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Below the Line with James Beshara

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Host James Beshara is an angel investor, advisor, founder, & general startup-helper in Los Angeles, CA. He has started three companies, sold one (Tilt; acq by Airbnb), and invested in multiple billion-dollar startups in his career. Now he's talking openly and honestly with others about what's going … read more


#88 — Diana Chapman — Trust vs Fear 

Diana Chapman is one of the most sought after corporate advisors in the world. James & Diana open the show revisiting Diana’s groundbreaking book “The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership”, and summarize a few of the commitments and their meanings.  Diana then explains what it means to take “radical responsibility” , and delineates the fine line between being an open minded and a convicted leader. Diana then dissects how emotional intelligence is often times underrated when talked about in thecontext of important leadership qualities.  James and Diana discuss the importance of feedback, even though often times many of us are innately averse to giving or receiving feedback. Diana talks about how being a visionary is often times an overrated leadership quality, and how many times visionaries lack the structure required to make their lofty goals a reality. They close the show with a discussion about the role sexual energy should play in the workplace, and how Diana is making it a point to embrace that energy rather than pretend it doesn't exist.

Show Notes

#12 - Diana Chapman - Coaching Towards Consciousness

The Conscious Leadership Group

Book: The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership

Funny or Die Video - Guy from the future shouldn’t eat those eggs

List 15 Commitments

Play Trumps Sex Appeal at 30,000 Feet

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About your host, James: James Beshara is a founder, investor, advisor, author, podcaster, and encourager based in Los Angeles, California. James has created startups for the last 12 years, selling one (Tilt, acquired by Airbnb), and invested in a few multi-billion dollar startups to date. He has spoken at places such as Y-Combinator, Harvard Business School, Stanford University, TechCrunch Disrupt, and has been featured in outlets like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, and Time Magazine. He’s been featured in Forbes, Time, and Inc Magazine’s “30 Under 30” lists and advises startups all around the world. All of this is his “above the line” version of his background. Hear the other 90% of the story in the intro episode of Below The Line.

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