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Jason Scott - 120VC: Winning Teams and Effective Leadership

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In this episode of Speaking To Influence, Dr. Laura Sicola engages in a captivating conversation with Jason Scott, CEO of 120VC, unraveling the core elements of winning teams and effective leadership.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Connecting employees to the company's mission is crucial for their engagement and satisfaction.
  • Shifting from advocacy to inquiry in leadership communication can lead to better team collaboration and problem-solving.
  • Leaders who focus on inquiry and active listening can empower their team members and set them up for success.
  • Servant leadership requires a balance of leadership and management, with a focus on discipline, trust, transparency, and accountability. Inquiry is essential for effective leadership. Instead of immediately judging or dismissing someone's ideas, get curious and ask questions to understand their perspective.
  • Developing empathy is crucial for effective leadership. It allows leaders to understand and connect with their team members, leading to better relationships and improved results.
  • Being the lone voice of dissent can be challenging but necessary. It requires courage to speak up and offer a different perspective, but it can lead to better decision-making and innovation.
  • Improving communication skills is an ongoing process. Leaders should continuously work on their ability to explain ideas clearly and listen actively to ensure effective communication.
  • Jay's book 'It's Never Just Business, It's About People' offers valuable insights and lessons on leadership and communication.

About Jason Scott:

Scott, a talentless, real-life anti-hero who doesn't just talk the talk, he walks the walk. Growing up in the streets of Los Angeles with less-than-ideal parents, J. learned early on that actions speak louder than words.

After dropping out of high school at 17, J. joined the Navy and learned firsthand that grit and courage could overcome any lack of talent. He embraced every opportunity to learn and eventually became a Naval Rescue Swimmer, jumping out of helicopters to save lives.

Rewind, two decades ago, J. founded 120VC to help people, leaders, and teams get things done that really matter. He's uncovered some universal truths along the way: organizations are optimized for the results they're getting, and to get different results, humans need to perform their jobs differently.

But here's the kicker: humans crave success in all areas of their lives, and nobody knows how to be successful doing their job differently. That's where leaders come in - to help people feel safe to experiment and slay new ways of working.

Scott is the epitome of the anti-thought leader, proving that leadership isn’t about being the most talented or successful person on the team. It’s about helping your team members define and deliver success. If you surround yourself with talented people and inspire them to reach for THEIR potential, the leader doesn’t need to be talented. They just have to play for the team. J. Scott is a regular guy who's proven that actions speak louder than words.

You can connect with Jason Scott in the following ways:

You can connect with Dr. Laura Sicola in the following ways:

  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlaurasicola
  • LinkedIn Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/laurasicola-inc
  • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/VocalImpactProductions
  • Facebook: Dr. Laura Sicola
  • Twitter: @LauraSicola
  • Instagram: @drlaurasicola
  • Website: https://laurasicola.com
  • Laura’s Online Course: virtualinfluence.today


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