How Connection Drives Results with Dr. Michelle K. Johnston

For this month’s Inspirational Leadership Podcast I spoke with Dr. Michelle K. Johnston, who’s a management professor, executive coach, and leadership expert helping leaders achieve results through meaningful connection. She is an award-winning professor studying leadership and business communication, and her research has shown a clear link between a team’s effective communication and its positive financial performance.

Michelle 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, which consists of the top executive coaches around the world.

Michelle serves as the Gaston Chair of Business at Loyola University New Orleans where she teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs in the College of Business. She lives in her beloved city of New Orleans, Louisiana, with her daughter, Elizabeth. The Seismic Shift in Leadership is her first book.

Here are some of the topics we discussed:

  • How to lead with compassion and show that you care
  • Why too many leaders are actually creating a culture of fear
  • How being disconnected from yourself impacts trust with others
  • Learning how to let go of the mask of perfection
  • Why you need to stop hiding pieces of yourself and share your story
  • How to create connection with employees in a virtual environment
  • Why the biggest leaps in growth come from uncomfortable situations
  • How leadership coaching helps organizations to retain their top performers
  • Evaluating if you are creating meaningful connection: Do your people feel seen, heard, valued and appreciated?

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