The Joy to Lead Podcast

What I Learned When I Was Fired

August 25, 2020 Kaylan Thompson
The Joy to Lead Podcast
What I Learned When I Was Fired
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The Joy to Lead Podcast
What I Learned When I Was Fired
Aug 25, 2020
Kaylan Thompson

In today's episode I'm getting super vulnerable and sharing my experience on the leadership team of a company that closed its doors. I share about my work background, my leadership philosophy, and what I've seen happen when vision and leadership are out of balance in the workplace. 

My story - I help entrepreneurs successfully step into their CEO role, understand their leadership style, and build their dream team so they scale their dream company. 

I graduated with a degree in creative writing which may have seemed like a facepalm decision in the moment but trained me to observe human beings. 

And I did that - as I tried to figure out what the heck I’m doing with the degree I went into and out of several jobs - from radio to news to a couple marketing agencies. 

And I’ve seen businesses struggle on all fronts and I saw it came down to two things - vision and leadership in equal measures. I’ve seen what happens when those two are out of balance. 

When vision supersedes leadership you have a team that gets highly motivated but lacks action which leads to high turnover and loss of money. When you have great leadership but the CEO doesn’t have vision, you have great team relationships but you get nothing done. 

www.joytolead.com/vision-leadership

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Show Notes

In today's episode I'm getting super vulnerable and sharing my experience on the leadership team of a company that closed its doors. I share about my work background, my leadership philosophy, and what I've seen happen when vision and leadership are out of balance in the workplace. 

My story - I help entrepreneurs successfully step into their CEO role, understand their leadership style, and build their dream team so they scale their dream company. 

I graduated with a degree in creative writing which may have seemed like a facepalm decision in the moment but trained me to observe human beings. 

And I did that - as I tried to figure out what the heck I’m doing with the degree I went into and out of several jobs - from radio to news to a couple marketing agencies. 

And I’ve seen businesses struggle on all fronts and I saw it came down to two things - vision and leadership in equal measures. I’ve seen what happens when those two are out of balance. 

When vision supersedes leadership you have a team that gets highly motivated but lacks action which leads to high turnover and loss of money. When you have great leadership but the CEO doesn’t have vision, you have great team relationships but you get nothing done. 

www.joytolead.com/vision-leadership

Helpful Resources

Book a 1:1 Leadership Strategy Session with Kaylan

Download your free Hiring Planner

Access my Hiring Course & Template Bundle