Guest: Carolyn Buck Luce
Live an epic life.
That’s the goal Carolyn Buck Luce advises you to have. In this episode, she shares ways to make that happen…and how that path started for her.
Eight year old Carolyn Buck Luce was inspired by John F. Kennedy's call to service, and decided to take responsibility for answering it even though she was only in elementary school. She created her first Decade Game, a plan for the next ten years of her life. Despite the pre-internet turmoil of the 1960s, she was determined to follow her purpose and make a difference in the world. She used the Decade Game to understand the power of leadership and the importance of courage, vulnerability, and trust. And, critically, she observed that women give away much of their power – not just in the board room, but beginning as children in primary school.
That served to motivate her even more. Carolyn continues her mission, and still uses her Decade Game in her journey to becoming an organizational shaman inspiring humans to live epic lives.
Here's what Carolyn and Maureen cover:
- What, exactly, the Decade Game is – and how to play it;
- Why truly courageous leaders use their power for good; and
- The importance of having purpose.
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- Leading with Care and Purpose with Raj Sisodia & Sudhanshu Palsule
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Carolyn’s latest book is Epic! The Women’s Power Playbook. She’s also written a fascinating book on our medical system: Reimagining Healthcare: Through a Gender Lens.
More about her life-steering Decade Game is online at www.mydecadegame.com, and the Power Playbook at www.epicwomensplaybook.com.
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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:
- Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned by Walter Mosley
- This Here Flesh by Cole Arthur Riley
- Adventureman II: A Fairy Tale of New York by Matt Fraction and Terry & Rachel Dodson
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Host & Executive Producer: Maureen Metcalf
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About Our Guest:
Carolyn Buck Luce is one of America’s most respected and accomplished voices on Women’s Leadership and their relationship with power. She is the author of the recently published EPIC! The Women’s Power Play Book. A gifted strategist and executive coach, Carolyn has spent the last five decades of her career building highly effective cultures, businesses, teams, and leaders in both the public and private sectors. From a diplomat in the USSR, to a Wall Street Banker, to healthcare futurist and management consultant, throughout her career, Carolyn has focused on helping courageous leaders make the difference they dream of.