Episode 50 | From Dictator to Mentor: The New Era of Compassionate Leadership

In this episode, Scott De Long and Devin delve into the profound realms of leadership dynamics, personal transformation, and the essence of principled leadership. They engage in an enlightening discussion about the intricacies of inspiring versus motivating, the power of humility, empathy, vulnerability, and how these principles can radically transform personal and professional lives.

Scott De Long, a seasoned leadership coach with a rich background in nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit, shares his journey from recognizing the superficial aspects of traditional leadership to embracing a more profound, principled approach. His experiences, from a pivotal dream to engaging with diverse groups like the Entrepreneur Organization and Al-Anon meetings, have shaped his unique perspective on leadership.

Scott’s transformation led him to author the insightful book “I Thought I Was a Leader,” where he explores the realization that true leadership isn’t about commanding control but about inspiring and guiding others through humility, empathy, and vulnerability.

The conversation further explores Scott’s personal anecdotes and realizations, shedding light on the stark contrast between conventional leadership styles and the nuanced, principled approach he advocates. This episode is a treasure trove for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of leadership, seek personal growth, or navigate the challenges of leading with authenticity and compassion.

To find more from Scott De Long, you can visit his website and follow him on social media platforms where he shares valuable insights and experiences from his journey as a leadership coach. 

Scott on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scottdelongphd 

Website: Lead to Goals Ltd

Email: Scott@lead2goals.com 

Book on Amazon: “I Thought I Was a Leader”

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