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Jordan Goldrich The Misunderstood Bully With Guest Host: JJ FLizanes

Episode 46

About Jordan Goldrich: Jordan is a Master Corporate Executive Coach who partners with senior and developing leaders and executives who have a strong desire for results, who take charge, lead their teams, and accomplish the mission. His mission is to help them be completely authentic, fulfill their mission, and morale while taking performance to an even higher level. Jordan leverages his background as a Chief Operations Officer, Master Corporate Executive Coach, Professional Certified Coach, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He is co-author of the Amazon bestseller, Workplace Warrior®: People Skills For The No-Bullshit Executive, and producer and host of the Podcast Workplace Warrior: Drive Results Without Damaging Relationships®.

“When I realized that I needed the data and perspectives from everyone, even people I did not respect, I learned to cultivate compassion for people my brain was telling me don’t deserve it.”

Jordan Goldrich, MCEC


In this episode, Jordan and JJ Flizanes discuss:

  • Most executives perceived as a bully, don’t want to hurt people.

  • Most think the pressure to change their communication style is politically correct bull.

  • These leaders must find their authentic motivation to change

  • Part of that motivation is knowing you need data and perspectives from everyone to be successful. Even people you don’t respect know things that you don't know.

Key Takeaways

  • The most effective leaders use a balance of “hard power” and “soft power”

  • If you want to lead effectively, you have to talk to people in the language that they speak

  • Some people will be offended by you because of their background and personality- This is not in your control.

  • The effectiveness of Marshall Goldsmith’s “Feedforward” process for determining what will work in your organization.

“How someone shows up in the world and how someone receives them are two different things”— JJ Flizanes

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Jordan Goldrich

Your host, Jordan Goldrich, grew up in a loud New York family and once lost an executive position because of his style. He is co-author of the Amazon Best Seller, Workplace Warrior®: People Skills For The No-Bulls**t Executive, Chief Operations Officer, Master Corporate Executive Coach, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. His guests are part of his international network of Workplace Warrior® executives, master corporate executive coaches, and thought leaders. Each guest will engage you in conversation about their successes, mistakes, and solutions. You will get strategies for being completely authentic, while you fulfill your commitment to your organization, build positive relationships, and take performance to an even higher level.

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