Unlabeled Leadership

035: Alex Slawson In the Present Moment

March 24, 2021

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I invite guests to share personal stories about small acts of leadership that help shape their lives.

In Episode 31, Alex Slawson describes a coaching technique that has enabled his team to grow and bond. He has coached others at work. Also, Alex explains how his coaching has helped someone outside of work. He then invites us to be present in our conversations.

00:00 Prologue: Innovation, Calmness, and Systemic Thinking

Alex works as an internal performance consultant to develop the talent within his organization. Not only is he innovative, but Alex is also one of the calmest people I’ve met. For a while, we worked in the same department at Lowe’s Home Improvement, where I learned that Alex went to New College of Florida in Sarasota, where I lived for a few years.

01:50 Part 1:  The Foundation of Coaching

Alex describes a style of coaching taught to him by a manager. Now, his team uses coaching to strengthen their abilities to interact, collaborate, and support one another.

06:44 Part 2: Beginning New Chapters

Leveraging his coaching skills has helped Alex within his organization’s team and in his personal life. Alex illustrates this with two stories.

18:04 Part 3: An Open Invitations

Alex asks us to be present in the moment, focus on what others say, and be curious.

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Episode links

Alex’s LinkedIn Profile

Gary DePaul's website 

Gary’s books:

  What the Heck Is Leadership and Why Should I Care?

  Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership 


Background Music

You can find all the musical tracks at Envato Elements.

00:00 Theme music: Inspiring Uplifting Corporate by mixer_drummer

01:31 Relaxed Piano & Acoustic Guitar by pinkzebra

06:26 Around The Next Corner by SeaportSound

11:33 Restaurant and Food by LoopsLab

17:45 Food Delivery by LoopsLab

20:12 Fun and Flirtyby BrownHouseMedia


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