In the latest HCI Webinar, Dr. Jonathan H. Westover talks with Jeffrey Klubeck about how to gain respect, appreciation, and your team's support. Below is a summary of the main points from their conversation! Check out the full episode and let us know what you think!
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Leadership Integrity and Teamwork Discussion
Jonathan and Jeffrey had a discussion about the critical aspects of leadership, emphasizing the importance of gaining respect, appreciation, and support from your team. Jeffrey stressed the significance of providing these elements to oneself first and the principle of structural integrity in building. The conversation also touched upon the difference between influence and manipulation, the importance of ethical influence, and the difficulties leaders face in holding themselves accountable. Jeffrey introduced a 10-point model called "The Integrity Game" and expressed their concern over leaders who haven't done the necessary introspection and self-work. The discussion ended with Jeffrey underscoring the importance of understanding team members and investing in them, as leaders cannot demand respect, appreciation, or support without first taking the time to understand their team members.
Relational Leadership and Narcissism Concerns
Jonathan and Jeffrey discussed the importance of relational leadership, emphasizing the need for leaders to earn trust and support through genuine interaction rather than demanding it. They criticized leaders who exploit others to gain power. Jeffrey highlighted the difference between transactional and transformational leadership, suggesting that the latter leads with love and vulnerability. They also expressed concern about individuals being promoted to leadership roles without proper training or development, leading to a lack of professional growth and potential backlash. The conversation ended with a plan to revisit the topic of narcissism and its relationship with integrity in leadership, as well as the issue of inadequate support for executives transitioning into senior roles.
Integrity in Leadership and Organizations
Jeffrey and Jonathan engaged in a discussion about the significance of integrity in organizations and leadership. Jeffrey stressed the importance of removing judgment and making accountability non-threatening, and asked Jonathan to contemplate the question of integrity. Jeffrey shared their experiences in defining integrity in keynotes, emphasizing the alignment of words and actions, and not just focusing on intentions. They also highlighted the influence of different perspectives on what is considered right or wrong. Jeffrey mentioned their book, "The Integrity Game", which provides a model for leaders to evaluate their integrity. They can be reached through LinkedIn, Facebook, or by emailing email@example.com for a free PDF copy of their book.
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