Alain Hunkins is a leadership expert, speaker, and author. Over the course of his 20-plus year career, Alain has recognized leadership patterns that are both healthy and unhealthy. In today’s episode, he discusses how leaders can build healthy patterns and develop themselves. He breaks down three key traits that leaders need to know: Connection, communication, and collaboration.
[2:15] How did Alain get into leadership?
[5:25] Every single chapter in Alain’s book ends with a call to action to help you quickly apply new strategies.
[5:55] What are the three secrets to building strong leaders?
[6:40] Leaders think they lead well, but studies show that only about 23% of people think that’s true for their leader.
[7:45] What is leadership, really?
[9:45] We need to create connections based on empathy. What’s the best way to do that?
[12:55] Another piece to building connection is your credibility. How do you build your credibility and trust?
[15:25] Leading through fear is great when the building is on fire. Everyday life, not so much.
[20:00] Alain shares an example of why the drive-thru process at fast-food restaurants was a nightmare, and how they fixed it.
[24:35] A week later, people only remember about 10-20% of what you communicated to them.
[27:45] Human beings can’t read your mind! How many times did you think something was clear when it wasn’t?
[34:40] Think about how to make communication easier for your audience, not for you.
[34:50] Once you’re connected and communicated effectively, how do you also collaborate effectively?
[38:45] How do we make people feel that what they’re doing matters?
[42:40] What are some of the biggest mistakes leaders make?
[44:50] Vulnerability plays a big part in a good leader.
[47:45] Ask people around you for feedback.
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Cracking the Leadership Code: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders,
by Alain Hunkins