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The Strategy Skills Podcast: Management Consulting | Strategy, Operations & Implementation | Critical Thinking

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Nov 17, 2021

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 191, an episode with a highly regarded lecturer, Carole Robin. Get Carole’s book here:

Carole Robin, Ph.D. was known as the Queen of Touchy Feely and received the MBA Distinguished Teaching Award and the Silver Apple award for contributions to alumni programming. She was the Dorothy J. King Lecturer in Leadership at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business where she helped to further develop the Interpersonal Dynamics Course including co-developing the Executive version. She also became the Director of the Arbuckle Leadership Fellows Program. When she retired in 2017, a scholarship was established in her name. Subsequently, she co-founded Leaders in Tech, a nonprofit which brings two decades of lessons to Silicon Valley startups.

Carole was a partner in an international consulting firm and a senior manager in a Fortune 500 company. She has provided executive coaching, leadership development and executive team building to a wide range of business, government, and nonprofit clients ranging in size from startups to global and Fortune 500 organizations and is currently an advisor on several boards. She is the recipient of two Congressional Awards for Community Service.

In this episode, Carole discussed more about “Touchy Feely” and the importance of connecting to people and how it greatly affects an individual real time, or in the future.

CONNECT: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues. Carole Robin & David Bradford:

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