Michelle K. Johnston makes a persuasive case for the power of connection. In the past, exercising direct power and giving commands may have defined leadership. That no longer works. The best leaders succeed by connecting with their teams, empathizing and honestly being themselves. Driving for perfection or trying to project an image of perfection and demanding the same of your team raise stress levels. That is not conducive to the teamwork necessary for organizational success. Johnston’s advice will aid any leader who needs to motivate others, from team captains to CEOs.
About the Author
Dr. Michelle K. Johnston, the Gaston Chair of Business at Loyola University New Orleans, is a management professor, executive coach and leadership expert. She is a member of the 100 Coaches group, a worldwide organization of executive coaches.
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1 year ago"Women may be particularly at risk for perfectionism and reluctant to admit weakness or error. Self deprecation shows your vulnerability and builds connection, but use it only in the context of activities that
don’t make or break your job success, such as hobbies."
yikes. i want to assume that this is a bad summary moment and not an actual chapter in a book about leadership talking about women using self deprecation as a "leadership tool to build connection" and being told to leave emotions to their hobbies. :s
1 year agoWow, I agree with you. A couple of subtle yet explicit bullet points that make me suggest a seísmic shift in gender biased.
1 year agoGreat fully recommend it