Today, our expert guest is Jordan Montgomery, a small-town guy from Iowa with a big city drive to be a dominant force and voice in the performance coaching industry. He succeeded with flying colors, frequently traveling the country, speaking and coaching executives at Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, and salespeople, alongside managing top-performing sales teams in the financial services industry.
Like many superheroes, it was a setback that paved the way for his jet-fueled success today. After getting fired from his job, and losing his sense of self-worth and value, he embarked on a personal mission to find his personal and professional superpower. He came to a life-defining realization: he was here to meet people in their brokenness and guide them from pain to purpose.
Fast forward to now, Jordan leveraged his purpose to build one of the top consulting firms in the country. His unique leadership journey has framed his consulting style, which spotlights human connection over competition. For Jordan, leadership is not directed by swanky titles or a corner office but from humility, trust, and a burning desire to learn from everyone around you.
If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that we crave the need to be seen and celebrated. How does that work in a digital-forward era where more and more of our everyday interactions are on screens, and society’s attention span is dwindling faster by the day? In a world driven by selfies and self-promotion, Jordan gets us to step back, take pause, and ask stimulating, open-ended questions to people instead of talking about ourselves. Only when you take the lead and understand what’s going on around you can you be understood.
The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway
“In today’s world, influence and leadership is all about personal power.” This isn’t a commodity up for grabs in a promotion. Instead, it’s an active investment from top professionals to encourage an upwardly mobile, “lead up” workforce where everyone, from assistant to CEO, will learn from one another.
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