Connection Drives Results

Connection
Drives
Results

About Michelle

Dr. Michelle K. Johnston is a management professor, executive coach, and leadership expert who serves as the Gaston Chair of Business at Loyola University New Orleans.

Michelle’s first book, The Seismic Shift in Leadership, is an Amazon bestseller and details the need for leaders to shift from a command and control leadership style to one that focuses on connection. Why? Because Connection drives long-lasting results.

She was recently named one of the most influential New Orleanians, a top 500 business leader, and a Woman of the Year by CityBusiness.

Michelle is a celebrated keynote speaker presenting at conferences and events nationwide. She received her Ph.D. in Communication from Louisiana State University and was named to the prestigious 100 Coaches group, which consists of the top executive coaches worldwide.

She lives in her beloved city of New Orleans, Louisiana, with her daughter, Elizabeth.

The Seismic Shift in Leadership:
How to Thrive in a New Era of Connection

Today’s leaders need more than power and control to get the best from their teams; they need to connect.
Through a series of revealing interviews with 18 prominent leaders, Michelle K. Johnston shows how
leaders' ability to connect with themselves, their teams, and their organizations defines their ultimate success—or failure.

For fans of Brené Brown and Adam Grant, The Seismic Shift in Leadership is an essential read for all leaders
wanting to be more effective with their teams.

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How Has Leadership Changed?

Dr. Michelle K. Johnston discusses her new book The Seismic Shift in Leadership and
the new era of connection that is shaping the world in which we live, work, and play.

Old leadership characteristics
are becoming more and more obsolete.

Power, control, and fear
as leadership tools are part of a dying way of thinking.

A leader’s true power
now lies in their ability to connect. 

Authenticity, compassion, and alignment
are the new paths to leadership success.

How Has Leadership Changed?

Dr. Michelle K. Johnston discusses her new book The Seismic Shift in Leadership and the new era of connection that is shaping the world in which we live, work, and play.

Old leadership characteristics
are becoming more and more obsolete.

Power, control, and fear
as leadership tools are part of a dying way of thinking.

A leader’s true power
now lies in their ability to connect. 

Authenticity, compassion, and alignment
are the new paths to leadership success.

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