Episode from the podcastMore than a Young Professional

(Remix#2) Leading without the Title

Released Tuesday, 4th May 2021
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In this week’s episode, our hosts discuss leadership — specifically, how you can be a leader without the title. Meg Rich, Ruthie Christie, and Justin Oswald share their experiences and thoughts about what makes a good leader and how to become one, whether or not you’ve got the fancy position on your business card. Leadership isn’t always glamorous, but it can be rewarding and fulfilling in a myriad of roles. Tune in as our three hosts discuss what makes a good leader, how to become one, and why a title isn’t necessary to lead.

SHOW NOTES:
Lots of people want to lead — but why? Is it because they want to have the fancy title, because they think it’s glamorous, or because they want to help people? Or is it something else entirely? Leadership can be messy, confusing, and challenging, but it is also very rewarding. One thing is for sure though — you don’t have to have the title to be a leader.
Key Take-Aways & Practical Tips  
  • A “manager” and a leader are not the same thing
  • People can be good at managing people and timelines, but not be good leaders
  • Leadership can be taught, but there are those who are more naturally gifted at leading
  • If you want to lead, make sure you’re not just studying leadership in the classroom, but that you find ways to gain experience in the real world
  • Empathy, trust, and self-awareness are key traits in a good leader
  • Giving people a reason to do something (a WHY) should be done before asking them to do something (a WHAT)
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