| | Ep 497 – Leadership GUT CHECK with Dr Cara Miller

Author / John

2 Hrs 14 Min

You Can’t Manage a Secret.

Why does Dr Cara Miller know so much about developing incredible leaders? It could be her education in the field or her years of experience. Or mayybeee it’s her seemingly innate ability to perceive and read complex systems and people. This is what truly sets her apart from other coaches, well, that and her no-bullshit approach. Turning a mountain of information and human feedback into a roadmap to success and fulfillment is Dr Cara Miller’s jam. So, pop quiz hotshot: What is your purpose and importance? If you can’t name it, then it’s likely part of the reason your organization feels muddled with misdirection. Step one: Listen to this episode.

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If you consider yourself a leader in your organization, business, team, family, etc., there’s a decent chance you’ve pondered the limitations and barriers to success within that dynamic. What you may NOT have considered is that YOU are the limiting factor. It’s a concept we’ve discussed as it pertains to coaching a team, but Dr Cara Miller highlights this by saying “The founder is the limit”. Being the creator of something groundbreaking is special, but it’s just the start of a challenging process. As a leader, you see your influence in everything the light touches…but what about the dark? Where has your influence been a constraint to growth? Taking ownership of the success must be complimented with taking radical responsibility of the shortfalls. So how do you get there? GUT CHECK. If you can create an environment where people BELIEVE you when you say you encourage candid conversations, you’re well on your way to overcoming your ego. Get out of the way!

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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