Do You Lead Your Company Like a Brilliant Jerk?

With Dr. Katrina Burrus

The Growing Your Team Podcast Episode 40

Have you ever heard of the term Brilliant Jerk?

In the workplace, a Brilliant Jerk is someone who is great at their job and produces the results you want when it comes to the role, but their attitude disrupts the workplace. Other team members don’t want to work for or with the Brilliant Jerk. 

These team members can be toxic in your business, and even worse, this team member could be you. 

Dr. Katrina Burrus shares how to identify a Brilliant Jerk, the impact they have on your business, and what you can do to change their behavior. 

About Dr. Katrina Burrus:

Dr. Katrina Burrus, CEO/founder of Excellent Executive Coaching LLC, is known for “Fast-tracking leaders to the C-Suite and Beyond” and for “Transforming Brilliant Jerks into Inspiring Leaders.” Clients often comment that working with Katrina enlightens leaders to empower co-workers to walk the extra mile.

She is a keynote speaker and published, “Managing Brilliant Jerks” and, “Global Leadership” a body of work used by Nestle, Novartis, the World Health Organization, the International Labor Organization, the United Nations, and many more. She was most recently featured in Mexico, India, 
the U.S., Kazakhstan, and Russia.

Dr. Burrus has 18 years of experience as the first Master Certified Coach and Founding Board Member from the (ICF) International Coaching Federation in Switzerland.

In this Episode You’ll Hear:

  • What a Brilliant Jerk is and why they are a problem even when they produce results (1:36)

  • What you can do if you discover there’s a Brilliant Jerk in your small business (and it might be you!) (5:12)

  • The difference between Brillant Jerk and a leader who has high standards. (10:16)

  • What you can do to find out if you’re a Brilliant Jerk within your business. (15:35)

  • How you can get feedback even when your team is hesitant about giving you feedback. (22:04)

  • How Brilliant Jerks hurt your company even when they are helping to grow your revenue. (30:06)

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