Today’s guest believes that having an executive presence is not a talent one is born with, it is a skill one can learn. He is the CEO of a multi-million dollar franchise business, an adjunct professor teaching leadership skills to MBA students, an executive coach working with Fortune 500 companies, as well as a keynote speaker, corporate trainer, and consultant.

For over 20 years, he has combined his background in management and sales with strong speaking and training abilities, to motivate clients and audiences to take action that benefits them and their organizations. His consulting firm enables leaders to influence their organizations more powerfully and purposefully through leadership workshops and retreats.

He is the author of two books – “Golden Principles: Life and Leadership Lessons from a Rescued Dog” which was honored by with a “Top 100 Best Books of the Year” award in 2015 and most recently “Executive Presence: 49 Golden Rules for Executives, Managers, and Leaders to Maintain Authority Under Pressure, Communicate Confidence, and Own Any Room.”

He received his Doctorate in Ethics & Leadership from Phoenix Seminary and a Masters in Leadership from Western Seminary.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Andy Neillie, CSP.

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In this episode we explore:

  • his thoughts on leadership: “Having a way with words and being a leader isn’t the same thing.”
  • insight into this episode’s title: “The very act of leading well means you give up control, and therefore leadership is powerless at times.”
  • how losing $100k over the last 3 years woke him up to limitations in his leadership style
  • his practice of a morning routine he calls “Leader’s Hour”
  • how he developed a personal audit of 24 things he wants to accomplish each week

Stay tuned until the end of the episode to hear what I thought were the key take-aways you could put into practice this week and benefit from for years to come.


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