34. Blake Woolsey on What It Takes to Be an Authentic Leader


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Authenticity in communication is very important for leaders who represent a brand or a team.

As much as you want to write a script and as much as you rehearse, at some point you have to be able to put the script down and speak authentically.

On this episode, I got to talk about this month’s theme of authenticity with Blake Woolsey, President of Blake Communications, Inc..

What we talked about:

  • Giving a speech vs. telling a story
  • Understanding 1) who you are, 2) other people, and 3) how others perceive you
  • Asking for and receiving feedback and assessment
  • Delivering bad news and dealing with a PR disaster

Checkout these resources we mentioned during the podcast:

  • Leadercast Women XNA
  • All. the. Assessments. — Harrison, Birkman, Myers-Brigg, Hogan, DiSC, StrengthsFinder, Enneagram

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