Fun With Failure Podcast: Brian Formato Teaches Leadership through Surfing

Fun With Failure Podcast: Brian Formato Teaches Leadership through Surfing

Brian Formato shares one of the best failure stories ever. He’s the founder and principal at Groove Management, a human capital consulting firm focusing on organizational and talent development. He also created LeaderSurf, a professional development program that teaches leadership through surfing.

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SHOULD YOU ACT LIKE A LEADER OR LEAD LIKE AN ACTOR?

SHOULD YOU ACT LIKE A LEADER OR LEAD LIKE AN ACTOR?

The key to being a great actor is to be yourself.  Acting is not about impersonation, it is about originality.  The same concept holds true in the business world.  As a leader, the most important attribute you can bring to your job is your authenticity.  There is no one else like you in the world and that is what makes each of us special and different.  Too many people spend their working lives trying to be like someone else or adjusting their personality and approach to “fit in”. 

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THE BEST LEADERS ASK GREAT QUESTIONS

THE BEST LEADERS ASK GREAT QUESTIONS

Rather than seeing the top leadership role as being the person to provide the answers, he saw his responsibility as asking the right questions.  Too many leaders today think that leadership is about having the right answer and showing how smart you are, when in fact leadership is about bringing out the best in others.  

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