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Bringing Your Self (Amanda Tucker)

  • Episode #13

Amanda Tucker’s leadership perspective is as atypical as her career. Built on cross-cultural experience from leading teams in many countries, her style leans on empathy and being personal.

Welcome to To Lead Is Human. This show helps listeners envision how they can uplevel their leadership and shape cultures of accountability, respect, and candor.

Amanda Tucker is the Vice President of Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability at Target. Previously, she held executive positions in corporate, nonprofit, and governmental organizations in multiple countries. She has a Master’s Degree in Management from Stanford University.

“I felt like there was a bit of a tension between two concepts of leadership… more command-and-control leadership and more authentic, empathetic leadership. And I really wanted to understand the science behind transparent empathetic leadership.”

Amanda Tucker

Amanda Tucker is an experienced international leader with a demonstrated history of innovation in sustainability and global operations. She is currently the Vice President of Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability at Target, before which she was an executive at Nike for two decades. Amanda has a Master’s of Science in Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and she’s a CTI progressional coach and Stanford LEAD course facilitator.

Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
Sharon’s website
Amanda’s LinkedIn

Guest: Amanda Tucker
Producer: Cynthia Lamb
Executive Producer: Danny Iny
Assembled by: Melissa Deal
Audio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher Martin
Audio Post Production:  Post Office Sound
Music Soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely
Making our hosts sound great: Home Brew Audio

Music and SFX credits:
Track Title: Escaping Light
Artist: Aaron Sprinkle
Writer: Aaron Sprinkle

Track Title: Bright Future
Artist: Be Still The Earth
Writer: Marshall Usinger

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To Lead Is Human

Every business leader has a huge impact on their organization. In this podcast, Sharon Richmond interviews successful leaders who have turned personal growth into tangible business outcomes. They discuss overcoming challenges, lessons learned and what helps them make a positive impact in their organization. Sharon offers insight and advice to help listeners envision how they can supercharge their own leadership by blending the art and science of leading with intention.