How Leaders Can Succeed in The New Era of Connection

How Leaders Can Succeed in The New Era of Connection - Michelle K. Johnston - Elena Paweta

You’re standing in the middle of a big bounce inflatable. The other people inside begin jumping. If you don’t join in and sync up with the movement, you’re going to fall flat on your face.

I first started deconstructing Team Connection about five years ago, when I began writing my first book, The Seismic Shift in Leadership.

I interviewed top leaders around the world to uncover what accelerates connection and what tears it down.

Now I’m borderline obsessed! And I’m constantly trying to figure out ways to help leaders build Cultures of Connection that outperform their competition, even in tough financial times.

Here’s what I’ve learned…

Top accelerators:

🌟Show interest in your people, both personally and professionally

🌟Listen more than you talk: Ask questions; Find commonality; Build bridges

🌟Empower your people to figure out solutions to tough problems

🌟Make it ok if they make mistakes while taking risks to innovate

Now here are two ways you can quickly tear down a culture of connection, so don’t do them.


✋Not holding your people accountable.

Times change and footing shifts. It’s important to remember that what once worked doesn’t always work, and adapting to your environment is the only way to be successful. By connecting with yourself and your team in different ways, you can drive results in this new era of connection.

In this episode of IDEAS+LEADERS with Dr. Elena Paweta, Dr. Michelle K. Johnston, author of The Seismic Shift in Leadership, discusses the shift in leadership and the new era of connection.

The IDEAS+LEADERS podcast, hosted by Dr. Elena Paweta, is a weekly series of interviews where business leaders and entrepreneurs share insight on business communication, leadership and building relationships. If you want to progress in your career, become more charismatic and impactful leader, or just want to hear advice from top business leaders, this is the podcast for you.

Dr. Elena Paweta is a business communication and public speaking coach. As a TEDx organizer, she has been coaching top speakers who achieved over 1 million views of their talks. Now she is lecturing at leading business schools and working with managers and CEOs on their business presentations.