As an educator, Barry found himself faced with a student who had just admitted that he’d missed course deadlines because he had a gambling problem and had stolen $300 from his sports team.
In that moment, Barry had two choices. He could use his authority to scold the student for making bad choices. Or he could choose to try to see beyond his bad decision and truly connect with the student’s common humanity.
Barry knew that he could play a role in helping this student step into a new definition of who he was as a person.
On this episode of The Workplace Communication Podcast, we’re talking with Barry and I explore using a character first leadership approach that will enable you to identify issues at a deeper level and find solutions that really work.
Leadership tips you won’t want to miss:
🎙️ How character stands firmly in the face of ego
🎙️ The exponential power of recognizing character strengths in others that they cannot see for themselves
🎙️ Finding the right match of different character virtues to bring to each situation
🎙️ Showing up better each day without kicking yourself for the mistakes you’ve made in the past
Barry Lewis Green is better known as the Unity Guy at Epic Engage. He’s spent 40 years in leadership training and development and 27 years as a college business educator. He is purposefully passionate about character leadership and unity building. He is also the Producer and Host of TUGtv.
If you’re looking to dig into the core of what leading through character can bring to you and your team, then this episode is for you!
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