STANDARD DEVIATIONS PODCAST: Dr. Randall Stutman – A Behavioral Approach to Leadership


This week on Standard Deviations with Dr. Daniel Crosby, Dr. Crosby is joined by Dr. Randall Stutman. 

Dr. Randall Stutman is a leadership scientist dedicated to exploring the behaviors and routines of extraordinary leaders. Goldman Sachs called him the most experienced coach on Wall Street, having served as an advisor to thousands of executives and hundreds of CEOs. He’s the founder of the Admired Leadership Institute and the author of the award winning book, “Working Through Conflict.”

Tune in to hear:

  • Why does Dr. Stutman use a behavioral, rather than a psychological, approach to leadership? What are the differences between these two approaches?
  • What are some of the common qualities shared by many of the world’s best leaders? Also, were any of these particularly surprising or unexpected?
  • What role does admiration play in effective leadership?
  • How do great leaders strike a balance between adhering to first principles while also flexing when contextually appropriate?
  • What do leaders who engender great followership have in common? Did any of this particularly stand out to Dr. Stutman?
  • When we think of leaders who drive results, our caricature is perhaps that they are hard nosed and detail oriented. Is this often the case, or are many results focused leaders quite different from this caricature? If so, what qualities do they often have?
  • What advice would Dr. Stutman give to financial advisors who want to go at it alone for their personal investment portfolio?
  • What tips does Dr. Stutman have for picking out admired leaders in an interview process?

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Educated at Brigham Young and Emory Universities, Dr. Daniel Crosby, the personality behind STANDARD DEVIATIONS podcast, is a psychologist and behavioral finance expert who helps organizations understand the intersection of mind and markets.

Dr. Crosby’s first book, Personal Benchmark: Integrating Behavioral Finance and Investment Management, was a New York Times bestseller. His second book, The Laws of Wealth, was named the best investment book of 2017 by the Axiom Business Book Awards and has been translated into Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and German. His latest work, The Behavioral Investor, is an in-depth look at how sociology, psychology and neurology all impact investment decision-making.