[Podcast] Earbud_U, Season Three, Episode #4 – Ruth Henneman, Leadership Development, Coaching People, Enriching Human Resource Consulting
The next three episodes of this podcast are all about leadership, from three different perspectives, so let’s all hold on for the ride.
Leadership is the capacity to get groups of people to go in a direction they don’t want to go, to accomplish goals they’re not quite convinced have merit, and to keep them intrinsically motivated while doing it.
Our guest today, Ruth Henneman, works at the intersection of all of this and she coaches leaders in how to lead, why to lead, and how to start with leading themselves first and everyone else second.
There are myths about leadership. Thousands of them. There are thousands of volumes published each year (366,000 volumes on the Amazon.com website alone) that can tell you how to be a leader and why that’s important. There are blogs, podcasts, trainings, classes, and on and on about leadership.
But really, at the end of the day, leadership is about three areas all human beings struggle with: responsibility, accountability, and credibility.
I’m teaching a class on this stuff this year and I don’t have any answers, for any questions that are raised in these next two podcast episodes.
I don’t know why “bad” leaders seem to get rewarded and “good” leaders get assassinated either in their character or with their lives.
I don’t know why all great leaders who fail in the public and private sphere, seem to have a moral or ethical failing at their core.
I don’t know why it’s so hard for average people to choose to lead, because I believe that not only is leadership a choice, but it is also a skill.
But I hope that by bringing them to you, you’ll come up with some answers for yourself.
Check out all the ways below to connect with Ruth today:
Ruth’s LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruth-henneman-aa17769
Ruth’s Website: http://www.ruthhenneman.com/
Ruth’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RuthHennemanCoachingConsultingLLC
Ruth’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/ruthhenneman