Episode 34: Resisting Assimilation & Practicing Authentic Leadership with Jan Griffiths

By Kelly Barner | October 6, 2021

There are many things about corporate life that everyone just accepts: meetings, pre-meetings, and constant, subtle incentives to follow the status quo even when transformation is being celebrated.

But should we continue to tolerate leadership practices that don’t deliver the desired results, especially if they don’t help anyone enjoy their work? Our guest in this episode says, “No!”

In this episode of The Sourcing Hero podcast, Host Kelly Barner is joined by Jan Griffiths, a former automotive industry Chief Procurement Officer and Vice President of Supply Chain that is now combining her passion and philosophy to transform work experiences across companies and industries.

As a keynote speaker, she is known for getting the audience – and other speakers – to dance… on stage… as the first step on their journey away from traditional corporate leadership.


In this conversation, Jan gives us a primer on authentic leadership:

  • What is authentic leadership and how does it differ from traditional corporate leadership?
  • How does a different type of leadership unlock the true potential of a team?
  • Why vulnerability and banishing the fear of failure are so critical to lasting success


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