It's easy to get wrapped up in the busy work of everyday office life, and so often it seems like your potential and abilities are wasted on tasks that need to be completed just to keep your projects running. But what if you were free to be exactly who you needed to be as a leader? In this episode, Jacob hosts his longtime friend, Jason Howard, a former SEC attorney and current Chief Compliance Officer of Tegus, Inc., to talk about the great impact of A+ hires, and how developing trust within your team can free you up to maximize your potential as a leader.
Here's what you'll learn on this episode:
How A+ hires maximize your own potential
How to utilize transparency in the workplace
Who you need to be for your company
Jason Howard is currently a General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Tegus, Inc., a global provider of investment research tools. He started his career by earning a law degree, and moved on to work as an SEC enforcement attorney for over a decade. Now he brings his expertise to Tegus and is a proud husband and father of two girls.
"In my world, people are so fearful of making mistakes. And yes, mistakes in the compliance and legal world can be bad, but we're human, right? What's important is how you deal with them. I hope I impart on my team openness, transparency, and honesty." - Jason Howard
[02:40] - Jason's background
[ 06:10] - A people-centered mindset
[10:20] - The "why" behind the asks
[13:15] - A safe place for mistakes
[15:25] - Finding great hires by being honest up front
[19:50] - Utilizing references to find top quality employees
[23:00] - A good team takes off on its own
Jacob Moore is the creator of 5 Bridges to Wellness and the founder of NoStigmas mental health support community. As an empowered childhood suicide loss survivor, Jacob writes and speaks internationally about trauma, holistic wellness design and thriving despite mental illness. In addition to being an avid user of both nature and dog therapy, Jacob practices meditation, yoga and martial arts to support his mental wellness. He splits his time between Chicago and the open road.