The Leader’s Toolkit is a weekly guest deep dive around a specific topic to help make you a better leader. In today’s video Caryl will share the value of instincts in Decision-Making, the importance of empathetic leadership, and the power of vulnerability. This is a subscriber only post and you are reading a preview version, become a paid subscriber on Susbtack to get access to the 15 min video along with weekly videos, articles, and exclusive insights.

Today’s episode is with Caryl Stern, a passionate leader and philanthropist, and former CEO of UNICEF, and the Walton Family Foundation. We discuss the importance of being open to new opportunities and the art of making impactful career choices. Caryl shares how a significant exercise during her college years helped her discover her values and passions, guiding her towards fulfilling roles that aligned with her true purpose. Caryl learned how to Embrace opportunities that offered learning, growth, and the chance to make a difference became vital components of Caryl’s journey.

Throughout our discussion, Caryl emphasizes the significance of surrounding oneself with the right people and the power of humility in leadership. We explore the idea of “fake it till you make it” and the occasional presence of imposter syndrome, sharing strategies to overcome self-doubt and confidently embrace new challenges. As Caryl’s career evolved, she found that her decisions were guided by her core values and a desire to contribute to a better world.

This episode is all about encouraging everyone to stay true to their values, seek growth opportunities, and be open to new paths that lead to meaningful and fulfilling journeys.

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