Unlabeled Leadership
Unlabeled Leadership
Gary DePaul
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092: Alex Kummerow Enables People by Leading
14 minutes Posted Sep 16, 2021 at 4:00 am.
Part 1: Executing Tasks Instead of Leading
Part 2: Empowering A Subject-Matter Expert
Part 3: Being Respectful
Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov
Fun & Playful Road Trip by pinkzebra
Elegant Corporate Background by DmytroIgnatov
Up Jazz by HD-Studio
Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia
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I invite guests to share personal stories about acts of leadership that help shape their lives. In Episode 92, Alex Kummerow describes something said to him that changed his thinking about leadership. He then shares a story about a challenging subject-matter expert. Then, Alex shares some foundational advice to help us lead more effectively.
Prologue
Alex is one of the few professionals who transitioned from working in a public school system to working in corporate America. At GP Strategies Corporation, Alex is the Marketing and Communications Lead for GM Dealership training. He leverages his skills in talent development, facilitation, communication, marketing, and project management to meet the needs of his internal and external stakeholders. Alex graduated in Communications and earned a Master’s degree in Organizational Performance and Workforce Learning.
Alex explains that, years ago, he preferred executing tasks to leading. In this story, Alex explains how someone said something to change his thinking about the value and importance of leadership.
While working in a training department, Alex managed a project that involved instructional designers and subject-matter experts (SME). In this story, Alex describes a challenging SME, how he diagnosed a problem and empowered the SME while resolving the issue.
Alex shares some foundational advice to help us lead more effectively.
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Episode links
Alex’s LinkedIn Profile
Gary DePaul’s website 
Gary’s books:
  What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care?
  Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership 
Background Music
You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements.
00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov
00:56 Fun & Playful Road Trip by pinkzebra
06:09 Elegant Corporate Background by DmytroIgnatov
10:55 Up Jazz by HD-Studio
13:06 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia
Lead on!
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