070: How to Embrace Diversity for Powerful Results with Renee McGowan

The modern workplace generally presents unique leadership challenges due to differing perspectives, cultures, and beliefs, and leading a diverse organization is about much more than simply acknowledging differences.

For episode 070 of my podcast, ‘The World Class Leaders Show’, I invited Renee McGowan, Mercer’s President, Asia Middle East & Africa (AMEA), to talk about how she embraces diversity and improves performance in the workplace.

She leads Mercer’s business across 15+ markets in this fast-growing, dynamic region, is also Chairperson of Mercer in Japan, and is Executive Director on Mercer boards in China and Hong Kong. In 2022, she was named one of Arabian Business’ 50 Inspiring Female Business Leaders. She is also a member of the MEA Business Group, Dubai Business Women Council, and Boardroom by EMIR.

By listening to this podcast episode, you will learn more about:

(02:52) What Has Been Renee’s Secret of Staying With the Same Organization for So Long?

(04:26) The Benefits of Leading a Diverse Workplace

(07:14 ) Mercer Company: What it Does, and Its Future?

(12:29) The Difference Between Skills and Roles in Organizations and How They Are Changing

(15:03) Three Areas of Focus to Have High & Sustainable Growth

(18:04) Renee’s Major Learning in Terms of Leadership

(20:24) How to Handle Uncertainty & Volatility That Exists in External Environment?

(25:04) How Great Leaders Stay on the Top of Changes

(27:37) Three Things Leaders Must Embody

(30:44) How Energy Can Have a Multiplier Effect

(33:33) Misconceptions About CEOs

(37:40) How Great Leaders Approach Decision Making

(41:06) How to Use Experience to Fuel Leadership


Links:

Website: https://www.latam.mercer.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/reneemcgowan

Twitter: https://twitter.com/renmcgowan

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Read the article related to this podcast:  https://www.andreapetrone.com/How to Be a Great Leader in a Diverse Workplace with Renée McGowan/

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