By Robin Sharma
Global Leadership Expert. #1 Bestselling Author. Humanitarian.
I recently watched Charlie Rose interview Jony Ive, the design master at Apple who is also known as Steve Jobs’ closest working partner.
As I observed, I discovered a leadership insight that I’d never heard before…
…Ive shared that one day he was upset with Jobs for being too ferocious and demanding with an Apple employee who failed to deliver at his best.
Jobs listened. Paused. Then replied to Ive without holding back, candidly mocking him for being so vain that he cared more about being liked than producing beautiful work that helps people’s lives.
Profound insight, yes?
I guess what I’m suggesting is while Steve was clearly intelligent, focused and relentless, his greatest talent just might have been his acute comfort in his own skin.
And his rare capacity to stand in his own power and authenticity [even though it was too aggressive for my liking].
He had the internal strength, sense of self and passionate authenticity to speak his truth and be himself, at all costs.
His vision and the product mattered more to him than being stroked by others. And fitting in.
In our world, we need more heroes. More humans being real, delivering on their dreams, creating amazing things, running their own races and making lives better.
We need less fakers, pleasers and masqueraders–in both business and society.
The key to working + living like this? Work on your interior life. Access your true power. Get to know your real visions, gifts, longings and needs. Become fully human [Jobs spent years working on himself before he became an icon in the world].
Do this and everything in your outer life follows automatically [because your exterior world is just a reflection of who you are].
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And please journal or otherwise reflect in the insight I offer from Steve Jobs’ way of being. I really believe it to be worth thinking through.
I’ll be in touch. Make today great.