190: Jennifer Briney on Leadership Simply Being Meeting a Need
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Jennifer Briney is the host of Congressional Dish, a twice-monthly podcast exposing the secrets drowned out by the partisan noise in the United States Congress. By interpreting legislation, summarizing Congressional hearings, and following the money, Jennifer Briney analyzes the actions of Congress that are generally ignored by the corporate media, delivering the information from the perspective of a fed-up taxpayer, who bears no allegiance to any political party or ideology.
Playing Small Moment
For six months, Jennifer had an idea to make a podcast but never acted upon it. She allowed the naysayers in her life to influence her decision. It wasn’t until after her father had a near-death experience, that she decided to take his advice and run with the idea.
The Wake Up Call
Jennifer downloaded 30 episodes of Audacity to Podcast, and then followed through with every piece of information the host recommended. She’s embarrassed by those first episodes, but is so happy she did it!
Style of Leadership
Jennifer’s leadership style is hands-off. She wants people to be responsible for their own work; for this reason, she avoids hiring employees, and instead, gives work to freelancers.
What Are You Excited About?
Jennifer is excited about her new opportunity to outsource her busy work.
Current Business Challenge
Jennifer knows it will be challenging to deal with the new presidential administration and the new one-party House and Senate. She will need to buckle down and pay attention to everything.
Your Support System
Jennifer’s husband, Joe, is supporting her through the early days of this venture; her father; and Darrell Darnell of Pro Podcast Solutions, who does the audio editing. She also has a volunteer, who helps with her graphics.
Trust is Jennifer’s most effective leadership practice. But she really doesn’t consider herself a leader.
Resource to Develop Leadership
Advice For Younger Self
“Don’t stress yourself so much. Do it in your own way, and you will be fine.”
“You never know until you try.”
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