Host: Betsy Myers
Why is it that some people challenge and motivate us to rise to our best abilities, while others seem to drain our energy and spirit? What is that particular quality certain people have that causes those around them to engage fully and feel connected? Advanced degrees, years of experience, and important titles or access to power do not guarantee that you will be a successful leader. To get results, leaders must draw their effectiveness less from what they know or what power they wield and more from how they make the people around them feel. This podcast engages leaders who embrace a new leadership model. They recognize that workers who are valued for their unique talents and traits flourish in a supportive environment. Listen in each week for stories from the front lines of leadership right here on Take the Lead.
Take The Lead with Betsy Myers
Betsy Myers is the founding director of the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University. A leadership expert, author and advocate, she speaks and leads workshops around the world on the changing nature of leadership and women’s leadership. Her book Take the Lead, Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You, was released in September 2011 and named Washington Post’s best leadership book that year.
Myers’ experience spans the corporate, political and higher education arena. As executive director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government from 2003-2007, she focused the center’s teaching and research around personal leadership and the fully integrated person.
Senior adviser to two U.S. presidents, Myers was the chief operating officer and chair of Women for Obama for President Obama’s 2008 national presidential campaign. During the Clinton Administration, Myers launched and was the first director of the White House Office for Women’s Initiatives and Outreach. She also served as the director of the Office of Women’s Business Ownership at the U.S. Small Business Administration.
She lives in Boston, MA with her husband and young daughter.