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.
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.
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.