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Grit into Greatness: Leadership Lessons [Video]

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Grit into Greatness: Leadership Lessons

Through grit into greatness: Leadership lesson! In this episode of The Leadership Toolkit, Mike Phillips welcomes Jonathan Lampros, a game-changing leadership expert who shares leadership lessons from his life, with 30 years of dealership operation under his belt. From a top-notch sales pro to a visionary leader, Jonathan has redefined success in business and leadership. We discuss his captivating journey from necessity-driven employment to becoming a notably innovative leader and a cherished mentor to many.

Jonathan Lampros’s story is a testament to the power of resilience, embracing opportunities, and the transformative capability of authentic leadership. Moving to Colorado with aspirations that quickly succumbed to the practicalities of life—his car broke down, squeezing him into unemployment—Jonathan found himself stepping into a dealership for what he thought would be a temporary gig. Little did he know, this detour was a pivotal moment for his career. He recounts being tested on patience and perseverance, fundamental values that held through the course of his ensuing successes, from becoming the top salesperson within two months to managing partnerships with industry titans.

Reflecting on his own journey, Lampros shares invaluable insights into the essence of effective leadership. He emphasizes the significant role of patience and grit, virtues born not from mere innate ability but through dedicated cultivation and challenging experiences. These characteristics, as Jonathan expounds, are not merely about biding time but embodying the discipline and fortitude to weather operational storms and carve out successes from failures.

Jonathan shares that true leadership delves deeper by *invoking motivation beyond oneself, cultivating discipline, fostering a passion for unwavering pursuit despite obstacles, and learning from every fall. He confidently asserts that tangible motivation wanes, but an incessant drive rooted in discipline and refined by passion remains unshakable. It is upon this foundation Jonathan has built a career marked by innovation, team enhancement, and substantial industry contributions.

Jonathan reminds us of these key things:
1. Embrace Failure as a Stepping Stone: Understanding that every failure paves the way to understanding and ultimately success.
2. Leadership Requires Grit & Discipline: Success stems from persistent effort, discipline, and an unwavering commitment to goals.
3. Foster Passion and Resilience within Teams: Cultivating a work culture where challenges are perceived as opportunities fosters a resilient and devoted team.
4. Innovate Present Policy: It challenges methodologies that followers deem traditional or reinforced without questioning their efficacy in the present context.
5. Empower Through Personal Development: Focus on the growth and personal development of each team member is imperative for collective success.

Check out all of these key moments and highlights:
00:00:00 Welcome to Leadership Toolkit
00:00:46 Intro to Jonathan Lampros on Life and Leadership
00:03:11 His First Experience in a Car Dealership
00:07:46 Why Do You Not Believe in Motivation?
00:12:01 What metrics matter most in a business? (MTM)
00:14:57 How to Manage Your Job?
00:16:45 Accountability in Leadership
00:21:06 Patience is a Strength
00:24:50 The Fine Line of Complacency
00:26:22 Patience and Complacency
00:28:38 What Would You Tell Leaders About Leading?
00:34:02 Leaders: The Traits
00:36:42 What Are the Key Things a Leader Needs to Do?
00:37:29 What are some things for people who were in management roles?
00:43:49 Team Building Discussion
00:49:39 How to Deal with Failure?
00:54:50 Thank You to Mike Phillips for Being a Leader
00:57:55 Leadership Toolkit Podcast, please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE!

🎧 Tune in this Wednesday at 12:05 pm MST / 2:05 pm EST to discover how to unlock your leadership potential and transform your approach to business and team building with Jonathan Lampros.

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