Unlabeled Leadership

048: Anthony Vaughan Adapts by Discovering Context

April 22, 2021

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

In Episode 48, Anthony Vaughan shares how his upbringing contributed to his professional career. He describes how he retained the COO at his company and, at the same time, met the COO’s unique needs. Lastly, Anthony advises us on how we can improve our adaptability.

00:00 Prologue

Anthony is the quintessential entrepreneur who has created companies and brands. His passion is in HR, where he has several expertise areas such as compensation, talent development, leadership development, and employee experience design (to name a few). He is the host of The Project 2030 podcast and co-founder of E1B2 Collective.

01:46 Part 1: A Chameleon’s Complex and Interconnected Network

In this story, Anthony describes his diverse upbringing. He then shares what his mother said about how she was raising Anthony.

10:17 Part 2: Executive Realignment

Anthony describes how he helped a COO transition partially out of his role to doing work that he loves. Anthony describes the situation and how he managed to retain a crucial talent for his company.

22:12 Part 3: It’s About Context

Anthony advises us on how we can adapt to our circumstances and discover opportunities. The key is context.


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Episode links

Anthony’s LinkedIn Profile and Twitter

Anthony’s company, The E1B2 Collective

Project 2030 podcast

Blog about Daryl Davis and his TEDxNaperville video

Gary DePaul 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

00:00 Guitar Acoustic by MrClaps

10:00 Guitar Breeze by Neoclassic

21:54 Guitars by SilverHoof

24:38 Fun and Flirty by BrownHouseMedia

Lead on!

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