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According to the Candid Cajun, straightforward dialogue significantly improves performance. Candor means you care enough to shore up weaknesses. It means capitalizing on strengths and talents. It means you fix flaws. A lack of candor will slow you down and won’t bring improvements to the workplace and can create a toxic environment. By rewarding candor, you create a culture of candor built on trust and respect.
In this episode, our focus with the Candid Cajun is to talk about how respectful candor can give you a strategic advantage and create an environment where trust and respect flourish. Join me now for my conversation with leadership expert Billy Arcement, the Candid Cajun.
Billy Arcement, The Candid Cajun, is an insightful and caring leadership strategist, a 30-year senior corporate manager, and a long-time member of the National Speakers Association. He’s authored six books and writes leadership columns for 44 Business Journals across America.
Billy blends his gumbo of ideas into energizing, enthusiastic, and inspiring presentations. He uses his special blend of ‘Cajun humor’ to drive home his talking points.
He can quickly grasp reality, assess the impact, and provide workable solutions that remove barriers. He challenges, encourages, and evaluates results helping managers to greater understanding and discernment of their responsibilities.
Insight Gold Timestamps:
10:37 Listening is one of the great ways to show respect
18:54 Try not to be offensive, ugly or mean
22:40 How do you define relationships
29:33 Strategies to improve your personal and organizational leadership
30:04 The truth is not always pleasant
31:41 The Victory List
32:53 Visualization works
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