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Navigating the Complexities of Leadership with Elsawy Yehia


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Elsawy Yehia Talks with Leo

In the latest episode of our podcast, we had the pleasure of hosting the accomplished Mr. Elsawy Yehia

Known for his exceptional prowess in leadership, Elsawy Yehia delved deep into the complexities of leadership and corporate culture, sharing wisdom gleaned from his extensive experience and his insightful book, “Product People: A Journal of Laughter and Tears.”


One of the key themes of our discussion was from a Civic & Social initiative, Prevail, the concept of “Empowering The People Manifesto,” which Elsawy Yehia articulates in his book. Empowering The People Manifesto is a set of principles designed to guide decision-making processes and to aid change-makers in better articulating their values.


A major aspect of our discussion revolved around the role of humor and emotional detachment at the workplace. Elsawy Yehia shed light on the importance of self-understanding and emotional detachment from work, emphasizing that these qualities can be nurtured through humor. He also stressed the need for leaders to strike a balance between confidence and humility, which can greatly enhance their leadership skills.


Elsawy Yehia further shared insights on the role of collaborative creation in shaping corporate culture, highlighting the significance of trust in leadership. According to him, building a corporate culture that values improvement over blame can significantly enhance a leader's style and have long-term positive impacts on an organization.


As we progressed in our conversation, the focus shifted towards corporate governance, empowerment, and the intriguing role of creative constraints. Elsawy Yehia spoke about the Objectives and Key Results (OKR) framework and its potential in providing clarity and freedom to teams. He also shed light on the critical difference between accountability and responsibility and how this distinction influences the growth of organizations.


Empowering The People Manifesto is divided into various segments, each focusing on a different aspect of leadership and corporate culture. From discussing leadership principles to exploring the landscape of corporate governance, Elsawy Yehia offered valuable insights that can reshape our understanding of these concepts.


One of the highlights of the episode was Elsawy Yehia's discussion on the concept of "courageous vulnerability" in leadership. This principle, part of his Empowering The People Manifesto, encourages leaders to admit when they don’t know something, to share their struggles, and to be vulnerable – an act that requires courage.


In a nutshell, this episode offers a treasure trove of wisdom on leadership and corporate culture. Whether you're a seasoned executive or an aspiring leader, the insights shared by Elsawy Yehia are sure to inspire and guide you on your leadership journey.


Be sure to tune in and glean valuable knowledge that could redefine your perspective on leadership and corporate culture.


You can download this past chat on Spotify, Apple Podcast, or Amazon Music. Alternatively, you can watch the recorded chat on YouTube.


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