Punk Rock HR Episode 117:
JeVon “JT” McCormick is the CEO of Scribe Media, a publishing company that helps authors write, publish, and market their books. More importantly, he is someone with an incredibly interesting backstory.
JT grew up amidst chaos, never went to college, and started his career in labor-intensive jobs. Yet, through these experiences, he managed to understand society better. That eventually became his avenue to success.
Now, he runs a company that published the most sought after book in America last year: Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins. He also recently wrote a piece that appeared on CNN.com and went viral. In today’s episode, we talk about work, power, politics, money, the Coronavirus, Black Lives Matter, and what it means to be a leader in uncertain times.
In this episode you’ll hear:
- What got JT to where he is today.
- His chaotic origin story that helped contribute to his business success.
- The 3 rules of leadership he lives by.
- Why the future of work should be a combination of remote and office space.
- The toxicity of binary thinking.
- How to create a culture of trust.
- How to measure success in a way that honors employees.
- The changes and conversations that have occurred in Scribe Media amidst COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement.
- The role of corporations in addressing the systemic problems in our country.
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