Podcast: Episode 113 - James Orsini

Welcome to the Difficult Conversations – Lessons I Learned as an ICU Physician with Dr. Anthony Orsini. My special guest today is James Orsini. James Orsini is the President at The Sasha Group, a VaynerX Company. Working alongside Gary Vaynerchuk (aka Gary Vee), James leads the Sasha Group to help small business reach explosive growth potential.  James has held numerous key high level positions for VaynerMedia including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Integration Officer. Before coming to VaynerMedia, James held prior positions as Chief Executive Officer of the publicly traded company, Sito Mobile. He was also Executive Vice President for Saatchi & Saatchi. James brings his extensive experience and success as he discusses difficult conversations in leadership.

James tells us all about himself, what drives him, and explains his personal leadership philosophy. He discusses his recently written article “Don’t Delegate…Facilitate,” and explains how it pertains to our personal and professional life. James shares the story of how he ended up at VaynerMedia.  James tells us the most difficult conversation that has  as a leader and how having an even temperament helps him in situations that require clear thinking and a steady hand.  Find out what James means when he says “A big idea is not a business.  Hope is not a strategy.”  Dr. Orsini asks how James builds trust and loyalty with the people that work for him. “Listen more than you speak,” explains James Orsini.  We end the episode with James giving two pieces of advice to young people who really wants to speak to their managers advancing their career.