Welcome to Episode 156 of Building My Legacy.

In this podcast we talk with Jonathan Raymond, CEO of Refound, which offers leadership training and consulting to businesses looking to grow, build a high-performing culture and reach ambitious objectives — by blending personal and professional growth. Jonathan explores with us the need to have transparent, honest conversations if you want your managers to become better leaders who think about the future of your business … and your employees to become better people as they work to help you build a more profitable, more sustainable business.

As employees become “increasingly unwilling to tolerate a disconnect between the company that they work for and what they want to see out in the world,” Jonathan believes we’ll see employees demand that the company’s values align with their own. To that end, he talks with us about tools he uses to have difficult conversations with managers and employees.

So if you want to know:

  • Why you can’t just say that you’re a “people first business”
  • How meeting people “where they are” leads to a collaborative, productive conversation
  • About the danger of managers who are “too much in the weeds day to day”
  • The importance of admitting what you’re bad at
  • How to start and manage a difficult conversation

About Jonathan Raymond

Jonathan Raymond is an author and the CEO of Refound, a leadership training company that helps organizations unlock high-performance through transparent conversations about growth and accountability. Jonathan spent 20 years building careers in business development and personal growth before realizing that he could combine his “professional self and personal self” by starting his own company. Now he uses those skills to advise CEOs on how to make work a better place and create a culture that drives results — one conversation at a time. He is the author of Good Authority, How to Become the Leader Your Team is Waiting For. Our podcast listeners can learn more about Jonathan’s company, his book and his “Accountability Dial” at refound.com/buildingmylegacy

About Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy.  Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy?  Is there a “best” approach?  Is there a process or steps one should follow?

Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:

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Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.

Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned the passion successful leaders have to leave a meaningful legacy. Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to help them build a meaningful legacy.