In this episode, we have Eb Ikonne joining us to share his story of taking a leap towards product development, the concept of leadership in the lens of mentality, and the power of communication as an adaptive leader.
Ebenezer Ikonne is a practitioner-academic (pracademic) with over 20 years in product development. He is currently a product and engineering leader at Cox Automotive. Ebenezer started his technology career as a network engineer and software developer. He later transitioned into product development leadership and management and has held middle- to senior-level leadership and management positions in large organizations, small corporations, and startups.
[00:27] How Leaders Nurture their Leadership Style
[04:36] Making the Leap Towards Holistic Product Development
[12:38] The Power of Communication in Becoming an Adaptive Leader
[21:44] Final Thoughts
“Can we expect our leaders to have the answers and to come up with a game plan that will just make sure things work out? But we have so much evidence in front of us that shows us that it's not true, it never happens. And when things get done in any organization, it's not just the leader who did it. I can guarantee that.” - Eb Ikonne
“Most of us learn how to lead by looking at how others lead.” - Eb Ikonne
“Those are the leaders that I see most successful in their career are the ones that study leadership and communicate very well.” - Natalie Born
“The question is, how are you going to get people to (1) believe that, (2) buy into it, and (3) take that journey with you. And so that, to me, is the power of adaptive leadership.” - Natalie Born
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