episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Jason Treu about
building trust for transformation, vulnerability and leadership, and why all
leaders should provide psychological safety in their organisation, team or community.
We also discuss
Unstoppable Workplaces, Cards Against Mundanity, why the Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks are the
heart and soul of the city, and leading high performing teams.
Jason Treu – Building Trust For Transformation
Jason is a best-selling
author of Social Wealth, TEDx Wilmington Speaker, and Executive Coach who has
worked with transformational leaders such as Steve Jobs, Mark Cuban and Reed
Hastings. He is host of the Executive Breakthroughs Podcast, Keynote Speaker on
Unstoppable Workplaces, Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks fan, and supporter of
charities such as the American Cancer Society.
His education includes a BA
History from Indiana University Bloomington, a Law degree and Masters in
Communications from Syracuse University, and has a completed a leadership
program at the Harvard Business School. Jason has held roles in Communications
and Investor Relations at RightNow, Hewlett Packard, American Heart Foundation,
Blockbuster and ReachLegal. As an entrepreneur he co-founded Visual Arts
Reimagined and company culture expert at Unstoppable workplaces.
Jason talks about:
- Why the Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks are the heart
and soul of the city.
- Self awareness is paramount for you to prevent
sabotaging your success.
- The catalyst that led to focusing on company culture
and leadership growth.
- We all have fears and fears control us.
- Why so many talented and productive teams struggle.
- Building trust for transformation.
- How successful leaders build psychological safety.
- How people can identify their blindspots and use
them to their advantage.
- Your brain is wired for survival, it is wired to
keep us safe.
- Leadership skills that set the worlds most
influential leaders apart from good leaders.
- You have to be humble, because you cant be right all
- The three secrets to speeding up the relationship
- As you scale its always a challenge as you have to
let go of parts of the business.
- The most important ingredients in being a high
- How do you bring people together and make them feel
connected and belonging
CEO Performance Tip
Leadership Overwhelm – As a leader, have you ever felt
completely overcome in mind or emotion, where you feel a stress or combination
of stressors are too big for you to manage? This is the feeling of overwhelm.
Everyone experiences some level of overwhelm and the important thing to
remember, is that it is all manageable. Rather than fighting your feelings of
overwhelm you can accept that anxiety is like riding a wave and it will be
easier; learn to turn overwhelming thoughts into helpful thoughts; shift your
thoughts from having to complete everything right now to focusing on one thing
at a time; identify what you need to be present with right now; take a deep
breath to relax the body; and most importantly engage in an action that you
enjoy before rushing into solve the trigger of overwhelm. Start taking control
of your overwhelm today.
“To build psychological safety, admit your own
failings and vulnerabilities and things that you are not good at. Thank people,
stay open to try and do other things, doing risks and things differently, have
the tough conversations and get to the core of the issue.” Jason Treu talks
about the importance of psychological safety for building trust, on the active
“Before you can start to move things forward, you
must have high level of trust.” Building trust with Jason Treu, on the active
Resources Mentioned in this show:
Jason Treu: www.JasonTreu.com
Cards Against Mundanity www.Cardsagainstmundanity.com
Executive Breakthroughs Podcast
Jason Treu Facebook
Jason Treu YouTube
Jason Treu Instagram
Jason Treu Twitter
Craig Johns email@example.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn
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