About the Episode
Leadership is an essential skill that an organization needs to develop within their member in order to thrive and overcome challenges and obstacles that may stand in its way. In today’s episode of the pursuit of learning, we’re having a fascinating conversation with someone who specializes in helping business leaders radically improve themselves and transform their businesses. Rich Huisman, the president of JENT Consulting Inc. and the author of the LEADERS’ LIST, joins us today to talk about the ten traits that every great leader must have and how you can develop these traits.
Rich started his career in the corporate world, working in sales and worked his way up to become an executive. We start the conversation with the story of his career journey, lessons he learned from working in the corporate arena for years, and some of the things that inspire and motivate him. Rich later left the corporate world to focus more on family and to start his own consulting practice. We also dive into the story of what influenced him to leave the corporate environment and start his business, JENT Consulting, and the story behind its name.
With his experience of working with several organizations and business leaders, Rich developed an assessment that helps leaders to measure their leadership skills. He dives into what inspired him to develop this tool and how our listeners can use it to assess their leadership skills. In the next section, we start exploring the ten traits Rich mentions in his book that every great leader must have, starting with love and empathy. Diving into each of these traits, Rich shares his wisdom on why these traits are important for leaders, some of his experiences related to these traits, and some practical methods, exercises, and strategies leaders can utilize to develop the ten traits and improve their leadership skills.