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The Importance of Leading with Humility - an Interview with Cathie Hall

humility May 08, 2024

During this eye opening conversation with Cathie Hall, Chief Customer Officer at IFS, Cathie shares her empowering journey, the pivotal role education played in overcoming her challenging childhood, and how she learned the power of leading with humility.

She emphasizes the significance of humility in leadership, advocating for an environment that fosters creativity and embraces both successes and failures.

Cathie addresses the unique obstacles faced by female executives and rising female leaders, emphasizing resilience and the importance of breaking down challenges, discussing the societal pressures on women and the value of prioritizing personal goals.

Cathie encourages you to lead with your strengths, actively listen, and make decisions aligned with your values, rather than conforming to societal conventions.

Cathie's experiences and advice offer valuable guidance for C-level executives and anyone seeking to achieve Olympic-level focus and success.

Key Takeaways:

  • Leading with Humility (00:05:17)
    Cathie discusses the importance of humility in leadership, recognizing strengths, and the power of teamwork.
  • Creating Safety for Creativity (00:10:12)
    Cathie emphasizes the importance of humility in creating an environment where people feel safe to be creative and make mistakes.
  • Resilience and Mindset (00:18:45)
    Cathie shares her thoughts on resilience, breaking down challenges, and prioritizing responsibilities as a female executive in the tech industry.
  • Transitioning and Practicing Humility (00:31:39)
    Highlighting the opportunity for practicing humility during transitions and the significance of active listening.

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Cheering you on always,
- Sheryl



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