Tuesday Mar 14, 2023
S9-Ep11: You Are Enough, You Are Worthy: Leadership Lessons for Women
Guest: Betsy Myers
We may gripe about the pandemic, but it gave us one very positive change for women in the workplace: flexibility. It also highlighted for everyone that old-school leadership won’t cut it anymore. Betsy Myers says head and heart leadership is the model for today’s leaders. It fuses data-driven strategies and decisiveness with qualities such as warmth, compassion, empathy, and collaboration. In short, the head sets the purpose for an organization, but the heart engages your people to follow and bring their best selves to the team. Here's what Betsy covers with host Maureen Metcalf:
- Change is inevitable…so successful leaders embrace it;
- The impacts of holding on to an old-school leadership style (and why it’s the #1 cause of leadership failure!); and
- What Head-and-Heart Leadership really means.
Other episodes you'll enjoy:
- Epic! The Women’s Power Playbook – with Carolyn Buck Luce
- ShEquity: A Refugee’s Path to Empowering Women & Their Businesses – with Pauline Koelbl
- Empowering Women for the Prosperity of Nations – with Amanda Ellis & Augusto Lopez-Claros
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Betsy’s book, Take the Lead, is available in paperback at https://amzn.to/3lbMWv6. The Kindle version is at https://amzn.to/3YEb1Za. Her website is betsymyers.com.
Our host Maureen Metcalf posts a newsletter every week on LinkedIn. You can subscribe here.
She’s also written several award-winning books on leadership development. You can peruse and purchase them here.
Books we’re reading for fun or personal development right now include:
- The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
- The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin
- Snow White & the Seven Robots by Louise Simonson & Jimena Sanchez
OUR PODCAST TEAM:
Host & Executive Producer: Maureen Metcalf
Editor & Producer: Dan Mushalko
Video & Graphics Editor: Devon Mushalko
Taking the Lead (and the office doughnuts): Luigi Morelli, Jenna Reik, & Connor Carson
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About Our Guest:
Betsy Myers is on a mission to improve leadership by developing leaders and teams who infuse passion and purpose into their organizations by leading from both the head and the heart. Betsy’s insightful keynotes and workshops have inspired and offered practical guidance to executives and managers around the world who want to level up their leadership, retain top talent, and achieve results in the modern workplace.
Betsy is a renowned expert on emerging leadership trends and women’s leadership and is the author of Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You. She currently serves on the Council on Advancing Women in Business for the Export-Import Bank of the United States and has extensive experience in the corporate world, government settings, and in higher education.
Previously, she was founding director of the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University and executive director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School. A senior adviser to two U.S. presidents, Betsy served as President Clinton’s Advisor on Women’s Issues and was Chief Operating Officer of President Obama’s 2008 National Presidential Campaign. She also held leadership roles in the U.S. Small Business Administration.