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Ron Carucci: Lead With The Power Of Truth, Justice, And Purpose

Episode 62

About Ron Carucci: Ron is co-founder and managing partner at Navalent, a company that works with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change for their organizations, leaders, and industries. He has a thirty year track record helping executives tackle challenges of strategy, organizations, and leadership. From startups to Fortune 10’s, nonprofits to heads of state, turnarounds to new markets and strategy, he’s worked at helping executives overhaul leadership and culture to redesign for growth. He has worked in more than 25 countries on four continents and he’s the author of nine books including “Rising To Power” and his recently released book, “To Be Honest: Lead With The Power of Truth, Justice, And Purpose”. He’s a popular contributor to The Harvard Business Review where Navalent’s work on leadership was named one of 2016’s Management Ideas That Mattered Most and he’s also a contributor on a regular basis to Forbes and a two-time TedX speaker. Ron lives in New York City with his wife and on weekends you’ll find him on his bike, on the tennis court, on his skis, at the movies, or cheering for the Seattle’s Seahawks.


In this episode, Jordan and Ron Carucci discuss:

  • The current paradox regarding great leadership

  • Ron’s 10-year study on honesty-What is correlated to telling the truth

  • How leaders can be honest in our current climate-where everyone needs to feel safe

  • The impact of border wars on honesty and commitment

Key Takeaways

  • If you want your people to do their best and give all their energy to work, your job is to make sure they never doubt that they matter and they belong.

  • When you say you are one thing and really are another, you are promoting duplicity and are essentially saying that it’s okay to lie

  • People are more likely to be able to truly see each other’s side and understand one another if there is a platform where they can talk face to face and be open about each one’s ideas.

  • Ask yourself- For whom is there not a level playing field? Whose voices don’t you include? What bullies are allowed to persist because they get results? Who is hungry for a chance to shine but hasn’t asked for it? What jobs are privileged?

“We’re in a trust recession. In no period of our history has trust ever been so difficult to earn and so easily lost.”— Ron Carucci

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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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