Being a Leader is Hard
Being a leader—especially a new leader—has never been easy. Now, it’s harder than ever. Why? (Episode 4)
Leadership 480 Podcast - Episode 4 - Mark Busine
Being a leader—especially a new leader—has never been easy. Now, it’s harder than ever. Why?
In this episode, Leadership expert Mark Busine explains the sobering reality of becoming a leader. He also discusses research showing that it’s not leaders’ fault. One of the biggest reasons leadership is hard is because leaders aren’t prepared for everyday challenges.
Join the conversation on Twitter! Use #Leadership480 to answer what your most impactful moment as a leader has been and what you’ve learned from it.
02:55 – Being a leader has always been hard, but it's much more difficult now. Why is that?
05:56 Companies spend a fortune on leadership development, but do leaders feel more prepared after going through these programs and courses?
09:09 To what extent do leaders struggle because they aren't really cut out to be leaders?
12:22 One of Mark’s biggest leadership challenges? Understanding cultural differences.
15:58 What can struggling leaders do to improve their situation?
18:13 Why is it important to get your manager involved if you feel like you’re struggling? Isn’t that admitting that you’re not doing your job?
24:10 Mark's moment of leadership that had impact on his life.
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