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What's Next! with Tiffani Bova

Oct 20, 2022

Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.  

Amidst the new digital culture of remote working and Zoom meeting, employees have reported that the workplace feels more distant and less connected – and business leaders agree. Ultimately, the general consensus amongst leaders is that our #1 need is human connection. To show us how to find that connection, executive coach and leadership expert Dr. Michelle K. Johnston helps us spot the business and leadership need for authenticity, empathy, and connection in the new working world. 

Dr. Michelle K Johnston is a management professor, executive coach, and leadership expert helping leaders to get the results they need through meaningfully connecting with their people. 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. Connection drives results! 

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 Coachs 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. “The Seismic Shift in Leadership” is her first book, and an Amazon bestseller. 


THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR…  leaders who want to heighten their financial performance by creating more meaningful connections. 


TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… there is a consensus among leaders that connection is an important component of workplace success, but they don’t necessarily know how to implement practices that would support connectivity. Working first on authenticity, compassion, and alignment to support business strategies and your people.


WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST Dr. Johnston believes that collaboration and compassion go a long way in finding your authentic voice and creating meaningful connections, which helps align yourself with your team and your company. 

Running time: 33:36

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Dr. Johnston’s Book: 

The Seismic Shift in Leadership