The Right Leader: Understanding Your Leadership Style with Robert Jordan

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Jun 13 2022 • 1 hr 4 mins


We all have to deal with leadership roles at some point in our careers.  Whether we are in charge of a little project or an entire department, we ultimately have to mobilize a group of people to solve an issue. While there are fundamentally right and wrong ways to lead, no single style is suitable for everyone. There are various methods available to lead a group, and you should pick the one that best suits you and your objectives. Robert Jordan joins us in this episode to discuss the four leadership styles. He also reveals the greatest failure in his business career and how it helped him become a better entrepreneur and establish his company, InterimExecs. Finally, he explains why there is no one better way to lead and why collaboration is essential in building a successful business.  If you are an entrepreneur interested in developing your leadership skills, this episode is for you!  3 Reasons to ListenDetermine your leadership style. Learn why hiring interim executives may be the next big thing in business. Discover why your leadership style is comparable to your DNA. Resourceshttps://timwinders.com/book (Coach: A Story of Success Redefined), a novel by Tim Winders Know more about https://interimexecs.com/ (InterimExecs) https://www.amazon.com/Right-Leader-Time-Discover-Leadership/dp/1722510560 (Right Leader, Right Time), a book by Robert Jordan and Olivia Wagner https://www.amazon.com/How-They-Did-Billion-Insights/dp/0615385435 (How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America), a book by Robert Jordan Discover your leadership style at https://www.rightleader.com/leadership-assessment (Right Leader) https://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-People-Powerful/dp/0743269519 (Seven Habits of Highly Effective People), a book by Stephen R. Covey About Robert Robert Jordan is an entrepreneur, mentor, and public speaker. He is currently the CEO of the Association of Interim Executives. For the past 20 years, he has founded and expanded businesses and assisted other entrepreneurs.  His first firm, Online Access, was named one of the 500 fastest-growing companies. After selling the said business, Jordan founded RedFlash, a management company that focuses on business development work. Apart from being an adept businessman, he is also the author of https://www.amazon.com/How-They-Did-Billion-Insights/dp/0615385435 (How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America), which talks about the inspiring stories of billionaires in America. In support of his mission to spread authentic leadership for the greatest good, he recently co-wrote https://www.amazon.com/Right-Leader-Time-Discover-Leadership/dp/1722510560 (Right Leader, Right Time), explaining the different leadership styles and so much more.  You can connect with Robert through https://interimexecs.com/ (InterimExecs) or at the https://www.rightleader.com/contact (Right Leader.)  Episode Highlights[03:30] Robert, The MatchmakerRobert is a matchmaker who helps companies find the exemplary leadership they need.  He started to delve into leadership training and entrepreneurship at a young age.  Leaders are wired in different ways.  [06:12] “Leaders are wired in an infinite variety of ways. And that doesn't mean that everyone is going to end up being the next CEO of Google.”  - https://ctt.ec/U4X14 (Click Here to Tweet This)[08:05] Leadership Roles Robert dabbled in student leadership during his time at the University of Michigan.  Outstanding and principled leadership can solve problems.  Leadership should not be associated with government and politics only.   Taking responsibility for someone within an organization is what leadership entails. There are four leadership styles: Fixer, Artist, Builder, and Strategist.  [09:27] “Our definition at its broadest of a leader is if you're in an organization, and you have responsibility...