Elevate Your Leadership Style with Joshua Margolis | The Parlor Room: Season 1, Ep. 6

“Leadership is not about having all the answers, it’s about enabling everyone to grow and deliver results. The operating system that got you here won’t necessarily work for the next level. You need humility to understand you don’t have all the answers and daring to take risks. It’s about inside-out leadership, managing yourself and building collaboration. That’s the key to success.” 🌟

The Parlor Room: Season 1, Ep. 6

Key Takeaways:

| Leadership Goals |

| — |
| – Understand the common work of leadership |
| – Listen and create strong relationships with people |
| – Inspire and mobilize your team with a sense of purpose and emotion |

In this episode of The Parlor Room, Joshua Margolis, an official at Harvard Business School, discusses leadership principles and organizational behavior with a focus on what it takes to be a good leader. He emphasizes the importance of understanding the common work of leadership, the qualities that differentiate leaders, and the methods to bring out the best in others.

📚 What Makes a Good Leader?

📊 Common Work of Leadership

The common work of leadership consists of bringing out the best in others and understanding how to lead effectively. It involves identifying your strengths and weaknesses and learning how to work on them.

Leadership Principles at HBS Online:

Course Description
Leadership Principles Understand how to lead when handed responsibility for a unit or organizational leadership.
Organizational Behavior Learn how to bring out the best in those you lead and how to work on yourself to be an effective leader.

🌟 Raket Rusak Noak: A Leadership Story

💬 Creating a Safe Environment

Raket Rusak Noak, the CEO of Lumi, demonstrates the journey of a leader in transforming an organization. She emphasized the importance of listening, creating relationships, and ensuring that employees feel safe to speak out about their challenges.

"We talk the nice anytime. Mhm. I always say at this point when I was first trying to understand the organization, figure out the problems, and how to turn the company more efficient, I learned how to really listen and create relationships with people rather than just seeing them as task doers."

🔥 Chip Berg’s Transition and Inspiring Change

🔍 Understanding Perceptions and Assessments

Chip Berg, the CEO of Levi Strauss & Co., exemplifies the importance of understanding external and internal perceptions of the organization. He listened to different perspectives and shared the unvarnished reality to inspire change within the company.

"I decided to be a truth teller. I shared with the entire company the unvarnished reality of how the company could do so much better. The majority of folks I was speaking to inside the company felt that the company was delivering more than it was. I built the blueprint for change, a program for what we needed to do to lead the industry forward."

🌌 Inside-Out Leadership

✨ Traits of Successful Executives

Joshua Margolis highlights the shift from outside-in leadership to inside-out leadership, emphasizing the importance of understanding oneself and managing internal thoughts and emotions. He also discusses the key traits of successful leaders, which include a mix of humility and daring.

"Successful leaders need to have a mix of humility to understand that they don’t have all the answers and daring to take risks and lead the organization into an exciting path."

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