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Episode 404 - Debbie Collard. The Making of a World-Class Organization

Ep. 404

Understanding their values and living in unity with them is one of the smartest moves a leader can make. That will help them identify those values in others with ease and get clarity on why they do what they do.  

 

Leading groups of like-minded people who share core values create the perfect environment for every leader to stay motivated and ask themselves the same question: what does my best look like?

 

In this episode, I'm joined by the Executive Coach, Speaker, Author, and Leadership Development Expert, Debbie Collard, to talk about excellence in leadership, personal growth, and self-awareness. The oldest of five children born in rural poverty, Debbie had to figure out her path to getting a college education since her parents couldn't afford to pay for it. She figured a military career would open a few doors, so she joined the Air Force. Fast forward many years, Debbie built an astonishing leadership career at Boeing for over 30 years, and after "graduating" from it (retirement), she knew she had more to give, so she started Season Leadership alongside her partner, Susan Ireland.


Throughout this episode, you'll hear about Debbie's fantastic story of resilience, personal growth, and almost obsessive pursuit of excellence throughout her professional life. Debbie shares her thoughts on what becoming her best version means, how accepting jobs no one wanted to take helped her, and what kept her motivated to constantly improve herself throughout her career.

 

Additionally, you'll learn how to achieve excellence in leadership, Debbie's top leadership tips, what inspired her to write her book "The Making of a World-Class Organization," and much more.


Tune in to Episode 404 and learn how to reach excellence in leadership and transform yours into a world-class organization.  

 

Some Questions I Ask: 

Please tell us, what does becoming your best look like to you? (5:00) 

What are some of the most important things that make a world-class organization? (13:30) 

 

In This Episode, You Will Learn: 

A bit about Debbie's upbringing and background (3:20) 

Challenges are opportunities to shine (8:20) 

How to reach excellence in leadership (18:00) 

Two things every leader should focus on (20:50) 

 

Resources: 

Book: Debbie Collard, David Spong - The Making of a World-Class Organization 

 

Connect with Debbie: 

Website 

LinkedIn 

 

Becoming Your Best Resources: 

Becoming Your Best Website

Becoming Your Best Library

Book: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders 

Book: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your Performance

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