The working world is a team sport, and it is impossible to excel at it on your alone. The presence of an ally attitude is one of the most essential indications of success, not just for individuals but also for teams and organizations. Working relationships flourish when we have the closest friends to share the ups and downs with and help us get through the tough times together. If we don’t, we’ll fumble and burn to the ground, leaving behind nothing but a smoldering heap of rubble to prove our existence. My guest today has an extensive background in many fields, including corporate finance, leadership and executive development, and human resource management. She is business savvy and has a firm grasp of the intricacies of leading and managing a team. In this episode of the Pursuit of Learning podcast, Morag Barrett stresses the importance of having a work pal,  how to be a better friend in the workplace, and how doing so can improve your mood, teamwork, and productivity.

Being polite is not the same as compassionate leadership; compassionate leadership is a powerful style of leadership that, when skillfully executed, can lift spirits and profits to new heights. Compassionate leaders are not lacking in strength. They are strong leaders who are also aware that they may be kind to their employees while achieving tremendous success. In point of fact, showing concern for one’s workforce is directly correlated to improved performance. My guest today, Donato Tramuto, is a well-known CEO, business leader, innovator, and philanthropist. During today’s conversation, he illustrates that compassion is essential to effective leadership because it boosts morale, builds more substantial teams, improves overall performance, and creates a sustainable commitment to an organization’s mission and values.

Being responsible for what you are doing is one of the most important aspects of building your desired business. Among the various aspects, it will help you to be a bold and brave businessman. Our guest today is, Mr. Brent Lowe; founder of BASE Associates, a business coaching and consulting company, and author of ‘Lead Together’. Throughout the episode, we dive into three major concepts in the book, rules & agreements, types of power, radical responsibility, commitments, types of agreements, feedback and mutual curiosity, recruiting process, and more. 

There is no doubt that you have a proper job title for yourself. But, also, there are things you enjoy doing while you’re not at work. For example, you may be an accountant who enjoys Netflix marathons, a lawyer who enjoys ballroom dancing, and an engineer who enjoys helping out at animal shelters. However,  the first part regarding your job title is generally irrelevant on most occasions. Instead, asking follow-up questions about your human factor is more engaging. If you give it some thought, there is a job title, but behind the job title is a human being. Hence the last bit merely speaks to what other aspects of your life you are beyond the job title. Yet many of us don’t view ourselves that way.

If you do not know what it is that you are working on or what it is that you are working towards, you won’t be able to reach your destination. On the other hand, having a crystal-clear vision does not have to be your 10-year plan, nor does it have to be your “big hairy audacious objective.”  Also, when you have a clear vision, you make it possible for someone else to have a generous attitude and make it possible for someone else to feel worthwhile. Therefore, one must possess a generous attitude and a mindset centered on giving and contributing value to become a connector.