CL177: Characteristics Of Successful Leaders – Interview with Anne Sugar

Anne Sugar
Anne Sugar is an executive coach and speaker who has advised top leaders at companies including TripAdvisor and Havas. She is an executive coach for Harvard Business School Executive Education and has guest lectured at MIT. Prior to becoming an executive coach, Anne served as a senior leader in the advertising industry, where she oversaw a team of 75 employees as SVP of Media at Digitas. She has managed media planning for Fortune 500 clients including General Motors, Federal Express, and Delta and today she draws on her extensive management experience, as well as her in-depth training in coaching methodology, to advise senior executives and high performers transitioning into leadership roles.
In this episode, we cover:
  • 3:07 – Characteristics of successful leaders
  • 4:30 – Learning (leaders are readers)
  • 5:17 – Moving from player to coach
  • 6:16 – The power of delegation
  • 6:46 – Self awareness and emotional intelligence
  • 7:08 – Having a strategic vision
  • 7:39 – Taking time to think
  • 11:52 – The difference between a mentor and a coach
  • 12:36 – Coaching vs Consulting
  • 13:57 – Asking better questions
  • 15:39 – What is the intent of the feedback?
  • 17:52 – Different types of coaches
  • 19:43 – Trust
  • 27:07 – Networking

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