Gaining Expertise Leadership, Executive Presence and Confidence with DR. WANDA WALLACE

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Today’s knowledge economy is redefining what it means to be an effective leader. Dr. Wanda Wallace explores this evolving expertise leadership landscape in her book, You Can’t Know It All: Leading in the Age of Deep Expertise. She joins me in this episode to discuss how leaders can become comfortable with not knowing everything and find value in their roles beyond their areas of expertise — what she calls “spanning leadership”

Wanda shares her insights on the challenges of modern leadership, including how women are pigeonholed into areas of expertise and not given the chance to advance to broader leadership positions. We also dive into the power of executive presence and self-assessment, sharing tips on how leaders can enhance their influence, refine their communication skills and spanning abilities, and reach their career goals.

Tune in as we unpack strategies for leaders to balance between deep expertise and the adaptability required to thrive in leadership roles!


  • The growing importance of expertise in business
  • Expert leadership to spanning leadership
  • How to be an expert leader without micromanaging
  • Transitioning from expert to spanning leadership
  • Key elements of executive presence
  • The art of listening and communication
  • Self-assessment for leadership development

Learn more in Wanda’s book, You Can’t Know It All: Leading in the Age of Deep Expertise!

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