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May 22, 2023

In this episode Judith Germain speaks to Myles Downey about enabling authority and autonomy in dynamic teams, across the challenge of work from home and remote work. 

Judith suggested that the first act of leadership is leading yourself, and Myles added that in order to do that, one must have a sense of their own authority. They discussed how to help people think through their own leadership and how to approach each individual in the team as an individual.

Myles Downey and Judith Germain discussed the importance of understanding the context of the team, leading with purpose, managing with clarity, and coaching with inquiry in order to build autonomy and self-confidence. They also discussed the importance of personalising leadership and creating a team environment with trust and cohesion in order to enable remote working.

Myles Downey and Judith Germain discussed the importance of understanding one's identity, developing resilience and motivation, and building a mindset for success in order to reach one's potential and be part of a team. They also discussed the importance of willful independence in order to reach interdependence.

This is a fun conversation on how to enable genius to be great.

You can find out more about our guest and today's episode in this Maverick Paradox Magazine article here.

 Myles Downey is a thought leader and entrepreneur in the world of performance, learning and coaching. He is a respected author with three Amazon best sellers.


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