Mar
05

BlogTalkRadio broadcast March 9: Where Have All The Leaders Gone?

by  Mary C. Schaefer  |  Leadership Development

You are invited…to an upcoming LeadChange Group BlogTalk Radio panel discussion.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 9, 3-4pm ET for the topic of:

Character-Based Leadership: Where Did it Go and How do We Get it Back?

Whether you are a leadership consultant, HR professional or peer manager, you are in a position to influence leaders. Sometimes our priorities differ from these leaders regarding treatment of the human beings who are their constituents (i.e. Human resources).  Other times they lack self-awareness or “emotional intelligence.”

Let’s discuss how we got here and how we can influence others toward a character-based approach to leadership.

Our panelists, Tara Alemany, Shawn Murphy and John Ikeda and I will discuss questions such as:

  • What is your observation in leaders – aware and desiring to be character-based or not?
  • What is your opinion how/why this happened?
  • What have you found that has worked to influence leaders positively toward a more character-based approach?
  • What more can we do?

I would like to have an open discussion on what our community has experienced. To paraphrase Mike Henry (founder, Lead Change Group), “I believe a shared experience, story-based approach is best because we’re going to be talking to people who are experiencing the same tension (as described in Mary’s story below). We all have a need to share the challenges we’re having advancing the cause [toward more character-based leadership].”

We will also be taking questions and comments from listeners, so if you have something you want to say, be sure to tune in real-time or call (646) 721-9815 to talk live.

Backstory: As an example, I had a client I was coaching on his approach to employees who were not performing to his standards. He paid a price for impacting them to the point they felt abused and humiliated. I agreed with this when he told me his side of this story. I presented this to him and he accepted that. I asked him how he wanted to think of himself after those type of interactions with employees. Long silence. He said he had never thought of it that way.

I don’t know about you, but I want to know what happened to a desire to want to be a good leader – a good person – for it’s own sake, and how we can influence others better and faster to rise to the occasion in their roles as leaders and fellow human beings. Let’s talk about it March 9.

Update: Here’s a direct link to play back the recording.

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About The Author

Articles By mary-schaefer
As a coach, trainer & consultant, Mary’s Schaefer’s expertise is in helping managers & employees conquer their dread about difficult conversations, to go into them feeling equipped and confident. Mary’s mission, personally and professionally, is to create work cultures where organizations and human beings can both thrive. Mary is a former HR manager, holds a Master’s degree in HR and is a certified HR professional.  »  View Profile

What People Are Saying

Mary C Schaefer  |  10 Mar 2011  |  Reply

I just wanted to take a moment and thank our panelists again. Here’s what I got from their final thoughts that they shared in our radio broadcast yesterday;

John – Intrigued by thought of “mechanisms” for bringing people together, connecting with constituents and leadning

Tara – Loved her quote – she was reminded “Being a character-based leader is a daily decision”

Shawn – If the question is “Where have all the leaders gone(?), I don’t think we really have to look far.

Inspirational. Thank you panelists, and thank you again Mike for running the show in the background Our apologies for technical difficulties. We are still learning.

Mike Henry  |  12 Mar 2011  |  Reply

I just added a link to the recording. So if you didn’t get to listen live to the show, check it out. Great contributions by Mary Schaefer, Tara Alemany, John Ikeda, and Shawn Murphy.

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