Jason Barger is a professional speaker, author of the globally celebrated book Step Back from the Baggage Claim, and a dynamic storyteller who is passionate about inspiring people to bring their unique gifts to stimulate progress in their organizations and our world.
Our world is changing. Our systems, processes, and communication methods seem to be moving at light speed. Old models and outdated modes of operation are no longer working the way they once did.
n this 4-week class, you will work directly with Jason Barger to dive deeper into each of the attributes of 21st Century Leadership and he will guide you to reflect, discover, and challenge yourself to bring this spirit to action in your life!
Join the Movement!
Change your world by the way you choose to move through it!
Here are a few of our favorite Big Ideas from Week 2 - Unleashing Collaboration and Innovation In Your Life
Big Idea #1: The Myth of Leadership
The myth of leadership perpetuated by the old leadership paradigms says:
"Leaders need to know how to do everything, understand everything, and be everything to an organization."
This myth is both false and foolish!
The most powerful 21st century leaders Jason Barger have met say,
"I don't know" often!
By saying "I don't know" 21st century leaders are able to learn, reflect, and understand the perspective of the person asking the question. Trying to be correct in every exchange leaves no room for personal growth!
Great leaders ask questions and listen before responding.
Great leaders focus on what their strengths are instead of being a jack of all trades!
Great leaders understand that they will always have something new to learn and they embrace the journey of life-long learning!
How can you say "I don't know" more often and learn and grow as a leader?
Big Idea #2: Innovation
Innovation isn't about creating spontaneous big ideas!
Innovation is a creative ethic that strives every day to ask questions, wanders, and makes connections, and is willing to make mistakes.
Chris Rock, a world famous comedian, is an innovative performer.
Rock goes to small clubs throughout the world and performs new material to see how people respond to different jokes. He tests his comedy routine repeatedly until he has the best material and then he presents it in large scale theater, movies, and television productions.
This creative ethic of innovation requires testing ideas, making mistakes, and making small bets.
Small bets are instances where you take a calculated risk to better understand a problem on the way to finding a solution.
You don't have to knock a problem out of the park!
Make small bets to innovate!
Big Idea #3: Your Starting Five and Strengths
Jason Barger says we all have naturalstrengths and weaknesses as leaders. These strengths are personal attributes that make us feel alive. Unfortunately, many of us ignore our strengths and focus on our negative attributes!
There is a better way!
Take Michael Jordan, for example, possibly the greatest player in the game of basketball. Jordan was a phenomenal athlete, leader, and star player, but it wasn't until he had high quality support players that covered for his weaknesses that he was able to fully express his amazing talents.
1. Using the handout for Week 2 of 21st Century Leadership in your en*theos library write down your strengths and weaknesses.
2. Write down your starting 5. People who complement your strengths and make you a better leader!
We are better individuals, organizations, and communities when we learn to work together and complement each other!
Other Cool Stuff:
Watch this powerful video with Jason Barger discussing connectedness!
Watch Jason discuss Leadership with Howard Behar, former president of Starbucks International. Fascinating talk on 21st Century Leadership!
Check out the powerful questions and PDF notes of the second class from Jason - everything can be found in your en*theos Library!
We hope you enjoyed and see you in Week 3-Becoming A Daredevil and Adopting To Change!
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Jason Barger is a globally celebrated Author/Speaker/Consultant and creator of the "Step Back from the Baggage Claim" Movement - featured in the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Kiplinger, Book TV, and more. His message and spirit has resonated near and far with people passionate about making a difference in the world.