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Soft Skills for Leaders with Lisa Evans

May 13, 2024

Welcome to "Soft Skills for Leaders," the podcast where we explore the critical skills needed for leadership.

In this insightful episode, we unlock the concept of self-leadership with the renowned Andrew Bryant, founder of Self Leadership International.

Join us as we delve into the essential elements of self-awareness, choice, intentionality, and the impact of emotional intelligence in today's rapidly changing world.

Andrew shares practical tips, personal anecdotes, and valuable insights from his book "The New Leadership Playbook," highlighting the need for self-love, humility, and the ability to empower others.

Discover how effective leaders transcend the need for external validation and empower their teams to take ownership. Explore the lessons learned during the pandemic, the importance of diverse perspectives, and the value of continuous personal and professional growth.

Tune in to gain valuable insights that will enhance your leadership skills and personal development.


00:00 Moving from physio and fixing people to peak performance.
06:11 Stoic philosophers ponder human essence in the AI era.
07:05 Incorporating humanity into AI algorithms is crucial.
12:07 Self-examination, acceptance and growth in life.
16:19 Self-leadership: knowing oneself and sharing the spotlight.
19:40 Delegate vision, trust delivery, equality in work.
23:08 Young and old leaders bring valuable perspectives.
24:56 Recognising limits, seeking guidance, learning from mistakes.
27:29 Checkmate reached in more moves, avoid tunnel vision.
30:33 Self-love opens you up and adds value.
34:56 Lead by example. Action separates the top 1%.

Why Listen?

Unlock your potential and enhance your leadership skills with Andrew Bryant's insights on self-leadership, bias, and personal growth in this episode of "Soft Skills for Leaders."

Talking Points

- Self-leadership is defined as intentionally influencing thinking, feeling, and actions
- Importance of self-awareness, choice, and intentionality in shaping our lives
- Challenges of overcoming societal systems that discourage independent thinking
- Value of humility, accountability, and deconstructing decisions to overcome biases
- Tips for developing self-leadership, including journaling, accountability, and self-care
- The importance of self-love and surrounding yourself with people who value you
- The New Leadership Playbook: focusing on self-leadership as a conversation
- The pandemic's impact on leadership, including the need to trust and empower teams

The Top 3 Takeaways 

1. Self-leadership requires self-awareness, intentionality, and daily practice, intertwined with emotional intelligence as we intentionally influence our thinking, feelings, and actions towards our objectives.

2. Effective leadership involves empowering and encouraging others. It also necessitates engaging in dialogue, understanding individuals' needs, wants, and beliefs, and identifying blind spots.
3. Practical tips for developing self-leadership include journaling to capture internal narratives, having an accountability buddy or coach, and practising self-care and self-love. Also, learning from mistakes, deconstructing success, and seeking specific feedback are crucial elements of self-leadership.

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