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On the Schmooze

Welcome to On the Schmooze, a weekly podcast that features a mix of interviews and solo shows. My hope is that insights from me and my guests will help you achieve the leadership position you’re seeking, build and sustain your professional network, and find the work/life balance that works best for you. Interviews are with talented people from different fields. We explore how they built strong networks and overcame challenges on their way to becoming successful leaders. I identify a key take-away from each interview, something you can put into action that week that you’ll benefit from for years to come. In the show notes I provide resources to help you get started. Solo shows are shorter episodes where I share practical networking tips and techniques you can put into practice right away. Podcast inspired by Dorie Clark, Pat Flynn, Jonny Nastor, Dale Carnegie.
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Jul 17, 2017

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.

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.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 53

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