Hi this is Jamie Newman here and you are listening to a special bonus clip from my interview with Jason Treu from Episode 87 of the Your Best Manager podcast. Every now and again, after the show has finished, a great conversation continues and in this case, I just had to share it.
On the podcast itself, we talked a lot about self-development and how if you want to change, if you want to be different, well, that change is only going to happen if you are in massive pain or you have a massive compelling reason to do whatever it takes to make that change.
The pain part is kind of obvious, but the compelling reason can be a little more difficult to define, so I’ll say this really quick: Simply being better isn’t enough. You are a leader and you have a responsibility to contribute - a responsibility to make the lives of the people you engage with and interact with better.
And in the spirit of the “What If” project I’ve been running through the month of June here, what if? What if change happened? What could you accomplish if you were more influential or if you were able to help more people reach their potential? What kind of an impact could you have on other people if you were just given the opportunity? That, right there, can be your compelling reason… because what if nothing changes?
I mentioned this on the podcast as well, but what if you aren’t a memorable manager? What if you make no impact because you don’t change?
You have tremendous opportunity, regardless of what title or position you hold. I say this every now and again but I know this is true because you are listening to a leadership podcsat and even beyond this, you are listening to a bonus clip.
You have potential, you have opportunity, and in your head, you know that you need to improve and grow and develop so that you can reach that potential and increase your contribution through your work, through your business, through your career, through every aspect of your influence.
But having the desire isn’t enough, sometimes we need to take action.
That’s where this bonus clip comes in because Jason Treu lays out a very simple, yet highly effective action you can take immediately to start making those changes a reality.
Here we go…