The Teen Leader
3. Ryan Hawk - Leading Curiously & Why Mentorship Is Vital
Jun 28, 2020
The Teen Leader Podcast with Lucas Lunzmann
Ryan Hawk | Episode #3
- Parents as role models
- Followed their example
- Presence is required
- "You need to lead, manage, and coach. To be excellent, you have to do all three."
- Quote from his father
- Managing is usually the most difficult
- Coaches had a huge impact on Ryan's life
- performance and development
- Never specifically focused on curiosity early in life
- Eventually began to read and meet new people which sparked Ryan's curiosity
- Being in the moment
- Be excellent at what you're doing right now
- Opportunities will come out of this
- "Put your head down and work" - Brian Miller
- Beginning your excellence journey
- Follow your intellectual curiosity
- Find the intersection of what you're obsessed with and what the world needs and will pay for
- Back-up Plan?
- He never really considered one (Not recommended)
- Rex Caswell took a chance on him
- "Make the most of lucky opportunities."
- Mentorship 101
- You do have something to offer to your mentors
- Don't ask to "pick their brain or go out for lunch."
- Have a specific ask and real questions
- Follow-up message
- What you learned
- Intended actions moving forward
- Suggest to forward this message on to other mentees
- Reflection after Success
- Ask "Why was I successful?"
- Utilize after-action reviews
- Curious, Optimistic, & Energy
- You choose who you surround yourself with
- "Pronoia": people are out to help you succeed
- "You become your surroundings."
- Spread positive gossip
- What distinguishes great teen leaders?
- A focus on treating others with kindness and respect
- Hardworking, kind, curious, care for others
- Prioritizing these behaviors before tangible results
- Book Recommendations
Give and Take - Adam Grant
So Good They Can't Ignore You - Cal Newport
Welcome To Management - Ryan Hawk
Ryan Hawk: Connect with Ryan on Instagram, his website, or on The Learning Leader Show podcast wherever you listen.