How Not To Lose Your Soul Leading With Karin Hurt - Answers From Leadership Episode 026
Nov 30th, 2016 by answersfromleadership
Today's guest on the Answers From Leadership podcast is Karin Hurt. Karin is a keynote speaker, leadership consultant, and MBA professor.
Karin helps leaders improve business results by building deeper trust and connection with their teams. As a former Verizon Wireless executive, she has over twenty years of experience in sales, marketing, customer service, and human resources.
Karin, what else do you want listeners to know about you?
I am just passionate about helping people discover their true authentic leadership style and helping people to grow.
How did you become a leader?
My mother would tell you that I was a leader when I was in diapers. She said I was the only kid she ever met who would organize her stuffed animals and tell them what to do.
Leadership just kind of came naturally to me.
And what does leadership look like to you?
Leadership is all about achieving great results. It's having a significant vision that you are working on rallying a team towards that vision.
I always talk about 4 components of leadership: the continuum of confidence and humility, then results and relationships.
Would you be willing to share a difficulty you've encountered?
A couple of things come to mind. The biggest struggle for me has been the balance between patience and impatience.
As a leader, one of my greatest strengths is that I'm impatient about mediocrity. I'm impatient when things aren't going the way they should. And you need that.
But you also need to be patient with human beings. If you don't have that balance, you begin to frustrate people.