In a leadership position, what you say matters...
Not just some of the time, all of the time.
One statement can have the power to completely change someone's day, week, month, year, or career.
It is for this reason that any leadership position needs to be treated with the highest level of respect.
On this episode, best-selling author and leadership coach Nils Vinje speaks with Patrick Mirza, Director of Content Marketing and Publications at WorldatWork.
Patrick was on the receiving end of one statement that left him feeling discouraged and hollow.
This conversation opened up a discussion about the importance of giving effective feedback.
In this episode...
0:16 - Patrick's background - Patrick explains his role at WorldatWork.
1:28 - Inclusive leadership - How does this play a role in receiving benefits at work?
4:25 - First leadership position - Patrick's first job out of college.
5:28 - Managing freelancers - What challenges did Patrick face while he was managing freelancers?
7:33 - In-house and freelancer overlap - How did Patrick's management with freelancers differ from managing a salaried team?
10:48 - Shielding freelancers from management - How was Patrick able to manage pressure from management?
17:21 - Freelancer vs. employee - How has Patrick's leadership evolved after these different experiences?
19:35 - You don't own the company - Patrick explains how one phrase from management discouraged him.
27:05 - Feedback using facts, not emotion - Patrick shares his thoughts on this philosophy.
34:00 - Patrick's advice to himself - What advice would Patrick give his younger self?
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