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Jake Carlson Modern Leadership Podcast Episode 121: The Language of Leadership with Krister Ungerbock

Jake Carlson Modern Leadership Podcast Episode 121: The Language of Leadership with Krister Ungerbock

Krister Ungerböck is a leadership keynote speaker, CEO Coach, and global expert in The Language of Leadership. This podcast originally appeared on Jake Carlson Modern Leadership Podcast Episode 121, to listen to the full interview, visit Jake Carlson Modern Leadership.

Prior to retiring at age 42, Krister was the award-winning CEO of one of the largest family-owned software companies in the world. His expertise in the Language of Leadership is based upon his unique experience as a global CEO leading teams in three languages while observing and doing business with executives in over 40 countries, building businesses in six and living in three.

As a corporate keynote speaker, Krister is passionate about sharing the secrets that his team used to win 5 consecutive Top Workplace awards and achieve remarkable employee engagement levels of 99.3%. His brand new book is, The Language of Leadership: Words to Transform How We Lead, Live and Love.

Top Takeaways: The Language of Leadership with Krister Ungerbock

Stop reading HBR and tons of business books and figure what Are YOU Missing as a leader

  • Balancing professional success with personal success

  • Leadership in relationships – taking the best practices in business and personal relationships to create a lasting business

  • Many successful businesses are made up of people who have worked successfully together for a long time

  • Practical fill-in the blank phrases to speak the language of leadership differently than what we have previously learned

  • The Language of Leadership drives increased commitment, emotional connection and growth both personally and professional

  • Perspective shift occurs in learning a new language of leadership

  • Drop the “should” just tell people what you want from them –

  • Applying the same tactics, you would in learning a new language when you “learn the language of leadership”

  • Heart in the right place but the words are not –

  • Difference between the Language of Leadership and the Language of Management

  • Lead with Expertise – lead with solutions (Ego boost but also becomes addictive to having the answer)

    • Good for those employees who are not progressive and engaged

    • The one’s who do not like this style are pushed away or repelled because they want to be a contributor

  • Questions lead and answers follow – Are you leading with questions or are you following with answers?

  • The difference between leading questions and leading WITH questions

  • Asking questions is not about leading people to my solutions it is about leading people to THEIR solutions

  • Ask questions you don’t know the answer to

  • Make sure all your questions start with WHAT or HOW

    • Check your ego and allow yourself to be taught

    • Surround yourself with people who are smarter to help us grow as leaders

  • Let go of your need to be right

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