Tuesday Mar 05, 2024

Traits of a Great Leader at Work + My Job Changed And I’m Not Happy About It


In this episode, Joey Price and Sommer Ketron discuss the traits of a great leader and how to compare oneself against those traits. Also exploring what to do when an employee’s job changes and they are no longer happy about it. The conversation emphasizes the importance of hiring for fit, prioritizing attitude over aptitude, and motivating employees to be engaged. Also discussing the Gallup poll that suggests only 10% of people in management positions have the talent to lead, highlighting the need for coaching and support. In the Consultant’s Corner segment, they provide insights on how to handle job changes and address employee dissatisfaction.



  • Hiring for fit is crucial to ensure employees align with the position and the company’s culture.
  • Great leaders prioritize attitude over aptitude, focusing on employees’ willingness to learn and grow.
  • Motivation and employee engagement are key to inspiring employees to perform at their best.
  • Coaching and support are essential for developing management skills and bridging skill or will gaps.
  • Handling job changes requires open communication, understanding employee concerns, and managing expectations.



00:00 - Introduction

01:16 - Article: Are You a Great Leader or an Average Leader?

04:48 - Hiring for Fit

07:20 - Attitude vs. Aptitude

10:37 - Motivation and Employee Engagement

13:14 - Management Ability and Coaching

16:13 - Consultant’s Corner: Handling Job Changes

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