Manage Smarter 106: How to Be a Self-Evolved Leader and Stop the Cycle of Mediocrity

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Dave McKeown, CEO of Outfield Leadership and author of The Self-Evolved Leader, says most leaders are working in the weeds when they need to be thinking more strategically.

He helps individuals, teams, and organizations to lead with authenticity, purpose, and effectiveness and has worked his magic with clients including Bank of America, the British Government, Entrepreneur's Organization, Bamboo HR and countless others.

In this episode, Audrey, Lee and Dave discuss:

  • What is the Cycle of Mediocrity and how to stop it
  • 6 Micro Disciplines to practice
  • What “Self-Evolved” means
  • How to transfer your personal evolution to your team

"Most leaders are working in the weeds when they need to be thinking more strategically."

- Dave McKeown

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Audrey Strong

Audrey Strong

Director of Communications at SalesFuel
Audrey Strong heads all external and internal communications for SalesFuel, including public relations — which she has directed since 2014. Prior to SalesFuel, she founded her own public relations firm and served years as an award-winning journalist in television news. Audrey earned her degree in broadcast journalism from Ohio University.
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