Episode 112

Help People Do Their Best Work with Jason Treu

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Jason Treu is a coach who works with executives, entrepreneurs, and rising stars to maximize their leadership potential and performance. He's the best-selling author of Social Wealth, a how-to-guide on building extraordinary business relationships, which has sold more than 45,000 copies. He was a featured speaker at TEDxWilmington 2017, where he debuted his breakthrough team building game Cards Against Mundanity. He also hosts a podcast called, Executive Breakthroughs, bringing game-changing CEOs, entrepreneurs, and experts who share their breakthroughs and breakdowns.


  • When you can create an environment where people are doing their best work in collaboration and teamwork, you can create insane results.
  • You can no longer be good at just one thing. In order to do your job well, you have to be able to operate effectively in multiple arenas.
  • Get frequent and consistent feedback from people you know and trust. One example: Have a question you can ask your team on a consistent basis and compare their feedback over time.
  • Belonging and connection are at the core of everything we do.
  • When you get down into the data, people want to main things: They want to do great work and have great relationships.
  • If you do only one thing, do this: Have a deep understanding of your people.


  • What is some lesson, saying, or experience that continues to influence your leadership to this day? Being around people who value relationships and collaboration.
  • Use three descriptors to finish this sentence: “A leader is…” Vulnerable, curious, and gets continual feedback.
  • What is a question that leaders should be asking either themselves or others? How would you rate our relationship, why did you rate it that way, how can I move it closer to a ten.
  • What book would you recommend to leaders? Anything by Brene Brown
  • If you could get every listener to start doing something THIS week to help them be a better leader, what would it be? Invest in your own self-awareness—your blind spots are what are sabotaging your success more than you realize.
  • As a general life principle, is it better to ask “why?” or “why not?” I’d ask “what” instead.



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Josh Friedeman is a coach who works with organizations to improve their efficiency and revenue. Learn more about him and his guests on his two podcasts, "Business Bitcoinization" and "Life as Leadership." To explore working with Josh, visit friedemanleadership.com.