Understanding Your Strengths as a Leader
Hortense le Gentil, President and Founder of JAY Consulting, and a Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coach, works with top executives and entrepreneurs on self-awareness, realizing their strengths, making decisions, and taking action. In this interview she talks about the concept of being aligned which is the main topic of her upcoming book: Aligned: Connecting Your True Self with the Leader You’re Meant to Be. She discusses the importance of self-awareness when you are a leader and the benefits.
This Sales Expert Interview covers:
Background of Hortense’s book
- Everyone is a leader. You are the leader of your life. There are takeaways for anyone reading the book.
- A good coach or people you are working with can be a mirror for self-awareness. Feedback is necessary.
- You first have to be willing to accept there is a problem.
- It’s not acceptable to say that’s just the way I am.
- Hortense explains what she means by this phrase with a personal story from her past.
- There is a certain feeling that can help determine if you are aligned.
- This is where there is temptation to stay in your comfort zone. Find the best version of yourself and take the leap. You’ll be happy you did.
- You might even have to change the people you surround yourself with.
- You don’t have to change everything at once. The path to self-awareness isn’t always a quick one.
Helping people make decisions
- Your instinct can be a powerful force in making decisions. Decisions aren’t always based on data.
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 is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.