14 April 2024

Season 4, Episode 23. My Daily Leadership with Antonio Garrido

How can choosing the right leader, not just the job, propel your career?


In this episode,host Natalie Born engages in a discussion with Antonio Garrido, author and founder of "My Daily Leadership". Antonio shares his fascinating journey from architect to successful business leader, highlighting the profound impact that great leaders had on his career trajectory. He emphasizes the importance of shared core values between individuals and organizations, drawing parallels to the dynamics of successful marriages. Antonio also delves into the power of leadership journaling as a tool for self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and decision-making. Listeners will gain valuable insights on how to identify and work with exceptional leaders, foster a culture of learning and innovation, and unlock their own leadership potential through reflective practices.

Antonio Garrido is the author of My Daily Leadership: A Powerful Roadmap for Leadership Success, and Founder & President of My Daily Leadership, a leadership development organization with a mission to inspire one million of the world’s best leaders to reach their full potential. Antonio has over twenty-five years in senior leadership positions with world-class businesses. He is an expert in leadership transformation: shaping high-performance leaders out of highly-stressed and overworked leaders. Antonio blends his own vast commercial experience with proven techniques to embed a unique brand of leadership development.

(00:00:00 - 00:06:00) From Architect to Business Leader: Antonio's Transformative Journey

  • The influence of a great leader can change the course of one's career.

  • Shared core values are essential for long-lasting professional relationships.

  • Continuously seeking opportunities to learn and grow is crucial for success.

(00:06:01 - 00:12:00) Choosing a Leader, Not Just a Job

  • Evaluate a leader's personal and organizational core values before joining a company.

  • Seek leaders who aspire to be world-class and prioritize learning and development.

  • Assess a leader's approach to truth, trust, and innovation.

(00:12:01 - 00:18:00) Fostering a Culture of Learning, Development, and Innovation

  • Celebrate failures as opportunities for growth and learning.

  • Encourage creativity by providing employees with time to explore projects that excite them.

  • Create a safe environment where people feel comfortable taking risks and being innovative.

(00:18:01 - 00:24:00) The Power of Leadership Journaling

  • Successful leaders across various fields practice journaling.

  • Journaling builds self-awareness and emotional intelligence, which are crucial for effective leadership.

  • Regular self-evaluation through journaling leads to wisdom and better decision-making.

(00:24:01 - 00:27:00) Developing Hindsight, Insight, and Foresight Through Journaling

  • Hindsight: Reflect on past decisions and actions to identify areas for improvement.

  • Insight: Use past experiences to make better decisions in the present.

  • Foresight: Anticipate future challenges and opportunities based on lessons learned.


"The only advantage you have today over yesterday is what you've learned." - Antonio Garrido

"Innovation can only thrive in cultures, environments, and situations where people feel safe." - Antonio Garrido

Connect with Antonio:

Website:⁠ https://www.mydailyleadership.com/⁠

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