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198: Christopher Salem - Going from Competitive to Collaborative
Episode 19815th September 2021 • Leadership Is Changing • Denis Gianoutsos.
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When people are valued and respected, they are more likely to step up and take ownership of their ideas and performance. If only we could learn to become more collaborative and do away with the notion of competition. 

Christopher Salem is an Executive Coach, Corporate Trainer, Award-Winning Author and Professional Speaker who mentors C-Suite, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and sales professionals to build and protect their brands by raising their level of influence as trusted advisors to maximize their results.  

He also works with companies to create an interdependent work environment and thriving culture through a growth mindset foundation, effective communication, transparent leadership, and higher engagement.  

His book, Master Your Inner Critic: Resolve the Root Cause – Create Prosperity, went international best seller in 2016. He also co-authored the recent edition to "Mastering the Art of Success" with Jack Canfield. His weekly radio show Sustainable Success is part of the Voice America Influencers Channel.

Let’s dive into today's episode and learn from Christopher how, not to be THE best, but to be YOUR best. 

On this episode:

  • Learn about how Christopher's background informed his leadership and communication
  • The power of your presence - learn how to lead by example rather than just words
  • The difference between ordinary leaders and extraordinary leaders
  • Thoughts on achieving work-life harmony 
  • How to win through collaboration
  • The effects respect has on people and their commitment to you 

Key Takeaways:

  • Your presence is what leads others 
  • Extraordinary leaders understand what they can control 
  • Leadership is a way of life not a title
  • Collaboration is the key to a successful business 
  • Meet people where they are
  • Don’t just check boxes - be real and trust the process


Tweetable Quotes:

“I had this ability to connect where people were… Because of that vulnerability and transparency, those are two strengths that allow people to grow from where they are to where they want to be.” - Christopher Salem

“The key is meeting people where they are and letting this process unfold over time… You begin to see people coming together; owning their role and their duties and they begin to take care of themselves.” - Christopher Salem

“What makes a leader successful is one who is constantly learning.” - Christopher Salem

You can get in touch with Christopher on LinkedIn ( and Facebook( Feel free to reach out directly by emailing Check out his website and learn how to build a results driven business. 




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