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Ep. 106: Developing Courage and Making Difficult Decisions with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng

Even if we don't have a formal management or leadership role, we can still embody the qualities of a leader by not fearing failure, embracing authenticity, and approaching situations with kindness and respect.
Nov 14, 2023 | Joy McCarthy

This week Joy chats with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, the department head of critical care at the Ottawa Hospital. He shares his insights on the importance of finding the leader within oneself and the courage to be authentic, even if you're not in a leadership role. He discusses his new book, "Unapologetic Leadership," and inspires listeners with his stories and energy.

Dr. Kwado Kyeremanteng quote

Dr. K also talks about his work in caring for the sickest patients in the ICU and his research on improving ICU resources and access to palliative care. Don't miss this empowering conversation on finding courage and making a positive impact.

Episode Highlights:

[00:02:25] Authentic leadership and courage.

[00:04:51] Making decisions from our values.

[00:09:32] People's unwavering belief systems.

[00:12:30] Speaking up in challenging environments.

[00:18:37] Authenticity and its impact.

[00:28:16] Using rejection as fuel.

[00:30:09] Developing a stomach for difficult decisions.

[00:36:59] Managing stress and relaxation.

[00:38:56] Leaning on your partner.

[00:42:49] Improving healthcare and avoiding ICU.



Maureen   •   November 15, 2023

Honestly, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to listen to this, simply because I didn’t think it would interest me. Well, I was so wrong. I really loved this podcast! I loved your questions and Dr. k’s responses. He seems so relatable and down to earth. I’m going to listen to it again. Thank you! ❤️

Joy McCarthy   •   November 16, 2023

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