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Be a Better Leader by Being Yourself with Minter Dial
Episode 1302nd April 2021 • Life as Leadership: Where Leaders Gather to Grow Together • Josh Friedeman
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Minter Dial is an international professional speaker and multiple award-winning author specialized in leadership, branding, and transformation. He’s a three-time entrepreneur who has exercised twelve different professions and changed country fifteen times. Minter's core career stint of 16 years was spent as a top executive at L’Oréal, where he was a member of the worldwide Executive Committee for the Professional Products Division. He’s author of the award-winning WWII story, The Last Ring Home (documentary film and biographical book, 2016) as well as Futureproof (2017) and Heartificial Empathy (2019). His latest book on leadership is You Lead: How Being Yourself Makes You a Better Leader.



  • Find a balance between the life of work with a tie and the life after work with tie-dye.
  • The more you know your weaknesses, the more you embrace them rather than seek to cover them up. The more at-ease you are with yourself.
  • Create a crystal-clear vision of who you want to be in the future based on who you are, not what you do.
  • Work to link each team member’s values with the organization’s values.
  • Manage your energy well. Don’t be the only person injecting energy into your team and help your team tap into their own discretionary energy.



  • What is some lesson, saying, or experience that continues to influence your leadership to this day? Change is inevitable; growth is the option.
  • Use three descriptors to finish this sentence: “A leader is…” Responsible, courageous, and by example.
  • What is a question that leaders should be asking either themselves or others? Do you
  • What book would you recommend to leaders? Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions by Johann Hari
  • If you could get every listener to start doing something THIS week to help them be a better leader, what would it be? Spend time thinking about who they are and what’s important.
  • As a general life principle, is it better to ask “why?” or “why not?” “Why?” because you need to know what it’s important, which means knowing who you are.






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