Episode 51: The Pivotal Leader with Brandon Black, Former CEO, Encore Capital Group

“Authenticity opens the door to conversations that are important.”

Brandon Black

In this episode of The Pivotal Leader, Gina Trimarco interviewed Brandon Black, co-author of EGO FREE LEADERSHIP: Ending The Unconscious Habits That Hijack Your Business.

Brandon retired as the CEO and Director of Encore Capital Group in 2013.  During his nine years as President and CEO, the company built significant cost and operational advantages, expanded into new asset classes, and made acquisitions that established Encore as the industry’s leading debt management and recovery solutions provider.

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Podcast Topics Include:

  • Workplace politics
  • How our brains confirm our own biases
  • How our behavior manifests and causes reactions in others
  • The ego’s role in creating negative distractions
  • The dollar cost of ego in a business
  • The pursuit of culture and a noble goal
  • Authenticity as an entry into important conversations
  • Transitioning from blaming to co-responsibility and from dysfunctional to productive
  • When the leader is the problem
  • Difficult and necessary conversations around gender, race and others who are different from you

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About the author

Gina Trimarco is a native of Chicago and CEO/Founder of Pivot10 Results and Carolina Improv Company. She has 25+ years of experience in marketing, sales, operations and people training. Gina combines street smarts and improv comedy skills with her experience in the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds, which sets her apart from her competition.

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