The Amazing Power Of Kindness

The Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 37 With Leon Logothetis

Do you believe kindness can change one person? And then that one person can change the world?

Leon Logothetis watched The Motorcycle Diaries and a thought popped into his head. He wanted to see if he could travel around the world on the kindness of strangers. This birthed The Kindness Diaries, a book and an original series on Netflix where Leon travels the globe on Kindness One relying on the kindness of others.

After being introduced to The Kindness Diaries by my author friend Brian Lund, I knew I had to have Leon on the show to talk about the amazing power of kindness. Kick back, pop in your headphones, and listen to this great episode of Answers From Leadership.

Leon Logothetis shares how kindness has changed his life

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Building, Keeping, And Transferring Credibility In Leadership

Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode #35

Credibility is a powerful factor in any leader’s life. Without credibility, people will struggle to find a reason to follow you. When you have credibility, people realize you get things done.

Susan M. Barber, our guest today on Answers From Leadership, knows a thing or two about building, keeping, and transferring credibility. And that’s what Susan and I discuss in episode 35 of Answers From Leadership.

Susan Barber on Building, Keeping, And Transferring Credibility In Leadership

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Show Notes

Susan, what else would you like listeners to know about you?

No, you did a great job introducing me.

How would you define leadership?

I define leadership as inspiring others with a shared vision. Empowering them to deliver objectives and having integrity.

3 Reasons Being Young Shouldn’t Stop You From Leading

Your youth is an asset

Has anyone ever told you that you’re too young to lead? Maybe they’ve told you that you don’t know enough yet. You haven’t reached the age of maturity.

Some of those concerns are valid. You might not know as much as you need to. Or you might be a lot younger than those you’re going to be leading.

Yet being young shouldn’t stop you from leading. Rather, you should be encouraged to lead when you’re young.

Youth shouldn't stop you from leading

Yes, you’re young…

There are many issues that can arise because of your youth.

You might easily be distracted by the next shiny thing. You might not know everything there is to know about the situation you’re leading the organization into. Or you might not have buy-in from those around you, after all, you’re half their age.

How To Have Creative Conversations

Brit Poulson On Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 33

Creative conversations… What do creative conversations look like? How can you have more creative conversations? What do you do if your conversation partner is considered an adversary?

Brit Poulson and I sat down to discuss these important questions regarding creative conversations. And Brit knows a bit about creative conversations.

He’s the author of The Clarity Compass: See More Clearly. Have Creative Conversations. Live the Life you Want. Brit is also the owner and principal of Clarity Compass Consulting where he specializes in transformative coaching and leadership programs.

Creative conversations with Brit Poulson Answers From Leadership podcast

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Brit, what else would you like listeners to know about you?

I’d like them to know that even though I’m doing business work and leadership consulting work, my overall approach is a psychological approach. I start on the cognitive level and then work down to deep understandings of the world.

Who Leadership Isn’t About

Is there a bigger leadership lie than the one that says leadership is about the leader?

He has to be front and center. He has to be known. And he has to get the credit.

That’s what we’ve been told for so long. It’s what has destroyed the leadership position.

Leadership is about others

Leadership isn’t about YOU, the leader.

You may be casting the vision. You may be leading the charge. Or you may be the one giving direction.

All of these actions can make it seem like you’re the one leadership is about. You’d be drawing the wrong conclusion.

Leadership doesn’t revolve around the leader. Leadership should revolve around those being led.

Why We Think Leadership Is About The Leader

In recent history, leaders have become the face of the organization. They talk about what’s going on and they cast the vision.