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Cultivating “right-brain” skills to be a better leader.

Let’s face it: To be a good, effective leader in today’s complex and crowded marketplace, leaders need some new skills, and they are skills that we don’t normally talk about or associate with the traditional viewpoint of leadership — things like empathy and intuition. Apart from just the “right-brain” skills, leaders need to tap into their “left-brain” skills and put them all together in the form of Whole-Brain Leadership. Katherine LaVelle joins me on this episode to dive into just what this means.


Katherine LaVelle is the Managing Director and North America Lead for Talent and Organization at Accenture Strategy. She helps organizations develop and implement workforce transformation programs to improve employee performance and deliver bottom-line results. As an expert in Whole-Brain Leadership, she helps leaders to augment their traditional skills like critical reasoning, data analysis, making tough decisions with skills like creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, empathy, negotiation, intuition, and innovation.


Why don’t the traditional styles of leadership fit into the modern workforce? Katherine shares more about a unique group of people, “The Pathfinders,” and how they are disrupting the workforce, and why empathy and negotiation are becoming critical skills for leaders to develop. She also reveals a surprising skill leaders need to cultivate — intuition, and how to approach re-skilling yourself as a leader. Whole-Brain leadership can drive a culture where innovation thrives across the organization — find out how you can implement that in your organization!

If you are ready to:

  • get buy-in from key decision-makers on your next big idea
  • be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change
  • foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities…


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