David Siegel is the CEO of Meetup. For 20 years, with thousands of events happening every day, people have turned to Meetup to meet people, make friends, find support, grow a business, and explore their interests. David is the author of Decide and Conquer, where he lays out the framework of the challenges leaders face and how to navigate big decisions successfully. He is a Professor at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and the Host of the Keep Connected podcast.
David has over 20 years of experience leading organizations. Before joining Meetup, he was the CEO at Investopedia and the President of Seeking Alpha. He holds a bachelor’s in philosophy, politics, and economics from the University of Pennsylvania and has an MBA in finance and marketing from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
As a leader, making a big decision can mean the success or failure of your company. How can you make decisions that lead to growth without sacrificing your morals? How can you become a more effective leader?
David Siegel understands the difficulties surrounding leaders and the strategies they can use to create success. According to David, if you do not remain true to your authentic self when building relationships, it inhibits your ability to form meaningful connections. The more you acknowledge if you did something wrong, the more help you can get from those connections. Allowing yourself to see past mistakes and superficial relationships can help you learn, cultivate growth, establish lasting connections, and create an atmosphere for creativity and innovation that leads to successful solutions.
In this episode of Access To Anyone, Michael Roderick sits down with David Siegel, CEO of Meetup and author of Decide and Conquer, to discuss respecting yourself as a leader and growing real connections. David talks about the power behind remaining true to your authentic self, maintaining your moral standards, prioritizing meaningful relationships, and why every leader should learn from their mistakes.
If you could meet any living person, who would that be?
David Siegel would like to meet Angela Duckworth. She is an American psychologist, Founder of and CEO of Character Lab, and co-host of the No Stupid Questions podcast. David thinks Angela is thoughtful, smart, and would like to sit down and have a conversation with her about community and challenges a CEO may face.
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