Human Connection: What an FBI undercover agent can teach corporations with Tamer Elnoury
The better we understand each other, the better we all are in moving forward in our lives
Tamer joins me today to discuss how his experience as an undercover FBI agent, followed by years of leadership positions, has positioned him as one of the best educators on the human connection to companies and organizations.
We discuss how he helps organizations connect with their consumers and how he adapted the skills he acquired as an undercover FBI agent when transitioning into executive leadership roles. We discuss the traits of great leaders and why being a great leader is about helping your subordinates succeed.
We discuss the importance of self-care and regulating emotions as leaders, especially under stressful situations, and how it impacts the quality of the work you produce.
We also discuss the adverse effects of technology and social media on the younger generation of leaders.
This week on The Mindset Zone:
- Why it’s critical for undercover FBI agents to have a deep understanding of the human connection
- How Tamer helps organizations connect with their consumers
- How Tamer adapted the skills he learned as an undercover FBI agent to his work in executive leadership roles
- Tamer’s definition of a great leader
- How he learned to work efficiently and effectively as an undercover agent despite sleep deprivation
- The importance of self-care and how Tamer learned to regulate his emotions under highly stressful situations
- How technology and social media have impacted the way young leaders interact and connect with others
Tamer Elnoury is the New York Times Bestselling Author of American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent. Born in Egypt, Tamer immigrated to the United States with his family as a young boy. As an adult, he briefly worked with a fugitive task force which led to a career working as an undercover narcotics agent. During his career in undercover narcotics, Tamer worked on over 2,500 investigations, including narcotics, political corruption, gun trafficking, and child abuse cases. In 2008, he worked with an elite National Security Covert Operations Unit with the United States government, which focused on international terrorism cases. After serving in the FBI, Tamer began an executive management position in law enforcement, where he has served for over 26 years.
- 60 Minutes with Scott Pelley – Inside al Qaeda: Living and working with terrorists
- Book: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful – by Marshall Goldsmith