The journey through 2023 and the vision for 2024

The journey through 2023 and the vision for 2024

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As we step into 2024 with a fresh episode of the Automotive Leaders Podcast, Jan Griffiths sets the tone by highlighting the power of a restart. Drawing on the significance of the new year, Jan emphasizes the opportunity for a clean slate and renewed energy. Building on this, Jan delves into the philosophy of "The Gap and the Gain," urging listeners to shift their focus from unmet goals to acknowledging achievements and progress. This mindset, she emphasizes, is the key to success as we embark on a new year.

The episode unfolds with a broad overview of Jan's experiences in 2023, featuring milestones like her five-year journey at Gravitas Detroit, hitting the 100th episode milestone for the podcast, and engaging in thought-provoking discussions with automotive industry leaders. Throughout the recap, the episode subtly includes the ups and downs, highlighting Jan's role in dealing with challenges like the UAW strike and emphasizing her dedication to tackling crucial industry issues.

Looking ahead to 2024, Jan shares exciting plans, the upcoming release of her book, 'Roadmap to rEVolution,' and a commitment to 'swift execution,' where getting things done is the focus, but not at the expense of quality. The episode concludes with Jan expressing gratitude to loyal supporters, urging them to spread the word and invite others to join the movement towards authentic leadership and cultural transformation in the auto industry.

Themes discussed in this episode:

  • The transformative potential of a fresh start
  • Measuring success through progress
  • 2023 Recap - milestones and highlights
  • Prospects for the year 2024
  • Automotive transformation, OEM challenges, and disruptions
  • The importance of quality and ease in driving successful outcomes
  • Cultural transformation in the auto industry
  • Fostering a new mindset for success in 2024

Featured: Jan Griffiths 

What she does: Jan is the founder and CEO of Gravitas Detroit, an organization dedicated to cultivating authentic leadership in the automotive industry by providing courses, workshops, speaking events, and more. She is also the host of The Automotive Leaders Podcast.

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Episode Highlights:

[00:01:02] The power of the restart: Jan explores the profound impact of restarting, encouraging listeners to harness the transformative energy of fresh beginnings.

[00:02:49] The Gap and the Gain: Jan discusses the importance of measuring progress and achievements, shifting the focus from unmet goals to recognizing personal and professional gains.

[00:05:44] Recap of 2023: The key moments that shaped Jan's 2023 experience and a highlight of the podcast's achievements, celebrating milestones such as the 5-year mark at Gravitas Detroit and reaching the 100th episode milestone. 

[00:30:22] Plans for 2024: Looking ahead, Jan shares exciting plans for the upcoming year, including the eagerly anticipated release of her book.