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Problem Solved Podcast: The Music of Decision Making with Susan Drumm

Have you ever gotten a song caught in your head? Most of us have. Music communicates with us in a unique and powerful way, often impacting our emotions –and emotions impact decision-making. In her new book,  Susan Drumm, CEO of Meritage Leadership, shares tips and techniques to harness music for better leadership based on her book The Leader’s Playlist.

As Susan explains: We all have a playlist running in the background of our lives that — whether we know it or not — acts as a ceiling on our leadership effectiveness.”

Listen to my interview with Susan on this episode of the Problem Solved Podcast and learn how to improve your playlist. Susan recommends identifying emotions of the past that impede good leadership and linking them to music to change that tune in your head -and with others. 

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Check out The Leader’s Playlist  and learn a process to:

  • Uncover the playlist impacting your leadership
  • Share research that explains why music is a powerful tool for understanding and reshaping your behavior
  • Teach you how to leverage music to help you be a better leader

Read Susan’s full bio below: 

Susan Drumm is on a mission to inspire and guide leaders to heal what holds them back and help them develop the capacity and mindset to lead in today’s increasingly disruptive environment. She has personally coached billionaire CEOs, high-profile political figures, prominent Fortune 100 executive teams as well as incredible entrepreneurs that set out to disrupt the marketplace.

She is CEO and Chief Empowerment Officer of her own firm, Meritage Leadership. She is also the host of the podcast and YouTube channel The Enlightened Executive, where she interviews founders and CEOs on the most cutting-edge programs, assessments, apps and techniques in personal and leadership effectiveness.

Susan has graduate degrees from Harvard Law School, Carnegie Mellon University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Not surprisingly she brings all of that diverse learning to the coaching process.

The Leader’s Playlist, Susan’s first book was published by River Grove Books on October 18, 2022. It is another important tool in her ongoing quest to help leaders be their best in both their professional and personal lives.


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