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The Mind Takeaway Podcast - Leadership, Psychology and Creativity

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In our quest to help create a world without inequality, poverty and war, we share insights gained through our work about leadership, psychology and creativity.You will also hear conversations with ordinary people who do extraordinary things due to their increased awareness, curiosity and intuition, … read more


#24: Transformative Leadership with Katja Mechler

In this episode, we spoke to Katja Mechler, CEO of KUUR Rehabilitation centres in the Middle East. Katja has been in leadership roles in the health and wellness industry in Thailand and Dubai since 1997. During this time she was responsible for successfully remodelling and developing a successful health club/spa in Phuket as well as commissioning a state of the art physiotherapy group of clinics both in Dubai and Riyadh, KSA. Additionally, she developed and launched charity programs for children with special needs (both in Riyadh and Bahrain).

We spoke to Katja about her leadership journey and what she has learned from working with people in different parts of the world. She shared some great examples of how through empowering people you become a catalist to transform organisations, teams and the lives of the people you work with.

You can connect with Katja via Linkedin:

We spoke about:

➡ The importance of empowering people to create sustainable organisations and teams

➡ What is the true responsibility of a leader and why focusing on profit first can be a big mistake and lead to problems in the future

➡ Why micromanaging is counter-productive and a big waste of time and money

➡ What Katja loves most about her work is working with people and seeing their lives transform.

➡  Following a simple rule “treat others as you would like to be treated”

➡  Katja’s passion is working with rescue animals and she uses examples of animal training to show that when we are given choice and empowered to make decisions we all perform better than when we are forced.

➡ The importance of adjusting your communication style in order to be heard. Katja learned this lesson the hard way when her german efficiency didn’t work in Thailand.

➡ Transferable leadership skills and finding talent from different industries

➡ How human connection as one of the most important to develop trust and create a safe environment for your people to grow

And lots more...Enjoy listening 

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