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The Recipe for Empowered Leadership

“Are you being micromanaged by me?” Doug Meyer-Cuno will never forget the silence that met him when he asked this question to his senior leadership.

Things were going fairly well at his company. Maybe not tremendous, but things were steady. Doug wanted to know why things felt stagnant. He had his team with him to take a fine-toothed comb to the business. They checked the pulse of each department. They poured over the numbers, facts, and figures. Then Doug came to the realization that the fault might be within himself. “In building a company from the ground up,” Doug recalls, “I had become so entrenched in the day-to-day tasks of each role in the company—having done every job myself—that I lost sight of what my newest role required most: leadership.” That was the moment everything changed.

In The Recipe for Empowered Leadership: 25 Ingredients for Creating Value and Empowering Others, Meyer-Cuno shares the steps he took from that day forward—how he went from a micromanager to a servant leader who created a framework that thrived in the ups and downs of the markets and survives even after he sold the business.

Vision. Core Culture Values. Authenticity. Transparency. Gratitude.

These are the root of all of Doug’s successes. With these as a base, he expands into the nitty gritty of what it means to work On a company rather than In it.

Brutally honest and tethered to real-world examples, The Recipe for Empowered Leadership is an indispensable guide for the leader who refuses to be anything less than their best.

Let’s re-build the American Dream.

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