CL249: Leadership Killers, Courage and Humility – Interview with Bill Treasurer

Bill Treasurer
Bill Treasurer is the founder of Giant Leap Consulting and author of five books on courage and leadership, including the international bestseller Courage Goes to Work. Bill has led over 1,000 leadership programs across the world for clients that include NASA, Saks Fifth Avenue, UBS Bank, and eBay. His latest book, co-authored with former US Navy Seal John Havlik, is called The Leadership Killer: Reclaiming Humility in an Age of Arrogance. In the book Bill and John share insights from advising global organizations and leading elite military special operations teams to pinpoint precisely where good leaders go bad, and, more importantly, how to recognize your own hubris and become more effective and humble.

In this episode, we cover:
  • 2:30 – Working with Accenture as an executive coach
  • 4:15 – Profiles in courage
  • 6:21 – Doing your lead-ups
  • 7:15 – Modulating your comfort
  • 8:21 – Executive coaching
  • 10:12 – Coachee and coach confidentiality
  • 12:45 – Having tough conversations
  • 14:24 – Psychological safety
  • 14:52 – US Navy Seal John Havlik
  • 15:55 – Leadership fails
  • 17:53 – The danger of hubris
  • 21:50 – Creating a legacy
  • 23:29 – The burden of leadership
  • 30:41 – Long walks and long thoughts

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