768: John Baird & Edward Sullivan | Leading with Heart


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As leaders, have you ever wondered if there’s a way to bring out the best in yourself and your teams? In this episode, the authors of Leading with Heart, John Baird & Edward Sullivan delves into how leaders help people to unlock the best version of themselves and those around them with transformative results. Let’s dig into introspection and growth!

Edward Sullivan is the CEO & Managing Partner at Velocity Coaching. His twenty-five-year career as an executive coach and political consultant has taken him around the globe coaching and advising start-up founders, Fortune 500 CEOs, and heads of state of foreign nations.

John Baird is one of the premier executive coaches in Silicon Valley. Over the past 25 years, he has worked with the top leaders at dozens of start-ups and Fortune 500 firms like Apple, Nike, and Twitter and has founded several companies including ExecutivEdge and Velocity Coaching, where he is currently Chairman.

Key Highlights:

[00:01 - 12:46] Opening Segment

Introducing Leading with Heart

Why they decided to write the book

How to lead with heart and get results

How John and Edward got into coaching

[12:47 - 20:00] Make Decisions from a Place of Abundance

Edward's experience living in Honduras

How Edward organized his personal calendar

Pack time in your calendar for rest

How to match your calendar with your priorities and purpose

[20:01 -30:05] Elevating Your Craft

Where people should spend time in terms of day to day vs long-term strategy

Zooming in and zooming out

When it’s the right time to hire the person that will really scale your organization

Getting a leadership leverage

[30:06 - 40:44] Relationships Building is Essential

Coaching people who have a commitment, willingness, and readiness to be coached

Helping people get to the right place

Edward and John share their relationships strategies

Have a network strategy and be very intentional about it

[40:45 - 44:35] Closing Segment

Be curious and lead with empathy

Having a strategy is key

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Tweetable Quotes:

“Leaders need to think about not only their personal purpose but the purpose of their organization. ” - John Baird

“You want other people to see through the lens of quality, or the lens for the business that you have. That’s how you achieve real scale as a CEO.” - Edward Sullivan

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