In this episode we look back at the start of the podcast and present an anthology of leadership lessons from the first four guests: Raj Kapoor, Katarin Dyer, Rishad Tobaccowala and Dave Edelman.

They talk about how they formed their own leadership style, what makes a great leader and how to build and run successful teams.


[spp-timestamp time="00:53"] – Rewinding the best of episodes focusing on leadership traits

[spp-timestamp time="01:01"] – Raj Kapoor, former Chief Strategy Officer at Lyft, shares how his leadership style has evolved throughout his career.

[spp-timestamp time="03:04"] – Raj shares how failure helped him learn to step out of his ego for the greater good and more success.

[spp-timestamp time="07:08"] – How Raj learned to reinvent himself as a leader, becoming a coach instead of a driver.

[spp-timestamp time="08:15"] – Raj’s top tips for becoming a more impactful leader.

[spp-timestamp time="10:09"] – Kathy Dyer shares the two biggest leadership lessons she learned while working with CARE.

[spp-timestamp time="12:12"] – Kathy shares an interesting story of how a team member depicted her leadership style using a boat analogy.

[spp-timestamp time="13:47"] – Kathy shares why she believes multidimensional leaders are more effective.

[spp-timestamp time="14:58"] – The mistake Kathy has seen other leaders make when working with teams.

[spp-timestamp time="17:13"] – Kathy shares her top three leadership tips and why letting things go for better outcomes is vital.

[spp-timestamp time="20:00"] – Why it’s important to open ourselves up to new ideas in order to find the ‘better way’ to do things in this day and age.

[spp-timestamp time="20:23"] – Introducing Rishad Tobaccowala, one of the leading thinkers in the world of marketing and advertising.

[spp-timestamp time="21:13"] – Rishad shares the five characteristics of a good leader.

[spp-timestamp time="23:57"] – Rishad describes the characteristics of the bad bosses: the narcissist, the micromanaging fiddler, the Oscar contender, and the double-crossing assassin.

[spp-timestamp time="25:44"] – Why good teams are like winning sports teams.

[spp-timestamp time="26:43"] – How Rishad creates a culture of safety and freedom for his teams.

[spp-timestamp time="27:29"] – How to empower any team.

[spp-timestamp time="30:31"] – Dave Edelman shares the two things that helped him advance into his leadership role.

[spp-timestamp time="33:10"] – Dave shares how his role at Digitas pushed him to engage with a broader scope of talent on a higher level.

[spp-timestamp time="36:43"] – Dave shares why asking questions is the key to creating a more cohesive team.

[spp-timestamp time="39:47"] – Dave shares what he looks for in a good leader.

[spp-timestamp time="41:32"] – A good leader must be both in the moment and two steps ahead of the curve at all times.

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