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#13: Leadership Lessons from Dolly Parton

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About the Episode

You could say that Dolly Parton was “Self Smarter” before it was cool. She has stood the test of time as a songwriter, singer, performer, actress, philanthropist, and businesswoman, all while remaining true to herself. In this episode, Dan’l shares leadership lessons we can all learn from Dolly Parton. In today’s music moment… well, you can probably guess!

Leadership Lessons We’ve Learned From Dolly Parton

  • Your circumstance is not a sentence
  • Know your worth
  • Don’t go it alone
  • Stay focused and versatile/relevant
  • Open your heart and your mind
  • Be human, humble, and humorous
  • Give your time, talents, and treasures with intention
  • To thy own self be true
Dan'l and Megan

About the Hosts

We’re Dan’l Mackey Almy and Megan Zweig, the hosts of the Self Smarter podcast. We’re wives, mothers, and friends and have spent the majority of our careers leading a full-service marketing agency that serves the fresh food, floral, and better-for-you foods industry. Our chats usually involve the latest marketing insights, leadership lessons, and self-awareness tools. These chats always include lots of laughter, the occasional tear and are mostly discussed over a cocktail… or three. We’re passionate about sharing what we’ve learned, the highs and the lows, to help other leaders in the journey of becoming self smarter.

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