7- Always A Leader

In episode 7 of Equal Chance To Be Unequal, Michael speaks to a group of young professionals attending the Arizona Society of CPA’s Emerging Leaders’ Summit in Phoenix, Arizona. In this episode, listen as he discusses societal changes (how human attention is like currency and the growth of individuality) that may cause millennials to need to be ready to lead sooner than previous generations were asked to at a similar stage in their life. He reviews how to process the information we receive through technology and human interaction and utilize it in meaningful ways as we live our lives’ missions.

Michael believes that goal setting is important, but less important that how we must adjust our daily habits and rituals to meet those goals. He shares how to do that through understanding communication and behavioral preferences, our driving forces and our capacity for emotional intelligence. Michael explains his coaching methodology and how he discovers the patterns or themes that run through a person’s life. That information can then be used to help individuals accomplish their goals. He explains several methods (listening actively, transparency, making mistakes, learning continuously, the 3-to-1 rule, etc.) that may help young professionals understand themselves, grow professionally and develop into the leaders of tomorrow.

Lastly, Michael discusses how to remain positive through challenges, how to be your authentic self and the impact our physical health has on our professional health. He also shares his belief that the truer we are to our authentic self, the greater our ability to impact other people’s lives positively and lead strongly.

Resources Michael discusses –
Mentimeter – mentimeter.com
5-minute Journal – Intelligentchange.com
DISC / 12 Driving Forces
Harvard article – Reflected Best Self, 2006
People Productive
Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Survey Monkey
Qualtrics
Lewis Howes
Gary Vaynerchuk
Tim Ferriss
Michael Gervais
Dan Ariely – Predictably Irrational
Dave Asprey – Bulletproof Coffee, Bulletproof Radio
Michael S. Seaver, Blog – Every Generation Has Been the Me Generation
Robert Cialdini – Influence
Astro Teller, astroteller.net; TED Talk The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure, Feb. 2016
Gallup.com – State of the American Workplace
The 5 Love Languages Quiz