The Enlightened Executive
Where your personal evolution sparks your leadership (r)evolution.
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Learn groundbreaking techniques and strategies to get the edge and enhance your personal and leadership effectiveness with these candid, conversational, and in-depth interviews hosted by Susan Drumm.
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You can run and you can hide, but AI is coming to our workplaces whether we like it or not. What kind of impact will it have on you? Although AI has already been implemented into the workforce in factory or repetitive work, it hasn’t previously been...
Here’s a question you may not have asked yourself, but should: How do your past wounds impact your leadership today? Most leaders, if they haven’t done the work to heal them, are carrying core wounds from childhood into their professional life and not realizing their...
Are you or your employees feeling “so over it” and overwhelmed? After a year of change, isolation and upheaval from the impacts of COVID, I’m hearing from almost every CEO that I coach the deep concern that they have about the overbearing stress employees are...
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If you are in contract negotiations with a Chinese-owned business, and there are more than three people on the other side of the room, chances are one of them is a face reader, says my guest, Eric Standop, who is a facial diagnostics expert. So, what is face reading?...
Do you know your EQ score and what to do to improve it? Developing your EQ is the most important leadership skill to develop to survive past 2021 and beyond. AI (artificial intelligence) is coming sooner than you think, and will wipe out industries and jobs. Many of...
What was the most important part of your journey in becoming the leader you are today? Most likely, like any other senior executive or entrepreneur, at a certain point of your growth you were told you had to learn how to speak in an effective way to be a successful...
How much do you really know about your employees? Executives often assume that everyone sees something in the same way, or that they’re motivated by the same things. Do you know your employees' approach to problems? How about their communication style? The Enneagram...
Have you ever practiced concentration? In this episode of The Enlightened Executive, we discuss the ability to focus with Dandapani. Dandapani is a Hindu priest, entrepreneur, and a former monk of 10 years. He works with entrepreneurs and some of the top athletes in...
Meet the Enlightened Executive Host
Susan Drumm is a CEO Advisor and Leadership Coach with over 20 years of experience leading teams and senior executives to achieve their potential.
Her consulting firm, Meritage Leadership, focuses on leader and team effectiveness by helping leaders develop the capacity and mindsets to lead in today’s disruptive environment. Meritage utilizes over a dozen exceptional coaches in its senior leadership programs.
Susan draws on many disciplines in her approach. She has graduate degrees from Harvard Law School, Carnegie Mellon University, and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
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Susan obtained the highest level of coaching certification as Master Certified Coach (MCC) through the International Coaching Federation.
While working with fast moving organizations and industries, Susan discovered that there are three levels of leadership: individual, team, and systemwide — all of which need to be developed to meet the complexity of today’s environment. Meritage developed a blended, whole-systems approach that enables organizations to transform more rapidly than the simple “1:1 coaching plan” most other firms offer.
Susan’s clients include C-suite executives from financial services, private equity, technology, healthcare, professional services, media, consumer products, consulting and law. She has worked with organizations such as KPMG, Oracle, Viacom, Microsoft, Conde Nast, L’Oreal, A&E Networks, Cisco, Merrill Lynch, Symantec, Merck, KCI, Staples, MTV Networks, and Genentech.
Prior to founding Meritage Leadership Development, Susan was a Senior Consultant for The Boston Consulting Group, Director of Marketing and Master Black Belt for NBC/GE and Associate Partner at The Trium Group in leadership development consulting.
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