GA 056 | Intentional Leadership with Chris Burnham

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Today’s guest is Chris Burnham, lean thinker and host of the incredible Lean Leadership podcast. Chris and I explore the concept of intentional leadership, what it means, and why it matters.

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In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Chris’s background and what he’s up to these days (2:45)
  • The quote that inspires Chris (8:25)
  • What intentional leadership means (9:12)
  • What the opposite of intentional leadership entails (11:43)
  • A real life example Chris has witnessed (13:11)
  • How you can become an intentional leader (16:32)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Chris (18:09)
  • The best advice Chris has ever received (19:44)
  • What surprised Chris in his last year of practicing lean (21:10)
  • What Chris does to recharge and refocus (22:25)
  • The skill Chris feels he needs to improve (23:24)
  • Chris’s final words of wisdom (24:22)

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