“Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” - Theodore Roosevelt
This bold leadership lesson helps set apart midcore managers from the true leaders in an organization. To lead is to serve and to serve is to care, explained Alden Mills, Inc. 500 CEO, Author, Entrepreneur, CXO Advisor, Navy SEAL on a recent episode of DisrupTV. Build relationships with empathy and trust. Always remember to CARE – Connect, Achieve, Respect and Empower. What a great acronym!
Mills also dove into the importance of teams. Many people who work together are really “groups.” They co-exist but are not necessarily working toward a bigger purpose. Individuals and teams need to move from selfishness to selflessness. It’s a difficult journey, but those are the teams that make the most impact. The strongest leaders also build relationships with many different personalities. The more types of people you can work with and inspire, the better you can encourage diversity of thought and a more capable team.
The show also closed out with a great tech news update with Ron Miller, Enterprise Reporter at TechCrunch. Few of the highlights that stood out – commercial drones, Salesforce’s 20th anniversary, Survey Monkey and protecting data on blockchain.
Tune in every week for DisrupTV, hosted by Vala Afshar and R “Ray” Wang, on Fridays 11 AM PT/2 PM ET. Remember to Care!