The Go Giver Podcast: Bob Burg and Lolly Daskal

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We all have strengths and we all have weaknesses. What are the three basic types of weaknesses, and how should we approach them? We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, we’ll hear from renowned Executive Leadership Coach, Lolly Daskal. She’ll take a look at the gaps that can keep any of us from realizing our full leadership potential, how we can recognize them, and how we can fill in those gaps. That and more on today’s show.

Bob’s Thought of the Day

We’ll explore:

  • The three types of weaknesses, and how to know the appropriate action (or non-action) to take concerning each one.
  • Personal examples of how I have dealt with each type of weakness in my own life.
  • How the third type of weakness causes gaps in our effectiveness, and why we must work on them in order to be more effective personally and professionally.

 Interview with Lolly Daskal

You’ll discover:

  • How Lolly defines the leadership gap, and why many leaders don’t face their own gaps.
  • Why greatness lies in the gaps between where you are and where you want to be.
  • How to know when you have a leadership gap.
  • The seven leadership archetypes, their characteristics, and the polarities present in each one.
  • The difference between confidence and competence.
  • A success story of a CEO who experienced a leadership gap, and how Lolly helped him recognize and overcome it.

The seven leadership archetypes:

  1. The Rebel
  2. The Explorer
  3. The Truth Teller
  4. The Hero
  5. The Inventor
  6. The Navigator
  7. The Knight

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Your entire life is about unifying who you are in the process of becoming the best leader possible.…

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Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR,, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.

  1. Lori

    24. Apr, 2017

    I enjoyed your introduction, Bob. I also come from the mindset of focus on your strengths. Your introduction clearly illustrated the difference of things we should let go of and the things that lolly mentioned, that could be holding us back. Thanks to Lolly, she’s got me thinking about my gaps. Awareness is half the battle.

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  2. Maryam

    11. Jan, 2018

    I Love your thoughts Lolly. Those are very helpful and thoughtful in the path of Leadership. Thank you Bob!

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