The Courageous Leaders Club

098: Conrad Persons: Leap of Leadership: Ensuring Your Team Jumps with You

April 11, 2024 Joanna Howes Season 13 Episode 98
098: Conrad Persons: Leap of Leadership: Ensuring Your Team Jumps with You
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The Courageous Leaders Club
098: Conrad Persons: Leap of Leadership: Ensuring Your Team Jumps with You
Apr 11, 2024 Season 13 Episode 98
Joanna Howes

In episode 98 of the podcast, I speak with Conrad Persons, President of Grey, London.

Join us as we discuss the importance of sharing your ideas with your team first to make sure they’re on the same page as you and want to jump out of the “plane” alongside you. He also shares the hard lessons learned from when your team stays on the plane instead of following you.

Conrad also discusses how we spend our time as leaders and the necessity for candid
reflection and prioritisation when managing our time.

Key takeaways include:

● The power of focusing on the smaller interactions instead of grand gestures to motivate people
● Dealing with defensiveness when ideas are contested
● Why you need to separate personal identity from ideas
● Managing your emotions and having strategic patience
● The danger of overplanning when stepping into a new role
● Understanding both individual and group mindsets
● The impact of your daily decisions on productivity

Conrad is an entrepreneur and current President of Grey, London. Conrad leads the flagship London studio, which is home to award-winning work, partnering with iconic clients P&G, Haleon, Kellogg, and Arla.

Follow Joanna Howes and The Change Creators:

website: https://www.thechangecreators.com
linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannahowes/

Show Notes

In episode 98 of the podcast, I speak with Conrad Persons, President of Grey, London.

Join us as we discuss the importance of sharing your ideas with your team first to make sure they’re on the same page as you and want to jump out of the “plane” alongside you. He also shares the hard lessons learned from when your team stays on the plane instead of following you.

Conrad also discusses how we spend our time as leaders and the necessity for candid
reflection and prioritisation when managing our time.

Key takeaways include:

● The power of focusing on the smaller interactions instead of grand gestures to motivate people
● Dealing with defensiveness when ideas are contested
● Why you need to separate personal identity from ideas
● Managing your emotions and having strategic patience
● The danger of overplanning when stepping into a new role
● Understanding both individual and group mindsets
● The impact of your daily decisions on productivity

Conrad is an entrepreneur and current President of Grey, London. Conrad leads the flagship London studio, which is home to award-winning work, partnering with iconic clients P&G, Haleon, Kellogg, and Arla.

Follow Joanna Howes and The Change Creators:

website: https://www.thechangecreators.com
linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannahowes/