190 | Rand Stagen | The Future of Leadership: A Deep Dive into Conscious Leadership

In this episode, Darius and Rand discuss conscious leadership, the benefits of seeing struggles as opportunities, and how fear can affect good leadership.

In this episode, Rand and I talked about:

  • The birth of Stagen Leadership Academy started in 1999
  • How great leadership keeps people moving forward
  • Overcoming fear to become an effective leader
  • The use of gender pronouns in the workplace
  • The importance of seeing your hardships as gifts
  • And other topics…

Meet Rand:

Rand Stagen is the CEO of the Stagen Leadership Academy. Established in 1999, the Academy trains leaders from across North America who are committed to long-term personal development and using their organizational platforms for positive impact. Prior to founding Stagen, Rand was a co-founder and Group Publisher of Presido Media, a publisher of newspapers and magazines in the Southwest.

A passionate advocate for elevating humanity through business, he is a co-founder and global board member of Conscious Capitalism. Rand is also a board member of the Institute for Cultural Evolution, a think tank developing solutions to overcome the hyperpolarization that threatens American democracy. A sought-after resource within YPO, he has been delivering programs at the chapter, regional, and international level (including multiple Global Leadership Conferences) for almost two decades. He lives in Dallas with his wife and two daughters.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine LIVE. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at www.thecorevalueequation.com.

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