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Sit down with Coach – Part One

Questions for Coach (Part One)

This week, our Marketing Director, Doug Potter, sat down with Coach and asked him some questions on leadership, motivation, and teamwork.  The #CJJblog this week will be part one of a two-part series.  Below are the questions (and Coach’s answers) to the first five questions.  Make sure to check back next week for part two!  Enjoy.

  • What motivates you the most?  For me, I thoroughly enjoy giving back to others, helping emerging leaders develop their skills, and staying on top of my health.  I am writing a second book (on emerging leaders), I have a podcast, and I enjoy playing tennis/exercise.
  • What motivates a team the most?  There are three main factors when motivating a team: 1) Embracing a common goal or purpose, 2) Gaining clarity on team objectives, and 3) Being intentional with supporting one another.
  • How do leaders get the most out of their team?  As the leader, you are always the Chief Reminding Officer (CRO).  Build a healthy culture where your team shares the mission and core values.  There are three principles you should live by: 1) Lead by example, 2) Tell the truth, and 3) Catch people doing the right thing.
  • How does a manager, leader, or coach establish credibility?  Demonstrate to your team that you care about building relationships.  Be intentional with your one-on-one meetings and come prepared to listen and ask detailed questions.  Be open-minded to feedback and make sure your team members feel their opinions have been heard.
  • How do you make someone feel included?  Have one-on-one meetings and check-ins with them.  Care about others on a personal level.  People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

Did You Know?  Coach Jim Johnson is traveling out to California with his wife this week to visit their son this week to see his new house and spend some time with family.

Life Tip #62:  Quantity of time at home, quality time at work

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