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Zoë Routh Leadership Podcast

Jul 26, 2021

A leader’s responsibility starts with their own leadership development

Leadership development is often spoken about as a skill acquisition. This is horizontal development. Vertical development is when we see and value more of the bigger picture and can navigate complexity. It’s hard and essential work. Here’s an overview.

Why you should listen: leadership strengths occur at each stage of leadership maturity

  • We review last season’s episodes with the key takeaways to ask better questions, practice leadership reflection, and focus on others to avoid a slump

  • The history of leadership developmental models and associated extensive global research

  • Core leadership principles when it comes to vertical leadership development

We explore leadership effectiveness through the downsides and upsides of each development stage

  • How to expand your values and leadership identity so you can be more responsive

  • Common leadership transitions and what to look out for

  • The three things you need in place for successful growth and leadership development

Recommended Books and Resources:

Useful Delusions - The power and paradox of the self-deceiving brain by Shankar Vedantam

Useful Beliefs - Because it’s better than positive thinking by Chris Helder

The Big Lie Podcast by joekwonjoe

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Related episodes on leadership development:

175 How to overcome your leadership challenges with Dr Alan Watkins

126 The importance of wise and compassionate leadership with Cindy Wigglesworth

45 How to develop leadership maturity with Dr Maja Stanojevic-Andre


About your host,  Canberra leadership expert Zoë Routh:


Zoë Routh is one of Australia’s leading experts on people stuff - the stuff that gets in our way of producing results, and the stuff that lights us up. She works with the growers, makers, builders to make people stuff fun and practical.

Zoë is the author of four books: Composure - How centered leaders make the biggest impact,  Moments - Leadership when it matters most, Loyalty - Stop unwanted staff turnover, boost engagement, and build lifelong advocates, and People Stuff - Beyond Personalities: An advanced handbook for leadership. People Stuff was awarded Book of the Year 2020 by the Smart WFM Australian Business Book Awards.

Zoë is also the producer of The Zoë Routh Leadership Podcast.