Ep 49 - Struggle & Leadership with Grace Marshall

Uncategorized May 24, 2021

As a leader do you feel comfortable sharing when you’re struggling? In general, we don’t talk about struggle a lot but Grace Marshall wants to open up the conversation.

This week on the Influence & Impact for Female Leaders podcast, I interviewed Grace about struggle, leadership and her new book Struggle: the surprising truth, beauty and opportunity hidden in life’s sh*ttier moments.

We discussed:

  • Why we all have struggle and why we should remove the self-judgement around it
  • What you can do if you’re struggling as a leader
  • The power of your emotions and how you can acknowledge and express them in a work environment
  • Grace’s unique three step process for handling struggle as it happens

As a leader, sometimes we put ourselves on a pedestal and hold high expectations of how we should handle difficult or uncertain situations.

I hope this episode helps you to see struggle from a different perspective, understand that you don’t always need to show up perfectly or have everything figured out and that it’s ok to ask for support.

As Grace says, what if struggle is precisely where the magic happens? Shouldn’t we embrace it if it’s where we can do our best, most important work?


Author of the award-winning How to be Really Productive, Grace Marshall is known for her ‘refreshingly human’ approach to productivity. Featured in The Guardian, Forbes and Huffpost, her work as a Productivity Ninja with global productivity training company Think Productive has helped thousands of people to replace stress, overwhelm and frustration with success, sanity and satisfaction. Her new book Struggle: the surprising truth, beauty and opportunity hidden in life’s sh*ttier moments is out now.

Buy Grace’s book Struggle: strugglethebook.com 




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