Choosing a Leader’s Mindset to Confront Uncertain Economic Times, with Joe Iarocci, Cairnway
John Ray: [00:00:00] And hello again, folks. I’m John Ray with Business RadioX, and I’m here with Joe Iarocci. And Joe is the founder of Cairnway Coaching. And Joe, what advice would you give to business owners and leaders as they navigate this pandemic environment?
Joe Iarocci: [00:00:23] You know, John, there’s so much that we can’t choose in this environment. There are so many tactics that people are proposing to leaders in this environment. Some are realistic and some aren’t. There is one thing, though, that every leader can choose, and that’s the leader’s mindset. That is the mindset, it’s an attitude, an inclination approach to the problem, the crisis, the leadership. Every leader can choose a mindset. And I would hope leaders choose a mindset of abundance, not scarcity. Abundance, “How can we grow the pie?” not “How can we afford toilet paper?”
Joe Iarocci: [00:01:07] I would suggest the best mindset is an asset-based mindset, not a liability-based mindset. What do we have going for us, not what going against us? What assets can we build on, not what deficits are we worried about?
Joe Iarocci: [00:01:24] And then, finally, an antifragile mindset. That’s where, in times of crisis, I’m not going to hunker down, or retreat, or shrink, but instead I’m going to grow, and blossom and bloom. And if we look at the great leaders of the history, and the world and business, so many of them emerged out of, bloomed out of crisis and were relatively unknown before that. So, choose an antifragile mindset. All those things are within your choice.
Joe Iarocci, Founder, Cairnway Coaching
Joe Iarocci is the Founder of Cairnway Coaching. Joe founded Cairnway after serving as CEO of the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. Before joining the Greenleaf Center, Joe spent thirteen years with CARE USA, one of the world’s largest international nongovernmental organizations dedicated to ending extreme poverty. Joe served CARE as General Counsel, Chief Financial Officer and Chief of Staff. Joe practiced business law prior to joining CARE, representing individual entrepreneurs as well as multinational corporations. Joe currently serves on the boards of Social Accountability International, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits and the Foundation Center-Atlanta. Joe is uniquely passionate about spreading awareness and increasing implementation of servant leadership practices organizations and individuals.
Cairnway is a firm that coaches executives, teams and boards of directors, taking a servant leadership approach. The firm promotes servant leadership in the workplace through speaking, teaching and corporate events.
The evidence shows that organizations applying servant leadership have exceptional employee engagement, customer experience and team effectiveness. Servant leadership improves performance on more than one bottom line.
Joe and the Cairnway team bring a servant leadership approach to their coaching work. That means we measure our success by the success of those they serve.
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