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Leadership With Heart

Nov 12, 2019

In this episode, Heather speaks with Joe O’ Neill, CEO of G & D Integrated about his unique approach to providing psychological safety in the workplace. How he engages with his front line and uses orientation to do it. He discussed a time when he was a detached leader who stepped away from the active role of CEO and what he discovered in the process.

Key takeaways:

  • Have a “I work for them” attitude and not the other way around
  • Ask your people to judge you and hold you accountable
  • Have honest and truthful conversations with your employees
  • When you don’t speak the truth to someone you manipulate them and show disrespect
  • Your people need you for guidance and to be present even if it seems like they have it all handled
  • Detached leadership does not work
  • Nothing replaces human interaction in relationships
  • It’s ok to fail as a leader. Don’t become complacent about it though.