Dr Sean Hall - Talks About Authentic Leadership

DATE: Thursday 10th March 2022
Author: Dr. Sean Hall,

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Dr Sean Hall is interviewed by Host Denis Giaoutsos in Episode 273, Authentic Leadership

It takes people believing in you for them to follow and buy into your vision. Dr. Sean Hall believes that without authenticity, people will never buy into that vision.

Dr. Hall is the CEO and Founder of Medlab, an Australian-based company with a presence in the United States and the United Kingdom. 

Sean has also co-authored multiple patents and publications and it’s his deep personal connection to cancer, which led him to found Medlab. 

As Dr. Hall sees it, he excels because of his understanding of both the problem and the solution. In this episode, he’ll reveal how to drive solutions-based leadership centered around some of the deepest lessons he’s learned.


Dive in and let’s explore what it means to have authentic leadership!


On this episode:

Dr. Hall talks about the personal impact cancer had in his life and how it led to his inspiration to found Medlab.

How Dr. Hall got his team to buy into his vision and why it’s important to give your team a strong “why” and understandable “how.”

Learn how Dr. Hall drives “solutions-based” leadership.

Dr. Hall’s personal experience on how he realized authenticity to be the deepest skill necessary to get people to follow you.

Dr. Hall talks about the specific actions he’s taken to refocus the team and stay ahead of uncertainty.

Leaders need to create space by cutting out the noise so they can breathe and focus on the business itself.


Key Takeaways:

To get people to buy into your vision you need to stay authentic

Balance progression with clear communication

Know what you know, know what you don’t know, trial it, improve it

Good leaders recognize their weaknesses and rise to the challenge

If people stop believing in you, they will stop following you

We need good leaders to question why we do things to help move us forward


Tweetable Quotes:

“It doesn’t matter the team you put together - they need to understand ‘why’ and ‘how,’ and there is no direct part on the how.” - Dr. Sean Hall

“Leadership now is more about knowing what you know, knowing what you don’t know, trialing it, and improving it.” - Dr. Sean Hall

“If you want to lead, people need to believe in you. If they stop believing in you, they stop following. Being an authentic leader probably is the deepest and most meaningful lesson I’ve had.” - Dr. Sean Hall

Connect with Dr. Hall by emailing sean_hall@medlab.co with the subject: Heard you on Denis’s show.


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About the author

Dr. Sean Hall

Sean founded Medlab in August 2012; he has over 20 years' experience in nutraceutical sales and development, as well as early drug discovery in Australia, Asia and the US. Sean has led and inspired his teams to author multiple patents, write peer-reviewed articles and deliver lectures at scientific conferences. His passion is leading his researchers into novel areas and strong commercialisation opportunities.

Prior Sean was a founder of FIT-BioCeuticals. Under his management and guidance, BioCeuticals became the most innovative, research-driven, practitioner brand in Australia. For his sale of FIT-BioCeuticals to Blackmores in 2012, Sean was nominated as a finalist in the inaugural Australian Exit CEO of the Year Award. Sean is a Medical Doctor with an MBA in clinical pharmaceutical management and focuses on the research to pioneer innovation and commercialisation. Sean is an active member of Medicines Australia, the European Medical Association, the American Federation for Medical Researcher, The World Medical Association, A4M and Special Operations Medical Association.