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Episode 31: Jahmaal Marshall

Season 2, Ep. 31

Listen.

Really Listen.

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.

Come on.

Key Takeaways for Leaders and Entrepreneurs:

  1. Listen to understand. Listening is a great first step, but if you can understand, you can make a difference.
  2. Conflict is constant - how you handle conflict can enhance or destroy your leadership impact.
  3. 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

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Tony Albrecht has seen things.Things most people will never witness.His path has been a winding journey through self-doubt, insecurity, destructiveness, self-centeredness and ultimately, a spiritual awakening.Tony is also one of the most intriguing people I've met (and considering this show's premise, that's saying something).He's raw.He's still paving HIS path.He's becoming an amazing husband and father (note, it's an evolving process, with no deadline).I connected with Tony's writing instantly. He was gracious enough to share his journey and lessons.I hope to be with Tony on the remainder of his journey. When you encounter people who are deep and have so much to offer, you make it a priority to build a friendship and to continue to learn and be challenged by their approach to life.Key Takeaways for Leaders and Entrepreneurs:Sabbaticals have meritReading is fundamentalMany battles win the warTony is a quiet leader. He has "it", the thing people are drawn to in any situation. In his youth he let this power consume him. Now he's harnessed it, using it for good.Leaders can benefit from his thoughtful approach to words, actions and observation. He battles the resistance one-day-at-a-time.Tony's Eating Crow Moments:You hit rock bottom the moment you stop diggingFacing reality - owning his journeyTough conversations with his parentsAdopting the 12-steps in AA, and working them, embracing the spiritual awakening.You can find Tony here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tony-albrecht-92457213b/