19. Tasha Eurich: Bankable Leadership and Insight

Tasha Eurich has helped thousands of leaders around the world to become more self-aware and successful. Her first book, Bankable Leadership, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list in 2013. Her latest book, Insight, delves into the connection between self-awareness and success. Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times, bestselling author. She’s built a reputation as a fresh modern voice in the business world by pairing her scientific grounding and human behavior with a pragmatic approach to professional development. In this interview, Tasha and I talk about a lot of things, including the work she’s done and the things she’s learned in more than 15 years of being a scientist. I hope you enjoy it, and if you listen all the way to the end where we talk about writing, she shares some things about writing that, if you’ve tried it, I think will resonate with you. Please enjoy this conversation with Dr. Tasha Eurich.

00:02:00  – What’s life about?
00:02:32  – Who is Tasha and what does she do?
00:17:02  – Thinking about ourselves isn’t knowing ourselves.
00:27:42  – Enlisting love critics.
00:36:07 – Lightning round.
00:43:09 – Third generation entrepreneur.
00:51:38 – Meditative retreat.
01:05:54  – Composite characters.
01:26:10  – Turning research into readable content.

LINKS – (In order of appearance)
Bankable Leadership: Happy People, Bottom-Line Results, and the Power to Deliver Both by Tasha Eurich
Insight: The Surprising Truth About How Others See Us, How We See Ourselves, and Why the Answers Matter More Than We Think by Tasha Eurich
Tasha Eurich TEDx Talk
Singularity University
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Health
White Noise APP
Orange Theory Fitness
Insight Quiz

18. Jeff Eggers: Leaders, Myth and Reality

Today my guest is Jeff Eggers. I don’t even know where to start introducing Jeff. He retired from the Navy in 2013 after a 20-year career as a US Navy SEAL. He served in the White House for six years, most recently as President Obama’s special assistant for national security affairs, he also served under President Bush. He earned an award, the Samuel Nelson Drew Award for Distinguished Contribution in Pursuit of Global Peace. That award was given to him by President Obama for his role in mediating the political crisis following the 2014 Afghan presidential elections, which I’m sure you were following closely. We talk about leadership and the book that he’s just written with four-star general Stanley McChrystal and with Jason Mangone. The book is Leaders, Myth and Reality. In this book, he profiles 13 leaders from all walks of life. We talk about some very practical things that you can do to increase the quality of your leadership. I think it’s fascinating. I think if you want to take your ideas and to translate them into reality, put them, especially in a written form, that you will find something here that is extraordinarily useful to you. Jeff, welcome to the School for Good Living podcast.

00:02:32 – Paragliding interest.
00:05:25 – What’s life about?
00:12:50 – Discussion over Leadership.
00:26:46 – Who is the book written for?
00:43:56 – If not a Navy Seal, what was Jeff’s career choice?
00:57:40 – The warrior and peace.
01:07:08 – Lightning round.
01:13:03 – The McChrystal Group
01:21:04 – Discussion of his book and the co-authors.

LINKS – (In order of appearance)
Leaders: Myth and Reality by Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Eggers, and Jay Mangone
LinkedIn in profile of Jeff Eggers
The McChrystal Group