Have you ever considered what it takes to be a leader in a highly demanding field like law?
On this episode of Great Practice, Great Life, join Steve as he sits down with Glenn Gutek, a seasoned practice advisor with a rich background in psychology, philosophy, and comedy, no less! We explore his unique journey from pastor to leadership guru while also exploring why stand-up comedy and improv turned out to be invaluable skills in his toolbox. It’s a conversation that’s as entertaining as it is insightful.
We unveil the four pillars of leadership: managing stress, handling complexity, making decisions, and assessing charisma. We take a deep look at why these are paramount when leading law firms or any organization. But it’s not just about knowing what makes a good leader – we also discuss how to become one. Glenn shares some trade secrets, including the four practices that can enhance your leadership skills: reading, writing, reflecting, and retreating.
Being a leader can feel like a solo journey, but it doesn’t have to be. We discuss the value of self-awareness, feedback, and learning from those around you. We also dive into the connection between leadership and building a successful law practice and a fulfilling life.
If you want to improve your leadership impact, Glenn Gutek’s journey is sure to inspire you.
In this episode, you will hear:
- Glenn Gutek’s unique journey from pastor to leadership guru, using his background in psychology, philosophy, and stand-up comedy
- The four pillars of leadership: managing stress, handling complexity, making decisions, and assessing charisma
- How to enhance leadership skills through four practices: reading, writing, reflecting, and retreating
- The importance of self-awareness, feedback, and learning from those around you for effective leadership
- The connection between leadership skills and building a successful law practice and a fulfilling life
- Emotional intelligence in leadership, referencing the work of Robert Goldman
- The challenges of leadership and the significance of self-reflection and continuous learning
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