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Sean Magennis is the President and COO of YPO (formerly Young Presidents’ Organization) – a global community of chief executives dedicated to becoming Better Leaders. The YPO platform has more than 27,000 members in more than 138 countries. YPO is arguably one of the most powerful groups in the world, to qualify a member has to have at least 10 million dollars in annual sales. Sean began his career in South Africa at one of the country’s largest producers of agricultural chemicals. He also founded an Organizational Development Consulting business and Executive Search business. Currently, Seah is an advisor of two companies, Nuooly – a gig economy business for independent attorneys and Rem brothers which is a hospitality and food services business. 




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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • [2:50] Jeremy introduces his guest, Sean Magennis. 
  • [5:00] Sean talks about his experience visiting Israel. 
  • [7:00] The value of reflecting on gratitude. 
  • [8:40] Facing challenges both personally and professionally. 
  • [12:00] The hardest part of Sean’s job. 
  • [13:40] Sean opens up about his childhood in South Africa. 
  • [21:00] Closing thoughts. 

In this episode…

What does it really take to become a leader in today’s economy? What if you want to make an impact with your message, where would you turn? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and innovator, Sean Magennis. In his conversation with Jeremy, Sean opens up about his childhood in South Africa, why he visited Israel, challenges he has faced along the way, the hardest part of his job, and much more. You’ll want to pay close attention to this riveting episode featuring Sean’s story! 

Did you know that one of the best ways you can set an excellent example for others in your area of influence is to practice the radical act of gratitude? It’s true! Think about it, when someone takes the time to thank you for a favor or writes you a note to express their gratitude – it makes a difference! In the business world, you want to stand out and get remembered for good things – practicing gratitude should be high on your list! The default setting for many leaders seems to be stuck on selfishness and pride, be the difference and choose to express gratitude – what do you have to lose? 

What is the most challenging aspect of your job? Is it casting a vision for the massive organization that you lead? Maybe for you, the challenge is leading your business out of a slow season and into a new one. Whatever your current situation is, you need to make sure your team understands where you are headed. As Sean leads the effort over at YPO, he has learned the value of keeping an eye on the prize. Too often, leaders and organizations get sidetracked from the primary objective – don’t let that happen to you! Learn more about these helpful lessons from Sean’s experience and a lot more by listening to this episode! 

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