How to Develop Highly Effective Leaders w/ Matt Tenney

by | Jan 25, 2023 | Podcast

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Guest: Matt Tenney is an expert on developing highly effective leaders. He is the author of the highly acclaimed book Serve To Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom. Over the last nine years, Matt has delivered keynotes and training programs that help improve employee engagement and retention to hundreds of clients, including companies like Salesforce, T. Rowe Price, Roche, Marriott, Keller Williams, L’ Oreal, and many others. Matt is an active CEO working to build the best workplace culture in the world, hoping to inspire you to do the same.

Episode in a Tweet: Leaders change the world when they consistently positively impact their team members’ well-being.

Background: Matt Tenney helps leaders to achieve better business outcomes while simultaneously becoming happier, kinder, more generous, and more compassionate. He is passionate about inspiring people to become servant leaders. He focuses on applying mindfulness training to improve business acumen, increase emotional intelligence, enhance creativity and innovation, improve the ability to manage change, and develop extraordinary leadership presence.

During this episode, Matt and I discuss building strong, resilient cultures by focusing on people first. He shares his 4-step process for being a leader who inspires high levels of engagement, including giving and receiving feedback – something near and dear to me. Matt provides statistics on why the most critical engagement enhancements come through teaching managers how to listen to and develop their teams. As we all know, people usually quit managers, not companies.

My favorite quote from the episode is, “The primary job of a leader is to inspire greatness.” I couldn’t agree more. To be a great leader, you must build great teams.

I know you’ll love this episode. I will ask all the managers at StoneAge to listen to it as it’s filled with actionable tips and solid advice. Let me know what you think!

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