Episode 37 – Megumi Miki
Megumi Miki is an author, speaker and consultant in leadership, culture and diversity and inclusion, with a background in strategy, economics and finance. She has supported a diverse range of clients, including government agencies, non-profits, and multinational corporations and speaks at a range of conferences. Megumi challenges the status quo in leadership to unlock hidden talent and collective potential.
She is best known for her book Quietly Powerful: How Your Quiet Nature is Your Hidden Leadership Strength, which challenges conventional assumptions about what it takes to be a successful leader. The book received the Australian Career Book Award for 2020 from RSA Oceania and Best Leadership Book of 2020 from the Australian Business Book Awards.
Drawing on her personal experiences and working with leaders from diverse backgrounds and industries, Megumi offers a fresh perspective on the qualities that enable quiet individuals to be effective and impactful leaders. In addition, Megumi advocates for a more expanded and diverse approach to leadership that values quieter, understated approaches – whether you are naturally quiet or not.
In this episode, Megumi and I chatted about:
- Her leadership roles
- Her leadership style
- Her leadership journey
- The leaders that helped her rise
- The challenges she faced on her journey
- How she navigated those challenges
- How she thinks you can become a strong and kind leader
- Her ‘take home’ leadership messages for the listeners, and
- What she is currently excited to be working on.
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