Improving The Way You Lead From The Inside

For most leaders, improving the way we lead involves developing new strategies and/or processes to be more effective in getting the best out of others. But shouldn’t we focusing more on better connecting who we are with how we lead? That’s the idea I explore with renowned CEO coach John Mattone in this episode of my “Leadership Biz Cafe” podcast.

John Mattone is a best-selling author and one of the world’s most in-demand CEO coaches and leadership speakers. Since 2017, he has been recognized by as one of the top 3 coaching authorities in the world alongside Tony Robbins and Marshall Goldsmith. John Mattone is the former executive coach to the late Steve Jobs and the former legendary CEO of PepsiCo, Roger Enrico.

John’s work has been featured in several media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN, Fast Company, and Thinkers50. He serves on the executive MBA faculty at FAU and is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Hult International School of Business.

John is the author of nine books, including 3 best-sellers. On this episode, we’ll be diving into his latest book “The Intelligent Leader – Unlocking 7 Secrets To Leading Others and Leaving Your Legacy”.

Over the course of this episode, John and I discuss:

  • How the key to improving the way we act and what people see in us as leaders is directly linked to who we are inside, to what John calls our “inner core”.
  • Why leaders need to be more courageous in taking the feedback they get from 360 assessments to heart in order to create lasting change and with it, enduring success.
  • The one thing most leaders fail to do that’s so critical to succeeding in today’s faster-paced, always on digital world.
  • The power that comes from moving from being vulnerable because of what happens to you to making the decision to bring more vulnerability to the way you lead.
  • Why leaders can no longer afford to make the excuse of being too busy in their work days to make time to connect in a meaningful way with their employees.

As I mentioned at the end of this episode, if you enjoy this episode and gained some new insights, why not share this episode with your employees, your colleagues, or maybe even your boss. Just direct them to the podcast page at where they can find links to listen to this podcast on iHeartRadio, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher Radio.

Thanks and let me know what you think of what John has to say about how to go about improving the way you lead.

Noteworthy links:

  • Learn more about John Mattone’s work at
  • Buy John’s book “The Intelligent Leader” on Amazon (or for Canadian readers).

Tanveer Naseer is an award-winning and internationally-acclaimed leadership writer and keynote speaker. He is also the Principal and Founder of Tanveer Naseer Leadership, a leadership coaching firm that works with executives and managers to help them develop practical leadership and team-building competencies to guide organizational growth and development. Tanveer’s writings and insights on leadership and workplace interactions have been featured in a number of prominent media and organization publications, including Forbes, Fast Company, Inc Magazine, Canada’s national newspaper “The Globe and Mail”, The Economist Executive Education Navigator, and the Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center.

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