Dec 14, 2021
Welcome to another episode of The Authentic Change Podcast, I am Mike Horne, your host and I am joined today by Denise Cooper, who is the founder and CEO of Remarkable Leadership Lessons Inc, a successful leadership firm that offers semi-custom programs that teach executives leadership behaviors that create sustainable high-performance inclusive organizations. Denise has a book with the same title: Remarkable Leadership Lessons: Change Results One Conversation at the Time, which she talks about in this episode. In today’s conversation, Denise explains the most valuable lessons a leader must know in order to promote an authentic environment that fosters change and is led with integrity and trust.
[2:39] Denise speaks a few words about herself.
[4:08] Denise shares some of the remarkable leadership lessons.
[5:55] Does your team understand exactly what results you are trying to achieve?
[6:31] What gets in the way of us really getting to know ourselves?
[8:43] Denise shares a valuable example about leadership.
[10:10] Be careful what you teach to people.
[12:05] How to start understanding yourself better?
[13:12] Being curious can be hard.
[16 09] Denise talks about “living with failure”.
[18:30] Denise highlights the importance of context.
[20:02] Sometimes less is more.
[22:30] Denise talks about HR not being actualized in regards to measuring individual or collective performance.
[23:45] We should be measuring how we build capacity.
[25:46] What are the obstacles for change to happen more rapidly in organizations?
[28:55] What causes leaders to be encouraged to know themselves better and to be curious about their staff?
[33:28] What is an offer that you could not refuse?
[33:55] The reason why we stay in a job is not money, it is the feeling that what we do matters.
[36:33] Community is equally important as culture.
[40:20] Denise shares a piece of general advice: understand where your areas of safety are.
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