J.R. I James Reid | Performance, Mental Game & Life Strategist

Ep.77 | Chris White | How to Be a Leader Worth Following

Ep.77 | Chris White | How to Be a Leader Worth Following

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When’s the last time you took inventory on what it’s like to be led by you?

Here’s the problem I’ve run into plenty of times…

I get so caught up in what I’m LEADING my wife, kids, clients, ________ to, that I lose connection with how and why I’m leading them.

Next thing you know I’m caught up in the frustrations and challenges of leadership and missing the point of it altogether.

You feel me on this?

So, what do you do?

I sit down with serial entrepreneur and business coach, Chris White, to lean into this exact question.

With over 25 years of business experience, Chris has had his share of experiences and ups and downs when it comes to leadership.

Today on the Coming Up Clutch with J.R.™ show, Chris gets real about a recent learning lesson he had about leadership and is very transparent about the challenges he’s had to overcome as a leader.

In this latest episode, Chris and I talk about…

  • Why we must focus on the WHO, not the WHAT
  • What you must do if you want to be a leader worth following
  • Three ways to lean into adversity when you’re being counted on by others

…and so much more.

If you want to be a leader that people LOVE to follow, then don’t miss today’s episode.

[00:01 – 11:12] Introducing Chris to the Show

  • Chris’s most embarrassing moment and the lesson learned from it
  • Chris’s story and background

[11:13 – 17:41] Why we must focus on the WHO, not the WHAT

  • How Chris humbled himself and called his coach and mentors and asked for guidance after responding poorly to CTO
  • Book: “The Only Leaders Worth Following” by Tim Spiker
  • 77% of a leader’s effectiveness is in TWO attributes:
    • INWARDLY SOUND
      • = self-aware (you understand how you affect others)
    • OTHERS FOCUSED
      • You have to be secure, settled, holistically healthy, and self-aware before you can serve others
    • We usually talk about what leaders DO, not who they ARE

[17:42 – 26:14] What you must do if you want to be a leader worth following

  • Have to look inward FIRST 
    • Resolve your trauma and junk
  • It’s never too late to change. It’s never too late to learn and grow.
  • One of Chris’s coaches: Dr. Don Wood (His book: Emotional Concussions)

[26:15 – 34:31] How to lean into adversity when you’re being counted on by others

  • Three recommendations from Chris:
    • Have faith in God
    • Have a strong relationship with your wife/spouse/partner
    • Get a coach
  • You can’t spend all your time thinking about the future and dredging up the past. You have to wake up every morning and just do the best you can that day.
  • It’s one day at a time. Otherwise, you’re living in the future of the past.

[34:32 – 38:24] Wrapping Up

  • Chris’s BIG domino
  • How to connect with Chris

KEY QUOTES

“It’s never too late to change. It’s never too late to learn and grow.” – Chris White

“It’s one day at a time. Otherwise, you’re living in the future of the past.” – Chris White

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