Flair has partnered with Lead Magazine to interview local leaders on the successes and struggles they have experienced during their careers. We recognize that leadership is more than just a title or a position – we want to meet the full person that makes up the leader.

Each podcast will be unique to each guest, with the through line being their thoughts on confidence, leadership, striving for their authentic self and ways to serve in our community. Flair is excited to hear the similarities that will bubble-up, regardless if the leader is part of a large organization, an entrepreneur, has a role in philanthropy or on the mission fields!

In this episode of the Flair Confidence Podcast Series we spoke with Dan McNeil – a strategic business leader and entrepreneur who is known for his ability to find and grow talent through the use of the Transformational Leadership tools. (www.transformlead.com)

A few of our favorite conversations points:

I start with creating a pre-thought so you can expect the unexpected and avoid your default thinking because by changing the way you Think, changing the way you Feel and changing the way you Act (TFA) you can get a different result.

We encourage businesses to put in place social norms, not only what is expected, but what we will do when these promises are broken. The number one thing a leader should do is protect their employees from toxic people.

Dan speaks of his mentor and friend Ford Taylor

Dan’s advice on how to be your best self : “The biggest lie is that you can separate work from life. It’s a lie, it’s a myth. Instead you need to be the same person at home and at work, that’s how you decrease your stress”.

“Confidence is how you view yourself and the thoughts you believe about yourself (i.e.: Dan believes he is blessed, smart, cares about others). My worth doesn’t come from me, but from the Source that gives me Strength. When I am dialed into that, my confidence goes up, when I am trying to do life on my own, my confidence goes down”.

Visit www.Flairconfidence.com/media to listen to the full podcast.

Inspiring Confidence,

kristie sheanshang