The Evolution of Leadership Development and Learning

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Resources Mentioned

📕 Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness - Richard H Thaler

📕 Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts - Brené Brown 

🌎 Seth Godin Blog, The Hustle

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We are joined by Susie McNamara, VP Global Leadership Development and Learning at Fortive.


  • Susie’s thought process as she chose to disrupt herself by moving from a 15 year career at General Mills to join a start up

  • What her first year at Fortive looked like and why she spent her first 10 weeks travelling the business before starting her role

  • The importance of “mini experiments” and why she believes they are more effective than 3 month leadership programs

  • Why the best training programs are built alongside the user to create something that can be incorporate into the users daily lives

  • How Susie overcome her need to get things perfect by allotting herself time to plan, build and execute

  • Advice for leaders looking to embark on a leadership development & learning system

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