The one thing you, The President of The United States of America, and ultra productive people all share is TIME. Where you are now is the result of how you have invested it.

Jay McDonald

The one thing you, The President of The United States of America, and ultra productive people all share is TIME. Where you are now is the result of how you have invested it.

Show Notes

Jay McDonald gives us a glimpse into his career journey  [04:50]

What makes a great CEO?  [13:53]

Jay tells the leaders he coaches: “It’s okay to break a little glass. We’re not going to be perfect; and if we wait for perfect, we will seldom get much done.”  [16:21]

Regarding time: “You have the same number of seconds in a day that I do, that the President of the United States does, that Elon Musk does, that Bill Gates does.”  [17:23]

Why is it lonely at the top as a CEO?  [20:30]

Jay shares four ways to deal with “lonely at the top”  [21:42]

Does the CEO of a small company feel the same pressure as the CEO of a Fortune 500 company?  [25:44]

How different is it being a CEO today from being one 30 years ago?  [25:49]

On the responsibilities of a CEO of a publicly traded company  [27:08]

On the responsibilities of a CEO of a small company  [30:39]

Jay compares the life experiences of baby boomers (the “Me” generation) versus those of millennials and how those experiences have affected each group  [32:52]

Is emotional intelligence vital to success as a CEO?  [38:55]

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Quotes

You got to have the passion and the drive to want to make it happen. – Jay McDonald

Leaders have to be decisive. – Jay McDonald

It’s not that you don’t have the time; it’s more that you don’t make the time. – Jay McDonald

One of the things that CEOs have to be good at is making the time on the right things. – Jay McDonald

The buck stops here. – Harry S. Truman

You want to surround yourself with people who tell you the truth. – Jay McDonald

You need people around you who complement you and are good at what you may not be so good at. – Jay McDonald

You need to be willing to roll up your sleeves and get in the trenches. – Jay McDonald

Embrace those people relationships. The human side of things has more to do with success than the technical side of things. – Jay McDonald

 

Links and Mentions

Jay McDonald’s website

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta Braves

Atlanta Flames

Elon Musk, Paypal and SpaceX

Bill Gates

Start With Why by Simon Sinek

Harry S. Truman

Vistage

Larry Page and Sergey Brin and Google

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