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Where your personal evolution sparks your leadership (r)evolution.
http://EnlightenedExec.com/

Now, more than ever, CEOs, senior executives, and entrepreneurs are hungry for ground-breaking techniques and strategies to get the edge and enhance their personal and leadership effectiveness. Some might call these growth tools “cutting edge” and others may be skeptical of “woo-woo”— but either way there is an intense curiosity for outside-the-box personal growth programs that help you be both a better human and a better leader. In The Enlightened Executive, we will spotlight the latest trends — whether they be programs like Dare to Lead, apps like Inner Balance, Ayahuasca meditation retreats, or tech such as Whoop or Oura — and dig into what they are, what they offer, and whether they actually work to help you evolve personally and professionally. Guests will include founders of these programs and the executives who have experienced them. Up-level your leadership and join the (r)evolution!

The Enlightened Executive Susan Drumm, leadership development

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 102 Ratings

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Where your personal evolution sparks your leadership (r)evolution.
http://EnlightenedExec.com/

Now, more than ever, CEOs, senior executives, and entrepreneurs are hungry for ground-breaking techniques and strategies to get the edge and enhance their personal and leadership effectiveness. Some might call these growth tools “cutting edge” and others may be skeptical of “woo-woo”— but either way there is an intense curiosity for outside-the-box personal growth programs that help you be both a better human and a better leader. In The Enlightened Executive, we will spotlight the latest trends — whether they be programs like Dare to Lead, apps like Inner Balance, Ayahuasca meditation retreats, or tech such as Whoop or Oura — and dig into what they are, what they offer, and whether they actually work to help you evolve personally and professionally. Guests will include founders of these programs and the executives who have experienced them. Up-level your leadership and join the (r)evolution!

    Dealing With People Who Won’t Get To The Point [Leadership Insight]

    Dealing With People Who Won’t Get To The Point [Leadership Insight]

    How often do you find yourself interrupting someone? Wishing they’d get to the point? Willing them to just stop talking!
     
    The reasons why people ramble are many: they’re nervous; they haven’t structured their thoughts in advance; they’re thinking things through “out loud;” they’re lost in the detail and can’t see the big picture, etc.
     
    Sometimes it’s hard not to finish people’s sentences to move things along. Time is short. Getting impatient with people who won’t get to the point is a totally natural reaction.
     
    The trick is knowing what to do about it. Intervening effectively is a balancing act.
     
    You need to steer the conversation where it needs to go and stay open to hear new information from the other person. And you need to do this in a way that doesn’t seem rude, impatient, or that could jeopardize your work relationships.
     
    Susan Drumm, CEO Coach, shares three effective ways to deal with people who won’t get to the point.

    • 7 min
    Brain Optimization for Effective Leadership (feat. Lee Gerdes)

    Brain Optimization for Effective Leadership (feat. Lee Gerdes)

    Mental health and emotional well being aren’t just buzzwords anymore. Today, mental health is an essential component of the enlightened workplace and it is crucial for leaders to promote mental health across their organizations. The first step conscious leaders can take to help others is to find balance and to understand their own mental, emotional, and physical health. Then they can go beyond protecting their personal brain health, by promoting the mental health and wellbeing of their employees, too. By setting the foundation with a balanced brain, executives and entrepreneurs can more effectively lead high-performing, emotionally intelligent teams. In the latest episode of The Enlightened Executive podcast, expert Lee Gerdes, tells us why he believes brain optimization is the first step to rebalancing and minimizing the impact of stress. He also shares stress management tools, emotional awareness techniques, and brain optimizing strategies that you can put into practice with your whole team.

    • 26 min
    5 Outside-the-box Ideas for Professional + Personal Development [Leadership Insight]

    5 Outside-the-box Ideas for Professional + Personal Development [Leadership Insight]

    Happy 2022! This time of year always makes me excited to learn new things and grow as a person. A ‘growth mindset’ is one of the biggest indicators of success — in business and in life. 
     
    So, what exactly is a growth mindset? 
     
    Dr. Carol Dweck, who coined the term, describes it this way: “In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and exploration — brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.” 
     
    Does this time of year have you yearning to learn something new and test your abilities?
     
    Susan Drumm, CEO Coach, walks you through these 5 outside-the-box ideas for professional and personal development.

    • 7 min
    How Conscious Leaders Win the Game of Business (feat. Sophie McLean)

    How Conscious Leaders Win the Game of Business (feat. Sophie McLean)

    If business is a game, how do you play to win? As a leader, it’s natural to put pressure on yourself to avoid losing at all costs. The stakes are high. Your business is your livelihood. You have investors and employees counting on you. But the most effective leaders are like football coaches. They don’t quit after one single loss: they’re resilient to setbacks and comfortable testing new strategies. In the latest episode of The Enlightened Executive podcast, expert Sophie McLean, shares how leaders can become innovators and risk-takers in their businesses (and, in turn, live a more fulfilling life).

    • 26 min
    How to Get the Executive Presence You Want [Leadership Insight]

    How to Get the Executive Presence You Want [Leadership Insight]

    Have you ever wondered how you could develop greater executive presence for yourself? Clarity, authority, and confidence are the three most important aspects of having strong, effective, executive presence. Developing these three things will showcase your public speaking skills in conferences, meetings, and presentation situations.
     
    Speaking to an audience of your peers is a confidence-shaking experience for lots of people. But, it doesn’t have to be.
     
    Want to know the trick? 
     
    Susan Drumm, CEO Coach, walks you through three main aspects of executive presence, and gives you instructions and insights on how to develop them further.

    • 7 min
    The Importance of Sponsoring Women in the Workplace [Leadership Insight]

    The Importance of Sponsoring Women in the Workplace [Leadership Insight]

    There’s a simple yet powerful tactic for driving the sort of diversity that bolsters the performance and health of your business. In a word: sponsorship. To do well in a system that favors the “in” group, those outside need a champion or a sponsor. Women, it turns out, have plenty of mentors, but not nearly as many sponsors as men do.
     
    Sponsorship occurs whenever one person of influence promotes the achievements, capabilities and future potential of someone else.
     
    What is the difference between a mentor and a sponsor? Although mentoring conversations can be useful, these happen privately. Sponsorship is public. Mentors proffer friendly advice, sponsors pull you up to the next level.
     
    So, what sponsorship behaviors are most effective?
     
    Susan Drumm, CEO Coach, shares a list of ways that you and your senior colleagues can sponsor a woman on your team and make all the difference in their career.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

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102 Ratings

102 Ratings

Dinsoty ,

Positive Vibes

I fee Susan digs into more personal details that really help people like me resolve issues in my own life and business.

Leah Bosworth ,

Business Owner

I love that Susan goes beyong traditional corportat thinking into more high level concepts. There is so much that is intangible in leadership and how you carry yourself and Susan really knows how to dig deep in a powerful and delightful way.

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Life lessons

The ideas and strategies to build effective leadership are well presented and relatable. Excellent content that can be applied in all areas of life.

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