Pour Some Fuel in Your Leadership
“Good people chair committees. Smart people avoid them. Innovators can’t spell committee.” – Dr. Todd Dewett
Leaders, get ready to have your fuel tank filled to overflowing as I interview this week’s guest, a truly dynamic – and savvy – leadership expert!
This “retired” professor is author of The Little Black Book of Leadership, an inspirational professional speaker, and a member of our very own League of Extraordinary Thinkers here at Switch and Shift.
Here are just a couple of highlights from the start of our talk:
- “I’m into authentic leadership, what it means to be a real person, not just a guy with a title.”
- “People are a lot smarter than we give them credit for being. People like to follow complete humans more than just label-carrying leaders who occupy roles. We’re supposed to be polished and show people our professional image, but it’s not supposed to be so narrow that they don’t see us as a human being, and that’s a part of the problem.”
- “The research shows more people like to go to the dentist than fill out an employee evaluation.”
And all that is even before we dive into employee engagement, fostering a culture of creativity rather than fear, and (my favorite) a possible solution to the common pitfalls of promoting a specialist into a leadership role, when too many of these candidates lack general leadership skills. Folks, this is a discussion no leader can afford to miss!
To get more of this fascinating speaker visit Todd’s awesome website!
Don’t forget to check out last week’s episode with another one of our own, the one and only Irene Becker.
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