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A Tough Leadership Lesson

A Tough Leadership Lesson

by | Feb 19, 2021 | By David Dye, Winning Well


If you’ve ever worried about losing someone from your team or organization because you reinforce expectations, this episode’s for you. Early in my career, I learned a tough leadership lesson from a retired English teacher named Joan. In a few succinct words, she gave me one of the most important leadership lessons I would ever learn: about what it meant to lead, to truly value people, and the importance of accountability.

David Dye helps human-centered leaders resolve workplace ambiguity and chaos, so that they can drive innovation, productivity and revenue without burning out employees. He’s the President of Let’s Grow Leaders, an international leadership development and training firm known for practical tools and leadership development programs that stick. He’s the award-winning authors of four books including Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates and Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results-Without Losing Your Soul and hosts the popular Leadership without Losing Your Soul podcast. David is a former executive and elected official. David and his wife and business partner, Karin Hurt, are committed to their philanthropic initiative, Winning Wells – building clean water wells for the people of Cambodia.

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