This is the Leadership Journey series on the Choosing Leadership Podcast.

I believe we all have a lot to learn from each other’s stories – of where we started, where we are now, and our successes and struggles on the way. With this series of interviews, my attempt is to give leaders an opportunity to share their stories and for all of us to learn from their generous sharing. If you know a leader whom you would like to see celebrated on the show, please send me a message on LinkedIn with their name.

In the interview, we talk about the importance of continuously learning and growing over time, and the challenges as you move from an IC to being a manager, and then a manager of managers. He shares the importance of EQ as well as IQ, the importance of self-awareness, and how he has learned to do performance management and feedback conversations very differently from most companies.

You can find Jay at the below links

In the interview, Jay shares

  • Different people have different motivations that drive them forward. For me, learning is one of those. So I always look for opportunities to be learning and growing,
  • Sometimes those challenges feel insurmountable in the moment, but when you look back, you can see. The amount of growth and development that’s happened in them
  • those inflexion points teach you a lot about how to think about your own time, how to think about the leverage effect of your time
  • The most humbling moments are the moments where I’ve. Let go of something and my team has done a much better job than I would’ve done with it.
  • The feedback that is gonna drive real performance is given as close to the incident where the feedback was generated as possible. So you can course correct as early as possible.
  • We are always smaller than we will be in the future, and so as a leader, that means that I will always have a larger and larger team to lead