This course was created by Pete Mockaitis of How to Be Awesome at Your Job. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.
Skill Level Beginner
- [Narrator] This is an audio course. No need to watch, just listen. Welcome to the latest edition to LinkedIn learning, podcasts. We've curated some of the best business podcasts and made them even easier to listen to. Each episode is split into sections. Use the links in the contents area to skip to whichever section you like. We're always looking for new ways to help you learn, and we appreciate your feedback. Thanks for listening. - [Interviewer] So, "The 100X Leader," What's the big idea behind this book? - [Interviewee] The big idea is that in our world system we don't have enough of the right kind of leader. We have a lot of leaders, but leadership is not equal. All leaders are not equal. And that jargon of leadership, it means too many different things. It's too generic. And so we basically broke it down and said, you know, a 100X leader is someone who's trending to be a healthy person. They're healthy emotionally, physically, mentally, kind of a more well-rounded person. And they're heading in that direction. They've acclimated enough, to such a degree, that they then can X, or multiply themselves. Most leaders that we find are either 60 negative or 75 plus. So they're jaded and they show up at work and they're living accidentally and everyone around them kind of gets the life sucked out of them when they're around those people. Or there's the 75 plus leader that's generally healthy, and they'll add value if you come to them, the, "Yeah, yeah, sure. "What do you need? "I'll help you." But they're not intentionally looking to take people to the next level - [Interviewer] 60 negative and 75 plus. Can you orient me? What's the ratio or numerator, denominator? What's the number pointing to? - [Interviewee] Well, it's an overall, it's almost like when you think of that movie, you know, a one through 10, your view of a movie and my view of the movie. you might call it an eight and I might give it a six. So it's a little subjective, but it's the construct of going, are you healthy? And is your, are you moving in the healthy? So then we break it down in the book. We actually go, there's five circles of influence. There's self, family, team, organization, and community. So what's interesting about it is that we find that most leaders haven't done the hard yards to look at themselves in the mirror and go, "How am I doing in each category?" Because most people think of leadership only in the team construct. We said, "No, no, no. "What about self, and leading yourself?" That is a leadership opportunity. What about your family and leading there? What about in the community? So in each category, we're basically using the idea of 100X to say, "How healthy are you?" - [Interviewer] Okay. So we were saying that we take a good look at these five key areas, the self, family, team, organization, and community, and say how you doing, zero to hundred, in terms of just kind of what's the performance level there. And then we have a, a negative influence in terms of, of kind of how other people are picking up on that vibe from you, or a positive influence, if it's a happy vibe, or a multiplicative influence in the terms of, they are now equipped to, to do all the more. Is that fair? - [Interviewee] Yeah. Are you intentionally multiplying your skills, knowledge, and wisdom into those that you're leading? Or, you can be on the other end of the spectrum of dividing. I'm going to give you an example. This week I was working with a public company. The executive team, working with the CEO, helping this person understand himself. And this person, the CEO, is really, really getting into it and understanding, "Huh. I can't give what I don't possess. "So my healthy as a person, and as a leader." So he's moving that direction. I'm giving him tools to help him become a hundred percent, or move in that direction. So his trajectory is good, but then we started looking at his executive team. And as I gave him the numbers to play with, he was ranking his own team going, "You know, I think so-and-so as at a," I'll just make up names so that if anyone's listening, "I think Bob is at a 70. "I think there's some things in his life "that's kind of keeping him, I think, "you know, Lisa, she might be at a 90. "She's got, but Tom, Tom is really 40. "And not only 40, I think he's divisive. "Feels like he's against his own team. "He's against us. "He's accusing us. "He's not bought in and he's not, "he's not adding any value to the organization." So that concept of the 100 X leader is, is really the idea of you becoming an intentional person, and starting thinking about your own health and your own multiplication.