#82: CREATING LEADERS: Rebel Leaders: Why Being Non-Traditional Works Best

NEW SERIES premiering soon on Finding the Upside! We are working on our brand new series “Creating Leaders” where I will be interviewing those that are shaping the next wave of leaders.  It’s a task that those who are called to this purpose thrive at, redefining how people lead, and changing the old model of leadership that is flawed.  As a precursor to our first episode premiering in a few weeks, here is an early episode where I discuss how to apply a non-traditional leadership style with Sam Manon! 

On today’s episode of Finding the Upside, I am talking with Sam Manon about why being a Rebel Leader and breaking away from traditional leadership is most effective.  I have always upheld a “doing it different” approach to leadership because I found that it worked better.  And this was not the norm and counter to “corporate think” so it proved tricky at times to operate that way.  Sam and I have shared a close friendship spanning over 30 years, and co-led together in senior management at my last corporate position. In this episode, we discuss our unique approach to leadership during a time when traditional leadership styles were the norm. Join us as we dive into our personal experiences and recount the challenges we faced while applying a non-traditional leadership style to show how being a Rebel Leader is the new norm.  Listen now!                                                                                                                     

Here’s a quick look at today’s episode…

  • [9:37]   Real-life story: How to get an employee’s to see eye-to-eye after a disagreement
  • [12:53] Why perception is reality and how to manage the optics of a situation
  • [27:34] View on how leadership has changed over the years
  • [38:25] The most difficult decision she has ever had to made as a leader
  • [55:21] Advice for those who want to lead their team in a non-traditional way 

Episode Show Notes 

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