Jacobson Leadership Academy- Be Your Best

Welcome to Jacobson Leadership Academy- Be Your Best. My name is Troy Jacobson and I have a passion for helping individuals and organizations optimize their performance.

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Thursday Jul 28, 2022

Reaching the top of the mountain requires help from others.  As a successful person, you were likely given a boost or an opportunity by someone along the way. If you reflect back on your career journey, you'll see forks in the road where if you took another path, you might have gone in a totally different direction, for better or for worse.   Strong leaders are humble leaders who recognize that they don't have all the answers and that their success was a team effort.

Wednesday Jul 20, 2022

Your team members want to know what success looks like and when faced with obstacles to achieving success, want to know that you, as their leader, is there to support and coach them through it. This is way ongoing 'coaching' on a weekly basis is so effective and can be more impactful than the annual 'performance review'. The reality is that by offering frequent coaching, the performance review will shine on a light on the team member's successes that you've coached them to accomplish! 

Wednesday Jul 13, 2022

As an executive leader, people are watching you. They are looking for clues as to what kind of leader you are and if you should be trusted.  The way you communicate, the way you look and the way you carry yourself are all being scrutinized each and everyday, so don't take it lightly. This is what's known as your Executive Presence, and it's very important that you develop self awareness in this area to optimize your leadership.

Thursday Jul 07, 2022

Feedback is imperative for growth so creating a culture of feedback within your organization is critical.  A foundation of trust first needs to be established in order for feedback to be most effective because without trust, feedback can be seen in a negative light.  

Thursday Jun 16, 2022

Meetings are essential for anyone in a leadership role and the way a meeting is conducted is up to the person leading it.  Many leaders dive straight into the agenda without first 'warming up' the room.  This tactic, while time effective, might not empower everyone to have a voice and contribute to the discussion, which can have a negative impact on the effectiveness of the meeting.

Thursday Jun 09, 2022

Get the most out of your personal professional development program by combining training with coaching. Training can be defined as a one-way exchange of information or knowledge transfer of a technical skill whereas coaching is the process of helping someone leverage technical knowledge and using it to deliver optimal results.

Thursday May 26, 2022

Foundational to any organization is defining its purpose for existing. This is communicated through a Mission and Vision Statement. The importance of these statements can't be stressed enough because they either resonate with clients and employees, or they don't.  What is your organization's purpose for existing? What's the aspirational vision for the future?  In this video we look at the Mission and Vision statements at The Jacobson Leadership Academy to provide a quick example.

Wednesday May 18, 2022

Leadership is all about connecting with people and one of the most important attributes of great leadership is empathy.  Showing empathy enables a leader to better understand how a person 'shows up' and builds deeper interpersonal relationships and empowers more effective coaching. In this video we talk about 5 ways to show empathy and to better understand people on your team.

Thursday May 12, 2022

Some people grow their businesses in a linear fashion that's slow, steady and predictable.  They invest their personal time and resources to accomplish tasks, moving from one to the next.  This method certainly gets the job done, but it limits potential.   Change your paradigm from being a linear thinker to becoming a multiplier and discover your true potential! 

Wednesday May 04, 2022

Strong leaders are always striving to 'do better' and to improve in all areas and have a bigger impact.  Whether it's personally or professionally, the first person you lead is you, and if you're not working to improve you're probably declining in performance. Change your mindset to remind yourself to 'do better' by focusing on incremental improvement and recognizing that change is inevitable.


Jacobson Leadership Academy:

Be Your Best 

Hello, I'm Troy Jacobson and I am passionate about building up great leaders. This podcast stems from that passion- tune in as we strive to optimize our individual and business' performance.

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