Leveraging Leadership

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Emily Sander

22 January 2024

40m 52s

Leslie Lulham: Chief of Staff at MarketerHire, Building for Rapid Growth, Impact of Titles



Leveraging Leadership welcomes guest Leslie Lulham, Chief of Staff at MarketerHire (the leading network of pre-vetted, freelance marketers). She talks about starting at smaller companies, the impact of titles on perception, and effectively juggling diverse roles to excel as a Chief of Staff. Leslie shares the impact of career coaching and mentorship to overcome imposter syndrome, improve executive communication, and effectively manage various roles within the company. Bonus: Find out which NFL player is like a Chief of Staff! 

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Leslie is a seasoned professional in the tech industry with a dynamic career spanning from live television to mobile gaming and broadcast operations. Currently working at Marketer Hire, she leverages her vast experience to guide start-ups through growth and shares her strategies for tech navigation, project management, and executive communication.

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00:51 Guest Introduction: Leslie's Journey into Tech

01:03 Leslie's Career Path and Transition into Tech

03:06 Leslie's Experience in Project Management

05:55 Leslie's Career Shift and Life Mottos

06:53 Introduction to Marketer Hire

09:14 Leslie's Role as Chief of Staff at Marketer Hire

14:50 The Evolution of Leslie's Role at Marketer Hire

20:26 Working Styles and Relationship with the Principal

23:15 Effective Communication with Principals

23:47 Adapting to Asynchronous Work

24:52 The Power of Bullet Points

25:18 Building Leadership Presence

25:44 Overcoming Intimidation and Imposter Syndrome

28:53 The Importance of Preparation and Authenticity

33:11 The Impact of Titles and Perceptions

38:28 The Role of a Chief of Staff in Sports

40:24 Wrapping Up the Conversation

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Emily Sander is a C-suite executive turned leadership coach. Her corporate career spanned Fortune 500 companies and scrappy start-ups. She is an ICF-certified leadership coach and the author of two books, An Insider’s Perspective on the Chief of Staff and Hacking Executive Leadership. Emily works with early to senior executives to step into effective leadership with one-on-one coaching. Go here to read her story from seasoned executive to knowledgeable coach.

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