In this episode of Sal Silvester on the Future of Leadership, host Sal Silvester talks with guest Mark Samuel about the future of leadership. Mark is the founder/CEO of IMPAQ, an organization that deals in business execution systems. He is also the author of such publications as B State and a thought leader in the field of accountability. Mark and Sal focus a lot of their conversation on the interconnected themes of developing middle management, moving an organization to the “breakthrough” state, organizational habits and accountability, and collective results.
In this episode:
01:45 – Introduction to Mark Samuel
03:24 – Sal wonders how Mark’s philosophy of leadership has changed over the years.
07:20 – What gets in the way of developing middle management? – on silos, accountability, and habits
15:31 – B State and breakthrough
20:19 – Sal and Mark’s books, and outcome-driven versus activity-driven
21:56 – Example metrics and collective execution
24:06 – On the problem of making employees comfortable versus making them safe to take the risk of change
28:15 – Practical steps to create a safe environment
32:50 – Accountability and critical feedback
35:32 – In what order do you find it helpful to work with different employees?
37:35 – Team habits for collective execution (especially to speak with one voice)
41:46 – Get a hold of books and other resourcesLinks:
Learn more about Mark, his work, and his books: https://bstate.com/
Learn about IMPAQ: https://www.impaqint.com/
Find Mark’s book B State: A New Roadmap for Bold Leadership, Brave Culture, and Breakthrough Results, on Amazon
Find Mark’s book, Creating the Accountable Organization: A Practical Guide to Improve Performance Execution, on Amazon.
Find Mark’s book, Making Yourself Indispensable: The Power of Personal Accountability, on Amazon.
For bulk orders of Mark’s books, call 800-CEO-READ
Find The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals (Chris McChesney Sean Covey, and Jim Huling) on Amazon.
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Find Sal’s book, Unite!: The 4 Mindset Shifts for Senior Leaders, on Amazon