In this Expert Insight Interview, Dr. Risa Ryger discusses how to become the leader of “now” using Disruptive Self-Ownership. Dr. Risa Ryger is a clinical psychologist, international speaker, and entrepreneur. She is the founder of 93% Consulting, the creator of Disruptive Self-Ownership, and has served on the Advisory Council on Mindfulness Without Borders. Dr. Risa teaches individuals and leaders how to deliver assertive communication authentically, helps clients learn to self-manage, lead purposefully and intentionally and optimize their performance so that they can be seen, heard, and valued.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- What leaders need to do to increase their authenticity, credibility, and trust
- How the organizational structure has shifted over the past couple of years
- The ever-growing need for human connection in the workplace
Upping Your Game
People’s lives have changed profoundly in the recent period, and when this happens, it also affects the workspace. So, what do leaders need to bring forth to get on the mark to deliver to their teams?
It all comes down to three things — leaders need to up their authenticity, credibility, and trust. This is what people are looking for in their leaders now.
Shifting Organizational Structures
We’re coming out of very traditional organizational structures; unfortunately, many still think in those terms. This organizational structure started changing even before the pandemic, but everything was kicked into high gear in the past couple of years.
All of this means that, as a leader, you cannot possibly communicate with your employees and teams in the same way you used to. Creating touchpoints with people who are in a variety of different situations has become a massive challenge for leaders.
Another critical thing to focus on is that our boundaries have shifted so much over the past couple of years. We have all been in a Zoom meeting with someone only to see their kid or pet coming through the frame in the background.
So, these “business” boundaries we used to have are not so strict and rigid anymore, and there’s more need for humanity and connection. And because we spend so much of our waking lives working, we need to find these human connections in our work lives, especially now, when we are at our loneliest.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.