Too Nice to Lead

2019tue19nov11:30 amtue1:00 pmToo Nice to Lead11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Event Details

Passive Barriers to Leadership


Do you find yourself apologizing too much? Do you downplay your accomplishments? When assignments are handed out, do you find yourself taking on additional projects even though you’re already stretched pretty thin? You’re not alone. Leadership welcomes all types – but by being so “nice,” you may find yourself struggling to capture the attention you deserve.

You’re a leader now (or you want to be!). You need to recognize these passive behaviors, acknowledge them, and find a way to translate them into strong leadership skills. This session will address the most common passive traits and help you identify ways to turn them into strengths. You’ll become a better leader by rewriting the story behind who you are and why you’re “too nice to lead.”


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Learning Objectives


Attendees will get suggestions and ideas to:

  • Identify Delegating without dictating
  • Objectively overcoming modesty
  • Building a business case for your needs
  • Turning apologies into gratitude
  • Developing a personal advisory board


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About Our Facilitator

Jessica Shrout is a Muncie resident and an award-winning brand manager. She is the owner of Circle Three Branding, Inc. – the only marketing agency dedicated to the refuse and recycling industry.

She has a Masters of Fine Arts from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. She credits her leadership skills to being raised in the performing arts world. In her free time, she is a competitive target archer, is involved in local politics, and volunteers her marketing experience with charities.


November 19, 2019 11:30 am - 1:00 pm