The Uniform of Leadership with Jason Romano

To be a leader is to have the ability to impact other people’s lives. It’s not about the title, the status, or the amount of money you make; it’s about being a positive influence on those around you. That’s why it doesn’t just appear in the boardroom. There are leaders everywhere — even in the most unexpected places. This week, podcast host and author Jason Romano talks about the importance of servant leadership and how understanding people’s unique value makes a better team.

He shares personal stories of his time working at ESPN as a talent producer and in other roles. One of his most pivotal moments came when a job he wanted went to the other finalist instead of him. It was a moment that underscored the importance of humility and of supporting others in success. It was also a chance to see disappointment as a path to new opportunity, which he has carried with him ever since.

Key Moments You Don’t Want to Miss:

  1. Writing Inspiration How Jason Romano used practical application as a building block for his book about working at ESPN.
  2. Chance Through Change When missing out on a promotion became a pivotal moment of opportunity for him.
  3. Finding Common Ground How a series of workplace team-building activities led to long-term confidence and camaraderie.
  4. The Face of Leadership How Romano learned leadership takes many forms and anyone with the will and right attitude to lead can do so successfully.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Embrace servant leadership
  • See disappointment as opportunity
  • Understand the value of team-building
  • Don’t be too quick to give up
  • Find purpose in what you do

Quotes:

“Leadership is not about title or status. Leadership is about influence; it is about the opportunity to impact other people’s lives.” -Jason Romano

“One of the big lessons I’ve learned is to stay faithful and stay adding.” -Jason Romano

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