Debunking Common Leadership Myths - Colleen Slaughter

Season #1

In this week's episode, we delve into the multifaceted world of leadership with Leadership Executive Coach and Consultant, Colleen Slaughter. Through a very passionate and thought-provoking conversation, Gary and Colleen challenge some of the common leadership myths that rob people from authentically stepping into their leadership. The discussion energizes and challenges conventional wisdom, offering listeners a fresh look at leadership development and personal growth.


In this episode, we discuss:

  • How emotional health and self-awareness are critical for genuine leadership.
  • How the leadership muscle is built through consistency and committed daily practices.
  • How the pursuit of perfection can hamper growth and limit the authenticity of a leader.
  • How establishing and maintaining accountability is essential for realizing leadership goals and personal transformations. 



00:00 Introduction to Leadership and its Misconceptions

06:07 Leadership is Not Limited to Extroverts

13:44 Taking Ownership and Making Choices in Leadership

21:17 The Importance of Ownership in Leadership

25:11 Striving for Excellence, Not Perfection

48:52 Leadership as Self-Expression

49:17 The Lack of Guidance in Leadership Development

50:14 Leadership as a Superpower


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