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#442. The One Leadership Skill That Will Make or Break Your Career with Donnie Maib

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Are you ready to take the leap from team member to leader?

In this episode, Donnie Maib, a seasoned director with over 13 years of experience at the University of Texas, shares his insights on preparing for leadership roles and thriving in the future of work.

Donnie reveals the one leadership skill that will make or break your career. If you don’t do this now, trust me, you will struggle!

He also shares his top five book recommendations for aspiring leaders and emphasizes the power of listening and genuine human connection.

Whether you're an aspiring leader or looking to enhance your current leadership skills, Donnie's wisdom will provide you with a roadmap for success. Tune in now to elevate your leadership game!

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Quotable moments:

"You gotta start thinking like a leader way before the position even appears." - Donnie Maib

"The more I do this, I think it's so simple, Eric. You've really just got to sit down and listen to people. I have found out as I've gotten older, I do a lot less talking and a lot more just listening." - Donnie Maib

"We're really moving to a team-based model. I think what we're gonna need in the future, because I've already seen it here, the really good organizations can move really fast." - Donnie Maib

"It's going to be a unique blend of people that are highly skilled and trained, but it's all about the win. It's not about their ego or their, you know, them being out front and getting all the likes and comments." - Donnie Maib


The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself.

On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense.

Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery.


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