My guest for this episode is Hugh Ballou. Hugh is a Transformational Leadership Strategist and Corporate Culture Architect working with visionary CEOs, entrepreneurs, clergy, and nonprofit leaders and their teams to develop a purpose-driven high-performance collaboration culture that significantly increases productivity, profits, and job satisfaction, through dramatically decreasing confusion, conflicts, and under-functioning. 

With 40 years as musical conductor, Ballou uses the leadership skills utilized daily by the conductor in teaching relevant leadership skills and showing leaders in business, religious institutions, or nonprofit organizations the power of creating a high-performance culture that responds to the nuances of the leader as a skilled orchestra responds to the musical director. 

In his work with Social Entrepreneurs and corporate executives for 32+ years applying his unique transformational leadership concepts, he has developed comprehensive systems and strategies for empowering leadership leading social change His books, e-Books, online programs and live presentations have impact on leaders worldwide with his unique and proprietary leadership methodology that integrates strategy with performance unlike the traditional consultant model.

Here’s what to expect during the episode:

  • The similarities between music directors, programmers, and leadership consultants: being creative without breaking the rules. 
  • What are the elements that hold back nonprofit leaders from success?
  • The importance of defining your goals as a leader to build the roads that lead to them.
  • How can you avoid falling into the pitfall of micromanaging?
  • Giving the opportunity for the board to add their expertise and be involved in the work. 

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