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May 17, 2024

In this episode Judith Germain speaks to Nik Kinley about how to rewrite our Leadership Code. Nik outlines strategies for leaders to identify their underlying tendencies, understand where they come from, and consciously work to interrupt or replace unhelpful patterns with new, more purposeful behaviours. He emphasises that this is an ongoing process, not a quick fix, and requires self-awareness and a willingness to make changes.

Key Takeaways

In this conversation Nik delves deeper into how childhood experiences, both positive and negative, can shape a leader's tendencies and behaviors. He provides examples of how early exposure to things like conflict resolution, authority figures, and emotional expression can become ingrained patterns that leaders fall back on, even subconsciously.

Nik Kinley is a consultant, coach and author.

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


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