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LEADERSHIP UNLEARNED

53 EpisodesProduced by Maxine AttongWebsite

Welcome to Leadership Unlearned. We we invite you the listener to suspend all that you believe and know about leadership. We will examine and discuss leadership as it occurs in three levels of system1) on an individual level –the self, 2) as it relates to teams that you lead and 3)As it relates to l… read more

53 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Nanci E. Luna Jiménez shares why she Leads with Equity

April 15th, 2021

24:46

Nanci E. Luna Jiménez is a panelist at the Caribbean Gestalt Leadership Conference - Leading with Equity on April 29 2021.   

In this podcast Nanci shares about the work that she does and why she said yes to the …

HOTT 93 Interviews Maxine Attong about Leading with Equity

April 12th, 2021

12:40

Amanda Elliot and Warren Perreira of HOTT 93 chat with me about the Annual Gestalt Caribbean Leadership Conference.

She calls me Ms Trinidad in this clip.  We laughed and spoke about the need for Equity.

Enjoy!

Jamie Philbert shares the Power of Kalinda

April 9th, 2021

27:05

Jamie Philbert is a dancer, an activist and a Kalinda woman.

In this episode she shares how this ancient traditional cultural martial art can be used …

Leading with Equity on TAJ Radio

April 4th, 2021

10:33

In this episode I share an interview on TAJ radio with host Kristie Marie Kanhai.

We spoke about the Gestalt Caribbean Leadership Conference - Leading with Equity.

Conference proceeds are to extend our Youth Leadership …

Interview with Eric Dye

March 28th, 2021

17:25

In this episode Eric Dye interviews me - Maxine Attong

I am sharing the why's of what I do as well as about our upcoming Gestalt Leadership Conference on April 29th 2021.

Its all about Leading with Equity. What we are …

Carmel Haynes of Barbados International Business Association shares her brand of leadership

March 11th, 2021

18:35

Carmel Haynes is the Executive Director of Barbados International Business Association ( BIBA),

In this episode she shares a bit of BIBA, which is a NGO that promotes international business. 

Carmel also shares her …

NINA Program - Enabling Young Women

March 11th, 2021

19:15

In this episode we cant with Akosua Dardaine Edwards about the NINA Program for your Women.

Nina is a Leadership Program for Young Women that focuses …

Melissa Senhouse Shares Tips for Leaders

March 1st, 2021

28:06

Melissa Senhouse is the CEO of Pat and Max Limited and the President of the Greater Tunapuna Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

She shares how the Chamber is taking leadership in ensuring the safety of the traveling …

Are Women missing in your organization?

February 18th, 2021

15:28

In Trinidad and Tobago we have a problem. Our young women go missing. Unfortunately some turn up dead.

Whatever is happening in the larger system is …

Annual Gestalt Caribbean Leadership Conference - Teri Leigh Bovell

February 4th, 2021

30:54

In this episode I introduce the host and moderator of the 4th Annual Gestalt Caribbean Leadership Conference - Teri Leigh Bovell

Bovell is a regional personality who combines her love for the arts with her …

Decision making with the Duke

January 25th, 2021

13:51

So many of us have watched at swooned over the Duke of Hastings form the show Bridgerton. ( Bridgerton is the name of a Netflix fictional drama set in  early 19th century England) 

While I myself admired the Duke's …

When Leaders Go Unchecked

January 14th, 2021

15:44

We all witnessed the storming of the US Capitol. 

I've seen this scenario play out albeit on smaller scales in organizations that I have worked …

Lessons from a MAGA Loss

December 5th, 2020

15:51

Whenever something is the wider #system attracts a lot of attention I ask myself what lessons does it hold for the smaller system,

In this episode I …

Nirmala Maharaj chats Leadership with Maxine Attong

November 28th, 2020

31:14

Nirmala Maharaj is the Chief Social Justice Champion at the Social Progress Institute, 

In this episode she explains how leadership principles are used to serve NGOs and Faith based orgnaisatins.

She shares how as the …

LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM 2 DOCTORS

November 19th, 2020

15:47

Whatever is happening in the larger system is reflected in the smaller system.

The issues that play out on the public domain is a call for us to examine what is happening in our organizations.

As a leader when you see …

Nigel Romano chats Leadership with Maxine

November 1st, 2020

31:16

I always enjoy chatting with Nigel Romano.  

I have enjoyed our many conversations and I  also enjoyed this one.

Nigel shares his leadership experiences, how leadership has changed over his journey.  He also makes no …

Leadership Promotes Change

November 1st, 2020

15:30

If you want to change someone understand them first and then they may change - Obrien.

In this episode I share the reasons why team members may not want to change and the four E's that leaders can ue to help team …

Leaders Promote Mental Health

October 16th, 2020

16:20

2020 has been a difficult year.

#Covid19 has thrown us all into a state of #uncertainty.  No doubt our #mentalhealth has been compromised.

In this …

Leading Millennials and Gen Z - A conversation with Paul Ashby

October 5th, 2020

33:00

Paul AShby - CEO of SigniaGlobe Financial shares the how he keeps the young and restless folks at his office engaged and motivated.

This is an …

Can only Older People be Leaders?

September 24th, 2020

16:12

My nephew asked me , "Can only older people be Leaders?"

It's a great question since his observation is accurate. The C-Suite is mostly  occupied by …

A Leadership Tale from Current Events

September 17th, 2020

18:28

Current events offer loads of lessons for leaders.

We being to look at the world around us and glean the alternate reality of the situations as well as the possible remedies to serve the wider purpose.


This week I ask, …

Leadership Lessons from The KIng

September 12th, 2020

15:45

In this episode I pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman as I share the  Leadership Lessons that I gleaned from his life.


Thanks you Chad.  We will never yield.



Leadership is Strategic Planning

September 8th, 2020

16:25

Covid 19 has changed the way that we do things.  Things should Include our strategic planning process.


In this episode I share some thoughts about …

Leadership is Promoting racial Tolerance

August 20th, 2020

16:02

It seems that elections are the time to divide and conquer.  The masses are pit against each other along the lines of race, politics, ethnicity or …

Leadership is Promoting Work Life Balance

August 13th, 2020

17:45

As I host  group coaching sessions with leaders and teams, most teams are concerned with their work life balance and ask how to maintain this,

As …

Leadership is Helping Teams Dealing with Stress

August 6th, 2020

15:09

I  have been chatting with various teams and they all share the same sentiment. We are stressed and we are burnt out.

Leaders I know that the stress for you is also magnified.  We have 5 more months to complete all the …

Derron Sandy discusses Transparency and Accountability with Maxine Attong

August 3rd, 2020

29:53

Derron Sandy is the Artistic Director of 2 cents Movement- a youth based NGO.

In June 2020 the Movement suffered fall out from allegations of sexusl misconduct.  

Since then the leaders of the organisation had to …

Leadership is Transparency

July 23rd, 2020

16:11

Transparency leads to #accountability and accountability promotes #transparency.

Leaders cannot be 100% transparent at all times.  Tis would be …

Leadership is Accountability

July 17th, 2020

16:08

In this episode I share the 4 levels of #accountability. and provide some tips for leaders who want to promote accountability in the workplace.

Leaders called  to be accountable especially when things go wrong..

Leader ship is Zero Tolerance for Harassment

July 9th, 2020

16:05

Leaders have a responsibility for the tone of the organisation and do this via code of ethics and standards. Sadly the behaviours and actions that are allowed in the organisation do not always reflect the intention of …

Racquel Moses and Maxine chat about Leaders as Change Agents

June 28th, 2020

29:45

Ever heard of the Caribbean Climate -Smart Accelerator? If not, then you just did.

This not for profit organisation is helping transform #Caribbean economies by fast-tracking sound public and private investment …

Leaders as Change Agents

June 19th, 2020

15:41

Change often comes with the dissatisfaction of the status quo. Leader what do you want to change in your organisation?

Post COVID most of us were forced to review our business models and ask ourselves what is the way …

8 Leadership Tips from BLM Protests

June 12th, 2020

14:01

This last week was even more difficult that the previous week I cried I was hurt, I was angry and I was hopeful

Whenever I am overwhelmed by multiple …

8 Leadership Lessons from Minnesota - RIP George Floyd

June 4th, 2020

17:50

Today I am sharing the 8 tips from the Protests in Minnesota.


  1. Leaders let teams breathe
  2. Leaders take your knee of team members throats.
  3. Leaders …

Amoy Van Lowe shares her leadership style with Maxine Attong

June 2nd, 2020

32:55

Amoy van Lowe is the CEO of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange Company Limited. 

In this chat she shares her thoughts on leadership.  She shares how she builds greater connections with teams and how she stays …

Create the Best Possible Future for your Organisation

May 25th, 2020

16:20

We will answer the questions – What is the best possible future for our organisations?

This is a real important question for me since it can make a huge impact on how we move forward as a country.

The truth is that most …

Creating the Best Possible Future with our teams

May 17th, 2020

15:47

Leaders, I am inviting you to extend the open heart, open minds and open will to the teams that you lead.

No one knows the future and nobody is …

Open Heart, Open Mind, Open Will - Creating the Best Possible future

May 8th, 2020

16:40

THis episode is inspired by the work of Otto Scharmer.

We examine what the leader needs to create her/his best possible future for herself and himself.

we ask leaders to integrate their personal and professional selves …

Surren Maharaj and Maxine Attong - Working through Uncertainty

May 1st, 2020

31:05

Surren Maharaj - Chief Coach and Consultant chats with maxine Attong on what they share in common.

These two coaches share about uncertainty in the …

Lessons from Jouvert - Leading in times of Uncertainty

April 23rd, 2020

16:15

J'ouvert is a wee early morning street party that herald the beginning of Trinidad Carnival.

It is a time of darkness and uncertainty, that offers the perfect metaphor for the VUA world/


We take lessons from the …

Optimism in the VUCA World

April 16th, 2020

14:33

We need to accept that in this time of Corona virus we exist in a limbo where we know where we came from and we are not sure where we are going. Our past is irrelevant to the present and to the future.

This is a tough …

Leadership in the VUCA World

April 9th, 2020

15:04

Coronavirus has ushered in the reality of the VUCA world.

The world is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous.  

Leaders are now being asked to …

Health and Safety during COVID-19. Maxine chats with Jason Maitland - Chair of Caribbean IOSH

April 3rd, 2020

13:15

Jason Maitland offers suggestions from a Health and safety perspective on dealing with COVID - 19.  He shares about

- Physical distancing vs. social distancing

- Eating habits

- Implications for after COVID - office …

Leadership Failure: Maxine Attong chats with Elson James

March 26th, 2020

31:43

Elson James CEO of JMMB Express Finance chats with host Maxine Attong about the obvious and insidious failure that he has witnessed and experienced during his career.

He also shares the challenges, shortcomings and the …

Complacency / Ego Disease and Leadership Failure

March 24th, 2020

11:43

Complacency is a dis-ease of the Ego. Complacency is a disease of the ego

Some leaders fail because they assume that past success guarantees the present success and sometimes they do not work as smartly or as …

Obvious and Insidious Leadership Failure

March 24th, 2020

12:45

 I conclude that there are two ways in which leaders fail:

1) Obvious failures

2) Insidious failures.

Obvious failure occurs when the leader does not deliver on the expectation of the organisation.

Insidious failure …

Leadership Intention and Impact - Maxine Attong & Bernard Mitchell c

March 19th, 2020

29:46

Bernard Mitchell has held leadership positions in various organisations.  

We chat about the HOW and WHAT and the WHY of his leadership journey.

Leadership in the Time of Corona

March 19th, 2020

14:06

We explore the unique opportunities that the CONVID-19 pandemic brings for leaders and there organisations.

#leadership #leadershipUnlearned …

4 tips to make an Impact with your Leadership

March 14th, 2020

12:10

Four tips to be impactful with your leadership.

  1.  Awareness
  2. Being in the here and now
  3.  Hold the space

#leadership #leadershipconsulting …

Make an Impact with Your Leadership

March 14th, 2020

11:48

Why is your leadership important?  

Your leadership can make positive impact on your self, your family, your community, your organisation  and the country that you live in.  

Have you ever considered this?

Leading with Intention

March 14th, 2020

12:10

Four steps for leaders who want to lead from their intention.  Learn how to set your leadership intention and to lead with this intention.

One of the biggest enemies of our intentions is our ego.  Learn how to minimise …

Life + X = Death

March 10th, 2020

12:23

It is a mathematical way to look at our life. There are two constants Life and Death. =In between that time there is a variable that you get to make a lot of choices about.

What is your x? What does it stand for and …

Promo for Leadership Unlearned

March 10th, 2020

0:38

This is the Leadership Unlearned Radio Program.  We invite our listeners to suspend all that they believe and know about leadership.

Every Wednesday on I95.5FM at approximately 6.35 p.m you can tune in to the program. …

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