Starve the Doubts
Becoming a Leader with Richard Rierson
Nov 20, 2014
In this episode, Starve the Doubts host Jared Easley is joined by two special co-hosts Kimanzi Constable, the genius behind KamanziConstable.com, and Joshua Coburn, the radio host of Manners & Motivation and making kindness a way of life over at JoshuaCoburn.com.
Today’s special guest is Richard Rierson, host of Dose of Leadership and The Courageous Leadership Podcast. Richard is a father of four daughters, a husband, a leadership trainor, coach, speaker, and a pilot.
Richard’s passion for leadership is just astounding! He recently launched the new Becoming A Leader course, a four-part leadership video series intended to teach people how to increase their influence and punch mediocrity right in the face!
In this episode, you will learn more about:
His passion for leadership
What the marine corps taught him about leadership
Leadership at work vs. leadership at home
Dealing with chaos
The 4C’s of Leadership
Why the 4C’s should be a lifelong pursuit
The most overlooked aspect of leadership
Richard’s biggest liberating leadership moment
How to deal with mistakes
The biggest misconception of leadership
Why you should join the Becoming A Leader course
The infinite whiteboard video animation tool Richard uses!
How he got his passion for leadership
Leaving the marine corps after 10 years
Working for American Airlines (officially on the day of the 9/11 attack!)
Joining the corporate arena by October 2001
How his Marine Corps experience impacted his success
Understanding that leadership is central to everything that you do:
Focus on yourself first.
Focus on your family.
Everything else will follow.
The 4 C’s of Leadership
Why the 4 C’s should become a lifelong pursuit
It’s the essence and the beginning of establishing leadership foundation and culture within yourself.
It releases fear, limiting doubts, and uncertainty in yourself.
People will unconsciously see that in you and that gives them the freedom to do the same.
The most overlooked aspect of leadership: The idea that leaders have to have all the answers
Being afraid to admit mistakes.
Being afraid to say they don’t know.
Figuring they can’t be the one that doesn’t have the answers.
Richard’s biggest liberating moment in his leadership career:
When he finally accepted and stopped caring about being wrong
Dealing with mistakes:
No one likes to make mistakes; but if you make them, embrace them.
It’s not necessarily a failure but a great learning opportunity
The powerful combination: Admitting you don’t have the answers + You know that it’s going to get done!
The biggest misconception of leadership: Being in the position to lead to effect change.
What makes Richard’s leadership course unique
Awesome video presentation tool: VideoScribe by Sparkol
Book recommendation: Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage
Connect with Richard on Twitter @doseofleader and on Facebook