Episode 31: Jahmaal Marshall
That's Jahmaal Marshall. He's a listener.
Don't mistake this for a lack of action - it's just that Jahmaal has mastered the art of listening before speaking.
It's a lost art.
He doesn't listen, he listens intently - to understand.
As for action, well, Jahmaal is pretty special there too.
His full-time role is human rights (no, really).
The vision for the International Justice Mission, where Jahmaal works: ...to rescue millions, protect half a billion and make justice unstoppable.
Key Takeaways for Leaders and Entrepreneurs:
- Listen to understand. Listening is a great first step, but if you can understand, you can make a difference.
- Conflict is constant - how you handle conflict can enhance or destroy your leadership impact.
- Have a conversation - listening and conflict resolution allow opposing personalities and groups to work through differences and usually get to a productive outcome. Recognizing we can agree to disagree, and presenting thoughts in a non-confrontational way - then listening with patience and the desire to understand are the hallmarks of a true conversation.
Jahmaal's Eating Crow Moment:
- The passing of his father and his year of questioning. He reflected on his passion and turned his grief into his mission to help others "find themselves."
Love this guy - you will too. Enjoy