In this Expert Insight Interview, Jason Scott discusses the transformative power of getting stuff done. Jason Scott is a leader who jumps in to take care of people and get things done. He went from being a navy rescue person to spending over two decades as a CEO of 12VC, leading global transformation efforts for companies like DIRECTV, Trader Joe’s, and Blizzard Entertainment.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- How the different neuro-chemicals contribute to our sense of well-being
- How Jason Scott got into the business of helping people get things done
- Why teams fail to get results despite working overtime
Power of Dopamine
We tend to feel very good when we get stuff done and check things off a to-do list. The primary reason for this is that four neuro-chemicals are in charge of making us feel good and opening up our memory and learning centers. These are dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins.
When we get something done and check it off our to-do list, our body rewards us with a shot of dopamine. Once we know this fact, we can use this biological process to our advantage and turn our life around.
Jason Scott’s Approach
Jason started in the project management business, then got into product management, organizational change leadership, and team demand management. Somewhere along the line, he realized that leadership is a change-focused discipline in and of itself. Nobody hires a leader because they want their organization to be the same in a month, six months, or a year.
Jason had to develop an efficient operational management approach to running his business. In other words, he needed a system to get things done within his company, not just helping his clients get things done.
Helping Teams Deliver
Ultimately, Jason realized he was in the business of helping people get things done. He was often parachuted into situations where the leaders in the organization didn’t feel that their teams were delivering the outcomes they needed.
In these situations, he always found that both teams and leaders were stressed out, working during dinner, answering emails and getting phone calls at night, working weekends, and so on. Essentially, their quality of life was terrible, and their economic prosperity was not assured. In working with them, Jason’s job was to make them a team that delivered the necessary results.
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.