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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