Welcome to the Catalytic Leadership Weekly, where each Monday you’ll get an update on the newest episode of the Catalytic Leadership Podcast, see the 3 books I’m currently reading, read 2 quotes that grabbed my attention this week, and find 1 story that made me think or resource that I like and think you might find helpful. 

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This week’s episode of the Catalytic Leadership Podcast:

What is Permissive Leadership and Why Do Leaders Behave This Way? With Anne Dranitsaris & Heather Dranitsaris-Hilliard

What are fixed beliefs that stop development?

How do you ‘cure’ a toxic workplace?

What happens to an entrepreneur’s company when they suffer from the Peter Pan syndrome?

What is permissive leadership and why do leaders behave this way?

This week on the podcast​, William interviews Anne Dranitsaris & Heather Dranitsaris-Hilliard. These two wear many hats – Consultants, Executive Coaches, Trainers, Speakers and Authors. A mother-daughter team, they are organizational and leadership development experts at Caliber Leadership Systems, a boutique consulting firm specializing in dismantling dysfunction in organizations. They are dedicated to empowering individuals, leaders, and organizations to achieve their potential by leveraging their expertise in the neurobiology of human development combined with a systems thinking approach. 

As experts in human development and behavioral change, leadership and organizational transformation, interpersonal dynamics and the achievement of potential, Anne and Heather have worked with thousands of leaders and individuals from around the world, been featured in dozens of publications, spoken at professional conferences, and written several series of books on personality type and the brain based on the Striving Styles® and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®.

Anne and Heather’s book that we discussed on the show, So You Think You Can Lead, can be found here: https://amzn.to/3LYUonR

If you would like to learn more about Anne & Heather, their books or training programs, make sure to check out their website: https://dranitsaris-hilliard.com/

3 Books I’m Reading This Week

Leadership 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves

Do The Work​ by Steven Pressfield

Effortless​ by Greg McKeown

2 Quotes That Grabbed My Attention

“Every storm runs out of rain.” –Maya Angelou 

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” –Winston Churchill

1 Resource You Might Find Helpful

Several years ago Jim Collins spoke at the Global Leadership Summit and shared some practical insight from Peter Drucker. 

He explained that after Drucker died, Collins spoke at an event in his honor and had the opportunity to step into his office. On one bookshelf someone had arranged his 35 books in the order in which he wrote them. Collins remarked that when he put his finger on the book he wrote at age 65, 2/3’s of the books were still to the right, written after he turned 65. Old age never slowed him down. Rather, his age seemed to spur him to even greater productivity. 

My take: if you’re not dead, you’re not done. Don’t make excuses for why you can’t. Figure out how you can. 

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–William Attaway 

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