1. Episode 32: Carrie-Lynn Hotson & Knowing Who You Lead: Important Lessons On Why We Need To Understand Those We Lead John M Jaramillo 1:19:38

The Book Leads – Episode 32: Carrie-Lynn Hotson & Knowing Who You Lead: Important Lessons On Why We Need To Understand Those We Lead

For this episode, Carrie-Lynn walks me through her book, one built on her life and career, from her time as a police officer to her work in human resources. Those experiences (along with those found living on a farm) lead her to launch her businesses to help others through leadership Coaching and facilitation and ultimately culminated in her book.

It’s important to know who you lead. It sounds like common sense, right? Unfortunately, common sense is usually uncommon practice, and too many leaders only think about what they want to share and communicate without giving any thought to those they’re trying to lead. They’re constantly giving without understanding.

Some highlights we touch upon:

  • A lesson Carrie-Lynn learned as a child involving a penny is what laid the foundation for the work she does today.
  • There is an interconnectivity to everything, as evidenced by the lessons she’s able to draw from farming into her work and business.
  • “What is perfectionism? Not wanting to be vulnerable”

Mentioned or Applicable Books:

  • A Culture of Safety by Alla Weinberg
  • Leadership Is Language by L. David Marquet
  • The Thin Book of Trust: An Essential Primer for Building Trust At Work by Charles Feltman
  • Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALS Lead & Win by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

The MAIN QUESTION that underlies my conversation with Carrie-Lynn is, Do you REALLY know and understand those you lead or even seek to influence?

Carrie-Lynn’s Bio: Carrie-Lynn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Psychology, a Certified Human Resources Leader accreditation (CHRL), and is a graduate of Interest-Based Mediation training. She has 25 years of experience as a coach, facilitator, and leader, including seven years as a senior human resources manager with extensive experience addressing workplace issues and organizational challenges. Carrie-Lynn’s expertise in interviewing, onboarding, and training informed her interview Coaching business, jobinterviewcoach.ca. What she’s gleaned from meeting candidates, learning about their skills and abilities, and gaining insight into why they are seeking to leave their current employment has been integrated into her book, Knowing Who You Lead. These key lessons will help current and future leaders empower, engage, and retain employees. Carrie-Lynn has now expanded her services to include the Coaching and mentoring of leaders in her second business inspiringorganizationalgrowth.ca.

Learn more about Carrie-Lynn’s work:

Watch the episode on YouTube: https://lnkd.in/ey_KTZe

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John M. Jaramillo Leadership Performance Coach

John M. Jaramillo is founder and leadership performance coach and consultant at Coach It Out, LLC.

In that capacity he helps clients throughout the organizational hierarchy break through to their next level of leadership performance and effectiveness. Clients realize just how much more of their abilities, experiences, and goals they can bring to the table. His professional experience in the public and private, profit and non-profit sectors allows him to transfer lessons across business industries, organizational structures, and leadership needs.

In addition to coaching, he enjoys writing, presenting and speaking on leadership branding and design as well as hosting two podcasts -- The Book Leads: Impactful Books For Life & Leadership and Mindset Talks: Life Beyond The Checkboxes.