from any position — as a CEO, manager or employee. Learn surprising ways to be a more effective leader, rather than unknowingly lose power and respect at work.
In any position at work (or really in any area of your life) you can influence others and be a leader.
As a leader, one of the most important aspects of your success is understanding the impact you have on people.
The impact you have, that you’re unaware of having, is what we call leadership blind spots.
It’s normal to have blind spots. We all do. It’s your willingness to be conscious of them that will keep your leadership evolving, rather than devolving.
Today’s Man Alive Podcast is with an Organizational Culture expert who has been in the field for more than 30 years. Russ Elliot has powerful wisdom about how you can be a more effective leader and how to implement a culture at work that benefits not only an organization’s bottom line, but the people who work there!
In this conversation we discussed…
- Common blind spots leaders discover when they get honest feedback
- Why it’s so important for leaders to understand their unintentional impact
- How to start bringing Conscious Culture to your organization and the benefits you’ll see
- The power of finding your “leadership purpose” and “individual leadership style,” in any role at work
- Google’s research on what makes teams most effective
As I continue to explore the overlap between leadership and love I find this episode particularly important. Similar blind spots often show up in both our personal and professional relationships. In this episode you’ll gain a window into what you may not be seeing, in both realms.
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Russ Elliot, an expert on organizational culture, is the founder of the Conscious Culture Group, a consulting and executive coaching company committed to building sustainable and effective intentional cultures. Working closely with leaders, Russ partners with forward-thinking organizations to identify and eliminate gaps between the leadership’s vision of culture and the employee experience, thereby creating high engagement through conscious culture.
Russ has 30+ years of experience in HR and business, guiding leaders internally and externally through their leadership challenges. While serving as a SVP HR Director, his organization was recognized as a Best Place to Work in Silicon Valley and one of the top 40 banks to work for in the nation.
Russ is on the faculty of UC Berkeley extension, Center for Creative Leadership, Global Institute of Leadership Development and Women in Leadership. Russ’ articles have been published in national HR magazines and he has been interviewed as an HR/culture expert for national HR articles. Russ holds a BS in Business and an MA in HR and serves as a consultant, executive coach, educator, trainer and speaker.