Have you ever wondered how the most admired leaders live? In this episode, Marisa Cleveland and Simon Cleveland draw on their combined forty years of experience in corporate, government, and higher education leadership to answer this question. Through anecdotes and interviews paired with actionable takeaways, they investigated where leaders start, how they become boxed in upon entering the workforce, and finally how they can break through those boundaries to become a culturally agile leader and a meaningful contributor to our global society.
This episode offers a practical guide for leaders who recognize how critical it is to draw outside the lines of typical guidance in order to rethink leadership development and gain competencies that make them more inclusive, culturally aware, and empowered to facilitate collaboration. Get the tools you need to make leadership part of your lifestyle.
When we talk about relatable leadership, what does that mean?
The difference between leaders who are able to relate to others, and who others are able to relate to. And who influence others and are also influenced by others.
What are the five characteristics of what relatable leadership should include?
How the emerging leader handles compassionate communication in comparison to the established leader.
Helping a report step into a different role or out of the organization from a place of caring.
Why do relatable leaders view leadership as non-hierarchical?
Continuity of character and behavior shifts across every aspect of our life is what’s needed to become a relatable leader. Leadership that does not treat people on our team differently than we’re treating people in the community or our family or on a committee that we serve or any of that sort of thing.
If you can understand that there’s not one path to get to where you need to be, then you’ve opened up the door for listening to other pathways that may still get you to that successful point.