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Jun 5, 2024

You’re going to want to turn up the volume for this episode. Are you yearning to break through your comfort zone, ramp up your accountability game, and master the art of effective communication?

In this epic leadership smackdown between the importance of accountability and adaptability, there is only one winner: you. Learn why accountability and adaptability are like peanut butter and jelly - each great on its own, but the magic combo when applied together. Entrepreneurship and former music exec Jeff Matlow reveals how failure to adapt and accept accountability in the music industry should be a wake-up call for every organization, business, and worker.

Here are just a few of the insightful takeaways:

1. Jeff reveals the shocking secret about accountability. Wait until you hear this one! Jeff's four simple secrets of accountability can transform how you lead and work in profound ways.

2. Accountability isn't about non-stop work; it’s about strong decision-making. Leaders must set priorities and maintain focus to guide their teams to success. 

3. Effective communication isn't just about the words—it's about creating a safe space where people feel comfortable taking risks and voicing their ideas.

4. Fear of conflict often stymies growth. Embrace healthy disagreements and diverse perspectives to make better decisions.

5. Adaptability is a top-tier skill in today’s fast-paced world, but without clear and consistent communication, even the best plans can fall apart.

6. Personal and professional growth thrives on adaptability and accountability; you can't have one without the other.

7. Become a storytelling maestro and elevate your communication game.

8. Fear of failure holds many people back, but stepping out of your comfort zone leads to significant growth and control.

9. The misconception that we only use 10% of our brain - and even our body potential - underestimates our true potential.

10. Society struggles with comparing inner fears to others’ outward confidence. Don't be a red light complainer or a yellow light doubter. Be a green-light action-taker!

Who is Jeff Matlow?

Jeff Matlow is a relentless entrepreneur, leadership coach, business leader, author,  Ironman, and Top Leadership Voices on LinkedIn. His latest challenge - He champions accountability. Jeff stands firm on the belief that integrity, responsibility, and reliability are the bedrock of true leadership. He’s here to argue that without accountability, success is just a flash in the pan.

He is a 3x entrepreneur. He built a product, service, and SaaS business, each of which was acquired by large media conglomerates. 

He now focuses his time on coaching female executives and entrepreneurs to be more inspirational leaders. 

He is the author of The Best Leadership Newsletter Ever, which creatively looks at your daily behaviors to transform your life.  What I’m most impressed with is how quickly he attracted over 11k subscribers. His podcast, The Best Leadership Podcast Ever has short lessons on how to improve leadership. 

Jeff began his career in the music industry where he worked with such artists as James Brown, Everclear, and the Black Eyed Peas. He founded the record label, crank! which was subsequently acquired by the Universal Music Group.