Ep: 246 Jeffrey Deckman

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Introducing Jeffrey Deckman

Jeffrey is a nationally recognized thought leader and award-winning author on the next evolution of leadership: Conscious Leadership. He has bootstrapped 2 multi-million dollar companies; several non-profits and multiple political organizations. Jeffrey is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and is also a stage 4 cancer “thriver.”

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  1. What problem do you solve?
    • How to maximize your human capital to maximize your financial capital. That is to convert that collective genius and energy of your organization, of your teams, to be able to increase your profits in a way that you can actually implement in the real world. 

Show Notes:

  • One of the biggest challenges is that employee engagement is low. According to Gallup, employee engagement is only around 30%, but 70% of employees want to be engaged, and 100% of employers want engaged employees.
  • The problem is not the people but that we have a broken model. We are still working with an industrial age model.
  • The most successful design humans have come up with to collaborate is the tribe. It is not the organizational chart. 
  • Models which are silos, hierarchies, bureaucracy and structures are outdated.
  • Keep the organizational chart because that tells people who they work for and what department they are in. But realize it’s just a skin.
  • There are 3 things behind the organizational chart that are responsible for 100% of performance.
    • Tribal dynamics
    • Knowledge networks (teams)
    • Culture 
  • Work on the above to maximize your team performance.
  • We have to realize that we are in a whole different world. We absolutely have to transform how we lead.
  • It’s all about maximizing the collective genius in your organization.
    • Ask your people for input. They likely can offer solutions.
    • When team members help offer solutions, they have an interest in making sure that it works.
  • Jeffrey has a worksheet on his website. It’s a formula that shows how, when you improve employee engagement by a few points, it actually puts money in your pocket for free.
  • We have to make our organizations an attractive place to work.
  • You may have to wrestle with your ego a bit and you are going to have to be adaptive.
  • It’s we as leaders who need to change.
  • A leader is an individual who can evolve, who can adapt, and who is actually leading.

Jeffrey Deckman’s Recharge Round

  1. What habit do you think has led to success in your life? When he learned to truly listen and W.A.I.T.  — Why Am I Talking
  2. If you had one do-over, what would it be? His first company failed and he took the lessons from that to build a better business the next time.

Jeffrey Deckman’s websitejeffreydeckman.com

Jeffrey is offering a free half hour of coaching time. Email him at [email protected]

Jeffrey’s book: Developing the Conscious Leadership Mindset for the 21st Century

Conscious Leadership Development Program: jeffreydeckman.com/conscious-leadership-development-program

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