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Episode 7: Everyday Leadership; Conversation with Drew Dudley

I am very excited to share this interview with you.  I first met Drew Dudley after we hired him to come and speak at the Axiom Leadership Summit in New Orleans.  After watching Drews Ted talk on Everyday Leadership I knew he would be a good fit for our organizational values and vision.  I was not wrong.  Drew was the perfect compliment to our conference and I see much of his message shine through in our organization daily.

I have had the opportunity to get to know Drew a little bit personally since the conference and am proud to call him a friend.  You can find most of Drew’s work here at his website at http://drewdudley.com.

The Leadership Challenge

In the interview Drew referenced research done by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner.  They have come up with the five practices of exemplary leadership.  They are as follows:

  1. Model the way
  2. Inspire a shared vision
  3. Challenge the process
  4. Enable others to act
  5. Encourage the heart

You can read a detailed description of these on their website here.

Their book The Leadership Challenge can be found on Amazon here

My challenge to you after listening to this interview would be to take some time and sit down and follow the excercise Drew outlines.

1) Identify your values
2) Define them
3) Develop questions you can ask yourself daily to ensure you are embodying those values.

I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did.  Please leave any comments or feedback in the comments section below.  I’d love to hear how you are implementing any of these five currently.

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