Jan. 24, 2023

231 The C2 Factor of Leadership and How it Can Help Leaders Become Champions and Lead Meaningful Lives with Joanne Irving | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

231 The C2 Factor of Leadership and How it Can Help Leaders Become Champions and Lead Meaningful Lives with Joanne Irving | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Joanne Irving, founder of Insight to Action Advisory and cofounder of The Chrysalis Group Inc.  Joanne Irving is also the author of  The C² Factor for Leadership: How the Alchemy of Curiosity and Courage Helps Leaders Become Champions and Lead Meaningful Lives.  In the conversation, Joanne Irving talks about her upbringing in a small town in Vermont and an incident from her childhood where she was eager to play with a group of kids who all went to day camp in the summer. She talks about how her experience as a newbie to the group made her both excited and nervous.  Joanne Irving shared the importance of courage and how it can be developed, and why it is important for that courage to accompany genuine curiosity.  Joanne Irving also stresses the importance of taking moments to be conscious and reflect on our lives. She explains that it takes courage to do this, but it is worth it in the end. Taking time to reflect can help us learn and grow as individuals.  Finally, Joanne Irving addresses how the practice of courage and curiosity can help teams thrive together.  



Some highlights

- Joanne Irving, on being a happy explorer 

- The power of positive feedback and how it can help develop strengths in others 

- The Importance of meditation and reflection in leadership

- The impact of organizational environment on people

- Joanne Irving on the power of curiosity and courage in leadership 

- Cognitive biases and their role in curiosity and courage

- The Dunning Kruger Effect and its role in curiosity

- The importance of leading with questions and respecting different voices


Resources:

C2 Factor Assessment 

The C² Factor for Leadership: How the Alchemy of Curiosity and Courage Helps Leaders Become Champions and Lead Meaningful Lives on Amazon 



Connect with Joanne Irving

Insight2Action Advisory Website 

Joanne Irving on LinkedIn 


Connect with Mahan Tavakoli:

Mahan Tavakoli Website

Mahan Tavakoli on LinkedIn

Partnering Leadership Website