The Foundations of Leadership - How Impact and Self-Respect Change Lives and Workplaces
Drew Dudley, Author of "This is Day One: A Practical Guide to Leadership That Matters."
“How many of you are completely comfortable with calling yourself a leader?”
Leadership author and educator Drew Dudley has asked that question to thousands of audiences around the world, and in fewer than 1% of those audiences were the majority of people willing to call themselves leaders. That’s a problem, and this session will focus on how to solve it.
Drew aims to demonstrate that there is a form of leadership to which we should all aspire: one that is driven by a daily commitment to acting on a series of core leadership values. Embracing the idea that “leadership isn’t in the big things, it’s in the consistent things”, Drew will lay out a process to help you embed impactful leadership behaviors on a daily basis.
Recognizing that all leaders struggle with doubt and uncertainty putting their leadership into practice however, Drew goes on to meld self-care insights from all over the world with his own story to present a series of strategies for embedding self-care and building self-respect into your daily leadership.
This practical exploration of leadership, impact, self-awareness, and resilience will remind you that we cannot lead others until we can lead ourselves and show you how great leaders know how to put themselves first while still serving others.
Somewhere around the middle of his undergraduate education, Drew realized engaging with the world was a lot more fun than writing papers about it. As he moved into his career, he took on the challenge of creating and building the Leadership Development Program at the University of Toronto, which became the largest and most dynamic in the country.
It was those leadership students who changed the course of Drew’s professional life: they secretly organized a campaign to put him onstage at TEDxToronto 2010
, where he delivered a talk that would go on to generate more than 5 million views around the web. In 2018, Drew shared both his story and the Day One process in his first book This is Day One: A Practical Guide to Leadership That Matters.