Episode 13: Knowing Yourself Better to Elevate Your Leadership


Knowing Yourself Better to Elevate Your Leadership

with Kat Rippy

There is an endless supply of opportunities for leaders to learn and grow— conferences, development programs, books— you name it. Yet we rarely discuss why it is so critical, or what kinds of opportunities you should strategically be seeking out.

Many times, an organization or a leader selects a development program or opportunity and “sends” people through. That’s great – and when it happens to you, you should absolutely go if it is relevant to you. But what leaders don’t do often enough is strategically seek out opportunities to learn and grow that are relevant and of interest for where YOU are going.

Well, friends, your development is your fuel. It is what is going to get you to where you are going. You want to make sure you’re putting the right fuel in your tank, particularly since you do not have all the time in the world to spend learning and growing. You’re too busy DOING!

In this episode, we’re talking all about how to really get to know yourself better as well as getting the clarity you need to fuel your personal and professional growth plan.

Check out the episode below:

Highlights of this episode include:

  • Five critical questions to ask yourself in order to really get to know yourself
  • How to create a plan that focuses on your areas of strength and the things you need to do in order to be great at what you do
  • How to use insights or feedback you’ve received about your current role to deal with those things effectively so they aren’t getting in your way
  • How to use self-awareness to work towards future goals and determine what you need to do now in order to be able to lead effectively in that arena
  • … and more!

What Do You Think?

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this episode—are you following a plan centered around your areas of strength? Let us know in our podcast reviews section!

Also, feel free to check out our Leadership Roadmap to Success program which is designed to give you what you need to grow into the best version of yourself. The roadmap is the perfect program for getting the clarity you need to fuel your personal and professional growth plan. As usual, if we can be helpful on your journey – feel free to contact us today!

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Kat Rippy

For 20 years, Kat Rippy has worked with organizations across the United States ranging in size from 20,000+ employees to a small office of 30 as well as many individuals who run their own small businesses. She has coached an endless stream of leaders in a variety of positions and businesses to reach their goals and make critical shifts in their effectiveness. Additionally, Kat has presented, facilitated, and trained more than 10,000 participants in various leadership topics, keynote addresses and all-hands organization-wide events.

Kat knows what it takes to lead people. With her extensive consulting background in organization development, she’s experienced in working with the organization as a whole to enhance cultural and systemic improvements through coaching, strategic planning, employee development programs and strategic talent management. As a Board Certified Coach, her clients benefit greatly from her system-wide perspective and understanding of how to improve performance through tools and techniques mastered by the world’s greatest leaders.