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David Irvine – Authentic Leadership
Episode 316th January 2023 • Becoming Preferred • Michael Vickers
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Episode Overview:

Leadership is not defined by your title or the size of your office. Leadership is defined by the difference you make, by your capacity to build leaders around you, and by results.

Ready to find your voice, deepen your presence, and amplify your impact? You’re going to enjoy my conversation with best selling author, speaker, and coach, David Irvine.

Guest Bio: 

David Irvine is a world-renowned speaker, author, and trusted leadership advisor. With more than forty years of experience as a therapist, workshop facilitator, lecturer, and adviser to executives, and advanced degrees in human development, science and social work, David takes a unique approach to leadership development that helps leaders amplify their impact by discovering and deepening their authentic presence.

David and his team have created the Authentic Leadership Academy, a transformational three-day leadership development experience, as well as the SAGE Forum, a peer-mentoring program for leaders as they continue their authentic leadership journey. 

David is a bestselling author of seven books, with over 300,000 copies sold worldwide, and hosts the podcast, The Leader’s Navigator. David maintains an active lifestyle of yoga, boxing, and hiking and lives with his wife in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Western Canada.

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Insight Gold Timestamps:

03:37 If you want to be preferred, you’ve got to be real

04:57 Defining authenticity

05:36 We're all born as a seed of possibility

07:08 Several strategies for how you can become authentic

10:46 Success isn't just about height, it’s also about depth

12:13 Authentic leadership comes from presence, not position

17:50 Truth is inarguable

22:09 If you hang around nature, you're going to become more authentic 

23:42 An authentic fit between values, passion, purpose and gifts

25:33 Vulnerability says what's in your heart 

29:13 it isn't greener on the other side of the fence, It's greener where you plant it

30:46 The difference between having a to-do list and having a to-be list

32:22 Character is about showing up in the world

35:00 Calling - your gifts that intersect with your passion that intersect with your contribution in the world

37:21 The Sage Forum

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