Let Go & Lead | Gagen MacDonald

Insights & Events

An initiative to bring together pioneers, provocateurs, thought leaders and those leading the conversation around culture, transformation, and change.

Podcast Series

Transformational resources for Leaders

Let Go & Lead is a leadership community created by Maril MacDonald, founder and CEO of Gagen MacDonald. Maril brings together provocateurs, pioneers, thought leaders and those leading the conversation around culture, transformation and change.

Over the course of the past 12 years, Let Go & Lead has existed in many forms, from video interviews to resource guides to its current iteration as a podcast. At its core, it remains a place where people can access a diversity of perspectives on interdisciplinary approaches to leadership. Maril is also working on a book incorporating these insights gathered over the past several years from global leaders and change makers.

Maril has interviewed over 120 leaders — from business to academia and nonprofits to the arts — through the years. In each conversation, from personal anecdotes to ground-breaking scientific analysis, she has probed the lessons learned in leadership. From these conversations, the Let Go & Lead framework has emerged. It is both a personal and organizational resource that aims to serve the individual leader or leadership at scale.

LG&L Podcast / Jan 16, 2023

Sylvia Burwell | Leading in Complex Situations


LG&L Podcast / Dec 12, 2022

Wendy Short Bartie | How leadership can benefit all of humanity


LG&L Podcast / Nov 29, 2022

Marshall Goldsmith | Ep. 2: Developing and growing into a great leader


LG&L Podcast / Nov 17, 2022

Marshall Goldsmith | Ep. 1: Leadership lessons from “The Earned Life”


LG&L Podcast / Nov 01, 2022

Jeremy Dean | How Emotional Culture Drives Transformational Change


LG&L Podcast / Oct 18, 2022

Celine Schillinger | Dare to Un-lead in a Turbulent World


LG&L Podcast / Oct 04, 2022

Jeppe Hansgaard | Accelerating Change Using the Power of Informal Networks


LG&L Podcast / Sep 20, 2022

Niven Postma | Mastering Office Politics: The Critical Leadership Skill


LG&L Podcast / Sep 08, 2021

Seth Godin, Author, Speaker, Teacher, Entrepreneur


LG&L Podcast / Aug 25, 2021

Dani Brown, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Whirlpool Corporation


LG&L Podcast / Aug 04, 2021

Juan Carlos Cruz, Vice President, Global Communications and Public Affairs, Livent


LG&L Podcast / Jul 14, 2021

Shaunta Vaughn, Executive Director, Kaiser Permanente


LG&L Podcast / Jun 23, 2021

Scott Halford, Neuroscience Educator, Speaker and Author (Part 2)


LG&L Podcast / Jun 08, 2021

Scott Halford, Neuroscience Educator, Speaker and Author (Part 1)


LG&L Podcast / May 26, 2021

Dr. Candace Steele Flippin, SVP and Chief Communications Officer, Acuity Brands


LG&L Podcast / May 12, 2021

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, President and Chief Executive Officer of SHRM


LG&L Podcast / Apr 28, 2021

Bill Novelli, Master of Reinvention, Georgetown University


LG&L Podcast / Jun 03, 2020

Danielle Merfeld, Chief Technology Officer, GE Renewable Energy


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