Wake Up Leaders: High-Performers Love to Learn

Are you a high-performing leader, and you love to learn? I am attending the Inc5000 Conference in Phoenix this week. I stumbled upon three colleges clustered together and was reminded of my college years. I didn’t always love the process of learning. When you are forced to learn things that you don’t have much interest in to get good grades, it is hard to stay focused on learning. After college, I discovered a love for learning. I got to learn what I wanted, and it increased my value too.

Today, I am going to share this video that has a special tip for high-performing leaders. I work with high-performing leaders that often are founders and CEOs on the Inc 5000 list. These high-performers love to learn. I would bet you have people on your team that love to learn too. Do you take the time to support their learning? This is an opportunity that you might be missing. Imagine being a part of their love for learning. If you want high-performers, cultivate their learning by taking time to listen to what they want to learn about. Don’t make excuses about the distractions that often get in the way of giving time to your team of potential high-performers.

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Disclaimer: This transcript was created using YouTube’s translator tool and that may mean that some of the words, grammar, and typos come from a misinterpretation of the video.

I really believe that high performers that I’ve seen. Are where they are because they love to learn.

Welcome to Growth Think Tank. This is the one and only place where you will get insight from the founders and the CEOs. The fastest-growing privately held companies. I am the host. My name is Gene Hammett. I hope leaders and their teams navigate the defining moments of their growth. Are you ready to grow?

I’m in Arizona today. My name is Gene Hammett. I am here for a conference called the Inc 5000 conference and I’m here to learn. I’m here to hang out with thousands of other leaders high performers that want to learn to and I’m a little bit early into this is a little bit before 8:00 a.m. I’m in Arizona and in this like little park right downtown. I share this with you today about being addicted to learning because I just passed through an area where there were three colleges Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University.

And also the University of Arizona. Now there may be even more but those are the three big logos that I saw just as I was walking just a few minutes from here.

And I want to share this with you because it got me thinking about learning you as a leader have a responsibility if not a dare I say ownership of those people that you are in charge out to learn they’re there to gain new skills to gain the new experience they’re there to be empowered. Now I studied the fastest growing companies out there the INC 5000 and I met with over 430 of these last few years. Many of my clients have these things in common. They love to learn. And so I talk about this is just as much as you love to learn they love.

I want you to think about this for a second.

In college, you had to learn you had to get the grades in order to graduate. I went to Georgia Tech I happened to get an engineering degree and I graduate in just under four years because I really wanted to get out and make money I wanted to do. I wanted a job that paid real money and so I just really busting my ass to go through that and I did it because I had to now where I am today.

I get to learn. I get to read books that I’m interested in. I get to go to conferences I get to hang out with people I get to listen to podcasts.

I get to do all the things that I want to do and there’s a huge difference between having to learn and getting to learn because I desire to it the people that work for you have a desire to grow. Now one of the big things I know as a high performing leader you are driven by your own success and you are driven to the next level. But I will remind you that sometimes being driven. To can let you not see the big picture of what others around you are doing. Taking time to really talk to them and care about them taking time to truly connect with them and I share this with the message with you today because I really believe that if you want to continue to be a high performing leader that you’ve got to take time to connect with people.

You’ve got to take time to listen to what they want you’ve got to help them build their skills to help them grow as a person. And it’s easy if you just take the time as a high performer you know that you’re busy you know that you have projects that are undone your task and your goals that are needed to be met but the people that are following you desire to grow they desire to to learn something new in each step.

So give them that chance. Empower them. I share this message with you because I work with high performing leaders to help them grow beyond what they believe is possible and to gain new results. I love what I do. I’m growing every day. I’m still pushing beyond this. I’m driven just like you are but I help these leaders see things that they don’t see for themselves. So this message is for you to help you slow down a little bit. See the people that really need to be connected to your message and the vision that you’re going.

And help them along. They don’t they’re not there because they have to be there they’re there because they want to be there. You don’t have that kind of culture that we need to talk about something completely different because that is the core of what I do is creating workplaces that people love to come to work to.

So again my name is Jean Hammett. I share this with you as a part of a message specifically to those leaders that want to grow and that’s you take this message to heart. Look for other messages coming from me. I have a podcast called Growth Think Tank you can look that up to one of the top leadership podcast and I have a book called the trap of success. I share these with you not to promote you’d like to buy anything but just to let you know that there are more resources out there if you want them signing off as always lead with courage.

I’ll see you next time.

Disclaimer: This transcript was created using YouTube’s translator tool and that may mean that some of the words, grammar, and typos come from a misinterpretation of the video.


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