85. Authentic Leaders (with Christopher R. Jones)

85. Authentic Leaders (with Christopher R. Jones)

Christopher R. Jones, the founder of Authentic Leader, has over 30 years of leadership development and consultancy expertise across Fortune 500 companies in technology, associations, and HR sectors. Christopher’s passion lies in transforming new managers into authentic leaders of high-performing teams. As an established speaker, coach, and workshop facilitator. He equips new managers with practical tools, systems, and frameworks, transforming them from managers to leaders. He has worked with clients throughout the East Coast, where he empowers management teams to foster high performance cultures. Christopher also offers the quarterly public program “New Leader Lab” for new managers, and he provides coaching and consultation services for leaders of management teams in their transition into a “Leader as Coach” approach. He is the host of “The Authentic Leader Show” podcast. where he goes deep into the journey of leadership and personal effectiveness. Christopher joins us today from Richmond, Virginia, where he resides with his wife of 32 years, and together, they have raised three grown children.

In this episode:

  • Christopher shared his background and the corporate experience he had that led him to create his company called Authentic Leaders.
  • He talked about what some of his clients, who are newer leaders, struggle with the most.
  • He shared his own story of going from a struggling new manager to an authentic leader of teams.
  • He talked about the lessons he learned as a new leader.
  • The assumptions that many leaders make about their team members ability to be successful.
  • How to give new leaders opportunities that can help learn and develop new skills that they need.
  • The experiences that he gained and approaches he used while working with leaders at nuclear power plants.
  • He shared the ways that he works with clients including his New Leader Lab program
  • His podcast is called The Authentic Leader and he has a Leadership Diagnostic Tool for New Managers.

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