Sara Canaday is in the business of helping high-potentials and leaders achieve their best, by bringing them from informed to influential, doing to driving and managing to leading, via keynote speaking, interactive workshops and webinars. She is the author of the book, Leadership Unchained, in which she delivers counter-intuitive strategies to meet today’s business demands.

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Getting Simply The Best Results Podcast
Episode 7
Sara Canaday

Episode 7-
Leadership Unchained

Guest-
Sara Canaday, Keynote Speaker, Consultant and Author

Sara Canaday is in the business of helping high-potentials and leaders achieve their best, by bringing them from informed to influential, doing to driving and managing to leading, via keynote speaking, interactive workshops and webinars. She is the author of the book, Leadership Unchained, in which she delivers counter-intuitive strategies to meet today’s business demands.

Cheryl C. Jones coaxes 5 of those strategies from Canaday.

1. Pre-crastination
Avoid being stressed by doing things ahead of time, right away. So much of the day is spent fighting fires. Unanticipated issues arise, distractions emerge. Doing things ahead of when they are needed or due, allows for time in your day to deal with the untimely crisis.

2. Be diligent about what gets your time and attention.
This is another way of saying, “prioritize”, but puts you control.

3. Make a TO-DO and a STOP-DOING list
Determine what you need to do AND let go of to reach your goals.

4. Take Strategic Pauses
Turn the old paradigm of “gotta act now” around. Instead, sit, think, make sense of and prioritize.

5. Adjust routines and habits
This looks different for everyone. One example Sara gives is taking time once a week to review your calendar, re-read notes and articles, update technology.

Beyond the strategies for leadership, Canaday also reveals her career evolution from “Corporate America Executive” to keynote speaker and author.

Working in a traditional corporate environment of insurance sales and operations, Sara was longing to be more in touch with the customer side of business. She explains how she got to her “burn-out” and the questions she asked herself.

  • Is this career fulfilling?
  • Is this career something I want to be doing long-term?
  • Is there something more for me?
  • What is my purpose?

This began her period of self-reflection in which

  • She went out on her own (NEVER dreamed she would)
  • Revised her old paradigms of what business ownership looks like
  • Began her plan B while still working in her original career
  • Moved slowly and built slowly

Sara Canaday’s book, Leadership Unchained, was born from frustrated employees, leaders who were sick of just putting out fires when they desired to help move the business forward.

It can be purchased at: https://saracanaday.com/books/

She offers a free assessment for leaders to determine their willingness and readiness to “shake up how they think and feel”.  Take The Modern Leader Index assessment at: https://saracanaday.com/the-modern-leader-index/

 

Connect with Sara Canaday:
www.SaraCanday.com
Sara@SaraCanaday.com
LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: Sara Canaday

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