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EP02 - Leadership & Checking Your Ego At The Door

In this episode of The Walk Around Podcast, we have a special guest, Jeff Graddy, Ph.D. He is a partner and Advisor at Avion Consulting. He holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and advises senior leaders and their organizations on how to maximize business performance through improved leadership effectiveness. It’s all about the magic of the team. 

The strongest teams are the ones who are always striving to do more. Coming from a Sport Psychology background, Jeff knows the effectiveness and capabilities of proficient team. 

He spoke with us about the art of giving and receiving feedback, as well as checking our egos at the door. This is a good listen if you are looking to improve the effectiveness of your organization. 


Solid leadership is crucial to the success of a high performing organization but there is always something more that can be done. Here is Jeff Graddy’s take on ways you can “do more” as a leader.

It is important to keep a confident attitude as a leader, just make sure that you are giving yourself the ability to make improvements and take criticism and not let ego get in the way. The most effective leaders are always open to new opportunities. Jeff breaks it down here.

In the automotive industry, there are many false positives. There are short windows, and you can be a hero one day and back to square one the next. Jeff Graddy dives into how having a healthy team is crucial to longevity. Hire right, create a feedback-rich environment and find the answer to sustainment.

High performing people are more times than not, able to take criticism and feedback and make something out of it. It’s all about hiring the right people who can do just that. Here is what Jeff Graddy has to say about a high performing team member’s ability to make an impact.

On The Walk Around Podcast we explore the intricacies of the automotive industry while giving you valuable insights and perspectives that can help you grow both professionally and personally.

Stay tuned! We have some awesome guests joining the podcast that you don't want to miss out on!

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In this episode of The Walk Around Podcast we spoke to Sacha Lindekens on how a deeper understanding of customer’s needs and a level of empathy can lead your team to reach higher sales goals.

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