Today Chris is talking with Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D., the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology and former Director of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College. Dr. Riggio is a social/personality psychologist and leadership scholar with more than a dozen authored or edited books and more than 150 articles/book chapters. His research interests are in leadership and organizational communication, particularly leader nonverbal communication, and emotional competence.  He is part of the Fullerton Longitudinal Study that is examining leadership development across the lifespan (beginning at 1 year of age and continuing through adulthood).   

 [Sept 12th, 2022] 


Ep. 178 – Human Element Series – Become a Transformational Charismatic Leader with Dr. Ron Riggio

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Show Notes

00:00 – Intro  

00:20 – Intro Links 

03:02 – Dr. Ron Riggio Intro 

04:13 – How did you become a professor of leadership? 

07:41 – What year did you start focusing on charisma? 

09:16 – The importance of charisma for leadership 

12:49 – How does one learn to develop personal charisma? 

15:27 – How important is getting gestures right? 

18:22 – The benefits of showing emotional expressions 

21:41 – Dynamic Attractiveness 

23:45 – What can I do to become a better leader? 

26:51 – Transformational Leadership 

28:34 – Leaders need to know their followers 

29:41 – How do you lead at scale? 

32:42 – Developing leadership capacity in others 

35:44 – The attraction to the “Strong Man” 

40:11 – Spare the rod 

44:16 – Who do you consider your biggest mentors? 

47:04 – Book Recommendations: 

50:58 – Find Dr. Riggio on the web 

51:54 – Guest Wrap Up 

52:28 – Outro