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Driving Innovation through Agile Leadership in an Ever-Evolving Market

In this episode of the Fast Leader Show, we’re excited to have Chuck Mollor – executive coach, consultant, and author of The Rise of the Agile Leader. Chuck shares various insights on the importance of leadership adaptability, understanding oneself, and teamwork in navigating complex challenges and change. He also discusses employee engagement, identifying cultural champions, and the need for leadership accountability. 

Chuck emphasizes the relevance of having a strong company culture foundation, which can impact financial performance and differentiate the brand. He also delves into the topic of categorizing employees into various groups and emphasizes the importance of retaining top talent. Lastly, we touch on Chuck’s book and its valuable insights for leadership. Tune in to this thought-provoking episode that will equip you with practical tips and strategies for effective leadership.

Chuck Mollor was born in Ridgewood, NJ, and raised in New Rochelle and Larchmont, NY. He grew up with two younger sisters, only 1 and 2 years younger. His Father was killed in a car accident when he was 2 ½ years old. His mother, who grew up in Switzerland, raised the three of them on her own while learning English, looking for a job, and dealing with a variety of health issues.

He was very active with sports and music. Both were essential releases for him growing up in a very humble and challenging childhood. He was fortunate enough to receive a second chance in HS, which gave him greater confidence and a more significant belief in himself and his potential. Baseball and soccer gave him greater confidence. He attended summer camps, and becoming a summer camp counselor had a strong impact early on in identifying leadership qualities. 

Chuck started early in management consulting and continued in that field for most of his career. He experimented in working with small, privately owned, and large firms but always gravitated towards challenges, building or changing practices and capabilities.

In 1995, Chuck built his own practice, and after five years he went on to a few other adventures which helped him realize he could take the next steps to meet his goals. 15 years ago, Chuck started his firm and became an executive coach. 

He is immensely proud of his legacy of being a father to his four children. He enjoys all of his outstanding colleagues and finds incredible joy in the difference he can make in the lives and effectiveness of leaders and their organizations. Chuck is passionate about helping others achieve success. 

Chuck currently lives outside of Boston, MA, with his four children.

Tweetable Quotes and Mentions

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“Leadership is not just a title. It’s not just a role and a responsibility. But it’s also a craft; it’s a skill set. It’s an ability that takes a lot of dedication and time and development.” – Click to Tweet

“It’s really about their success now, not your success.” – Click to Tweet

“Frankly, bigger companies, even the Fortune 500, are starting to realize that their individual business units or functions or capabilities have to be run in the more entrepreneurial, leaner, more agile way.” – Click to Tweet

“Culture, to me, is the foundation for success. It’s reflective of your strategy, your mission, and most importantly, your purpose.” – Click to Tweet

“It’s about having that sort of clarity, but also candid transparency I like to refer to as having a courageous dialogue.” – Click to Tweet

“If you don’t make those investments, you don’t have that future. Next generation of leaders, reorganization.” – Click to Tweet

“How they regret or what they would do differently when it comes to how they run their business, it’s recognizing that they don’t move quickly enough when it comes to people.” – Click to Tweet

“How much time are you investing yourself to really understand yourself and what kind of leader you are and what kind of leader you aspire to be?” – Click to Tweet

Advice for others

Foster self-awareness for effective leadership and personal well-being. Developing self-awareness is a crucial practice for success as a leader and personal fulfillment. Gain a deep understanding of your strengths and weaknesses to navigate pressure and stress effectively.

Holding him back from being an even better leader

Lack of focus.

Best Leadership Advice

Stop and think about how much time you’re leading versus how much time you’re managing.

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