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E036: Unconventional Speaking & Leading with David Wood & Derek Loudermilk

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For speakers and leaders….I wasn’t going to share this with you, but I think you’ll be glad I did. Derek Loudermilk, host of The Art of Adventure podcast, interviewed me on a book he’s writing, and I recorded it for my own records. But as I listened to the playback I realized that there was so much good content in it about what makes a great leader and leadership as a practice, and more, that I couldn’t not share it with you. Be warned, the audio is a bit rough, but if you can get past the typing sounds, you’ll be glad you did.

We cover:

  • How can we develop as leaders given today’s challenges?
  • Inside out leadership: to lead others you, first lead yourself
  • Why personal growth is crucial
  • You’ll be a terrible speaker if who you are is a terrible person
  • How speaking is leading
  • How to be watchable on stage
  • How to lead a team for real
  • Why you can’t lead from a manual
  • The importance of acknowledging and praising yourself first
  • How can you expect your team to do something you won’t do?
  • Mastering Tough Conversations is an unconventional path to leadership
  • How David’s speaking radically changed, almost overnight.
  • Being natural and authentic in front of 1000 people
  • How I was able to sell $337,000 worth of product in 15 minutes
  • How to begin developing yourself as a leader
  • The concept of vulnerability and knowing yourself
  • The manager I coached to be able to receive feedback
  • Why you should confront your soft spots NOW, before you get into a leadership position
  • The Fly on the Wall leadership exercise: you should try it!

What do you think is your biggest takeaway from this conversation on unconventional leadership? Leave a comment below.

You can find out more about Derek Loudermilk here

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