Section 1: The power of leadership
Explain the difference between good and bad leader behaviors and the human impact of each.
Section 2: What blocks you from being a great leader?
Name the four great leader behaviors and provide examples of each.
Section 3: The four high impact leadership behaviors
Practice the four leadership behaviors for fifteen minutes per day for two weeks.
Section 4: Improve your workplace
Summarize the neuroscience behind why we don't like bad bosses.
Section 5: How great leadership gives you better performance
Establish a leadership legacy by practicing a few simple daily behaviors in the workplace.
Lecture 10: The three things that block that you from being a great leader
Three things block us from carrying out these simple leadership behaviors: Cognizance, Distraction, and Habit.
Cognizance is a catch all for everything psychological: your personality, your level of self awareness, and a whole array of human cognitive biases. The first rule of leadership is “Know Thyself,” so the antidote for this barrier is getting realistic feedback, taking psychological assessments, and reflecting.
Distraction comes from all things unimportant like e-mail and meetings. It’s a global and growing managerial problem. Antidotes: Everyone is in the same boat so mutually discuss e-mail and meeting truces, Set 15 to 20 minutes aside on your calendar for carrying out the four leadership behaviors, and google time saving best practices in high performing organizations. Use them all to take a bite out of this monster.
Habits are a huge leadership barrier. Your brain does not want you to break a habit, so trick it. Antidote: Perform your leadership behaviors in the morning when will power is strongest, take small steps at first, and use visuals to track and goad yourself, such as progress boards, check lists, or to-do lists.
NB: Overcoming these three barriers is crucial to you becoming a great leader!