Today’s guest is someone who is right up on my alley and I’m so excited for you to listen to this episode. Tim is just amazing and the nuggets of wisdom he shares are going to impact leaders tremendously. We dive deep into transformational leadership, what it means, and its importance especially during and after the pandemic. Make sure you don’t miss today’s episode and follow through on the action step.
Tim Cole is the founder of The Compass Alliance, a consulting and training company focused on enhancing individual and organizational performance. His background is in the Life Sciences industry, where he played an instrumental role in growing a small Midwest firm into one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world – building a 38-year career in which he helped launch 6 of the most successful brands in the industry history.
But he points to his focus on people development as, by far, his greatest accomplishment – and the study of leadership, the passion that continues to drive him. His work in that arena has earned him multiple awards and commendations and he has contributed to numerous books and articles on the subject – having been published or cited in The Huffington Post, Money Magazine, CNBC, CEO Magazine, Fast Company, and The Financial Post among others. He is the author of The Compass Solution – a landmark book on assuming personal leadership in your life and career. Today, The Compass Alliance continues to build on a simple premise – transactional managers don’t move the world – but transformational leaders CAN.
To learn more please visit: www.thecompassalliance.com
Questions that Tim asks:
- Are you credible?
- Can you help make me better?
- Are you committed to a purpose that I can align with?
- Do you care about me?
- Can I trust you?
[1:30] Tim’s background in Life Sciences
[3:17] On influence and the leadership styles
[6:59] Leadership and credibility
[8:59] “I don’t know”
[10:17] The strength of good communicators
[13:22] Changing the mindset to become a leader — vulnerability
[16:52] Losing great people and disengagement figure after the pandemic
[22:29] Executive presence and building confidence
[28:37] Leadership takes a lot of shape and form
[33:39] Constancy of purpose
[35:09] The future of leadership
[39:11] How to build transformational leaders?
[44:57] Where to find more of Tim Cole?
[45:56] Final thoughts