Trench Leadership Interview

authenticity leadership Oct 28, 2023

Hey everyone, I have a treat for you in this podcast episode from Trench Leadership, hosted by the insightful Simon Cardinal! This session is all about embracing authenticity in leadership—how to maintain your unique self while steering the ship, and we dive deep!

In this episode, titled "The Authenticity Advantage," we explore the challenges and triumphs of staying true to yourself in a world that often pushes us toward conformity. It’s a heartfelt journey through my personal experiences, and I share some spicy tips on developing a leadership style that’s all you—no imitations!

Episode Breakdown:

[00:00 – 04:00] Welcoming Vibes:
- Simon kicks things off with a warm welcome and sets the stage for an exploration of authentic leadership, teasing what’s in store and why staying true to ourselves is more than just a feel-good mantra—it’s a strategic advantage.

[04:01 – 15:00] Luis's Leadership Lore:
- I take the mic to share my backstory, tracing my path from a bright-eyed beginner to a seasoned leader in sales enablement. It's a tale of trials, errors, and eventual triumphs that shaped my unique approach to leadership and sales.

[15:01 – 25:00] Crafting Authenticity in Leadership:
- We dive into the meaty part of the discussion, unpacking how to cultivate an authentic leadership style that respects your personal values and enhances your effectiveness. It’s about being the leader who uses their quirks as strengths, not hiding them away!

[25:01 – 35:00] Listener Q&A:
- The floor opens to listeners who bring forward burning questions about maintaining authenticity under pressure, managing personal and professional growth, and making tough decisions without losing your soul.

[35:01 – 45:00] Wrapping Up with Actionable Insights:
- We wrap up with actionable insights that listeners can take away and apply immediately. It’s about turning philosophy into practice, ensuring you can lead with authenticity from the boardroom to the break room.

Whether you’re a new leader or a seasoned executive, this episode is packed with anecdotes, strategies, and a good dose of charm to help you lead authentically and inspire others to do the same.

So, why just blend in when you were meant to stand out? Tune in to this transformative discussion and start leading with a style that’s unmistakably yours.

You can also catch the full episode here.