The best leaders are always learning. They are curious. They seek to better understand. That hunger to constantly grow is crucial in order to lead at the highest level, and a focus on relationships is a critical part of that. In this podcast episode, Studer Education coach, Dr. Melissa Matarazzo, weighs in on this topic, sharing the valuable lessons she has learned as a coach while supporting leaders and partners around the country. Her approach focuses on aligning powerful leader development with effective systems of internal accountability. Listen as Melissa reflects on key lessons she has learned over the years—and how those can help today's leaders lead at the next level.
This episode addresses questions, such as:
How can leaders establish connections with new employees and begin to start building strong relationships?
What is something leaders should not miss when it comes to relationships with their people?
What are the hallmarks of the best leaders you have worked with over the years?
Respect Multiple Perspectives
“One the biggest things I’ve learned is it’s okay not to have all the answers. Early in my career, I thought I had to have the solution to every single problem or challenge leaders face. I’ve begun to see leadership and coaching more as helping people find the right answer for them, which has helped me let go of the sense that there is one right way and increased my openness to thinking about multiple paths to the outcome or the solution that people are working toward.”