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Everyday Leadership Lessons from Award-Winning TED Speaker Drew Dudley

Drew Dudley is the Founder and Chief Catalyst of Day One Leadership, and he has spent the last 15 years helping individuals and organizations increase their leadership capacity.

Prior to founding Day One, Drew spent 8 years as the Director of one of Canada’s largest leadership development programs at the University of Toronto and served as National Chair of Canada’s largest post-secondary charity, which mobilized 35,000 volunteers annually to support the work of Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

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Everyday Leadership Lessons from Award-Winning TED Speaker Drew Dudley

Time stamped show notes:

[01:41] Drew chased the wrong things for most of his youth.

[04:52] Failures set up challenges. As you face challenge after challenge, each successive one does not seem so scary.

[05:22] There is something powerful about the scars that you carry around because you can look at them and remind yourself you’ve beaten every challenge.

[06:10] He managed to have this kind of exciting ride that brought him to a place where he could be happy with his life and career.

[12:13] When you don't know what to do in a business situation, ask yourself: what would the other person want me to be during this situation?

[17:38] Money is not an indication that you are doing things right.

[18:34] If you make bad choices, do not panic. You have plenty of time to make a bunch of good ones.

[27:20] Happiness is not possible without forgiveness. Most of your life, the number one thing you can do that will instantly make your life better is to forgive.

[28:35] Leaders don’t care about winning; they care about succeeding. The only way to succeed is to let go of the idea of winning, and not forgiving is always about winning.

[32:30] Leadership comes from consistency above anything else. A lot of things we chase in goals are byproducts of our daily behaviors.

[36:30] Compounding is the biggest and powerful force in the universe.  

[49:56] Leadership removes fear to help people succeed and politics adds fear to win.

Three key points

  1. Failure creates scars. There is something powerful about the scars that you carry around because you can look at them and remind yourself you’ve beaten every challenge.
  2. Identify core values that thrive you.
  3. Leadership removes fear to help people succeed.

Resources mentioned:

www.drewdudley.com