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  • feedwordpress 13:25:21 on 2017/05/31 Permalink
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    Care About Your Business with Lolly Daskal 

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    What is true leadership all about? Does it mean you’re just calling the shots and making all the decisions, or it is something much more important and meaningful? Our guest today has the answer.

    I’m honored to share my interview with Lolly Daskal, someone I have been following for years. Lolly is one of the most highly regarded thought leaders in business today. She has enthused audiences around the world with her innovative perspective and challenges of conventional wisdom. I love her ability to be honest and thought-provoking, and she brings those qualities to our interview. Today Lolly and I will discuss some great ideas to increase employee engagement and create a more desirable workplace. You will instantly grow your leadership after hearing our practical advice for creating an enhanced workplace culture.

    Lolly’s bio: Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans fourteen countries, six languages and hundreds of companies.  As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world. Based on a mix of modern philosophy, science, and nearly thirty years coaching top executives, Lolly’s perspective on leadership continues to break new ground and produce exceptional results.

    Of her many awards and accolades, Lolly Daskal was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Experts by Inc. magazine. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and others.  Her newest book is titled, The Leadership Gap.
    You’ll discover:

    • The simplest and most important way to show appreciation to an employee.
    • A fascinating story detailing how Lolly established a yoga center at a business, and the impact it had on team members.
    • The importance of celebrating continually, not just at the end of a project.
    • How distractions can help you be more focused and creative.
    • Why titles don’t have anything to do with leadership.
    • Why leaders must be truth-tellers.
    • If we give ourselves time to connect, we find we have so much in common.

    Interview Links & Other Resources

    The Leadership Gap by Lolly Daskal
    Follow Lolly on Twitter
    Businesses That Care on C-Suite Radio
    iTunes – Subscribe, Rate and Review





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  • feedwordpress 11:19:49 on 2017/05/24 Permalink
    Tags: , Chris Spurvey, , , Podcast, Selling   

    Overcoming Your Leadership Gap 

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    Today my special guest is Lolly Daskal, author of The Leadership Gap.

    Lolly is the founder of Lead from Within, a successful leadership firm that offers custom-made programs in leadership and organizational development. She is a leadership coach, speaker and has written for a handful of online publications, including Fast Company, Huffington Post and Psychology Today.

    We talked about her story, how she found her uniqueness, her own gifts and strengths, how she broke through limiting beliefs from her childhood, her take on sales, and a whole lot more.

    We really enjoyed our conversation that we actually have decided to record a follow-up episode, so be sure to click the subscribe button below!


    On building a personal brand

    “People that help others become thought leaders sometimes don’t think of themselves as a brand.”

    “It wasn’t until somebody asked me, ‘Who are you, Lolly, in the world?’ that I realized that I might be too much behind the scenes and not so much as a brand.

    Then I created a website. I was like, ‘What am I going to put on my website?’

    Then I started to tweet about thing that were happening with my clients, but what should I say about my clients? So I was in this what’s called an abyss. I wasn’t sure how do I take what I do and create a brand from it.”

    “I had to find what was different about me, what made me successful, and create the brand from there. That’s how it started, but I never knew I had to do that.”

    The nonlinear journey to success

    “I got kicked out of a lot of boardrooms. I didn’t get booked that often; I had to go to Europe to spread the message there about heart-based leadership and leading from within. It didn’t matter how many people were in your organization that everybody was a leader and everybody can have a say and that’s how you not only survive, but thrive.

    …It wasn’t until people saw the results that people started to trust it. It’s not so much about how I come into an organization; it’s how I leave an organization that matters.

    If they make money, if I can take them to the next level, if I can keep their employees engaged in a high level, that’s a win-win situation for them. How I get them there, at this point, they didn’t even care.”

    Leading from within

    “My unique thing is that lead from within; that every single person, no matter what position they’re in, no matter what business they have, they are a leader. If you’re influencing someone and you’re impacting someone, I believe you are a leader in your life. And that message was something very unique to what I was saying.”

    “Lead from within is a very interesting concept because if I tell you that you can be the leader in any situation that you choose to be, listen to the words I used – choose to be. That means leadership is within you, but we don’t always choose it.

    I found that people didn’t know what to choose. It’s one thing to tell someone you’re a leader; it’s another thing to know how to show up.”

    Removing limiting beliefs that hold you back

    “As a psychologist and a student of philosophy, what I have learned is that we are not born with limiting beliefs. We come in thinking we could do anything. If you ever look at a really young child, they do the most miraculous things because they don’t think anything is going to stop them, so they take risks, they walk into walls, they eat dirt – they do everything, right?

    And you’re like, “What are you doing?”

    There’s nothing telling them they can’t do it and it’s a NO.”

    “We know who we are. But what I find is, those negative messages that we have now internalized and we keep projecting all the time, that if we don’t own it, it owns us.”

    “Ask yourself, “Is that really true?” Because if it’s not, it’s time to get rid of it, because otherwise, it owns you. “

    Lolly’s view on sales

    I believe sales is human-to-human connection; I don’t think of it as sales. I don’t think of I am going to sell you something. What I’m going to do is I’m going to bring you something that will impact your life for the better.


    Connect with Lolly Daskal on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Visit Lolly’s website https://www.lollydaskal.com/ and https://www.theleadershipgapbook.com/

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  • feedwordpress 11:40:59 on 2017/05/18 Permalink
    Tags: John O'Leary, , Live Inspired, , Podcast   

    Finding Home: Leading From Within 

    “I grew up in New York, in a small place…”

    Lolly Daskal grew up in Brooklyn, NY. One of the biggest most metropolitan cities in the world, and yet to Lolly “it felt like a very small place.” Her life existed within a few city blocks and her community only spoke Yiddish, German and Hungarian. Her family was very religious and she was expected to be married and begin having children by 16.

    Lolly grew up very inquisitive, which was not supported in an environment where you were expected to just keep things “they way they are.” When she first moved out of the community, she discovered the power of books and believed for the first time: “Wow!” I can ask any question, do anything, be anyone!”

    For the first time – her world felt expansive. While she felt she no longer had a home, she found “sometimes you have to get lost to be found.”

    Lolly has been an insatiable student of books, the world and human behavior since. Today, she is a highly-sought business coach and author and her mission is to teach others how to “lead from within.”
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    Lolly has read a book a day for 20+ years and attributes much of her success in business to this.
    Self discovery isn’t easy. You feel like you’re on a wheel and you’re not sure you are ever going to get out; if it is ever going to get better.

    “A game changer for me was reading what Joseph Campbell wrote: ‘In your abyss lies your treasures.’ We have ideas of what we want to be, but life doesn’t unfold that way. If I can remember this quote, than I am okay.”

    Her book The Leadership Gap was published this month and shares her rethink system, or 7 leadership archetypes that she’s used with 1,000+ clients.

    Example: “R” is for rebel; someone who wants to make an impact in the world, but they need confidence to do it.

    The gap is when you don’t have confidence. How do you get confidence? You identify your capabilities and competencies. You get to choose, are you going to be a rebel and choose confidence or imposter and feel inadequate/undeserving?

    We all have self doubt because we measure ourselves by everyone else and end up feeling less worthy. Negative internal dialogue is very prominent.

    Ways to overcome imposter syndrome (aka feeling undeserving):
    At night, think about all the things you did well that day. This will help even out negative messages + change your inner dialogue.

    Ask yourself: What did I do today that I can do even better tomorrow? Don’t measure against someone else, measure against yourself


    1. What is the best book you’ve ever read? Man’s search for meaning, by Victor Frankl she rereads it every year on her birthday. Keeps her grounded in what’s important.

    2. Tomorrow you discover your wealthy uncle shockingly dies at the age of 103; leaving you millions. What would you do? Get every single homeless person off the street.

    3. Your house is on fire, all living things and people are out. You have the opportunity to run in and grab one item. What would it be? 100s of pictures from when my kids were younger.

    4. You are sitting on a bench overlooking a gorgeous beach. You have the opportunity to have a long conversation with anyone living or dead. Who would it be? Victor Frankl, Joseph Campbell,and Carl Gustav Jung.

    5. What is the best advice you’ve ever received? When you are no longer able to change the situation, you will always be challenge to change yourself. – Frankl — it will teach you be flexible to change and challenge yourself, to find something with in you that can be different. cointinusly grow, learn, change and stay agile.

    6. Looking back, what advice would you give yourself at age 20? Let go of perfect.

    7. It’s been said that all great people can have their lives summed up in one sentence. How do you want yours to read? Lolly saw greatness in everyone she met.

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  • feedwordpress 18:41:25 on 2017/05/17 Permalink
    Tags: David Shriner Cahn, , , Podcast, Smashing Plateau,   

    Lolly Daskal On Leadership And Greatness 


    Lolly Daskal is one of the most in-demand executive leadership coaches in the world. As the CEO of Lead From Within, Lolly has helped hundreds of leaders achieve greatness, and her insights into leadership have been featured in everything from The Huffington Post to Fast Company to Psychology Today.

    In today’s episode, Lolly uncovers what really prevents leaders from achieving their goals, and reveals the best strategies for smashing through any obstacle. She also shares some of her biggest success stories, explores why vulnerabilities strengthen the organization as a whole, and much more.

    Topics include:

    • The seven archetypes (and how to leverage them)
    • How fear plays a big role in driving leaders in organizations
    • The imposter syndrome (and how to overcome it)
    • The real benefits of one-on-one coaching

    Lolly Daskal’s extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world. Based on a mix of modern philosophy, science, and nearly thirty years coaching top executives, Lolly’s perspective on leadership continues to break new ground and produce exceptional results. Of her many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine, and The Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc., Fast Company (Ask The Expert), The Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, among others. Lolly’s proprietary insights are the subject of her new book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness, which is available for pre-order.

    Learn more about Lolly at lollydaskal.com, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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  • feedwordpress 18:25:12 on 2017/05/17 Permalink
    Tags: , Leadership Biz Cafe, , Podcast, Tanveer Naseer,   

    What’s Stopping Leaders From Achieving Greatness 


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    As leaders, how aware are we of the obstacles we create for ourselves that impede our ability to achieve our own form of greatness? That’s the question that served as the basis of my conversation with my fellow leadership expert and friend, Lolly Daskal.

    Lolly is the president and CEO of Lead From Within, a global consultancy that specializes in leadership and entrepreneurial development.

    Lolly is also a prolific writer, not only creating regular content for her award-winning leadership blog, but she also writes a column for Inc.com and Psychology Today, as well as having her work appear in the Harvard Business Review and Fast Company. Although she’s the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, the one that probably best describes Lolly is something The Huffington Post once wrote about her, calling her “The Most Inspiring Woman in The World”.

    For our conversation, Lolly and I discuss her new book called “The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness”.

    In addition to a fascinating discussion on the nature of nature of intuition and why we follow (and should follow) our gut instincts, Lolly shares a number of interesting insights on leadership, including:

    • By hiding emotions or memories we feel bad about, we hold ourselves back from living our true lives. – @LollyDaskal [Twitter logoShare on Twitter]
    • In order to achieve our best, sometimes we have to rethink who we are more than what we’re doing. – @LollyDaskal [Twitter logoShare on Twitter]
    • Our intuition comes from being willing to let go of what we know to let something new to take hold. – @LollyDaskal [Twitter logoShare on Twitter]
    • Leaders need to spend less time talking and more time watching and listening to those they lead. – @LollyDaskal [Twitter logoShare on Twitter]
    • How people respond to you is a very telling sign about what kind of a leader you really are. – @LollyDaskal [Twitter logoShare on Twitter]

    These are, of course, only a handful of the thought-provoking ideas shared in this episode – in fact, Lolly shares a powerful message near the end of the show, so be sure to keep ears open for that kernel wisdom and insight.

    As I mentioned at the end of this episode, I’d love to hear what you think about this episode, as well as what other topics you’d be interested in hearing more about in upcoming episodes of my show. Please share your thoughts and ideas by leaving a comment below or by filling out the contact form on my website.

    I’d also appreciate it if you could rate my show on Google Play, Stitcher Radio, or iTunes to help support future episodes of this leadership podcasts.

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