“As long as we make leadership something bigger than us … we give ourselves an excuse not to expect it every day, from ourselves and from each other.” — Drew Dudley
In this episode we interview Drew Dudley. Drew has been called one of the most inspirational TED speakers in the world, and he is on a mission to help people unlearn some dangerous lessons about leadership.
He is the founder and chief leader of Day One Leadership and has helped top organizations around the world increase their leadership capacity. His clients have included McDonald’s, American Express, JP Morgan Chase, the United Way and more than 100 colleges and universities.
Prior to this, Drew spent eight years as the director of one of Canada’s largest leadership development programs at the University of Toronto. Drew is also the bestselling author of This is Day One: A Practical Guide to Leadership That Matters that debuted at #6 on The Wall Street Journal bestseller list.
As a speaker, Drew has delivered keynotes to more than 250,000 people across five continents. His TED talk “Everyday Leadership (The Lollipop Moment)” was voted “one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time.”
In this episode we discuss his idea of day one leadership, his experience on the patient side of health care, as well as leadership lessons from the pandemic. If you want to learn more about Drew or his work, you can visit his website.
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