Authenticity in the Workplace | Spencer Jacobson 010

People are hired to fill a given position in a company that may already have established systems and norms. But, these same things can actually stifle their creativity and keep them from being their best selves. Here is my input with Fortune 500 Coach Spencer Jacobson.

“This is one of the most important conversations to have in business now is, ‘Can we embrace people for who they are and who they aren’t?'” – Spencer Jacobson

Coaching Fortune 500 Companies

Authenticity in the Workplace | Spencer Jacobson 010Spencer is a dynamo in the field of human potential, the future of work and healthy masculinity. Their company, Guided, seeks to make coaching an employee benefit. They have helped people and organizations to unleash their talent.

“Your ability to accept your weaknesses lets you have the gift.” – Spencer Jacobson

The Case for Performance

He shares a study that reveals the way employees perform. This is happening to a vast majority of companies. According to it, they behave as if they have two full-time jobs.

“They are constantly hiding their flaws while they are trying to do their job.” – Spencer Jacobson

They dedicate themselves doing the things they are getting paid for. But they are also hiding their weaknesses, their flaws, in the process. They behave as if they have two jobs to fulfill.

Zeroing In on the Maximum Potential

Each person has a zone of genius. They cannot have both weakness and strength in a single line of activity. It is important for both the employee and the employer to identify the weakness in order to have the time to be themselves.

As Spencer puts it, “No flaws; no strengths.” It is the weakness that allows people to be amazing at their strengths. They need to leverage that gift and have the space to be creative enough to contribute their finest in the company.

Download and listen to Authenticity in the Workplace to learn more about unleashing a team’s maximum potential for success. Remember to let Peter know you heard about him on Culture Eats Strategy with Jaime Jay!

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About Jaime Jay

Meet Jaime Jay – a man who wears many hats, and wears them all admirably. He's a master connector, an entrepreneur extraordinaire, and a published author who knows how to get things done.

Before he found his way to the business world, Jaime served his country as a brave paratrooper in the U.S. Army. But that's just the beginning of his many accomplishments.

He's the founder of the renowned Bottleneck Distant Assistant Services firm, and his book "Quit Repeating Yourself" has become a must-read for entrepreneurs everywhere.

When he's not busy building his empire, you can find him on his beloved Harley Davidson, cruising through the countryside and taking in the invigorating effects of Uitwaaien – a Dutch practice that involves facing the wind to boost health and relieve stress.

He enjoys spending his free time outside building stuff with his wife, Nikita the dog and their two kittens (for now at least) Tommy and Tater.

He is ‘over-the-moon’ happily married to his wonderful wife Sara, his amazing daughter, Jessica, who is serving our country as a United States Army soldier. Jaime and Sara are the proud grand parents of two beautiful little girls.

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