No More Guru Leader with Wendy Kendall

Leadership is an important part of every workplace. What sort of leader have you got in yours? If you are in a leadership position yourself, what sort of leader are you, or do you aspire to be? 

Understanding the different parts of you at play is important, and can help you understand why you might hold yourself back with impostor syndrome, doubt and self-criticism, thinking you must be an all-knowing guru to provide value as a leader. 

In this episode, I speak with business psychologist Wendy Kendall about how we can let go of the guru leader, and make space for people by letting go of power. 

In her corporate practice, Wendy has worked with over 3000 global leaders. Wendy founded the training and coaching company Inspiring Psychology Practices where she helps psychologists in private practice create businesses where they feel inspired every day and respond to the string of recent crises. 


We cover: 

  • Creating balance and meaning in work life
  • Restorative and regenerative practices
  • If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.
  • Pressure to be the guru, the expert
  • Knowledge and power
  • Diversity and inclusion in practices
  • Imposter syndrome in female leaders
  • Leadership and hybrid working after the pandemic
  • Showing care and compassion in leadership, letting go of power
  • Internal Family Systems model
  • Your inner leadership team, self-leadership
  • Regenerative leadership empowers others
  • Edge effect abundance and cross pollination


Find out more about Wendy at her website www.inspiringpsychologypractices.com

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This episode was edited by Emily Crosby Media

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