The first leadership principle is: it’s not about you

Zoë Routh is one of Australia’s leading experts on people stuff – the stuff that gets in our way of producing results and the stuff that lights us up. She works with the growers, makers, builders to make people stuff fun and practical.

Zoë is the author of four books: Composure – How centered leaders make the biggest impact, Moments – Leadership when it matters most, Loyalty – Stop unwanted stuff turnover, boost engagement, and build lifelong advocates and People Stuff – Beyond Personalities: An advanced handbook for leadership. People Stuff was awarded Book of the Year 2020 by the Smart WFM Australian Business Book Awards.

Zoë is also the producer of The Zoë Routh Leadership Podcast.

In our conversation, together on her podcast, we discuss how mission fulfillment with wellbeing is the leadership sweet spot we should be aiming for. And it can’t be done without trust. Engineered from my own experiences in the workplace and doctoral research, I share a bridge metaphor to illustrate how the right foundations and materials must be in place for trust to be built. Instead of conceptualizing trust, it is an assessable and actionable component of leadership that can create a workplace culture people want to be part of. During our conversation, you’ll hear his wise counsel for being a leader who both gives and gets trust.

Why you should listen: Does your corporate culture walk the talk? Swap leadership control for team support!

We explore trust built on servant leadership

  • Outsource your leadership confidence with mentoring
  • Repair relationships through leadership humility
  • Live your leadership values to inspire trust