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Funny title for a serious subject. You see, people get thrust into roles as supervisors and managers but seldom think about what it means to be a leader. You ‘think’ you are a leader because, by title, you have people reporting to you. There is, however, a massive difference between sitting in a seat of authority and being a Leader.
The power of the position alone will not make you a leader. No, becoming a leader takes intentional effort, training, and experience. Many managers spend their whole careers directing and instructing their people to perform, yet never reach leadership status.
Listen as I discuss this unique revelation with my guest, Scott DeLong. Scott built several businesses before realizing he was not yet a leader. He was an owner/operator but not a leader. Listen as Scott shares his leadership framework and shows you ways you can achieve leadership results.
Scott De Long is a lifelong learner as well as an educator. In his quest for knowledge, he completed an Executive Leadership program at the prestigious Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley at 45. This experience led him to Chapman University, where he earned a master’s degree in Leadership Development. In addition, he recently earned his Doctorate at age 60, also from Chapman University, in Education with an emphasis on Leadership Studies from the Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies.
His educational background allowed him to become an adjunct professor at Chapman University, where he taught courses in two different colleges on campus. In the school of Communication, he taught small group communication and business and professional communication. In the Business school, he taught Intro to Entrepreneurism.
Scott grew up as an entrepreneur. He has successfully bootstrapped and exited three previous companies. His fourth, Lead 2 Goals, is dedicated to helping organizations realize their goals through thoughtful implementation of their mission, vision, and core values.
Scott’s presence and ability to lead small group communication allows him to disarm the greatest of egos. His methods are set up to create an environment of respect, which in turn leads to the building of trust. These constructs aid in creating better relationships leading to more substantial teams.
His own aspirational goals include greater Humility, Empathy, and Vulnerability.
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