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TV Expert Interviews / Leadership / Mar 28, 2024 / Posted by Chris McAlister / 10

Navigating the Seasons of Leadership (video)


In my recent exploration of leadership and personal growth, I had the privilege of engaging in a stimulating discussion with two remarkable individuals: John Golden, a seasoned sales expert, and Chris McAlister, the innovative mind-driving Sight Shift. Our conversation delved into the intricacies of leadership dynamics, shedding light on invaluable insights and perspectives. From understanding the nuances of leadership seasons to embracing change and fostering self-awareness, our dialogue uncovered a wealth of wisdom that resonates deeply in personal and professional development.

As we navigated through topics ranging from validation-seeking behaviors to the art of self-coaching, it became evident that effective leadership transcends mere skill sets—it requires a deep understanding of oneself and a commitment to continuous growth. Through Sight Shift’s mission to cultivate scalable leaders and our collective exchange of experiences and insights, we explored the multifaceted journey of leadership, leaving us enriched and inspired to embark on our paths of growth and development.

Understanding Leadership Seasons:

Chris introduced the idea of “leadership seasons,” likening it to the natural cycle of a tree. It’s about recognizing where you are—whether it’s a big-picture thing for seasoned leaders or small habits for sales heads—and figuring out what’s next.

Embracing Change:

We discussed facing discomfort head-on, especially in those challenging “winter” moments. Instead of dodging problems, Chris shared how leaning into challenges, like navigating a river, can lead to real growth.

We also touched on the need for self-awareness and fostering healthy intuition. Chris encouraged curiosity over cynicism and stressed the value of continuous learning.

Self-Coaching and Sight Shift’s Mission:

Chris wrapped up by discussing Sight Shift’s mission: helping leaders develop their skills for the long haul. He offered a peek into Sight Shift’s leadership operating system, inviting listeners to explore more.

As we closed, John and Chris reminded us that our chat only scratched the surface. Leadership is a journey, and there’s always more to explore. So, keep learning and growing, and stay tuned for more insights.

Our Host

John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist, he has conducted over 1500 video interviews of thought leaders for Sales POP! online sales magazine & YouTube Channel and for audio podcast channels where Sales POP! is rated in the top 2% of most popular shows out of 3,320,580 podcasts globally, ranked by Listen Score. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.

About Author

Since 2000, Chris has been obsessed with how leaders grow and develop. In addition to seeding the foundation of his career, this passion helped Chris navigate a pivotal and unforeseen crisis. This opportunity to apply what he had learned over the previous decade shifted Chris from ‘knowing’ to truly ‘understanding’ what it meant to lead. This new awareness sparked a journey of discovery and experimentation that would lead Chris to author a process by which any motivated leader could operate at the edge of their abilities.


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