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Susan Power: Diamonds Are Rocks Under Pressure For A Long Time

Episode 96

About Susan Power: Susan is the Founder & CEO of PowerUp Leadership, a boutique consulting advisory and leadership coaching firm based in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. PowerUp  Leadership focuses on creating inspiring workplaces  The firm specializes in building leadership capability for Executive Leaders.  Most of her  clients are in the technology industry, professional services, and healthcare


In this episode, Jordan and Susan Power discuss:

  • How people communicate in both direct and indirect cultures.

  • Roles coaches play at the highest levels that are usually not discussed

  • Helping teams work together more effectively 

  • Aspects of effective leadership

Key Takeaways

  • Effective leadership requires balancing a polarity: Respect and support on one side. Challenge and accountability on the other.

  • The top coaches act as a “thought partner” with their executive clients. They provide alternative perceptions and interpretations to help their clients reach decisions. This is not usually included as something that is part of coaching. 

  • Teams are able to work more effectively if each member is encouraged and willing to communicate their strengths and weaknesses.  

  • To encourage honesty, ask each team member to voice their level of belief in a decision and then address any doubts or concerns that arise. 

  • Prioritizing respect and humility is the key to effective leadership. Being merely “nice” isn’t going to help anybody in the long run. 

“To be an entrepreneur, you have to be very intentional, that continue to surround yourself with top talent and smart people and smart clients.” —  Susan Power

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Jordan Goldrich

Your host, Jordan Goldrich, grew up in a loud New York family and once lost an executive position because of his style. He is co-author of the Amazon Best Seller, Workplace Warrior®: People Skills For The No-Bulls**t Executive, Chief Operations Officer, Master Corporate Executive Coach, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. His guests are part of his international network of Workplace Warrior® executives, master corporate executive coaches, and thought leaders. Each guest will engage you in conversation about their successes, mistakes, and solutions. You will get strategies for being completely authentic, while you fulfill your commitment to your organization, build positive relationships, and take performance to an even higher level.

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