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Today’s guest is an executive leader with international experience who has worked at the most senior levels of two Fortune 100 companies and is known as a strategic collaborator who brings people together to do great things.
What caught my attention was her groundbreaking, paradigm-shifting, transformational book, “True South.” This book will teach you how to master the art of faking authentic leadership. You’ll have your employees, customers, and shareholders eating out of your hands with these tricks and tips designed to save you time and prevent uncomfortable displays of vulnerability. Yes, it’s as funny as it sounds. It’s her hope that her readers will be able to use this parody of corporate life, and the shared laughter that results, to spark conversation and change in the workplace.
This book is one of the ways she shares her passion for designing strategies and conversations that engage people, creating holistic solutions, and transforming organizations. All of this is built upon her expertise in communications, culture change, collaboration, executive effectiveness and team leadership.
Please join me in welcoming Elizabeth George.
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In this episode we explore:
- how she defines leadership: “Having self-awareness to know who you are and who you are not, and then having the courage to be who you are.”
- what she did when her leadership style was called out when she was just getting started in her career.
- how the qualities of a leader have changed over the years and how she didn’t see herself as a leader under the old definition.
- what led her to write a humorous take on leadership books and how it ended up becoming a parable that unintentionally shares serious takeaways.
Stay tuned until the end of the episode to hear what I thought were the key takeaways you could put into practice this week and benefit from for years to come.
- Elizabeth George – LinkedIn
- Her website and Facebook page
- Buy her book “True South: A Journey to the Heart of Working Despair”
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