EPISODE 46  •  8/18/2020  •  1 hr 41 min

His Mask-Free Program, a system built on three principles inspired by his recovery from drug addiction, lays out a system that anyone can follow for concrete results.

Find out more at www.MichaelBrodyWaite.com, linkedin.com/in/michaelbrodywaite, and @mikebrodywaite.

Michael Brody-Waite is an award-winning CEO, tech-startup entrepreneur and recovering drug addict. In 2009, Brody-Waite left a Fortune 50 company to co-found and lead InQuicker, a healthcare SaaS company that allows patients to self-schedule appointments. His leadership grew the organization exponentially and landed InQuicker a spot on the Inc. 500 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies. In 2015, InQuicker was sold to a publicly traded company.

In the time since InQuicker went public, Brody-Waite has made a name for himself as an untraditional leadership coach. He credits his success to the tools he learned in the 12-step program, and now teaches others how to lead his Mask-Free Program. His unique views are captured in his TEDx Talk, “Great Leaders Do What Drug Addicts Do,” which has been viewed more than one million times. Brody-Waite’s first book, Great Leaders Like Drug Addicts, will be available for purchase on May 26, 2020.

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Show Notes

1:58 - Leading through rigorous authenticity

11:06 - From kiosk to corporate

17:09 - Authentic leadership means asking for help

22:57 - Seeking authenticity

24:03 - The mask addiction

24:56 - Three principles

30:03 - Looking for the problem

30:48- The job interview question

45:55 - How do you implement change?

57:40 - Partnering with other companies

1:01:41 - When it’s good to have a low authenticity score

1:06:31 - Giving back

1:16:24 - Creating a mask-free world

1:29:10 - Authentic leaders go first

1:30:12 - A valuable teammate calls you out

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