Giving advice. Something universally accepted as essential in leadership circles. But if you don’t know the full story, the full picture, and the context behind a situation, it does more harm than good. When leaders give advice without context, it can lead to a dysfunctional work environment, where effective decision making and action is delayed by a few months — or even a year.
That’s the bad news.
The good news?
Today’s guest, Brad Cooper, Co-Founder of US Corporate Wellness, reveals exactly what questions to ask when giving advice. He also reveals an entirely new, and unheard of way of reading leadership books.
Show Highlights Include:
- Why grabbing books from the 1800’s, 1600’s, or even the 1200’s will force you to become a change agent with radically different ideas from your competitors (2:20)
- How reading a 1,400 page book from 19th century Russia unlocks higher levels of growth and leadership qualities than books released in 2022 (2:45)
- Why trying to be Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos sabotages your growth (and discover the “RAIBTY” formula to become an effective change agent) (4:03)
- How to maximize your performance and results by adopting “catalyst cornerstones” (5:20)
- Why you’re wasting your time giving advice if you don’t know the turnover, history, financial pressures, and schedules (7:17)
- How to accelerate your progress to become a CFO by teaching others how to perform VLOOKUP on Excel (9:13)
- The stupid simple, but often overlooked practice 95% of leaders know they should get more of, but don’t (14:52)
If you want to connect with Brad, here’s where you can find him online: