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
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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.
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.