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52: Danielle Harlan – On Leadership and What It Means to Be Successful

By May 29, 2016Podcasts
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Leadership has changed — or at least what it takes in today’s world to be a great leader. Life today is very different than it was even just twenty years ago. And if you want to be an effective leader of your team, group, or company, knowing how to roll with those changes is critically important.

My guest this week, Danielle Harlan, has committed her life to this subject. She brings some fascinating insight to a topic that effects many of us in our lives — being a better leader in the modern world.

Danielle Harlan: On Leadership and Success

Her passion to maximize human potential comes from preparation, planning, and passion — daily keys to living a life of fulfillment. Through her Center for Advancing Human Leadership and Potential, she breaks the misconceptions of being in charge with what “new” leadership actually looks like: letting go of control, accepting failure as a chance to learn, and staying true to core values no matter what.

Whether leadership is in the workplace or in the home, Danielle’s model is more team player than authoritarian figure as she reminds listeners to surround yourself with people you aspire to be like. Interaction and contribution is key, because a community-based team with purpose can achieve far greater than an individual.

Check out the podcast as she talks about having a sense of clarity in your pursuits, a highly efficient routine, the lasting benefits of mentorship, and growing up in the serenity of Big Sur. Get beyond yourself, enjoy the journey, and find what the definition of success is to you.

Be sure to check out Danielle’s upcoming book release The New Alpha, slated for September 2016, and connect with her in the meantime for some daily nuggets on Twitter and Instagram.

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Links Mentioned:

Reimagining Leadership for the 21st Century – Danielle’s TEDx Talk.
Teach for America – Foundation enlisting leaders fto help the movement toward educational excellence.
The Carnegie Foundation – For the advancement of teaching.
Silicon Valley 40 Under 40 – Article featuring Danielle in the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
David Brady – Profile and selected works of Danielle’s mentor at Stanford University.
Mark Lauren – Workout app that provides bodyweight workouts anywhere, anytime.
Paul Katami – Website for the fitness specialist and international presenter.
T25 Workout – Shaun T’s 25-minute workout program.
The Art of Living – Offering breathing exercises and workshops in meditation.
The Alchemist – Powerful life lessons from the novel by Huffington Post writer Thai Nguyen.
Fire Your Gym – Andy’s fitness book offering a nine-week program using high-intensity home workouts.
Neil Degrasse Tyson – Profile on the American astrophysicist.
Esalen – Institute promoting the Big Sur community.
Lucia Lodge – The Big Sur lodge run by Danielle’s family.

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Andy is what you’d call a modern day Renaissance Man: a former professional trumpeter who attended the Eastman School of Music; a snowboarder, mountain biker, surfer, kayaker, outrigger paddler, mountaineer, and former Marine (Gulf War veteran); a professionally sponsored adventure racer; and the oldest participant to qualify for and participate in the CrossFit Games at the age of 43.

Andy is a certified CHEK Practitioner and holistic lifestyle coach. He holds a spectrum of certifications from CrossFit and is also a Vivobarefoot certified running coach. He has trained as a Zen buddhist and graduated with a Master’s degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

Andy founded CrossFit LA one of the first and most successful CrossFit training centers in the world and the first to be featured in national media. He is the co-founder of the Whole Life Challenge, Inc, currently its president, and is also a consultant and life/business coach. Andy lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Julia, and son, Dashel.