004 - Curiosity & Connection with Linwood Paul & Matt D’Amour of Subtle Distinctions


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For the effective leader, curiosity is a powerful tool to build and nurture strong connections.

Today we speak with leadership experts Linwood Paul and Matt D’Amour of Subtle Distinctions about how fostering your curiosity will make you a better leader; especially at times when emotions run high. From taking stock of your inner-world to helping people feel seen and heard, we touch on the leadership benefits of being curious and how this leads to greater productivity and ultimately, higher returns.

This is a conversation filled with actionable steps to expand your leadership ability. Tune in to benefit from Linwood and Matt’s proven insights.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • The need to free up space in our minds for what’s most important.
  • Exploring the links between curiosity and building connections.
  • What you can do to develop curiosity in your life.
  • Building a connection by making people feel seen and heard.
  • Hear about the pillars that lead to being a present and open leader.
  • Advice on how people can stay connected during the pandemic.
  • Linwood and Matt talk about how they maintain their connection as business partners and colleagues.
  • The five currencies that we expend for any action and how this impacts our perception of a service or product.
  • The differences between finding time, making time, or taking time.
  • Connecting before doing business versus connecting after business has concluded.
  • Modeling your work culture so that your team is aware of all expectations.
  • Why you need to give your team an opportunity to share their views.
  • How you can make excellent decisions by creating a pool of shared meaning.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Linwood Paul on LinkedIn

Matt D’Amour on LinkedIn

Subtle Distinctions

Oprah Winfrey

Michael Jackson

Barack Obama
Modern Species

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