My Favorite Mistake: 17: Melanie Parish on Responding to a Request for Proposal and “The Experimental Leader”

Author, speaker, podcast host, coach, and entrepreneur

Show notes:

My guest for Episode #17 is Melanie Parish. She is an author, speaker, podcast host, founder of Experimental Leader Academy, and Master Certified Coach. She is the author of The Experimental Leader book and an expert in problem solving, constraints management, operations, strategic hiring, and brand development, Melanie has consulted and coached organizations ranging from a Fortune 50 company to IT start-ups.

In today’s episode, Melanie shares her “favorite mistake” about the contracting process with a client. Why was she “naive” about this process? We also discuss what it means to be an “experimental leader” and a “new kind of boss.” How can we cultivate a culture of innovators? What should we do when some experiments seem like “mistakes”?

You can get a free promo copy of her book by going to and using promo code podcast100.

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