What makes employees confidently follow a leader in business? How does a company give their customers an amazing experience that is truly a reflection of their core values and what their business is all about? It comes down to Inspirational Leadership.
What does it mean to be an inspirational leader?
“In my eyes, inspirational leadership comes from the heart. It comes from the deep down need to want to do better… In our gut, I truly believe that most people know the right decisions to make and they know the right actions. But we second guess ourselves.” ~ Brandon Schaefer
Host Mary McCarthy talks to Brandon Schaefer, the Owner and Founder of Companeur. That’s short for company of entrepreneurs. Companeur does business consulting for entrepreneurs, CEOs, and startup founders.
Inspirational leadership is about embracing who you are and showing people the real you. It’s about being authentic.
“I think sometimes we are trying so hard to be this perfect boss or perfect leader, that we don’t always let people see that we also can make mistakes, and sometimes we don’t always go in the right direction. We’re human.” ~ Mary McCarthy
What You Will Learn In This 15-Minute Podcast:
- What is inspirational leadership?
- The ways you can be an inspirational leader.
- How inspirational leadership not only inspires your employees, but also your customers.
- The benefits of becoming an inspirational leader.
Additional details from this podcast:
Brandon wrote an eBook with a chapter on Inspirational Leadership. It details 42 skills to implement in your daily life.
Mary’s 4 favorite traits of an inspirational leader:
- Be personable and let your guard down
- Embrace change
- Learn from setbacks
- Be an instigator for change
“It took me years to realize who I am is my biggest advantage. That is me. And that is what people want to know.” ~ Brandon Schaefer
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About our guest Brandon Schaefer:
- Founder and CEO, Companeur
- Brandon’s ebook chapter on Inspirational Leadership
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About our Host Mary McCarthy
- Host, The Successful Micropreneur Podcast
- CEO, YMT Consultants
- Co-Founder of the Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc.
Mary McCarthy is the President of YMT Consultants, an entrepreneurial consulting and training firm in the Columbus, Ohio area. It focuses on one-on-one work with microbusiness owners (businesses with 20 or fewer employees, including the solopreneur), assisting them to monetize and create systems for their small businesses.