In the third installment in a series of episodes, The Knowledge Project curates essential segments from five guests revolving around one theme: leadership. This episode helps put a unique definition on leadership and examines whether or not good leaders are context-dependent, the differences between a great leader and an average leader, how great leaders should balance feedback, the difference between being right and doing right, a playbook for managing teams, and the importance of radical candor.
The guests on this episode are author Jim Collins (Episode 61), author and leadership expert Jennifer Garvey Berger (Episode 43), co-founder of the Admired Leadership Institute Randall Stutman (Episode 96), the President and COO of Athletic Greens Kat Cole (Episode 117), the former CEO of Ford Alan Mulally (Episode 151), and co-founder of the Conscious Leadership Group Diana Chapman (Episode 130).
00:00 – Intro
02:25 – Jim Collins – What is leadership?
10:46 – Jennifer Garvey Berger – Average vs. great leaders
18:16 – Randall Stutman – How to give feedback
31:23 – Kat Cole – Doing right versus being right
37:49 – Alan Mulally – Principles for running a team
52:24 – Diana Chapman – On candor