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24: Listen, Understand, Communicate, Repeat, featuring Kevin Sharer, Shantanu Agrawal, M.D., Adam Bryant, and Marisa Porges, Ph.D

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24: Listen, Understand, Communicate, Repeat, featuring Kevin Sharer, Shantanu Agrawal, M.D., Adam Bryant, and Marisa Porges, Ph.D

In this special episode, we bring together four special guests from this season to discuss the importance of soft skills in leadership. Join the conversation to hear about how listening…
August 26, 2021

24: Listen, Understand, Communicate, Repeat, featuring Kevin Sharer, Shantanu Agrawal, M.D., Adam Bryant, and Marisa Porges, Ph.D

In Episode 24: 

For this special mash-up episode we dive into interpersonal skills: what they are and how they can make you a better leader. We hear clips from four speakers who hold unique leadership backgrounds across health and other industries. This episode focuses on the particular skills of listening, communication, and teamwork. These skills are necessary for up-and-coming leaders, and they can be further developed at any leadership stage. 

Key Insights: 

  • Listening as an Art Form. Kevin Sharer, former Chairman and CEO, Amgen and co-author of “The CEO Test,” describes how he learned that he needed to be a better listener. (2:45) 
  • Hearing the Team. Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, Chief Health Officer, Anthem, touches on how listening guides leaders when they take on new roles. (5:07) 
  • Simplifying the complex. Listen to Adam Bryant, journalist, Managing Director, The ExCo group and co-author of “The CEO Test,” discuss how to be a better communicator. (6:42) 
  •  Empowering Yourself and Others. Marisa Porges, Ph.D., Head of School, The Baldwin School and author of “What Girls Need,” discusses how leadership principles influence teamwork. (8:41)

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