Episode 263:

After this year, I think agency leaders can all rightfully claim their MBA in leadership! With the recession and COVID-19 rewriting our plans for 2020, we’ve all been challenged to step way outside of our comfort zones. And yet, I believe we can all get even better. How can we level-up as leaders and make sure our team is aligned and bringing their best to the job?

My guest this week, Chad Carden, is on a life mission to improve the way leaders interact with their teams to create greater engagement and better results. His style is very results oriented, but it’s balanced with a goal of helping everyone on the team do their best work and feel good about the contribution. This head and heart combination lines up nicely with how I know agency owners think about and care about their team members.

During this conversation, Chad and I discuss the different ways we can ramp up for success as we build momentum into the 4th quarter of 2020 and head into 2021. Chad outlines how we can show up as better agency leaders, transform our internal environments, and drive results. We all know that when everyone is happily rowing in the same direction – good things happen!

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Agency Leaders | How to show up as a great leader within your agency

What You Will Learn in This Episode:

  • How 2020 has forced agency leaders to level-up their leadership
  • How agency leaders can carve out time for their people and build stronger connections without taking too much time out of the day
  • What agency leaders can do to make professional development a consistent part of the day-to-day
  • Why agency leaders should be focused on creating a sense of clarity, alignment, and purpose within their teams
  • What agency leaders can do to win the day and maintain the agency’s course to success
  • How agency leaders can inspire their teams to work better together
“Most agencies don’t have a lot of equipment or infrastructure—their investment is in their people. But they often don’t match the investment in training and time.” @chadcarden Click To Tweet “Agencies improve when their people improve.” @chadcarden Click To Tweet “Agency leaders have to ‘center their own needle’ on a consistent basis so they are at their best. Then, when they show up, they are prepared to help others be at their best.” @chadcarden Click To Tweet “When you create a sense of clarity, alignment, and purpose within your agency, it makes it easier to enter the day and say yes to the right things and no to the wrong things.” @chadcarden Click To Tweet “If you can win the first hour of the day, you win the day.” @chadcarden Click To Tweet “70% execution of a plan is better than 100% execution of no plan.” @chadcarden Click To Tweet

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