Show Notes

Join Clint McPherson and his guest, Dr. Steve Yacovelli of TopDog Learning Group as they talk about the importance of inclusive leadership and the difference it makes. In this episode, Steve’s years of experience and expertise in the field pours out as he tells all what he thinks are observable patterns of effective and winning leaders; all of those and so much more as you stay tuned in to this packed episode.

In this episode you will learn:

  • From Disney to launching a business during an unideal time.
  • The 6 competencies of leaders that do great.
  • The reasons why a business needs to be inclusive.
  • Successful leaders are the ones who ask the questions and listen to the answers.
  • Entrepreneurs: Know your biggest challenge, find the right resources to help you.
  • …and so much more.

About Steve Yacovelli:

Dr. Steve Yacovelli has been in the leadership, learning and development, change management, and diversity and inclusion consulting space pretty much his whole career (about twenty-five years). In his consulting experience, he’s seen some leaders completely excel in their effectiveness, and some completely crash and burn due to their lack of competence in leadership skills. Steve’s desire was to help both types of leaders be more effective, through coaching, formal and informal training, and just generally being there to support their leadershippiness.

A few years ago, Steve realized that the focus on specifically developing LGBTQ+ Leaders wasn’t really top of mind for many organizations. Sure, there were a few conference sessions, some random webinars, or even university-sponsored certificate programs, but nothing in a programmatic, cross-association, and at all levels within the leadership savviness scale. In short, a patchwork of effort and not necessarily a cohesive focus or movement.

So, “The Gay Leadership Dude” was born. It’s Steve’s brand to “come out” and acknowledge the role he wants to take to give back to the LGBTQ+ Community: to serve as a “lightning rod” of sorts to start a movement to grow LGBTQ+ Leaders to be even more effective, in a consistent, thoughtful, and mindful manner, especially those up-and-coming Leaders within the broader movement for equality and fairness for all LGBTQ+ people and well beyond.

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