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Ep. 131 – If you want to hear from an experienced leader who has started and built a number of companies about what it takes to step into a leadership role and let go of the habits that once made you successful as an individual contributor… then this episode is for you!
In this week’s episode of The Manager Track podcast, I am joined by Jason Scott. Jason is a CEO, founder, speaker, author, instructor, and location-independent nomad. From the start of his career spent jumping out of helicopters in the United States Navy, Jason has a long history of leadership, servanthood, and bearing witness to the transformative power of getting things done. As an expert in the space of project management and transformational leadership, we will be discussing:
  • What it means to lead
  • What he wished he knew as a new manager
  • What challenges and struggles he sees a lot of managers struggle with as they transition into or climb the ranks of leadership
  • 120VCSince starting 120VC he’s personally overseen the global transformational efforts within organizations such as DirecTV, Trader Joe’s, Blizzard Entertainment, Sony Pictures, Mattel, and others. His team’s unique, irreverent approach to change has generated breakthrough results and created meaningful jobs.
  • Next Jump Outfitters – Jason recently founded a company with his wife and two kids where they outfit trucks, trailers, and boats for adventure. Over the last two decades, they’ve mastered the art of the digital nomad, enabling a balance between work, exploration, raising, and educating kids. Their goal is to eliminate at least 50% of the time and effort traditionally required to live a life of adventure.
  • Connect with Jason on LinkedIn, subscribe to his YouTube channel, and find both his books on Amazon
  • Learn how to turn your 1-on-1 meetings from time wasters, awkward moments, status updates, or non-existent into your most important and valuable meeting with your directs all week. Access the course and resources here: www.ramonashaw.com/11
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00:00 Preview
02:06 Meet Jason Scott
03:32 Helping individual contributors become leaders
05:21 Becoming the architect of your own success
06:26 The difference between a leader and a boss
16:42 Our way is not necessarily the right (or only) way
19:19 If you could accomplish this great thing by yourself, you would have…
23:27 I hire people who want to become leaders
26:29 First-day advice for new managers
29:08 Connect with Jason

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