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Today’s episode is with Robert Irvine, a renowned chef, restaurateur, and television personality. In this episode, we discus self-control and remaining professional, why it’s important to avoid surrounding yourself with “Yes” people, and how to practice empathetic leadership. Robert also shares an incident where he almost got into a fight with a priest, and how he has encountered numerous intense situations throughout his career. Robert emphasizes the need for leaders to approach difficult situations with professionalism and empathy, as well as the importance of understanding the context and personal challenges employees may be facing.

Today’s conversation touches on essential topics such as self-control, empathetic leadership, the dangers of surrounding oneself with yes-men, and the power of service in achieving personal and professional success. In a world hungry for genuine leadership, we can draw inspiration from Robert Irvine’s journey. Let us strive to lead with integrity, empathy, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Together, we can create positive change, uplift others, and build a legacy of compassionate and impactful leadership.

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