The Courageous Leaders Club

102: Polly McMorrow: Fearless Leadership: Navigating the Path to CEO

May 09, 2024 Joanna Howes Season 13 Episode 102
102: Polly McMorrow: Fearless Leadership: Navigating the Path to CEO
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The Courageous Leaders Club
102: Polly McMorrow: Fearless Leadership: Navigating the Path to CEO
May 09, 2024 Season 13 Episode 102
Joanna Howes

In episode 102 of the podcast, I speak with Polly McMorrow, CEO of McCann London.

Join us as we discuss the amount of pressure many leaders put on themselves to succeed and the delicate balance of self-imposed pressure against the backdrop of industry expectations.

We also discuss the contagious nature of fearless leadership and why it’s so important for CEOs to have patience, positivity, and transparency.

Key takeaways include:

● The initial hesitation around the opportunity to become CEO
● The impact of adapting to different professional environments
● The importance of encouraging a culture where employees can be themselves
● The transition to CEO and instilling change while respecting the existing culture
● Being promoted for potential
● The vitality of knowing oneself to build genuine connections and lead with integrity

Polly joined McCann London in 2022 after a successful 14-year tenure as MD of BBH, where she drove significant growth for brands like Audi and VW and won back-to-back IPA Effectiveness Awards. Passionate about client business, she fosters high-performing teams, and mentors, and is active in various industry associations.

Follow Joanna Howes and The Change Creators:

website: https://www.thechangecreators.com
linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannahowes/

For Leadership and team coaching and training, you can message me at joanna.howes@thechangecreators.com and we can book a call.

website: https://www.thechangecreators.com
linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannahowes/
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2kZ-x8fDHKEVb222qpQ_NQ

Show Notes

In episode 102 of the podcast, I speak with Polly McMorrow, CEO of McCann London.

Join us as we discuss the amount of pressure many leaders put on themselves to succeed and the delicate balance of self-imposed pressure against the backdrop of industry expectations.

We also discuss the contagious nature of fearless leadership and why it’s so important for CEOs to have patience, positivity, and transparency.

Key takeaways include:

● The initial hesitation around the opportunity to become CEO
● The impact of adapting to different professional environments
● The importance of encouraging a culture where employees can be themselves
● The transition to CEO and instilling change while respecting the existing culture
● Being promoted for potential
● The vitality of knowing oneself to build genuine connections and lead with integrity

Polly joined McCann London in 2022 after a successful 14-year tenure as MD of BBH, where she drove significant growth for brands like Audi and VW and won back-to-back IPA Effectiveness Awards. Passionate about client business, she fosters high-performing teams, and mentors, and is active in various industry associations.

Follow Joanna Howes and The Change Creators:

website: https://www.thechangecreators.com
linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannahowes/

For Leadership and team coaching and training, you can message me at joanna.howes@thechangecreators.com and we can book a call.

website: https://www.thechangecreators.com
linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannahowes/
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2kZ-x8fDHKEVb222qpQ_NQ