Leaving Space For People To Grow: Remembering Taylor Hawkins

Episode #190 // After the recent untimely passing of Foo Fighters’ drummer, Taylor Hawkins, I came across an article in Rolling Stone magazine. It was Hawkins’ last live interview, and I was struck by a few incredible leadership lessons about fear of failure, strong leadership, and teamwork.


In today’s episode, I not only want to pay tribute to Taylor Hawkins (who was one of my favorite drummers), but also to take the learnings from the unexpected world of rock music to illustrate some behaviors and strategies that all leaders can learn from.


The opportunity that leaders have to create astonishing results by giving their people space to grow, and increasing their confidence to perform, is brought to life in the story of Hawkins and Dave Grohl, the Foo Fighters’ frontman.

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