Episode #190: High-Stakes Leadership with Constance Dierickx

Leading through Crisis with Courage, Judgement, and Fortitude

Prior to interviewing her for this episode, I’d never interacted with Constance Dierickx before.

I learned during our time together that, not only is she a master of her craft, she’s also a hoot! That’s right. I don’t remember the last time I laughed during an interview as much as I did this one.

Constance Dierickx

I’ve no doubt Constance it quite jovial most of the time, but I wouldn’t be surprised if her humor and relaxed nature was aided by the view she enjoyed as we chatted (more on that inside the episode).

She’s also straightforward and direct. And in this interview, she shows us why successful leaders are those who are experts in their ability to lead effectively in times of dramatic change and great risk.

Her three-part model illuminates the need for Courage, Judgement, and Fortitude when making tough decisions, taking an unpopular stance, or ignoring convention.

Her latest is a book called High-Stakes Leadership: Leading Through Crisis with Courage, Judgement, and Fortitude.

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In today’s episode, I ask Constance about:

  • The three key components of high-stakes leaders
  • Pragmatic ways we can gain valuable insights into the people that we’re leading
  • CEOs who are themselves great examples of effective high-stakes leaders
  • …and plenty more!

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Constance‘s Latest Book

You can order High-Stakes Leadership: Leading Through Crisis with Courage, Judgement, and Fortitude right now!

Constance in Action

Books Constance Recommends

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol s. Dweck

Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Check Out These Resources Mentioned

Grab a copy of Constance’s book.

Find out more about hiring Constance to speak to your group or to consult with your organization.

Connect with Constance on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Check out the podcast Jeff mentioned from Tom Heffner called Next Year Now.

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