On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Jason Treu about building trust for transformation, vulnerability and leadership, and why all leaders should provide psychological safety in their organisation, team or community.
We also discuss Unstoppable Workplaces, Cards Against Mundanity, why the Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks are the heart and soul of the city, and leading high performing teams.
Jason Treu – Building Trust For Transformation
Jason is a best-selling author of Social Wealth, TEDx Wilmington Speaker, and Executive Coach who has worked with transformational leaders such as Steve Jobs, Mark Cuban and Reed Hastings. He is host of the Executive Breakthroughs Podcast, Keynote Speaker on Unstoppable Workplaces, Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks fan, and supporter of charities such as the American Cancer Society.
His education includes a BA History from Indiana University Bloomington, a Law degree and Masters in Communications from Syracuse University, and has a completed a leadership program at the Harvard Business School. Jason has held roles in Communications and Investor Relations at RightNow, Hewlett Packard, American Heart Foundation, Blockbuster and ReachLegal. As an entrepreneur he co-founded Visual Arts Reimagined and company culture expert at Unstoppable workplaces.
Jason talks about:
- Why the Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks are the heart and soul of the city.
- Self awareness is paramount for you to prevent sabotaging your success.
- The catalyst that led to focusing on company culture and leadership growth.
- We all have fears and fears control us.
- Why so many talented and productive teams struggle.
- Building trust for transformation.
- How successful leaders build psychological safety.
- How people can identify their blindspots and use them to their advantage.
- Your brain is wired for survival, it is wired to keep us safe.
- Leadership skills that set the worlds most influential leaders apart from good leaders.
- You have to be humble, because you cant be right all the time.
- The three secrets to speeding up the relationship building process.
- As you scale its always a challenge as you have to let go of parts of the business.
- The most important ingredients in being a high performing leader.
- How do you bring people together and make them feel connected and belonging
Active CEO Performance Tip
Leadership Overwhelm – As a leader, have you ever felt completely overcome in mind or emotion, where you feel a stress or combination of stressors are too big for you to manage? This is the feeling of overwhelm. Everyone experiences some level of overwhelm and the important thing to remember, is that it is all manageable. Rather than fighting your feelings of overwhelm you can accept that anxiety is like riding a wave and it will be easier; learn to turn overwhelming thoughts into helpful thoughts; shift your thoughts from having to complete everything right now to focusing on one thing at a time; identify what you need to be present with right now; take a deep breath to relax the body; and most importantly engage in an action that you enjoy before rushing into solve the trigger of overwhelm. Start taking control of your overwhelm today.
“To build psychological safety, admit your own failings and vulnerabilities and things that you are not good at. Thank people, stay open to try and do other things, doing risks and things differently, have the tough conversations and get to the core of the issue.” Jason Treu talks about the importance of psychological safety for building trust, on the active CEO Podcast.
“Before you can start to move things forward, you must have high level of trust.” Building trust with Jason Treu, on the active CEO Podcast.
Resources Mentioned in this show:
Jason Treu: www.JasonTreu.com
Cards Against Mundanity www.Cardsagainstmundanity.com
Executive Breakthroughs Podcast
Jason Treu Facebook
Jason Treu YouTube
Jason Treu Instagram
Jason Treu Twitter
Craig Johns firstname.lastname@example.org
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