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Confidence and leadership with Dr. Murat Kristal

  • By Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP
  • September 22, 2022
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In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Murat Kristal, an Associate Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems at the Schulich School of Business at York University. Diana and Murat begin by exploring the ways confidence can be defined. They continue their discussion by examining the importance of one’s vantage point, whether entry-level employee or CEO, on its impact on empathy. They conclude their discussion by looking at how leaders may empower, offer freedom, and build trust with their teams using a “whole person” approach.

Today’s Selected Questions

  1. How do you define confidence?
  2. How does success leading others look like to you?
  3. Where have you seen or experienced empathy in your career?

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Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

Diana Kawarsky is President of The Soft Skills Group Inc. She is a senior training and development professional with over 20 years of experience in the delivery, design & consulting with Fortune 500 companies, Universities & Colleges in Canada, the USA, Europe, and Asia. Diana is a Certified Coaching Professional (CCP) working one-on-one, in-person and remotely, building individual success skills. She also holds an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies. She is the author of two well-reviewed books: Soft Skills Volume 1 and The Soft Cs. In 2021 Diana attained the rank of #26 in Global Gurus’ “Top 30” in the Communication category. Top 30 Gurus, in their respective categories, are the “Cream of the Crop”, the World’s Top 30 most influential Professionals Speakers, Trainers and Consultants in their areas.