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Part 2: Close Up Radio Welcomes Back Dr. Wanda J. Campbell of Cultivare

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COLUMBIA, MD - Wanda is an exceptional Executive Coach with a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Prior to becoming a coach, Wanda spent 14 years directing a nationwide employment testing program for the electric utility industry. During this time, she had the opportunity to experience first-hand the benefits associated with creating a culture of engagement. 

Wanda’s objective as an executive coach is to transform the workplace by helping STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine) leaders develop a culture of engagement. This begins by creating a psychologically safe work environment and earning the trust of their staff. Author Simon Sinek says, “Trust has two dimensions: competence and integrity. We will forgive mistakes of competence. Mistakes of integrity are harder to overcome.” 

A culture of engagement is not a “one-and-done” endeavor. The culture is developed and maintained by what the leader “rewards, punishes, and permits.” These actions establish the ground rules for the unit or department. During the interview, as in her executive coaching, Wanda will cover those leadership behaviors that are most effective in developing a culture of engagement. One of the best kept secrets of a culture of engagement is that it is also the easiest way to manage. 

If a culture of engagement is so powerful and makes leadership easy, why does it occur so rarely? The reason is that there are many obstacles that stand in our way as leaders – some of which we are unaware. For example, there are limits in our ability to process information. Furthermore, some common beliefs regarding leadership are flawed.

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