Connection and communication are the keys.
Being a leader today takes many qualities but at their core good, effective leaders have the ability to genuinely connect and communicate. People believe in and will fight for those who build sincere relationships grounded in authenticity.
Seismic shifts can be jarring for some. It’s a break from the way things were done, and things being “different” or facing the “unknown” can be scary. What is unique about this particular situation with leadership, and calming for those who are unsure of themselves, is the shift is to things that are the core of human existence. Connection and communication are key to survival and thriving in both life and leadership.
In this episode of Leadership Now with Dan Pontefract, Dr. Michelle K. Johnston discusses her book, The Seismic Shift in Leadership, as well as all aspects of connection and communication.
Leadership Now is a podcast that explores all aspects of leadership, organizational culture, purpose, and professional development.
Dan Pontefract is an award-winning author, leadership strategist, and culture change expert. He is the best-selling author of four books: LEAD. CARE. WIN., OPEN TO THINK, THE PURPOSE EFFECT, and FLAT ARMY. A renowned speaker, Dan has presented at four different TED events and also writes for Forbes and Harvard Business Review. Dan is an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business, and has garnered more than 20 industry awards over his career.