Dorie Clark

Dorie Clark

Welcome to Authentic Leadership for Everyday People, , the podcast where we investigate the connection between effective leadership and authenticity. If you are looking for inspiration and tips on how to become a better leader by being your true self, you are in the right place. The featured guest of this episode is Dorie Clark, who was named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, and was recognized as the #1 Communication Coach in the world by the Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Awards. She is also a Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. In this episode we discuss how leaders can become better communicators, how to think about setting personal goals for success, and how to become a recognized expert.

Key Takeaways

[01:14] – Today I am thrilled to get back to the interviewer side of the mic and welcome a fabulous guest, Dorie Clark.
[02:33] – I announce the winner of my favorite review for October.
[03:31] – Why don’t you give your background and your story to our listeners?
[05:03] – How did you end up there? And how did you find your passion in that?
[07:17] – What are some of the sort of three or four most important things that people need to think about as they develop their communication styles and how to build effective communication?
[09:14] – What are some examples of situations where you had to work with leaders with to deliver a very difficult message or, you know, get your organization to, to make a decision that on the surface could have been controversial? And what is some of the advice that you would give to somebody who is in that situation?
[11:33] – What were some of the differences that you observe in terms of, like getting people to act between the two worlds and some of the challenges that people may face in the two worlds?
[13:19] – If you, you know, talking to somebody who is thinking about starting their own business. What would be some of the steps that they should take, to make sure that they’re pricing themselves within the correct band?
[15:38] – How did you do it when you first got started, Dino?
[17:32] – What is the right client for them? Did you go through that process? And what were some of the key steps for you to identify, what an ideal client would be for you?
[19:19] – What were some of the key moments in your journey where you sort of developed your authentic self? Who your true person is and how that person shows up in your work?
[21:28] – What are your magic, secret, things that you love doing?
[22:51] – How do you think about goals? And how do you help your clients think about their goals?
[25:29] – If you’re somebody that is starting out and maybe does not have a clear view of what their passion is, or also doesn’t want to optimize solely for money, what are some of the steps that you could take?
[26:53] – Do you have some interesting stories of maybe clients, once again, always, without revealing, that explore something unusual, and found out that it was either great or not so great?
[29:28] – For the people who are thinking about maybe expanding from just being great leader, to also becoming a recognized expert through through publishing and writing. What are the first steps to take?
[31:32] – Once you have understood this framework, is there a sequence in these three steps, three areas? Is this something that needs to happen at the same time?  Are they self-sustaining with each other?
[33:39] – What are your hobbies or interests outside of your work? And is the one particularly that maybe has also helped you with your work?
[35:19] – What are the business jargon / expressions that drive you crazy?
[36:09] – Food for the body or food for the soul

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