040: How to Thrive in a New Era of Connection with Dr. Michelle K. Johnston

Over the past few years, there’s been a noticeable shift in how leadership is defined and realized. Leaders who have previously relied on an authoritarian ‘command and control’ style are learning that a fear-based approach is no longer acceptable in today’s organizational culture. Instead, research and collected data indicate that high performance is achieved when a leader brings authenticity and integrity to the table, and fosters genuine connection with their team and their organization.

For episode # 40 of my podcast, the World Class Leaders Show, I was honored to host Dr. Michelle Johnston, who holds the Gaston Chair of Business at Loyola University in New Orleans. An executive coach with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Johnston is a celebrated keynote speaker, presenting at conferences and events nationwide. She received her Ph.D in Communication from Louisiana State University, and she was named to the prestigious 100 Coaches group. Dr. Johnston is the author of the best-selling book, “The Seismic Shift in Leadership”.

Particularly for leaders aiming for C-Suite roles, having meaningful and mindful relationships with their teams will amplify inspiration and motivation, build collaboration, and, ultimately, catalyze better performance across their organization.

By listening to this episode, you will learn about:

  1. The ‘Mask of Perfection’ – the danger in adopting an inauthentic professional persona.
  2. Owning your story to fuel accelerated performance.
  3. The importance of building and showing empathy in the ‘Zoom Age’.

For access to resources and to learn more about Dr. Johnston’s work, visit her website at https://michellekjohnston.com/.

For more information about my work with leaders and organizations, to subscribe to my weekly newsletter, or to take a free assessment of your leadership level, please drop me an email at [email protected], or go to my website at https://www.andreapetrone.com/.

Read the article related to this podcast: https://www.andreapetrone.com/how-to-thrive-in-a-new-era-of-connection-article/

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