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Lolly Daskal

The United States Army defines leadership as “the process of influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation while operating to accomplish the mission and improve the organization.” While some may believe that leadership is a trait that people are inherently born with, this week’s guest on The Malliard Report believes that even some of the most timid individuals have the ability to become the most successful leaders. This week Jim welcomes Lolly Daskal to the show to discuss her role with some of the most influential people, spanning multiple levels of industry, and harnessing that inward wherewithal to become a successful leader.

“Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of ‘Lead From Within’, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world. Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR,, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and many others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.”

Lolly’s prowess and almost instinctual level of understanding on how to develop leadership on a personal level clearly shines through on this episode. Make sure to head over to Lolly’s website where you can follow her latest blog posts, track her latest speaking engagements, and even reach out to her personally at You can find all of her books on her website and on major online retailers. Don’t forget to catch up on past episodes, subscribe to the newsletter, and contact Jim through the website or connect via Twitter @Malliard.