Meet John Burt
With over 38 years of experience in tech, manufacturing, and management consulting, John is a highly respected business leader who has worked extensively with executives and leaders worldwide, including many Fortune 500 companies. His expertise in people-centered leadership has enabled tangible improvements in business results, company culture, and individual performance as he guides clients in making change. John’s diverse leadership roles, such as Partner, Executive, Industry Leader, and Coach, have equipped him with deep experience in successful leadership, team building, and value creation.
As a Master Certified Intelligent Leadership® Coach, John is committed to helping clients envision their future, develop actionable plans, and achieve strategic goals. His unwavering dedication to client and organizational success is unparalleled. John’s profound passion lies in empowering others to reach their fullest potential and bring prosperity to their organizations, teams, and themselves.
Self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and a willingness to embrace change are vital for becoming a great leader, as they enable leaders to understand their strengths, areas for improvement, and limiting beliefs. By delving deep into their true selves, leaders can grow and improve more effectively. Attributes such as emotional intelligence, vulnerability, and empathy are crucial in determining a leader’s authenticity. These soft skills foster connections, trust, and commitment with others. Leaders who acknowledge their imperfections and limitations are perceived as relatable and human, allowing them to inspire and connect with people more easily.
In a world of constant evolution and ceaseless challenges, leaders must skillfully navigate change. Embracing change and even finding motivation in it can be a valuable asset for leaders. As a leader, one of your most significant responsibilities will be guiding your teams through change.
My aim is to be your partner and a catalyst in your development of these essential leadership skills. Together, we will unlock your leadership potential. I am excited to meet with you soon!
3Cs of Leadership
Leadership is about creating and accomplishing shared goals, irrespective of one’s position. Effective leadership hinges on three key factors: Character, Competence, and Communication—the 3Cs.
Character serves as the essence and foundation of leadership. It encompasses integrity, selflessness, and responsibility, which are pivotal qualities for exceptional leaders. Integrity, characterized by trustworthiness, honesty, loyalty, and authenticity, fosters team-building and inspires a collective focus on purpose and mission. Without integrity, leaders struggle to earn the team’s full confidence and commitment, hindering the unleashing of their creative energies toward the shared mission.
Competence is a crucial aspect that leaders must master as it is their ability to do something successfully. Initially, individuals develop a core competence in specific hard-skills such as accounting, medicine, or engineering. This mastery requires deliberate practice and instills confidence that new skills can be learned at a sufficient level in the future. As one’s career progresses, soft-skills, those most essential to leadership, become increasingly more important to remain competitive and to lead effectively.
Communication may well be the leader’s most powerful tool. Achieving shared goals hinges on effective communication. Leaders must convey their message clearly, concisely, and in a simplified manner. Equally important for communication is practicing active listening, attentive observation, and sensing how others respond to the message. Skillful leaders continually refine their communication abilities, ensuring messages are sent and received as intended and are adept at making necessary course corrections along the way.