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The People Dividend Podcast

Dec 7, 2021

Welcome to another episode of The Authentic Change Podcast, I am Mike Horne, your host and I am joined today by Robert W. Jake Jacobs who for more than 35 years has been working in a variety of industries and has been supporting thousands of people in important changes in their business. He talks in today’s episode about his new book Leverage Change: 8 Ways to Achieve Faster, Easier, Better Results.


Key Takeaways:

[3:20] Jake shares a little about himself.

[6:40] What are the reasons why Jake wrote his latest book?

[8:22] How can we make personal change great?

[10:23] Paying attention to continuity is a way of diminishing the anxiety caused by change.

[13:15] Jake talks about the origins of the concept of levers.

[16:20] What is the relationship between leadership and the struggle to change?

[21:45] Jake explains why change should be customized.

[23:22] Are there some levers more difficult for people to grasp than others?

[29:10] Find opportunities for people to make meaningful differences.

[30:05] What would Jake say to the person who wants to start working with the 8 levers for change but doesn’t really have a lot of time?

[32:14] Jake believes that there are different ways in which people can share value.

[32:55] Levers work for individuals, teams, and organizations.

[36:10] How do we take leverage into our own hands? Start by embracing change, it is the way of doing more with less.

[39:17] Shifting paradigms opens the doors to new possibilities.


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