Trey is the Managing Director of Trinity-Blue, a consultancy whose clients seek to achieve greater clarity, focus, and results from within the C-Suite. A lawyer by training, a Venture Capitalist by career, and a family man by choice, Trey has a large following in C-Suites around the country. He is the author of A CEO Does Only Three Things: Finding Your Focus in the C-Suite.
Our only moral imperative is to be the person we needed when we were younger.
Life provides you teachers when you’re ready to learn.
The difference between good leaders and great leaders is that a GREAT leader can see the gifts in others before they see them in themselves.
When you can see something on someone else before they set it, it is your responsibility to then call out that gift.
A CEO only does three things: Culture, People, and Numbers. You are probably doing things other people could be doing better. For all three of these things, set the agenda and be the guiding light.
In all three of these areas, overcommunicate progress or lack thereof so that everyone knows what needs to be done.
Before you even look at your email, take one action in each of the areas of culture, people, and numbers.
Do an absolute brain dump – an inventory of every open loop in your life.
Work on-purpose, not off-purpose. Look at how much work you’re doing that is more properly delegated.
QUESTIONS TO INSPIRE US TO ACTION
What is some lesson, saying, or experience that continues to influence your leadership to this day? Being an active observer and self-referencer of successful leaders.
Use three descriptors to finish this sentence: “A leader is…” People-focused, culture-focused, and numbers-focused.
What is a question that leaders should be asking either themselves or others? What would you do in my situation?
What book would you recommend to leaders? Mastery by Robert Greene
If you could get every listener to start doing something THIS week to help them be a better leader, what would it be? Create a list of the three major things you want to accomplish for each day.
As a general life principle, is it better to ask “why?” or “why not?” “Why?” In asking “why,” you can find out how people are orienting daily tasks with an internal sense of purpose.