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Author Interview: Betsy Myers on the Authentic Self in Leadership

LeaderJam interviews Betsy Myers on authentic leadership and her book, "Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You". Betsy will reveal how understanding the needs of those around you in combination with honoring your true self can generate authentic, powerful leadership.

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Summary

Presenter: Betsy Myers
In this interview, we will explore:
  • How great leadership depends on the leader's uniqueness, passion, purpose and intention.
  • How to respond to the needs of the situation or relationship without compromising your true self.
  • The quality that great leaders share that profoundly impacts everyone around them.

imageBetsy Myers is currently speaking and leading workshops around the world on the changing nature of leadership. Her book, Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You, continues to be the basis of her work as her experience spans the corporate, political and higher education arena. In May 2011, Betsy was appointed Founding Director of the Center for Women & Business at Bentley University. The Center was a repository of best practices for corporate America to recruit and retain women leaders. Betsy worked with corporations and shared information about putting these practices into place. In 2003, Betsy served as Executive Director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. During her tenure, Betsy focused the Center’s teaching and research around authentic inner leadership. The results and impact were immediate and staggering. A strategic educational partnership between Harvard and The Hoffman Institute was developed which continues today. Betsy also increased the Center’s efforts around women and leadership while working closely with Harvard’s Women’s Leadership Board. As senior official in the Clinton Administration, Betsy was the President’s senior adviser on women’s issues. As Deputy Assistant to the President, Betsy launched and was the first Director of the White House Office for Women’s Initiatives and Outreach. She played a critical role in Clinton’s re-election effort in 1996 and figured prominently in shaping the Administration’s legislative agenda on issues such as domestic violence, reproductive choice, breast cancer and women in business.

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