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Season Two: Arriving and Thriving with Lt. Gen. Leslie Smith

By Susan MacKenty Brady
November 21, 2022
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Lt. Gen. Leslie Smith

Lieutenant General, U.S. Army retired, and W.E. Carter Jr. Leadership Chair, Parker College of Business-Georgia Southern University

Welcome to season two of the Better Understanding podcast! In season two, we are bringing to life our Wall Street Journal best-selling book, Arrive and Thrive, through powerful stories, earned wisdom, and lessons learned from some of the world’s preeminent leaders and thrivers.

In the fourth episode of season two of the Better Understanding podcast, guest Lt. Gen. Leslie Smith explains why it’s critical that leaders build trust within their team. Trust, he says, is the bedrock of any organization and is key to its success. How to build that trust? Lt. Gen. Smith emphasizes that embracing one’s authenticity, listening, and investing in people cultivates an environment where people are comfortable taking risks and sharing new ideas.

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