How To Become An Authentic Leader With Leadership And Coaching Expert Lance Tanaka

Episode 156
Lance Tanaka is the best example of the fact that you can be anything you want to be at any given point in time. And by doing so, you can completely change the trajectory of your life’s journey.

Today’s guest is the Founder of the Lance Tanaka Group that’s been operating for 20 years. On top of that, he is also the consulting company’s Managing Director, offering executive coaching for top-tier multinational companies all over the globe. Meet Lance Tanaka.

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Looking for ways on how you can be the most authentic leader you can possibly be? Lance Tanaka speaks substantially about understanding one’s own authenticity and drops other nuggets of gold that anyone can live by.

Here are some important topics discussed in this episode with Lance Tanaka:

  • 04:47 – Dream and Achieve
  • 11:22 – Self Discovery is a Process
  • 17:21 – Understand Authenticity
  • 23:50 – How to Delegate Effectively
  • 29:00 – Aptitude Vs. Skills
  • 34:25 – Networking is a Discipline
  • 36:01 – Embrace The Power of Silence
  • 43:28 – Questions Are Powerful
Lance Tanaka is where he is today because of his drive to help other people discover why they’ve been put on Earth in the first place. He is further driven by his own North Star, which he says should be personal to each and every one of us.

Lance Tanaka was already 35 years old and working as a General Manager for Tokyo Pepsi-Cola when he realised that he didn’t just want to sell a product, but actually make a difference in the lives of others. As far as anyone is concerned, that’s his purpose. And so, he set out a 10-year plan and did just that.

Now in his 60s, Lance Tanaka is influencing the lives of many aspiring and well-established leaders through the Lance Tanaka Group. Since founding the consulting company in 2001, he has racked up over 17,000 coaching hours for executives from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Europe and the United States.

Lance Tanaka is also an author who has published two books about leadership titled Dream and Achieve (2017) and Stories from the Top (2019), both available on Amazon. For this insightful soul, there is no specific trait to becoming a great leader because there are so many leadership styles that are unique to every individual.

In this interview, Lance Tanaka gets candid about interesting topics like learning how to network as an introvert, the significance of silence, which he correlated to music, and so much more.

For everything about Lance Tanaka, from books, podcasts, blogs, etc., go ahead and check out the Lance Tanaka Group website.

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