Fostering Alignment, Not Conformity with Claire Chandler

Claire Chandler, executive leadership advisor and president/founder of Talent Boost, joins Rosie Ward to explore the importance of fostering alignment over conformity in workplaces and the role of leaders as culture builders. Claire and Rosie cover finding purpose in work, the impact of conformity in organizations, and the emotional aspect of work.

Guest Info

Claire Chandler, Founder & President - Talent Boost

Claire Chandler is president and founder of Talent Boost, a business consultancy specializing in aligning HR and business leaders so they can deliver strategic outcomes. Leveraging nearly 30 years of experience in people leadership, human resources, and business ownership, Claire helps leadership teams work together more effectively in less time, and with less cultural resistance, to accelerate business growth.

Claire’s core belief is that leaders shape cultures, and stronger cultures drive greater success. She gets results because she’s easy to work with, cuts through the corporate clutter, and has a simple, proven approach to help leaders become culture builders.

Show Notes

Key takeaways from this episode:

  • Culture is shaped from the top, not the bottom, and is influenced by the consistency & behavior of leaders.
  • Realness and authenticity are valued more than polish and perfection in leadership.
  • Fulfillment and meaning in work can be achieved by attaching oneself to a larger purpose in the organization.

[8:09] Talent leaves companies that promote conformity, hindering growth.

[13:20] A culture of conformity is built from the top down. Leaders should be authentic to their true personality to inspire a following, rather than conforming to a charismatic leader who may have a different personality.

[25:32] Don't settle for a job that makes you miserable; find meaning in your work.

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