The Courageous Leaders Club

Shaun McIlrath: Why Knowing Your Own Values is the Most Important Thing You Can Do as a Leader

June 16, 2022 Joanna Howes Season 3 Episode 25
The Courageous Leaders Club
Shaun McIlrath: Why Knowing Your Own Values is the Most Important Thing You Can Do as a Leader
Show Notes

Shaun leads Iris’ creative output from London, across the local and global client base and is ranked by Business Insider in the top 10 most creative people in advertising worldwide. He has produced world-renowned campaigns like Adidas, Jeep, VW, Samsung, Delta, Mini, Domino's, Guiness, Pizza Hut and Haven; and has collected over 300 industry awards along the way, across all major competitions and disciplines!


In this episode Shaun shares so many motivational moments of wisdom and talks about the importance of looking for opportunities over obstacles, to be able to solve problems creatively.


Key takeaways include:


  • The need to be willing to held accountable for difficult decisions
  • How courageous leadership can be driven by a fear of being mediocre
  • How you can make difficult decisions more easily
  • The role of empathy in growth mindset
  • Why stress isn’t always negative
  • How the awards culture in the creative industry can be damaging
  • How to lead as your true self
  • Why being courageously curious is a must in modern leadership
  • The importance of being able to give and receive feedback positively
  • Why you should always choose happiness


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