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Jared Folkins understands people, technology, and the world around him. He can smell a toxic environment from a mile away and has used that EIQ spider sense for good. Jared shares with us some VERY personal stories (tear jerker warning!) in integrity and life decisions as well a bunch of on the job war stories including a famous one featured in the news! This is probably my most dramatic episode yet.
At 18 got promoted to manage a team of 50, because he wasn't lazy.
In hindsight was able to see indicators of the dot com crash, but didn't realize that.
Had a fork in the road where he had a major decision to make.
Jared shares with us a VERY personal story and the life lesson from that which he applies in his professional life.
Having low tolerance for toxic relationships, Jared has been able sense toxicity and it's been a driving force for good for him.
"I believe in the power of admitting when you're wrong."
"I carry my guilt between my shoulder blades."
"When I make that mistake; When you have a team that you can trust or a team that honors you, you have the freedom to say stuff like that."
"You can only control you."
"Constraints can be healthy."
"Stepping outside of your comfort zone... super healthy too."
"If someone tells me this person... is not a good person, I'll actually go meet that person. I want to asses it for myself."
"You get rejected, don't get super emotional... just work with what you have and move on."
Jared's Blog: https://www.acloudtree.com
Jared's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jf0lkins
Jared's GitHub: https://github.com/jaredfolkins
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