One Question Will Boost Your Leadership Success

You’ll be a much more effective leader/manager if you asked one question or ensure your team(s) know this answer:

  • “What does ‘done’ (or successfully completely) look like to you?” 

Clarifying what done looks like can proactively minimize any risk of frustration later.

Don’t try to read people’s minds.

Don’t assume you know.

Take the guesswork out and just ask!

One of my Favorite All-Time Podcasts

One of my favorite all-time podcasts. It’s inspirational, practical & motivational. It does have profanity. It will jump start your week!

David is the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces to complete SEAL training (including two Hell Weeks), the U.S. Army Ranger School (where he graduated as Enlisted Honor Man) and Air Force tactical air controller training.

His achievements made him the subject of a lead feature in Runner’s World, where he was named “Running Hero”, and Outside Magazine named him “The Fittest (Real) Man in America.”

As a human being you always go back to wanting to feel sorry for yourself.”

“You can lie to people but you can’t lie to yourself.”

“It takes courage to not care what people think about you and what you say when you do fail.”

“Every man and woman must form their own ethos on what they stand for in their life. You have to stand for something or you stand for nothing.”

“The best conversation you’re going to have in your entire life is the one you have with your self.”

Use a Game to Maximize Team Performance and Engagement

Cards Against Mundanity is the #1 team building game & workshop to increase performance, problem-solving, engagement and collaboration.

More than 10,000 people have played it along w/ organizations such as Amazon, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Google, E&Y, Southwest Airlines, Worldwide Express, Phillips May, Oklahoma Society of Resource Professionals (OCHRS), PRSA, Microsoft, Houston-Galveston Area Council, etc.

It increases trust, engagement and team closeness by 20%+ in 45 minutes. Typically, it would take a team or company five-plus years and six-figure spend to achieve the same results. It also can be used to close prospects, increase sales to customers, and with all 3rd-party relationships.

The “secret” is it allows vulnerable, safe self-disclosures in minutes that take years. You immediately bond with common experiences, emotions and more.

Here are three testimonials from CareHere, Southwest Airlines and Houston PRSA on how it will work for you & your team.

It’s perfect for off sites, team & company meetings, employee & manager trainings corporate retreats, yearly & quarterly planning, & brainstorming sessions. It also works to significantly improve company culture and employee satisfaction.

“Our clinic was struggling to maintain a positive morale. After attending Jason’s workshop, I was able to take what he said and put it into action. After our first team building session, I noticed a difference in how the group was communicating. The transformation has been steady and continues to grow. Word quickly spread within my company on how successful this experience was so there’s plans to use Cards Against Mundanity in other clinics across the nation. “

Angie Higgs, Director of Clinical Services at CareHere

(Provides employer-sponsored work-site healthcare access in 200+ centers over 26 states that has served more than one million patients last year.)

“Jason’s presentation and Cards Against Mundanity game instantly resonated with our group, and was the start of new connections across our organization. In my experience as a sales leader, I know that candid, vulnerable conversations lead to building a foundation of trust within a team. When strong relationships are fostered, my salespeople reach a higher level of engagement, and higher performance levels are the result. Jason’s method ensures a quick path to honest dialogue in a really fun, unique way!”

Matthew Smith
Senior Director, Head of Corporate Sales at Southwest Airlines
President of AA-ISP (American Association of Inside Sales Professionals.)

“Jason’s session was life-changing…both professionally and personally. When we began, I sat amongst a group of strangers. But 45 minutes later I felt I was among a group of friends. The questions were powerful and thought-provoking. We shared some laughs and shed some tears. I left the session feeling inspired to use the lessons learned at my organization.”

Saki Indakwa
PRSA Houston President 2017-2018
Director, The Ralph Douglas West Ministries


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Why Leaders Evaluate Employees The Wrong Way

Leader’s often evaluate and reward people who make the fewest mistakes instead how good they are because they made those mistakes. The focus is on avoiding mistakes instead of how capable, talented or innovative a person is. It teaches us that avoiding mistakes is more important than learning and developing.

It sets up the same paradigm we had in school. You start from 100 and subtract for every mistake you make. You have evaluated and validated based on mistakes.

It’s time to change the process and operationalize a new one based on the values and behaviors we want to show up.

This is why leaders evaluate employees the wrong way.


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What is Your Leadership Philosophy?

What’s leadership philosophy? Everyone has one. 1-2% actually knows what their’s is. If you don’t know what it is, text three of the people you work closest with and ask them. You are being perceived in any certain way.

Leaders who have a leadership philosophy that they know are 140% more effective and 135% more trusted by their teams and organizations.

Leadership philosophy tells people how you evaluate and value information and behaviors. It should be something you can articulate in 30 seconds or less.

Most leaders avoid confrontation and discomfort (which is part of their leadership philosophy).

What do you do? Create a two sentence guide for yourself. Tell people about it. Write it down. Post it. Change it. But do it. You can be proactive or reactive. Either way you have a leadership philosophy.

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Cards Against Mundanity Testimonial from Blue Cross Blue Shield

Jason Treu customer testimonial blue cross blue shield cards against mundanity

“I was impressed after I heard Jason speak at a PRSA Dallas Luncheon. When our company was planning activities for an upcoming meeting, I immediately thought of Jason’s team building cards (Cards Against Mundanity). Jason not only provided all the materials we needed, he was kind enough to walk us through the game, answer our questions, and provide insight from the survey results. The team enjoyed the activity and we received feedback that members felt more engaged after participating. I would highly recommend him as a facilitator for any team meetings.”

Pamela Thompson, Blue Cross Blue Shield

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