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Julie Lee – The Connected Leader


Episode Overview:

The idea that prestige is what people want most from a job is outdated. The priority has become what they need, which is a positive work culture where they feel seen, appreciated, and trusted. 

How do we become the kind of leader that can foster this kind of authenticity? How can we target specific skills that foster connection? How can we create trust by modeling how to be a genuine team player? How can we understand what matters most to our people?

When we do, we can expect innovative ideas and top performance to be at an all-time high as our people thrive in a workplace where they know they belong. To help us understand how to become a connected leader is my guest, Julie Lee.

Guest Bio: 

Julie Lee is not a typical keynote speaker. Her personal experiences with human connection changed the trajectory of her life, ignited the passion behind her I See You mission, and made her into a powerful advocate of connected leadership. Through research and stories that are both vulnerable and inspiring, Julie delivers the wholehearted message that connection has the ability to up-level -even transform- work culture; a relevant message that is right on time.

Julie Lee is the author of I See You; How Compassion and Connection Save Lives and the children’s book, Broccolipunzle; A Girl with Extraordinary Hair. With over 100 episodes on her podcast I See You, she empowers thousands of listeners to succeed in relationships by embracing human connection.

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Insight Gold Timestamps:

04:58 People that are high in social connection are less likely to struggle

07:38 I see you, I appreciate you and I trust you

08:11 How am I making sure my employees feel seen

10:15 They’re going to want to follow you anywhere

15:44 Share the falling down and the getting up 

18:00 Fostering connection through high definition thinking

19:09 Sometimes we look at people in black and white

20:56 Moving closer to their story almost always leads to greater compassion

25:59 How do we build a culture that’s a good, thriving work environment

26:22 Probably the greatest leader I ever knew

29:53 I have learned some of these principles from very deep, hard suffering

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About the Host, Michael

Michael Vickers inspires enduring success, redefining the possible for today’s sales professionals, leaders, and managers. Whatever the sales or business opportunity, Michael will greatly enhance your odds of success. Every person who has an idea to promote, an employee to motivate, or a deal to negotiate, will attain a new level of success after an event with Michael.

Michael is also the best-selling author of Becoming Preferred: How to Outsell Your Competition, and Dance of the Rainmaker: Creating Authentic Differentiation in Today's Competitive Marketplace, where he shares his secrets to achieving the very highest level of sales mastery.

Whatever the result you’re striving for, if it involves influencing others or achieving success through others, Michael will build your confidence and accelerate your performance.

Michael is the Executive Director of Summit Learning Systems, a company that offers customized in-house training programs to many of today’s leading companies. He teaches thousands of business professionals throughout North America the skills required to achieve optimum performance.

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