The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Unlocked Leader: Dare to Free Your Own Voice, Lead with Empathy, and Shine Your Light in the World by Hortense le Gentil

The Unlocked Leader: Dare to Free Your Own Voice, Lead with Empathy, and Shine Your Light in the World by Hortense le Gentil

The most effective leaders are “human leaders:” leading with empathy, vulnerability, and authenticity. But many still adhere to the outdated myth that leaders must be “superhero leaders: infallible, unflappable, and fearless.” Tragically, their innate ability to inspire remains locked within, blunting their impact.

In The Unlocked Leader veteran executive leadership coach Hortense le Gentil combines real life stories, rigorous research, and practical tools to explain how superhero leaders can become effective human leaders. You’ll discover:

· How to identify the mental obstacles that stand between you and leadership authenticity, and sap your energy and impact – your mindtraps.

· How to confront your fears and escape those traps by operating a mindshift.

· Practical strategies to better connect with yourself and others – a mindbuild.

The journey from superhero leader to human leader not only transforms the lives of leaders themselves – both at work and beyond. It also makes a profound and lasting difference in the lives of people around them and the organizations they lead. This is how human leaders make an impact and shine their light in the world: by changing the way they connect with themselves and other people, they start a chain reaction that reverberates throughout their organizations and beyond them, because we are all part of interconnected networks of human relationships.

An indispensable leadership manual for people who wish to lead not just with their heads, but with their heart and soul as well, The Unlocked Leader belongs on the bookshelves of leaders and aspiring leaders at all levels looking for a fresh new perspective on effective, powerful leadership in service of something bigger than themselves.

About the author
Hortense le Gentil is a world-renowned executive leadership coach, speaker and author. Her coaching work focuses on CEOs and senior executives on their journey from hero leaders to human leaders.

Le Gentil, the author of the widely acclaimed book Aligned, is set to launch another highly anticipated book: The Unlocked Leader: Dare to Free Your Own Voice, Lead With Empathy, and Shine Your Light in the World (Wiley, September 2023). In her upcoming new book, she provides the keys to identifying and freeing ourselves from the mind-traps that hold us back. This makes The Unlocked Leader a very timely book for all leaders who are seeking to deal with a particularly challenging environment, as well as for executive coaches supporting these leaders. Le Gentil’s thought leadership is informed by 30 years in business, working across industries including media consulting and advertising—and as an entrepreneur. She was a 2021 and 2023 nominee for the Thinkers 50 Coaching and Mentoring Awards and has been ranked #5 on the Global Gurus list by World Management Global Gurus. She is a certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered™ coach and a member of MG100 Coaches. Her thought-leadership has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., Business Insider, and

Le Gentil grew up in France, where she was a competitive showjumper during her youth.