Episode #154: How to Find Success and Significance as a Leader

With Elise Mitchell

Today’s guest has had success at just about every turn. Lucky for you and me, she’s chosen to share all she’s learned over the years in a brand new book. 

Her name is Elise Mitchell. And though you may not have heard of her, she’s on a first name basis with Walmart, Procter & Gamble, Hilton Worldwide, Kraft, and numerous others.

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This new book, her first, is called Leading Through the Turn: How a Journey Mindset Can Help Leaders Find Success and Significance.

Whether you’re just stepping into leadership, an accomplished leader seeking something more, or simply stalled along the way, this book’s practical approach to modern leadership will help you navigate the turns and detours on your own journey.

I believe you’ll be changed by it. That’s why it’s being featured in Episode #154.

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In today’s episode, Elise and I discuss:

  • The evolution of her leadership thinking and style over the last 2 decades
  • How she tackles and, ultimately, overcomes her fears
  • Some of the most important lessons she’s learned for building effective teams and developing the kind of culture that attracts the best people
  • …and a lot more!  

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Elise’s Latest Book

You can order your copy of Leading Through the Turn: How a Journey Mindset Can Help Leaders Find Success and Significance right now.

Elise Mitchell in Action

Books Elise Recommends

The Trusted Advisor by David H. Maister

The books of John Maxwell

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant

Elise’s Resources

The best place to find out more about Elise is at her website.

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  • Esther Buchsbaum

    How would you characterize your leadership style?

    • Hi Esther. Are you asking this question of me? If so, I’d say that I’ve long been a believer in a combination of styles and that too much of any one style is a mistake.

      I ebb and flow from a coaching, to affiliative, to democratic style and back again, depending on the circumstances (i.e. the needs of the individual, the team, and the organization) at the time.