101: The Dismal Truth about University Student Leadership Programs

101: The Dismal Truth about University Student Leadership Programs

Most universities have a mission statement about developing student leaders. But very few result in graduates with the leadership skills needed for their first job. Find out why in this interview with Libby Gill. Libby and I discuss her new book, Leadership Reckoning: Can Higher Education Develop the Leaders We Need?, which she co-authored with Dr. Tom Kolditz, Director of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University.

Libby is the former head of communications for Sony, Universal, and Turner Broadcasting. Today Libby is an executive coach, leadership expert, and award-winning author. She guides emerging and established leaders to clarify the next level of their work and life, then guides them to get there.

You’ll discover:

  • The disappointing discovery that caused Bill Doerr to establish the Doerr Institute for New Leaders
  • Why most university leadership programs for students don’t produce leaders
  • The First Principles of the Doerr Institute that are the basis of everything they do
  • How to measure the effectiveness of every aspect of a leadership program
  • Why graduates of the Doerr Institute are actively recruited by Chief Human Resource Officers

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044: How to Be a Hope-Driven Leader

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Strong for Performance Podcast

 

What does it mean to create hope in yourself and others? My guest Libby Gill wrote an entire book about this fascinating topic. In this excellent interview, Libby brings to life the concepts in her book, The Hope-Driven Leader: Harness the Power of Positivity at Work, with examples of leaders who are the shapers of hope-driven cultures. Libby is an executive coach, leadership expert and award-winning author. She’s also been in the trenches as the former head of communications at media giants Sony, Universal, and Turner Broadcasting.

You’ll discover:

  • Why hope and hopefulness are critical components of a healthy corporate culture
  • How a servant leadership attitude helps shape a culture of hope
  • The essential factors needed for team communication to be effective
  • The 4 attributes that employees cite most often about leaders who contributed significantly to their lives

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