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Pulling Back the Curtain – YOUR Favorites from “The Confident Leader” (#107)

The Confident Leader

We write “The Confident Leader” to provide you, our reader, with tangible tools to help you lead differently. We’ve received countless responses over the past two years, and this week we are pulling back the curtain. You will hear from three leaders who have applied what they learned and are accomplishing incredible things. This one goes out to YOU. So keep reading and applying. Not for our sake, but for you and your team. 

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
— John F. Kennedy

This Week’s Edition

Over the past two years, we’ve received many encouraging responses to the Confident Leader. In this week’s edition, we’ve chosen to highlight three of these responses. 

Your fellow leaders are choosing the path of good leadership. We hope you enjoy their stories!

Leadership Identity Crisis: What Value Do You Bring? (#92)

CEO, Retail Organization

Although 2021 was a record-breaking year for our business, we saw a two month decline in the Spring of 2022 that was concerning. While on a team trip celebrating 2021’s top performers, I called an extra meeting to address the recent decline. Because I read Leadership Identity Crisis: What Value Do You Bring? (#92) the weekend prior, I decided to remind my top performers of their identity before addressing the missed revenue numbers. By changing my approach, each leader was able to walk out of the room chomping at the bit to turn things around. 

Do you want to know the best part? I didn’t have to tell them who they were. They told themselves. All I did was remind them of who they were in the pandemic, and this gave them the confidence to win again.


Eliminating the Sting of Constructive Feedback (#97)

VP, Financial Services Firm

As a natural people-pleaser and self-critic, providing coworkers with feedback is difficult for me. After reading, Eliminating the Sting of Constructive Feedback (#97) my perspective of feedback was transformed. This newsletter gave me permission to be imperfect. I now focus my feedback on the correction, and don’t spend as much time worrying about the mistake. 

I now enter these feedback conversations with confidence. This situation that was once caused stress has been made simple.


Too Many Choices. I Can’t Commit (#29)

Small Business Owner

2020 was a struggle! On top of COVID craziness, I had some health issues that kept me from getting things done. After reading Too Many Choices. I Can’t Commit. (#29), I realized that I had to take back my time by establishing priorities and setting plans. This change in thinking helped me keep my business above water, all while managing my health. I am now back to full strength and am using the skills I learned to grow my business! 

Boost Your Performance

We equip successful leaders when the stakes are high to win again and build businesses that matter. Part of the reason our team creates this newsletter is to support your leadership for the coming week and to be a resource for your journey to impact others. Thank you for being a part of this community of amazing leaders. 

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Don’t let doubt count you out. Have a confident week!

Robin Pou, Chief Advisor and Strategist

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What is “The Confident Leader”?

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, I began a video series called “Panic or Plan?” It was designed to equip leaders to navigate the doubt they experienced and to rise in the confidence they needed to lead during turbulent times. It took off. I then started this newsletter to equip leaders in the same fashion each week for the doubt that crashes across the bow of their leaderSHIP.

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