#16: Libby Gill - Hope as the Secret to Success
Who are your limiters and your liberators?
How does leadership “bubble up”?
What are the four steps of success?
What do Navy SEALS and Holocaust survivors have in common?
Why is hope essential to being ethical?
She grew up on two continents and went to eight different schools before putting herself through college waiting tables. Starting her career as an assistant at Embassy Communications, a television company founded by the legendary Norman Lear, Libby survived three mergers to become head of publicity, advertising, and promotion for Sony’s worldwide television group in just five years.
After her first career heading communications at media giants Sony, Universal, and Turner Broadcasting, Libby founded LA-based Libby Gill & Company, a leadership consulting and executive coaching firm. She guides individuals and organizations to lead through change, challenge, and chaos by deeply engaging employees in a shared future-focused vision of success.
1:00 Hope is a belief that change is possible and that you are responsible for your outlook
It’s a science, not abstract
We have more strength than we give ourselves credit for
The wisdom of 12-step recovery programs
The fusion of community and accountability
9:00 Leadership “bubbles up”
A willingness to learn, develop, and grow
Self-awareness, empathy, cooperation are keys to successful leadership
Navy SEALS and Holocaust survivors
The simplicity of service as a means of survival
13:30 Can everyone be a leader?
The distinction between hope, optimism, and happiness
Link belief with behavior
The Anatomy of Hope by Jerome Groopman
The idea of True Hope
19:00 Is hope essential to being ethical?
21:00 The 4 steps to success
Clarify your vision
Simplify the pathway
Stop, review, reflect, refine
Slow down, meditate, study, pray, nature, reset the mind
Take a technology Sabbath
26:00 How finding her voice helped Libby help others find their voices and thrive
31:30 We all influence whether we know it or not with little time and effort
34:30 What are you doing to make the world a better place for one other person?
Limiters vs. liberators
Set limits on mood vampires
Limit expectations but have a positive outlook
The story of the four sages
43:00 Look for silver linings
Use technology to create new connections
44:30 Word of the Day -- Serendipity: joy enhanced by the unexpected
Frame the ordinary in a way that makes it new.