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Delegation, Decision Making, and Dreaming with Drew Jackson

Episode 48

48. Delegation, Decision Making, and Dreaming with Drew Jackson

Introduction In this episode we explore three D’s of leadership: delegation, decision making, and dreaming. Two of the three are often top-of-mind for managers, but dreaming with your team is a new idea that gets everyone thinking bigger. We dig into these topics with a coach who works with leaders in the trenches every day. Guest Bio Drew Jackson believes that anyone can become a leader if they have the proper motivation and a clear plan for development. He communicates this message new book, The Executive Leader’s Handbook, and in his role as an executive coach and a leadership trainer for a wide array of organizations including Chick-fil-A, Lennox and Habitat for Humanity. Drew has been married to his wife Heather for 20 years, they have five kids and three dogs, and reside in Fort Worth, Texas. What You’ll Learn Why it’s difficult for some leaders to delegate How situational delegation serves leaders well How to become more confident in your decision making Why “dreaming” is a big part of leader and team development Links for This Episode: Website: YouTube: LinkedIn: Download The Executive Leader’s Handbook FREE at: Connect with Dr. Mike: Website: Book: LinkedIn: Instagram: Twitter: Buy The Book!: Mission First People Always Episode Minute By Minute: 0:02 What’s inside today’s episode! 4:19 Introduction and welcome to the Mission First People Always podcast. 5:12 Get to know Drew Jackson, and his work in leadership coaching and training. 6:30 Three topics for the episode: Delegation, Decision Making, and Dreaming. 7:05 Discussing the challenges of delegation for leaders and the reasons for their hesitation. 9:30 Fear and trust as factors influencing leaders' inability to delegate effectively. 11:00 Importance of extending trust to empower the team. 12:15 The impact of micromanagement on high-performing employees. 13:28 Approaches for effective delegation based on individuals' willingness and ability. 16:55 The significance of asking questions and seeking to understand employees' perspectives. 19:00 The higher stakes and interconnectedness of decisions as leaders. 20:10 Advice on becoming a better decision maker, focusing on being decisive and employing strategic planning. 21:15 The importance of accepting that not all decisions will be perfect and learning from outcomes. 21:47 Drew introduces the concept of "gap analysis" in decision making and shares the importance of having options when making decisions. 23:10 Drew explains the process of "GROW" (Goal, Reality, Options, Will) to improve decision-making. 25:20 The significance of good decision-making during historical events and its impact on the success of missions. 27:08 The importance of leaders dreaming and helping their team members find their dreams. 33:30 Drew suggests having regular one-on-one meetings with team members to ensure alignment and save time in the long run. 34:40 How to get a FREE copy of his book, "The Executive Leaders Handbook," follow the links for this episode to get yours today!

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