Andrew Skotzko

#6 Barry Brown: Shaping the shapers

#6 Barry Brown: Shaping the shapers

Show notesBarry's focus [0:02:50]Putting the body into submission to the mind [0:05:17]A leader's first transformational relationship [0:06:15]"So they're reading all these books on leadership, but they're not gonna miss lunch today.""" [0:07:15]Internal & external measures of leadership [0:07:52]"You just adorn yourself iwth these external symbols, and if you get enough of them, then people believe you, and that's called 'leadership.' " [0:08:42]Where "leadership" misses traction [0:09:32]The relationship between what we do and who we are being [0:10:06]"You don't need to leave your current job to find yourself. Meaning isn't tied to a different position in another company.""" [0:12:14]"It starts where you are with what you're doing." [0:13:26]"There is no escape door out of their own life. They have to enter their own life where they are with a different mindset and embrace.""" [0:16:20]Discomfort & limitations as aids to our leadership and growth [0:18:17]What is the reward of being limited? [0:19:56]"When people see you able to accept your own limit...those around you will empower you.""" [0:21:08]How do you reconcile our abilty to grow vs accepting our limits? [0:23:19]How do you learn humility? [0:26:04]Vulnerability as an opening for connection [0:27:24]What is the strategic value of a leader showing weakness? [0:29:49]How can individual limits can make a team stronger? [0:34:01]Removing the manhole cover [0:37:07]How do you start this with your team? [0:41:35]How we use work itself as the vehicle to take us deeper into ourselves [0:42:25]What if the team doesn't want this? [0:46:13]How to change culture, bit by bit [0:47:58]"You raise a flag, and see who gathers at the pole.""" [0:51:13]How to keep the room safe by setting boundaries as a leader [0:52:47]"When we make something, we're becoming someone. And then you're not just making the product, you're becoming that kind of person.""" [0:57:36]The craftsman mindset [1:00:23]The new kind of leader [1:04:16]"Shaping the shapers""" [1:05:01]"The products that we're making are shaping the world. Who's making those products? That's the shapers. And who's shaping the shapers, that are shaping the world?""" [1:05:21]"The possibilities of production are endless now. The new question is not what can you produce, but what kind of person can be trusted to handle this?'' [1:06:07]The scarcest resource in the new economy [1:07:38]"That question alone is not answered by means or capital. That kind of question is answered by the kind of person who can say 'this is what I want. I want to bend the capital and means to this desired end.' And that has to be something authentically human, that makes the world celebrate." [1:08:50]"Any leader that sustains their impact over time has developed a robust interior spiritual life." [1:12:33]People, books, companies, resources etc mentioned in episodeBarry BrownLinkedInBarry's company: Human EthosSingularity UniversityWoodstock, VermontLarry BrilliantPeter DiamandisDavid RobertsTransformative Technology ConferenceBooks:Andrew's must-read book listThe Wisdom of No Escape - Pema ChodronWhy We Make Things and Why It MattersThe Craftsman - Richard SennettSo Good They Can't Ignore YouClick here to directly email Andrew your questions, comments, and feedback! He reads everything that is sent in:

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