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In this episode, Kevin Barber and Mark de Grasse emphasize leading teams through uncertainty by having direct conversations about problems. In this episode, Kevin Barber and Mark de Grasse emphasize leading teams through uncertainty by having direct conversations about problems.

Discomfort is the Price of Progress: Pushing Growth in Turbulent Times w/Kevin Barber | Ep. 11

Today’s guest is Etan Polinger, a two-year veteran in the entrepreneurial battlefield and a father of a toddler. Join us as he shares his rollercoaster journey through 2023. From the highs of speaking at a major marketing event to the struggles of managing a startup and dad duties, this episode is a no-holds-barred exploration of life’s messy but beautiful moments.
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In this episode of Podcast Mark, Kevin Barber and Mark de Grasse emphasize leading teams through uncertainty by having direct conversations about problems. They recommend contingency plans for different business scenarios to provide clarity. Regarding compensation, carefully define bonuses to avoid entitlement mindsets. Accept lessons and grow from mistakes, even on different timelines. Stay humble amidst others’ success. Intentional discomfort is key for growth. View those with different skills as opportunities to learn, not resent. Adaptability is critical to navigate job loss as AI transforms roles. Leading well involves direct communication, adaptability to change, and continuous personal growth.

TOPICS

  • The importance of being direct with team members about problems rather than avoiding tense conversations. This builds a culture of openness.
  • Having contingency plans in place for different business scenarios – strong growth, modest growth, and decline. This provides clarity on actions to take.
  • Defining bonuses carefully so they are not seen as an entitlement. Pay them into a separate account.
  • Accepting lessons and growing from mistakes, even if they happen on a different timeline than expected. Staying humble.
  • Growth requires intentionally moving into discomfort to achieve new results. Setting challenges.
  • Looking to others who have skills you don’t have as an opportunity to learn, not something to resent. Getting close to understand how they achieved their success.
  • Mindsets around job loss – focus on adaptability as the key skill. AI will remove repetitive tasks and unlock new opportunities.
  • Leading requires having difficult conversations directly, being adaptable and focusing on continuous growth.

GUEST INFORMATION:

Kevin Barber : https://www.linkedin.com/in/thekevinbarber/
Lean Labs : https://www.lean-labs.com/

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In this episode, Kevin Barber and Mark de Grasse emphasize leading teams through uncertainty by having direct conversations about problems.

Discomfort is the Price of Progress: Pushing Growth in Turbulent Times w/Kevin Barber | Ep. 11

Today’s guest is Etan Polinger, a two-year veteran in the entrepreneurial battlefield and a father of a toddler. Join us as he shares his rollercoaster journey through 2023. From the highs of speaking at a major marketing event to the struggles of managing a startup and dad duties, this episode is a no-holds-barred exploration of life’s messy but beautiful moments.