Starve the Doubts
Lifelong Learning with Hans Finzel
Jul 23, 2017
The midlife-preneur Kingsley Grant from ChooseYourBestLifeNow.com is the co-host of Jared Easley for today’s podcast. We are privileged to welcome a great man as our guest for this episode. This man is a successful author, teacher, a leader among leaders and someone who is known in the podcasting world as the leadership answer man. The man were talking about is no other than Hans Finzel of the LeadershipAnswerMan.com!
He trained leaders internationally on five continents and recently completed twenty years of presidency in International Non-Profit World Venture with a staff of 550 workers in seventy countries worldwide. Hans is now the leadership answer man in the podcasting world and he is ready to share great things he learned as a leader in this podcast.
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN:
The best way to handle confrontation –enter the danger zone!
“It’s very unhealthy in an organization to avoid conflicts.”
“Go into the danger zone and you’ll be glad you did.”
The right way to go into the danger zone
“Present truth gracefully but you have to deliver the bad news.”
Praise –Criticism –Praise
Try everything and not succeed or try one thing and succeed?
“Success belongs to people who are willing to take risks.”
The principle of bright spots
“Try a lot of things and go towards the bright spots.”
Working on your platforms
“There’s not one key to successfully building platforms online.”
The balance between being prudent and a risk-taker
The importance of feedback
What compelled Hans in starting a podcast?
“You can go from being so excited to getting bored with your career over period of years”
Why Hans loves to write
What inspired Hans to name his podcast The Leadership Answer Man
The key to learn from your mistakes –Evaluation!
“Don’t just keep making the same mistakes.”
Hans’ 10 biggest mentors! –have young, old and side mentors
The challenges young leaders are facing today –spoiled, in denial and not ready in facing hardships
Hans’ encouragement for emerging leaders –listen to the older generations
“The healthiest organization is a group that has people of all ages in it.”
Hans defines blind spots – a weakness or a problem in you that you are not aware of
One of the top mistakes leaders make
Hans’ encouragement to people in their mid-years who feels stuck in life – Don’t stop learning!
“Every effective leader is a lifelong learner. If people stop learning, they get stagnant.”
How Hans’ measures personal success
Hans’ few favourite leadership quotes:
“The measure of you as a leader is not what you do but what others do because of what you do.” -Harold Hendricks
“My greatest fear for you in life is not that you will fail but that you will succeed at the wrong thing.”
Succeeding at the wrong thing?
Hans’ greatest enemy in pursuing his passion is personal doubt
Learn and listen
“If we keep learning and listening we would become more effective leaders.”
Hans Finzel’s podcast: Care Enough to Confront
Emotional Intelligence –Hans Podcast
The Bible Answer Man
Cliff Ravenscraft of the Podcast AnswerMan
Book: Launch Your Encore