Episode 547

Published on:

24th Apr 2024

Becoming An Effective Human Leader with Hortense Le Gentil

How can business leaders let go of control at the same time as they empower team members to take ownership of their work?

In this episode, Bill Gallagher and Hortense Le Gentil discuss trust, empathy, and the importance of leaders recognizing and challenging their limiting beliefs. 

An executive leadership coach and an author, Hortense Le Gentil is on a mission to empower leaders to embody authenticity, inspire meaningful change, and make a profound difference in the lives of people around them and the organizations they lead.

Key topics Bill and Hortense explore in this episode: 

- Hortense’s journey from France to business coaching and book writing.

- Why empathy and trust are key to effective leadership. 

- Hortense recounts a personal experience of feeling unfulfilled in her professional life and seeking a change, despite having a seemingly perfect life on the outside.

- Hortense’s journey as an entrepreneur, from learning to be herself to helping others.

- Self-discovery through neuroscience and psychology.

- Unlocking potential in CEOs and executives.

- Why the traditional heroic leadership model is no longer effective in today's workplace.

- The importance of teamwork and collaboration in overcoming challenges.

- Leaders can’t be like Superman and have all the answers.

- The importance of leaders being remembered for empathy, support, and human connection.

- How each person has a unique talent that they are meant to share with the world.

Thanks to Hortense Le Gentil for being on the show! 

Visit her website: https://www.hortenselegentil.com/ 

Connect with her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hortenselegentil/ 

Get her book: The Unlocked Leader: Dare to Free Your Own Voice, Lead with Empathy, and Shine Your Light in the World: https://amzn.to/49NgSkA 

Bill Gallagher, Scaling Coach and host of the Scaling Up Business podcast, is an international business coach who works with C-Suite leaders to achieve breakthrough growth. 

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Bill on LinkedIn: https://www.LinkedIn.com/in/BillGall/

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Visit https://ScalingUp.com/ to learn more about Verne Harnish, our team of Scaling Up Coaches, and the Scaling Up Performance Platform, which includes coaching, learning, software, and summit. We share how the fastest-growing companies succeed where so many others fail. We help leadership teams with the biggest decisions around people, strategy, execution, and cash so that they can scale up successfully and beat the odds of business growth. 


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Scaling Up Business with Bill Gallagher
Do you dream of an easier way to scale and grow your business? Do you wish you didn’t have to work so hard and put in as many hours? Do you find growth too slow, or hard to sustain?

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* Employee Engagement.
* Crisis Management.
* Effective Communication.
* Influence & Persuasion.
* Business Strategies.

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