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Dan Rockwell is a leadership coach, speaker, and author of the popular daily leadership blog Leadership Freak. After reaching a personal and professional turning point, he realized he wanted to share his leadership journey, and he's been blogging daily ever since. In this interview, Dan shares how he began his journey, the insights he's gleaned speaking with some of the world's top CEOs and industry leaders, and smart strategies for developing your own leadership presence. Learn how to stop and reevaluate strategies that aren't working, be a leader and an introvert, build relationships, nurture others, and respond to a failure in a way that makes you a better mentor.
Hi, I'm Jeff Leighton, and today I'm with Dan Rockwell, who you might know as the speaker, coach, and writer of the popular blog Leadership Freak. And today we're going to talk about leadership. So, Dan, tell me a little bit about your personal journey with leadership. How did you get started? >> Well, I got started early on, but really, I've never been very good at it, and that's why I started getting passionate about it. I started realizing, I, I, I c-, I could be so much better. I had a midlife crisis, one of several, and I said to myself, you have more in you.
You've disappointed yourself, and those are painful thoughts. Those are painful conversations, and emerging from that was a renewed passion to have greater impact. And that's where Leadership Free came from, and the writing, and you know, the stuff that has had, the speaking and those types of things that have happened since.
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