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Nov 9, 2016
Dr. Bob Dent is the Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer for Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Texas. LearnChair Radio host Bob Dragone was looking for an organization that operated on a firm set of leadership standards when he came across Midland Memorial's remarkable leadership principles. The discussion with Bob Dent examines how the hospital established its leadership standards and how Bob and his staff ensure every employee lives up to them.  Bob relates how Midland Memorial developed its Leadership Pledge and how every employee is introduced to a Culture of Ownership.  Every day Bob conducts leadership rounds to interact with both staff and patients.  In this manner, the hospital builds and maintains lasting relationships with patients, families and the Midland community.  Midland's strong commitment to staff encompasses a unique policy on meetings which many companies might envy.  Bob adds his own insights on what characteristics a good leader should have on top of the standards set by his hospital.  This podcast is a valuable look at how an organization can make leadership work every day.  
Oct 25, 2016

Dr. Melissa Gratias is a Productivity Psychologist, her own term that translates as forging custom productivity solutions for her clients.  Her solutions are tactical and practical, and she focuses on what should be done to improve a company's methods and procedures.  Her methodology's basic approach is to identify problems as flags, from red to green, depending on their urgency.  Her methods are now available in a series of 6 ebooks available on her website, melissagratias.com.  Here's the link for the ebooks: http://melissagratias.com/ebooks/  Melissa is a great story teller, and she regales LearnChair Radio Host Bob Dragone with examples of her biggest successes and some of her professional challenges.  Melissa also shares her opinions of what characteristics a good leader should have.  She lists three - predictability, calmness, and trust.  Few would argue these and we think you will enjoy this very engaging discussion with Melissa Gratias.

Oct 3, 2016

Zoe Chance is a Professor of Influence and Persuasion at the Yale University School of Management.  In the discussion with LearnChair Radio's host Bob Dragone, Zoe explains the profound role of influence and persuasion on your leadership style.  Based on relationships, persuasion has a powerful positive force in meeting goals and building team success.  Zoe talks about examining motivations and why empathy is so important to a leader's ability to influence the people they work with.  Zoe, when posed the question about what characteristics a good leader should have, comes up with a unique perspective.  Based on her acting background she states that a good leader should have the aspects of both a good director and a good producer. Again, she emphasises the importance of motivation, empathy and well-honed management skills to be a leader worth following.  The interview with Zoe is both enlightening and humorous, and one we are sure you will enjoy.

Oct 3, 2016

LearnChair Radio host Bob Dragone discusses the elements of style as they relate to a good leadership image with leading style expert Sylvie di Giusto.  Sylvie relates her beginnings in HR as they developed her interest in style and how it is so important to project an image of competence and confidence.  Her comments about the style factors of several of the recent presidential candidates are quite interesting and revealing. Silvie explores the link between style and leadership and why it is so important to create a good first impression.  Her experience with helping to develop the image of many senior executives provides her unique insight as to what characteristics good leaders should have.  

Sep 16, 2016
[smart_track_player_latest url="http://learnchairradio.libsyn.com/rss" social="true" social_twitter="true" social_facebook="true" social_gplus="true" ] Zoe Chance is a Professor of Influence and Persuasion at the Yale University School of Management.  In the discussion with LearnChair Radio's host Bob Dragone, Zoe explains the profound role of influence and persuasion on your leadership style.  Based on relationships, persuasion has a powerful positive force in meeting goals and building team success.  Zoe talks about examining motivations and why empathy is so important to a leader's ability to influence the people they work with.  Zoe, when posed the question about what characteristics a good leader should have, comes up with a unique perspective.  Based on her acting background she states that a good leader should have the aspects of both a good director and a good producer. Again, she emphasises the importance of motivation, empathy and well-honed management skills to be a leader worth following.  The interview with Zoe is both enlightening and humorous, and one we are sure you will enjoy.
Jun 28, 2016

LearnChair Radio host Bob Dragone talks with speaker, author and coach Cy Wakeman about the principles of Reality-Based Leadership. Cy explains how she came upon her unique approach to leadership development and how it allows an organization's leaders to cut through the everyday drama of the workplace to deliver better results.  In the discussion, Cy steps us through how Reality-Based Leadership is about becoming the revolutionary new type of leader needed today—one who can change the way people think about and perceive their circumstances. A Reality-Based Leader deals with the facts, clarifies roles, gives clear and direct feedback, instills accountability, and helps others focus their efforts on their contribution (and not on the drama!).  Cy gives examples of success in the workplace and how leaders she has worked with have increased productivity through her methods.  Cy's opinion that a leader requires empathy rather than sympathy is a notable addition to our list of characteristics for good leadership. j5x62cx2

Jun 21, 2016

NOTE - This episode is re-issued due to a problem with the original file.  Many listeners could not download the file so this problem is now corrected.

The Director of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University joins AQQOLADE's LearnChair Radio host Bob Dragone to discuss Doerr's groundbreaking program to give leadership development to all Rice students.  As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice University aspires to pathbreaking research, unsurpassed teaching and contributions to the betterment of our world. It seeks to fulfill this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.  Dr. Kolditz explains how the Institute through certified leadership coaches helps develop the leadership potential of all of Rice's students beginning at the sophomore level.  The program has been in existence for one year, and Dr. Kolditz describes what the Institute has learned in that time and where it plans to go in the future.  Finally, Dr. Kolditz gives valuable insights on what it takes to be a leader.

Jun 5, 2016

AQQOLADE's LearnChair Radio host Bob Dragone interviews noted author and speaker Anese Cavanaugh on her IEP (Intentional Energetic Presence) method of leadership development.  In explaining her IEP method, Anese explains the importance of "showing up." - our impact with people and how others respond to who we are and how we present ourselves. With IEP, we get to be the ’cause’ of things, without it, those things get to be the ‘cause’ of us.  IEP helps people work better together, show up more fully, and create the impact they want—intentionally.  The podcast with Anese is a short workshop on how IEP works and how it can benefit you.  Anese and Bob also discuss the status of leadership in the U.S, today and how leaders are being developed.  Finally, Anese gives an interesting formulation on what it takes to be a leader.  She talks about "filling the container," for both others and ourselves to reach the leadership potential we all have.  This is a podcast with a lot of value for listeners looking to expand their leadership abilities.

 

 

May 30, 2016

The Director of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University joins AQQOLADE's LearnChair Radio host Bob Dragone to discuss Doerr's groundbreaking program to give leadership development to all Rice students.  As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice University aspires to pathbreaking research, unsurpassed teaching and contributions to the betterment of our world. It seeks to fulfill this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.  Dr. Kolditz explains how the Institute through certified leadership coaches helps develop the leadership potential of all of Rice's students beginning at the sophomore level.  The program has been in existence for one year, and Dr. Kolditz describes what the Institute has learned in that time and where it plans to go in the future.  Finally, Dr. Kolditz gives valuable insights on what it takes to be a leader.

Apr 12, 2016

Joan Stewart, The Publicity Hound, talks to LearnChair Radio host Bob Dragone about the benefits of free publicity. As a former newspaper editor, Joan quickly learned the value of publicity and how best to use it.  She emphasizes the value of free publicity and the importance of adding content to media to spark interest and increase followers. Joan discusses her methods and gives two examples of successful media campaigns based on gaining access to the front page of the Wall Street Journal.  She discusses publicity in terms of the current presidential campaign, particularly to dispel the notion that there is no such thing as bad publicity.  Finally, Joan gives her opinion to the question of what characteristics a good leader should possess.   Her belief that good leaders depend upon their people for advice and expertise is particularly worth noting.

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