Tue Jul, 2008 by Derek Mehraban
Rob also organizes CEO Connect for CEO’s who come out and have monthly breakfast meetings to discuss their companies and ways to grow their businesses.
Rob answers the questions of how people reach their full potential as leaders. Rob also discusses his new book Balanced Leadership: Making a Difference In Work, Family, Health, Community and Value. Professional speaker and coach Rob Pasick gives you some great coaching right on the Digital Bus Podcast.
More on Rob:
Robert Pasick Ph.D, is a Clinical and Organizational Psychologist and Executive Coach. Since earning his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1975 in Clinical Psychology and Public Practice he has provided leadership development services through teaching, coaching, speaking, and writing. He is currently the President of Leaders Connect and a Faculty Affiliate at the William Davidson Institute at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Podcast Questions Rob Pasick:
1. Tell me about yourself and what you do? Trained as a psychologist. Executive coaching. Business leaders together – Leaders Connect, guest speakers to lead discussions about problems leaders encounter. Ann Arbor large university crowd, business professors from UM & Eastern. CEO Connect, people running companies – monthly breakfast series, people talk about what they’re doing. Opportunity for business leaders to learn from eachother.
2. What path did you take to get to where you are today? Fascinated by concept of leadership, and how we become leaders. 1963 Rob got into leadership at his high school in Ferndale, Michigan during the race riots. Bringing diverse groups together in Ferndale High School. How do people become leaders? Are you born with it?
3. You deal with leaders and CEO’s all the time – can you tell me what makes a good leader? Are leaders born or made? We are all born with traits that can be adapted to leadership. Do things that make people want to follow you.
1. Leaders are people who are followed by other people.
2. What is your core strength? Leverage your strength and select activities and jobs that maximize their strengths.
3. Get the right people on your bus first, get them in the right seats second, then figure out where you’re going… Good to Great.
4. How can people work to become better leaders in their personal or business lives? Take an honest look at yourself. Our self perception is not our most accurate perception. Help them get feedback from people who know them well. Create an email – I’m working on self improvement – where do you see me as my very best? People often don’t appreciate their strengths. We all have blind spots – what are they? Where have I failed before in my life? People keep falling into the same hole in their lives. Rob is writing a book called Balanced Leadership. Accountability group.
5. Has the web changed the way you or your clients are doing business today? Use the web to promote activities. Some is still too complicated to bring people along for the baby boomers. Get a lot of business through the web. Some major clients have found Rob through the internet. www.leadersconnect.com
6. What advice do you have for young people coming into business today – how can they achieve their dreams? Write down their goals and dreams. Start w/ short term goals, and put someplace you’re gonna see it often. Keep your goals small to start, then grow. Write down long term goals or dreams. What would success be like for you? Share that with somebody, get out and tell people about it. Ask for what you want, because you never know what’s gonna happen. It may just work out. Be bold in what you ask for, and follow up on it. Stick to it. Stay with people who will support you.
7. You are a leading edge boomer, so I have to ask – how have you embraced digital? How has your journey been to a digital world and web 2.0? It’s been challenging, typing is so important. Likes new things, forced himself to use the technology. Self published new book – David Crumm Media. Spiritual in nature.