Getting Real: The Value of Executive/Leadership Coaching

June 25, 2024

After a hiatus of several months, listen as Cass and Niermann get real about future podcast episodes (send in your feedback and tell us what you need!). 

This episode also emphasizes the importance of executive or leadership coaching, as Scott shares about the value he has seen with an Executive Coach to help level up his game.

Episode Highlights:

  • Jason mentions a thought-provoking book “Think Again” by Adam Grant, discussing how the rate of knowledge growth has accelerated from 25 years to as few as 3-6 years since the 1950s.
  • Jason and Scott discuss their goal to rethink the podcast format to better deliver valuable insights to the audience.
  • Scott shares his experience post-pandemic, touching on how basic functions in society seem to struggle and his personal engagement with an executive coach to enhance his leadership skills.
  • Scott explains the 360 assessment process he underwent, which provided him with comprehensive feedback from various perspectives within his professional circle.
  • Scott discusses the complexities of leadership styles and the necessary balance between detail-oriented and results-focused approaches.
  • Discussion on the necessity of leadership adaptability in fast-paced environments and the importance of detail-oriented management.
  • Jason discusses the implications of failing to meet goals and the intrinsic value of the learning derived from those experiences.
  • Scott explains the philosophical aspects of identity, and how our past and decisions shape who we are and who we can become.
  • Jason mentions another influential book, “The Courage to Be Disliked” which further explores the concept of identity and personal growth.

Key Quotes:

  • “We’re trying to rethink this podcast, right? We want to make sure that we’re going to give you the nuggets that we started with all along.” – Jason Cass
  • “We’re not trying to be all things to all people, but on the same token, we want to go deeper kind of in a next level that’s going to help folks today.” – Scott Niermann
  • “I’m being challenged in my leadership role. And so it’s time for me to level up, right? You either rise to the occasion when you’re in leadership or you get off the bus.” – Scott Niermann

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