Podcast: Stand Out As a Natural Leader with Joanna Barsh

Barsh, JoannaWhat enables some talented people to rise to the top and live their full ambitions at work and in life, while others stop short?

No matter what stage you are currently at in your career, or what level of leadership you aspire to, this 30-minute talk will equip you with the tools to unlock your own “Centered Leader” and achieve more positive impact at work and outside it. Listen to the teleclass recording or read the complete transcript below.

In 2007, Joanna Barsh led a team at McKinsey & Company to answer that very question. In the process, they uncovered what distinguishes leaders who are successful from those who achieve true greatness, developing an approach called Centered Leadership. They drew on research from across the academic fields of leadership, organization behavior, neuroscience, evolutionary psychology and positive psychology. In addition, Barsh interviewed over 160 leaders from many fields – including business, government and the arts – and from many countries. The team learned that these leaders have mastered practices to find their balance in the midst of chaos and lead from their most resourceful selves, unleashing the potential of others.

Those early in their careers will learn how to use these skills to explore their passions and accelerate their professional development. Those forming families will be able to use them to reconcile work and life to get the most out of both. And those who have already achieved success will be able use these practices to reach their next leadership horizon.

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