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An Interview with Peter Bregman, CEO of Bregman Partners

 

Peter Bregman coaches CEOs and senior leaders in many of the world’s premier organizations. He joins the show to talk about getting rid of the noise to focus on the most important things. Peter has been running his business for twenty-two years; continually pivoting and making significant changes. After making a change, Peter reevaluates if it’s working after six months. Then, Peter dives into how his work is changing during COVID-19. During the pandemic, it’s critical to have a clear strategy and a strong leadership team. Stay tuned as Peter speaks about the importance of DEI in the workplace, the future of organizations in the new normal, and how leaders can get it “right” during these uncertain times.

In This Episode:

  • [00:55] Meet Peter Bregman. Peter explains how the best leaders have a clear focus.
  • [12:55] How Peter is best supporting his clients during the pandemic.  
  • [23:00] The importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. 
  • [27:35] What organizations are going to need as we adjust to the new normal.
  • [34:50] How leaders can get it “right” during these uncertain times. 
  • [43:15] Peter’s definition of conscious leadership. We need to look and question ourselves continually.
  • [56:40] Peter’s takeaways from the conversation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Leaders are emotionally courageous enough to make tradeoffs. 
  • You need Zoom when you have multiple people in a room; it’s actually a relief for people to have a regular phone call. 
  • During the pandemic, you need to have a clear strategy and a strong leadership team.
  • Being an unpleasant person doesn’t help you get ahead. It won’t hurt you; but, it doesn’t help you either.
  • If you are open, curious, and humble, then you can take good risks to be really human.

Meet Peter Bregman:

Recognized as the #1 executive coach in the world by Leading Global Coaches, Peter Bregman coaches CEOs and senior leaders in many of the world’s premier organizations. Having started his career teaching leadership on wilderness and mountaineering expeditions, Peter is CEO of Bregman Partners, an executive coaching company that helps successful people become exceptional leaders and stellar human beings.

Peter is ranked as a top 30 thought leader by Thinkers 50 Radar and selected as one of the top 8 thought leaders in leadership. He is the award-winning, best selling author and contributor of 16 books, including, most recently, Leading with Emotional Courage: How to Have Hard Conversations, Create Accountability, and Inspire Action on Your Most Important Work. His book, 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done, was a Wall Street Journal bestseller, winner of the Gold medal from the Axiom Business Book awards, named the best business book of the year by NPR, and selected by Publisher’s Weekly and the New York Post as a top ten business book. He is also the author of Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Replace Counter-Productive Habits with Ones That Really Work, a  New York Post  “Top Pick for Your Career” in 2015, and Point B: A Short Guide to Leading a Big Change.

Resources:

Website: bregmanpartners.com
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