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An Interview with Phil La Duke

Phil La Duke
Nov 27, 2019 · 12 min read

Given my background, growing up on a small farm in India, I lacked the opportunity and confidence to speak in front of people. When I was at Texas Instruments, my first corporate job, I remember being in meetings and wanting to share my thoughts. However, I lacked the courage and confidence to speak up, and the meeting would end before I found a way to say anything. I knew that if I was going to take leadership roles, I had to get over this fear. I enrolled myself in toastmasters for four years and diligently worked on public speaking. As a CEO now, it seems all I do is speak in front of people everyday and be the face of my company.

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Phil La Duke

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Author of “I Know My Shoes Are Untied. Mind Your Own Business” and “Lone Gunman. Rewriting the Handbook on Workplace Violence Prevention” and “Blood on my hands

Authority Magazine

Leadership Lessons from Authorities in Business, Pop Culture, Wellness, Social Impact, and Tech. We use interviews to draw out stories that are both empowering and actionable.

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