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098: Leap of Leadership: Ensuring Your Team Jumps with You

Conrad Persons, President of Grey, London, emphasizes aligning team ideas before action and strategic time management. Key insights: small interactions for motivation, handling defensiveness, separating identity from ideas, managing emotions, avoiding overplanning, understanding mindsets, and considering daily decisions’ productivity impact.

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096: Courageous Leadership: Breaking Norms, Shaping the Future

Melissa Chapman, CEO at Jungle Creations, addresses overcoming resistance to change by fostering unity and embracing authenticity amidst leadership challenges. Key insights encompass courage, blending leadership styles, role transitions, valuing diversity, leveraging stress for growth, setting boundaries, embracing optimism, managing risk, resilience, and self-advocacy.

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094: Navigating Acquisitions and Downturns: Building a Resilient C-Suite and Making Unpopular Decisions with Purpose

Sarat Pediredla, CEO of hedgehog lab, emphasizes the importance of recognizing individual strengths and the risk of investing in the wrong people. Key insights include challenges in company acquisition, addressing unpopular decisions, balancing culture and business, understanding leadership dynamics, and seeking help when needed.

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092: Empowering Impact: Balancing Business and Legacy, Empowering Black Women in Tech, and the Entrepreneurial Mindset Explored

Flavilla Fongang, a multi-award-winning serial entrepreneur and an international keynote speaker highlights safeguarding peace and confidently saying no, particularly for leaders. Key takeaways include empowering black women in tech, rejecting sole woman status, entrepreneurial mindset, balancing impact and legacy, understanding happiness, fostering solutions, trusting instincts, and taking the first step towards success.

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090: Beyond Words: The Transformative Force of Intention and Representation in Leadership

Jake Brody, Senior Managing Director at Accenture Song, US South Market Unit, highlights humanizing corporate culture by celebrating successes and maintaining an open-door policy. Key takeaways encompass fostering belonging, embracing fun, navigating FUD, learning from longevity, practicing intentional leadership, seizing opportunities, and humanizing client relationships.

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088: Leadership Lessons from a 5-Year-Old Neurodiverse Mind: Crafting Visions, Asking Hard Questions, and Embracing Imperfect Presence

Neisha advocates situational leadership, stressing adaptability for growth. Inspired by her neurodiverse son, she prioritizes attentive listening and understanding individual needs. Key takeaways include actionable vision, adept questioning, embracing opportunity, prioritizing presence, and fostering genuine dialogue.

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087: Soft Voices, Strong Impact: Exploring Quiet Leadership

Discover the impact of quiet leadership. Gain insights into the common misconception of associating it with low confidence. Learn to recognise and appreciate the strengths of quiet leaders, such as their ability to stay calm under pressure and create safe spaces. Explore how leading from the back can be a powerful leadership style.

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086: Cultivating Courage: The Power of Self-Belief, Quiet Leadership, and Good Company

Karl Marsden, Chair of Contagious Communications, stresses the significance of overcoming negative self-talk for resilient leadership in the latest discussion. He explores the courage needed to admit limitations and highlights key takeaways: self-belief, quiet leadership, a love for work, strategic career progression, acceptance of mistakes, and the influence of a supportive network for effective leadership.

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085: Finding Strength in Vulnerability: Podcast Highlights from 2023

Embarking on a soulful solo podcast, I reflect on 2023’s wisdom. Vulnerability emerges as the heartbeat, unlocking courage, potential, connection, and trust—a foundation for a courageous team. In the coming year, anticipate more solo episodes, weaving inspiring tales with coaching gems. Takeaways: transformative vulnerability, courage from failure, embracing struggles, and trust through openness. Integrate these into our leadership journey.

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084 Kassi Slade: The Balancing Act: Extreme Action, Rest, and the Art of Switching Off

Kassi Slade, Founder of The Positive Sleep Coach, emphasizes the vital role of sufficient rest in preventing cardiovascular issues. Exploring the impact of inadequate sleep on performance, she advocates for self-care amidst societal neglect. Addressing identity loss, she guides leaders on reconnecting with themselves, fostering team success. Insights cover creating personal space, managing night anxiety, and embracing a humanized leadership approach.