Traits of Influential Leaders

Jody Maberry Show Episode 295 Traits of Influential Leaders Good leaders understand who they are, what they do, and they ask for what they want. – Jody Maberry

In this episode of The Jody Mayberry Show, I had the pleasure of welcoming back Jim McPhee, the retired senior vice president of Operations and chief operating officer of Walt Disney World Resort. This time Jim asks me questions, which leads to a discussion about the qualities of effective leaders.

Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with numerous leaders. There are three common themes among them.

  1. Great leaders know who they are and have confidence in themselves and their abilities. This self-awareness is crucial for effective leadership.
  2. Good leaders have a clear understanding of their role and know how to accomplish their goals. This clarity enables them to help others do the same.
  3. Leaders who ask for what they want are more likely to achieve their goals and empower others to do the same.

During our conversation, I shared a personal anecdote about the impact my work has had on others. Hearing from an individual who learned they could be a leader and take control of their own career was a profound moment for me. It reinforced the importance of asking meaningful questions and facilitating the sharing of impactful stories and insights.

Jim asks me about the biggest threat to the industry or the world today. That question makes me think about the lack of engagement I observed during the uncertain times of 2020. When people stop engaging with each other, divisions arise, and societies can break down. Addressing this lack of engagement is crucial for maintaining a healthy society.

If you’re an aspiring or current leader looking to enhance your leadership abilities, this episode is a must-listen. It highlights the qualities that make leaders effective, and how implementing them can make. a positive difference in your life and the lives of others.

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Episode Highlights

00:01:18 – Key Traits of Great Leaders

00:03:30 – Lack of Clarity as a Threat

00:05:31 – Finding Joy and Satisfaction

00:08:28 – The Biggest Threat to the World

00:10:01 – Jim’s Future Endeavors

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