Being a leader requires a unique combination of self-awareness, intellect, skills, experience, vision and commitment. The most effective leaders are willing to open themselves to constant learning and to look deep within for the source of their success. Dorrier Underwood's "Empowering Leadership” podcast provides insights, real-life stories, and interviews with leaders to support your leadership as well as those above, below, and beside you. Subscribe now and get a regular dose of leadership exploration with Gary Davis, senior consultant with Dorrier Underwood.
Andrew Parlour of Bühler Group
Empowering a team doesn't mean you let go of the reins and put your feet up on the desk while everyone else works, according to Andrew Parlour. It actually involves a higher level of involvement with your team and holding them accountable.
On today's episode of Empowering Leadership, Andrew Parlour of the Bühler Group joins host Doug McVadon. Bühler Group is a Swiss-based, fifth generation family-owned company that employs more than 12,000 people world wide and specializes in consumer foods and machine processing. As VP of Sales for the North American region, Andrew works with his teams on a daily basis to produce outstanding results.
Andrew and Doug talk about the value of failure, what he looks for when building a team, the hardest thing about being a leader, his background learning from his father's business, and the importance of accountability.
No matter who you are, 2020 was a big year for learning and evolution. The pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement have fundamentally and permanently shifted the way many organizations do business. We suspect the most successful companies and organizations will be adapting to these new realities now and in the future.
Joining host Doug McVadon on today's episode of Empowering Leadership is Tamara Jones, Managing Director of Clean Energy Works and previously the Director of the Social Justice Impact Project. Her career spans more than 20 years, much of it working in leadership roles in the non-profit and governmental sectors. She has dedicated much of her time to creating—and provoking organizations to go beyond—equity and inclusion in the workplace. Tamara’s conversation today covers her work in those spaces as well as her family of origin and the influences that have shaped her leadership.
Welcome to Empowering Leadership
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