In this episode I’m joined by Mark Mears, the founder and chief growth officer for L.E.A.F. Growth Ventures. A visionary business leader, he’s been recognized as a #1 best-selling author, a keynote speaker, and an invaluable consultant.
During our conversation, we dive deep into the “purposeful growth revolution”, understanding how one can grow from a leader into a legacy builder. Mark’s insights draw from a deeply personal journey, punctuated by an epiphany involving a fig tree, giving him a fresh perspective on leadership.
Key Discussion Points
- Fulfillment vs. Productivity: A deep dive into measuring fulfillment, especially when numbers typically drive understanding
- Creating a Community of Belonging: The essence of true diversity, equity, and inclusion is making every individual feel a genuine sense of belonging
- Leadership as the Seed: How leadership is foundational, akin to the root system of an oak tree
- Productivity vs. Productiveness: Exploring the delicate balance in productivity and understanding the concept through the metaphor of a weed vs a tree
- Turnkey Approach in Business: The differences between ‘turnkey’ and ‘in and out’ approaches, with real-world examples like Costco
- Slowing Down to Speed Up: Embracing curiosity and the wisdom behind “Go slow to go fast”
Mark has shared a holistic perspective on leadership, driving home the importance of purposeful growth. From understanding productivity to forming genuine communities in the workplace, Mark’s insights are grounded in his own experiences and learnings. Remember, the journey from leader to legacy builder isn’t about authority – it’s about influence, service, and purpose.
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Links Worth Exploring
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- The Book We Discussed: All It Takes Is A Goal: The 3-Step Plan to Ditch Regret and Tap Into Your Massive Potential
- Jon’s Own Podcast: Check It Out Here
- Related Conversation: Episode 162: Finish with Jon Acuff
- Related Blog Post: How to Take a “Time Tour”
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